Festival season is finally here, but that’s not the only thing happening in Greater Palm Springs this week. From the music of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Easter celebrations to dog-friendly happy hours, Greater Palm Springs offers plenty of things to do this week.

Desert X
February 25 – April 30
Venture outside gallery walls to discover the true beauty of the oasis during Desert X, the highly-anticipated art exhibit with installations and programming throughout Greater Palm Springs. This one-of-a-kind art experience highlights both the creativity and beauty of the oasis. Discover unexpected installations from renowned artists in outdoor locations, offering a new perspective on the desert’s landscape. Don’t miss a thing with this guide to seeing Desert X in four hours.

La Quinta Cove Full Moon Hike
April 11
Pack some water and a black light for this one-of-a-kind hiking experience in Greater Palm Springs. Under the light of the full moon, hikers can enjoy a guided experience along the trails at the top of the La Quinta Cove.

Canines + Cocktails
April 12
Raise a toast in honor of your favorite furry friend during Canines + Cocktails at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. Admission to this doggy-themed happy hour includes two drinks and an appetizer. Best of all? Half of all proceeds will benefit Animal Samaritans.

Taste of Rancho – Food.Fair.Fusion
April 13 | 6 p.m.
Stop by the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage for an evening of international flavors, craft beers, wine and tequila during Food.Fair.Fusion. This all-ages event includes food stations, live entertainments and a beer and wine garden.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 14 – 16
The first weekend of the famed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival kicks off Friday. This year’s headliners include Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga. In addition to the music, festivalgoers can enjoy art installations and sculptures at Empire Polo Club. Whether you’re headed to the Polo fields or not, discover how to go beyond Coachella this weekend.

April 16

From brunch to egg hunts, Greater Palm Springs has you covered with plenty to do this Easter. Find a full list of Easter events in Greater Palm Springs here.

Looking for more? Check out our full listing of things to do in Greater Palm Springs this week.