Upcoming November Events in the Coachella Valley

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18th Annual Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

Held each year at the beautiful Rancho Mirage Community Park located at 71-560 San Jacinto Drive, Rancho Mirage, the Art Affaire features approximately 100 fine artists, musical entertainment, food, wine, and other special exhibits.

The Art Affaire is the City of Rancho Mirage’s premier community event, presented by the City’s Community Parks and Recreation Commission and is free to the public. Approximately 4,000 patrons attend each year. Rancho Mirage is located in the center of the Coachella Valley in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, where temperatures range from the 70-80’s in November

WHEN: November 3-4, 8:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Rancho Mirage Community Park located – 71-560 San Jacinto Drive, Rancho Mirage, 92270
WEBSITE: palmspringslife.com 

65th Mc Cormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction

Car show & Auction of 600 Classic + Exotic cars. The auctions are open to the general public and prices range from $2,000 to over $200,000. The venue is the Palm Springs Convention Center here in downtown Palm Springs, California. Friday is FREE admission for everyone, Saturday + Sunday $15 per day.

WHEN: November 16-18,
WHERE: Palm Springs Convention Center – 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, 92262
WEBSITE: palm-desert.org 

Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival

Join the Palm Springs Air Museum for the Props + Hops Craft Beer Festival, a fun afternoon of local craft beer tastings surrounded by vintage aircraft. Shining a light on Southern California craft beer, the 7th annual Props and Hops Festival in Palm Springs will feature dozens of West Coast breweries and food vendors with a DJ and live music, all amid awesome vintage planes. For more information please visit their website. This event is 21 and over.

WHEN: November 17, 12:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Palm Springs Air Museum – 745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs 92262
WEBSITE: palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

12th Annual 5K Turkey Trot benefitting Martha’s Village + Kitchen

Martha’s is a safe, welcoming environment for impoverished and homeless families, children, and individuals, providing a proven robust selection of housing, education, and support services so that they are empowered to transform their lives with dignity. Martha’s Village collaborates and partners with other organizations and agencies to leverage resources and fill gaps to ensure the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of the organization and to break the cycle of poverty for the people we serve.

WHEN: November 22, 8:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: The Gardens on El Paseo – 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert, California 92260
WEBSITE: marthasvillage5k.org 

WildLights at the Living Desert

The event kicks off with a special lighting ceremony for members only on Wednesday, November 21 – Members Night

WildLights is open to the general public beginning Friday, November 23rd at 6 pm.

WildLights begins November 23 and runs selected nights through December 24

November 23, 24, 30

December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

This year WildLights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is celebrating 26 years of dazzling guests by transforming the zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. This festive, annual tradition kicks off Friday, November 23 with festivities from 6 pm to 9 pm and continues on select nights through December 24. Marveling at the more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights, guests will encounter a herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns including giraffe and cheetahs, explore newly added pathways and stroll through the popular tunnel of lights flashing to holiday music. Animal encounters and keeper chats, camel and carousel rides, and entertainment are offered nightly. In true WildLights tradition, the festive G-scale model trains with more than 3,300 feet of track will be decked out for the holidays. Delicious food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

WHEN: November 21 – December 24, 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: Living Desert – 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260
WEBSITE: livingdesert.org