by Ben Ennis
TAMPA, Fla. – The Outback Bowl highlights a special week going into the New Year for more than just the football players and their coaches.
Throughout the event the Bowl Staff provided unmatched pre and post game hospitality to attending media. There were several well coordinated events held for the teams and their fans at Clearwater Beach.
The participating high school bands and team college bands performed and were able to enjoy Busch Gardens Theme Park attractions and festivities. While the entire event was memorable, the highlight for us was the Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade.
The parade was a family friendly event that heightened anticipation for the football fans in attendance. Bands from both participating Outback Bowl football teams took part in the parade along with high school bands. Accompanied by floats the procession marched down 7th Avenue in eclectic Ybor City.
Below are some of the 2017-18 Outback Bowl Parade highlights.
Photos: Ben Ennis