Upcoming February Events in the Coachella Valley

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Brew at the Zoo

Join us for Brew at the Zoo in Palm Desert presented by MacLean Capital Advisors. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of beverage tastings from more than 30 vendors representing many of the region’s finest specialty breweries, wineries, as well as other libations, including liquor and non-alcoholic beverages. New this year, 10 Southern California based food trucks will be on hand to offer a wide-variety of gourmet street fare for purchase.

Also new this year, guests will not want to miss the opportunity to take a ride on a hot air balloon! Tethered balloon rides, available for an additional fee, will offer stunning vistas of the Zoo, as well as plenty of photo ops. The evening also includes four stages of live entertainment set throughout the park. Attendees will have exciting animal encounters and also can explore the African section of the park to see zebras, cheetahs, warthogs, Arabian oryx and many other animals.

Brew at the Zoo in Palm Desert, presented by MacLean Capital Advisors, is sponsored by the City of Palm Desert, Taste Catering, Signature Party Rentals, Whitewater Rock, Ace Printing, and Walter Clark Legal Group. All proceeds benefit The Living Desert’s conservation and education programs.

*Member $60 | Non-member $65 | Designated Driver $20

WHEN: February 9
WHERE: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens – 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
WEBSITE: livingdesert.org

Tour de Palm Springs

Register online to ensure receiving a free t-shirt. Register onsite and a t-shirt will be included while supplies last.

Online registration closes at 11:30 pm February 3, 2019. Onsite registration available Friday, February 8, 2019 from 12pm – 8pm; Saturday, February 9, 2019 opening at 6am, at our Registration booth on Amado Rd. at N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. Transfers will take place at packet pick-up on Friday and Saturday. Please bring your emailed confirmation and government issued ID with you. Rain or shine. No refunds.

All Riders MUST have bicycle number (on front bicycle) to enter SAG stops; NO EXCEPTIONS.

WHEN: February 9
WHERE: 457 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs CA
WEBSITE: tourdepalmsprings.com 

Modernism Week Feb. 14-24

This is a ten day event focusing on mid-century modern design and architecture that makes Palm Springs so unique. Over 75 events including Palm Springs Modernism Show at the Convention Center; Frey II House Tours; Double Decker Bus Tours, films, lectures, interior design tours, swanky parties and other special events.

WHEN: February 14-24
WHERE: Various locations, Palm Springs, CA 92262
WEBSITE: modernismweek.com

Art Palm Springs

Discover an oasis of arts and culture from world-famous concerts and festivals to modern museums, public art installations and galleries. Greater Palm Springs is rich in arts and culture experiences.

Art lovers will find plenty to set their sights on, from contemporary exhibits and fine art to local artist galleries, murals and outdoor sculptures. Architecture and design are another big draw, thanks to a wealth of midcentury modern designs from renowned architects including Albert Frey, Donald Wexler, John Lautner and E. Stewart Williams. Soak up some culture during your stay with plentiful theater productions, concerts and live entertainment throughout the oasis.

WHEN: February 15-17
WHERE: Palm Springs Convention Center – 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
WEBSITE: art-palmsprings.com 

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival

Get ready as the 73rd annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival makes its way to Indio February 15th – 24th.

For 73 years, families have looked to the Riverside County Fair to give them the best entertainment value – that’s why they keep coming back year after year.   We have an exciting line-up of Headliner entertainment in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion including Randy Houser, Ramon Ayala, Salt-n-Pepa, Kool & the Gang and Mariachi Sol de Mexico ® de Jose Hernandez. Don’t forget that all headliner entertainment is included with the price of admission. For other entertainment and attractions check out Calendar of Events for more information!

The Grandstand Arena features exhilarating shows that are a must see and also part of your admission ticket. Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding, Monster Trucks, Junior Outlaw Sprints, Mini-Dwarfs Racing and Demolition Derby will thrill the crowds throughout the Fair run. There will also be a special Monster Trucks and Freestyle MotoX show Wednesday evening, February 20th. Indulge in all your favorite Fair foods while you visit, read more to find out!

WHEN: February 15-24
WHERE: Riverside County Fairgrounds – 46517 Arabia StIndio, CA 92201
WEBSITE: datefest.org 

Palm Desert Greek Festival

St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert is hosting the 23rd Anniversary Palm Desert Greek Festival. Live Greek Bouzouki music and traditional Greek dancing. Authentic Greek food, appetizers, and those heavenly pastries. Greek beer and wine, Ouzo and Metaxa Greek brandy and Greek coffee. Hercules Kids Zone. Souvenir Agora (Market) with unique Mediterranean vendors. Complimentary church tours with Byzantine Art and Mosaic iconography. Free courtesy golf-cart shuttle service from El Paseo available. Greek grocery, bookstore and Greek novelties.

WHEN: February 16-17
WHERE: St. George Church – 74109 Larrea Street, Palm Desert, CA 92260
WEBSITE: pdgreekfest.org

McCormick’s Classic Car Show and Auction

McCormick’s is a family run business that has been producing high quality classic and exotic cars in Palm Springs for over 25 years. During this event 500 classic, sports, antique and special interest autos are sold across the Auction block throughout the 3 days. In addition a free car show of another 200 cars is held on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Friday is FREE all day and Saturday & Sunday is $15 per day or $25 for both days.

WHEN: February 22-24
WHERE: 244 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
WEBSITE: classic-carauction.com