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15TH ANNUAL LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Lavender Festival

Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. Visitors of all ages are invited to stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in horse-drawn hay wagons, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, taste lavender-inspired dishes and enjoy live music.

The organic herbs are featured prominently throughout the family-friendly festival through various refreshing lavender-inspired favorites such as lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.  The organic marketplace showcases specialty items many of them made with lavender as, for example, honey, balsamic vinegar, essential oils, fresh bouquets, plants and even lavender-stuffed toys.

Lavender FestivalFeel free to wander the 20 acres of organic lavender fields and view the sample garden which is the home of more than 90 varieties of lavender. We grow primarily three varieties of lavender – Provence, Angustifolia & Munstead – which are used in aromatherapy products, for floral arrangements and in the kitchen. Remember to bring your camera and feel free to take as many photos as you like, but please do not pick the lavender.

 

Lavender Festival

Guided tours on a horse-drawn wagon or antique tractor meander past one of the lavender fields as far as the thousand-year-old oak tree and back. Tours last approximately 15 minutes during which your guide will present information about the history of Highland Springs Ranch & Inn and current preservation efforts.

Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Flower Drop

Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair
May 27 All Day, Flower Drop at 1:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Air Museum

Memorial Day Flower Drop

Palm Springs Air Museum honors our fallen US soldiers each year with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from B-25 Mitchell Bomber. Followed by Flight Exhibitions and fun activities for the whole family.

See All of the Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Events

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2019

Modernism Week

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2019 returns for another year to revel in the beautiful, simplistic Mid-Century Modern movement. Modernism Week 2019 is a 10-day celebration of all things Modern in the mecca of “MCM,” Palm Springs. This signature event happens every February, gathering tens-of-thousands of Modernism enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate the form in all its glory, from sleek architecture to iconic furniture and fashions. Over the week-plus, participants can check out a variety of home tours, the Modernism Show and Sale, lectures from prominent figures within Modernism, films on the subject, and more.

Palm Springs boasts one of the largest concentrations of Mid-Century Modern architecture in the world and is the perfect setting for Modernism Week each year. With the creative fingerprints of legendary names etched throughout the Valley, including Wexler, Neutra, Frey, and Schindler, Palm Springs has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to highly-coveted Mid-Century Modern homes and structures. Modernism Week 2019 embraces the form and celebrates its unique characteristics, and is a local event everyone should check out.

Modernism Week

The Modernism Week Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound will showcase a refurbished midcentury home in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs, with 12 leading interior designers undertaking the redesign. Tours of the home will be offered daily.

On February 15, Modernism Week will host a special dedication ceremony on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars for acclaimed interior designer Arthur Elrod (1924-1974). Elrod’s former home will also be open for a home tour and evening cocktail party on Thursday, February 21.

One of Albert Frey’s most intact residential works, the Cree House in Cathedral City, has been meticulously preserved and restored to nearly its original 1955 condition. The home, never before seen by the public, will be available for daily tours during Modernism Week.

 

2019 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

2019 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival celebrates the date, the hallmark of the farming culture in Coachella Valley. Akin to what mid-century architecture means to the Greater Palm Springs Area’s real estate realm, the date is synonymous with the Coachella Valley. These delicious fruits are a product of the date palm, which comprises a big portion of the Southern California desert’s agricultural industry. Get a taste of the delectable date, and the Coachella Valley’s rich culture, at the 2019 Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, taking place February 15-24 at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio. This event offers fun for the whole family, including nightly entertainment from renowned music artists.

What’s special about this Date Festival event isn’t just the fact that it also is the Riverside County Fair, but the entertainment includes blessing of the dates, and award-winning Arabian Nights Musical Pageant. An entertaining show that mingles contemporary humor with classic folklore, magic and mystery are at the heart of “Aladdin and the Heart of Agrabah”. And the queen of the fair– she is Queen Sheherazade and she comes with a Court.

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

The Nightly Musical Pageant is set to return to the 72nd Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, right after the Salute to America at 6:00 p.m. The vocal talents, costumes and stage effects will amaze fair goers with this year’s spin of the 1,001 Arabian Nights extraordinary tale, Prince Khudadad in the Shadow of Destiny. The audience will be engaged the entire show as the cast takes fair goers back in time to the Far East.

You’ll want to come early to the pageant stage to be a part of the moving and inspirational Salute to America which will honor our country’s armed services immediately after the welcome message by the Fair Board at 6:00 p.m. nightly. Incorporating service men and women, as well as local school color guards, this musical tribute will leave you swelling with pride and thanks.

The Coachella Valley destination of Southern California known for dates, enjoys a huge attendance at the fair event. Beach and mountain dwellers grow weary of the the cold, and head for the desert to get a taste of sunshine and warm shirt sleeve weather during the finest month ever–February. Indio has over 100 days per year of 100+ degrees Fahrenheit temperatures but in February the average temperature is around 75 degrees.

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival is held at Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201

February 15-24, 2019 | President’s Day Parade February 18, 2019, 9 a.m.

Southwest Arts Festival Indio

Southwest Arts Festival Indio 2019
January 24 -27th
Empire Polo Grounds

South West Art Festival

Art Enthusiasts from across the country are heading to the 33rd annual Southwest Arts Festival Indio is one of the oldest and largest art festivals in Southern California.  Featuring over 280 artists from across North America.  The Festival showcases art in a wide variety of media including pottery, glass, jewelry, metal works, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles. Hosted on the Grounds of the Empire Polo club in Indio.

The Empire Polo Club is an international destination renown for it’s natural beauty, featuring natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds.

The festival continues to draw thousands of art enthusiast from across the country, as well as the highest caliber artist. Last year 252 artists from around the world participated in the Festival. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by Travel Magazine, the festival includes traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts. The festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the country’s finest juried art festivals.

Desert Classic Golf Tournament La Quinta

Desert Classic Golf Tournament La Quinta and Music Festival
January 16 – 20, 2019
PGA West and La Quinta Country Club
Desert Classic Golf Tournament

Schedule of Golf Events
Monday, January 14 –
closed to the public
Practice Rounds on the PGA West Stadium and Nicklaus, and La Quinta Country Club Courses

Tuesday, January 15 – closed to the public
Practice Rounds at all courses

Wednesday, January 16
Bob Hope Legacy Pro-Am
PGA Stadium Course
Shotgun Tee Time 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 17
All three courses
First Round starts 8:30 a.m.

Friday, January 18
All three courses
Second Round starts at 8:30 a.m.
Concert Series Sammy Hagar starts at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19
All three courses
Third Round starts at 8:30 a.m.
Concert Series Bad Co starts at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 20
PGA West Stadium Course starts at 8:30 a.m.
Final Round

GOLF VENUES 
18th Green Fan Pavilion, a 12,000 square foot climate controlled hospitality pavilion with food and beverages from local restaurants. All tickets holders have access to the Fan Pavilion, it’s the perfect place to relax with comfortable seating, enjoy lunch and watch the Tournament, and the NFL playoffs on multiple screens. Or step out on the Viewing Deck with Spectacular Views of the 18th Green of the PGA West Stadium Course.

Beers for Birdies, Anytime a Pro makes a Birdie either on hole 16 or 17, Beers are half priced for the next 15 minutes in the Hospitality Tent located between the 16th Green and the 17th Tee. This is a Fan Favorite with panoramic views of both holes.

Casamigos Club 17, Open air venue located on the iconic Par 3, 17th Hole of the PGA West Stadium Course, known as Alcatraz. Spend the afternoon sipping Casamigos cocktails and watching the world’s best players test their mettle on one of the most famous holes in golf.

Military Outpost, Spectacular Views of the 18th Hole on the Stadium Course, this venue includes complimentary food and refreshment for all active duty, retired military, reserve, first responders and military vet’s.

All ticket holders can enjoy golf and concert on the driving range following completion of play on both Friday and Saturday nights.

MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, January 18th, starting at 5:00
Sammy Hagar and The Circle

Saturday, January 19th, starting at 5:00
Bad Co

 

 

 

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival
January 3 – 14, 2019
Various Locations Throughout Palm Springs Area
Palm Springs International Film Festival

Red Carpet Night is Thursday, January 3rd at the Palm Springs Convention Center and marks the official kick-off for the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This annual event has become known as the first stop on the road to the Academy Awards.  Each year the eyes of world cinema are on Palm Springs and the newest film-making talent, where masters of the cinema come together to celebrate the art of film.  This is the 30th year for the film festival and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The screening portion of the Festival will run January 4 – 14. 

FILM SCHEDULE – Partial List
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk

Roma

The Palm Springs International Film Festival’s signature showpiece event – and by far our biggest fundraiser – is the annual Film Awards Gala. This dazzling celebration of old school Hollywood star power, glamour and talent kicks off Awards season each year, and takes locals back to the time when Palm Springs was the playground for Hollywood’s biggest stars.

This is an evening of high style, glitz, and fellowship, as we roll out the red carpet and welcome the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders to an elegant dinner and awards ceremony which raises more than $1 million in funding for the Palm Springs International Film Society every year.

FRIDAY, JANUARY  4, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Shirkers
Mademoiselle de Joncqu…
Bathtubs Over Br…
General Magic
Ghost Fleet

The Wife
Diane 
Socrates
The Last Color
Museo

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019
Yomeddine

Garry Winogrand: A…
Bathtubs Over Br…
The Biggest Little…
Shut Up and Play…

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019
The Grizzlies

What Will People Say
The Upside
Buck Run

MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019
Capernaum

Birds of Passage
Winter Flies 
The Guilty
Burning

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
Never Look Away

Girl
Everybody Knows
Cities of Last Things
Birds of Passage

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
The Wedding Guest

Wild
The Angel
The Boys of St. Vincent 
The Realm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019
Legend of the Demon Cat

Making Montgomer…
Destroyer
One Last Deal
The Etruscan Smile

FRIDAY,JANUARY 11, 2019
Spider-Man: Into t…

Sofia
The Standoff at…
Toman 
Papi Chulo
Diamantino
Head-On
We Are the Heat

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
Leto

Hotel Mumbai
Amazing Grace
The Imposter Prince
Fast Color
New Voices, New Visions 2019

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
Bel Canto

Ladies in Black | Cl…
Riot
Closing Night Gala
Closing Night Gala tickets include a ticket to the screening at Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School and entry into the reception afterwards at the Hilton Hotel. | Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves.
Closing Night Gala | Ladies in Black
Who Will Write Our…
Carmen & Lola

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
Best of the Festival Screenings – TBA

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show
Empire Polo Grounds 
January 3 – 6, 2019

Four Days of Nothing but Dogs!
Every year in January, The Kennel Club of Palm Springs hosts two of the largest all-breed Dog Shows in the Country at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio with over 3,500 entries and more than 170 breeds, some rarely seen by the public.

