Festivals

 

Cars, Stars & Rock 'n' Roll & Indio California BBQ State Championship & Festival

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November 1-3, 2018

The Big Rock Pub & Indian Springs Golf Course hosts a car show & live auction, live music, and Indio's California BBQ State Championship and Festival. We invite you to be a part of the celebration. Admission is free.

 

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

November 3, 2018

The Coachella Valley History Museum hosts the annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration and Fundraiser with a dinner, silent auction, art, tequila tasting and live entertainment. Experience this long-standing Mexican tradition with deep roots in Indio and Coachella Valley history. Advanced ticket purchase required.

 

Indio Powwow

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November 23-25, 2018

The Indio Powwow takes place on the Cabazon Indian Reservation located in Indio, California. Included in the celebration are Native American dance competitions for contestants of all ages, bird singing, and drum contests. There are also opportunities for visitors to join dancers in the arena during non-competitive, inter-tribal dancing.


 

 

Indio Tree Lighting Ceremony

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December 1, 2018

The city of Indio plans to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public located between City Hall and the Indio Public Library to light the giant Christmas tree. There will be carolers from local schools, holiday story time, and of course a visit from Santa! Admission is free.

 

Indio International Tamale Festival

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December 1-2, 2018

The Indio International Tamale Festival is loaded with excitement. Visitors delight in scrumptious tamales, endless alternative food options, shopping, and all-day entertainment. Festival fans like to relax while enjoying a variety of live entertainment including live music from local and regional bands, traditional Folklorico dancing, vintage car show, and a community parade. Admission is free.

 

12th Anniversary Arbor Day Celebration

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December 8, 2018

The City of Indio celebrates Arbor Day as the only Tree City USA Community in the Coachella Valley. Designated by the Arbor Day Foundation as a city with a sound urban forestry management program, Indio residents businesses, and organizations donate and take part in planting trees to help green the community. This year's event will take place at Miles Avenue Park at 82540 Miles Avenue.

 

 

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show in Indio

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January 5-6, 2019

The Kennel Club of Palm Springs annually hosts one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world and is considered the opening event of the dog show year in the west coast. The AKC Licensed All Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trials are held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.  


 

Indio Polo Season

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January 6, 2019

Empire Polo Club’s Polo Season. Sunday Polo kicks off on the first week of January. The official “Opening Day & Hat Day” at Empire Polo Club is scheduled for Sunday, January 6th, 2019.


 

Family Motor Coach Association Western Area Rally in Indio

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January 9-13, 2019

The FMCA annual rally is one of the world's largest gathering of motorhome owners. The event is an opportunity for members to socialize, view exhibits, attend seminars and enjoy quality entertainment. This 5-day event brings nearly 20,000 visitors to Indio. With approximately 109,000 members, the FMCA is the world’s largest motorhome owners group. 

 

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival in Indio

January 19-20, 2019

Now in its 11th year, the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival is the premier co-ed lacrosse event in North America. Teams from across the country play championship tournament games. The event is free and open to the public, and is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

 

Southwest Arts Festival Indio

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January 24-27, 2019

Now in its 32st year, the Southwest Arts Festival Indio features over 200 artists from around the world. Includes interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass blowing and fine art painting. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds.

 

 

Indio Health and Wellness Fair

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February 12, 2019

This annual community event is open to the public and focuses on the health & wellness of those 50 years and older, and their families. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Indio Senior Center, which is dedicated to enhancing the dignity and quality of the culturally diverse and aging population of the Coachella Valley.

 

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in Indio

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February 15-24, 2019

Indio has been home to the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival for more than 50 years! This week-long event has live entertainment, including camel and ostrich races, and a nightly Arabian nights musical pageant. There is a wide variety of delicious food, carnival rides, and shopping. 

 

 

Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience in Indio

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March 2, 2019

Enjoy live entertainment while tasting an assortment of wines and craft beer during this amazing “experience.” Over 5,000 attendees flock to the Empire Polo Club during this day to listen to a line up of reggae, funk, blues and rock bands. Over 80 breweries, wineries and food trucks are on hand, and incredible art pieces are also on display.

 

Indio Art in the Square Chalk Festival

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March 2-3, 2019

The annual Art in the Square Chalk Festival promotes the arts using the medium of chalk to create wonderful artwork by professionals, students, visitors and residents. This hometown festival encourages everyone to participate to create their own masterpiece! Enjoy food, live entertainment, and more. Admission is free.


 

Indio Heritage Festival

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March 16, 2019

This annual event at the world famous Coachella Valley History Museum celebrates Indio’s pioneers and highlights the history of the Coachella Valley that started in Indio. Families gather to enjoy live entertainment, quilt making, wood carving and much more! Admission is free.

 

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio

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April 12-14 & 19-21, 2019

Nearly 250,000 visitors from around the world converge at the Empire Polo Club in Indio to experience the event simply known as “Coachella.” This world-wide phenomenon features the most famous and cutting-edge musical artists, as well as a dazzling array of visual arts for the eyes to feast. See why Indio is known as the #1 City in the USA for live music!  

 

Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival

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April 26-28, 2019

Stagecoach is the premier country music concert event. This three-day event celebrates country music and culture, and features the latest Nashville stars and legends. Enjoy the best of country, alternative country, bluegrass and folk. This year's headliner is Garth Brooks!  Yee haw!

 

 

Annual Desert Mental Health Arts Festival

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May 7, 2019

Riverside County celebrates mental health awareness month by showcasing poetry, paintings, and drawings to increase awareness and promote services for families and communities. The event is free and held at the Riverside County Fairgrounds.

 

 

 

 

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