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What's New in Greater Palm Springs

2019 EVENTS TO WATCH

The nine cities of Greater Palm Springs are home to some of the world's most popular - and unique - events in California and the world. For more details, explore www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com or email media@gpscvb.com.

Celebrities gather at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala to celebrate and honor those who made significant contributions to film that year.

December 1: Festival of Lights Parade psfestivaloflights.com

December 1-2: International Tamale Festival tamalefestival.net
Holds the Guinness World Record for the largest tamale ever!

December 9: Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta ironman.com
This is the first Ironman in the Coachella Valley.
 
January 3-14: Palm Springs International Film Festival psfilmfest.org
Celebs and movie-lovers come together for a night of awards.

January 25-28: Southwest Arts Festival discoverindio.com
The festival includes traditional, contemporary and abstract arts and crafts.

Desert X

February 2: Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Fest ranchomiragewineandfoodfestival.com
Palm trees pair perfectly with four days of wine tasting events and seminars.

February 9: Tour de Palm Springs tourdepalmsprings.com
Up to 100-mile cycling routes raise money for Coachella Valley.

February 9-April 21: Desert X desertx.org
The desert art show that broke Instagram in 2017 is back with new installations.

February 14-24: Modernism Week modernismweek.com
Architect Moshe Safdie confirmed as keynote speaker for 2019.

February 15-24: National Date Festival datefest.org

BNP Paribas Open

March 2: Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival desertmountains.org

March 4-17: BNP Paribas Open bnpparibasopen.com

March 7-10: La Quinta Arts Festival lqaf.com

March 16-23: Fashion Week El Paseo fashionweekelpaseo.com

March 22-24: Palm Desert Food & Wine palmdesertfoodandwine.com

March 29-April 4: American Documentary Film Festival americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com
A celebration of documentary film and filmmakers around the world.

Guests at Stagecoach

April 3-7: The Dinah thedinah.com
The largest girl party music festival in the world.

April 5-6: Garden Jam Music Festival gardenjammusicfestival.com

April 12-14 & 19-21: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival coachella.com
New hotels in 2019 make the music festival more accessible than ever.

April 26-28: Stagecoach Country Music Festival stagecoachfestival.com

April 26-29: White Party Palm Springs jeffreysanker.com
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of this iconic gay circuit party.

Splash House Pool Party

May 16-19:|Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this celebration of period cinematography.

May 16-19: Joshua Tree Music Festival joshuatreemusicfestival.com
This family-friendly global music event combines kids, art and yoga.

June: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week dinegps.com

June: Splash House splashhouse.com

June: Palm Springs International Shortfest psfilmfest.org

August: Splash House splashhouse.com

WHAT'S NEW | HOTELS

COACHELLA
2019 Hotel Indigo (250 rooms)

LA QUINTA
2020 Montage La Quinta (140 rooms)
2020 Pendry La Quinta (200 rooms)

INDIAN WELLS
2019 Renaissance Indian Wells (room renovations)

PALM DESERT
2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs (884 room renovation)

CATHEDRAL CITY
2019 Best Western Plus (90 rooms)

DESERT HOT SPRINGS
2018 Two Bunch Palms (facility renovation)

PALM SPRINGS
2018 Infusion Beach Hotel (62-room renovation)
2018 Movie Colony Hotel (16-room renovation)
2019 Andaz Palm Springs (150 rooms)
2019 Dream Hotel (170 rooms)
2019 750 Lofts (39 rooms)
2020 The Bode (36 full-service rooms)
 

WHAT'S NEW | Restaurants and Lounges

Babe's BBQ returns to family management to continue BBQ legacy 
Founded by the man who also launched Marie Callender's, Babe's BBQ pays homage to home-style BBQ.

The newest gay bar in town: The Roost Lounge in Cathedral City
Our very own rainbow sidewalks in Cathedral City lead the way to Coachella Valley's newest LGBTQ bar.

Palm Springs Design District welcomes new Cartel Coffee Lab
Opening at 1551 N Palm Canyon Dr., Cartel works with farmers to produce the best-tasting single-origin beans.
 

NEW AIRLIFT INTO PSP

Newark (EWR) United Airlines flies daily into PSP from 12/20/18-4/8/19

Portland (PDX) Sun Country launches Sunday and Thursday flights into PSP from 11/14/18

Atlanta (ATL) Delta Airlines launches daily flights from 12/20/18-1/2/19 

Atlanta (ATL) Delta Airlines launches Saturday flights from 1/5/19-3/30/19

Chicago (ORD) Frontier Airlines launches twice weekly service 12/14/18

Calgary (YYC) Air Canada launched daily flights from 10/28/18-4/30/19

Edmonton (YEG) Flair Airlines launching up to four weekly flights 12/22/18

Boston (BOS) JetBlue will fly four times weekly from 2/14/19-4/29/19
 

For more information, email media@gpscvb.com
Content updated as of November 6, 2018