Palm Springs Area Blog

BNP Paribas Open Welcomes World Champions

BNP Paribas Open

As I’m sure you probably already know, from March 6-19, 2017 the fabulous Indian Wells Tennis Gardens will host the BNP Paribas Open, one of the premier tennis tournaments on the planet.  This is a signature event in the Coachella Valley and one of the most exciting times during our popular high season. Situated just…

2017 Palm Springs Cruisin’ Benefits Cancer Charities

Palm Springs Cruisin’

If you have ever been anywhere near the Westfield shopping mall on the first Saturday of the month in Palm Desert, you have probably seen dozens of those beautiful classic cars and hot rods cruising along Highway 111. The Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association is one of our most popular nonprofit organizations and sponsors this first…

Desert X Showcases the Beauty of the Mohave Landscape

Desert X Palm Springs

For those of us who enjoy art, one of the most extraordinary exhibitions ever to come to the Palm Springs area will get underway on February 25, 2017 and run through April 30 at the Palm Springs Art Museum. When one considers all the amazing exhibits we have enjoyed over the decades it is hard…

71st Annual Riverside County Fair Rocks Empire Polo Grounds

71st Annual County Fair

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned County Fair? The only thing better is pairing it up with the National Date Festival which is exactly what Riverside County does at the Empire Polo Grounds every year.  Kicking off its 71st year at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio from February 17-26 this dual event will once…

2017 Desert Invitational Golf Tournament Benefits Cancer

2017 Desert Invitational Golf Tournament

One of the things you have often heard me say about the Coachella Valley is that we really know how to combine having a great time with philanthropy and that is exactly what will happen on January 27, 2017 at the Indian Wells Country Club thanks to the 2017 Desert Invitational Golf Tournament by the…

HITS Desert Horse Park Welcomes Equestrian Competitors

HITS Desert Horse Park

Anyone who loves all things equestrian knows that during the winter months the place to be is HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, just next-door to beautiful La Quinta. The park is located on 239 spacious acres with just under 1200 stalls on site and every convenience the discerning equestrian could want. Not to be…

10th Annual Desert Women’s Show Tackles Addiction

Desert Womans Show

On the weekend of January 14-15, 2017 noted therapist Josie Herndon of Addiction Therapeutic Services, will host an empowering symposium staffed by a panel of distinguished individuals who have reclaimed their sobriety and gone on to educate others. The “Heartbreak of Addiction” is designed to inspire and uplift families who are affected by addiction. One…

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Delights Local Dog Lovers

Kennel Club of Palm Springs

The Empire Polo Club in Indio will be the happy venue from January 5-8, 2017 of the Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows to the delight of canine lovers across the Coachella Valley. This is the 40th consecutive year of this prestigious event which brings in 3,000 of the nation’s most beautiful purebred dogs…

28th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival Gets 2017 Started

28th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival

With the 28th Palm Springs International Film Festival scheduled from January 2-16, 2017 we have the pleasure of welcoming you to the festival for another year of the best feature-length films and documentaries from every corner of the globe. This year the festival is slated to be bigger and better than ever with an amazing…

The Greater Palm Springs Area Rings in 2017 With Multiple Events

Happy New Year Palm Springs

Ringing in 2017 in style on New Year’s Eve is easy to do in the greater Palm Springs area. From the edge of Palm Springs all the way out to the city of Coachella, there truly is something for everybody no matter what your taste or budget happens to be. The Arnold Palmer Restaurant in…

Palm Springs Tramway Celebrates Holiday Season

Palm Springs Tramway

December is always one of the most celebrated months of the year here in the greater Palm Springs area. The holiday season has arrived, the snowbirds are in town, and every day brings a new and exciting event to delight both young and old. What would The Season be without the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway?…

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…

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