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Palm Springs 23rd Festival of Lights Parade Delights Valley

Palm Springs Festival Of Lights

On Saturday, December 3, 2016 the 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade will light up the evening starting at 5:45 PM to the delight of Palm Springs area residents all across the Valley. With over 80 entries this year we can expect to see everything from those gorgeous lighted floats to local drill…

Martha’s Village 5K Gives Back To The Community

Martha’s Village 5K

Thanksgiving Day is an important family day for most all of us, but there are still those who have unmet needs every day of each year. Thanks to Martha’s Village in Indio thousands of those people from our own Coachella Valley have been well cared for and given opportunities to live productive and fulfilling lives….

WildLights 2016 Welcomes the Holiday Season

WildLights 2016

One of the most enjoyable events of the entire holiday season is WildLights at the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens in South Palm Desert. An aesthetically beautiful area of the Coachella Valley, South Palm Desert, located adjacent to La Quinta, is peaceful and serene and at its most perfect on winter nights. This year’s…

20th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade Commemorates Pearl Harbor

Every Veteran’s Day is special but this one will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. That hard to forget “Day of infamy” will live forever in history as we look back on the thousands of lives lost and the beginning of the Second World War. November 11 is the…

La Quinta’s Certified Farmer’s Market Gets Season Started

La Quinta’s Certified Farmer’s Market

We are well into the Autumn season and the Certified Farmer’s Market in Old Town La Quinta has gotten the season off to a great start with a wide array of superb vendors and plenty of new live music entertainers and exciting surprises. Running from October through May and keeping the season filled with farm…

Palm Springs Village Fest Gets Fall Season Started

Village Fest

It is always officially fall when our much loved Palm Springs Village Fest announces new hours for the season! You probably know that this Thursday night weekly event is so much more than just a simple Farmers Market. It is a community gathering of friends and neighbors for live entertainment, epic food sampling, and plenty…

Fall Modernism Week Celebrates Mid-Century Design

Palm Springs Modernism

For the third consecutive year Palm Springs will celebrate the Fall Preview of Modernism Week at the Palm Springs Convention Center from October 21-23, 2016. Starting with a Friday night peek at the more than 40 world-class exhibitors showing off designs from around the globe, the event will launch into a weekend that celebrates the…

Flying Aviation Expo Features All Things In-Flight

Flying Aviation Expo

Starting on Thursday, October 20, 2016 and continuing through Saturday, October 22 the Valley will be treated to the fabulous Palm Springs Flying Aviation Expo at multiple venues scattered around the Palm Springs area. One of the biggest events of its kind, the agenda is jam-packed with three days of exciting exhibits, seminars, celebrity appearances,…

Oldchella Weekend Two Promises Even More Fun

Oldchella

If you were lucky enough to be present during this past Weekend One of Desert Trip I don’t have to tell you how spectacular it really was. For everyone else I would recommend you try to score a ticket for weekend two if possible. Both Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones have never sounded better…

Desert Trip Finally Arrives In Town

Desert Trip

The long awaited musical extravaganza of the decade will finally hit the stage at the Empire Polo Grounds this weekend! On October 7, 2016 the three day Weekend One concert of the century will take place at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Affectionately coined “Oldchella” by many this is the older generation’s bailiwick and…

Neil Young and Paul McCartney Top The Desert Trip Concert List

As fall approaches we are all excited here in the greater Palm Springs area for the upcoming season.  For two consecutive weekends, October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2016 the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio will host one of the biggest music extravaganzas of the decade with a focus on the over 50 generation. Affectionately dubbed…

Morongo Nation Welcomes Powwow Celebrants

From September 23-25, 2016 get ready to celebrate with the mighty Morongo Nation in Cabazon as they host one of the most spectacular events of the year anywhere in California. For those of us who are fortunate enough to live in Cahuilla and Serrano territory, which is pretty much the entire Coachella Valley, we already…

Julio Iglesias Wows Valley Fans at Fantasy Springs

When you are the most famous Latin singer in the world and one of the best-selling artists of all time it creates a major stir of excitement any time you come to town. Even the star-studded greater Palm Springs area is not immune from the charms of Julio Iglesias. On September 17, 2016 Fantasy Springs…

Grammy Award Winning Toto Comes to Indio

It is always great fun when one of our favorite Grammy award-winning bands comes to town so hearing that Toto will be in concert on September 9 at the luxurious Fantasy Springs Resort Casino was welcome news. Everyone has heard their 1983 Grammy award-winning hit, Rosanna, and enjoyed so many of their upbeat songs over…

4th Annual Palm Springs Woman’s Jazz Festival

Palm Springs Woman’s Jazz Festival

As Labor Day weekend approaches the Valley looks forward to the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, presented by the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz and Blues Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the furtherance of the artistry of female jazz musicians and vocalists. For the fourth consecutive year, multiple venues will host the event including the…

The Stones and Bob Dylan Roll Into The Desert for Desert Trip

Desert Trip

This time, Goldenvoice Productions may just have outdone sells and that is no easy feat,  considering they produce Coachella and Stagecoach year after year to sellout crowds. On October 7, 2016 the three day concert of the century will take place at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Dubbed “Oldchella” by a few cynics, it…

Earth, Wind and Fire Evoke Great Memories For Valley Fans

Earth, Wind and Fire

On Friday, July 29 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will host the iconic and world famous Earth Wind and Fire in a one night show that is bound to bring back some great memories for those of us who are longtime fans. This is a group that has spanned the spectrum of rhythm and blues, disco…

Celebrity Jazz Jams Delight Music Fans

Summertime in the Coachella Valley is one of the most relaxed and peaceful times of year. All sorts of special events are planned to keep us cool and help us enjoy the dog days of summer. Among the favorites are the Celebrity Jazz Jams at the palatial Desert Willow Golf Resort in beautiful Palm Desert….

Top of the Tram Keeps Summer Relaxed and Chill

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

One of the traditional and favorite summertime activities here in the Coachella Valley is taking a ride up the world’s largest rotating tram car at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Ascending over 2 ½ miles to an elevation of 8,516 feet, it is one of the most exciting activities available in this beautiful valley filled…

Old-Fashioned Fourth Of July Fun For the Coachella Valley

Fourth Of July Palm Springs

As we look forward to the long Independence Day weekend, there are plenty of great events and activities planned all the way across the Coachella Valley. Leave it to Palm Springs to plan an “All-American Fourth of July” with an entire day of baseball, swimming, cotton candy and snow cones culminating in a spectacular fireworks…

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