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.

Safari Nights

 Safari Nights

Experience the wild side of The Living Desert during Safari Nights every Saturday night in September from 7 pm to 10 pm! Take in the sights and sounds of the native and exotic animals in the evenings during Safari Nights. Activities also include scorpion hunts, astronomy, and bat detector stations, plus live entertainment provided by Zulluu and Andy Cahan of The Turtles. Food and beverage tastings and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. Each Saturday in September will feature a different theme. For an additional fee of $20, you can go on a guided nocturnal walking tour through North America. Limited to the first twenty registrants, guests will truly be able to experience the life of the desert at night – listening to the rustles in the bushes, watching owls and bats fly through the night sky, and see many nocturnal animals. The tour lasts one hour and begins at 8:00 pm every Saturday night in September. Contact Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or email groupsales@livingdesert.org to book your night time experience.

Sept 2
Tacos and Tequila
Taco and Tequila specials at the Thorn Tree Grill and at the café, Discovery Center and in Village WaTuTu.
Sept 9
Movie Night
Family movie night with animal themed movies being screened in the amphitheater.
Sept 16
Nocturnal Animal Night
Special night time Wildlife Wonders show and crafts in the Discovery Center.
Sept 23
Movie Night
Family movie night with animal themed movies being screened in the amphitheater.
Sept 30
Celebrate Oktoberfest with craft beer and themed food and entertainment.



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