Palm Desert Concerts in the Park Series   May 3, 10, 17 & 24
Held on the terraced lawn of the Civic Center Park Amphitheater, music lovers can look forward to diverse musical offerings from reggae to R&B, country to indie and more. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. The Family YMCA of the Desert will conduct children activities prior to each concert and food trucks will be onsite with tasty food options, beverages and snacks for purchase. 
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Palm Desert Civic Center Park 
Contact: 760-346-0611 x425 / www.palm-desert.org

Park After Dark - Family Night   May 4
Ever wonder what the animals are up to at The Living Desert when the people go home and the lights go out? Each special evening for families includes an up-close animal presentation, guided walk through the zoo and s’mores roasting ‘round a roaring campfire. Reservations are required. 
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-346-5694 x2506 / www.livingdesert.org

El Paseo Art Walk   May 4
Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! You can also enjoy a free docent lead or self-guided tour of the current exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 
Time/Place: 4-8pm / El Paseo   
Contact: www.elpaseoartwalk.com

El Paseo Cruise Night   May 4
Come and view the cars and meet the owners. 
Time/Place: 4pm / El Paseo 
Contact: 760-346-8965 / www.elpaseocruisenight.com

Train Day at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens   May 5
A free conductor hat will be given away to those attending, while supplies last. Train Day features fun events centered around The Living Desert’s 3,300 feet of track at the Garden Railroad. Train Day includes a scavenger hunt, special trackless train rides, and of course a Choo-Choo-Churro special. Model train enthusiasts will enjoy informative train chats being offered.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

Evening Under The Stars   May 5
The largest annual fundraiser for AAP – Food Samaritans, a non-profit organization that provides nutritional support for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Includes a sunset cocktail hour, a short awards program will recognize a few inspirational honorees, followed by a delicious dinner, and the performance by Gladys Knight.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / O’Donnell Golf Club, Palm Springs 
Contact: 760-325-8481 / www.aapfoodsamaritans.org

Tacheva and Indio Block Party   May 5
The Desert Sun along with the City of Indio will sponsor the 2018 Tachevah showcase and Indio Block Party. Free Admission! Food, Drinks, Carshow, Art, & More. 
Time/Place: 3pm / Miles Avenue, Downtown Indio   
Contact: www.tachevahmusic.com

Tequila & Taco Fiesta   May 5
An upbeat event that will bring an authentic fiesta and unique flavors from some of La Quinta’s finest restaurants. Participating restaurants will have tequila tastings and tacos at a special price, all while enjoying mariachi music. 
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Old Town La Quinta 
Contact: 760-777-7014 / www.playinlaquinta.com

Jacqueline Cochran Air Show   May 5
Adrenaline pumping diving maneuvers and aerobatic stunt pilots are sure to take your breath away. This family friendly event will include food, merchandise and specialty vendors. 
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, Thermal 
Contact: 877-EDA-2AIR / www.jcairshow.com

Rancho Mirage Movies in the Park   May 5 & 12
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to sit under the beautiful starry skies of Rancho Mirage and enjoy movie night. All shows are free including the popcorn!
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Rancho Mirage Amphitheater 
Contact: 760-324-4511 x273 / www.ranchomirageca.gov

Desert Hot Springs Classical Concert   May 6
4handsLA (piano duo) Free and open to the public.
Time/Place: 4pm / Grace Church: 17400 Bubbling Wells Road 
Contact: 760-329-6411 / www.cityofdhs.org

Coachella Concert in the Park Series   May 6, 13, 20 & 27
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Veterans Park: 1500-1598 4th St. 
Contact: 760-398-3502 / www.coachella.org

More Desert Events for Many 2018