Palm Springs Area Blog

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…

WildLights at Living Zoo Brings Families Together

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the WildLights event at the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens in beautiful Palm Desert. This year the event will begin on November 23, just in time to make it an important part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. With thousands of twinkling colored lights, cowboy…

Desert Living Home Show Spotlights Luxury Home Improvements

One of the annual events that I most look forward to is happening November 20-22, 2015 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Desert Living Home Show never disappoints with three days of incredible fun and new technological discoveries. Every state-of-the-art remodel gadget and gift, including hot tubs, outdoor lighting, custom woodworking, and even artwork…

Riders in the Sky Salute Cowboy King Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers

On Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3PM, the McCallum Theater will welcome Riders in the Sky and a fabulous tribute to the King of the Cowboys himself, legendary Roy Rogers. For members of a certain generation Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were Wild West Royalty without compare. He was handsome and brave, and she was…

19th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade Honors Heroes

19th Annual Veterans Day Parade

The City of Palm Springs will proudly present the 19th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, at 3:30 PM in downtown Palm Springs. The parade will begin at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive, heading northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road. Every year the parade seems to get bigger…

Rancho Mirage Community Park Welcomes Art Affaire

Rancho Mirage is much more than just a beautiful city in the heart of the Coachella Valley. It is often cited for the location of the renowned Annenberg’s SunnyLands estate, as well as world-famous Eisenhower Medical Center and the retirement mecca of former presidents of the United States. It is all of those things and…

McCallum Theatre Welcomes International Dance and Choreography Festival

International Dance and Choreography Festival

The Performing Arts are a very important part of our Coachella Valley communities. As we all know, the Palm Springs area is an entertainment industry hub in which many celebrities reside. The beautiful McCallum Theater in Palm Desert is very much at the center of that hub and with its many programs and outreaches, supports…

Art Garfunkel Shares Memories in Song at Fantasy Springs

Art Garfunkel

On Saturday, November 7, 2015 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will welcome the iconic Art Garfunkel for an evening of his solo and collaborative work, as well as poetic memories from his autobiography. One half of the world famous Simon and Garfunkel duo, Garfunkel has made a solo career since separating from Paul Simon and even…

Palm Springs Pride Weekend 2015 Colors The Valley

Palm Springs Pride

The Coachella Valley is happy to welcome the 29th Annual Palm Springs Pride Parade and weekend, which will color the Valley in brilliant rainbow hues from November 6-8, 2015 with a packed agenda of gala events and activities. The past three decades have welcomed the parade and its thousands of participants as the Valley celebrates…

HITS Thermal Desert Circuit Offers $3 Million in Prizes

If you have yet to visit the fabulous 239 acre equestrian park in Thermal, California, this winter is your chance.  The home of the Thermal Desert Circuit’s more than eight-week multimillion-dollar competition, this is the facility that equestrian dreams are made of. Over 1,100 horse stalls on beautifully appointed grounds with amenities galore, it is…

51st Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Rocks the Valley

For the past half-century Palm Desert has enjoyed their famous Golf Cart Parade, originating in the 1960s thanks to the beloved comedians Phil Harris and Alice Faye, who were looking for new ways to enjoy their vacation home in the Coachella Valley. Little did they know that their lighthearted excursion would one day become a…

Living Desert Zoo’s Howl-O-Ween Leads the Pack

Arguably one of the most festive times of the year, autumn in Palm Desert leaves no stone unturned when it comes to celebrating. The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens is the place to be this October 24 and 25th and again on October 31. This is the time of year that the Living Desert…

Make A Difference Day Meets Tram Road Challenge

We all know that some things in life just go together: Lucy and Desi, Bread and Butter, Cheeseburgers and fries, Roy and Dale, and now the Tram Road Challenge and Make A Difference Day! This stellar collaboration will result in a big bonanza for the United Way of the Desert and benefit citizens all across…

Third Annual Patriot Ride Welcomes Navy SEALs

One of the most exciting events of the year will be front and center on October 23 and 24th, 2015 at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio when the Third Annual Patriot Ride for Our Heroes gets underway. This year expect to see Navy SEALs jumping out of airplanes in the midst of all the…

Women’s Jazz Festival Brings in the Best

The Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival set for October 9-11, 2015 at multiple venues in downtown Palm Springs will bring in the best in women’s jazz, blues and soul once again this year. Always an outstanding event, this year promises to exceed even the highest expectations welcoming the incredible Diane Schuur and the Soul Goddess…

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