Sunday Polo Games   Through Mar. 31
Games are open to the public with a $20 parking fee per car. General admission includes bleacher seats and field-side tailgate spots on the east side of Field 1. Food and beverage service is available on site. VIP seating is available for an additional charge on the west side of Field 1. VIP Cabanas, tables and couches are available and open to the public.
Time/Place: 2pm & 2pm / Empire Polo Club, Indio
Contact: 760-342-2762 / www.empirepolo.com

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival   Jan. 30-Feb. 1
Gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Our writers are all experts in their field, distinguished historians, respected journalists and gifted storytellers. Tom Hanks will make a special appearance to discuss his book Uncommon Type: Some Stories.
Time/Place: Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory
Contact: 760-341-7323 / www.rmwritersfest.org

Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival   Jan. 30-Feb. 2
Sip, swirl and savor a selection of more than 200 handcrafted wines from top tier wineries and cuisine from 15 top local chefs. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass for unlimited tastings and a variety of gourmet appetizers, cheeses, artisan breads and olive oils. The event also supports local charities with a silent auction. Must be 21 to attend.
Time/Place: Rancho Mirage Amphitheater & Community Park
Contact: www.ranchomiragewineandfoodfestival.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire   Feb. 2
Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains!
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.DesertMountains.org

Swing N Hops Street Party   Feb. 2
Youll be swinging to the live music of the San Andreas Sisters, hopping into speakeasies for craft beer (as well as wine and other cold adult beverages), and enjoying family fun. Food trucks, swing dance lessons from Limonadas Dance Company, a dance and costume contest, interactive art, kid-friendly craft tables, classic cars, and more!
Time/Place: 1-5pm / El Paseo Shopping District, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-568-1441 / www.swingnhopspd.com


Art on Main Street   Feb. 2 & 16
Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. They are set amidst Main Streets charming cafes and boutiques. Barry Minniefield from The Voice performs live at every show this season.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta
Contact: 760-600-0758 / www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Battle of the Badges   Feb. 8
A public safety boxing event that unites Peace Officers, Firefighters, and Military Personnel in a competitive sportsmanship boxing competition.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 888-999-1995 / www.hotwatercasino.com

Toast to LQ   Feb. 8
A fun atmosphere and pairs fine wines with quality hors doeuvres. Complimenting the wine and food will be a live jazz band which is sure to entertain all night long. Wine tastings and hors doeurves are included with admission. This event is for ages 21 and over only. All proceeds benefit the La Quinta Historical Society.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / La Quinta Museum

Contact: www.playinlaquinta.com

Taste of Jalisco Festival   Feb. 9
Celebrates the sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine. Activities include live musical and dance entertainment, Mexican-inspired food, tequila tasting, dancing horse show, kid zone, outdoor market and fireworks show.
Time/Place: 11am-9pm / Downtown Festival Lawn, Cathedral City
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.tasteofjalisco.com

Brew At The Zoo   Feb. 9
Craft beer fans will love the selection of tastings from some of the finest specialty brews around. Enjoy premium wines, non-alcoholic beverages and 10+ food trucks. The evening also includes entertainment with several live music stages throughout the grounds. The African section of the park will be open for guests to explore and see animals such as zebras, cheetahs, and oryx.
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / The Living Desert, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

Tour de Palm Springs   Feb. 9
Choose from five routes ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles long. Bike rentals are available. Theres fun to be had for walkers too, with both a 1-mile and 3-mile walk option. Presented By: CVSPIN, Inc. dba Tour de Palm Springs & Patriot Ride for our Heroes.
Time/Place: Palm Canyon Drive, Downtown Palm Springs
Contact: 760-674-4700 / www.tourdepalmsprings.com

HEARTbeat of Love Luncheon   Feb. 9
Benefits Mamas House, the only residential home in the Coachella Valley providing shelter for women in crises pregnancies. Invited Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. Live auction, high-quality gift packages, jewelry, clothing and artwork at the silent auction held in the ballroom foyer just before the doors open for the luncheon.
Time/Place: 11am-1:30pm / Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Contact: 844-232-8622 / www.themamashouse.org

Desert X   Feb. 9-Apr. 21
A site-specific biennial art exhibition that first took place in the Spring of 2017. Artists from different parts of the world were invited to make work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley. The desert is a blank canvas upon which contemporary artists can project their vision and create from the extraordinary natural objects around them.
Time/Place: Various locations in Greater Palm Springs

