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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Join your friends and members of The Living Desert community as they celebrate a new decade of jazz performances at the unique zoo and gardens. Bring along a basket of goodies and beverages, and sit back to enjoy some of the very best jazz performers and ensembles in southern California. Tickets sell out fast - so make sure you have seats by reserving your tickets online today.
This special show is the Nick Mancini Quartet's tribute to the music of Milt Jackson, with classic jazz standards recorded by and identified with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Nick Mancini is an exciting vibraphonist who earned his Master's Degree in jazz performance at New York's prestigious Manhattan School of Music. He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Arturo Sandoval, Harvey Mason, Peter Erskine, and Jennifer Holliday, to name a few. The quartet also includes Bruce Lett, instructor in jazz bass at Cal State Long Beach.
Eldorado Polo Club has been the heart of polo in the Desert for over 50 years. Taking in a game has become one of the must do activities during the desert winter season.
The best place to enjoy Sunday Polo, featuring table service, a la carte menu and full bar. Reservations recommended by calling 760-831-POLO *$10 per person surcharge. Group bookings and special events also welcome!
Tailgating & General Admission
If you want to enjoy the polo sidelines in casual comfort, Sunday tailgating is right for you! Bring your friends, family, lawn-chairs, pets (on leashes!), a picnic, and set up your own perfect polo event. Take-away food and beverages are available in the Clubhouse Courtyard.
Get up close to all of the polo action while dining on the patio of ROC's Firehouse Grille at the Cantina. Matches feature play by play commentary as the thundering hooves roll by. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to arrive early!
The Cantina is also open Tuesday - Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers one of the most beautiful sunset views in the Desert. Rub shoulders with the players at the Cantina Sunday Polo After Party with live entertainment.
A celebration for our Canadian friends presented by Bette King Productions. Featuring specialty products, food and beverage, food trucks, live entertainment, arcade games, vendor booths, arts and handicrafts, beauty and glamour, featured real estate, health and wellness, new technologies, seminars, special services, and prize drawings.
Red Robinson, celebrity disc jockey from Canada, will be on-stage Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. featuring stories from his 60 years plus in the television and radio industries as well as doing many voice overs that you will fondly remember. Find him at the Author's Booth on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The CVSymphony wind section performs the exciting Nimbus 2000 which emulates Harry Potter's famous broomstick ride during the Quidditch World Cup. Plus, selections from classics like Gone with The Wind, The Pink Panther, and Carousel.
Jerry Lewis tribute artist David Wolf delivers a classic performance of The Typewriter.
The program closes with the dramatic Symphonic Suite from Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by Howard Shore.
In George Gershwin Alone - which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical - the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue." The first popular composer to use jazz as the foremost musical element in the serious concert hall, George Gershwin absorbed the musical styles, rhythms and sophistication of the American spirit and created a musical language that made its mark on both classical and popular music throughout the world. Hershey Felder brings to life the essence of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin's legendary songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life.
Join actor Patrick Warburton for the Inaugural Warburton St. Jude 5K. Bring your family out for a morning of running, live entertainment, prizes, kids’ zone, family fun, and a beer garden. All runners will receive a participant T-shirt. Top three over all racers win two tickets to the Jam Session March 6th (valued at $125 each)
*Sponsorship opportunities are available*
Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Early bird registration through 1/31 = $45
After January 31st = $55
Family Pack = $100 (2 Adults + 2 Kids)
Visit the website to register online.