Palm Desert is turning 50, and we’re celebrating with a free all-day event on Saturday, November 18.

Palm Desert is turning 50, and we’re celebrating with The Party in the Park: a special all-day event bringing the community together on Saturday, November 18, at Palm Desert Civic Center Park from 3 – 10 p.m. The event is free, and everyone is welcome.

Join us for live performances from Rose Royce and Thompson Square, along with local desert rock bands Brant Bjork, Fatso Jetson, Unsound and more. You can also experience and explore large-scale art installations by Cristopher Cichocki, Pete Salcido (of Flat Black Art Supplies), and Ryan Campbell.

There will be plenty of fun family activities throughout the day, including the KidZone, with arts and crafts and interactive games, along with the Best of Palm Desert, an area dedicated to celebrating and connecting with our local community. Food trucks and vendors from across So-Cal will feature a wide variety of offerings, from chef-driven concepts to ice-cream shops and crave-worthy street food. The Taste of Palm Desert will provide the chance to sample local restaurants, and there will be a beer and wine garden for those 21 and older.

Ahead of the event, the City will be building a Tell Board, a large display of stories and pictures throughout the years, and we invite you to be a part of it. The Tell Board will be a tribute to the City of Palm Desert in Civic Center Park, bearing hundreds of photographs shared by the public. You will be able to attach a copy of your favorite Palm Desert images directly to the Tell Board, drop them off at City Hall, or upload them online.
As we look at what’s to come, we also reflect on how Palm Desert started: A Timeline will adorn the gallery walls of City Hall leading up to The Party in the Park, exhibiting a curated selection of historic City highlights and moments from the past 50 years. The timeline will be on view for the public at the anniversary party as well.

For more information about The Party in the Park, the Timeline, as well as how to participate in the Tell Board project, go to www.palmdesert50.com. Please note that golf carts will not be allowed in the park during this event.

Thank you, Palm Desert, for 50 years of friendship and community!