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.

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Come out for three days of fun for the whole family at the 4th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival! Festivities include balloon tether rides, nighttime balloon glow, romantic dinners, musical entertainment, gourmet food, Kids' Zone family-friendly activities and much more! This year's festival has been expanded with the addition of the Now and Then Car Show, Kite Display and Fireworks. General admission to the Balloon Festival is free; however, tickets and/or passes are required to participate in certain activities and access VIP areas. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Sunset Dinner & Balloon Glow, the celebrity golf tournament and brunch tickets will be given to The SEAthletes Foundation which benefits the valley’s youth and promotes recreation at the Salton Sea.

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