No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area. From special events like Fashion Week El Paseo and the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, sporting events such as the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, and exciting theatrical and musical performances at the McCallum Theatre, there’s something for everyone. Search our complete event listings below or browse our list of Palm Desert Signature Events and other major events in the desert.
Saddle up and head to the horse show of the year, HITS Coachella, and watch as riders and their horses jump, leap and gallop their way across the course with amazing grace and skill. This thrilling and unique event is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages, so bring the kids to see one of the largest and most exciting equestrian events in the country. The event will be held every Tuesday through Sunday during a six-week run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, which is just minutes from Palm Desert. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the HITS Coachella website today. HITS will conclude on March 19, 2017 with riders vying for the $1 Million prize at the Annual AIG $1 Million Grand Prix.