Festivals

 

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show

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January 6 - 9, 2022

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.  

For more information click here to visit the Kennel Club of Palm Springs website.


Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club 

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January 9 - March 27, 2022

Eldorado Polo Club’s Polo Sunday Polo kicks off in January. Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities. 

For more information click here to visit  the Eldorado Polo Club website or call (760) 342-2223. 

Family Motor Coach Association Western Area Rally

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January 2022 (Cancelled)

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 is held at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival fairground and brings nearly 20,000 visitors to Indio. With approximately 109,000 members, the FMCA is the world’s largest motorhome owners group. 

For more information click here to visit the FMCA website. 

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival

January 15 - 16, 2022

Since 2008, 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.

For more information click here to visit the Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival website. 

Southwest Arts Festival

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January 28 - 30, 2022

The Southwest Arts Festival Indio is held at the Empire Polo Club and 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.

For more information click here to visit the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce website. 

 

 

Indio Senior Center Health and Wellness Fair

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February 8, 2022

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.

For more information call the Indio Senior Center at (760) 391-4175. 

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

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 Dates TBD

Indio has been home to the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival for more than 75 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.

For more information click here to visit the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival website.

 

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio

Picture of Coachella Valley and Arts Festival in Indio "Coachella Fest"

April 15 - 17, 2022 (Week 1)

April 22 - 24, 2022 (Week 2)

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!  

For more information click here to visit the Coachella Music Festival website. 

 

Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival

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April 24 - 26, 2022

Stagecoach is the premier country music concert event held at the Empire Polo Club. 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. Yee haw!

For more information click here to visit the Stagecoach Festival website

 

 

Annual Desert Behavioral Health Arts Festival

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2022 Dates TBD

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 Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.

 

Taste of Indio

2022 Dates TBD

The Taste of Indio is the east Coachella Valley's premier food tasting event. Taste the most delicious samplings of food from the best restaurants in Indio and the eastern Coachella Valley. Also enjoy drinks, live music and food demonstrations. Advanced ticket purchase required.

 

 

Cars, Stars & Rock 'n' Roll

2022 Dates TBD

The Big Rock Pub & Indian Springs Golf Course hosts a car show & live auction, live music. We invite you to be a part of the celebration. Ticket purchase required.

 

Indio California BBQ State Championship & Festival

November 6, 2021

The Annual Indio California BBQ State Championship and Festival is a sanctioned contest featuring professional pit masters from across the nation competing for up to $10,000 in prize money. The event will also feature a Desert local contest open to our best amateur backyard barbecue masters! We invite you to be a part of the celebration.

For more information click here to visit the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce website

 

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

November 6, 2021

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.

For more information click here to visit the Coachella Valley History Museum website. 

 

Indio Powwow

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November 2022

(Cancelled)

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 2, 2022

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 4 - 5, 2022

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.

For more information click here to visit the Indio International Tamale Festival website. 

Indio Arbor Day Celebration

Picture of 12th Anniversary Arbor Day Celebration

December 2022

(Date TBD)

The City of Indio celebrates Arbor Day as the only Tree City USA Community in the Coachella Valley. Recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a city with a sound urban forestry management program, residents businesses, and organizations can donate and/or volunteer to plant trees to help improve the environment and beautify the community. This year's event will take place at North Jackson Park located at 43200 Towne Street, Indio.


 

 

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