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Upcoming Events Around Coachella Valley

Information provided by Peggy Sue Lane and Catherine Robinson with First American Title
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. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest!
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive
Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.orgCollege 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, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more.
Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.comFree Kids Summer Film Series   Through Aug. 18
The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre presents a Free Summer Kids Film Series happening on every Friday.
Time/Place: 9:30am / 36850 Pickfair St., Cathedral City
Contact: 760-328-7100 / www.dplaceentertainment.comLa Quinta Summer Golf Tour   Through Aug. 26
The City of La Quinta would like to welcome all of this year’s participant’s to the 2017 La Quinta Summer Golf Tour! This recreational golf program is all about providing an enjoyable experience, making new friends, and providing equal opportunities to participants to be winners. Thank you to all tour players for continuing to make this City golf program a success every year!
Contact: 760-777-7014 / http://golftour.la-quinta.orgCity of Twentynine Palms Summer Movies   Aug. 3
All movies are shown on the north wall of the racquetball court in Luckie Park. Bring your lawn chairs. Concessions available. Admission is FREE thanks to our Sponsors.
Time/Place: 8:45pm / Luckie Park, Utah Trail
Contact: 760-367-3445 / www.29chamber.orgDive-In Movies at Wet ‘n’ Wild   Aug. 4
Dive in Movies are FREE with park admission every Friday. Go early, play during the day and stay late to enjoy your favorite film pool side. The movies are intended to be family-friendly, but please use discretion. Movies will start after dusk and the park will be open to 10 p.m., weather permitting.
Time/Place: 7:30-10pm / Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs: 1500 S Gene Autry Trail
Contact: 760-327-0499 / www.wetnwildpalmsprings.comSplash House   Aug. 11-13
Our official venues include The Saguaro Palm Springs, Riviera Palm Springs, and Renaissance Palm Springs. Each hotel hosts a poolside stage programmed with festival artists. Playing host to many future stars in a singularly boutique environment, attendees have always been treated to a forward thinking roster of what is next in electronic music. Shuttles run non-stop between the venues so you can hop to another pool at any time. Event is 21+.
Contact: www.splashhouse.comIdyllwild Arts presents Jazz in the Pines   Aug. 11-13
Featuring over two dozen amazing artists. Attendees can also browse the Festival Marketplace for festival t-shirts, hats, and posters, and also for jewelry, pottery, and other crafts created by the Idyllwild area’s many outstanding artists. The Marketplace also offers a broad range of food and drink options, including Cajun cooking and barbecue, ice cream and smoothies, and much more.
Time/Place: Idyllwild Arts Academy: 52500 Temecula Rd.
Contact: 951-468-7210 / www.idyllwildjazz.com

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage   Aug. 11-20
This summer, the Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, Chamber of Commerce and City of Rancho Mirage are teaming up to kick off an event that will cook up cool summer specials to showcase their drinks and desserts. With the purchase of a $10 Taste of Summer wristband, patrons will be able to enjoy $4 offers at participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts during the promotion. Wristbands may be purchased at the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce.
Time/Place: Various locations in Rancho Mirage
Contact: 760-568-9351 / www.tasteofsummerranchomirage.com

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road   Aug. 12
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

Michael Jackson History Show   Aug. 12
A spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honoring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with accomplished impersonator Dantanio – electrifying in his role as Jackson – plus a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and state-of-the-art production.
Time/Place: 8pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage
Contact: www.hotwatercasino.com/mj-history-show

4 Valley Chambers August Mixer   Aug. 15
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with Four Valley Chambers with over 3,000 members combined.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Acqua California Bistro at The River in Rancho Mirage
Contact: 760-568-9351 / www.ranchomiragechamber.com

Hot is Cool: Sizzling Summer Film Series   Aug. 17
In collaboration with Palm Springs International Film Society. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Films are subject to change. Tonight’s movie is “Paris, Texas.”
Time/Place: 6pm / The Annenberg Theater & Meyerman Sculpture Garden
Contact: 760-325-4490 / www.psmuseum.org

FitKid In Every Park – Fishing at the Kid’s Pond   Aug. 19
FitKid in Every Park is a free community service program through The California Parks Company to encourage young children to get outside in nature to enjoy the great outdoors. Ages 5-12. Reserve your child’s spot today! Wear appropriate clothing. Bring sunblock, snack from home & water or purchase on property.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Lake Hemet
Contact: 951-659-2680 / www.lakehemetrecreation.com

Desert Stories XI – An Epic Spoken Word Event   Aug. 19
Featured by the L.A. Times, this popular signature event for the region sells-out every year! Hosted by Cheryl Montelle and featuring an exciting line-up of new eclectic artists, come hear more true-life experiences and a few tall tales from some of the Desert’s best storytellers—and some special guests.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Hi-Desert Cultural Center: 61231 Hwy 62, Joshua Tree
Contact: 760-366-3777 / www.hidesertculturalcenter.org

Family Movie Matinee: “Trolls”   Aug. 19
Trolls features a colorful troupe of lovable characters who love to sing, dance and play. Princess Poppy is given her crown on the same day that a mysterious giant arrives, but he doesn’t want to sing or play. Poppy and Branch go on a rescue mission that takes them further away from home than they’ve ever been. It’s a journey that will challenge their courage and show their true colors.
Time/Place: 2pm / Palm Springs Public Library
Contact: 760-322-7323 / www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us

Free Entrance Day at Joshua Tree National Park   Aug. 25
National parks are America’s Best Idea, and there are 400 available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite.
Time/Place: Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms
Contact: www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

Yappy Hour   Aug. 25
The complementary special event celebrates the hotel’s partnership with Animal Samaritans animal shelter and the successful adoption of 86 dogs. All dogs and their owners are invited to attend, with doggie-VIP status granted to dogs who were adopted through the Adopt-a-Pet program. Human guests will enjoy a howlin’ good time with drink specials. Four-legged partygoers will enjoy haute hound cuisine from the Patio Pooch Menu.
Time/Place: 4-6pm / Westin Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 760-324-9400 / www.westinmissionhills.com

Comic Con Palm Springs   Aug. 25-27
Don’t miss the definitive comic experience at Comic Con Palm Springs as we bring together all your favorite Artists, creators, celebrities, cosplayers, to one explosive annual event! Twisted Toons – Live Script Reading of Back to the Future! Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Animated Batman/ Death of Superman. Zombie Maze Room. Zombie/Saber Walk. CCPS Symphony Pop Live. Geek Fest Film Fest. Zombie Café. Sean Rich’s Weapons. Super Sonic Speed Dating. Late Night Zombie Movie.
Time/Place: Fri 2-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 9:30am-4:30pm / Palm Springs Convention Center
Contact: 760-359-8372 / www.comicconpalmsprings.com

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire Bowl-A-Thon   Aug. 26
All proceeds help us continue to provide six Skillbuilders after school and Summer Camp programs in Indio, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Mecca, Palm Springs and Cathedral City.
Time/Place: 10:30am-2pm / Palm Springs Lanes, Cathedral City

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