On Our Way to the Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show at the Empire Polo Grounds

Headed to the Dog Show!

This prestigious show is considered the Opening Event of the Dog Show Year on the West Coast and promises tons of fun for the entire family.  Dogs, their Owners and Handlers, Judges and Fans from around the world gather to compete for the coveted Title, “Best in Show”.  Events also include Obedience and Rally Trials and Specialty Shows.

Pet Disaster Relief Trailer

Help for Lost and Injured Pets During Disasters

It’s your turn to help, The AKC Rescue Relief Trailers serve all over the Country including Riverside County; they assist area Emergency Management Teams to provide animal care immediately following a disaster including medical care and assist in reuniting pets with their families.  They need our support to continue their great work.

 

Join The Tennis Ball Drawing   Saturday, at Group Time, Tennis Balls will be dumped in the Group Ring, a dog will run in and fetch the winning ball and a runner up ball. Buy as many tickets for Tennis Balls as you can, tickets are $5 a ball.

And you win too, First prize is a $500 Amazon Gift Card, Second Prize is a $250 Amazon Gift Card.  Proceeds help keep the AKC Rescue Trailer working.

WEEKEND JUDGING SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019 – JUDGING SCHEDULE
BREED                                         ENTRIES TIME RING #
Affenpinscher……………………………………. 13 9:15 AM 26
Afghan Hound …………………………………..29 8:00 AM 4
Airedale Terrier …………………………………… 5 12:45 PM 9
Akita …………………………………………………. 6 9:15 AM 30
Alaskan Malamute………………………………. 9 9:15 AM 30
American Eskimos………………………………. 8 3:00 PM 23
American Hairless Terrier …………………….. 7 12:45 PM 9
American Staffordshire Terrier…………….. 21 8:00 AM 9
Anatolian Shepherd…………………………… 12 11:00 AM 33
Australian Cattle Dog …………………………20 8:00 AM 8
Australian Shepherd………………………….. 54 1:00 PM 19
Australian Terrier ………………………………… 8 8:50 AM 9
Basenji…………………………………………….. 16 9:10 AM 4
Basset Hound…………………………………… 38 8:00 AM 3
Beagle Thirteen Inches ……………………….. 9 1:55 PM 4
Beagle Fifteen Inches…………………………26 1:55 PM 4
Bearded Collie…………………………………..13 2:55 PM 21
Beauceron …………………………………………. 3 8:00 AM 5
Bedlington Terrier ……………………………….. 6 12:45 PM 9
Belgian Malinois …………………………………. 7 8:00 AM 5
Belgian Sheepdog …………………………….. 11 8:00 AM 5
Belgian Tervuren ………………………………… 6 8:00 AM 5
Bergamasco Sheepdog……………………….. 1 9:05 AM 5
Berger Picard …………………………………… 23 9:05 AM 5
Bernese Mountain Dog………………………. 41 12:35 PM 5
Bernese Mt. Dog Sweeps…………………… 13 11:15 AM 5
Bern Mt. Dog Vet Sweeps ……………………. 5 11:15 AM 5
Bichon Frise …………………………………….. 14 10:45 AM 6
Black and Tan Coonhound …………………… 9 8:00 AM 2
Black Russian Terrier …………………………14 11:00 AM 33
Bloodhound ……………………………………… 13 8:00 AM 2
Bluetick Coonhound ……………………………. 1 9:10 AM 2
Boerboel ……………………………………………. 2 12:55 PM 21
Border Collie…………………………………….. 13 2:05 PM 20
Border Terrier …………………………………… 22 8:00 AM 12
Borzoi ……………………………………………… 41 10:00 AM 2
Boston Terrier …………………………………… 30 8:00 AM 21
Bouvier Des Flandres…………………………17 10:05 AM 5
Boxer ………………………………………………. 67 8:00 AM 33
Briard………………………………………………. 11 1:00 PM 19
Brittany ……………………………………………. 17 12:40 PM 20
Brussels Griffon………………………………….. 9 9:15 AM 26
Bull Terrier (Colored) …………………………. 22 8:00 AM 10
Bull Terrier (White)…………………………….. 16 8:55 AM 10
Bulldog ……………………………………………. 45 8:00 AM 23
Bullmastiff………………………………………… 31 12:15 PM 22
Cairn Terrier……………………………………… 16 10:00 AM 9
Cane Corso ……………………………………… 23 9:35 AM 7
Cardigan Welsh Corgi …………………………. 5 2:05 PM 20
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel…………….. 34 1:10 PM 7
Chesapeake Bay Retriever ………………….. 4 12:40 PM 20
Chihuahua (Long Coat) ……………………… 27 8:00 AM 27
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)………………….. 19 8:00 AM 27
Chinese Crested……………………………….. 45 8:50 AM 12
Chinese Shar-Pei ……………………………… 21 2:00 PM 23
Chow Chow ……………………………………… 42 10:30 AM 23
Chow Chow Swp ………………………………. 15 9:50 AM 23
Chow Chow Vt Sweeps……………………….. 2 9:50 AM 23
