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25th Annual

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Palm Springs, California

Saturday, December 2, 2017
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 25th year in 2017, 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. In 2017 the parade includes seven international bands in the lineup in conjunction with the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) Championships which will be 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.

New for 2017, 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.

2017 Participating Bands

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Photos
• Cielo Vista Charter School Marching Band, Palm Springs, CA
• Coachella Valley High School Mighty Arabs Band, Thermal, CA
• Colony High School Titan Regiment, CA
• Desert Hot Springs High School Band, Desert Hot Springs, CA
• Desert Mirage High School Band, Thermal, CA
• Famuta-Fanfarra Municipal De Taubate, Brazil
• Fanfarenzug Neustrelitz, Germany
• Groitzscher Spielleute, Germany
• Hettstedter Spielmannszug "Blau-Wiess", Germany
• Mestsky Dechovy Orchestr Cheb, Czech Republic
• Palm Desert Charter Middle School Marching Band & Color Guard, Palm Desert, CA
• Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Marching Band and Visual Corps, Palm Springs, CA
• Palm Springs Pipe Band, Joshua Tree, CA
• Ramona High School Dynasty Band and Color Guard, CA
• Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment, Moreno Valley, CA
• Raymond Cree Middle School Marching Band, Palm Springs, CA
• Red Swing Low Gryfice, Poland
• Spielleute Gemrode, Germany
• Summit High School Marching Skyhawks Band, Fontana, CA
• Two Bunch Palms Elementary School, Desert Hot Springs, CA
• West Coast Westsiders Community Marching Band, Moreno Valley, CA


Future Dates

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, December 7, 2019
(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



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