It’s one of the most-anticipated times of the year in Palm Springs — Parade Season

PALM SPRINGS — It’s parade season in Palm Springs. After their absence during COVID, they will be welcome sight.

Palm Springs parades have been known to attract thousands.

Mark your calendars for these fun and FREE special events highlighting the city’s diverse LGBTQ community, a powerful and poignant tribute to our veterans – and the ringing in of the holiday season with the spectacular 29th Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade.

Following is a list of the city’s popular and beloved parades coming this fall in Palm Springs:

  • Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade, Sunday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. along Palm Canyon Drive. For more information, click here.
  • The 24th Annual City of Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m. Parade runs along Palm Canyon Drive. This year’s theme is “Honoring All Who Serve.” A patriotic concert and fireworks finale at Palm Canyon Drive and Amado Road will immediately follow the parade. For the first time, this year’s Veterans Day Parade will be broadcast live on NBC Palm Springs. The deadline to enter is Oct. 28. NOTE: VillageFest will not be held on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.
  • The 29th Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, Saturday, Dec. 4. Start time is 5:45 p.m. along Palm Canyon Drive. The city’s signature holiday event features twinkling lights, magnificent marching bands, spectacular floats, huge Macy’s-style holiday floats, and Santa Claus. The parade will once again be broadcast live on NBC Palm Springs. The deadline to enter a float is Nov. 1. For more information, visit

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  • Pride parade: Facebook