Fiesta Bowl Opens Applications, Sets “Women in Sports” Theme for 2019 Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Cheez-It® - Fiesta Bowl | Fiesta Bowl

Fiesta Bowl Opens Applications, Sets “Women in Sports” Theme for 2019 Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Cheez-It®

Jul 30, 2019

Community groups invited to apply, participate and celebrate in December 28 parade

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Fiesta Bowl is now accepting applications for community groups to be an entry in the 2019 Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Cheez-It®. This year, the Parade will celebrate Women in Sports.

The Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade has been a staple of the Valley since its first edition in 1972. This year, the tradition continues at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, along its Central Phoenix route. Admission is free to the public with premium and reserved seating available for purchase. The spectacle will be broadcast live on 3TV with Scott Pasmore, Olivia Fierro, April Warnecke and Javier Soto, as well as on azfamily.com or on the 3TV News mobile app.

“The date for the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Cheez-It® is circled on the calendar for so many people around the state of Arizona,” said Mike Nealy, Executive Director of the Fiesta Bowl. “This year we are excited to honor the amazing women at all levels who have succeeded on their respective fields of play in sport. This will be a fantastic way to kick off our PlayStation Fiesta Bowl gameday.”

Every year, thousands of people from every walk of life come together to with floats, balloons, animals and more to join in on the pageantry. The Fiesta Bowl Parade invites and encourages groups to submit an application to participate in the parade. In order to participate, the application must be completed by September 20, 2019, to be eligible of the 2019 Fiesta Bowl Parade.

For more information about the event, the application process and to purchase tickets, please visit www.fiestabowl.org/events/fiesta-bowl-parade/.

“The Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Cheez-It® has established itself as one of Arizona’s signature community events,” said Patrick Barkley, Chairman of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors. “The Parade is special because of the diverse group of people that take part in the event every year. We encourage everyone to submit an application to be a part of the Fiesta Bowl Parade.”

The Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade will showcase a pageantry of brilliantly colored floats, giant balloons, equestrian units, charitable groups, local celebrities and marching bands that will make their way down the two-mile route through central Phoenix.

Groups from all corners of Arizona come together with the bands of the competing universities in the Play Station Fiesta Bowl and special guests from across the country to create unique displays, drive specialty cars, ride horses, march in bands and entertain more than 100,000 fans along the parade route.

The Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade will kick off PlayStation Fiesta Bowl game day, culminating in the 49th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, which serves as one of the College Football Playoff Semifinal games this year.

ABOUT FIESTA BOWL

The Fiesta Bowl is a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans. As a nonprofit organization, it believes in the importance of community outreach and service. Through charitable giving, the organization strives to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that contribute to the success of communities through youth, sports and education. Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl has worked to increase its footprint across the state and work to benefit Arizonans year-round, during and outside of bowl season.