What’s Happening in Palm Desert?

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.

Next to Normal

Desert Theatre Works presents Next to Normal. From the outside: The Goodman's seem like a perfect family. The only problem is that sometimes mother Diana is, well...a little too happy. Her husband Dan worries all the time. Her daughter Natalie seems awfully intent on getting that scholarship to Yale so she can leave home and her son Gabe, well... that's another story entirely. The musical about the contemporary suburban family, Next To Normal turned out to be one of Broadway's biggest hits. Winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal is, in the words of The New York Times, "much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical".