This annual tennis tournament, also known as the Indian Wells Masters, is in its 40th year and is the most attended tennis event in the world outside of the four Grand Slams. The BNP Paribas Open takes place in the 16,100-seat Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the sunny Coachella Valley—a perfect setting for the world-class matches.
April 15–17, 22–24
The hugely popular Coachella music festival attracts over half a million attendees every year to its multi-stage site in Indio, CA. In addition to hosting musical acts of many genres, Coachella is a showcase for visual arts, including installations and interactive art.
Clear your calendars (and your palates)—Palm Desert welcomes renowned chefs such as Cat Cora to its 6th annual Food & Wine Festival. The three-day culinary event features tastings from 50 restaurants and 80 wines and champagnes, as well as educational seminars.
Ranked as one of the top fine arts festivals in the nation, the La Quinta Arts Festival, going into its 34th year, attracts patrons from across the country with its wide variety of arts and crafts, including jewelry, ceramics, textiles, photography, sculpture, woodworking, printmaking, and more.
March 31 – April 4, 2016
One of the largest documentary-only film festivals in the U.S., AmDocs is located within proximity to the movie mecca of Hollywood in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs. Boasting a casual, fun vibe, the festival screens over 100 films from filmmakers all over the world.
Lights… camera… catwalk! Featuring innovative collections from top designers as well as up-and-comers, the 10th annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ takes place in Palm Desert’s renowned shopping district of El Paseo.
March 2016 TBD
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will hold its 15th annual Native FilmFest in Palm Springs in 2016, featuring films about, created by, and starring Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. The film festival is regarded as one of the best of its kind in the U.S.
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