Hello, spring! Blue skies, sunshine and palm tree views await you in Greater Palm Springs. Getaway to our SoCal oasis this month for art events like Modernism Week and Desert X, farmer's markets, music and outdoor concerts, and more! Pack your bags, bring your favorite face mask and start planning your spring escape. 

Arts & Culture

Garden at the sunnylands

Desert X installation view of Ghada Amer, Women’s Qualities. 2021. Photography by Lance Gerber. Courtesy the artist and Desert X.

Desert X | Now - May 16

Over a dozen art installations can be found throughout Greater Palm Springs. See vibrant murals and larger-than-life outdoor art from artists around the world. Start planning your art scanger hunt here

Modernism Week | April 8 - 18

The iconic architectural event returns for a celebration of mid-century modernism with both in-person and virtual events. There is everything from cocktail class and fashion show to home tours and a classical car show. See what's new this year with this official guide

Classical Concert Series | April 11 and April 25

The City of Desert Hot Springs is offering a free virtual classic concert series. Watch an inspiring performance online and see the full lineup of musicians here

INDIO FOOD AND ART AT EMPIRE POLO |  April 17 - 18

In an open-air setting at the famous Hacienda del Toro tent, artists from around the country will be selling their unique and beautiful works of art.  Visitors can also enjoy a variety of dining and beverage options while casually walking the grounds. This event is free to attend.

Free Admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum | Thursdays

The Palm Springs Art Museum is offering free admission every Thursday night between 5 - 7 p.m. Enjoy over five new art exhibits and a myriad of diverse and eclectic art to admire. Tickets must be reserved in advance online. 

artsGPS

Go on a self-guided art tour throughout Greater Palm Springs with our new artsGPS app. Use the app to discover over 100 outdoor public art installations and murals. 

 

Entertainment

Long Time No See - Live Comedy Shows | Every Saturday through May 29

Head up to Desert Hot Springs for an evening of live comedy and laughter. Comedians change weekly, see schedule at  https://www.longtimenoseecomedy.com/shows. This event is for those 21 and over.

The Pretenders Tribute Band - Precious | April 9

Precious, a tribute band to The Pretenders, will perform at The Rock Yard, with opening act Crimson Crow getting the music started at 7:00 pm.

Led Zepplin Tribute - Led Zepagain | April 10

Led Zepagain, a tribute band to Led Zepplin, will perform at The Rock Yard, with opening act Crimson Crow getting the music started at 7:00 pm.

Latin Night: Noches de Fuego | April 11

Noches De Fuego is a celebration of unforgettable Latin music every Wednesday and Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.  

Country Nights | April 13

Grab your boots and cowboy hat and mosey on down to Fantasy Springs every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Live Music at King's Highway | April 14

Enjoy live progressive Jazz music artists with your dinner on the new outdoor dining patio at King's Highway at The ACE Hotel Palm Springs. Live music shows weekly on Wednesday nights.

Danny Seraphine of Chicago | April 16

Danny Seraphine, former drummer for the group Chicago, will perform at The Rock Yard, with opening act Electric Ash getting the music started at 7:00 pm.

Creedence Clearwater Tribute Band - Fortunate Son | April 17

Fortunate Son, a tribute band to Creedence Clearwater and John Fogerty, will perform at The Rock Yard, with opening act Anthem getting the music started at 7:00 pm.

Nirvana Tribute Band - Nirvanish | April 23

Nirvanish, a tribute band to Nirvana, will perform at The Rock Yard, with opening act Sonic Boom getting the music started at 7:00 pm.

Alice in Chains Tribute Band - Memory Layne | April 24

Memory Layne, a tribute band to Alice in Chains, will perform at The Rock Yard, with opening act Know Illusion getting the music started at 7:00 pm.

Scorpions Tribute Band - Love Drive | April 30

Love Drive, a tribute band to The Scorpions, will perform at The Rock Yard, with opening act Hollywood Blonde getting the music started at 7:00 pm.

 

Farmer's Markets

Republic Markets Open Air Shopping | Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Come out and support local merchants from COD Street Fair and Palm Springs VillageFest, who now have a vibrant and exciting location in which to sell their goods. 

RANCHO MIRAGE CERTIFIED FARMER'S MARKET | Every Friday

Please join over 50 vendors, artisans and musicians at The Atrium in Rancho Mirage for a new farmer's market in Rancho Mirage

PALM SPRINGS FLEA MARKET AND FOOD FEST | Saturday & Sunday

Come out and enjoy the new Palm Springs Flea Market and Food Fest. The 7-acre venue has extensive space to accommodate over a hundred vendors and food trucks for their flea and farmers markets.

MARKET AT THE RIVER | Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy fresh produce, hand-crafted jewelry/items, clothing, golf apparel, and more from local businesses around Greater Palm Springs. 

CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKETS | Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

For the freshest local produce, herbs, honey, nuts, cheese, cut flowers, plants, fresh-baked breads from L’Artisan Bakery, chef demonstrations, and live music, visit the Certified Farmers’ Markets.

  •  Palm Springs Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Camelot Theater parking lot, 2300 E Baristo Road 
  •  Palm Desert Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the new San Pablo corridor traffic circle
  •  Old Town La Quinta’s Main Street Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 78100 Main Street

PALM SPRINGS VINTAGE MARKET | April 11

The Palm Springs Vintage Market is the grooviest place to pick up Mid Century, retro and vintage stuff of every era. 

OPEN AIR ARTISAN MARKET | April 17

Come shop and visit with 90+ Local Artisans offering carefully curated homemade and unique local products at The Westfield Palm Desert. 

PALM DESERT SUNDAY FARMER'S MARKET | April 25

Join CV Harvest Box and the City of Palm Desert for their monthly Sunday Farmer's Market! Local Farm Fresh Produce, Fruit and Berries. Locally Integrated Artisan products, with over 20 vendors, and Live Music from Courtney Chambers. 

 

Eat & Drink

Food Trucks 

In Greater Palm Springs, food trucks are on the rise, offering some of the most unique, fresh and authentic cuisines in the open air and under endless blue skies. Discover where to find them and what to try.

TUESDAY NIGHT CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT | Every Tuesday

Head over to Neil's Lounge on Tuesday nights for some bags, cold drinks, great food and great people.

INDIO FOOD AND ART AT EMPIRE POLO |  April 17 - 18

In an open-air setting at the famous Hacienda del Toro tent, artists from around the country will be selling their unique and beautiful works of art.  Visitors can also enjoy a variety of dining and beverage options while casually walking the grounds. This event is free to attend.

SATURDAY NIGHT FLIGHT DINNER AND SHOW | Every Saturday

Enjoy dinner and a show aboard PS Air  Bar. This event includes great music, fine food, classy cocktails and first-class service. Reservations required, by phone at 760-327-7701.

Looking for more things to do? Check out our full events calendar in Greater Palm Springs.