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.

Indio International Tamale Festival

Started in 1992 with an idea by Dave Hernandez, a member of the Downtown Indio Merchants Association, the International Tamale Festival has become a favorite for locals and visitors to the area. The rich heritage of the tamale, consistent community support and hard working tamale makers have created the festival’s tremendous success. Recently, the Food Network-TV ranked the Indio International Tamale Festival top 10 “All-American Food Festivals” in the nation! Festival hours are Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm. 

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