Cirneco dell Etna ………………………………… 7 12:05 PM 2
Clumber Spaniel …………………………………. 9 1:20 PM 1
Cocker Spaniel (Ascob)……………………….. 3 1:20 PM 1
Cocker Spaniel (Black) ………………………… 5 1:20 PM 1
Cocker Spaniel (Parti-Color)…………………. 1 1:20 PM 1
Collie (Rough) ……………………………………. 9 1:15 PM 29
Collie (Smooth)…………………………………… 3 1:15 PM 29
Coton de Tulear………………………………….. 3 2:00 PM 23
Curly-Coated Retriever………………………… 1 1:55 PM 4
Dachshund (Longhaired)…………………….23 10:50 AM 3
Dachshund (Smooth) …………………………21 12:45 PM 3
Dachshund (Wirehaired) …………………….24 12:45 PM 3
Dalmatian ………………………………………… 40 10:00 AM 29
Doberman Pinscher…………………………… 48 8:00 AM 32
Dogue De Bordeaux……………………………. 5 12:50 PM 33
English Cocker Spaniel ……………………… 27 9:40 AM 8
English Setter …………………………………… 20 8:00 AM 8
English Springer Spaniel …………………….34 8:00 AM 22
English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) …………………. 1 9:55 AM 27
English Toy Spaniel (KC&R)…………………. 1 9:55 AM 27
Entlebucher Mountain Dog…………………… 1 2:05 PM 20
Field Spaniel………………………………………. 1 9:25 AM 22
Finnish Spitz …………………………………….. 16 1:00 PM 23
Flat-Coated Retriever …………………………26 9:15 AM 21
Fox Terrier (Smooth) …………………………. 20 10:00 AM 9
Fox Terrier (Wire) ……………………………… 12 10:00 AM 9
French Bulldog …………………………………. 68 8:00 AM 6
German Pinscher ……………………………….. 1 12:50 PM 33
German Shepherd Dog ……………………… 34 10:50 AM 8
German Shorthaired Pointer ………………. 27 10:50 AM 20
German Wirehaired Pointer………………….. 4 1:55 PM 4
Giant Schnauzer…………………………………. 3 10:00 AM 32
Glen of Imaal Terrier……………………………. 2 12:45 PM 9
Golden Retriever …………………………….. 118 8:00 AM 18
Gordon Setter…………………………………….. 8 12:55 PM 21
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen……………… 2 12:45 PM 3
Great Dane……………………………………….56 12:15 PM 32
Great Pyrenees ………………………………….. 6 9:35 AM 7
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog………………… 3 11:00 AM 5
Greyhound……………………………………….. 12 8:00 AM 2
Harrier ………………………………………………. 1 9:10 AM 2
Havanese ………………………………………… 19 10:45 AM 12
Ibizan Hound ……………………………………. 11 9:10 AM 2
Icelandic Sheepdog…………………………….. 1 1:05 PM 11
Irish Setter……………………………………….. 42 9:25 AM 22
Irish Red & White Setters…………………… 16 12:40 PM 20
Irish Terrier ………………………………………. 13 12:45 PM 9
Irish Water Spaniel ……………………………… 1 9:25 AM 22
Irish Wolfhound ………………………………… 30 9:35 AM 3
Italian Greyhound……………………………… 25 9:55 AM 27
Japanese Chin …………………………………. 15 9:15 AM 26
Keeshond ………………………………………….. 6 3:00 PM 23
Kerry Blue Terrier ……………………………… 14 9:15 AM 11
Kuvasz ……………………………………………… 1 1:30 PM 22
Labrador Retriever ……………………………. 71 8:00 AM 19
Lagotto Romagnolo…………………………….. 3 2:05 PM 20
Lakeland Terrier………………………………… 12 11:35 AM 10
Leonberger………………………………………. 10 9:10 AM 11
Lhasa Apso ……………………………………… 10 11:40 AM 29
Lowchen……………………………………………. 1 3:00 PM 23
Maltese……………………………………………… 6 10:45 AM 26
Manchester Terrier (Standard)…………….. 20 11:05 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (St) Sweeps……………. 5 10:15 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (St) Vet Sweeps………. 1 10:15 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (Toy) ……………………. 19 11:05 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (Toy) Sweeps………….. 5 10:15 AM 11
Mastiff……………………………………………… 32 1:30 PM 22
Miniature American Shepherd…………….. 34 10:15 AM 21
Miniature Bull Terrier …………………………. 24 10:35 AM 10
Miniature Pinscher…………………………….. 17 10:45 AM 26
Miniature Schnauzer …………………………. 22 12:30 PM 12
Neapolitan Mastiff……………………………….. 1 12:50 PM 33
Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes ……………….. 2 10:50 AM 3
Newfoundland ………………………………….. 33 10:00 AM 32
Norfolk Terrier…………………………………….. 2 8:50 AM 9
Norwegian Elkhound …………………………… 2 12:45 PM 3
Norwich Terrier …………………………………. 13 11:35 AM 10
Novice Junior Class…………………………… 10 12:25 PM 30
Novice Intermediate Class …………………… 3 12:25 PM 30
Novice Senior Class……………………………. 1 12:25 PM 30
Old English Sheepdog ………………………. 12 10:05 AM 5
Open Junior Class………………………………. 6 12:25 PM 30
Open Intermediate Class……………………. 21 12:25 PM 30
Open Senior Class ……………………………. 17 12:25 PM 30
