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26th Annual

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Palm Springs, California

Saturday, December 1, 2018
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 26th year in 2018, 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.

2018 Participating Bands

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Photos
• Brawley Union High School Wildcat Band, Brawley, CA
• Coachella Valley Mighty Marching Arabs, Thermal, CA
• Colony High School Titan Regiment, Ontario, CA
• Compton High School Band, Compton, CA
• Desert Mirage High School Mighty Scarlet Regiment, Thermal, CA
• Indio High School Marching Band and Color Guard, Indio, CA
• Napa High School Marching Band, Napa, CA
• Palm Desert Charter Middle School Marching Band and 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
• Rancho Mirage High School Band, Thousand Palms, CA
• Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment, Moreno Valley, CA
• Raymond Cree Middle School Marching Band, Palm Springs, CA
• West Coast Westsiders Community Marching Band, Moreno Valley, CA


Future Dates

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saturday, December 5, 2020
(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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