Greater Palm Springs has grown into a hub for major festivals and events. Whether it’s watching the world’s tennis elite vie for the BNP Paribas Open trophy or checking out the incredible concert scene at Coachella and Stagecoach, special events take center stage throughout the year. Our desert oasis also hosts PGA and LPGA golf tournaments; top competitive running and cycling events; celebrations of art, architecture and fashion; Native American pageants and holiday happenings; a bevy of film, music, food and wine festivals; winter polo and even a golf cart parade! Why not plan your trip around one of Greater Palm Springs’ world-class events?
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The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present the premier of a new gay musical revue VITAMIN Q by Eric Lane Barnes opening Friday, June 19, 2015 for a six-week run.
VITAMIN Q is a new collection of Barnes’s “trunk songs” that take a clever and occasionally moving look at many aspects of gay life. Songs like “I Don’t Like Showtunes!”, “Drama Queen”, “Tomorrow Never Comes”, “The Caffeine Overload Polka”, and a doo-wop salute to unrequited love “I’m Available” are featured in the revue to be performed by a five-man company.
Start your weekend right with the resident DJ Paparazzi at the pool playing all of your favorite songs. Rent a Daybed or a Cabana and get the VIP treatment you deserve. Call to reserve some shade.
DJs playing songs to tan to and dance to. Guest DJs and lots of surprises. Come get your floatie and drinks for your weekend getaway. Rent a Daybed or a Cabana and get the VIP treatment you deserve. Call to reserve some shade. 21+
The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC), a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley, remains open extended hours on July 4th until 10 p.m. giving guests an opportunity to swim and watch the City of Palm Desert fireworks display while keeping cool in the pool. Valley residents and out of town visitors can enjoy the facility for recreational swim and water fun from 11 a.m. through the fireworks show, which takes place at about 9 p.m. Guests at the pool during the day can leave and return for the fireworks without an additional admission fee for the show, but should consider parking options due to expectations of a full parking lot and street closures at the facility after 4 p.m. Convenient shuttle buses are available adjacent to The Gardens on El Paseo at cross streets San Pablo and El Paseo, to and from Civic Center Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
While the pools will remain open after 7 p.m., the diving boards, slides and water play areas will be closed. The concession stand remains open through the evening with barbeque burgers, All-American hot dog and burger combo meals, pizza, nachos, traditional snacks, and fountain soda drinks (bringing outside food and drinks into the Aquatic Center is not allowed).
A new pre-paid Family Summer Punch Card is also now available for $150 for Palm Desert residents or $200 for non-residents. This card can be used for multiple admissions on a single day, through August 2015. While pools are monitored by trained lifeguards, children 6 years and younger must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult and must have an adult in the water if they are not swimmers.
PDAC’s daily summer hours for the recreational pool, slides and water play areas are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center also offers swim lessons, lap swimming and water exercise classes. For more information visit www.pdpool.com or call (760) 565-7467. PDAC is located at 73751 Magnesia Falls Drive, behind Civic Center Park.
The 'All American Fourth of July' fireworks spectacular and Power Baseball extravaganza will take place at Palm Springs Stadium.
Free admission for the fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. and everyone is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on the field.
Nick Waterhouse's art springs from a simple idea: everybody wants to be somebody else. One of his heroes, Van Morrison, got his start covering Bobby Bland, whose own musical idol was Nat "King" Cole. In Waterhouse's view, emulation is a journey; you never truly succeed, but as the singer, guitarist and songwriter puts it, "You become something on the way there."
A ticket to this show does not guarantee a seat. This is a non-seated show, which means, there will not be chairs on the dance floor, just the tables for dinner only. Call for dinner reservations.
Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present a special weekend to commemorate the 4th of July. Guests can enjoy a variety of fun and exciting events, including a concert on July 3 featuring the Family Stone, an all American buffet at Café Capitata on July 4th, a chance to enter to win a brand new Mercedes E Class Coupe, and a chance to qualify for an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas to compete for $1,000,000 in the TournEvent of Champions Million Dollar Event.
Kick off the festive weekend with a concert in the Spotlight Showroom featuring The Family Stone on Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. The infectious high-energy funk of The Family Stone will entertain the crowd with sing-along tunes and great music to dance to. Tickets for the show are $30 or $35 per ticket and are available at www.Spotlight29.com, Star Tickets (800) 585-3737, or the Spotlight 29 Box Office and Gift Shop. Doors open at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, July 4, Café Capitata is offering a special All American buffet featuring favorite summertime dishes fit for an Independence Day celebration. The All American buffet is available all day for just $12.95 per person. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and BBQ ribs, along with classic sides like macaroni and cheese and coleslaw, to name a few. A decadent dessert display of pies, cakes, cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries and more will satisfy every sweet tooth.
Guests will not want to miss out on the chance to qualify to win an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas and a chance to win a $1,000,000 1st place prize in the TournEvent of Champions Million Dollar Event. A qualifying round will be held on Saturday, July 4 from 5-10 p.m., where session winners win a spot in the Finals on July 25, and share in more than $4,000 in prize money. Qualifying rounds also occur every Saturday in July through July 18th.
Guests can also win cash and earn entries for a chance to win a brand new Mercedes E Class Coupe on Sunday, July 5 in Spotlight 29 Casino's "We Got Class! Mercedes E Class Coupe Giveaway." Guests can swipe their Club 29 Card to win amazing prizes from 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. and two winners every hour from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. will win $500! Club 29 members can earn entries every day with their Club 29 card. The Grand Prize Drawings for the Mercedes E Class Coupe will take place on Sunday, July 19th, and all entries earned are eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing.