August is here and the end of summer is near which makes it the perfect time to enjoy a memorable vacation in Greater Palm Springs! Whether you're looking to relax on a self-care getaway, party poolside at Splash House, or take that last family vacation before school starts, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this Southern California oasis.
THINGS TO DO
INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY | AUGUST 5
International Beer Day is on Friday, August 5. Celebrate all of the bright, dark, floral, citrus, and hoppy flavors by having a cold one. Whether it's from a flight, can, pint, tulip, or stein glass, make sure you do your cheers on this special day by visiting one of the many exuberant breweries and brew pubs. Plan your pursuit of hoppiness on International Beer Day here!
SPLASH HOUSE | AUGUST 12-14, 19-21
This festival is jam-packed with a lineup of DJs that take place across three hotels in the city of Palm Springs and offers party-goers a chance to hear upcoming house, disco, and electronic artists in a more intimate setting—all while soaking in the sun. Don't forget about the After Hours at the Palm Springs Air Museum for late-night grooves and dancing. For more details on this splash-filled event click here.
NATIONAL FAJITAS DAY | AUGUST 18
National Fajitas Day is coming in hot off the skillet this August. Whether you enjoy the savory dish with or without meat, celebrate the rich history of sizzling platters full of bright peppers, onions, and a mouthwatering aroma that will satisfy your hunger. Take a look at the Top 10 Authentic Mexican Restaurants to plan your fajitas festivities.
Take a break from the pool and jump into a new kind of experience at one of these local escape rooms. A place where solving problems is fun! Visit Palm Springs Escape Rooms or Escape Games at the River to book ahead. Enjoy the challenge!
Bring your family or a special loved one to experience the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, which takes you on a ten-minute ride to cooler elevations within the San Jacinto Mountains! There are restaurants, plenty of viewpoints, and over 50 miles of hiking trails. Experience the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world! Find out more information about this unique experience here.
MR. LYONS' HAPPIEST HOUR | WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY | 5-7 PM
The happiest hour returns this month at Mr. Lyons! In the lounge, enjoy their new menu and happy hour specials. Grab a corner booth and stay awhile. Remember that you must be seated in the lounge to indulge in this unique happy hour experience.
PALM SPRINGS VILLAGEFEST | EVERY THURSDAY
Villagefest takes place in downtown Palm Springs where the street is closed to create a relaxed, fun, and festive atmosphere full of food, artists, fashion, and other unique vendors.
FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM | EVERY THURSDAY
The Palm Springs Art Museum has 28 galleries, two sculpture gardens, a 433-seat theatre, and a popular local bistro. Every Thursday they offer free admission to the public from 5 p.m - 7 p.m.
NATIONAL DOG DAY | AUGUST 26
Let's raise the woof! August 26 is National Dog Day, and if you are planning to go out then you're barking up the right tree. Take your love and appreciation for your fur babies to a new level by celebrating at a dog-friendly restaurant here in Greater Palm Springs! Dig into the different dog menus that some of these hot spots have to offer! To plan and fetch your options, check out our Pawsitively Perfect Patios for Pooches guide.
This outdoor music venue is kicking off this month with Oasis, Weezer, and Sublime Tribute bands. Music tributes continue on Fridays and Saturdays, throughout the month of August. For a schedule, visit their listing, here.
Experience live entertainment at Agua Caliente Casinos. All three locations in Greater Palm Springs offer some of the best performances for an unforgettable night. Enjoy dancing, drinks, and nightlife at the downtown Palm Springs Cascade Lounge, Cathedral City Terraza, or The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage. View their full list of events, here.
Eager to get back to enjoying live music? Fantasy Springs has musical options to fit everyone’s tastes. You can view their full schedule from free outdoor concerts at the Rock Yard to intimate showcases at Acoustic and Unplugged at the Twelve here.
Enjoy some brews and fantastic food with live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays at the Coachella Valley Brewing Company! Live music and comedy on Saturdays from 4-9 pm and Sundays offer a live acoustic afternoon performance from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. View their weekly events here for more info.
The Ace Hotel & Swim Club offers a live, open-air jazz and dinner series every Wednesday. Enjoy an evening under the desert sky for a night of auditory bliss, paired with a menu of delights from the King's Highway kitchen. Limited seating is also available close to the performance on a first-come-first-served basis. This event is free and open to all.
ARTS & CULTURE
In Greater Palm Springs, art comes in all different forms. Whether it's on a canvas in a museum or gallery, a mural on a local business wall or even a community art installation that has been donated by one of the world's largest festivals—this art oasis has more than what the mind originally could imagine. Go deeper into the art journey by viewing our Guide to Public Arts.
Don't miss out! With the Summer Eats Pass, you can explore more of Greater Palm Springs' unique dining scene for less—all season long. Simply download the FREE mobile pass and get access to exclusive offers from restaurants. You’ll find everything from special prix fixe menus to free items with purchase and more. Plus, each time you use the pass to check in to a local eatery, you’ll be eligible for a weekly drawing to win a $50 gift card to a Greater Palm Springs restaurant. Learn more about the Summer Eats Pass.
Greater Palm Springs LGBTQ+ scene is always evolving and growing. With that comes inclusive events, such as drag shows, unforgettable nightlife, and other ways that will make your stay here unmatched!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
SUNSHINE YOGA AT THE RIVER
Align your mind and body on a sunny Monday morning. Hot Yoga Plus is hosting Sunshine Yoga at The River in Rancho Mirage. Classes are from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater every Monday. It is $10 per class, please bring your own mat and towel. View more information here.
SAN JACINTOS SUNSET YOGA
Feel Good Spa and Power Yoga Palm Springs present a mellow flow in the shadows of the San Jacintos mountains at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club All ages are welcome to this free outdoor event. Please see the sandwich board each week in the Ace Hotel lobby each week for a different location.
SATURDAY MORNING YOGA AT MARGARITAVILLE RESORT
Join in every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. for a moderate-level yoga class at the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. This morning class will allow you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, warm up and energize the body, and leave class ready to enter the rest of your day with vitality and equanimity. This class is free for all registered resort guests and $20 per person for non-resort guests. For more information view here.
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