PALM DESERT, CA-- The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce and the Golf Cart Parade committee have worked hard over the past few months on the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, planning to ensure a fun and safe event.
Over the past week, we started to receive word that many of the usual Parade participants—including many of the young people who march, volunteer, and attend—will not be able to attend the parade this year. This meant that we would lose some of the staples of a great parade such as our music, our pancake breakfast and many of the children and families who usually line El Paseo to take in the spectacle.
We’ve also heard from the Senior community, who are especially vulnerable to COVID and its variants, that they have reservations about attending an in-person event, despite the precautions we’ve planned to protect their health. We take these concerns seriously, and with the withdrawal of several other key collaborators, we knew that we were reaching a tipping point.
Our desire to put on a fantastic parade has always been driven by our need to watch out for the safety and health of our business community. With all of these elements in mind, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the Golf Cart Parade, in order to come back stronger and better than ever when the time is right.
To all of you who have registered to attend, and to our amazing sponsors such as the Auen and Berger Foundations, thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade in 2022!