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I learned something new today about downtown San Diego-we host America’s LARGEST balloon parade. Did you have any idea? The Big Bay Balloon Parade is a kickoff to the Holiday Bowl and this parade takes place on our very own Harbor Drive. The parade showcases marching bands, floats, drill teams and, of course, balloons!

With over 100,000 bayside spectators, this is a BIG event. Once the parade ends (oh, and there is a race beforehand), Broadway Pier hosts games, entertainment and a free Family Festival. Think Rock Wall, Field Goal Kick, Game Truck, carnival, Battle of the University Bands and don’t forget…crowds!

But, you should see for yourself whether those crowds are worth it to you. Check this here video out to get an idea about one of downtown San Diego’s claims to fame:

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