Annual Events, Festivals | Signature Events | Greater Palm Springs, CA
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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, our signature events take center stage throughout the year. Why not plan your trip around one of Greater Palm Springs' world-class events? Or if you've already planned your trip to Greater Palm Springs, check out our Events Calendar to see what's happening now."


january 1-11

Palm Springs International Film Festival

january 3 - april 3

Sunday Polo Games
(no match on January 17 or March 6)

january 8

Friday Night Polo Under the Lights

january 9-10

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show 
Empire Polo Club

january 18-24

CareerBuilder Challenge Golf Tournament

january 23

Tour de Palm Springs Bike Event

january 29-31

Southwest Arts Festival
Empire Polo Club

january 19 - march 20

HITS Desert Circuit Horse Show

january TBD

Desert Hot Springs Spa Tour

february 6

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala

february 11-14

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

february 11-21

Modernism Week

february 12

Friday Night Polo Under the Lights

february 12-14

Hot Air Balloon Festival

february 12-21

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

february 18-20

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

february TBD

McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions

february TBD

Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience

march TBD

Native American Film Festival

march 3-6

La Quinta Arts Festival



march 7-20

BNP Paribas Open 

march 11

Friday Night Polo Under the Lights

march TBD

Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

march 28-april 3

LPGA ANA Inspiration
Formerly Kraft Nabisco Championship

march 30-april 3

Clubskirts Presents: The Dinah

march 31 - april 4

American Documentary Film Festival

april 2-9

Fashion Week El Paseo

april 8-11

White Party

april 1-3

Indian Wells Arts Festival

april 15-17

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Week 1

april 22-24

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Week 2

april 29-may 1

Stagecoach Country Music Festival


Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

may 30

Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop


Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week


Palm Springs International ShortFest


Splash House


august 8-9

Splash House

august 15-16

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines


september 17-20

Cinema Diverse LGBT Film Festival 

october 9-11

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

october 9-12

Modernism Week - Fall Season Kick Off

october 10

Dinner in the Canyons

october 24

Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge - 6K

october 24-25, 31

Howl-O-Ween at the Living Desert

october 25

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

october 29-november1

Palm Springs Leather Pride

november 6-8

Greater Palm Springs Pride Weekend

november 7-8

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

november 11

Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade

november 20-22

McCormick's Classic Car Show and Auction

november 23 - december 31
select dates

Wildlights Festival at the Living Desert

november tbd

Indio Pow Wow

december 5

Festival of Lights Parade

december 5-6

Indio International Tamale Festival

december tbd

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Top of the Tram

december 10

Walking Tour of the Inns

december tbd

Winter Gathering and Pow Wow




Palm Springs Villagefest

wednesday (Palm Desert)
saturday (Palm Springs)
sunday (La Quinta)
Coachella Valley Farmers Markets

saturday (november - april)
Palm Springs Open Air Market

saturday and sunday
COD Street Fair at College of the Desert