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.
Children ages 4 through 12 can explore natural habitats, encounter exotic animals, discover scientific concepts and have the most fun under the desert sun. Summer ZooCamp consists of six weekly sessions. Each themed class focuses on an entertaining and educational topic, geared to the specific age level at which it's offered. ZooCampers will be excited by the special behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters you can only find at The Living Desert!
Summer ZooCamp weekly sessions are offered for ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12. These sessions run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Summer ZooCampers need to come equipped for outdoor activity with a snack, lunch and water bottle each day.
For guests 21 and over, Wet ‘n' Wild Wednesdays allow for an exclusive pool party for grown-ups only. Every Wednesday in July guests can enjoy music, drink specials and limited attractions.
The popular summer-long party for young guests enters its 11th year. This special night at an award-winning Mexican restaurant features free soft drinks with a meal purchase, balloons, prizes and entertainment for kids 12 years and under. And for everyone else, Las Casuelas Terraza is known for its authentic Mexican dishes, the Tequila Hall of Fame and live music and dancing nightly.
"Kids Night Out is a fun weekly event for local families or for visitors," says Patrick Service, Las Casuelas Terraza general manager. "We have entertainment for everyone, and who wants to be at home cooking dinner in the summer heat!"
All kids coming to "Kids Night Out" can register for a grand prize drawing in August which is a backpack loaded up with notebooks, binders, folders, pens, pencils, colored markers and an array of school supplies and is valued at over $100. This year's drawing will take place on August 26.
Las Casuelas Terraza is a downtown Palm Springs landmark with its two outdoor patios, high arched ceilings and world-class Mexican food and remains one of the most popular destinations in the Coachella Valley with its outdoor palapa bar, live music and dancing under the desert stars, nightly.
Dive in Movies are FREE with park admission! So come early, play during the day and stay late to enjoy your favorite film pool side. The movies are intended to be family-friendly, but please use discretion. Movies will start after dusk and the park will be open to 10 p.m., weather permitting.
Check the website for daily schedules and to purchase tickets.
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.
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.