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Palm Desert First Weekend

Celebrate the Season in Palm Desert


Celebrate the Season
The Gardens on El Paseo, 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA (Map)
Friday, December 07, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Gardens will echo with the sounds of a live concert by an Elvis impersonator singing holiday favorites and the early hits of the King. Free pictures with Santa Claus, strolling carolers, hot cider and cocoa, and fun children’s activities led by the Palm Desert Youth Committee will add to the festive spirit.

Palm Desert LiveWell Festival


Palm Desert LiveWell Festival
Palm Desert Civic Center Park (Map)
Saturday, January 05, 2019
10 am to 3 pm

Join us for the Desert’s Largest Health + Wellness event! The 3rd annual LiveWell Festival is an all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations the whole family can enjoy.

Palm Desert Swing 'n Hops


Swing ‘n Hops
Outdoors on El Paseo between San Pablo Avenue and Larkspur Lane (Map)
Saturday, February 02, 2019
12 noon to 5 pm

Hey there, hepcats! Are you ready to jump and jive? El Paseo swings into full gear in February at the Swing ‘N Hops Street Party. This featured event of First Weekend Palm Desert will have people dancing in the street–quite literally!

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival


Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center (Map)
Saturday, March 02
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Each spring, wildflowers transform the Coachella Valley into a colorful canvas. Celebrate this beautiful season at the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival with wildflower viewing, beautiful art, the Kids’ Zone, 5k trail fun run, and interpretive wildflower hikes, in addition to live music in the beer and wine garden.

The Circle of Land and Sky, by Philip K. Smith III


Desert X
Throughout the Coachella Valley
Saturday, April 06

Artists from different parts of the world are invited to make works of art in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella valley. The desert is the canvas upon which contemporary artists project their vision. Take a tour and visit each art installation while enjoying food and beverages from our vendors along the way.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert


Palm Desert Concerts in the Park
Civic Center Park (Map)
Thursday, May 02

Music lovers can look forward to diverse musical offerings that range from reggae to R&B, country to indie. Grab your blanket, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and sit back & relax while enjoying concerts under the stars.

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73510 Fred Waring Drive
(Inside the North Wing of Palm Desert City Hall)

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
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