Greater Palm Springs is known for its plethora of pools and iconic music festivals. Splash House, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, melds the best parts of music and pools. Founded in 2013 by siblings Tyler and Kelly McLean, the three-day music festival kicks off two parties this summer on weekends August 11-13 and August 18-20.
The event has grown into the must-attend event of the summer for fans of dance and electronic music and frolicking in pools.
Places to Stay
Renaissance Palm Springs has panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountains, fire pits, and a huge pool and pool deck with lots of room to roam and dance. Margaritaville Resort is an island-inspired resort named after Jimmy Buffet’s iconic song and has a huge pool area and deck with a tropical paradise feel. The Saguaro is known for its signature multicolored decor and spectacular view of the San Jacinto Mountains — a great place for that dreamy Instagram photo.
Each resort has its own vibe, so guests can find a party and atmosphere that suits their tempo. A shuttle is also available to transport music fans to each of the host hotels so they can experience all the locations.
Host hotel packages for the August festival are sold out, but there are offsite hotels such as the Hilton Palm Springs and Mahala Hotel that have availability. You can also view more places to stay in Greater Palm Springs here.
Splash House features bathing suit–clad music fans splashing and dancing in and around the pools to performances by DJs and live electronic music artists.
Chris Lake, who has performed in Greater Palm Springs a variety of times — most recently at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April — is among the more than 30 artists performing DJ sets throughout the weekend. Other notable acts include Vintage Culture, CID, Flight Facilities, Tchami, and Sidepiece.
When the sun goes down, the party shifts from poolside to plane-side with a unique after-hours show at the Palm Springs Air Museum, which has a variety of vintage war aircrafts on display.
On August 11-12 artists Odesza, Maya Janes Coles, Phantoms, and QRTR perform on the tarmac at the after-hours. During August 18-19, it will be Chris Lake, Channel Tres, Kream, Bones b2b Lee Wells. There is no Sunday night show.
Splash House Details
What: A three-day poolside music festival focused on electronic, house, and disco music. There's lots of splashing in floatie-filled pools, dancing poolside, and general revelry.
When: August 11-13, August 18-20. The pool parties are Saturday and Sunday from noon to sundown. The after-hours parties are Friday and Saturday.
Where: Pool parties are at three Greater Palm Springs resorts: The Saguaro, Renaissance Palm Springs, and Margaritaville Resort. A shuttle transports the music fans among all the venues. The after-hours show is at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
Places to Stay: Host hotel packages for the June festival are sold out. However, there are a variety of lodging from hotels to vacation rentals available. There is still availability for the host hotels for the August festival dates.
Poolside Acts: CID, J Worra, Lee Foss b2b Deeper Purpose, LB Giobbi, Vintage Culture, Wax Motif, Cut Snake, Sam Devine, Felix Da Housecat, Jaded, Anna Lunoe, Drama, Flight Facilities, Matroda, Sidepiece, Skream, Tchami, Baynk, Bleu Claid, Calussa, Casmalia, Chapter & Verse, Classixx, Demuja, Francis Mercier, Juliet Mendoza, Kyle Walker, Mary Droppinz, Ship Wreck, Sidney Charles, Sosa, Volac, Waff, and Westend.
After-hours show: From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The artists performing the nights of August 11-12 are Odesza, Maya Jane Coles, Phantoms, QRTR. During August 18-19, the artists performing those nights will be Chris Lake, Channel Tres, Kream, and Bones b2b Lee Wells.
Tickets: General Admission tickets range from $165-$225 and are good for day-time Saturday and Sunday pool parties. Combo passes range from $210-$270 and includes day-time pool parties on Saturday and Sunday and the after-hours shows at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Friday and Saturday. General admission for only the after-hours events is $60-$80 or $100 for VIP.
Season pass: Splash House is held for three weekends over the summer. A season Pass for $499 is good for all three weekends: August 11-13, and August 18-20, including the after-hours events.
Are you ready for the pool party fun? Start planning your festival experience for Splash House.