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.

Joshua Tree International Improv/Comedy Festival

Come out for the "Joshua Tree International Improv/Comedy Festival.” The festival is produced by the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, the region’s performing and visual arts center for more than 50 years and is located just minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. This year's festival will be held July 7-9 and will feature an opening gala, comedy and improvisation workshops, and many live performances and appearances from revered household names and up-and-coming stars.


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