Petco Park • San Diego, CA • 12/28/21 5:00 P.M. PST

San Diego’s Biggest Holiday Party

Balloons and bands by the bay!

It’s America’s Largest Balloon Parade! The streets of downtown San Diego come alive with the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente! This exciting family event brings world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons. Street side viewing of the parade is free!

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Snapdragon Bowl Bash

The inaugural Snapdragon Bowl Bash is a time for fan and locals to gather in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego for FREE family fun, great food, live music and more!

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Concert benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital

Following the Battle of the Bands in the Gaslamp Quarter, the inaugural Snapdragon Bowl Bash and Concert benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital will take place in Gallagher Square at Petco Park.

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Don't Miss Official Tailgate Party

Fans will kick-off their evening of football and fun at the Technology Integration Group Tailgate Party taking place at Venue 808.

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Join the pregame celebration!

Back and with a different look, don’t miss the Dexcom Pregame Party located at Gallagher Square at Petco Park! It will feature interactive games, food, drinks and music in the open park area of Petco Park.

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Run before the game!

The 25th annual Holiday Bowl National Funding 5K Run/Walk takes place along San Diego’s beautiful harbor front. Athletes run past 100,000 cheering spectators.

America's Finest Bowl Experience

Find out how to be a part of this signature San Diego event between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the ACC and the Pac-12. Don’t miss the electrifying pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

Holiday Bowl News
Dec 07, 2021

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade Presented By Kaiser Permanente Set for December 28

America’s Largest Balloon Parade – the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente® will take place Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 10:00 a.m. on Harbor Drive along the North Embarcadero area of downtown San Diego.

Dec 05, 2021

NC State and UCLA To Meet In 43rd SDCCU Holiday Bowl

The UCLA Bruins (8-4) from the Pac-12 Conference and the 18th-ranked NC State Wolfpack (9-3) from the ACC have accepted invitations to play in the 43rd annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl.

Nov 24, 2021

Holiday Bowl Festivities get started Downtown with 80s Music Festival

Four iconic music acts of the 1980s will be on stage at Gallagher Square inside Petco Park as part of the Bowl Week festivities for the annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.

Our Partners

Sadly we are announcing that the 2021 SDCCU Holiday Bowl is cancelled. We worked closely with Boo Corrigan and the fantastic NC State Athletics staff to try and find a replacement team for UCLA, but were unable to do so.  We are especially heartbroken for our RedCoat and RedShirt volunteers and staff who spent so much time and effort into planning an incredible festival of events, culminating in a premier bowl game. We are so lucky to have tremendous relationships with our title sponsors – San Diego County Credit Union, FOX Sports, our civic and other sponsor partners and, of course, our fans.  We also want to acknowledge and thank the San Diego Padres and the Petco Park staff for taking us in and transforming the ballpark into a world-class football facility.

We look forward to coming back in 2022 and putting on one heck of a show!

- Mark Neville, CEO
- Bob Bolinger, 2021 President