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.


The Coachella Valley and its desert landscape has become the canvas for a curated exhibition, Desert X, of site-specific work by establish and emerging artists, whose projects amplify and articulate global and local issues that may range from climate change to starry skies, from tribal culture and immigration to tourism, gaming and golf. The artworks, in various indoor and outdoor locations, will be available to view for free and will offer visitors a way to see the valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists’ creativity and work. Desert X installations are available free and require no ticket. Installations are open daily from dawn to sunset, however, please be aware that some of the installations have unique open hours. 




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