Upcoming August Events in the Coachella Valley Area

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25th Annual Jazz in the Pines

Idyllwild Arts proudly presents the 25th annual Jazz in the Pines this August 10th, 11th and 12th, featuring over two dozen bands. Performers and fans of jazz, blues, and R&B have a breathtaking mountain campus to themselves after the departure of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program’s thousands of arts-lovers and before the first semester of the Foundation’s residential high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy.

WHEN: August 10-12
WHERE: Idyllwild Arts – 52500 Temecula Rd. Idyllwild, CA 92549
WEBSITE: jazzinthepines.com

Splash House Music Festival

Splash House is a multi-venue music festival hosted poolside across three hotel resorts in Palm Springs. GA passes include admission to all three resorts and shuttles running between all weekend. Hotel Packages includes room accommodations at one of the host venues along with GA Splash House passes.

By night, the Palm Springs Air Museum hosts the After Hours program— a pair of open-air parties back-dropped by vintage aircrafts and the glowing airport tarmac. After Hours admission is sold separately and may be purchased with or without a Splash House wristband.

WHEN: August 10-12
WHERE: 3 Hotels:

  • The Renaissance – 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • The Riviera – 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • The Saguaro – 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

WEBSITE: splashhouse.com

Palm Springs International Animation Festival

PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world. Each year there are awards going to 37 categories including Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short in over 20 different styles of animation from 2D, 3D, Hand Drawn, Painted, Watercolor, Sand, Paper, Experimental, Stop-Motions, VFX, and more.

The festival is expected to screen over 250+ award-winning short and 5 feature-length animated films from over 103 countries including Oscar® Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Emmy® and Grammy® winning artists from around the world. The festival and expo also include VR experiences, live animation demonstrations, character and model sculptors, animation panel discussions, seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with an international poster contest.

WHEN: August 22-26
WHERE: Palm Springs Convention Center – 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
WEBSITE: psiaf.org

Palm Springs Comic Con

CCPS/PSIAF brings together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books, animation, art, music, and entertainment to produce and cultivate an exciting new pop-art con in one of the most famous and fun cities in the world. We’ve spent years working, observing, and listening to what people want and sought from their experiences. Not only working with talent and exhibitors but also being passionate fans ourselves, we wanted to apply all the great ideas and suggestions everyone had — yours and ours together. Each year we plan to make CCPS/PSIAF something special.

WHEN: August 24-26
WHERE: Palm Springs Air Museum – 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
WEBSITE: comicconpalmsprings.com