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.

National Sunshine Series II

The National Sunshine Series awards over $1 million in prize money over two weeks in Southern California during the late fall. The series, at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, includes USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5*/6* Jumpers, and features a $200,000 Sunshine Grand Prix FEI CSI4*, a $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, the West Coast Pony Finals, the Zone 10 Age Group Equitation Championships and the inaugural NCEA Junior Medal Finals West. The competition schedule features deluxe hospitality services and gourmet cuisine to complement this elite fall series.


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