La Gran Fiesta Parade

La Gran Fiesta Parade will be held in conjunction with La Gran Fiesta event Downtown at Plaza de Las Cruces from Friday, September 21, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018.  La Gran Fiesta and La Gran Fiesta Parade promotes goodness by creating an inspiring contagious fun community happy event while giving to save lives and advocating for improved quality of life and health outcomes for the people of our community.

Parade Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Parade Fee:  $0

Staging:  1:00 to 2:25 p.m. – Please note:  Campo Street near Picacho Ave.  will be closed at 2:30 p.m.

Begins:  3:00 p.m. – Staging begins at 1:00 p.m. at City of Las Cruces City Hall east parking lots, 700 North Main Street, Las Cruces, NM  88001, next to Campo Street. Parade begins at 3:00 p.m.

Route:   The route is on Campo Street, beginning on Campo Street, near the north end of Campo Street, near Spruce Avenue.  Participants will travel south on Campo Street and destage at the US Bank parking lot, before reaching Amador Avenue.

Theme:  A Community that “Pays it Forward II”

La Gran Fiesta is a large scale community event and large scale cancer fundraiser that wholeheartedly is raising funds to go right back into the community helping the people of our community.  La Gran Fiesta has many events within the event and also has emphasis on people, food, culture, arts, outdoor entertainment and recreation, fun, family, southwest, quality of life, tourism, economic impact, goodwill and an emphasis to “pay it forward”.  Entry to the parade is free and we encourage community participation in this special community event.  We are also encouraging parade entries and our community to get involved in our La Gran Fiesta Jubilee of Life Walk, a walk to raise cancer awareness and money

to help our local cancer patients.  Another opportunity of involvement is our festivities at La Gran Fiesta at Plaza de Las Cruces.  La Gran Fiesta is CARE’s signature cancer fundraiser, one of the largest cancer fundraisers in the state of New Mexico benefitting residents recently diagnosed with any type of cancer and in treatment for their cancer.    We will acknowledge every parade entry.  We will also announce the trophy winners at Plaza de Las Cruces over the weekend.

Prizes:  Trophies will be given to:  1. LA GRAN FIESTA Best of Parade; 2. Most creative cancer theme float; 3. Most creative production presentation (music, dance, etc.) 4. Military – Veterans presentation;  5. Best school presentation (ex. marching bands, JROTC, organizations, sports teams, cheerleaders, etc.)

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND MAIL (or drop off) TO: Yoli Diaz, CARE – Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc.,118 S. Water Street, Las Cruces, NM  88001.  The completed PDF form may be emailed to:    The deadline to submit an entry form is Monday, September 17, 2018. Info/Questions:  575-649-0598.