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.

Films on the Great Lawn - The Eagle Huntress

Sunnylands' free outdoor movie series, Films on the Great Lawn, is presented on three Fridays in September. This weeks featured film is The Eagle Huntress, the story of a 13-year-old girl from a nomadic tribe in Mongolia who takes on a traditionally male role by raising an eagle and teaching it to hunt for meat and fur. This 2016 film is the winner of nine film awards and was nominated for nineteen. 

Gate opens at 7pm, with the film beginning at 7:30pm. Film-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. With limited parking, carpooling is strongly advised. The movie will be introduced by a representative of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. No reservations are required. For more information please contact the education department at 760-202-2234 or email education@sunnylands.org.

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