Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club Through Apr. 1
Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities in the Desert during the winter months! Visitors can also enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 10am on the patio at the Cantina.
Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / 50950 Madison Street, Indio
Contact: 760-831-7656 / www.eldoradopoloclub.com
Native FilmFest Mar. 1-3
One of the nation’s most highly regarded events of its kind featuring the best in films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples from around the world. Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening feature films, documentaries, and short films from some of today’s premier Native American and Indigenous filmmakers.
Time/Place: Mary Pickford Theater, Cathedral City
Contact: 760-778-1079 / www.accmuseum.org
Palm Springs Dance Festival Mar. 1-4
Showcasing a variety of dance genres with award-winning dance talent from coast to coast and int’l talent from Italy and France.
Time/Place: 8pm / Annenberg Theater, 101 Museum Drive
Patrick Warburton Golf for Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament Mar. 1-4
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Time/Place: J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
La Quinta Arts Festival Mar. 1-4
This visual feast beckons art and culture lovers, family and friends from near and far to view over 200 artists displaying unique creations in every art medium and price point to satisfy ‘novice enthusiasts’ to ‘sophisticated collectors.’ Delicious food, drink and live entertainment complement your experience!
Time/Place: La Quinta Civic Center Campus
Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival Mar. 3
In addition to great wildflower viewing and beautiful art, the festival celebrates wellness, recreation, and the outdoors. Featuring local artists and conservation partners, a kids’ zone, wildflower hikes, beer & wine garden, food & other beverages.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.desertmountains.org/wildflower
Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience Mar. 3
The 2018 line-up includes Stone Temple Pilots, The Psychedelic furs, She Wants Revenge and more, along with numerous breweries, wineries & food options.
Time/Place: Empire Polo Club, Indio
Desert Art Festival Mar. 3-4 & 17-18
Innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art for the discriminating individual or corporate collector. Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography.
Time/Place: Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs
Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com
BNP Paribas Open Mar. 5-18
A two week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Tour Premier event featuring the top men and women professional tennis players. It is the largest tournament in the world after the four Grand Slams. Enjoy on and off the court entertainment with Tennis Talk, exhibits, demos, kids’ day and much more.
Time/Place: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Contact: 800-999-1585 / www.bnpparibasopen.com
Tennis with the Stars Mar. 6
Join the Omni for an exciting celebrity tennis event featuring Simona Halep, Darren Cahill and Frances Tiafoe with VIP receptions, a Pro-Am tournament, exhibition matches and dinner with live entertainment.
Time/Place: 2-8pm / Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 830-625-5911 x201 / www.tenniswithstars.com
2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road Mar. 10
Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
Desert Youth Olympics Mar. 10
Children ages 3 to 8 will have the opportunity to compete in the 20 yard dash, long jump, hurdles, and more. Bring your friends and make sure your parents have those cameras ready. This event will emphasize sportsmanship and fair play. Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers!
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / La Quinta High School
Classic Cars Under the Stars Mar. 10
Come on down, see all the classic cars, enjoy live music, have an amazing dinner and just have a great time. The classic car showcase will run from 5pm to 6pm with dinner and entertainment by Toms Solis and the Cruisers to follow at 6:15pm. Reservations are required and will fill up quickly.
Time/Place: Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-346-7060 x100 / www.desertwillow.com/ClassicCars
Art in the Square Chalk Festival Mar. 11
Food, Live Entertainment and Prizes. Chalk will be provided.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Miles Avenue, Downtown Indio
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.discoverindio.com/chalkfestival
Art on Main Street Mar. 17
Old Town La Quinta is committed to continuing the art events previously known as “Art Under the Umbrellas” which were recently cancelled by La Quinta Arts Foundation. Under the new name, “Art on Main Street”, the event series, which is an 11-year tradition in La Quinta, will continue under the management of Old Town La Quinta LLC.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta
Desert Mountains Art Faire Mar. 17
Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains!
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.desertmountains.org
Coachella Valley Heritage Festival Mar. 17
Free to attend! Live music, vintage games and family fun.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / 82-616 Miles Avenue, Indio
Contact: 760-342-6651 / www.cvhm.org
Fashion Week El Paseo Mar. 17-24
This premier fashion event presents runway shows featuring a star-studded line-up of top designers from across the country, including exciting trunk shows, and more.
Time/Place: The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert
Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival Mar. 18-21
The programs are chosen to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history, and culture; provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration and dialogue about Jewish experiences as well as films for sheer entertainment.
Time/Place: Camelot Theatres: 2300 East Baristo Rd.
Contact: 760-325-2281 / www.psjff.com
Rancho Mirage Speaker Series-Tab Hunter Mar. 20
Actor, Singer, Best-selling Author & Award-winning Producer.
Time/Place: 7pm / Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 760-324-4511 / www.ranchomirageca.gov
Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival Mar. 23-25
Organized by Palm Springs Life, this festival features some of the world’s best chefs, vintners, and craft brewers from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine and craft beer tastings.
Time/Place: El Paseo, Palm Desert
Fight the Bite Walk/Run and Community Resource Fair Mar. 24
Race organized by the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District to raise awareness about mosquito threats in the Coachella Valley, including an invasive mosquito species and mosquito-borne viruses present in the Valley.
Time/Place: 8am / Rancho Mirage Community Park
Contact: 760-342-8287 / www.fightthebite5k.racewire.com
Cathedral City Movies in the Park Mar. 25
The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May. Tonight’s movie is “Annie.” You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand.
Time/Place: 7-9pm / Downtown Festival Lawn
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
ANA Inspiration Mar. 26-Apr. 1
The first Major tournament of the year on the LPGA Tour, will celebrate its 47th anniversary in 2018. Follow your favorite LPGA players on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course.
Time/Place: Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 760-834-8872 / www.anainspiration.com
Desert Writers Expo Mar. 27
Authors will be signing and selling their books, discussing the business of writing and many other interesting topics related to writing, publishing and marketing. Various genres including fiction, non-fiction, cooking, memoirs, travel, business, how-to’s…you name it!
Time/Place: 3-6pm / Rancho Mirage Public Library
Indian Wells Arts Festival Mar. 30-Apr. 1
A colorful, diverse ecosystem of art with more than 200 juried artists traveling from across the nation and as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Contact: 760-346-0042 / www.indianwellsartsfestival.com
Easter Eggstravaganza Mar. 31
Join the Easter Bunny and his strolling friends for fun activities. The day of fun will take start in Gecko Gulch with a huge Easter Egg hunt of 10,000 eggs. Enjoy a variety of activities to include keeper chats, Easter crafts, face painting, games and prizes and more! Eggstravaganza is free for members and included with paid admission to the park for non-members.
Time/Place: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org
La Quinta Egg Hunt Mar. 31
Children up to age 10 are welcome to participate in this egg-cellent and free event! Look for candy and toy-filled eggs scattered around. Check your eggs for a golden ticket and turn it in for a special prize! Make sure to enter the chalk drawing contest and take a picture with the Easter Bunny!
Time/Place: 9-11am / La Quinta Park
Run for Ike 5K & Jr. Ike Dash Mar. 31
Held in the memory of Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Officer Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. This event is held annually with all proceeds supporting the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Fund.
Time/Place: 8am / Palm Springs Police Department
VillageFest Every Thursday
Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive
College of the Desert Street Fair Every Sat. & Sun.
With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, entertainment, food and much more.
Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com