Category Archives: Outdoor Fun

Get away to Palm Springs – Fall and Winter

Looking for something to do and a great getaway this Halloween? Look no further than Palm Springs! From a festive street party to scary underground dinner, there’s something for everyone in this spooky city. And what’s more, the weather is perfect for a Halloween getaway – sunny and warm during the day, cool and crisp at night. So pack your bags and head to Palm Springs for a goulash fun time.

Halloween Palm Springs on Arenas

The main party starts here. The much anticipated Halloween Palm Springs will be returning to Arenas Road on Sunday, October 30, from 4 – 10pm.

The tea dance is 4-6pm and live music 6-10pm. Don’t miss the creative and fun costume contest beginning at 8pm with over $1,500 in prizes. Everyone is welcome to enter. Here’s you’ll find everything from terror to tiaras.

Live entertainment includes Ada Vox, star of “American Idol” and RuPaul’s Drag Race” with her increadible five octave voice. Willie Gomez, highly acclaimed singer and dancer for Britney Spears, J.Lo, Christina Aguilar, and Katy Perry. Singer David Hernandez, star of “American Idol” seventh season and “Naked Men Singing.” Mikalah Gordon, star of “American Idol” season four. Other performances include Jesika Von Rabbit, Pulp Vixen, and Probe 7, so bring your dance shoes.

300 VIP tickets are available for purchase online.

 

Halloween Themed Chili Cook-Off & Car Show

The Palm Springs Air Museum celebrates Halloween this season, October 29, 10am – 5pm.

Be a part of the fun at PSAM’s 13th annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. Burn rubber on over to see some awesome rides and enjoy a tasting of various chili offerings from the Museum volunteers’ secret recipes. It will be a ghoulish feast for the eyes and the tummy.

 

The Saguaro Palm Springs Monster Mash & Ball

On Friday, October 28, 6-9pm, Saguaro celebrates Halloween with a Monster Mash. Enjoy a costume contest and BBQ dinner outdoors on the San Jacinto Lawn with dancing and cocktails with DJ Jake B in the newly-refreshed El Jefe Desert Cantina.  Then continue the fun at 9pm with the Monster Mash Ball.

 

 

Bite – A Vampire Circus Dinner

PS Underground invites you to Bite, a vampire circus experience. Three nights only. Friday, Oct. 28, Sat. Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31. All dinner shows begin at 7 pm.

PS Underground is very popular with locals and known for their over-the-top theatrical culinary events. As night falls, the ghastly underworld of the Circus of the Dead begins. Join them for this terrifying and spectacular evening of love, lust, revenge, and redemption.

Enjoy free-flowing blood curdling cocktails, beer, and wine, hand-passed appetizers, and their diabolical four-course dinner. Your fear will feed the frenzy as their Vampire Circus stalks their next victim. You are encouraged you to bring your interpretation of the Circus of the Dead to the table and embrace the darkness by wearing your most sinister, dark, and sultry costumes.

See more  at  Visit Palm Springs

 

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Summer and Fall in Palm Springs

2  more  SPLASH HOUSE  events in August!

Splash House is a summer festival series for you and your friends. It’s your ticket to a house and disco escape with great people and great fun. The party takes place across three hotel resorts in Palm Springs; Saguaro, Margaritaville and Renaissance, our favorite desert playground. Each resort is a full takeover hosting a poolside stage, rooms and balconies that are all part of the fun. Desert days continue into the night for our After Hours series, where we dance aside the planes and stars at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

  • Aug 12, 2022 8:00 pm – Aug 14, 2022 11:00 pm
  • Aug 13, 2022 12:00 pm
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  • Aug 19, 2022 8:00 pm
  • Aug 20, 2022 12:00 pm
  • Aug 21, 2022 12:00 pm
  • DETAILS   AT  SPLASH HOUSE

 

Modernism Week — October, Oct. 13-16, 2022

The Fall Preview is a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” featuring more than 50 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public. It also includes the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale Fall Edition, including an opening night preview party on Oct. 14, offering attendees a cocktail reception, live music and an exclusive first chance to shop at the show before it opens to the public. The Show & Sale continues Oct. 15-16 and will feature more than 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers.

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TICKETS  ON SALE  NOW  for the 2023  Film Festival!

