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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 1-4

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show 
Empire Polo Club

january 2-12

Palm Springs International Film Festival

january 4-march 29

Sunday Polo Games
(no match on March 1)

january 9

Friday Night Polo Under the Lights

january 19-25

Humana Challenge Golf Tournament

january 23-25

Southwest Arts Festival
Empire Polo Club

january 13-march 15

HITS Desert Circuit Horse Show 
(closed 2/12-2/17)

january 29

Desert Hot Springs Spa Tour

february 7

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala

february 12-15

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

february 12-22

Modernism Week

february 14

Tour de Palm Springs Bike Event

february 13

Friday Night Polo Under the Lights

february 13-22

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

february 19-21

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

february 20-22

McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions

february 28

Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience

march 3-8

Native American Film Festival

march 5-8

La Quinta Arts Festival

march 9-22

BNP Paribas Open 


march 13

Friday Night Polo Under the Lights

march 21-28

Fashion Week El Paseo

march 27-29

Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

march 26-30

American Documentary Film Festival

march 31-april 5

LPGA ANA Inspiration
Formerly Kraft Nabisco Championship

april 1-5

Clubskirts Presents: The Dinah

april 3-5

Indian Wells Arts Festival

april 10-12

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Week 1

april 17-19

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Week 2

april 24-26

Stagecoach Country Music Festival

april 24-27

White Party

may 14-17

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

may 25

Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop

may 29-jun 7

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

june 16-22

Palm Springs International ShortFest

june 13-14 

Splash House

august 8-9

Splash House

august tbd

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines


september 17-20

Cinema Diverse LGBT Film Festival 

october 9-11

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

october 23-25

American Heat Palm Springs Motorcycle Weekend

october 25

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

october tbd

Modernism Week - Fall Season Kick Off

october tbd

Dinner in the Canyons

october tbd

Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge - 6K

october tbd

Howl-O-Ween at the Living Desert

october tbd

Palm Springs Leather Pride

november 6-8

Greater Palm Springs Pride Weekend

november 7-8

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

november tbd

Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade

november 13-16

AMFM Festival

november 20-22

McCormick's Classic Car Show and Auction

november - december tbd
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/Coachella)
sunday (La Quinta)
Coachella Valley Farmers Markets

Palm Springs Open Air Market

saturday and sunday
COD Street Fair at College of the Desert