Palm Springs will pay tribute to our veterans and troops with a parade, concert, firework display and special flight exhibitions. In addition, Palm Springs has military specials on lodging, attractions, shopping and dining.
This Sunday, Nov. 11, over 20,000 people are expected to line the palm tree lined streets for the Annual City of Palm Springs Veteran's Day Parade in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive starting at 3:30 p.m.
In addtion, the Palm Springs Air Museum is celebrating its 16th Anniversary with a fantastic line-up of activities to pay tribute to our heroes. The Palm Springs Air Museum highlights the Vietnam War and pays special tribute to Vietnam War veterans. All veterans and activity military with ID will receive free admission.
Veteran's Day events include:
Bi-plane rides for sale, after admission into the museum, through Tom Ackland, pilot-owner of PalmSpringsPlaneRides.com - weather permitting
11 am - 1 pm - Face Painting
12 noon - Heatwave Jazz & Show Band
1:00 PM - Special unveiling of the newly repainted F-4 Phantom II in VF-161 period markings
2:00 PM - Free Birthday Cake
Food vendors on site: Harry’s Bar-B-Q; Yogurt At Its Best; Freedom Fighter’s Cafe
Events are included with the price of admission to the museum, located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, 760-778-6262. Admission price ranges from $8-$15 dollars. Children under 6, active military with ID and all veterans are free. Special family rate of $30 covers 1-2 adults plus 3 children 6-12. The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, educate and honor our veterans. Over 28 flyable planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 65,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars, an 8,500 volume library, Freedom Fighter Cafe and the Berger Foundation Youth Exploration Center; 760-778-6262 or www.palmspringsairmuseum.org.