This month in Greater Palm Springs holds endless opportunities. Whether you are looking for some friendly competition that will get you hitting the trails or you want to experience endless relaxation, this sun-kissed oasis has it all. Enjoy the beautiful spring days and soak up every bit of your spring break! Find out about all of the events, special offers, and fun things to do this month in Greater Palm Springs. 

These listed events are from 2024, stay tuned for updates on 2025


La Quinta Art Celebration


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.

BNP Paribas Open

MARCH 3-17

Watch the world's best tennis players at Indian Wells Tennis Gardens as they play in tennis paradise. Catch players practicing, indulge in great food and drinks options, experience live entertainment, do some shopping and so much more.

Cathedral City LGBT Days

MARCH 8-10

California's first Pride event of the year honors the LGBTQ+ community and celebrates the diversity of Cathedral City. Presented by Agua Caliente Casinos, the weekend festival includes a comedy show featuring River Butcher, the annual parade of beds and bed race followed up by a special brunch at Town Square Park. There will be food and retail vendors.

Fashion Week El Paseo

MARCH 15-21

Experience luxury, art, self-expression, fashion and so much more at El Paseo Fashion Week, where designers will be featured from all around the globe and experience the fashion trends of today, tomorrow, and forever.

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

MARCH 21-24

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival is a 3-day event that brings together some of the brightest, most talented chefs from across the country to show off their talents. Some of this year's chefs will include Curtis Stone, Jamie Gwen, Paulette Goto and so many more! 

The Galleri Classic

MARCH 25-31

Greater Palm Springs will now be the home of a new professional golf tournament in Rancho Mirage, California. The Galleri Classic, named after GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection test, will debut at the renowned Mission Hills Country Club. The Galleri Classic will feature 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals, including World Golf Hall of Fame members who will play 54 holes. 

White Party Palm Springs

MARCH 29-31

Experience the allure of Palm Springs at the annual White Party, a legendary event known for its music, fashion, and unforgettable atmosphere. Join international revelers for a weekend of poolside gatherings and legendary dance parties. Immerse yourself in the glamour and excitement of this iconic LGBTQ+ celebration, where culture and boundless joy collide.



Scenic palm trees and blue skies.



Immerse yourself in the electrifying energy of Chicago, Broadway's sensational hit hosted at The McCallum Theatre. With its captivating storyline of fame, fortune, and the rhythm of jazz, accompanied by unforgettable musical numbers and breathtaking dance performances, Chicago embodies everything that defines the magic of Broadway.

Concert in the Sculpture Garden


Embark on a timeless tradition along The Gardens on  El Paseo and celebrate every first Friday of the month until April. Take delight in extended gallery hours until 7 p.m. and revel in live concerts at the sculpture garden, featuring talented students from the Academy of Musical Performance (AMP). Experience the excitement with exhibition premieres, artist gatherings, and a plethora of additional attractions!

Run For Ike 5K & Jr. Ike Dash


Participate in the annual Run For Ike 5K & Jr. Ike Dash, honoring the memory of Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Officer Ike, who bravely gave his life in the line of duty a decade ago, in 2011. Join each year as people come together to support the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Fund, with all proceeds from the event dedicated to this noble cause.

Battle of the Bands


Get ready to rock out at the inaugural Battle of the Bands at The River in Rancho Mirage! Experience a month-long celebration of local rock talent from all over Greater Palm Springs, featuring original music that will captivate you. Plus, don't miss out on the opportunity to win prizes, including a guitar, through a raffle supported by local businesses.

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival


Friends of the Desert Mountains invites you to Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival 2024. Gather together in Palm Desert for the festival to be even more accessible than ever. This free event features local artists and exhibitors, a kids' zone, a beer & wine garden with live music, food & beverages for purchase, raffles, and more.

Palm Springs Vintage Market


Returning this month, the Palm Springs Vintage Market 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.

Taste of Tennis


Experience the vibrant ambiance of the 7th Annual Taste of Tennis in Indian Wells, set against the backdrop of the luxurious Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa. Delight in the revival of professional tennis in Indian Wells while savoring delectable dishes crafted by the finest chefs of Greater Palm Springs. Join in the festivities and mingle with tennis luminaries from around the globe for an unforgettable evening.

Desert Smash


The 19th annual charity celebrity tennis event returns to bring the world's biggest stars together for an important cause. This event is held at the beautiful La Quinta Resort & Club. Purchase your tickets today here. 