Otterhound ………………………………………… 3 9:10 AM 2
Papillon …………………………………………… 40 10:45 AM 7
Parson Russell Terrier……………………….. 18 8:50 AM 9
Pekingese …………………………………………. 9 10:45 AM 26
Pembroke Welsh Corgi ……………………… 17 9:10 AM 11
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens ……………… 2 9:10 AM 2
Pharaoh Hound ………………………………….. 7 12:55 PM 21
Pointer…………………………………………….. 16 8:00 AM 7
Pomeranian……………………………………… 23 12:45 PM 26
Poodle (Miniature)………………………………. 9 12:35 PM 6
Poodle (Standard) …………………………….. 36 12:35 PM 6
Poodle (Toy) …………………………………….. 13 10:45 AM 6
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno …………….. 6 12:55 PM 21
Portuguese Water Dog………………………. 12 8:00 AM 7
Pug…………………………………………………. 30 8:00 AM 26
Puli …………………………………………………… 2 2:55 PM 21
Pumi …………………………………………………. 5 1:00 PM 19
Pyrenean Shepherd ……………………………. 3 2:55 PM 21
Rally ………………………………………………….. 11:45 AM 34
Rally Master ………………………………………. 9 11:00 AM 34
Rat Terrier………………………………………… 11 2:05 PM 9
Redbone Coonhound ………………………….. 1 9:10 AM 2
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)……. 11 10:50 AM 3
Rhodesian Ridgeback ……………………….. 75 9:40 AM 1
Rottweiler ………………………………………… 41 8:00 AM 1
Russell Terriers…………………………………. 16 11:35 AM 10
Saluki ……………………………………………… 25 12:55 PM 21
Samoyed …………………………………………. 48 9:15 AM 30
Schipperke ………………………………………… 2 3:00 PM 23
Scottish Deerhound…………………………….. 6 11:00 AM 19
Scottish Terrier …………………………………. 15 9:15 AM 11
Sealyham Terrier ………………………………… 7 12:30 PM 12
Shetland Sheepdog…………………………… 36 1:00 PM 8
Shiba-Inu…………………………………………. 18 11:40 AM 29
Shih Tzu ……………………………………………. 7 1:00 PM 23
Siberian Husky …………………………………. 31 8:00 AM 30
Silky Terrier………………………………………… 2 1:00 PM 23
Skye Terrier ……………………………………… 13 2:05 PM 9
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier………………. 36 1:05 PM 11
Spanish Water Dog …………………………….. 1 2:55 PM 21
Spinone Italiano………………………………….. 2 12:55 PM 21
ST. Bernard ……………………………………….. 3 8:00 AM 7
Staffordshire Bull Terriers …………………… 29 8:00 AM 11
Standard Schnauzer………………………….. 18 12:50 PM 33
Sussex Spaniel…………………………………… 1 9:25 AM 22
Tibetan Mastiff……………………………………. 5 12:50 PM 33
Tibetan Spaniel…………………………………… 8 1:15 PM 29
Tibetan Terrier ……………………………………. 2 1:15 PM 29
Toy Fox Terrier……………………………………. 5 1:00 PM 23
Treeing Walker Coonhound………………….. 2 9:10 AM 2
Vizsla………………………………………………. 51 8:45 AM 20
Vizsla Swp……………………………………….. 15 8:00 AM 20
Vizsla Vet Swp……………………………………. 4 8:00 AM 20
Weimaraner……………………………………… 26 11:00 AM 19
Welsh Springer Spaniel ……………………… 12 9:25 AM 22
Welsh Terrier ……………………………………… 6 12:30 PM 12
West Highland White Terrier……………….. 10 2:05 PM 9
Whippet …………………………………………… 74 12:05 PM 2
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon ………………….. 9 1:55 PM 4
Wirehaired Vizsla ……………………………….. 1 11:00 AM 19
Xoloitzcuintli ………………………………………. 4 1:00 PM 8
Yorkshire Terrier …………………………………. 9 12:45 PM 26
TOTAL DOG ENTRIES IN SATURDAY SHOW 3,503
*NOTE: This schedule is published for spectators and may change.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019  – JUDGING SCHEDULE
BREED                                          ENTRIES TIME RING #
Affenpinscher……………………………………. 12 9:10 AM 29
Afghan Hound …………………………………..26 10:25 AM 2
Airedale Terrier …………………………………… 6 12:25 PM 9
Akita …………………………………………………. 6 9:05 AM 20
Alaskan Malamute………………………………. 9 9:55 AM 30
American Eskimos………………………………. 7 9:00 AM 28
American Hairless Terrier …………………….. 7 12:25 PM 9
American Staffordshire Terrier…………….. 19 8:00 AM 9
Anatolian Shepherd…………………………… 12 9:05 AM 20
Australian Cattle Dog …………………………19 12:20 PM 31
Australian Shepherd………………………….. 56 8:00 AM 19
Australian Terrier ………………………………… 8 8:45 AM 9
Basenji…………………………………………….. 16 9:05 AM 21
Basset Hound…………………………………… 32 8:00 AM 2
Beagle Thirteen Inches ……………………….. 8 10:50 AM 14
Beagle Fifteen Inches…………………………29 10:50 AM 14
Bearded Collie…………………………………..13 10:20 AM 31
Beauceron …………………………………………. 4 8:00 AM 3
Bedlington Terrier ……………………………….. 6 12:25 PM 9
Belgian Malinois …………………………………. 7 8:00 AM 3
