Ready to plan your fall getaway to the oasis this September? Enjoy health and wellness events, legendary concerts, pool parties and film screenings all month long in Greater Palm Springs. Relax by the pool and sip on some wine, browse a new art exhibit, or attend an LGBTQ film festival. This Southern California destination has something for everyone and you won't want to miss out on all the action!
Live Your Wellest
12 Healthy Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Recipes
Try these delicious and health-conscious recipes from some of the best restaurants in the oasis.
Mindfulness & Meditation Options
Find your zen in Greater Palm Springs and visit these locations ideal for cultivating peace and letting go of stress.
Renewal Cleanse Program | September 8
Feel energized and balanced with this week-long water and juice cleanse hosted by The Spring Resort & Spa. Join yoga instructor Alese Jones on this 6-day program monitored daily by physician Michael Klaper, M.D.
Bhakti Fest | September 25-30
Spread love and raise your consciousness at this year's Bhakti (Love) Fest. Practice yoga, sing and dance along to Kirtan music, enjoy vegetarian food and camp out beneath the stars in the high desert. Meet other attendees and experience heart-centered connections.
Music & Concerts
Brian Wilson and The Zombies | September 1
Travel back to the 1960s with a night of classics-- Enjoy music by The Beach Boys co-founder, Brian Wilson and recent Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductees, The Zombies at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's Special Events Center. Jam out to your favorite hits from the legendary albums 'Friends' and 'Surf's up' and songs from The Zombies' second studio album 'Odessey and Oracle'.
Broadway at The River: Jonelle Allen- Two Gentlemen of Verona | September 5
Nothing beats dinner and a show. You won't want to miss this performance by Tony-Award winning singer Jonelle Allen, best known for Broadway's Two Gentlemen of Verona. This dinner theatre show at Acqua California Bistro at The River will feature students from the Musical Theater University performing as “singing waiters” and as the cast of a Broadway-themed song and dance revue.
Duran Duran | September 5
This legendary 80s band is returning to the stage at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage for one of only seven U.S tour dates this Fall. Sing and dance along to hits such as 'Rio', 'Hungry Like A Wolf' and many more.
Bryan Adams | September 13
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is bringing his feel-good hits to the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. With songs like 'Summer of '69', "Everything I Do', 'Heaven' and many more this is bound to be an unforgettable evening.
Steely Dan | September 21
You won't want to miss seeing this iconic duo live! Steely Dan is coming to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage and will play some of their classics
Arts & Culture
First Wednesday Art Walk | September 4
Browse art galleries and visit working studios every first Wednesday of the month at the Backstreet Art District in Palm Springs. Meet artists and find your next piece of fine and decorative art.
TEKNIQUE - Season Opening Reception | September 14
Visit Janssen Artspace and be inspired by their newest exhibit, 'TEKNIQUE'. This group exhibition focuses on the artists' process and features work by artists Joan Schiebel, Bette Levine, Brett Stevens and more.
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival | September 20-23, 27 & 28
Watch and celebrate LGBTQ stories at this year's 11th annual Cinema Diverse Film Festival at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This festival will feature both short and feature films representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world.
Night Sky Festival at Joshua Tree National Park | September 21
This annual one-day event is a major fundraiser for the Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center and Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts. The event's activities include a night photography class, astronomy presentations, crafts for the little ones and more. Admire the Joshua Tree night sky and contribute to this great cause.
Dive-In Movie: Clueless | September 27
Catch this 90s classic poolside at ARRIVE Palm Springs. Enjoy the views of the oasis, get comfy in your pool floaty and munch on complimentary candy while watching this hilarious and romantic flick.
Films on the Great Lawn | September 13, 20 & 27
Enjoy great films in an even better setting. Re-opening this September 11, the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Center & Gardens is hosting a film series where visitors can view classic sci-fi films from the 1950s, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers, War of the Worlds, and The Thing from Another World. The film screenings are free and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items to enjoy during the show.
Eat & Drink
Where to Find the Best Margaritas
Enjoy your time in the oasis, margarita in hand. Follow this roundup of the best margaritas in Greater Palm Springs. From classic margaritas to some not-so-traditional flavors, there's something for everyone on this list. Cheers!
New Sweets and Treats Around Town
Treat yourself to some of the tastiest sweet treats new to the oasis. Satisfy your sweet tooth with an ice cream shake at Monster Shakes or get a caffeine boost at IW Coffee Chair Bar. Visit any of these locations for treats guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
Cooking Class: Regional Foods of Nagoya | September 21
Stop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living in Palm Springs and expand your cooking skills with this class. Learn all about traditional dishes and street food in the city of Nagoya. Space is limited, so make sure you take advantage of this cultural experience.
Golden Grapes: Poolside Wine Tasting | September 29
Unleash your inner sommelier and try a glass of wine by the pool at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Sip on Nomadica Wine, an independent craft canned wine curated by sommeliers and designed by artists. This wine tasting series is happening every month and will lead up to the annual Palm Springs Wine Festival in December.
Pool Parties & Nightlife
Sun Dream Groove Island Takeover | September 1
Dance and catch some rays by the pool this Labor Day Weekend. Get an inside look into the Groove Island world as the electronic festival takes over the Saguaro Hotel & Pool. With performances by LA Riots, Jeremiah Red, Tryston Alexander and Sabio you're in for a groovy time!
Wild West Wednesdays | Weekly
Put on your Cowboy hat and get ready to kick up your boots. Join country radio host Randy Houston, and dance instructor Mark Roberts for free line dancing sessions and a night of country fun at Cascade Lounge inside Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs.
Vinyl DJ Set at Harvey's Lounge | September 21
Hit the dancefloor every third Saturday of the month at Harvey's Lounge inside the Hilton Palm Springs. Enjoy handcrafted beverages, house music and great vibes all night long.
Live Music on the Patio | Daily
Nothing beats live music and delicious Mexican food. Visit Las Casuelas Terraza in Downtown Palm Springs and dine al fresco on their gorgeous patio. Enjoy great tunes by Hot Roxx and PS Sound Co. and get up to show off your dancing skills.
Your next Greater Palm Springs getaway may be closer than you think. Save on your stay with these deals on hotel rates and get more for your money while you enjoy your time in the oasis!