Local Events & Festivals

Looking for something to do in Palm Springs? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through, we've got events for you! See what's happening in around Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley.

BNP Paribas Open

BNP Paribas Open

Held in Indian Wells, CA, the BNP Paribas Open is the largest two-week combined ATP and WTA professional tennis tournament outside of the four majors. It is the largest international tennis tournament outside of the four Grands Slams. BNP Paribas Open has won the WTA and ATP Tour Tournament of the Year six years running.
Location: 78-200 Miles Ave Indian Wells, California
Phone: (800) 999-1585
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly called Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley. The event features musical artists from many genres of music, including rock, pop, indie, hip hop and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. It is one of the largest, most famous, music festivals in the United States and the world.
Location: EMPIRE POLO CLUB: 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201
Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Are you ready for some country?! Stagecoach Festival is an outdoor country music festival celebrated each year at the Empire Polo grounds in Indio, California. Various artists attend, whether they be mainstream or old timers, ranging from folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country. The festival showcases a variety of food and beverages to enjoy over the course of the weekend. Great for people of all ages, this event is a must see for those country music fans. If our guests decide to drink while away from their vacation rental in Palm Springs or any of the other Desert Resort Cities, Poolside Vacation Rentals always recommends that they designate a driver or schedule an Uber/Lyft.
Location: Empire Polo Fields Indio, California 92201
Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival

he Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents. Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films from 60+ countries. We welcome you to join us at our venues in Palm Springs and Cathedral City. See you at the movies!
Location: 1700 E Tahquitz Canyon Way # 3, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 778-8979
Modernism Week

Modernism Week

Modernism Week`s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, 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.
Location: Palm Springs, California
La Quinta Arts Festival

La Quinta Arts Festival

Ranked #1 Fine Art & Craft Festival in the Nation in 2018, La Quinta Arts Festival is held on the spectacular grounds of the La Quinta Civic Center Campus, a short drive from legendary Palm Springs. The Campus is a life-size picture postcard framed by majestic mountains, lush green lawns, and fountain lakes-a magnificent outdoor gallery extolled by Art Fair Sourcebook as, "The most stunning festival site in the country." 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 Cafe. A great value Multi-Day Pass allows Festival patrons to return for multiple visits. Free parking is available in the village of La Quinta as well as paid-self and valet parking options.
Location: 78150 Calle Tampico #215, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone: (760) 564-1244
Indio International Tamale Festival

Indio International Tamale Festival

1st full weekend in December every year! Recently, the Food Network-TV ranked the Indio International Tamale Festival in the top 10 "All-American Food Festivals" in the nation. This venue located near Palm Springs is loaded with excitement. Visitors delight in scrumptious tamales, endless alternative food options, shopping, and all-day entertainment.
Location: 100 Civic Center Mall, Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 262-4633
Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo

This world-class event provides an inspiring, immersive fashion experience and features cocktail receptions, trunk shows, celebrity meet-and-greets, and much more. Highlighting fashion trends and showcasing a who`s-who of the country`s top design talents (including some stars of tomorrow), Fashion Week El Paseo takes one of the world`s most relatable art forms and brings it to you in style. Enjoy the sophistication and luxury of the desert as you indulge your inner fashionista at this premier, state-of-the-art experience that celebrates the newest collections of the industry`s most prominent influencers and innovators.
Location: 73-545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 325-2333
Desert Classic

Desert Classic

The American Express is a professional golf tournament hosted in La Quinta, California on the PGA Tour. Played in mid-winter in the Coachella Valley, just outside of Palm Springs, it is part of the tour`s early season "West Coast Swing."
Location: PGA West Stadium Course; PGA West Course; La Quinta Country Club
ANA Inspiration

ANA Inspiration

The ANA Inspiration is one of the five major championships of professional women`s golf. An event of the LPGA Tour, it is held yearly at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, just outside of Palm Springs, California.
Location: 34600 Mission Hills Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Palm Springs Pride

Palm Springs Pride

Greater Palm Springs Pride is a free festival located in downtown Palm Springs bringing a diverse community together. Known for celebrating strength, equality and self-determination of the LGBTQ community, Greater Palm Springs Pride celebrates with music, a block party, parade and more. Take a look at some additional LGBTQ+ activities and events to discover in Greater Palm Springs.
Location: Downtown Palm Springs