Desert Events

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

 

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

 

LPGA Ana Inspiration   Apr. 1-7 
The best women golfers in the world are coming to compete in Golfs First Major tournament. The competition will be fierce for the $2 million purse, coveted Dinah Shore Trophy, the famous jump in to Poppies Pond and the honor of wearing the coveted Champions white robe. Children 17 and under get in free with a paid adult.  
Time/Place: Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage  

Contact: www.lpga.com

 

The Dinah   Apr. 3-7 
Presenting the largest lesbian girl party music festival in the world, rocking Palm Springs since 1991. 2019 will feature celebrity appearances, world-class DJs, cocktails, gogo dancers and dancing poolside with performances by Kodie Shane, Leikeli47, Bri Steves, Dorian Electra, Daya and Kiana Lede.  
Contact: 888-923-4624 / www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

 

Be A Hero for Kids Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs Annual Gala   Apr. 4 
The Masters of Ceremony will be Eric & Lindsey of Desert Flippers and there will be a hosted cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Palm Springs Riviera; reception, dinner, silent & live auction, valet parking; $100 various sponsorship opportunities, Youth of the Year presentation.  
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / Riviera Palm Springs  

Contact: www.bgcps.org

 

Circus Vargas Presents The Greatest of Ease   Apr. 4-7 
Join us in celebrating, Circus Vargas 50th-anniversary extravaganza, an homage to the golden era of the circus in America. Death-Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Aerialists, Jugglers, Contortionists, Clowns, Motorcycles and much, more! 
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Westfield Palm Desert  
Contact: 877-468-3861 / www.circusvargas.com

 

El Paseo Cruise Night   Apr. 5 
Everyone is welcome to come and view the cars and meet the owners. At 4:15pm we will have a few announcements and introduce our Guest MC for the evening.  4:30pm - time to Cruise!  
Time/Place: 2-5:30pm / The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert  
Contact: 760-346-8965 / www.elpaseocruisenight.com

 

Garden Jam Music Festival   Apr. 5-6 
Enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere - warm breeze, sunset, palm trees, elegant table seating, and artisan food and drink offerings. Headliners include Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Buddy Guy plus performances by Los LobosLucie SilvasJimmie Vaughan and Brian Culbertson. Toby Lee, 13-year-old guitar phenom, will be making his debut.  
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Indian Wells Tennis Garden  
Contact: 800-999-1585 / www.gardenjammusicfestival.com

 

Fly A Over LQ: A Kite Experience   Apr. 6 
This event offers numerous experiences to enjoy along with learning about various kites. Dont forget to stop by the craft table to create your kite and let your masterpiece soar! Instructors will help you construct, decorate and fly your kites! Fun for the entire family! Event is Free to attend.  
Time/Place: 8-10am / Monticello Park, La Quinta  
Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov

 

Desert Mountains Art Faire   Apr. 6 
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

 

Art on Main Street   Apr. 6 
Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. Barry Minniefield from The Voice performs live at every show this season. Admission, parking and entertainment are free.  
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta  

Contact: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

 

Countryfest Parking Lot Party   Apr. 6 
Featuring a performance by up and coming country stars Leaving Austin. This inaugural event will be benefiting the Desert Cancer Foundation with a portion of the proceeds directly benefiting our Coachella Valley residents. BBQ, games, Country Music and the best craft beer in the desert.   
Time/Place: 2-9pm / La Quinta Brewing Co., Palm Desert  
Contact: 760-200-2597 / www.laquintabrewing.com

 

NCLRs Palm Springs Garden Party   Apr. 6 
Event Co-Chairs Christy Holstege and Carl Baker will oversee the festivities as we honor Geoff Kors and a very special surprise guest. We expect 500 of the most interesting people in the valley for drinks, bites, and stimulating discussion with NCLR program staff about the cases making headlines today.  
Time/Place: 4:30-6:30pm / The William Holden Estate  

Contact: www.nclrights.org

 

Indio Movies in the Park   Apr. 12 
Presented on a giant 35 foot outdoor screen. All showings are free and open to the public, bring your family and enjoy the fun! The April showing is Ralph Breaks The Internet. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, snacks and refreshments.  
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Park behind Indio Community Center  
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

 

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival   Apr. 12-14 & 19-21 
The event features musical artists from many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. 
Time/Place: Empire Polo Club, Indio  

Contact: www.coachella.com

 

Earth Day Celebration   Apr. 13 
Learn about Earth Day, environmentalism, and recycling. 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Cabots Pueblo Museum, Desert Hot Springs  
Contact: 760-329-7610 / www.cabotsmuseum.org

