Glow in the Park

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA, United States

Back by popular demand, this family-friendly after-dark adventure is a “must-do” event this spring. Glow in the Park features larger-than-life displays inspired by the beauty of nature, dozens of interactive installations, fantastic photo ops, and, of course, the fan-favorite “magic” smoke bubbles.


Star Party in the Mountains

Sawmill Trailhead Parking Lot Pinon Flats Transfer Station Road, Pinon Flats, CA, United States

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars.


Joshua Tree Music Festival

Joshua Tree National Park 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA, United States

The stellar lineup includes Grammy-winning Fantastic Negrito, Moon Hooch, Steve Poltz, Funk You, Telmary & HabanaSana. With continuous music on four stages, late-night headphone house, yoga, workshops, and the Healing Oasis, the festival promises a diverse sonic journey and a celebration of the desert’s raw beauty. Camp under the stars or choose from various local lodging options.

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Palm Desert Visitor Services

Planning a trip, or just arrived? The Palm Desert Visitor Services staff is ready to help you find your happy place. We're open inside Palm Desert City Hall’s North Wing where you can browse our brochures, guides and maps, and ask for assistance and advice.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is also available by phone, email or the chat function in the lower right hand of this screen to answer any questions you may have.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed weekends and major holidays

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73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260


760-568-1441       800-873-2428