Though home to its fair share of lush country clubs and exceptional hotels, Cathedral City shines as a haven for the arts. Thanks to a recent Public Arts Initiative, visitors can discover several works on display throughout the city, including the whimsical, mosaic-tiled Fountain of Life statue that proudly claims the heart of downtown. Feel free to splash around in the cooling waters … we won’t judge. Get to know local talent by attending a gallery opening on Perez Road, the city’s art and design district, or hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage furniture finds in the district’s eclectic warehouse-style shops.
Year-round fun unfolds on the main event lawn, adjacent to downtown. See Cathedral City from new heights at the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival (balloon tether rides are a hit, but it’s the colorful nighttime balloon glow that really steals the show), or celebrate the culture and cuisine of sister city Tequila, Jalisco at the Taste of Jalisco Festival. For a chill evening, sprawl out on the grass for a free outdoor movie in the park, followed by a late-night snack from La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor, known for their all-natural, fresh fruit bars with a Mexican twist.
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