Upcoming March Events in the Coachella Valley

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Sunday Polo Games

Games are open to the public with a $20 parking fee per car. General admission includes bleacher seats and field-side tailgate spots on the east side of Field 1. Food and beverage service is available on site. VIP seating is available for an additional charge on the west side of Field 1. VIP Cabanas, tables and couches are available and open to the public. Reservations for these areas are recommended.

WHEN: 12:00pm and 2:00pm, every Sunday through March 31
WHERE: Empire Polo Club – 81800 Ave 51, Indio, CA 92201
WEBSITE: empirepolo.com

Desert X

Desert X returns in 2019 to bring the works of 19 artists to locations throughout Greater Palm Springs and beyond. Hailing from around the world, these artists are invited to make works in response to the unique conditions of Greater Palm Springs. Working in tandem with the desert Opens a New Window. , these contemporary artists can project their vision and create from the extraordinary natural objects around them. Desert X offers the opportunity to explore both the familiar and the unknown through the eyes of others.

WHEN: Runs through April 21
WHERE: Various locations throughout Greater Palm Springs
WEBSITE: desertx.org

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival

Each spring, the desert comes alive as the wildflowers bloom and transform the Coachella Valley into a colorful canvas. The best place to celebrate them is at the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival, which this year will be held at Palm Desert Civic Center Park!.

In addition to great wildflower viewing and beautiful art, the festival features a Kids’ Zone, and a 5k fun run. There will be raffles, vendors, exhibitors, and live music in the beer and wine garden, as well as food and beverages available for purchase.

Due to the government shutdown, the 2019 Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival has MOVED to Palm Desert Civic Center Park at 43900 San Pablo Ave. We will be offering wildflower walks throughout the month of March – signup for a walk or for the Wildflower Bus Tour at the festival!

To learn more about the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival call (760) 862-9984. For sponsorship opportunities and vendor participation, call (760) 568-9918.

WHEN: March 2
WHERE: Palm Desert Civic Center Park – 43900 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
WEBSITE: desertmountains.org/wildflower

BNP Paribas Open

A two week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Tour Premier event featuring the top men and women professional tennis players. It is the largest tournament in the world after the four Grand Slams.

Enjoy on and off the court entertainment with Tennis Talk, exhibits, demos, kids’ day and much more.

WHEN: March 4-17
WHERE: Indian Wells Tennis Garden – 78200 Miles Ave., Indian Wells, CA 92210
WEBSITE: bnpparibasopen.com

Fashion Week El Paseo

Come celebrate style, innovation, and trends at the West Coast’s largest consumer fashion show, Fashion Week El Paseo, to be held March 16‒23, 2019, at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert.

Showcasing the talents of renowned and emerging designers, this premier fashion event presents their newest collections in a state-of-the-art experience that aims to inspire and entertain with one of humankind’s most accessible, expressive, and relatable art forms. “Style,” as Alber Elbaz said, “is the only thing you can’t buy … It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world — an emotion.”

Fashion Week El Paseo — with its cocktail receptions, trunk shows, celebrity meet-and-greets, and much more — attracts audiences from all walks of life. Whether you’re a seasoned stylemaker or a fledgling fashionista, you’re sure to feel inspired and transformed by the events at Fashion Week El Paseo and the sophistication and luxury of the desert.

WHEN: March 16-23
WHERE: The Gardens on El Paseo – 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
WEBSITE: fashionweekelpaseo.com

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”— George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy eclectic tastings, libations, hands-on demonstrations, and more at the ninth annual Palm Desert Food & Wine, taking place March 22–24, 2019.

Produced by Palm Springs Life magazine, this three-day premier event showcases some of the nation’s most prominent epicurean influencers — chefs, vintners, and brewmasters — and welcomes all foodies and wine lovers to the breathtaking tree-lined El Paseo shopping district in Palm Desert, California.

The weekend kicks off with a James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon prepared by top culinary talents, followed by two days of grand experiences, where you can indulge in savory eats from local and regional restaurants and experience more than 60 premium wines. Beer lovers will relish unique craft brews, IPAs, and draught ciders. There is truly something for everyone.

Treat yourself to this annual celebration of gastronomic pleasure in the Coachella Valley, a destination where talent, sophistication, and unbelievable views blend to create the ultimate culinary event.

WHEN: March 22-24
WHERE: The Gardens on El Paseo – 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
WEBSITE: palmdesertfoodandwine.com

Palm Springs VillageFest

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!

WHEN: 6:00pm-10:00pm, every Thursday
WHERE: Palm Canyon Drive
WEBSITE: villagefest.org