Belgian Sheepdog …………………………….. 11 10:55 AM 8
Belgian Tervuren ………………………………… 6 9:25 AM 6
Bergamasco Sheepdog……………………….. 1 8:00 AM 3
Berger Picard …………………………………… 20 9:25 AM 6
Bernese Mountain Dog………………………. 37 8:00 AM 33
Bichon Frise …………………………………….. 15 9:45 AM 28
Black and Tan Coonhound …………………… 9 1:05 PM 14
Black Russian Terrier …………………………14 9:55 AM 15
Bloodhound ……………………………………… 12 9:05 AM 21
Bluetick Coonhound ……………………………. 1 6:00 AM 0
Boerboel ……………………………………………. 2 10:20 AM 31
Border Collie…………………………………….. 13 8:00 AM 3
Border Terrier …………………………………… 23 8:00 AM 11
Borzoi ……………………………………………… 39 10:40 AM 20
Boston Terrier …………………………………… 28 10:45 AM 23
Bouvier Des Flandres…………………………17 2:00 PM 19
Boxer ………………………………………………. 66 9:30 AM 33
Briard………………………………………………. 12 1:10 PM 6
Brittany ……………………………………………. 17 8:00 AM 22
Brussels Griffon………………………………….. 9 9:10 AM 29
Bull Terrier (Colored) …………………………. 22 10:00 AM 10
Bull Terrier (White)…………………………….. 16 10:00 AM 10
Bulldog ……………………………………………. 46 8:00 AM 15
Bullmastiff………………………………………… 30 9:55 AM 30
Cairn Terrier……………………………………… 16 12:45 PM 15
Cane Corso ……………………………………… 23 9:20 AM 31
Cardigan Welsh Corgi …………………………. 4 10:15 AM 19
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel…………….. 36 8:55 AM 11
Chesapeake Bay Retriever ………………….. 6 10:55 AM 8
Chihuahua (Long Coat) ……………………… 24 8:45 AM 27
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)………………….. 16 8:45 AM 27
Chinese Crested……………………………….. 43 12:40 PM 23
Chinese Shar-Pei ……………………………… 20 9:55 AM 15
Chow Chow ……………………………………… 38 1:05 PM 14
Cirneco dell Etna ………………………………… 7 1:05 PM 14
Clumber Spaniel ……………………………….. 10 1:10 PM 19
Cocker Spaniel (Ascob)……………………….. 4 2:00 PM 19
Cocker Spaniel (Black) ………………………… 5 2:00 PM 19
Cocker Spaniel (Parti-Color)…………………. 1 2:00 PM 19
Collie (Rough) ………………………………….. 11 10:15 AM 19
Collie (Smooth)…………………………………… 3 10:55 AM 8
Coton de Tulear………………………………….. 3 10:55 AM 28
Curly-Coated Retriever………………………… 1 2:00 PM 19
Dachshund (Longhaired)…………………….22 10:55 AM 21
Dachshund (Smooth) …………………………21 10:55 AM 21
Dachshund (Wirehaired) …………………….23 1:25 PM 21
Dalmatian ………………………………………… 42 9:05 AM 14
Doberman Pinscher…………………………… 45 8:00 AM 32
Dogue De Bordeaux……………………………. 5 9:05 AM 20
English Cocker Spaniel ……………………… 24 10:15 AM 22
English Setter …………………………………… 18 10:55 AM 32
English Springer Spaniel …………………….27 8:00 AM 21
English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) …………………. 1 10:20 AM 27
English Toy Spaniel (KC&R)…………………. 1 10:20 AM 27
Entlebucher Mountain Dog…………………… 1 2:00 PM 19
Field Spaniel………………………………………. 1 1:10 PM 19
Finnish Spitz …………………………………….. 16 9:55 AM 15
Flat-Coated Retriever …………………………27 11:20 AM 19
Fox Terrier (Smooth) …………………………. 13 12:45 PM 15
Fox Terrier (Wire) ……………………………… 12 12:45 PM 15
French Bulldog …………………………………. 65 8:00 AM 23
German Pinscher ……………………………….. 1 8:00 AM 3
German Shepherd Dog ……………………… 35 10:30 AM 6
German Shorthaired Pointer ………………. 29 11:15 AM 22
German Wirehaired Pointer………………….. 4 11:15 AM 22
Giant Schnauzer…………………………………. 3 10:30 AM 30
Glen of Imaal Terrier……………………………. 2 12:25 PM 9
Golden Retriever …………………………….. 112 8:00 AM 18
Gordon Setter…………………………………….. 8 1:10 PM 19
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen……………… 2 1:05 PM 14
Great Dane……………………………………….57 8:00 AM 4
Great Pyrenees ………………………………….. 6 8:00 AM 4
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog………………… 3 10:30 AM 30
Greyhound……………………………………….. 11 10:15 AM 21
Harrier ………………………………………………. 1 10:15 AM 21
Havanese ………………………………………… 18 8:00 AM 27
Ibizan Hound ……………………………………. 11 8:00 AM 5
Icelandic Sheepdog…………………………….. 1 2:00 PM 19
Irish Setter……………………………………….. 37 8:40 AM 22
Irish Red & White Setters…………………… 16 10:05 AM 3
Irish Terrier ………………………………………. 12 12:25 PM 9
Irish Water Spaniel ……………………………… 1 2:00 PM 19
Irish Wolfhound ………………………………… 24 9:05 AM 3
Italian Greyhound……………………………… 25 11:30 AM 2
Japanese Chin …………………………………. 15 10:20 AM 29
Keeshond ………………………………………….. 6 9:00 AM 28
Kerry Blue Terrier ……………………………… 12 1:45 PM 9
