View the video of last year’s very diverse Palm Springs Veteran’s Day Parade, which included Cub Scouts, Active Duty Soldiers, Gay and Lesbian Vets and more.
Up to 20,000 people are expected in downtown Palm Springs on Thursday, November 11 for the City’s Veterans Day Parade.
The parade is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road and head north on Palm Canyon Drive – concluding at Alejo Road. This year’s theme is “Honoring All Who Served.”
Immediately following the parade, a post parade concert will kick off featuring the Marine Corps Combat Band from Twentynine Palms. The concert festivities will conclude with a fireworks finale. All of this will take place at the main stage located at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. VillageFest will be cancelled on November 11, the day of the parade.
For the second year in a row, the Veterans Day National Committee of the Department of Veteran Affairs has designated the City of Palm Springs as a regional site for the observance of Veterans Day. Palm Springs was one of only 50 events nationwide to receive this important designation.
With thousands of United States Marines and Sailors stationed locally at the Marine Ground Air Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, the City’s Veterans Day Parade is a must see for many Coachella Valley residents who have family serving overseas in Afghanistan or Iraq or who have had a family member serve in the Armed Forces over the years.
“The City of Palm Springs respects, honors, and appreciates all those who have served and those who continue to serve in our Armed Forces,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “Through our annual Veterans Day Parade we extend our thanks for all that they have done and continue to do in protecting our country.”
And a special thanks to our many 55-Plus Vets living here in the desert!