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Signature Events

Several signature events in Greater Palm Springs have earned the destination a worldwide reputation for fun, excitement and energy. Where else will you find entire weeks devoted to midcentury modernism, fashion, film, food and wine? Whether you’re into outdoor music festivals or professional sports, our SoCal oasis offers a full calendar of can’t-miss happenings.

Due to county and state health orders regarding COVID-19, many events have been postponed or are subject to change. While we will update safe activities and experiences as more details become available, please confirm all events in advance.

Greater Palm Springs Festivals

Mark your calendar for several festivals taking place in Greater Palm Springs throughout the year. Music lovers don their best bohemian garb and cowboy boots for Coachella and Stagecoach, held over three consecutive weekends at the Empire Polo Fields, while foodies sample local flavor at the open-air Indio International Tamale Festival. Fashionistas flock to Palm Desert each spring to watch models own the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo, design enthusiasts delight in midcentury masterpieces during Modernism Week, and movie buffs can take their pick from the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, the American Documentary Film Festival and more.

Sports Tournaments in Palm Springs

Don’t miss a chance to sit on the sidelines at some of the biggest professional sporting events in Greater Palm Springs, home to more than 100 golf courses and one of the largest tennis venues in the world. Tennis stars touch down here every March for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, while golfers grace our lush green fairways for The American Express (a favorite stop on the PGA Tour) and the LPGA ANA Inspiration.

Check out more Greater Palm Springs signature events below. 



Palm Springs VillageFest

Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs, enjoy a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don't forget the sweets.

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The Street Fair at College of the Desert

Open-air shopping at its best. Open from 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays all year. Bargains galore. A great way to start your day.

Highlights. Greater Palm Springs