Posted on 5/15/2024

The Best Annual Palm Springs Events

Palm Springs is a vibrant desert oasis nestled against the San Jacinto mountains, known for its year-round sunshine and beautiful natural surroundings. Beyond its stunning natural beauty, this city hosts a variety of annual events that draw visitors from all over the world. Here are the top annual events in Palm Springs throughout the year.

Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 2-13, 2025

One of the largest film festivals in North America, the Palm Springs International Film Festival takes place in January, featuring a lineup of diverse international cinema, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. This prestigious event is known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the year.


The American Express Golf Tournament

January 13-19, 2025

Golf enthusiasts can catch some of the world's best golfers competing in The American Express, a four-day tournament held in January at various courses in the Palm Springs area. This event is a favorite stop on the PGA Tour, with professionals playing against a backdrop of gorgeous desert landscapes and sunny skies.

Modernism Week

February 13-23, 2025

Celebrating midcentury modern design, architecture, and art, Modernism Week is an 11-day event held every February. Attendees can enjoy architectural tours, house tours, art sales, and iconic red bus tours showcasing the best of Palm Springs' iconic modernist style. Modernism Week offers a unique opportunity to explore the city's rich architectural heritage and iconic landmarks - this is a must-do for anyone with an interest in design!


BNP Paribas Tennis Open

March 3-16, 2025

Tennis fans flock to Palm Springs every March for the BNP Paribas Open, one of the premier tennis tournaments in the world. Held at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, this two-week tournament features the best men and women tennis players in the world. This tournament is one of the largest on the ATP and WTA tours, with over 450,000 attendees each year, so get your tickets early!


Coachella Music & Arts Festival

April 11-13 and 18-20, 2025

Held over two consecutive weekends in April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Coachella is one of the most renowned music festivals in the world. It features an eclectic lineup of artists across multiple genres, from rock and pop to hip-hop and electronic dance music. Attendees can expect art installations, diverse food options, and an electric atmosphere that attracts over 200,000 music lovers and trendsetters every year.


Stagecoach Country Music Festival

April TBD, 2025

The Stagecoach Country Music Festival is held on the weekend immediately following Coachella, attracting thousands of fans to see some of the best performers in country music. This is the largest country music festival in the world, with both big name headliners and up and coming acts taking the stage in a variety of subgenres from bluegrass to mainstream country pop. The three day festival features multiple stages, dance halls and vintage shopping markets.


Joshua Tree Music Festival

May TBD, 2025

The Joshua Tree Music Festival offers a family-friendly global music experience in the beautiful outdoors of Joshua Tree in May. This free-spirited celebration of creativity includes diverse music performances, movement workshops and artistic explorations set in unmatched natural settings.


Palm Springs International ShortFest

June 18-24, 2024

Film fans converge during the Palm Springs International ShortFest, held annually in June. As one of the largest short film festivals in North America, ShortFest showcases a diverse selection of short films from around the world, ranging from animation to documentary. Attendees have the opportunity to engage with filmmakers, attend panel discussions, and learn about the magic of cinema from industry professionals.

Palm Springs Pride Festival

October 31 - November 3, 2024

As one of the largest LGBTQ+ pride events in California, Palm Springs Pride Festival attracts thousands of visitors in early November to participate in parades, parties, and cultural festivities. From drag shows to live music performances, Pride offers a spirited celebration of inclusivity and acceptance in the heart of Palm Springs.

No matter when you visit Palm Springs, there's always an exciting event happening. With extra space, fully equipped kitchens and amenities like private backyard pools, our comfortable vacation rentals are a relaxing retreat when you are attending a signature Palm Springs event. Book your vacation rental today and get ready to experience the best events in Palm Springs!


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