Join Backstreet Art District  for their monthly Art Walk on the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. This year-round tradition persists through all weather, excluding only New Year’s Day and July 4th. Enjoy entertainment and food vendors during select events. Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs.

Cultural Weekend at Cabot's Pueblo

MARCH 8-12

Cabot Yerxa believed in creating and nurturing an artistic community. Join the local artists at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum to experience their artwork. Artisans at the Pueblo embody Cabot’s vision of bringing art, culture, and people together. Local artists will be present in part of the storytelling evening.

Art on Main Street

MARCH 9 & 23

Old Town La Quinta, in partnership with the City of La Quinta, is proud to host Art on Main Street! This event features over 100 artists showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures, and more. The art shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition.

Palm Springs Art Festival


Immerse yourself in artistic brilliance at the 40th anniversary Palm Springs Art Festival in Frances Stevens Park. Discover a wealth of original artwork from local and regional talents spanning various mediums like paintings, sculpture, and jewelry. Don't miss the chance to purchase your favorite pieces and take home a lasting memento of this inspiring event.

Madonna: The Celebration Tour


Madonna, acclaimed as the top-selling female solo touring artist ever, has revealed that The Celebration Tour has sold out more than 40 shows across iconic cities like Toronto, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and beyond. Due to overwhelming demand, a new date has been added at Acrisure Arena. Prepare to be mesmerized as Madonna takes the stage, delivering unforgettable performances featuring her timeless hits from an unmatched music repertoire.

Taste of Indio


Embark on a refined culinary adventure at the 8th annual Taste of Indio, co-hosted by the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Indio. Located at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Downtown Indio, this event celebrates the diverse flavors of Indio. Sample exquisite dishes from a variety of Indio's finest restaurants, while enjoying an evening filled with entertainment, delightful tastings, museum exploration, and the convenience of a cash bar.

Glow in the Park: A Spring Lantern Festival at The Living Desert


Glow in the Park at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a unique event that celebrates the awe-inspiring beauty of nature through hundreds of illuminated lanterns. These large displays feature breathtaking artistry, interactive elements, and a never-ending number of photo-ops that will create an unforgettable night for guests of all ages. 

Richard M. Milanovich Legacy Hike and 5K Run


Lace up your trail running shoes for the Richard M. Milanovich Legacy Hike and 5K Run, a tribute to the esteemed leader and advocate for Greater Palm Springs' indigenous communities. With a breathtaking backdrop of the desert landscape, this event offers participants the opportunity to honor Milanovich's legacy while enjoying a scenic outdoor adventure. Whether you're an avid hiker or a seasoned runner, come experience the beauty of the desert and celebrate the lasting impact of a remarkable individual.

American Documentary and Animation Film Festival 

MARCH 21-25

The American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (ADAF) is an annual event highlighting compelling storytelling through documentary and animation cinema. Featuring a wide range of films from talented filmmakers, ADAF offers visitors an immersive experience into captivating narratives and innovative techniques. Join us at ADAF for a journey into the world of visual storytelling and inspiration.

Blake Shelton: Back to the Honky Tonk Tour


Get ready to stomp your boots and sing along as country music sensation Blake Shelton kicks off the second leg of his Back To The Honky Tonk Tour at Acrisure Arena. Joining him on this thrilling journey is multi-platinum, 8x chart-topping country star Dustin Lynch, and rising country sensation Emily Ann Roberts, known for her standout performances on NBC’s The Voice. It's an evening packed with unforgettable tunes and incredible talent that you won't want to miss.

Wine & Design Benefitting Animal Samaritans


Experience a unique networking opportunity at Wine and Design, where you can connect with solar providers, skilled contractors, artificial grass specialists, and other local businesses at the inviting Modern Home Design Showroom. Indulge in complimentary wine, champagne, and appetizers as you peruse captivating art pieces showcased by talented local artists and dealers. Your $15 donation at the door will support Animal Samaritans of the Coachella Valley, making this event both enriching and charitable.

Don Omar: Back to Reggaeton


Experience the electrifying rhythms of reggaeton with the legendary Don Omar at Acrisure Arena. This will be an unforgettable night as the iconic artist takes the stage, delivering his signature hits and keeping the crowd on their feet. Don't miss your chance to be part of this thrilling event that promises to be a celebration of music, energy, and pure entertainment.



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.




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.

Want to continue your adventure in Greater Palm Springs? See here for more things to do in this Southern California oasis.



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