25th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade set for Friday, Nov. 11

PALM SPRINGS — An estimated 20,000 spectators are expected in downtown on Friday, Nov. 11 for the 25th Annual City of Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade, one of the most beloved events of autumn in the desert.

The parade kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road and heads north concluding at Alejo Road. Immediately following the parade, the Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Band will perform a post-parade patriotic concert on the corner of Palm Canyon and Amado Road. The concert concludes with a fireworks finale.

The Veterans Day Parade honors and pays tribute to all who have served in our Armed Forces. This parade was created many years ago by community members who wanted to recognize and thank our military members and their families for their service to our country.

This year’s theme is “Honoring All Who Served.” The City of Palm Springs has announced that the Veterans Day National Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs has designated the City of Palm Springs as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day. Palm Springs is one of approximately 60 events nationwide to receive this important designation. Other California cities designated are:

The City of Palm Springs acknowledges its many sponsors who make this parade possible: the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Matich Corporation, Jessup Auto Plaza, Desert Care Network, Keenan Associates, Dokken Engineering, Donna MacMillan, Burrtec, Tom Martin, and Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. 

Any business or individual interested in becoming a sponsor is asked to contact the parade coordinator, Michele Cirone-Collier at 760.323.8265 or via email at michele.cirone-collier@palmspringsca.gov.



Image Sources

  • Pearl Harbor Survivors: Facebook