Spend your February in this Southern California oasis soaking up the beautiful weather and enjoying the abundance of outdoor options. Whether you want to hit the trails or are looking for a romantic getaway, Greater Palm Springs has options for everyone. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and start planning.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Greater Palm Spring's African American culture is celebrated through food, music, art, and creativity. This month brings you events that are open to the public, inviting the community to get engaged and educated. Find out how you can Celebrate Black History Month in Greater Palm Springs.
THE BIG GAME
This is an exciting time for all football lovers. Who doesn’t enjoy the lively and upbeat atmosphere while watching the Big Game? If you are looking to get the full experience of the biggest game and halftime show with your best buds, learn how you can Celebrate the Big Game Day in Greater Palm Springs.
Create a lovely experience this Valentine's Day with a flavorful dinner, a romantic stroll, or even a delectable dessert. Whether you are here for a romantic getaway or looking to take yourself, your partner, or gals out in lieu of Valentine's Day, Greater Palm Springs has countless ways to make yours wondrous. Here is a round-up of ways to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Greater Palm Springs welcomes architect connoisseurs and midcentury modern fanatics to Modernism Week. This signature February event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture that attracts visitors from around the world. Immerse yourself into 11 days of events, iconic house tours, special guest speakers and so much more. Plan for your visit and secure your tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience.
FEBRUARY 29 - MARCH 3
Brace yourselves, the exhilarating return of La Quinta Art Celebration ENCORE at the Civic Center returns. A spectacular experience surrounded by the breathtaking La Quinta Civic Center venue, passionate art enthusiasts, top-tier artists, unparalleled community backing, and a dedicated event staff ensuring a VIP artist experience. The allure of La Quinta Art Celebration promises an unforgettable fusion of creativity, community, and artistic excellence. Want to learn more about this stellar artistic opportunity? Here is everything you need to know about the La Quinta Art Celebration.
THINGS TO DO
The Trilogy Tour, featuring Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin, is in full swing at Acrisure Arena, captivating audiences with their charisma and chart-topping hits during a spectacular four-hour extravaganza. Prepare for an unforgettable night of electrifying music, showcasing their career-spanning hits infused with reggaeton, salsa pop, dance, and electronic influences, complemented by world-class production and cutting-edge visuals.
The renowned El Paseo Art Walk, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is happening on the first Friday of every month through May. There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions, and more. Enjoy seeing everything there is to admire from each gallery and entertaining stops along the way.
PALM SPRINGS PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 2 & 3
The 4th Annual Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival, known as "A Passion 4 Pinot." Set against the backdrop of The Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa, this extraordinary occasion invites you to connect with 70 top winery owners, winemakers, and prominent wine personalities. Seize the chance to engage with fellow enthusiasts across California in this unparalleled celebration of Pinot Noir.
TASTE OF JALISCO FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 2 - 4
Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes from the state of Jalisco, Mexico at the 7th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival in Downtown Cathedral City. This annual celebration honors Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, culture, spirits and cuisine. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
FEBRUARY 3 & 17
Art on Main Street features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures, and more. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Street’s charming cafes and boutiques.
PALM SPRINGS VINTAGE MARKET
FEBRUARY 4 & 18
The Palm Springs Vintage Market returns and is ready to showcase vintage finds from furniture to clothing, as well as live entertainment and food. This is a perfect way to spend your Saturday morning in Palm Springs while shopping for rare and exclusive treasures.
Witness the arrival of the biggest U.S. Soccer clubs at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, during the Coachella Valley Invitational this February. Get an exclusive preview of the class of 2024 just steps from the pitch, observing coaching staff strategizing and old teammates welcoming new additions. Don't miss the opportunity to gauge your club's prospects for the upcoming season.
INTERSECT PALM SPRINGS
FEBRUARY 8 - 11
This art and design fair brings together a dynamic mix of modern and contemporary galleries and is activated by timely and original programming. With around 80 galleries exhibiting the 4-day event, there is art from North and South America, Europe, and Asia available to view and purchase. The variety of work on display is wide with paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs amongst others to inspire art lovers and collectors.
FEBRUARY 9 & 10
The Tour de Palm Springs is one of the largest and most festive cycling charity events of its kind. Every year, up to 10,000 cyclists from 46 different states and 4 countries. The Tour de Palm Springs raises money for local charities in Greater Palm Springs while honoring first responders and Veterans.
PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM ANNUAL GALA: TOP SECRET HEROES OF MODERN TECH
Palm Springs Air Museum hosts the Top Secret: Heroes of Modern Tech Annual Gala in 2024. The black-tie affair kicks off at 7 p.m. inside the museum, paying tribute to distinguished figures in aviation. This event not only honors modern tech heroes but also serves as a crucial fundraising effort to support the museum's diverse educational projects.
