Signature Events in Greater Palm Springs

Several signature events in Greater Palm Springs have earned this chill oasis a worldwide reputation for fun, excitement, and energy. Where else are there entire weeks devoted to midcentury modernism, fashion, and food and wine? Whether you’re into mega music fests and pool parties or high-stakes golf and tennis, our oasis offers a full calendar of can’t-miss happenings. 


Grab your best bohemian get-up and your cowboy boots for two of the biggest music festivals in the United States, Coachella and Stagecoach, held over three consecutive weekends at the Empire Polo Fields. Or be adventurous and try a deep-fried or vegan tamale at the Indio International Tamale Festival. Fashionistas flock to Palm Desert each spring to watch models own the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo, design enthusiasts delight in midcentury masterpieces during Modernism Week, and movie buffs can take their pick from the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, the American Documentary Film Festival, and more.


Home to more than 100 golf courses and one of the largest tennis venues in the world, Greater Palm Springs trends hard in the world of sports. Don’t miss a chance to sit on the sidelines at some of the biggest professional sporting events in Greater Palm Springs. Tennis stars touch down every March for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, while golfers grace our oasis’ lush green fairways for the Desert Classic Tournament (a favorite stop on the PGA Tour) and the LPGA ANA Inspiration.

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