Coachella Valley Calendar of Events – March 2020


Empire Polo  Through Mar. 29
Every Sunday. A fun polo season filled with competitive polo tournaments and games that are open to the public. Spectators are invited to attend matches throughout the season, either by tailgating or watching from the comfort of the VIP section.
Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / Empire Polo Club, Indio
Contact: 760-342-7755 /


Playtri Desert Triathlon   Mar. 1
Desert Triathlon is the perfect race for both the new or beginner triathlete, and the experienced triathlete looking to shake off their winter rust. Were situated on the calendar as the perfect warmup to several longer distance races, including the 70.3 in Oceanside.
Time/Place: 7:30am-12:30pm / Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, La Quinta
Contact: 949-444-2365 /


La Quinta Art Celebration   Mar. 5-8
Fine Art, Fine Wine, Fab Food & Live Music. Will showcase 220 world-class juried artists from across the country and abroad exhibiting their fine art and craft in 12 media categories including Painting, Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Fiber, Wood and Mixed Media.
Time/Place: La Quinta Civic Center: 78495 Calle Tampico
Contact: 760-628-7770 /


Living Desert Zoo Golden Anniversary Gala 2020: Palm Desert   Mar. 7
Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation Guests are invited to dress in black and gold cocktail attire and share in an evening of entertainment, unique raffle opportunities, dinner, and engaging animal encounters. The Gala fundraiser, benefitting new habitats for African black rhinoceros, lions, and a state-of-the-art event center, begins in the Living Legacy Garden with a Golden Opportunities Cocktail Reception. Following the reception is 24K Fine Dining along with Raise the Paw, the Mane Event Raffle, and Solid Gold Entertainment by The Midtown Men.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-346-9584 /


Braille Institute Coachella Valley Open House   Mar. 7
Join us in celebrating the opening of our new neighborhood center! Braille Institute provides free services and programs for people who have low to no vision.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / 74-245 Highway 111, #E101, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-321-1111 /


Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival   Mar. 7
This FREE event celebrates wellness, recreation, safety and the outdoors. Featuring local artists and exhibitors, a kids zone, beer & wine garden with live music, food & beverages for purchase, raffles and much, much more! FUN for all ages.
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Contact: 760-862-9918 /


Rancho Mirage Music in the Park   Mar. 7, 14 & 21
Free to the public. Food and beverage will be available for purchase inside the amphitheater. FREE PARKING is available at the park and adjacent to the park along San Jacinto Drive. Please note, the following items are NOT PERMITTED inside the amphitheater: Outside food/beverages, smoking, vaping, lawn chairs, pets or ice chests/coolers.
Time/Place: 7-9:30pm / Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
Contact: 760-324-4511 x273 /


Desert Living Home Expo   Mar. 12
Rancho Mirage is famous for the design district we have here! The chamber is bringing chamber members and the public together for something unseen in the valley before. In the height of season, local businesses will showcase their wares and products to the masses in an absolutely beautiful setting. Whether attendees are looking for a major renovation, solar, adding a pool or high end appliances this is the home showcase where it is all found under one roof.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage


Friends of the Palm Springs Library Book Sale   Mar. 13-15
FOPSL will be selling books, CDs, DVDs and more! Friday is members preview.
Time/Place: Fri 12-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-1pm / JC Frey Building: 300 S. Sunrise Way
Contact: 760-668-8838 /


Art on Main Street   Mar. 14 & 28
Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta
Contact: 760-600-0758 /


Cathedral City State of the City & Expo   Mar. 17
This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community.  Mayor John Aguilar will be the featured speaker for this event.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs, Cathedral City
Contact: 760-347-0676 /


Palm Desert State of City Luncheon   Mar. 20
Join us for this valuable networking opportunity celebrating the City of Palm Desert.
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Contact: 760-346-6111 /


ONE-PS Picnic & Community Expo   Mar. 21
Over 1000 residents enjoy the BBQ lunch, DJ entertainment, Pooch Parade, and exhibits at more than 50 booths. Exhibitors range from the Desert Water Agency which provides our water, to the Palm Springs Art Museum. The City of Palm Springs always has a great showing with the Police Department, Fire Department, Search and Rescue teams, as well as the CERT Program. Neighborhoods get involved with booths and prizes.
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs


Cathedral City Movies in the Park   Mar. 21
Tonights movie is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs. The free event, hosted by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on a Saturday evening between November and May, at dusk. You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks.
Time/Place: 7pm / Panorama Park: 28905 Avenida Maravilla
Contact: 760-770-0340 /


The VIMY Awards & WineLovers Auction   Mar. 21
A signature event reflective of the extraordinary people who populate the Palm Springs area. Because of who we are, we recognized the need to honor a significant contributor to healthcare in our Coachella Valley and beyond.  This first year we have chosen R. Ron Hare, MD as our inaugural recipient. Guests of this much-anticipated event are treated to delectable appetizers and an exquisite pre-auction meal courtesy of the Thunderbirds inspired culinary team.
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 760-625-0737 /


Rancho Mirage State of the City Luncheon   Mar. 26
Enjoy lunch and networking with like-minded professionals and learning more about the growing city, events and upcoming plans for the center of the valley. A very special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage and our Title Sponsor, the City of Rancho Mirage, Dessert Sponsor, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Centerpiece Sponsor, Rancho Mirage Florist.
Time/Place: 11:30am-1:30pm / The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage


Cathedral City LGBT Days   Mar. 27-29
Will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night kickoff party, the 6th annual community LGBT Days bed race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, and community booths.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza


Candidates Forum: Rancho Mirage City Council 2020   Mar. 30
Incumbents: Ted Weil & Richard Kite. Challengers: Stephen Jaffe & Maggie Lockridge. Free to the public. Limited seating. Will be on featured on RM TV as well.
Time/Place: 4-6pm / Rancho Mirage Public Library


Giving is Always in Fashion   Mar. 30
Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at the Carlisle Collection for women. Proceeds will benefit Loma Linda University Childrens Health - Indio.
Time/Place: 11am-1pm / Cuistot Restaurant, Palm Desert
Contact: 909-226-1085 /


Maclins Open Air Market   Every Wed. & Sat.
More than 400 vendors and thousands of shoppers. Regional cuisine and various snack foods are available. Parking is free and a small admission fee is charged to shoppers. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here.
Time/Place: 4-10pm / Riverside County Fairground, Indio


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 Californias most popular weekly events: VillageFest!
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive
Contact: 760-320-3781 /


College 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 farmers market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more.
Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-636-7957 /