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 Santa Paws 5K

Palm Springs Marathon Runners invites you to join us for the 6th Annual Santa Paws 5K, sponsored by The Palm Springs Lion's Club. This event is a dog-loving fun run/walk benefiting Guide Dogs of the Desert. Everyone is welcome! Runners, walkers, strollers, doggies, EVEN reindeer - come one - come all for a great morning filled with holiday cheer and lots of Ho! Ho! Ho's! Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit that can be worn during the event and is then yours for keeps! This includes a jacket, pants, belt, hat and beard. Participants will also receive a holiday tech T-shirt, gorgeous finisher medal with sublimated ribbon, finisher and posed photo downloads and goodie bag! Follow a fast and flat course (well, mostly flat...there is one little hill..but then the downhill to the finish is awesome) beginning in front of the American Legion in Palm Springs and following a quiet and scenic route through local neighborhoods. The Elf Dash, for children 10 and under is a short 200 meter run at the start/finish line and well in view of all parents and spectators. Too lazy to come and run? Sign up for the Scrooge category and you can hide under the covers and still support a wonderful cause! Get into the Christmas Spirit and help support Guide Dogs of the Desert, a 501c3 charity that provides guide dogs at no cost for the blind and sight impaired as well as assistance dogs for those with seizures, Autism or PTSD.

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