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 Wildflower Festival

Each spring, the desert comes alive as the wildflowers bloom and transform the Coachella Valley into a colorful canvas. The best place to celebrate them is at the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival, which is held at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert. In addition to great wildflower viewing and beautiful art, the festival celebrates wellness, recreation, and the outdoors. Featuring local artists and conservation partners, a kids' zone, wildflower hikes, beer & wine garden, food & other beverages, and more! Come celebrate spring in our desert!  The Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center is located off Highway 74 in Palm Desert. Admission and parking are free for the festival. Shuttles will run from St. Margaret’s Church on Highway 74. There is no onsite parking. To learn more about the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival call (760) 862-9984.

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