Looking for things to do in Palm Springs this week? Look no further! The oasis in bursting with events, from Modernism Week and the Riverside County Fair to festivals, car shows and art displays. Check out this week’s picks for what’s happening in Greater Palm Springs.
February 16 – 26
This annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art and culture was originally centered around a core Modernism Show & Sale but has since exponentially grown to include tours of iconic homes, architectural walks, a world-class talk & film series, classic cars, garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition and much more. With nearly 300 events, there's plenty to see and do during this 11-day celebration. Don't miss out: here's your Modernism 101 guide to the midcentury event of the season!
71st Annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival
February 17 – 26
This county fair will include headline entertainment, Monster Truck and BMX shows, camel and ostrich races, data and produce displays and more. Bring the family and enjoy arts and crafts, carnival rides and great fair food.
HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Show
February 21 – 26
The Desert Circuit Horse Show continues with USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5* Jumpers competing in this world-class event.
McCormick’s 62nd Palm Springs Classic Car Auction
February 24 – 26
This massive annual car show brings nearly 600 classic, vintage and exotic cars to the Palm Springs Convention Center—and visitors have a chance to bid on these beauties. Come to look or pick out a new toy. Admission is free on Friday, $15 on Saturday and Sunday ($25 for both days).
Mary J. Blige Live at Fantasy Springs
February 24 | 8 p.m.
R&B superstar Mary J. Blige brings her urban-rooted style to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino this Friday for an evening of soul, hip-hop and R&B. Don’t miss your chance to hear her iconic voice live this weekend.
9th Annual Chalk Art Festival
February 24 – 25
Indio transforms into an art canvas during the Annual Chalk Art Festival, a colorful display of artwork where everyone is free to unleash their inner artists. Enjoy food, entertainment and kids’ activities while watching chalk art come to life.
Palm Desert Greek Festival
February 25 – 26
Say “Opa!” this weekend as the annual Palm Desert Greek Festival returns to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Experience the Greek’s famous hospitality during this weekend filled with live entertainment, dancing, shopping and, of course, food! Admission is $3.
February 25 – April 30
Discover artwork in various indoor and outdoor locations across Greater Palm Springs. Viewing will be available free and will offer visitors a unique way to experience the oasis. Navigate the star-studded art exhibition with our guide to Desert X.
February 25 | 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the third annual Cheetah Run at The Living Desert. The course is beautiful and challenging with a combination of pavement and trail running. See zebras, camels and cheetahs enjoying their surroundings. Prices vary pages upon age and distance of run.
The Gardens 19th Annual Concert Series
February 25 | 5 p.m.
This outdoor concert series at The Gardens on El Paseo continues this Saturday with Slim Man Standards. Come to the Center Lawn early for small bites and 2 glasses of wine, included with the $15 ticket that benefits Gilda’s Club Desert Cities.
The River’s 2017 Music Showcase Featuring Rick Shelley
February 25 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Spend Saturday night at The River, where live music in the amphitheater makes for a fun night of dinner and entertainment.
Bring your friends, lawn-chairs, and a picnic to enjoy polo from the sidelines every Sunday through April 2. Matches start at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Find a full listing of things to do in Greater Palm Springs this week here.