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Palm Desert First Weekend City Wide Celebration

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park
Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Thursday, May 04, 2017

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

L.A.vation (“The World’s Greatest U2 Tribute Band”) will kick off Palm Desert’s Spring Concert Series at the Civic Center Amphitheater on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to sample mouthwatering mobile culinary creations from onsite food trucks, or bring their own picnic dinner along with blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show. The Family YMCA of the Desert will offer children’s games and activities prior to the concert. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.


El Paseo Cruise Night
Starts at The Gardens on El Paseo and cruises El Paseo
Friday, May 05, 2017

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Get a close-up look at lovingly cared for cars on the upper level of The Gardens on El Paseo parking structure, then watch them cruise the street between Highway 74 and Portola.


Cuistot Extended Happy Hour
Cuistot Restaurant
Friday, May 05, 2017

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Accent your First Weekend with Cuistot’s extended happy hour. The special hours and prices are available in the bar and veranda of Cuistot’s Restaurant.


First Friday at The Galen
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Friday, May 05, 2017

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A free-to-all celebration with live music by Rating Mitual at 7 p.m. in the outdoor Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse craft beer will be available for purchase. Docent tours of the current exhibition, Pat Lasch: Journeys of the Heart. 


CODA Gallery
Friday, May 05, 2017

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exhibition opening reception for Allen Zelenski to debut his exhibition, Tin Nation. There will be live acoustic music and a no-host bar featuring wines from Organic Wine Exchange, which will benefit Animal Samaritans – present at the event with their companion canine.


El Paseo Art Walk
El Paseo Art Galleries
Friday, May 05, 2017

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A self-guided tour of El Paseo’s art galleries – featuring exhibit openings, artist receptions, and more!


College of the Desert Street Fair
College of the Desert
Saturday, May 06 – Sunday, May 07, 2017

7:00 am – 2:00 pm

For over 30 years, this premiere open-air shopping experience has been a popular destination for visitors and residents alike! Offering more than 300 booths featuring artists, farmer’s market, boutiques, unique items, live entertainment, gourmet food and more.  Located at College of the Desert, corner of Monterey and Fred Waring.


Civic Center Park Public Art Tour
Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Saturday, May 06, 2017

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park as part of Palm Desert’s inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture. Tour begins in front of the Messenger of the Puul statue, located at the south entrance to the park off of Fred Waring.


Palm Springs Cruisin’ Associations Car Show
Westfield Palm Desert
Saturday, May 06, 2017

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join the fun, food, and cars! The event takes place in the parking lot behind Westfield Palm Desert’s covered parking structure, $5 entry for cars – spectators free.


Sunrise Yoga at Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Sunday, May 07, 2017

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Join April Jones of Yoga Central La Quinta for Sunrise Yoga at Palm Desert Aquatic Center. $7 per person for this enlightening one-hour class, and all Levels are welcome.


Desert Willow Golf Resort 20th Anniversary Celebration
Desert Willow Golf Resort
Sunday, May 07, 2017

9:00 am – 9:00 pm

This day-long celebration kicks off in the morning with free golf for the first 144 Palm Desert Resident Card holders who sign up. The fun begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start and includes raffle prizes, on-course contests, and a 20th Anniversary commemorative gift.

The free concert, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., features Dallas and Doll and is open to the first 500 guests who RSVP.  Concertgoers will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by Desert Willow Executive Chef François Gaertner and receive a 20th Anniversary commemorative gift.

A 20% off merchandise discount will be offered throughout both events so that guests can purchase their favorite Desert Willow gear in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary.


Story Hour at the Monument
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Sunday, May 07, 2017

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kids’ Corner offers story time about nature and desert creatures in the National Monument and includes outdoor or craft activities. Story hour takes at the monument takes place at the National Monument Visitors Center. Ages 4 to 8 are welcome with a parent. Space is limited.


Maps and Compass Basics for Youth
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Sunday, May 07, 2017

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

How do you use a map with a compass? Let’s have some fun learning by doing at the National Monument Visitor Center. Ages 9 and above, space is limited.


Paint Nite*
The Hood Bar & Pizza
Sunday, May 07, 2017

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Unleash your inner Picasso, as an artist guides you through a painting step-by-step. All materials are provided, including non-toxic, washable, acrylic paint and 16″x20″ canvases.


*All events free of charge unless indicated.


May 7
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Palm Desert First Weekend
760) 568-1441