Kuvasz ……………………………………………… 1 10:20 AM 31
Labrador Retriever ……………………………. 69 8:00 AM 24
Lagotto Romagnolo…………………………….. 3 1:10 PM 19
Lakeland Terrier………………………………… 12 1:45 PM 9
Leonberger………………………………………. 10 10:30 AM 30
Lhasa Apso ……………………………………….. 9 2:30 PM 23
Lowchen……………………………………………. 1 10:55 AM 28
Maltese……………………………………………… 5 10:20 AM 29
Manchester Terrier (Standard)…………….. 20 10:55 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (Toy) ……………………. 18 10:55 AM 11
Mastiff……………………………………………… 32 10:30 AM 30
Miniature American Shepherd…………….. 33 8:00 AM 6
Miniature Bull Terrier …………………………. 24 9:00 AM 10
Miniature Pinscher…………………………….. 17 12:55 PM 29
Miniature Schnauzer …………………………. 23 1:15 PM 11
Neapolitan Mastiff……………………………….. 1 10:30 AM 30
Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes ……………….. 2 2:10 PM 6
Newfoundland ………………………………….. 32 8:00 AM 31
Norfolk Terrier…………………………………….. 2 1:05 PM 32
Norwegian Elkhound …………………………… 1 10:05 AM 3
Norwich Terrier …………………………………. 13 8:55 AM 11
Novice Junior Class…………………………… 10 1:10 PM 31
Novice Intermediate Class …………………… 3 1:10 PM 31
Novice Senior Class……………………………. 1 1:10 PM 31
Old English Sheepdog ………………………. 13 1:10 PM 6
Open Junior Class………………………………. 6 1:10 PM 31
Open Intermediate Class……………………. 21 1:10 PM 31
Open Senior Class ……………………………. 17 1:10 PM 31
Otterhound ………………………………………… 3 10:15 AM 21
Papillon …………………………………………… 30 1:10 PM 22
Parson Russell Terrier……………………….. 18 10:55 AM 32
Pekingese …………………………………………. 8 9:10 AM 29
Pembroke Welsh Corgi ……………………… 17 10:20 AM 31
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens ……………… 2 10:05 AM 3
Pharaoh Hound ………………………………….. 7 8:00 AM 5
Pointer…………………………………………….. 15 10:30 AM 6
Pomeranian……………………………………… 23 10:20 AM 29
Poodle (Miniature)………………………………. 9 10:55 AM 28
Poodle (Standard) …………………………….. 32 1:20 PM 28
Poodle (Toy) …………………………………….. 13 9:45 AM 28
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno …………….. 6 9:20 AM 2
Portuguese Water Dog………………………. 12 9:05 AM 20
Pug…………………………………………………. 29 8:00 AM 29
Puli …………………………………………………… 2 10:20 AM 31
Pumi …………………………………………………. 5 2:10 PM 6
Pyrenean Shepherd ……………………………. 1 10:20 AM 31
Rally ………………………………………………….. 11:00 AM 34
Rat Terrier………………………………………… 11 8:45 AM 9
Redbone Coonhound ………………………….. 1 10:15 AM 21
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck ……………… 12 10:15 AM 19
Rhodesian Ridgeback ……………………….. 70 8:00 AM 8
Rottweiler ………………………………………… 41 1:00 PM 33
Russell Terriers…………………………………. 15 8:45 AM 9
Saluki ……………………………………………… 21 9:20 AM 2
Samoyed …………………………………………. 47 8:00 AM 30
Schipperke ………………………………………… 2 9:00 AM 28
Scottish Deerhound…………………………….. 6 10:05 AM 3
Scottish Terrier …………………………………. 15 11:40 AM 10
Sealyham Terrier ………………………………… 7 1:05 PM 32
Shetland Sheepdog…………………………… 32 2:10 PM 6
Shiba-Inu…………………………………………. 18 2:30 PM 23
Shih Tzu ……………………………………………. 7 12:55 PM 29
Siberian Husky …………………………………. 26 8:00 AM 14
Silky Terrier………………………………………… 2 10:20 AM 27
Skye Terrier ……………………………………… 13 1:05 PM 32
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier………………. 37 10:10 AM 9
Spinone Italiano………………………………….. 2 2:00 PM 19
ST. Bernard ……………………………………….. 3 9:05 AM 20
Staffordshire Bull Terriers …………………… 25 9:55 AM 32
Standard Schnauzer………………………….. 18 1:20 PM 20
Sussex Spaniel…………………………………… 1 1:10 PM 19
Tibetan Mastiff……………………………………. 5 1:00 PM 33
Tibetan Spaniel…………………………………… 8 2:30 PM 23
Tibetan Terrier ……………………………………. 1 2:30 PM 23
Toy Fox Terrier……………………………………. 9 10:20 AM 27
Treeing Walker Coonhound………………….. 1 1:05 PM 14
Vizsla………………………………………………. 48 12:30 PM 8
Weimaraner……………………………………… 25 8:00 AM 20
Welsh Springer Spaniel ……………………… 10 2:00 PM 19
Welsh Terrier ……………………………………… 5 1:05 PM 32
West Highland White Terrier……………….. 10 1:05 PM 32
Whippet …………………………………………… 70 8:45 AM 5
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon ………………….. 9 10:40 AM 20
Wirehaired Vizsla ……………………………….. 1 2:10 PM 6
Xoloitzcuintli ………………………………………. 3 9:00 AM 28
Yorkshire Terrier …………………………………. 8 10:55 AM 28
TOTAL DOG ENTRIES IN SUNDAY SHOW 3,295

