Palm Springs Area Blog

Celebrations Planned Valleywide for Mother’s Day

The Coachella Valley is always alight with fun and excitement and that is especially the case over the weekend of Mother’s Day, this year on May 8, 2016.  From Palm Springs, all the way out to Coachella, special events and celebrations have been planned for months. The busiest day of the year for restaurants, expect…

Stagecoach 2016 Welcomes Country’s Best

Stagecoach 2016 is about to launch on April 29-30, and May 1, 2016 at the fabulous Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, right on the heels of Coachella. The spacious grounds offer plenty of parking and are mere minutes away from the best lodging and dining, gaming and shopping anyone could want right here in picture-perfect…

Coachella Week 2 – Turns up the Temperature For Music Fans

As Week Two of the 2016 Coachella Music and Arts Festival gets underway revelers will be treated to some outstanding performances by some of the most celebrated names in the business.  Week One was highlighted by the long-awaited reunion of Guns N’ Roses and they did not disappoint. Sounding as good as ever they rocked…

Desert Cancer Foundation Presents A Round For Life

The Desert Cancer Foundation will once again present its Annual A Round for Life Golf Tournament on April 25, 2016 at the exclusive Avondale Golf Club in beautiful Palm Desert. This year will feature celebrated, former major league pitcher, Tommy John as honorary chair. The Desert Cancer Foundation, for whom the day will benefit, was…

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Makes Coachella Week One 2016 Sizzle

As the Valley gears up for another fabulous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the excitement is building and the anticipation is almost palpable. Year after year Coachella has proven a sure sellout and wowed the crowds from around the globe with great music, great art, plenty of celebrities, and Woodstock style fun. From April…

El Paseo Fashion Week Brings in Fashionistas

El Paseo Fashion Week

From April 2-9, 2016 our beautiful El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert will feature haute couture from around the world during the Annual Fashion Week extravaganza. The fun gets underway on Sunday, April 3, at Le Chien with a spectacular canine fashion show to benefit the Humane Society of the Desert. If you love dogs,…

14th Annual Indian Wells Art Festival Celebrates World Artisans

As we usher in the month of April and the Spring Season gets underway here in the Valley, one of the first and most prestigious events of the art season will take place at the magnificent Indian Wells Tennis Gardens from April 1-3, 2016.  The 14th Annual Indian Wells Art Festival will open to a…

The Dinah Delights Valley Women

One of the most exciting weeks of the season has finally arrived. This is the week that all of Palm Springs has given over to the ladies and The Dinah takes over the Palm Springs Convention Center, the Hilton Hotel and trendy Zelda’s Nightclub. Music and fun will reign supreme as thousands of women from…

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Welcomes BNP Paribas Open

BNP Paribas Open

From March 7-20, 2016 Indian Wells and La Quinta, as well as the rest of the Coachella Valley will be filled with excited and exuberant tennis fans looking forward to the largest professional two-week combined ATP and WTA Tennis Tournament in the world with 96 players in the singles and 32 teams in the double…

34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival Thrills and Delights

Springtime in the Coachella Valley means art festivals galore and one of the signature events of the entire season is ready to unfold. From March 3-6, 2016 those of us fortunate enough to live in the Valley or be visiting locally will enjoy the Number One ranked Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival in the…

Oscar Night Celebrations Light Up the Valley

Oscar Night is always a very special time for Palm Springs. It follows the Palm Springs International Film Festival, long considered an indicator of who will win on Oscar night. Across the valley celebrations and galas are planned along with screenings of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences biggest night of the year….

Cathedral City Cove Tour Spotlights Local Artists

Cathedral City Cove Tour of Artist

On February 28, 2016 the Agnes Pelton Society will sponsor the Fifth Annual Cathedral City Cove Tour of Artist and Historic Homes for an afternoon of fun. Beginning at 11 AM and continuing to 3 PM, more than 15 local artists’ homes will be highlighted as the tour winds through the popular art colony in…

Snowbirds Flock to 4th Annual Canada/Snowbird Fest in Rancho Mirage

For the 4th year, on February 27-28, 2016, Coachella Valley will celebrate Canada/Snowbird Fest at the opulent Agua Caliente Resort & Casino in Rancho Mirage. Produced by our own local Bette King, this year’s festival will be a celebration of music and all things Canadian with a special tribute to the First Responders of the…

Palm Springs Ukulele Festival Bids Aloha to the Valley

There are few things more fun than music and few things in music that are more fun than the ukulele. From February 25-27, 2016 the Palm Springs Hilton will offer a packed agenda with fun, music and frivolity all centered around that wonderful and easy to learn stringed instrument, the ukulele. If you are new…

70th Annual Riverside County Fair Delights the Valley

Indio Fair

Not too many things are more fun than the county fair and one of the best in the State of California is the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, right in our own backyard, kicking off its 70th year at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio from February 12-21. It is always a treat…

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Celebrates Genius

PS Fine Art Fair

With an opening night Gala scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016 the Fifth Annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair will return once more to rave reviews from February 11-14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Coachella Valley will enjoy some of the most glamorous and prestigious works of art presented by the crème de…

Modernism Week Defines and Celebrates Mid-Century Homes

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

From February 11-21, 2016 the City of Palm Springs, and in fact the entire Coachella Valley, will celebrate the beauty of Modernist architecture. Celebrity soaked Palm Springs is home to one of the largest concentrations of Mid-Century architecture anywhere in the United States, boasting some of the most beautifully designed estates ever created and built…

Swing N’ Hops Dances On El Paseo

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to Jitterbug and Lindy to the big band sounds of the 1940’s on Saturday, February 6, 2016. That is the Palm Desert’s First Weekend in February, Swing N’ Hops Party on El Paseo Drive. You can bet the joint will be jumping as baby boomers turn out…

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Honors Valley Icons

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On Saturday, February 6, 2015, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards will honor several of the most celebrated philanthropists in the Coachella Valley. Among them will be Carolyn Caldwell, Jim Burba and Bob Hayes, Jim Casey and actor Danny Pintauro. All will be lauded at the gala event, held at the Palm Springs Convention Center this…

Southwest Arts Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Art Festival In Indio

The 30th Annual Southwest Arts Festival will delight the Coachella Valley on January 29, 30 and 31, 2016 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California once again. Last year the festival gave us more than 270 artists from around the globe and promises to be at least that size, if not bigger this year….

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