Contact: www.desertx.org

New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5K   Feb. 10
Both courses include scenic views of the surrounding, snow-capped mountains. Run or walk as an individual or as a member of a two or three-person relay team. Each participant receives a race t-shirt, finisher medal, post-race food, goodie bag, and one complimentary beer at the beer garden.
Time/Place: 7-11am / Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Contact: 949-444-2365 / www.palmdeserthalfmarathon.com

Indio Annual Health & Wellness Fair   Feb. 12
Open to the community featuring health resources, nutrition services, giveaways, free opportunity drawings and prizes, refreshments, snacks and more.
Time/Place: 9am-12:30pm / Indio Senior Center

Contact: www.indio.org

Desert Town Hall Speakers   Feb. 12
Dana Perino: Former White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Host of FOXs The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. A selection of designed seating arrangements are: dinner seating, reserved, Emerald Select, Diamond, patron, special friend and sponsor. Call for ticket availability.
Time/Place: Desert Town Hall, Indian Wells

Contact: www.deserttownhall.org


Modernism Week   Feb. 14-24
An annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
Time/Place: Various Locations throughout Palm Springs
Contact: www.modernismweek.com

Art Palm Springs   Feb. 15-17
Over 70 galleries from the U.S. and around the world exhibiting works from over 300 artists all under one roof representing paintings, sculpture, photography and other visual arts. Dont miss what 14,000 people called The Arts Event of the Year in Palm Springs. Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, Sat
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Palm Springs Convention Center
Contact: 760-383-1272 / www.art-palmsprings.com

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival   Feb. 15-24
Nightly musical pageant, headline entertainment, Monster Truck and BMX shows, camel and ostrich races, date and produce displays, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and great fair food. Visit the website to view the complete schedule and purchase tickets.  Carnival open until midnight on weekends.
Time/Place: 10am-10pm / 82503 Highway 111, Indio

Contact: www.datefest.org

Greater Palm Springs Desert Womans Show   Feb. 16
Attended by thousands, the Expo offers a full vendor hall, daily fashion shows, keynote speakers, interactive Chef Demonstrations and a dynamic food and wine tasting area.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Contact: 760-285-3903 / www.desertwomansshow.com

Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival   Feb. 16
Offers attendees relaxation and a cornucopia of tasty food, wine and spirits. Guests also enjoy a variety of local talent while sampling everything from pizza to sushi, craft beers, specialty toffee and even Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival
Contact: 760-902-9532 / www.greaterpalmspringsfoodandwine.com

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball   Feb. 16
Fun, Food & Frivolity. Featuring the Zippers, voted number one dance band in the USA by National Music Awards. Strolling performers – stilt walkers, jugglers, costumed actors. Exquisite New Orleans Food from Marriott Chefs. Classic Mardi Gras Signature Drink – The Hurricane. Party favors – beads & doubloons. Silent auction items and raffle. Time/Place: 6pm / JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Contact: 760-341-2883 x78140 / www.desertmardigras.com


Palm Desert Greek Festival   Feb. 16-17
Live Greek Bouzouki music and traditional Greek dancing. Authentic Greek food, appetizers, and those heavenly pastries. Greek beer and wine, Ouzo and Metaxa Greek brandy and Greek coffee. Hercules Kids Zone. Souvenir Agora (Market) with unique Mediterranean vendors. Complimentary church tours with Byzantine Art and Mosaic iconography.
Time/Place: 11am-8pm / St. George Church: 74109 Larrea Street
Contact: 760-568-9901 / www.pdgreekfest.org

Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic   Feb. 21-24
The nations largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tourney, featuring more than 25 top Division I teams.
Time/Place: Big League Dreams, Cathedral City
Contact: www.marynutterclassic.com

Palm Springs Classic Car Auction   Feb. 22-24
Classic car show and auction of 600 classic cars crossing the auction block. General public and dealers welcome. Prices from just $2,000 to over $250,000. Friday is free!
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Palm Springs Convention Center
Contact: 760-320-3290 / www.classic-carauction.com

Parade and Town Fair   Feb. 23
Following the Parade our annual Town Fair will be held at Frances Stevens Park. Join us in Downtown Palm Springs.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Palm Canyon Drive
Contact: 760-416-5716 / www.palmspringsca.gov

