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.

New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5k

The New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5k is the oldest half marathon in the Coachella Valley! The fast, mostly flat course includes beautiful views of snow capped mountains and desert landscapes. This race starts and ends in Palm Desert's beautiful Civic Center Park and is walker and dog friendly. Half Marathon participants can sign up as individuals or in two or three-person relay teams. The event will also include a 1k kid's run!

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