2016 Schedule

7:30 am

  • Palm Desert Rotary Pancake Breakfast, on San Luis Rey near Bank of America Parking

8:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Entry Check-in Begins at El Paseo & San Luis Rey

9:00 am

  • Sponsor Booths Open/Golf Booths Open
  • Golf Car Show Starts
  • The Webb Foundation’s Kid’s Play Zone – FREE Play Zone for Families
  • Food and Drink Vendors Open

10:00 am

  • Judging Begins
  • Eisenhower Medical Center’s VIP $25 Reserved Seats
  • The Auen Foundation’s Senior Seating Area Opens

11:30 am

  • Awards Ceremony – Corner of El Paseo & San Luis Rey

12:00 pm

  • Parade Steps off!

Parade Route is westbound on El Paseo from San Luis Rey to Ocotillo

2015 Line up:
1 Marine Color Guard: Desert Hot Springs High School Marine Corps JROTC Cadets

2 1st Marine Division Band

3 World War II Veterans

4 Marilyn Paige, Widow of Col Mitchell Paige, Medal of Honor, awarded to him at Guadalcanal in 1942

5 Korean & Vietnam War Veterans

6 Cold War, Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans

7 Magnificent 7th Marine Regiment Command – Welcome them home!

8 Grand Marshall – Robert “Bob” Gilliland California Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee, First Person to Fly the SR 71 Blackbird

9 City of Palm Desert – The City Council Hummer Cart City of Palm Desert City Council

10 City of Palm Desert: Welcoming Visitors from All Galaxies

11 Golf Cart Parade Chairman: JR Thomas, Luxe Golf Cars

12 Luxe Electric Cars

13 Palm Springs Bag Pipers

14 Palm Desert Area Chamber CEO & Chairwoman Linda Long, Lamar Advertising and Laurie Baldwin, Chamber CEO

15 Palm Desert Area Chamber Business Awards Honorees Cindy Burreson, Business Person of the Year; Nothing Bundt Cakes, Small Business of the Year & Whole Foods, Large Business of the Year

16 Theme Contest Winner –  Theme Contest Winner – Rob Zavitka, Sunny 103.1

17 Starlight Dance Center – BEST PERFORMANCE 1ST PLACE

18 Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary

19 The Lock Shop

20 Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio

21 Palm Desert High School Marching Aztecs

22 Palm Desert High School Aztec Cheer Teams

23 Palm Desert High School Cadet Corps

24 Palm Desert High School Senior Class Aztecalibur – The Original Area 51

25 Desert Sands Unified School District Reach for the Stars

26 Cork Tree California Cuisine: Peace Officer and Public Safety Appreciation Day

27 United Cerebral Palsy: ET Phone United Cerebral Palsy Inland Empire

28 Little Monsters, Little Angels Preschool

29 Barbara McKee & Family Beam Me Up Barbie

30 Animal Samaritans Animals in Space

31 Fit and Flex by Angi

32 Palm Desert High School Junior Class An Alien Staying at the Hard Rock Hotel

33 Peter Pendleton Elementary School Drum line

34 Peter Pendleton Elementary School Pep Squad

35 Peter Pendleton Elementary School Tall Flags

36 Tim Venturi Bladder Cancer Awareness


38 The Gardens on El Paseo and El Paseo Village

39 Pathfinder Ranch Pathfinder Ranch Outdoor Science School & Summer Camp

40 California Highway Patrol: Indio Area California

41 Pixie Dust Cheer: Pixie Dust Cheer Strikes Back!

42 Bank of Southern California: Out of This World Service!

43 Sheriff Stan Sniff – Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff – Riverside County

44 Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Band  & Visual Corp

45 Palm Springs Power & California Winter League Palm Springs Power & California Winter League

46 Palm Desert Rotary: PD Rotary Scholarships Send Stars into the Future

47 Renaissance Indian Wells: Out of This World Stay-Cation

48 World Gym

49 Palm Desert High School Sophomore Class New York, NY by Class of 2018

50 Mission Hills at Rancho Mirage: Mission Hills Martians

51 Hot Purple Energy Solar System

52 CV Cheer Association

53 Family YMCA: World’s Most Famous UFO

54 Family YMCA: Star Wars

55 KMIR – Where the News Comes First

56 Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis w/ the Heatwave Jazz & Show Band Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis is Out of this World – BEST USE OF THEME AWARD 1ST PLACE

57 Career Builder: Challenge Bob Hope’s Mission to Mars

58 Cub Scout Pack 131: Area 51 Power Surprise - MAYOR’S TROPHY 2ND PLACE

59 Desert Christian Academy Cheer

60 SunLine Transit Agency: SunLine Space Shuttle Bus – BEST PERFORMANCE 2ND PLACE

61 Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Club: Little Lincoln Leopard Aliens – MAYOR’S TROPHY 1ST PLACE

62 Palm Desert High School Freshman Class Treasure Island – Class of 2019

63 CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Garden Galaxy: Area CSUSB Palm Desert Campus

64 Palm Desert Loving Care Palm Desert Loving Care


66 Cart Mart Inc.

67 Palm Desert Charter Middle School Panther Band

68 Dune Palm Realty: Space Is Our Specialty

69 Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

70 CBS Local 2 News

71 KESQ & CBS2 Sports Department

72 KESQ News Channel 3

73 Valley Crime Stoppers Valley Crime Stoppers

74 Gilda’s Club Desert  – Cancer Support Community

75 Palm Springs High School Symphonic Orchestra Valley Strings Community Orchestra

76 Office of Senator Jeff Stone 28th District California Legislature

77 Tarbell Realtors

78 Palm Valley School: Friends in Space

79  Welcome Assembly Member Chad Mayes

80 Coachella Valley High School

81 Brookdale Mirage Inn: Purple People Eater - MOST HUMOROUS THEME AWARD 1ST PLACE

82 Carnival Carnival Cabaret

83 El Paseo Realty Group: Sells to Aliens

84 Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort & Golf – MOST HUMOROUS THEME AWARD 2ND PLACE

85 Dunebilly

86 Premier Health Care Caregiving Coneheads

87 Premier Health Care Caregiving Coneheads

88 Historical Society of Palm Desert: Always Ends The Parade!