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.

21st Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade

The City of Palm Springs proudly presents the 21st  Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs.  The parade begins at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive and heads northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road.  The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. The City of Palm Springs has once again been selected as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are one of just sixty events to have been chosen nationwide for this special designation. The parade theme is "Honoring All Who Served.” This parade is one of the largest in Southern California and is supported by military units, marching bands, veterans’ organizations and much more.  Join Palm Springs' as they pay tribute to all of our veterans for their service in the Armed Forces. 

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