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.

Morongo Taco Festival

Time to get your taco tasting on at the Morongo Taco Festival. On Saturday, May 19, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa will host one of Southern California’s largest Taco Festivals where over 25 gourmet chefs and food trucks from across Los Angeles and the Inland Empire will compete to create the world’s perfect taco in the Morongo Outdoor Pavilion. Guests can devour $2 tacos made with chicken, pork, beef, seafood, veggies – or just about anything. Salsa, guacamole and other Mexican fare will also be celebrated and sampled at this can't-miss Palm Desert food festival. A General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you'll find almost endless $2 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda. The entire festival works on a "Taco Token" system - so you will purchase Taco Tickets on-site worth $2 each and use those as cash with the taco vendors. ATMs will be on site, but you can use a credit card if desired. Festivities also include Lucha Libre Wrestling, Social Media Photo Contest, Live Music Stage, Tiny Taco Dog Contest, Interactive Photo Area, Hot Chile Pepper Eating Contest and more!

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