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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 visit visitgreaterpalmsprings.com or email media@gpscvb.com.
 
Palm Springs International Film FestivalDecember 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 8 | 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 Paseofashionweekelpaseo.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.
 

 

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April 3-7 | The Dinah | thedinah.com 
The largest girl party music festival in the world.
April 5-6 |  Garden Jam Music Festival | gardenjammusicfestivall.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 PartyMay 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 Weekdinegps.com 
June | Splash House splashhouse.com
June| Palm Springs International Shortfest | psfilmfest.org  

August | Splash Housesplashhouse.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