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.

Palm Springs International Animation Festival

Come out for the 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival. This event is a global competition in animation bringing together the worlds most talented artist and animators with awards going to 35 categories including Best Animated Feature! The festival will include more than 250+ short and 6 feature-length animated films from over 103 countries. Panel discussions, seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with local educational departments including the Arts Institute of Palm Springs High School. Parties and special events will provide the social focus for the festival. For more information please visit www.psiaf.org.


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