 

Cinema Under the Stars   Apr. 13-May 11 
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages to this extraordinary outdoor cinematic experience. This event is free to the public and includes complimentary popcorn and water. April 13: Apollo 13 April 20Close Encounters of the Third KindApril 27: ET  
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Rancho Mirage Amphitheater  
Contact: 760-324-4511 / www.ranchomirageca.gov


Earth Day Bird-A-Thon Bus Tour   Apr. 19 
Whether you are a beginner or a serious birder, enjoy spectacular desert and mountain scenery on a guided bus tour to well-known birding and nature hotspots in and around the Coachella Valley. Water and snacks will be provided. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at one of the stops along the way.   
Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Sams Club Parking Lot, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-862-9918 / www.desertmountains.org

 

Indio Eggstravaganza   Apr. 20 
Easter Egg Hunt (limit 5 eggs per child) Bring a Camera for FREE photos with the Easter Bunny! There will be a bounce house, bunny balloons and face painting! Open to the public - free admission!  
Time/Place: 12-3pm / Indio Grand Marketplace  
Contact: 760-289-6634 / www.indiograndmarketplace.com

 

La Quinta Easter Egg-Stravaganza   Apr. 20 
Children up to age 10 are welcome to participate in this egg-cellent event! Look for candy and toy filled eggs scattered around the park. A chalk drawing contest begins at 9:15amand a special visit from the Easter Bunny is planned too! Check your eggs for a golden ticket and turn it in for a special prize! This event is free to attend.  
Time/Place: 9-11am / La Quinta Community Park  
Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov

 

Earth Day Fair   Apr. 20 
This years fair will be setting out again to educate, innovate, and inspire. In addition to learning about the latest and greatest planet-saving solutions, the event also features great shopping for amazing nature inspired or environmentally friendly arts and crafts. Time/Place:  9am-2pm / Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Twentynine Palms  
Contact: 760-369-7212 / www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org

 

Movies in the Park: Dr. Seuss The Lorax   Apr. 20 
You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand.   
Time/Place: 7pm / Cathedral City Downtown Festival Lawn  
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

 

Easter Carnival   Apr. 20 
Family Fun! Easter egg hunts, carnival style games, entertainment, food vendors, and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny.  
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio  
Contact: 760-342-6651 / www.cvhm.org

 

Cathedral City Easter Kidaplooza   Apr. 21 
Four of the 30,000 eggs will have a special message inside the egg notifying the child of winning a bike. Other activities include taking a picture with the Easter Bunny and several local businesses will offer free candy for the kids as well.

Time/Place: 12-3pm / Town Square Park  

Contact: www.discovercathedralcity.com


Earth Day at the Living Desert   Apr. 22 
This years celebration includes discounted admission, giveaways, and zero waste activities. Earth Day is a Zero Waste day and to support this effort, The Living Deserts food service will be free of plastics, instead using compostable and reusable tableware, silverware and cups.  
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert  
Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

 

Dining Out For Life   Apr. 25 
This annual dining fundraising event raises money for local AIDS service organizations across the nation. Palm Springs Dining Out for Life enlists more than 80 local restaurants who donate from 33 percent or more of the days proceeds to Desert AIDs Project. Visit the website for more information and to view the list of participating restaurants.  
Contact: 760-323-2118 / www.desertaidsproject.org

 

Orion Awards   Apr. 25 
Celebrate Cathedral City! The annual Orion Awards recognize excellence in business, charity, and individual achievement across the community. Categories include Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and more. Attendees will enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun, including a silent auction and dinner.  
Time/Place: 6-9pm / DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort, Palm Springs  
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

 

Stagecoach Country Music Festival   Apr. 26-28 
One of country musics most highly anticipated events of the year with performances by the top country music acts, this festival has something for everyone.  
Time/Place: Empire Polo Club, Indio  

Contact: www.stagecoachfestival.com

 

White Party Palm Springs   Apr. 26-29 
The largest gay dance party in the World. DJs, live performances, pool parties and more. Time/Place: Visit the website for complete details and party locations.  
Contact: www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

 

La Quinta City Picnic & Birthday Celebration   Apr. 27 
Celebrate the Citys 37th birthday with family, friends, and neighbors while enjoying a high energy event. There will be non-stop entertainment, activities for children, snacks, refreshments, and plenty of giveaways. Indulge yourself in audible treats from our performers that are sure to entertain!  
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Civic Center Campus  
Contact: 60-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov

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