Don't miss a thrilling week in this Southern California oasis. Go on a birding walk, learn nature photography, attend food festivals and more. Explore our nine cities with these events and activities and make the most of your time in sunny Greater Palm Springs. 

Eat & Drink

Culinary Cinema - The Scent of Green Papaya | November 20
Dinner and a movie just got a lot better. The Palm Springs Cultural Center will be screening The Scent of Green Papaya, a Vietnamese drama, followed by an expertly prepared dinner by Chef Chad Gardner of 533 Viet Fusion

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Food Truck Fiesta | November 22-24
Join the City of Cathedral City at this lively annual event, featuring a Food Truck Fiesta on Saturday, November 23. Enjoy a variety of Southern California food trucks, a beer and wine garden, kids' zone, hot air balloons and more.  

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival | November 23
Swing by the Palm Springs Air Museum for this popular annual event. Taste a wide variety of craft beers and food vendors. The event is complete with thrilling flight exhibitions and live performances by local artists.  

Classic Cowboy Cookout at Smoke Tree Ranch | November 23
Visit Smoke Tree Ranch this week for a cookout like no other. Dig into delicious BBQ including Smoked Pork, Seared Salmon, Grilled Marinated Chicken and more. The event will also feature live music by "Best of the West Band." 

Live Entertainment & Parties

Paul Anka Sings Sinatra | November 22
Legendary artist Paul Anka will take the stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Watch as he performs Frank Sinatra classics, sing along to your favorites and join Anka in celebrating his career's 60th anniversary. 

Mariachi Flor de Toloache and The Villalobos Brothers | November 22
See this Emmy award-winning all-female mariachi ensemble perform at the McCallum Theatre. Come out and enjoy a night of unique arrangements of mariachi music and Mexican folk by Flor de Toloache accompanied by The Villalobos Brothers.

A Miracle on El Paseo | November 23
Get your holiday festivities started early with this fabulous party on El Paseo. This popular shopping district is turned into a winter wonderland complete with live entertainment, a five-story Ferris wheel, family fun activities and more. 

Smokey Robinson | November 23
Enjoy a performance by highly-regarded singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. Sing and dance along to his hit songs "Cruisin'," “Just To See Her,” and more.

Palm Springs International Jazz Festival | November 23 & 24
Attend this inaugural event showcasing Jazz performances at Annenberg Theater located inside the Palm Springs Art Museum. Enjoy live music by vocalist Stacey Kent, Tierney Sutton, René Marie and more. The festival will also feature an artists' reception and Sunday brunch. 


The Reality of Our Changing Climate and How it Affects our Wildlife | November 20
The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is hosting a lecture all about the effects of climate change on our lifestyles, homes and wildlife. Listen as The Living Desert's President and CEO, Allan Monroe delves further and discusses the importance of this topic. 

Healthy Life Fest | November 23
Stop by Cathedral City Civic Center and attend this one of a kind health festival. Enjoy a day full of inspiration, entertainment and education about living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Mizu Life Water Skincare Sundays | Sundays
Treat your skin and practice self-care this week at Wabi Sabi Japan Living. Experience the best in Japanese skincare science and nature, complete with a Life Water Peel Enzyme Exfoliant. You'll leave feeling renewed and ready to take on the day.

Birding Walk-About | Tuesdays
Go bird watching and experience a guided hike hosted by Friends of the Desert Mountains. Explore the Ed Hastey Garden Walk and Randall Henderson Trail with experienced birders who will introduce you to the many birds that call Greater Palm Springs their home.  

Arts & Culture

Let's Talk - Hollywood at Home in Palm Springs | November 21
Join the Palm Springs Historical Society and discover the Hollywood celebrity stories behind the doors of iconic Greater Palm Springs homes. Listen as Jim Cook and Vinny Stoppia tell a collection of highlights of their experiences as walking tour docents.

Film Screening: "Ask Dr. Ruth" | November 20
Watch Dr. Ruth Westheimer's story at the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage. Dr.Ruth is a Holocaust Survivor, learn all about her life experiences in this intriguing film. 

Photographing the Hi-Desert | November 23
The Joshua Tree National Park Association is hosting a field class perfect for all nature photography aficionados. Meet up at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and join photographer Craig Fucile for an all-day photo shoot of the beautiful views in Joshua Tree National Park

McCormick's Palm Springs Classic Car Auction | November 22-24
View this classic car show and auction at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Watch as these classic cars get auctioned, including a 1961 Cadillac custom built by Danny 'The Count" Koker and his crew from Counts Kustoms. 

Outlandish Palm Springs - Randy Rainbow | November 23 & 24
Randy Rainbow will take the stage at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Emmy nominated comedian, actor, singer, writer and satirist will be presenting a live performance of some of his best musical parodies and political spoofs. Don't miss a night of great fun and laughter!

Eat, drink and give thanks— Plan out your holiday with these Thanksgiving dinners offered by some of the best restaurants in Greater Palm Springs. Enjoy!