La Quinta Hot Rod & Custom Car Show   Feb. 23
Event admission is free and open to the public. Entertainment, food, drinks and a beer garden will be available at this family friendly event. This year the show will be recognizing several prize-winning categories, including Best Street Rod, Best Classic, Best Muscle Car, Best Sports Car, and more.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / La Quinta Community Park
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.lqcarshow.com

Hollywoods Biggest Night Party   Feb. 24
In celebration of the 91st annual Academy Awards. The glittering evening will include signature orange carpet arrivals featuring a group of paparazzi, and a special greeting from dynamic hostess and local celebrity, Bella da Ball. Benefiting AIDS Assistance Program Food Samaritans.
Time/Place: 4pm / Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs
Contact: 760-325-8481 / www.aapfoodsamaritans.org

Desert Wedding & Quinceanera EXPO   Feb. 24
A unique look into the Palm Springs area wedding scene, with vendors joining the expo floor from across the valley.
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / DoubleTree by Hilton, Cathedral City
Contact: www.gcvcc.org

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El Paseo Concert Series   Through Mar. 16
Saturdays. $15-$35 donation helps benefit local charities and includes wine and lite bites.  
Time/Place: 6pm / The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-862-1990 / www.thegardensonelpaseo.com

Sunday Polo Games   Through Mar. 31
Games are open to the public with a $20 parking fee per car. General admission includes bleacher seats and field-side tailgate spots on the east side of Field 1. Food and beverage service is available on site. VIP seating is available for an additional charge on the west side of Field 1. VIP Cabanas, tables and couches are available and open to the public. Reservations for these areas are recommended.
Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / Empire Polo Club, Indio 
Contact: 760-342-2762 / www.empirepolo.com

Desert X   Through Apr. 21
A site-specific biennial art exhibition that first took place in the Spring of 2017. Artists from different parts of the world were invited to make work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley. The desert is a blank canvas upon which contemporary artists can project their vision and create from the extraordinary natural objects around them. 
Time/Place: Various locations throughout Greater Palm Springs 
Contact: www.desertx.org

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival   Mar. 2
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. 
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Palm Desert Civic Center Park 
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.desertmountains.org/wildflower

Desert Triathlon   Mar. 3
Choose from sprint distance triathlon and duathlon, or Olympic distance triathlon and aquabike. Participate as an individual, or as part of a relay team. This flat, fast course is the perfect first-time race or a great test race for the seasoned triathlete. 
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park, La Quinta 
Contact: 949-444-2365 / www.deserttriathlon.com

Rancho Mirage Music in the Park Concert Series   Mar. 3, 10, 17, 23 & 31
Admission & parking are FREE. Please note, the following items are NOT permitted inside the amphitheater for this event: Outside food/beverage, smoking, vaping, lawn chairs, pets or ice chests. 
Time/Place: 7-8:30pm / Rancho Mirage Community Park 
Contact: 760-324-4511 x273 / www.RanchoMirageCA.gov

Citi Taste of Tennis   Mar. 4
The event offers guests the opportunity to enjoy incredible cuisine prepared by areas top chefs and served by the worlds best tennis players. Top-ranked American tennis star John Isner and celebrity chef Richard Blais will be headliners for the night and will be participating in an exciting cooking demonstration. 
Time/Place: 7-10pm / Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa 
Contact: 215-925-7875 / www.tasteoftennis.com/iw

BNP Paribas Open   Mar. 4-17
A two week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Tour Premier event featuring the top men and women professional tennis players. It is the largest tournament in the world after the four Grand Slams. Enjoy on and off the court entertainment with Tennis Talk, exhibits, demos, kids day and much more. 
Time/Place: Indian Wells Tennis Garden 
Contact: 800-999-1585 / www.bnpparibasopen.com

Cathedral City State of the City Address and Luncheon   Mar. 5
This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community.  Mayor Mark Carnevale will be the featured speaker for this event. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-2pm / DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort, Palm Springs 
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

La Quinta Arts Festival   Mar. 7-10
Hosting 220 of the foremost contemporary artists in the nation, this four-day event guarantees its patrons an unparalleled cultural experience with amenities that include daily music, performance art, and trendy food, wine and beer concessions in upscale Restaurant Row and Bristol Farms Caf. 
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / La Quinta Civic Center Campus  
Contact: www.lqaf.com

Native Film Fest   Mar. 8-9
Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening feature films, documentaries, and short films from some of todays premier Native American and Indigenous filmmakers will be followed by informative Q&A sessions. 
Time/Place: Mary Pickford Theatre is DPlace, Cathedral City 
Contact: 760-325-6565 / www.aguacaliente.org

