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FEATURED EVENT

Wildflower Festival

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Saturday, March 03, 2018 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome spring and wildflowers to the valley while taking part in a 5k trail run/walk, enjoying live music in the beer and wine garden, and exploring the desert landscape on a guided hike.

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

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Other First Weekend Events

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

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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, March 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. Docent tours of the current exhibition.

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


Cuistot Extended Happy Hour
Cuistot Restaurant
Friday, March 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/


El Paseo Art Walk
El Paseo Art Galleries
Friday, March 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/


Oceans 11 (1960) Movie Showing and Discussion
Indian Wells Theater at CSUSB Palm Desert
Friday, March 02, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join screenwriter Frank Furino after the show to discuss some of what makes this film the quintessential Rat Pack film and why and how it inspired the later version starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Refreshments included. 

For further information, contact: Mike Singer / Public Affairs                                                                              

Phone: 760-341-2883, x78107; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


College of the Desert Street Fair
College of the Desert
Saturday, March 03 - Sunday, March 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


El Paseo Exhibition Public Art Tour
El Paseo Exhibition
Saturday, March 03, 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection on El Paseo as part of Palm Desert's inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture. Meet the docent at the northeast of El Paseo and Highway 74.

www.palmdesertart.org


Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival - *FEATURED*
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Saturday, March 03, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welcome spring and wildflowers to the valley while taking part in a 5k trail run/walk, enjoying live music in the beer and wine garden, and exploring the desert landscape on a guided hike.

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

http://www.desertmountains.org/


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

600 pm - 7:00 pm

The Gardens 20th Annual Concert Series

This1-hour concert by The Smooth Brothers benefiting Desert Aids Project will be performed on the Center Lawn of The Gardens on El Paseo from 6-7pm, 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.  

http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events


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

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring Ernie Watts Quartet.

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


Monument Story Time
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Sunday, March 04, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids' Corner offers story time about nature and desert creatures in the National Monument. Included outdoor or craft activity. Ages 4 to 8 with parent.

RSVP required, seating is limited. RSVP here.

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

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Monument Young Explorers Maps and Compass, Basics for Youths
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Sunday, March 04, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How do you use a map with a compass? Let's have some fun learning by doing at the Visitor Center. Ages 9 and above. 

Seating is limited. RSVP here.

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

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Sunday Sounds Concert
Palm Desert Community Center
Sunday, March 04, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A perennial favorite on this series for years, the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus presents a program of outstanding choral music from popular, Great American Songbook, and Broadway.

www.rivlib.net

 

 


*All events free of charge unless indicated.

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