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What's New in Greater Palm Springs


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 or email

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

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

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

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

Desert X

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

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

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

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

February 15-24: National Date Festival

BNP Paribas Open

March 2: Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival

March 4-17: BNP Paribas Open

March 7-10: La Quinta Arts Festival

March 16-23: Fashion Week El Paseo

March 22-24: Palm Desert Food & Wine

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

Guests at Stagecoach

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

April 5-6: Garden Jam Music Festival

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

April 26-28: Stagecoach Country Music Festival

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

Splash House Pool Party

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

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

June: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

June: Splash House

June: Palm Springs International Shortfest

August: Splash House


2019 Hotel Indigo (250 rooms)

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

2019 Renaissance Indian Wells (room renovations)

2019 JW Marriott Desert Springs (884 room renovation)

2019 Best Western Plus (90 rooms)

2018 Two Bunch Palms (facility renovation)

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.


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

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Content updated as of November 6, 2018