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.

Swing 'N Hops Street Party

Swing 'N Hops Street Party is a free featured event that's part of Palm Desert’s First Weekend in February. This outdoor event brings together swing music performed by a live band, craft beer gardens, gourmet food booths, a classic car show with cars from the 1920s – 1940s, a swing dance party complete with instruction and era specific fashion. Everyone is invited to Swing N’ Hops Street Party, whether you are a professional, enthusiast, or new to the dance style. Instruction will be provided early in the day for swing newcomers so that they too can get in on the dancing fun. For those who feel a bit more artistic there will be a hands-on art project to partake in and there is always room for those who just want to sit back enjoy the beautiful surroundings and enjoy a craft beer and good food. One long block of the street will be closed down for the party. The event is timed to give the opportunity for party goes to visit the restaurants and stores on El Paseo after the party ends.

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