The Palm Springs International Film Society has announced that the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will return Thursday, January 5, 2023 through Monday, January 16, 2023. The Film Awards will take place on January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with film screenings beginning Friday, January 6 including the Opening Night presentation that evening and will conclude with Best of Fest on January 16.

COOL Things to do in Palm Springs this Summer!

People from all over the world come to the Palm Springs area for rest and relaxation.

It has been a place for wellness and healing since its beginnings in the early twentieth century when visitors came for the natural hot mineral springs and warm dry climate.  In today’s tech-obsessed times, when we are so often glued to our screens, it can be difficult to unplug.

Palm Springs is a great wellness getaway to recharge your mental and emotional batteries and also get the most out of your vacation. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite spots in Palm Springs where you can focus on wellness and self-care.

(SEE MORE!!  source:  Visit Palm Springs/Wellness)

Enjoy the Wellness Park

If you’re wandering through Palm Springs neighborhoods, take a stroll through the Wellness Park. This five-acre spot at the corner of Via Miraleste and Tachevah Road is a serene area to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The space has fitness stations, trails, and a Healing and Fragrance garden that features plants with aromatic and medicinal qualities like lavender, peppermint and thyme. It’s a spot that locals love for its off-the-beaten-path location – and it makes a fantastic stretching and meditation spot if you’re out on a long run. Located adjacent to Ruth Hardy Park.

 

 

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Pool and Jacuzzi  @ Inndulge

  12 man jacuzzi and heated/chilled saltwater pool, both open 24 hours a day. Relax. Enjoy.
Morning breakfasts, evening social hours, Thursday pizza and weekend pool parties are the ideal way to meet new friends. INNdulge is a vacation to be remembered, an opportunity to relax, meet new friends or catch up on some rest! BOOK A ROOM!

 

SPLASH HOUSE RETURNS  THIS  SUMMER!

Splash House is a summer festival series for you and your friends. It’s your ticket to a house and disco escape with great people and great fun. The party takes place across three hotel resorts in Palm Springs; Saguaro, Margaritaville and Renaissance, our favorite desert playground. Each resort is a full takeover hosting a poolside stage, rooms and balconies that are all part of the fun. Desert days continue into the night for our After Hours series, where we dance aside the planes and stars at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
August 12-14
August  19-21

 

 

Palm Springs Events 2022

 

Lady Bunny “Unmasked and Unfiltered”

Oscar’s Cafe & Bar

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Mar 15, 2022 7:00 pm

Dinner & Drink service begins at 5:00pm.

The legendary warthog of Wigstock, Lady Bunny, is coming to Palm Springs with her brand new, full-length cabaret experience “Unmasked and Unfiltered”.

Bunny was trapped in her apartment during lockdown, allowing her filthy and demented thoughts to marinate. Now that she’s running wild and free, she’s ready to share those irreverent thoughts with you through new parodies of Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande; Bunny’s salute to Laugh-In; and other brand new material mixed with some so old that only the dead will recall it. For Drag Race fans, Bunny zaps all the queens and RuPaul in a side-splitting parody of Madonna’s Vogue. Get ready for over an hour of live vocals and belly laughs.

Villagefest  Thursdays

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  • Mar 17, 2022 6:00 pm
  • Mar 24, 2022 6:00 pm
  • Mar 31, 2022 6:00 pm
  • Apr 7, 2022 6:00 pm
  • Apr 14, 2022 6:00 pm
  • Apr 21, 2022 6:00 pm
  • Apr 28, 2022 6:00 pm
  • May 5, 2022 6:00 pm
  • May 12, 2022 6:00 pm
  • May 19, 2022 6:00 pm
  • May 26, 2022 6:00 pm
  • Jun 2, 2022 7:00 pm
  • Jun 9, 2022 7:00 pm
  • Jun 16, 2022 7:00 pm
  • Jun 23, 2022 7:00 pm
  • Jun 30, 2022 7:00 pm

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Apr 2, 2022 6:00 pm – 04/02/2022 9:00 PM

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Join us for Faux Fur Ball 2022, benefiting the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. This event brings animal lovers together for a festive evening celebrating a world where all animals are treated with kindness, compassion and respect.

Palm Springs Vintage Market

Palm Springs Cultural Center

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  • Apr 3, 2022 8:00 am
  • May 1, 2022 8:00 am

Taking place the first Sunday of the month, October through May, the market has become a haven for lovers of all things midcentury modern, retro and vintage. Locals and visitors alike look forward to this monthly event and have become diehards!The market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

see a HUGE CALENDAR  of Palm Springs events @  Visit Palm Springs

Gay Palm Springs is ALIVE and WELL!

