Swing 'N Hops 2016

Hey there, hep cats! Are you ready to jump and jive? El Paseo swings into full gear on the first Saturday in February at the Swing ‘N Hops Street Party. This featured event of First Weekend Palm Desert will have people dancing in the street--quite literally!

Swing n Hops 2016, Band

Held outdoors from noon to 5 p.m. on El Paseo between San Pablo Avenue and Larkspur Lane, music is provided by a live swing band and a dance floor is set up for your dancing pleasure. Not sure if you're ready to cut a rug, or even know how? Free swing dance instruction is provided at the beginning of the event as well as during the brief breaks taken by the band.

To round out the experience, check out the craft beer gardens, gourmet street food, vintage car and interactive art projects. And don't forget to wear your swing era fashions to really get in the groove!