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.

Films on the Great Lawn - Stand by Me

Come out to Sunnylands for Films on the Great Lawn, presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This week's featured film will be Stand by Me. Stand by Me is based on the Stephen King short story The Body. Director Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, over Labor Day weekend, 1959. Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, the 1986 drama features River Phoenix and Kiefer Sutherland. This event is free. Gate opens at 7:30pm with the film beginning at 8pm. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. Parking is limited, carpooling is strongly advised.   

 

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