Indio Movies in the Park   Mar. 15
Presented on a giant 35 foot outdoor screen. Free and open to the public, bring your family and enjoy the fun! The March showing is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. 
Time/Place: 7pm / Indio Community Center 
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

Food Truck Mash-Up   Mar. 16
More than 25 of the best food trucks from SoCal will be here for your enjoyment as well as musical entertainment and a free Movie in the Park showing of the Coco starting at 7pm. 
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Town Square Park, Cathedral City 
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire   Mar. 16
Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand-painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the desert mountains. 
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-568-9918 / www.desertmountains.org

UCPIE Champagne Luncheon   Mar. 16
Celebrating Life Without Limits Champagne Luncheon benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empires seven after school programs and the adaptive bike program. UCPIE provides programs and services to children and adults living with disabilities such as autism, down syndrome and other special needs. This event will also feature an incredible silent auction. Come join us and indulge in delicious eats and fine champagne while supporting a wonderful cause. Cost: $100.00 Includes Valet Parking. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-2pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage 
Contact: 310-709-3936 / www.ucpie.org

Art on Main Street   Mar. 16
Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Streets charming cafes and boutiques. Barry Minniefield from The Voice performs live at every show this season. 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta 
Contact: 760-600-0758 / www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Fashion Week El Paseo   Mar. 16-23
The largest fashion week on the west coast showcasing the newest collections by top designers as well as fresh ideas by emerging designers. Fashion, parties, accessories, trunk shows, exhibitions, runway shows, and more.  
Time/Place: The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert 
Contact: www.fashionweekelpaseo.com

First Annual Art Open Studio   Mar. 17
Go behind the scenes and explore an eclectic community of painters, jewelers, mixed media artists, metal artists, kiln and glass blowing artists. There will also be art demos in the individual artist studios. 
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio 
Contact: 760-799-4364 / www.coachellavalleyartcenter.org

Wildflower Bus Tour   Mar. 20
Explore on a luxury coach to locate desert plants in bloom. Field guides, handouts and hand lenses are provided. Bring a sack lunch and a camera. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen, and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain. 
Time/Place: 7:45am-2pm / Sams Club Parking Lot, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.desertmountains.org

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival   Mar. 22-24
This festival features the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tastings. There will be 40 fine dining restaurants and food tasting booths, celebrity chefs on three stages, 60 premium wine and liquor tastings, plus experience exquisite hand-crafted beers. 
Time/Place: The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert 
Contact: www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com

California Careforce   Mar. 22-24
California Careforce provides free medical, dental, and vision care for patients in need. 
Time/Place: Riverside County Fairgrounds, Indio 
Contact: 916-749-4170 / www.californiacareforce.org

ONE-PS Picnic & Community Expo   Mar. 23
Over 1000 residents are expected to enjoy the BBQ lunch, DJ entertainment and more than 50 non-profit and for-profit booths. Pooch parade and costume contest. 
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Ruthy Hardy Park, Palm Springs 
Contact: 760-323-8299 / www.one-ps.org

The Chamber Invitational   Mar. 25
Golfers will make new business connections during this un-FORE-gettable afternoon that features special contests, goody bags stocked with gifts, great food and drinks! Sponsorship foursomes and individual golfers are welcome to participate. 
Time/Place: 8:30am-2pm / Monterey Country Club, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

Cathedral City LGBT Days   Mar. 29-31
Will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night kickoff party, the 5th annual community LGBT Days bed race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, and community booths. Gathering under the worldwide theme Remember the Past. Create the Future, the event highlights Cathedral City as a recipient of a perfect equality score by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. 
Contact: www.cathedralcitylgbtdays.com

American Documentary Film Festival   Mar. 29-Apr. 4
Annual showcase of films that tell real stories behind the real issues and people making an impact on the world today. 
Time/Place: Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs 
Contact: 760-322-3689 / www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com

Elks Veterans Charities Car & Bike Show   Mar. 31
All cars, bikes and clubs welcome. Awards for: Best Hot Rod, Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Antique, Sports Car, Custom. Food and beverage available. 
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / 67-491 Easy Hwy 111 & Elks Trail, Cathedral City  Contact: 760-774-5481 / www.pschamber.org

VillageFest   Every Thursday
Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive and the result is one of Southern Californias most popular weekly events: VillageFest! 
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive 
Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair   Every Sat. & Sun.
With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmers market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more. 
Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com