Summer Movie Camp is Back!
Enjoy free family flicks starting at
10:00 am all summer long. PLUS look for their special character meet-and-greet!
August 6 & 8: Teen Titans Go to the Movies
August 13 & 15: Minions
Celebrate the Birth of our Nation with Fourth of July Festivities across the Coachella Valley
The Fourth of July is one of the most anticipated holidays in the United States. On this day, we gather with friends, family, and loved ones to celebrate the freedoms and liberties we enjoy and reflect on how we achieved this long-lasting independence as a nation. We also enjoy the splendor of fireworks displays lighting up the skies and filling each of us with a sense of patriotic wonder. There are several locations throughout the Coachella Valley where you can watch spectacular fireworks displays to commemorate the holiday. Check out the list below, with links to additional information, to find the closest venue to you with fireworks, festivities, and more.
COACHELLA VALLEY FIREWORKS 2019
PALM DESERT FIREWORKS
Live Music starts at 7:30 p.m. with The Swing Cats Big Band and
Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m. at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater
PALM SPRINGS FIREWORKS
The celebration starts 2:00 p.m with a Pool Party at The Palm Springs Swim Center on Pavilion Way with Family Friendly Music and Games. Then enjoy a lively game of Baseball at The Power Baseball Stadium on Baristo Rd starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by Fireworks starting at 8:00 p.m.
RANCHO MIRAGE FIREWORKS
Stars ans Stripes Celebration with Fireworks Spectacular at the Agua Caliente Casino
with Magnificent Display with Synchronized Music.
Zoo Camp at The Living Desert
Great summer fun for the kids! Join any one of the week long sessions starting July 1st, 8th, 15th or the 22nd.
Zoo camp fosters in children an appreciation for the natural world through interactive activities, arts & crafts, tours and chats through S.T.E.A.M. based learning.
Campers get to explore desert environments, go behind-the-scenes, meet with animal care keepers and so much more. Each week offers a themed class giving campers an entertaining and educational topic geared towards specific age groups.
S.T.E.A.M. builds on the concept of STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and adds one important component, “A” for the Arts. The concept is interactive learning based on real-world applications with the Arts added to strengthen STEM learning and skills to help stimulate more creative thinking.
While you’re in Palm Desert, be sure to check out this Luxury Lock and Leave Resort Penthouse on Desert Willow Golf Course.
Want more info? Give me a ring on my cell (760) 218 – 5752 or drop me a line at Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a 10,000-seat arena in the heart of Palm Springs for ice hockey and live entertainment.
The new facility will be north of the tribe’s downtown casino and two blocks from the desert city’s main drag. The arena project will be developed on the tribal property north of the Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, generally between Amado Road on the south, Alejo Road on the north, Calle Encilia on the west, and Calle El Segundo on the east.
Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said in a phone interview that the partnership was more than a year in the works and came about because Oak View Group was looking for a home for the expansion team. The Coachella Valley’s large number of winter residents from Canada made it a natural fit.
Tim Leiweke, CEO and co-founder of Oak View Group, said the projected cost of the arena, training center and hockey team is $250 million. Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said the arena will be privately funded, exclusively by the tribe and Oak View Group.
Live Nation Entertainment also has signed on as a strategic partner with the project and will “supply the new arena with its large stable of top touring artists and premium live events,” according to a news release.
Grubbe said he doesn’t have details on what the arena would look like yet, and not to expect renderings any time soon. He did say that the arena would be state of the art and would fit in with the overall look of downtown Palm Springs.
Groundbreaking and construction is scheduled to begin in February 2020, according to the tribe. The arena is expected to open by fall 2021 in time for the hockey season.
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.
Feel 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.
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 & Air Fair
May 27 All Day, Flower Drop at 1:00 p.m.
Palm Springs Air Museum
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.
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.
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 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.
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 2019
January 24 -27th
Empire Polo Grounds
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 and Music Festival
January 16 – 20, 2019
PGA West and La Quinta Country Club
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.
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.
Friday, January 18th, starting at 5:00
Sammy Hagar and The Circle
Saturday, January 19th, starting at 5:00