INNdulge Palm Springs is a legendary award-winning gay men’s resort located in the heart of Warm Sands, one of the most popular gay areas of Palm Springs. They are Rated FIVE PALMS by Planet Out, the most trusted source in gay travel.

This month they turn 25!  It’s  their  25th anniversary! Due to covid restrictions, only the guests at the resort this month will celebrate the anniversary. But owner Jon Jackson says he will plan a 2021 big celebration, as soon as restrictions loosen up.

Built in 1958, INNdulge is a Mid-Century jewel and is featured in the Historic Inns of Palm Springs guidebook. Twenty-four poolside rooms surround a 24-hour heated pool and 12-man Jacuzzi.

CLOTHING IS FOREVER OPTIONAL! INNdulge has one of the largest pool courtyards in Palm Springs, with lush landscaping framing incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Guests enjoy an expanded continental breakfast, in-room safes, TV-DVD players with large DVD library, on-site gym, guest internet stations and property-wide wireless are all complimentary.

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October Art in Palm Springs


Columbus Day Weekend  @  INNdulge!        October 11-14, 2019

Spend your day tanning under clear blue sky’s and relaxing in 87 degrees of saltwater bliss. As the sun dips behind the San Jacinto mountains you can jump in our 12 man Jacuzzi to relax the night away.
INNdulge will host a traditional BBQ on Sunday October 13, 2019

Moderism Week “Fall Preview”
October 17-October 20,2019.
Partner organizations collaborate to produce a “mini-Modernism Week” to kick-off the active social and recreational season in Palm Springs.
Modernism Week is also a charitable organization, providing scholarships to local students pursuing college educations in the fields of architecture and design; as well as supporting local and state preservation organizations and neighborhood groups in their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.

Winter in Gay Palm Springs

Escape the winter chill in this  87 degree salt water pool & 12 man hot tub.
These upcoming events and great December rates  make it a wonderful time to plan your INNdulge getaway!
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UPCOMING!
Desert TheatreWorks – Indio
The Sound of Music          Dec. 7 – 23
All these years later, the hills are still alive with the sound of music, Maria, and the von Trapp family. Climb every mountain and discover a few of your favorite things with this stage classic.
Info and tickets at www.dtworks.org
Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus: “Men in Tights”  Dec. 14-16
The PSGMC kicks off their 20th year with a spectacular holiday concert presented at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theatre.
Info and tickets: www.PSMuseum.org
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio presents
Tony Bennett
Friday, Dec. 7 at 8pm
The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert presents:
Friday, Dec. 7: The Colors of Christmas, featuring Peabo Bryson, Taylor Dayne, Jon Secada, and Deniece Williams
Saturday, Dec. 15: LeAnn Rimes: You, Me, and Christmas
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Davis Koz and Friends annual Christmas tour
Info & tickets: www.mccallumtheatre.com
Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage presents
Barry Manilow: A Very Barry Christmas
Dec. 15 & 16

Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 3, 2019 – January 14, 2019

Desert Arts Festival

January 12, 2019 – January 13, 2019

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    Tour de Palm Springs   February 9, 2019

    Modernism Week 2019   February 14, 2019 – February 24, 2019

Gay Palm Springs – Summer Fun and Deals

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Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the Valley has to offer.

Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or try something new, as chefs prepare delicious 3 courses meals for your dining pleasure, priced at $26 or $38.  JUNE  3-12th!

Desert area hotels and attractions are offering great rates too!

 

4th Annual Splash House Pool Party

Splash House heads back to the desert for this summer for its fourth year in Palm Springs, June 10-12 and August 12-14. The festival returns to the colorful crowd favorite of the Saguaro Hotel and checks in for the first time at the iconic multi-pool Riviera Resort & Spa. After Hours found its home at last year’s memorable Air Museum parties, and Splash House will host its biggest late-night program yet this summer on the tarmac.

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines   AUGUST  20-21

The Idyllwild Arts Foundation proudly presents the 23rd annual Jazz in the Pines Festival featuring over two dozen bands. Performers and fans of jazz, blues, and R&B have a breathtaking mountain campus to themselves after the departure of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program’s thousands of arts-lovers and before the first semester of the Foundation’s residential high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy.

And  as always –   shop  local!

