This week marks Veterans Day, and there’s plenty of ways to celebrate the three-day weekend in Greater Palm Springs. From Veterans Day events to a night sky festival and sporting events, the oasis is filled with ways to chill this week.
HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Show - National Sunshine Series
November 1 – 12
HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Show returns for nearly two weeks of high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper shows.
Palm Springs International Animation Festival
November 9 – 11
Palm Springs International Animation Festival brings together some of the most talented people from the world of animation and entertainment for an inaugural event. The festival will be featuring award winning films from Cannes, Annecy, Tribeca and Sundance with Oscar and Grammy artists and producers in a variety of styles.
Theatre: Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical
November 9 – 12
Enjoy a local performance courtesy of Palm Canyon Theatre. Based on the Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the musical follows the adventures of a trio of drag queens who journey across the Australian Outback.
U.S. FootGolf National Championship 2017
November 10 – 12
Greater Palm Springs is a FootGolf capital, and this weekend, the U.S. FootGolf National Champtionship returns to the American FootGolf Leagues’ home course of Desert Willow Golf Resort for a weekend of exciting playoffs. Watch as players from across the U.S. compete in a 54-hole tournament as they compete for the title of National Champion.
Joshua Tree National Park Night Sky Festival
November 10 – 12
Over the three-day weekend, the National Park Service and its partners will bring together astronomers, scientists, night-sky enthusiasts, artists, junior rangers, and members of nearby communities to celebrate the night skies of Joshua Tree National Park. Don’t miss your chance to the see the stars in an International Dark Sky Park.
Palm Springs Air Museum 21st Anniversary, Air Fair & F9F Panther Aircraft Unveiling
Honor those who have served at the Palm Springs Air Museum this Saturday. The museum celebrates its 21st anniversary this Veterans Day with flight exhibitions, musical performances, birthday cake, World War Two re-enactors and activities for the entire family. Be sure to be there at 1 p.m. for the unveiling of the museum's newly restored F9F Panther aircraft.
Veterans Day Patriots 5K
This 5K run/walk is perfect for runners, walkers, strollers and even four-legged friends. The Veterans Day Patriots 5K raises money to support organizations that serve active duty and veteran military members.
21st Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade
The City of Palm Springs proudly presents the 21st annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade this Saturday. The one-hour parade is followed by a live concert and fireworks finale.
4th Anniversary for Coachella Valley Brewing
Celebrate Coachella Valley Brewing Company’s four-year anniversary this weekend with a cold glass of their local craft beer. The anniversary party will feature their finest brews, plus food and local live music.
Picnic Under the Palms
Join the Palm Springs Historical Society for the annual Picnic Under the Palms. This year the dedication, public service and history of the Palm Springs Fire Department will be honored. Experience a tasty barbecue lunch, no-host bar and a raffle with fabulous prizes.
Fall Farm Tour
Join Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) for an exciting farm tour adventure as they explore the Coachella Valley’s agricultural treasures to find out what's growing on this fall.
Looking for more to enjoy this week? Check out our events calendar for a full listing of events and things to do in Palm Springs and beyond.