Spread the love

In Indio, It’s Festival Season All Year Long 

Written By: Jacqueline Smith Indio Festival Season

Coachella? Stagecoach? Yeah, we got that, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do in Indio! If the only word that comes to mind when you hear “Indio” and “festival” is “Coachella,” well, you’re partially right. Read on about the spectrum of Indio festivals that are yours for the taking all year long!

Indio Festival Season

¿Donde Esta Mi Tamale?

Indio International Tamale Festival

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Indio Tamale Festival (@indiotamalefest) on

December 1-2

Ranked one of the Top 10 All-American Food Festivals by Food Network, the Indio International Tamale Festival is an experience your taste buds will thank you for! The Tabasco-sponsored event takes place December 1-2 and has tamales as far as the eye can see—not to mention, traditional Folklorico dancers, a beer garden and a carnival.

Old Town Indio
Between Hwy 111 & Indio Blvd
www.tamalefestival.net

Indio Festival Season

Creatives Unite!

Southwest Arts Festival

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Zia (Cindy) Eubanks (@gottacre8) on

January 24-27

The Southwest Arts Festival will attract visitors from around the country to its broad array of artwork on display. This is the 33rd year for the festival that was recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by Travel Magazine. Are you inspired yet?

Empire Polo Club
81800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
760.347.0676

 

Indio Festival Season

Love at First Date

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kiarybel Lara (@kiarybel) on

February 15-24

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is the one that started them all—before Indio was even an incorporated city! It makes sense as it’s based around the bounty that fruits forth from the date palm trees that once covered the region. It’s the perfect place to learn more about the region’s history and try a fried date—or two!

Riverside County Fairgrounds
82503 Hwy 111
Indio, CA 92201
800.811.3247

Indio Festival Season

A Refined Desert Pastime

Polo Season

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Eldorado Polo Club (@eldoradopolo) on

January 6-March 31

Not so much a festival as it is a season, polo kicks off on January 6 with Opening Day at the Eldorado Polo Club and Empire Polo Club. The season runs from January through the end of March with games every Sunday! It’s an exciting sport to watch, plus you can channel your inner Julia Roberts à la Pretty Woman for an afternoon! Richard Gere not included.

Eldorado Polo Club
50950 Madison St
Indio, CA 92201
760.342.2223

 

Grab A Brew and Move to the Muuusic

Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rhythm Wine & Brews Experience (@rwbexp) on

March 2

The Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience takes place during one of the most beautiful times of the year in Indio—spring! The festivities will undoubtedly include some of your favorite beers and wines paired with some equally sway-worthy musical performances.

Empire Polo Club
81-800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
760.342.7755

Coachella? Sounds Familiar…

Coachella

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Coachella (@coachella) on

April 12-14 and April 19-21

You may have heard of this one before. It’s a just a quaint little music festival with about 125,000 or so of your closest friends, huddled together to hear little independent acts by some underground artists called Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Eminem. All joking aside, the festival is scheduled for two back-to-back weekends starting April 12-14 and ending April 19-21. See you there, flower crown and all!

Empire Polo Club
81800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
760.342.7755

 

Yeehaw!

Stagecoach

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Stagecoach (@stagecoach) on

April 26-28

The cool thing about Stagecoach is that it showcases not just mainstream country music, but bluegrass and rockabilly styles as well to shake things up—literally. Dust off your boots and cowboy hat, find your lucky red Solo Cup and get down to the polo fields April 26-28 for a good ol’ time!

Empire Polo Club
81800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201
760.342.7755