FEATURED EVENT

SwingNHops logo 2018Swing & Hops
El Paseo between San Pablo and Larkspur
Saturday, February 03, 2018

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Palm Desert kicks up its heels and swings into full gear again when the City presents the exciting third annual Swing N’ Hops Street Party – an outdoor extravaganza on the street on El Paseo between San Pablo Avenue and Larkspur Lane celebrating swing dance, craft beer, food, art, and live music by the Jennifer Keith Quintet.  For more information visit the Swing ‘N Hops Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/522534988085832/ 


Other First Weekend Events

COD Faculty Exhibition
College of the Desert
Friday, February 02 - Sunday, February 04, 2018

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibition of artwork by COD Faculty—both current and emeriti now through March 1st at the Marks Art Center.

An opening artists’ reception will be held Wednesday, February 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

For more information, please call: 760-776-7278

http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/community/gallery/Pages/ex.aspx    

 


El Paseo Cruise Night
The Gardens
Friday, February 02, 2018

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

First and Third Friday of the Month

Get a close-up look at lovingly cared for cars on the upper level of The Gardens on El Paseo parking structure, then watch them cruise the street between Highway 74 and Portola.

http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html


First Friday at The Galen
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Friday, February 02, 2018

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A free-to-all celebration with live music in the outdoor Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Wine and beer from Cuistot will be available for purchase at 5:30 p.m Tours of the current exhibition.

https://www.psmuseum.org/palm-desert/


El Paseo Art Walk
El Paseo Art Galleries
Friday, February 02, 2018

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A self-guided tour of El Paseo’s art galleries – featuring exhibit openings, artist receptions, and more!

http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/


Cuistot Extended Happy Hour
Cuistot Restaurant
Friday, February 02, 2018

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy all-night happy hour at Cuistot on El Paseo every first Friday of the month. The special hours and prices are available in the bar and veranda of Cuistot's Restaurant. 

http://cuistotrestaurant.com/


CODA Exhibitions and Reception
CODA Gallery
Friday, February 02, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CODA Gallery hosts an opening reception for feature exhibitions of paintings by Jamie Perry and mobiles by Mark Davis. Both artists will be in attendance.

For more information, contact Sam Heaton at 760-346-4661 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 www.codagallery.com

 


College of the Desert Street Fair
College of the Desert
Saturday, February 03 - Sunday, February 04, 2018

Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

For over 30 years, this premiere open-air shopping experience has been a popular destination for visitors and residents alike! Offering more than 300 booths featuring artists, farmer’s market, boutiques, unique items, live entertainment, gourmet food and more.  Located at College of the Desert, corner of Monterey and Fred Waring. 

http://codaastreetfair.com/content/home.aspx


Civic Center Park Public Art Tour
Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Saturday, February 03, 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park as part of Palm Desert's inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture. Tour begins in front of the Messenger of the Puul statue, located at the south entrance to the park off of Fred Waring.

www.palmdesertart.org


Desert Mountains Art Faire
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Saturday, February 03, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains! Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics and more.

For more information call 760-862-9984 or email Judy Colgero at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.desertmountains.org/calendar/


Saturdays in the Sarkowsky
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Saturday, February 03, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

In conjunction with the First Weekend Palm Desert, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert hosts games and crafts throughout the day for families to enjoy in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. A themed craft area will be introduced in the Annette Bloch Education Center in The Galen where children will create DIY craft projects with Coachella Valley Art Scene. In addition, there will be a craft activity provided by S.C.R.A.P. Gallery in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and a docent led tour of the current exhibit at The Galen at 2:00 pm.

For more information, visit www.psmuseum.org

 


Palms to Pines, What Happens in the High Desert?
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Saturday, February 03, 2018

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Dramatic elevation changes in Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains give rise to five life zones, home to diverse array of plants and animals of Upper Sonoran and Transtion Life Zones.

For more information, contact Colin Barrows at 760-568-9918 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

https://www.desertmountains.org/home


Swing 'N Hops Street Party
El Paseo between San Pablo and Larkspur
Saturday, February 03, 2018

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Palm Desert kicks up its heels and swings into full gear again when the City presents the exciting third annual Swing N’ Hops Street Party – an outdoor extravaganza on the street on El Paseo between San Pablo Avenue and Larkspur Lane celebrating swing dance, craft beer, food, art, and live music by the Jennifer Keith Quintet.  For more information visit the Swing ‘N Hops Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/events


The Gardens 20th Annual Concert Series
The Gardens on El Paseo
Saturday, February 03, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join The Gardens on El Paseo for the 20th Annual Concert Series presented by Hotel Paseo. Concert takes place on the Center Lawn of The Gardens with ticket sales and wine reception preceding the concert. A $15 ticket purchase helps benefit local charities, and includes 2 glasses of wine and lite bites.

 Tickets go on sale at 4:30pm the day of the concert. Wine service starts at 5:15pm, with entertainment beginning at 6pm.  Performance by Lisa & The Gents benefiting YMCA of the Desert

 


Jazz for Jazz Lovers Concert*
Pete Carlson's Golf and Tennis
Saturday, February 03, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring Gilbert Castellanos Quintet.

*Cost is $30 per person. For more information, please call 760.568.3263.


El Paseo Cruise Night - Special Event
Westfield Palm Desert - North Side of Mall
Friday, February 09, 2018

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night Special Event - The Doctor George Charity Car Show.

http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html


El Paseo Cruise Night
The Gardens
Friday, February 16, 2018

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

First and Third Friday of the Month

Get a close-up look at lovingly cared for cars on the upper level of The Gardens on El Paseo parking structure, then watch them cruise the street between Highway 74 and Portola.

http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html


*All events free of charge unless indicated.