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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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.
Titled "Observations," the exhibit is presented by the city's Public Arts Program and will also feature works by artist Veronique Banger.
"It has been a goal of mine to have an exhibition in the Coachella Valley for a long time," said Olmo, who works in several mediums including ceramics and watercolors. "I continue to find inspiration in the beauty of the desert and the surrounding mountains. This is a place I'm happy to call home."
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Olmo has called the Coachella Valley home since 2008. In 1981, he graduated from the University of Guadalajara with a Licenciatura, (Bachelor's Degree) with honors and distinction in art. He then studied under renowned potter Jorge Wilmot in Tonalá Jalisco, Mexico. In 1992, Olmo was invited to exhibit his work in Narita, Japan and stayed a year to study with the region's ceramic masters.
Olmo returned to Mexico in 1993 and established his own workshop. In 1999, he was commissioned to paint murals and make ceramic pieces for a business in Lugano, Switzerland. He remained in Europe for a year with additional commissions.
In 2003, Olmo created the "Calle San Miguel" outdoor area at The Corridor Shops in Palm Springs. Three years later, he was tapped by the Vera Cruz restaurant in Palm Springs to paint its murals and facades.
Today, Olmo is the co-owner/operator of the Coachella Valley-based Tlalli Arts, which produces murals, ceramics and artistic home improvements. Commissions have extended to Los Angeles for businesses and private homes. Olmo is currently working with watercolors and preparing for an exhibition in England.
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.