Palm Springs Area Blog

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

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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….

18th Annual Tour de Palm Springs Unites Community for Charity

The Tour de Palm Springs is celebrating its 18th remarkable year by bringing the community together to have a great time and benefit nearly 150 local charities here in the Coachella Valley. This will be another landmark year for this convivial event, which is growing every year and has already raised more than $1 million…

Oh My Goodness…It’s Paul Lynde! Rekindles Great Memories

Back by popular demand, from January 22 & 23, 2016 Michael Arrington’s brilliant production of Oh My Goodness… It’s Paul Lynde! will light up The Purple Room in Palm Springs with the brilliance and comedy of the inimitable and iconic comedian Mr. Paul Lynde.  Following this particular production, the show will go on to Las…

Angels in America Visits Desert Rose Playhouse

Although the Desert Rose Playhouse in Rancho Mirage is well known for its superb theatrical productions, the one currently running is extraordinary by anyone’s standards. Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, opened on January 15, 2016 and will run for six weeks through February 21, 2016. The recipient…

La Quinta Celebrates Coachella Valley Bounty

On Saturday, January 16, from 3 PM to 8 PM don’t miss a great opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the unique culture and community of the Coachella Valley with your friends and neighbors at The Golf Club at La Quinta, as the Coachella Valley Harvest Festival brings everyone together for a wonderful time. The emphasis…

8th Annual Desert Woman’s Show Benefits Valley Charities

On January 16-17, 2016, the fabulous Agua Caliente Resort and Casino will play host to the Eighth Annual Desert Woman’s Show in Rancho Mirage. Although every year is a superb triumph in planning and organization, this year is exceptional by any standards. Running from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Exhibit Hall attendees will…

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Gets 2016 Off and Running

The Kennel Club of Palm Springs will once again host their annual AKC shows on January 9-10, 2016 with obedience and rally trials on January 7-8. This is inevitably, a much-anticipated four day extravaganza that is held at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, where there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out…

January Welcomes Polo Season in La Quinta

The onset of the New Year brings many happy events and activities to those of us fortunate enough to live in the Coachella Valley. One of the first major events is the Palm Springs International Film Festival and then right behind it is the opening of Polo Season. In La Quinta, we have the El…

Ice-Skating Under the Palms Defines Desert Holidays

Where else can you go ice-skating under the swaying palm trees and the beautiful midnight skies of the California Desert? We may not have snow in La Quinta but with the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa next door to us in Palm Springs, we have the next best thing. Ice-skating! That’s right, the Hyatt has…

A Weekend of Santa Brings in Happy Visitors

As the holiday season gets into full swing here in the desert, visitors just keep flowing in from all directions. We in the real estate community, love to see that because it means we are doing things right. As if any of us needed any more proof of that, consider Saturday, December 21, as the…

Home for the Holidays Sends Valley Pets to Local Families

The wonderful Palm Springs Animal Shelter has distinguished itself for many reasons, but primary among them are the No-Kill guidelines by which it operates. On Saturday, December 19, 2015 the shelter will celebrate Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival at their location at 4575 E. Mesquite Avenue in Palm Springs. This is a wonderful opportunity…

The Inn Walk Highlights Palm Springs’ Unique Beauty

For the 20th year running, Palm Springs will celebrate the Walking Tour of the Inns on Thursday evening, December 10, 2015. There are two starting points this year. One will be at the Palm Springs Art Museum and the other at the Palm Springs Woman’s Club. There will also be a bake sale and live…

Gift of Love III Makes Holiday Season Extra Special

If you are fortunate enough to live here in the Coachella Valley, then you already know how much we all love world-famous entertainer Barry Manilow. He has made his home in the desert for many many years and is one of the most giving and generous people we will probably ever have the pleasure of…

Judy Garland and Friends Live at the Purple Room

One of the aspects of living in and around Palm Springs that most of us love best is the rich history and nostalgia of the golden era of Hollywood. The list of entertainers who have made homes here in the Valley, or still live here, reads like a Who’s Who of the industry itself. It…

Indio Tamale Festival Delights Holiday Crowds

The first full weekend of December always brings a smile to the faces of tamale lovers across the Coachella Valley. The Indio International Tamale Festival was named by the Food Network as “One of the 10 Best Food Festivals in the United States” for plenty of good reasons! With nearly every flavor of tamales you…

24th Annual Festival of Lights Parade Welcomes All

Another gala holiday season is upon us so let the fun begin! On Saturday night, December 5, 2015 the Palm Springs Signature Event, Festival of Lights Parade, will thrill tens of thousands of spectators along Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs from Ramon Road north to Tamarisk Road. The parade route is over a…

Desert Arts Festival Complements Thanksgiving Weekend

Premier among the dozens of wonderful events and attractions available during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday, will be the Desert Arts Festival at Frances Stevens Park in Palm Springs. Open from 10 AM to 4 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, both admission and parking are free. West Coast Artists produces several amazing, top quality shows…

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Beckons Revelers

Thanksgiving in the Coachella Valley signals the start of the illustrious and magnificent social season, heralding the arrival of our Canadian snowbirds and our part-time residents who enjoy the warm winters under the desert sun. One of the most festive times of the year, La Quinta always does its part by hosting the Annual Turkey…

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