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 Earth Day celebrations to outdoor movie screenings, Greater Palm Springs offers plenty of things to do this week.
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 Desert X.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 21 – 23
The second weekend of the famed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival kicks off this 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 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Grab your sleeping bags for this unforgettable overnight experience at The Living Desert. The family-friendly sleepover lets you experience the sounds and beauty of the desert under a canopy of stars. The evening includes up-close animal presentations and a nighttime guided hike through the park. Starry Safari includes a tent for up to four, sleeping pads and a continental breakfast.
Festival Pool Party at Riviera Palm Springs
April 21 | 11 a.m.
Whether you’re chilling before Coachella or just want to soak up the sun, head over to Riviera Palm Springs for a weekend pool party. The poolside festivities include live DJs, Bacardi girls and drink specials. No cover.
The oasis is celebrating Earth Day with a full day of activities throughout Greater Palm Springs. Families will enjoy the colorful Butterfly Release at Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, while everyone can get involved at the Save Our Shores event at Salton Sea. Another fun option is Earth Day at The Living Desert, which includes conservation stories, discounts at the nursery and tree planting ceremonies.
Beyonce Tribute Party
April 22 – 23
When life gives you lemons, make Beyonce’s lemonade. That’s the theme behind the Beyonce tribute party held all weekend at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, which celebrates the artist’s “Lemonade” album. Enjoy a poolside DJ, spiked lemonade, spa treatments and more.
Movies in the Park: Wall-E
April 22 | 7 p.m.
Grab your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for “Movies in the Park,” a monthly outdoor movie screening in Cathedral City. This month’s featured movie is Pixar’s “Wall-E.”
Looking for more? Check out our full listing of things to do in Greater Palm Springs this week