Start planning your weekend in Greater Palm Springs with this week’s round-up of top events in the oasis. From Modernism Week and a brand new vintage festival to art tours, Tahitian dancing and a taco festival, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy this week in Greater Palm Springs.
Modernism Week Fall Preview 2017
October 19-22, 2017
A preview to the 10-day Modernism Week event in February, Modernism Week Fall Preview features a selection of the most popular events from its sister festival, including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, architectural walking and bike tours, festive cocktail parties, home tours, stimulating lectures, the not-to-be-missed Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, classic cars, tours of Sunnylands, and more. Check out our five can’t-miss Modernism Week events here.
Concerts in the Park
October 19, 2017 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Held on the terraced lawn of the Civic Center Park Amphitheater, the City of Palm Desert offers up a twice-yearly Concerts in the Park series that promises diverse musical offerings. This week, enjoy “Yachty by Nature”.
October 20-22, 2017
Enjoy all things vintage at the inaugural VintageVibe Festival, a celebration of American culture throughout the 20th century. The Vintage Market will take over the Palm Springs Convention Center, offering vintage-style clothing, midcentury modern furniture, trinkets, jewelry and toys from yesteryear. The festival also includes pool parties at The Saguaro and live entertainment.
Patriot Ride for Our Heroes
October 21, 2017
Get behind your handlebars and cycle with hundreds of heroes from the military, fire and police. A patriotic scene is set as cyclists ride through numerous flags along the route, while the staging area is draped in a red, white and blue theme. Participants can also enjoy food and entertainment.
Taste of Tahiti
October 21, 2017
Island vibes come to Greater Palm Springs during Taste of Tahiti, which features workshops on dancing, drumming, ukulele and more. In the evening, enjoy a Polynesian-style dinner gala under the stars with a feast of island-style pulled pork, teriyaki chicken and Mahi Mahi. Live bands and a Polynesian Revue with dancers, musicians, and entertainment directly from the islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora, Hawaii and New Zealand will make you feel like you’re right there on the islands.
October 21, 2017
Come out to the Salton Sea for a day of free, family-friendly fun. The celebration kicks off with The Great California Balloon Race, followed by a farmers market and tethered balloon rides. The day-long festival also features a Modernism Week vintage car show, canoeing and hula dancing, and in the evening, the balloons return for the Lowest Glow on Earth.
Hwy. 62 Open Studio Art Tours
October 21-22, 2017
Don’t miss this exclusive chance to get a sneak peek into more than 80 studios of the Morongo Basin during the annual Hwy. 62 Open Studio Art Tours weekends. During this self-guided tour, you’ll have the chance to speak directly with artists in their own private workspaces.
Tacos, Tequila & Chavelas Festival
October 21, 2017 | 4 – 8 p.m.
Party Coachella-style at this first-ever event, sponsored by the City of Coachella. As the name implies, tacos, tequila and chavelas are on the menu, as are a live DJ, mechanical bull rides and games. Sample tacos from more than 15 vendors as they compete for the “Best of Festival” title.
Looking for more things to do in Greater Palm Springs this week? Check out the full events calendar here.