If you’re looking for a destination that offers a mix of relaxation, adventure, culture, and entertainment, look no further than Greater Palm Springs. This oasis in Southern California is home to nine beautiful cities, each with its own charm and attractions. Whether you’re into golf, spa, art, music, or nature, you’ll find something to suit your taste in Greater Palm Springs.
But don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself what this vibrant destination has to offer by attending some of the amazing events that are happening in 2024. Here are five events in Greater Palm Springs that you should plan into your California trip.
Palm Springs International Film Festival
One of the most prestigious and popular film festivals in the world, the Palm Springs International Film Festival showcases the best of cinema from more than 70 countries. You’ll get to see over 200 films, including features, documentaries, shorts, and animations, as well as attend panels, parties, and galas. The festival also honors some of the most talented and influential figures in the film industry, such as actors, directors, producers, and composers. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the art of cinema and discover new and exciting films from around the world.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival runs from January 4 to January 15, 2024.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
If you’re a music lover, you can’t miss the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of the most famous and anticipated music festivals in the world. Held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Coachella features a lineup of the hottest and most diverse artists across various genres, such as rock, pop, hip-hop, indie, electronic, and more. You’ll also get to enjoy stunning art installations, delicious food and drinks, and a lively atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re part of a community. Whether you camp on-site or stay at a nearby hotel, you’ll have an unforgettable experience at Coachella.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place over two weekends, from April 12 to April 14 and from April 19 to April 21, 2024.
Stagecoach Country Music Festival
If you’re a fan of country music, you’ll love the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the largest and most popular country music festival in the world. Also held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Stagecoach features a lineup of the biggest and best names in country music, as well as emerging and legendary artists. You’ll also get to enjoy other activities, such as line dancing, barbecue, beer, and shopping. And don’t forget to dress up in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit to fit in with the crowd. Stagecoach is more than just a music festival, it’s a lifestyle.
The Stagecoach Country Music Festival takes place from April 26 to April 28, 2024.
Palm Springs VillageFest
If you’re looking for a fun and free event that showcases the local culture and community of Palm Springs, you’ll love the Palm Springs VillageFest. Every Thursday night, from 6 pm to 10 pm, downtown Palm Springs transforms into a lively street fair, where you can browse and buy from hundreds of vendors selling arts, crafts, food, and more. You’ll also get to enjoy live entertainment, such as music, dance, and comedy, as well as visit the nearby shops, restaurants, and museums. Palm Springs VillageFest is a great way to experience the charm and diversity of Palm Springs.
Palm Springs VillageFest happens every Thursday night, all year round.
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
If you’re looking for a unique and energetic musical event that will make you dance and smile, you’ll love Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. This trio from Indiana plays a blend of blues, country, and rock, with a twist of humor and passion. Led by Reverend Peyton, a master of fingerstyle guitar, the band also features his wife Breezy on washboard and his brother Jayme on drums. Together, they create a sound that is powerful, authentic, and fun. You’ll be amazed by their skills, charisma, and enthusiasm, and you’ll have a blast at their show.
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band performs at the Palm Springs Cultural Center on June 15, 2024.
These are just some of the events that you can enjoy in Greater Palm Springs in 2024. There are many more events happening throughout the year, such as art festivals, golf tournaments, spa days, and nature walks. No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll find something to make your trip to Greater Palm Springs memorable and exciting.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your 2024 California trip today and don’t forget to include Greater Palm Springs in your itinerary. You’ll be glad you did.