*NOTE: This schedule is published for spectators and may change.

 

The Real Estate Corner Desert Market Update

The Real Estate Corner Desert Market Update

NUMBER OF SALES
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Home sales are up Valley-wide.  The total three-month sales are up 2.9%.  On a city by city basis, six cities show higher sales, with three; Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs showing the largest increase in sales.

The three cities with the largest sales declines are Indio, Indian Wells and Cathedral City.

INVENTORY OF HOMES FOR SALE

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While home sales are up, inventories are down.  Typically our inventories dip to to their lowest point every year toward the end of September, but this year inventories are even lower.

Low inventory acts as both a positive and negative; it’s positive for sellers and future home sellers as it tends to move home prices higher.  But, it’s also a negative in that low inventory puts the brakes on the number of sales. If interest rates continue to increase, that can put a damper on sales as the cost of borrowing money for a mortgage becomes more expensive.

MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE BY CITY

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The month’s of supply ratio is down valley-wide compared to one year ago in every city.  Most have less than 4 month supply except two; La Quinta which currently has a 4.5 month supply and Indian Wells with a 6 month supply of homes to sell.

MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE BY PRICE BRACKETS
When we look at the supply of homes by price category, we see the supply is lower across all price brackets compared to one year ago.  The biggest change is homes priced above $800,000.  Last year the higher price points were taking 7.5 months – 1 year to sell.  Now, it’s taking on average 5.3 – 8 months

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The tipping point when using this metric is 6 month’s.  6 months is considered a “Balanced Market”, not particularly favoring either Home Buyers or Home Sellers.  Less than 6 months, the market is tipped in the Sellers favor, otherwise known as a “Sellers Market”.  More than 6 month supply is viewed as a “Buyers Market”.

As home prices or the cost of buying a home, (rising interest rates), increase – sales will start to slow putting downward pressure on pricing.  Markets are always in a state of flux, moving from one market to another and rarely stopping at “balanced” for long.

While there is typically a lag period between market shifts, the lag time is shorter as the number of sales are increasing.  Home sellers quickly see an improving market and strive to maximize the price they can ask.  When prices increase too fast or too far ahead of sales, potential home buyer’s become reluctant to make offers, fearing they could be buying at the peak.

DISCOUNT FROM ASKING PRICE

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In 2018, when negotiating a sale price with buyers; home sellers are discounting their listed price an average of 2%.  One year ago, sellers needed to discount an average 2.4% off their asking price to close a sale.

For example, this ratio means if a home is listed at $400,000 it’s selling at an average of 98% of their asking price, or $392,000. a discount of $8,000. This metric also shows a strong and improving real estate market here in the Desert.

When we look at the story each of these metrics are showing for the Desert Real Estate Market, we can see an improving but pretty balanced market.  In addition, we can see that the market has had and continues to show sustained growth. Making now the right time to be a participant in the market.

The Desert Lifestyle is unlike any other, as we head into our season now is a great time see what the Desert has to offer.  Check out these FAB Desert Homes!

 

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade 2018
Sunday, October 28th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

It’s time to kick off a new season in the Desert with the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade!  This years theme is “Celebrating our Super Heroes” Our community will showcase and celebrate all of our different types of Super Hero’s including our Police Officers, Fireman, Veterans, Teachers, Parents, the list is endless.  Come be a part of the pageantry and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down El Paseo.

Palm Desert is a progressive city with an eye on the future – this picturesque desert community has a Dynamic Big City Vibe; with Exclusive Country Clubs, Fine Dining, Art Galleries, Live Theater, World Class Championship Golf and home to the valleys only zoo, The Living Desert, which combines an indigenous zoo with an authentic arboretum.  Be a part of what makes Palm Desert the place to be, check out these FAB homes for sale in Palm Desert!

Get In Touch

  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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