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.

18th Annual New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon and 5K

The City of Palm Desert is proud to host the New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5K after a successful 17 year run in Palm Springs. This event is walker and dog friendly, and Half Marathon participants can sign up as individuals or in two- or three-person relay teams. New features include a more competitive runner-friendly course, and expanded post-race festivities, including more food options and a beer garden presented by Coachella Valley Brewing Company in our beautiful Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The event is also bringing back the coveted "brick" award: to get participants to spend the weekend outdoors, those athletes who go for a bike ride of any length on Saturday and run the Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday will receive a special award to commemorate their achievement. For more information, please visit www.palmdeserthalf.com, or email info@southland-events.com.
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