Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade

presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Spirit of the Southwest 

When we talk about Spirit of the Southwest, we don't mean the ghost of a cowboy with a holster at his hip or a mirage of wild mustangs thundering across the McDowell Mountains. We're referring to The Spirit of the Southwest, the annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

Now in its 43rd year, the Parade will feature a wide variety of brightly-colored floats, magnificent helium balloons, equestrian units, specialty groups, charitable organizations and local celebrities. Families of the fallen Yarnell Hill Firefighters will lead the Parade through central Phoenix as this year's Grand Marshals. This event will also showcase the participants and winners of various Fiesta Bowl events, including participants in the Fiesta Bowl Band Championship, winners of the Fiesta Bowl Twirl-Pom-Cheer & Flag Championship and the Fiesta Bowl Queen & Court.

The Parade route traverses nearly two miles in central Phoenix. The event is free to the public with premium reserved seating available for $25. We extend a warm welcome to all visiting and local parade spectators and participants. Special thanks to the local community for hosting this event and to title sponsor Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation for continuing to cultivate The Spirit of the Southwest.

The Fiesta Bowl Parade made possible by:

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation US Airways
Arizona Ford Dealers Tostitos
Arizona Milk Producers  

Date TBD

11:00 a.m. MST

Central Phoenix

Free to public
Bleacher seating: $25
Reserved disabled seating: $10


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