Palm Springs Events
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Palm Springs Events
Credit: Isning Gamez

From Vintage Markets to Hockey Games, Here Are 8 Things to Experience in the Desert This February

Fill Your Calendar With These Exciting Events and Happenings!

When the cooler weather begins to dance through the desert air, there’s a shift away from the standard sprawl-out-by-the-pool afternoon. While the temps in Greater Palm Springs are still mild even in the dead of winter, there’s so much more to do than sip poolside cocktails. From catching a hockey game at the all-new Acrisure Arena to touring the city’s midcentury modern architecture, we’ve got you covered on some good old-fashioned February fun!


See the Eagles Perform at the All-New Acrisure Arena

Palm Springs Events - Acrisure Arena
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Spread your West Coast wings and fly with a night out Palm Desert’s state-of-the-art Acrisure Arena. The Eagles, a best-selling band of the 1970s, will be in Palm Desert on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m, taking the audience on a musical journey through their famous Hotel California album. Get settled and grab yourself a bevy of drinks before the show at the stadium’s Milagro Tequila Bar, stocking top-shelf tequila and serving margaritas that’ll get you groovin’ to the band’s Grammy-award winning music.



See a Coachella Valley Firebirds Hockey Game at Acrisure Arena

Palm Springs Events - Coachella Valley Firebirds
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Acrisure Arena is also home to the Coachella Valley Firebirds hockey team–the newest addition to the AHL! Bask in the cool and kick back with a front-row seat to the action as they take on teams like the San Diego Gulls and Texas Stars. Bring the chill to your seat with a specialty paloma from the Milagro Tequila Bar, offering top-of-the-line spirits and sips. Check out their promo schedule for theme nights and giveaway happenings—hockey fan or not, you’re guaranteed a good time.


Listen to Live Music at Casuelas Cafe

Get cozy at Casuelas Cafe, a family-owned Mexican restaurant that offers hearty south-of-the-border staples and tasty margaritas. Experience authentic cuisine accompanied by live music seven days a week at this iconic eatery located in the heart of Palm Desert! Be sure to check out Casuelas Cafe’s calendar of events, but no matter what night of the week you choose to dine, don’t miss out on their famous margaritas crafted with Milagro Tequila and classic high-quality margarita fixins.


Play a Round of Golf at the The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa + Enjoy a Fireside Drink at Pinzimini

No trip to Greater Palm Springs would be complete without an afternoon on the green. Putt your way through paradise at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, a 360-acre course spread across sunny Rancho Mirage. Once you’ve made your way through the course, trade your birdies for a little booze at Pinzimini, The Westin’s on-site restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and a special fireside menu. Choose from their wide variety of liquor or leap straight to the house favorite Lavender Buck–a mixture of Hendricks Gin, lemon juice, ginger beer, lavender syrup and rosemary. 


Visit the Palm Springs Vintage Market

There’s no better place to shop for pre-loved vintage pieces than at the Palm Springs Vintage Market. The city is known for being a second home to Hollywood’s biggest stars since the 1930s, so the success of its vintage market should come as no surprise. Taking place on the first Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m, the Palm Springs Vintage Market is a must-visit this February! Admission grants you access to shopping antiques and hidden gems from far-gone eras with a focus on authentic vintage finds.


Attend Palm Springs’ Modernism Week

Consider yourself one with the times? Make it official at Palm Springs’ Modernism Week, happening Feb. 16-26. This famous 11-day festival features over 350 different events taking place throughout the city, including the Palm Springs Modernism Show, tours of iconic homes, car shows and the popular Signature Home Tour on both weekends. Many of these events are reasonably priced or even free, offering visitors an inside look at vintage architecture. Select tours, like the Tennis Club Neighborhood Tour of Homes, walk you right through the action!


Celebrate Black History Month at the Palm Springs Black History Parade & Town Fair

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Culture and community come together in celebration at the Palm Springs Black History Parade & Town Fair, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 25. The parade marches down Palm Canyon Dr, and the town fair immediately follows at Downtown Park in Palm Springs. Come celebrate Black History Month at the city’s 36th annual celebration, featuring amazing community organizations, showstopping talent and vendors with mouthwatering food and finds! Don’t miss a beat—the parade starts at 11 a.m, and the fair to follow will end at 5 p.m.


Sip + Savor at Desert WineFest 2023

Palm Springs Events - Civic Center Park
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Sip and socialize this month at the very first Desert WineFest on Feb. 25 and 26 at Civic Center Park! Though the focus is on wine, don’t shy away if you’re a bit more into beer—there will be wine and brews from all around the world. You’ll also find boutiques to browse, artisan merchandise to buy and more! Taste some of your tried and true favorites and explore new flavors at this fest that brings the fun.

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Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.


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