Upscale retreats, fine dining, and gorgeous desert sunsets - Palm Springs is an ideal weekend destination for residents of Los Angeles and San Diego. But while this SoCal oasis is mainly associated with resort life and annual events like the Coachella Music Festival, more and more people are discovering that Palm Springs has an event calendar that never slows down. No matter what time of year you visit, your Palm Springs vacation could be packed with parties and nightlife. Read on to see how the rest of 2016 is already booked.
June 3-12, 2016 - Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Experience fine dining in over 100 locations throughout the Coachella Valley with three-course, prix fixe meals from the region's best chefs. Restaurant week will have you convinced that Palm Springs is part of one of the best fine dining regions in the country.
June 10-12, August 12-14, 2016 - Splash House Pool and Music Festival
This modern, pool-hopping festival attracts many devoted followers every year with its original combination of live music and pool party vibes. If you want a taste of Coachella in the summer, you'll love the progressive Splash House environment.
August 26-28, 2016 - Comic Con Palm Springs
Comic Con Palm Springs will happen at the Renaissance Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center in downtown and the event will have Stan Lee as the special guest.
October 7-9, 14-16, 2016 - Desert Trip "OldChella"
The event will take place at the same locale as Coachella, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The festival will feature: Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan (Oct. 7th and 14th), Paul McCartney and Neil Young (Oct. 8th and 15th), Roger Waters and The Who (Oct. 9th and 16th). Tickets are sold out in hours but you can find more on resale websites like StubHub.
November 4-6, 2016 - Greater Palm Springs Pride Weekend
Palm Springs Pride is the most popular LGBT event in the Coachella Valley (60,000 people expected). The parade will be on Sunday, Nov. 6th at 10am at Tachevah and Palm Canyon Dr., and will end at Amado around 12:30pm. For more info visit pspride.org
November 18-20, 2016 - McCormick's Classic Car Auction
Car lovers will appreciate a visit to McCormick's during their Palm Springs vacation, especially for this annual auction, where over 500 antique, exotic, and special interest vehicles are sold over three days. The family-run McCormick's has been operating in the region for 25 years.
November 25-27, December 10-11, 2016 - Desert Arts Festival
One of six major art festivals by West Coast Artists, this festival takes over downtown Palm Springs with its amazing celebration of regional artwork. The range of creative work in the Coachella Valley never fails to impress visitors.
December, 2016 - Festival of Lights Parade
A Palm Springs vacation over the holidays is well worth it to see one of the top 10 holiday parades in the United States. The Festival of Lights parade regularly features floats, celebrities, live music, and equestrian performances, not to mention local classic cars. And of course, everything is decorated with twinkling lights.