Palm Springs VillageFest   THURSDAY NIGHTS

Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs, enjoy a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don’t forget the sweets.

COD Alumni Street Fair  SATURDAY  AND  SUNDAY   MORNINGS

Open-air shopping at its best. Open from 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays all year. Bargains galore. A great way to start your day.

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Free Stuff from Puerto Vallarta

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The start of ­­­­winter in Puerto Vallarta is cause for celebration as December marks the beginning of the whale watching season, traditional pilgrimages in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, free daily guided Artwalks in historic downtown, culinary treats all around town, the International Pro Am golf tournament, the release of baby sea turtles, perfect weather with temperatures in the low 80’s and a calendar full of holiday festivities and free activities.

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is inviting everyone to join in the celebration with the launch of a mega “12 DAYS OF WINTER” (#12DaysOfWinter) promotion and participate for a chance to win daily prizes during the first 12 days of December, including artworks, bottles of tequila and raicilla and trip getaways, with the top prize being a 12-day all-expense paid vacation for two in Puerto Vallarta.

To participate register at visitpuertovallarta.com/12daysofwinter and tell the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board what you would do on a 12-day all-expense paid holiday for two in the destination. All registrants will have a chance to win one of 12 prizes. Drawings will take place every day from December 1st to 12th. Following are the details of the prizes that will be awarded:

 

 

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Winners of the getaway prizes to be awarded between December 5th through 12th will also receive a choice of 2 activities in Puerto Vallarta courtesy of Vallarta Adventures and Dolphin Discovery.

 

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Holiday Lights and Music in Palm Springs

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You take a million lights, sprinkle in holiday music and you have party.  Wild Lights at the Living Desert in Palm Desert is the perfect place to get in the holiday spirit.

 

The minute you walk through the official entry, you find yourself in a wonderland. White lights strung through the trees with gigantic snowflakes provide the perfect photo opt.  Then a turn in the pathway brings you to an area with blue lights stretching out on the ground before you.

 

If you want a real holiday jolt of fun and laughter, this is the place to come. For adults, there is much to see and experience, including being able to see the latest in holiday lights—one display kept us all guessing about how in the world they created the look.

WILD LIGHTS AT THE LIVING DESERT

47900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 346-5694
www.LivingDesert.org

Admission:   Adults $10             Members/Children/Military (with ID) $8

Hours:   6 to 9 p.m.  December 4-6, 11-13, 18-31  (Closed Christmas Day)        Free Parking

Palm Springs Gay Pride

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.Palm Springs Pride 2014, Nov. 7-9, is offering free festival admission as it moves to a new location in downtown Palm Springs.

 

PS Pride will also introduce a new parade route and is offering an unprecedented number of performers and attractions with a diverse lineup of performers gathered to celebrate equality, freedom and diversity in the desert’s LGBT community.
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Parties Parties Parties! Beach Party, 5k Walk, Pool Parties, ladies parties – it’s all here this year!
Music, celebrities and more!

GET THE WHOLE SCHEDULE HERE

Palm Springs Gay Pride and Parade to be moved this Fall

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Pride in Palm Springs will never be the same.  We’ve worked several years to get to this point and on Wednesday night the Palm Springs City Council unanimously approved moving the Pride Festival to Palm Canyon Dr. in Downtown. 

This year’s event logo featuring the palm tree lined Palm Canyon Drive leading directly to Palm Springs Pride couldn’t be more fitting.  We are beyond thrilled with the news.

The road would close at 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, and reopen at 3 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10.

Additional road closures would be held for the Pride Parade, which will be held on Nov. 9.

Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet said the event has a “fabulous, wonderful energy” and that it would inevitably provide a boost to the city’s shops and restaurants.

“The move downtown will have a bigger impact than we realize,” Pougnet said.

Jeffery Sanker Announces ICON Awards

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In celebration of his 25th Anniversary, White Party Founder and Producer Jeffrey Sanker has created the WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARDS. These awards recognize a select group whose unique and varied achievements have stood out and best embody the spirit of White Party.  

“We are thrilled to present our special Icon Awards to individuals who have exemplified White Party’s defining principles of unity & celebration, commitment to excellence and leading edge creativity,” said Sanker.  “I look forward to presenting those attending recipients their awards on the White Carpet at this year’s Saturday main event.” 

WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:

ARTIST:

Carmen Electra- Artist, Activist

Cher- Pioneer for LGBT Community; Activist

Jai Rodriguez- Actor, Activist

Kathy Griffin- Comedienne, Philanthropist, Activist

Lady Gaga- Pioneer for LGBT Community, Philanthropist, Activist

Lance Bass- Actor, Activist

 

PHILANTHROPIST:

Aaron Walton- Philanthropist, Activist

Bryan Singer- Director, Activist

David Cooley- Founder of Abbey, Philanthropist

Fred Arens & Jason Duguay- Philanthropist, Activist

Roland Emmerich- Director, Philanthropist

Sir Elton John & David Furnish- Philanthropist, Activist

 

ACTIVIST:

Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley- NoH8 Campaign, Activist

Bruce Vilanch- Actor, Writer, Activist

Lisa Vanderpump- Reality Star, Activist

Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo- Prop 8 Activists

Ron Oden- Former Mayor of PS, Activist

Ronnie Kroell- Activist

Todd Saporito- Philanthropist, Activist

 

PIONEER:

Andy Cohen- BRAVO TV personality, Activist

Candis Cayne- Pioneer of LGBT Community, Activist

David Stern- Former Publisher of Frontiers, Activist

DJ Abel Aguilera- Deejay, Activist

Reza Farahan – BRAVO TV personality, Pioneer of LGBT Community

 

Congratulations to all WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARDS recipients!

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Sanker announced this year’s 25th Anniversary plans include a completely redesigned White Party, boasting the most innovative and elaborate video displays ever experienced. Chart-topping remix production team BENT COLLECTIVE (Danny Verde & Steven Redant) will also make their live DJ performance debut.  And media sponsor SiriusXM is on board to broadcast on-site from the Convention Center White Carpet for this historic event.

White Party will also offer lots of new photo opportunities, such as Instagram “selfie moments” and a special photo set up where groups can get instant pics emailed for free. 

Additionally, to benefit DESERT AIDS PROJECT and fund raising auction efforts, Sanker has enlisted the talents of internationally recognized conceptual photographer Duke Shoman to create beautiful, striking photographic tableaus.  In keeping with the WPPS 25th “Silver Anniversary” theme, a sleek, sexy and modern chamber of shining, brilliant silver will be the setting that stars and VIP guest will step into – following their arrival on the White Carpet – to commemorate this twenty-five year milestone. 

The following afternoon, at the Sunday T-Dance, you can double your pleasure with two giant 100 foot high Ferris wheels, and the day will culminate with the biggest fireworks display in White Party history, choreographed to the music of DJ/Producer Wayne G.

Sanker also revealed the exciting new addition of Uber as the official transportation provider for White Party.  Why drive when you can Uber?  Services will be available all weekend long for White Party attendees.  Uber lounge stations will be set up at White Party locations manned by special Uber concierges.  Uber will also have stretch limos for White Party guests to get around in style.  New users can download the app and enter the code WP25 for a free first ride!  Sign up at: www.uber.com/GO/WP25.   Both new and existing users can also enter the code whiteparty to unlock a flat rate from LA to Palm Springs and back! 

White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, celebrating its 25th Anniversary April 25-28, 2014.  For more information, hotel reservations and tickets, visit:  www.jeffreysanker.com

Coachella Music and Arts Festival April 2014

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BOTH weekends of Coachella Music Festival  are sold out – BUT if have some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, $6500  will get ya a Safari Tent Lounge.

Access to this private & well-secured area will be solely limited to Safari tent wristband holders. These tents provide the most comfortable way to enjoy Coachella and are fully furnished for your choice of either sleeping or lounging. Sleeping tents come with 1 or 2 Queen size beds, linens, tables, flooring, pillows, chairs, AIR conditioning, electrical outlets and more.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known simply as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival, founded by Paul Tollett, organized by Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live), and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The event features many music genres, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music, as well as sculpture. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 and 2011 also featured the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome and 2013 featured a new Yuma stage.)

The festival showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups.

 

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Concert in the Square October 12-13

FREE CONCERT OCT 12 & 13!



FOOD VENDORS, FREE POPCORN, PRIZES AND MORE!!

MUSICIANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL BE DESCENDING UPON THE COACHELLA
VALLEY FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL IMS EVENT! THIS YEAR, WE’VE ADDED A LOCAL
FLAIR THAT WILL BRING TALENT AND THE PUBLIC TOGETHER FOR MUSIC
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