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27th Annual

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Palm Springs, California

Saturday, December 7, 2019
5:45 PM

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Web: PSFestivalOfLights.com

Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Producer
Phone: 408-629-2520

OR
Email: Jasmine Sullivan-Waits, Special Events Manager
Mail: Palm Springs Parks and Recreation, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-323-8276

If you're interested in entering your band in the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.
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Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade logo Celebrating its 27th year in 2019, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade is consistently rated one of the best local events in the Coachella Valley and a "top 10" holiday parade in the USA. Marching bands are an important part of the parade which features lighted floats, giant balloons, equestrian units, vintage autos and nationally recognized celebrities. Marching bands often match the spirit of the nighttime spectacle by performing holiday music and adorning their uniforms with lights.

The parade is becoming a destination for marching bands and draws groups from beyond the local area. The 2017 parade included seven international bands in the lineup in conjunction with the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) Championships which was held in Palm Springs the same week.

The 1.25-mile parade route travels up Palm Canyon Drive from Ramon Road to Tamarisk Road. A crowd of nearly 100,000 spectators lines the route each year.

The parade will be televised by KMIR, the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs. The parade will be shown live on Saturday evening and will also be rebroadcast on Sunday.

2019 Participating Bands

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Photos
• Brawley Union High School Wildcat Marching Band, Brawley, CA
• Cesar Chavez HS Marching Band & Colorguard, Stockton, CA
• Channel Island High School Raider Band, Oxnard, CA
• Coachella Valley High School Band, Thermal, CA
• Colony High School Titan Regiment, Ontario, CA
• Compton High School Band and Attached Units, Compton, CA
• Desert Mirage High School Mighty Scarlet Regiment Ram Band & Pageantry, Thermal, CA
• Heartbeat Music & Performing Arts Academy - Thunder Squad Drumline, San Diego, CA
• Indio High School Pride of the Desert Marching Band and Color Guard, Indio, CA
• Jurupa Valley High School Marching Band, Jurupa Valley, CA
• Palm Desert Charter Middle School Marching Panthers & Alumni, Palm Desert, CA
• Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe Band, Hemet, CA
• Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Marching Band and Visual Corps, Palm Desert, CA
• Rancho Mirage High School Rattler Regiment, Rancho Mirage, CA
• Raymond Cree Middle School Desert Treasure Marching Band & Visual Corps, Palm Springs, CA
• Skyhawks Marching Regiment - Summit High School, Fontana, CA
• Toro Canyon Middle School ASES Drumline, Thermal, CA
• Wilsonettes Drill Team and Drum Squad, Moreno Valley, CA


Future Dates

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Saturday, December 4, 2021
(Always held the first Saturday of December)

For More Information


Web: PSFestivalOfLights.com

Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Producer
Phone: 408-629-2520

OR
Email: Jasmine Sullivan-Waits, Special Events Manager
Mail: Palm Springs Parks and Recreation, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-323-8276

If you're interested in entering your band in the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Highlights Video