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It's Here! Annual Golf Cart Parade to Take Over El Paseo

Golf carts line El Paseo in the annual event that's fun for participants and onlookers.

The annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade will be held Sunday on El Paseo.

The 48th annual parade includes decorated golf carts, floats and marching bands and is considered the largest of its kind. This year's theme is "American Pride," city spokesman David Hermann said.

Earlier this week, Palm Desert Patch caught up with Desert Arc, to see their Mayflower themed float ahead of the big day.  It's a day that staff says the clients eagerly anticipate all year long. (See photos above of their cart.)

The day started at 7:30 a.m. with the annual Palm Desert Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Bank of America parking lot, followed by a golf cart show at 10 a.m. on El Paseo. The parade starts at 1 p.m.

"The Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade is a popular favorite that attracts people from across the desert and around the world," Hermann said.

Free seating will be available along the parade route. "Main Street Seats" include concierge service with lunch for $25 per seat. A VIP box costs $250. For people 65 and over, free reserved seating with parking at The Gardens on El Paseo between San Pablo Avenue and Larkspur Lane, and free boxed lunches will be available.

Be sure to check back with Patch later for pictures from the event!  Also, we encourage you to add your own to the gallery above!

Linda Davis October 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM
It was a fabulous float! Great job, Desert Arc.

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