LUNAR FESTIVAL AT THE RIVER
Embark on a journey into the enchanting Year of the Dragon at The River's highly anticipated 2nd Annual Lunar Festival. This immersive event promises an unforgettable experience by combining a diverse array of retail and food vendors. Get ready to be enthralled by explosive entertainment featuring lion dancing, martial arts performances, live bands, and more.
Prepare for a night of musical magic as Marc Anthony brings his Historia Tour to Greater Palm Springs at the Acrisure Arena. The iconic salsa sensation will grace the stage with his chart-topping hits, delivering a performance that promises to be nothing short of spectacular with an evening filled with Latin rhythms, passionate vocals, and the electrifying energy that only Marc Anthony can bring to the desert oasis.
FEBRUARY 16 - 25
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is located in Indio, California; an oasis situated in Greater Palm Springs. The annual Fair started as a festival to celebrate the end of the annual date harvest in the desert region; the major commercial date-producing area in the western hemisphere.
Get ready to experience R&B royalty as Keyshia Cole takes the stage at Spotlight 29. The soulful songstress is set to mesmerize the audience with her powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and undeniable stage presence. A night filled with chart-topping hits and soul-stirring performances in an intimate and vibrant setting. Don't miss your chance to witness Keyshia Cole's unforgettable live show, where the spotlight truly shines on one of the most acclaimed voices in contemporary R&B.
FEBRUARY 17 & 18
The Palm Desert Greek Festival is a community celebration of Greek culture – from guided Church tours to Byzantine icons; live Greek music and traditional folk dancing; souvenirs, ethnic groceries, and religious items. But, the heart of our festival is the wonderful homemade Greek food and pastries created from generational, family recipes.
The Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5K returns to the heart of Greater Palm Springs. Race in the half marathon, or run/walk the flat, fast 5K course. Kids four to 13 can run the 1K kids run. The 1/2 marathon & 5K participants receive an official race t-shirt, finisher medal, timing and post-race food. Kids run participants receive a finisher medal and post-race food. This event grows larger every year, so register today and join in on the fun.
Attended by thousands, the indoor expo offers dynamic daily shows by local boutiques while the marketplace showcases plenty of shopping and featured panel discussions about health, wellness, and beauty. This year also features a charity golf tournament supporting The Unforgettables Foundation. Come out and celebrate the 16th season of this show during this beautiful month.
Get ready for the Annual La Quinta Car Show, brought to you by the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce and the City of La Quinta. Head to the scenic La Quinta Community Park for a day of family-friendly fun, featuring entertainment, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a lively beer garden. The gates open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and admission along with parking is free.
Prepare for a fun-filled, family, and pet-friendly event where admission is free, and a minimal donation is requested for participation in the 5K. Following the 5K, the Family Bubble Run will kick off, adding to the festivities. Why We Walk: Until a cure is found, our collective efforts ensure that families facing pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses receive comfort, relief, support, and joy in their challenging journey. Join these foundations in the ongoing fight to CURE Pediatric Cancer and other critical illnesses. Your participation makes a difference!
FEBRUARY 24 - 26
McCormick’s is a family run business that has been selling high quality classic and exotic cars in Palm Springs for over 35 years. During this event 500 classic, sports, antique and special interest autos are sold across the auction block throughout the 3 days at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Whether you're planning a stunning remodel or envisioning a new build, this event is your chance to engage with industry professionals and stay informed about the latest design trends. Sip on complimentary wine and champagne while you enjoy delicious appetizers in Palm Springs for an unforgettable experience observing input from interior and exterior design experts, skilled contractors, solar providers, artificial grass specialists, and various other local businesses, offering a wealth of design inspiration.
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 5-7 p.m.
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.
ACRISURE ARENA EVENTS
The Acrisure Arena provides the Greater Palm Springs area with a premiere 11,000+ capacity venue to host some of the biggest artists in entertainment as well as the home for the AHL Hockey team The Coachella Valley Firebirds. Want to know more about what is happening at the Acrisure Arena? Check out their full list of upcoming events happening this month.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Guided by the esteemed instructor Vanessa Johnson at The Spa at Séc-he, this aqueous practice embraces the art of gentleness, empowering you to nurture your inner strength, achieve poised equilibrium, and expand your range of motion. For a mere $15, immerse yourself in this transformative experience lasting 45 minutes—a precious add-on activity that promises to leave you revitalized and deeply attuned to the serenity within.
Embark on the wondrous commencement of every Saturday at The Drift Hotel, where a delightful hour-long yoga flow awaits you upon the inviting outdoor terrace of Sol Studio. Envision yourself amidst this serene and picturesque setting, immersing yourself in the harmonious rhythm of yoga, as you revel in the blissful interplay between mind, body, and spirit.
Elevate offers a one-hour sound bath experience every Friday featuring crystal bowls and a gong to promote deep rejuvenation. The session commences with gentle breathwork to help you ground and connect with the space, followed by a guided relaxation before immersing you in the soothing sound bath, aligning your energy and deeply relaxing your nervous system to elevate your overall well-being.
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