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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl. Celebrating 40 years

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ThursdayDecember 28, 2017 6:00 p.m. PSTOn FS1

WSU Bowl game

Travel Package




Wednesday, December 27

WSU Cougar Coach’s Radio Show

  • Time: TBD

The WSU Cougar Coach’s Radio Show will be held at Social Tap at 815 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Join Coug fans and hear from the WSU football coaching and athletic department staff staff while you grab a bite to eat.

Battle of the Bands and Nation Funding Kickoff Luncheon

  • Time: 11:00 a.m. Battle of the Bands, 12:00 p.m. Kick-off Luncheon
  • Tickets: $65 each; tables of 8 are $650 (tables include 8 seats for your guests and 2 seats for the players unless otherwise requested)

The Kickoff Luncheon will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt downtown and will feature a battle of the university bands at 11 a.m. The noon luncheon features both teams, coaches, bands, awards and Fox Sports hosts. You may opt to sit with a player from your football team!


WSU President’s Welcome

  • Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Please join WSU President Kirk Schulz for a special Holiday Bowl Welcome Reception! Celebratory beverages and hearty appetizers will be provided at the Marriott Marquis’ Pacific Ballroom. The cost is $40 per adult, $25 per child age 6–12, and free for children 5 and under.

Holiday Bowl Marching Band Showcase

  • Time: 6:00 p.m.

For the second year, this event will take place at the Horton Plaza Amphitheater. The Washington State and Michigan State Bands will play for free to all fans. More information about the event:

Band Showcase

Thursday, December 28

Solar Turbines 5K Run/Walk

  • Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Bib Pick Up

The 23rd annual Solar Turbines 5K at the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade will take place along San Diego’s beautiful harbor front, starting on the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash St. and finishing near Ruocco Park. Athletes will run past 100,000 cheering spectators. Runners can watch the remainder of the parade that features colorful floats, bands and huge inflatable characters at the Fun at the Finish, for the post-race party, near Tuna Harbor Park. There will be live music, and lots of extra munchies including muffins, bagels, juice, fresh fruit and much more! Awards are three deep in all divisions.

5k Run

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade

  • Parade Time: 10:00 a.m.

Start off your day by showing your Cougar pride in America’s largest balloon parade! WSU Alumni and fans get to enjoy the unique privilege to march in the parade and wave Ol’ Crimson, the same flag that has made it to 206 straight ESPN Game Day appearances. The scenic, bay-side streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the 2017 Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade! As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons – more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will attend, along with a nationwide television audience. We can only have up to 200 people march with us, so be sure to secure your spot by signing up today!


SDCCU Holiday Bowl Pregame

Brought to you by the WSU Alumni Association and WSU Athletics

  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST
  • Location: San Diego County Credit Union Stadium
  • Cost: WSUAA or CAF members: $35, Non-members: $45, Kids 12 & Under: free
  • Menu: There will be multiple no-host bars, and food will be available for purchase from an array of food trucks.

The PreGame is the ultimate tailgate experience on gameday, and the official place to rally with other Cougs. You will be able to purchase drinks and food, shop for Cougar gear from The Bookie, take a selfie with Butch, enjoy lively music, and much more.

Pregame Tickets

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. Pre-game Show and 6:00 p.m. Kick-off

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and features heart-pounding performances by both university marching bands, spectacular pageantry, parachute jumpers and of course: The Big Flag, the football-field-size American Flag. Be sure to be in your seats 30 minutes before kick-off! The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Kick-off is at 6:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss this incredible match-up of Washington State and Michigan State. Get game tickets from WSU Athletics at Washington State is on the North Side and Michigan State on the South Side of the Stadium this year. Stick around for Fireworks at half-time and trophy presentation at the end of the game. This is a great opportunity to see your school up close!