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.

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park

Arise Roots

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in May! Residents and visitors alike flock to the Palm Desert Civic Center Park every Thursday evening in May for the City's free Concerts in the Park. 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. This week's featured band is Arise Roots. Steadily becoming a household name around the globe, this group of six veteran musicians unite their talents in order to bring a unique and refreshing interpretation of Roots-Reggae with the common goal of preserving its true message. Finding inspiration in everything from the streets of Los Angeles to situations surrounding everyday life and social injustices throughout the world, Arise Roots instinctively brings all that attitude and energy directly to the stage. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Food trucks will be onsite with tasty food options, beverages and snacks for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.

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