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.

2017 Veteran's Day Heroes 5K

Come out for the Veteran's Day Heroes 5K in beautiful Palm Springs, California. This 5K run/walk is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly. All monies raised support organizations that serve our active duty and veterans heroes, including Team Red, White and Blue, SOS Rides and the Armed Services YMCA. Our 5K includes a great race, tech t-shirt, finisher dog tag, flower presentation to you by an active duty military representative, MRE reusable goody bag , free photo downloads, great viewing of the City of Palm Springs Veteran's Day Parade, entertainment following the parade and a fireworks show! Run or walk the 5K route as we salute our veterans and active duty military on Veteran's Day and then be prepared to party-on! Stay for the parade, entertainment and fireworks show - all included with your race registration fee! Frances Stevens Park, located at 500 N. Palm Canyon is the start/finish line of the race and the end of the parade route. Park on the side streets off Palm Canyon or Indian Ave. and you will have prime parking for the race and parade. Active Duty and Veterans All active duty personnel and veterans run for half price! Just show your military ID, at packet pick-up or race day morning and you're in for half price ($17.50)! Sorry - no on-line registration for this discount as we need to verify your military status. 


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