The Best Annual Festivals in Palm Springs You Won’t Want To Miss

With an array of outstanding signature events throughout the year, it’s no surprise that the Palm Springs area has earned a renowned reputation for excitement, energy, and entertainment. Whether you’re interested in celebrating fashion, film, music, food, or wine, there are festivals in Palm Springs for you. Mark your calendar!  

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The Best Festivals in Palm Springs 

There’s always something to do in the Palm Springs area! Get ready to have a blast at these top-notch annual festivals.  

Spring/Summer Events & Festivals 

BNP Paribas Open    |   March 

Indian Wells Tennis Garden (Indian Wells, CA) 

Every March, the world’s best tennis players gather at Indian Wells for the world-famous tennis tournament—BNP Paribas Open. In addition to suspenseful court action, the event also features live entertainment, shopping, dining, and more.  

The Chevron Championship   |   March/April 

Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, CA) 

All the best women golfers in the world travel to Rancho Mirage for The Chevron Championship. The prize is a whopping five million dollars paired with the coveted Dinah Shore Trophy, the famous jump into Poppie’s Pond, and the honor of wearing the champion white robe. 

Coachella   |   April 

Empire Polo Club (Indio, CA) 

For over 20 years, music lovers have traveled from near and far to attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. As one of the most famous music festivals in the world, a wide range of artists has been featured, including Ariana Grande and Beyonce. This event takes place over two consecutive weekends and is full of nonstop excitement. 


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Stagecoach   |   April/May 

Empire Polo Club (Indio, CA) 

The Stagecoach Country Music Festival is a three-day event filled with endless western fun. Guests enjoy dancing, shopping, refreshments, and of course—amazing country music. Artists featured at Stagecoach include Kenney Chesney, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and more! This event is family-friendly, with a children’s zone filled with games and activities.  

White Party   |   April/May 

Hilton Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA) 

Year after year, the White Party in Palm Springs hosts over 300,000 attendees as the largest LGBTQ+ dance party in the world. Look forward to out-of-this-world DJ sets, live performances, pool parties, and more! 

Joshua Tree Music Festival   |   May 

Joshua Tree Lake Campground (Joshua Tree, CA) 

Does your ideal day include enchanting music and being surrounded by nature? Then you need to check out the Joshua Tree Music Festival! This four-day experience allows guests to enjoy musical sets in unmatched intimate settings. 

Fall/Winter Events & Festivals 

The Dinah   |   September 

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA) 

The Dinah is the world’s largest lesbian girl party music festival. This party is unlike any other and has featured performances by fabulous artists, such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.  

Greater Palm Springs Pride   |   November 

Greater Palm Springs Area 

The Greater Palm Springs Pride is a free festival celebrating the strength, diversity, equality, and self-determination of the LQBTQ+ community. This colorful event includes a parade, festival, and lots of vendors and performers.  


International Film Festival   |   January 

Tahquitz Canyon Way (Palm Springs, CA) 

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals on the continent, with approximately 135,000 festivalgoers each year. You can expect the newest and best international films and documentaries. The festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the year. 

The American Express   |   January 

La Quinta Country Club (La Quinta, California) 

La Quinta is known for sunny skies year-round, so it’s no surprise that it’s known as the “Golf Capital of the West” and is home to The American Express. This four-day annual golf tournament is a favorite stop among many on the PGA Tour.  

Modernism Week   |   February 

Greater Palm Springs Area 

Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration honoring midcentury modern design, architecture, and art. Attendees can look forward to intriguing presentations, house tours, art sales, and iconic red bus tours.  

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