California Festivals


Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1 p.m.

Sponsored by: Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
72559 Highway 111
El Paseo & San Luis Rey
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-6111

Parade route: Starts at El Paseo at San Luis Rey, travels along El Paseo to Ocotillo.

California's Wackiest Festivals include racing beds, outhouses, chasing after the fog, dressing like poison oak, kissing a pig, celebrating earthquakes and hosting a Golf Cart Parade.

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade is exactly what its name implies or states-- it is a parade of decorated golf carts.

The parade began in the early 60s, and was launched by a couple of fun-seeking people. The parade didn't become an annual event until 1983 when enough people decided it was worth investing the time and energy to produce it annually.

Christmas in July was the first name for it. The FireCliff Lodge served turkey dinners and the carts were all decorated for Christmas.

The parade is in October now, and enjoys over 10,000 spectators. Everyone loves something different and unique, so the event has gained world recognition and fame.


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