Events & Attractions
Comic Con Palm Springs
In 2017 & 2018, Comic Con Palm Springs brought together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books and entertainment to produce an exciting new comic con in one of the most famous and fun cities in the world.
Every other year the Coachella Valley and its desert landscape becomes the canvas for a curated exhibition of site-specific work by established and emerging artists, whose projects amplify and articulate global and local issues that may range from climate change to starry skies, from Tribal culture and immigration to tourism, gaming, and golf.
The art works, in various indoor and outdoor locations, are available free and offer visitors a way to see the Valley and reflect on serious and playful issues through the lens of the participating artists' creativity and work.
For more information about DESERT X, visit desertx.org.
Film Friendly Program
The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism has launched a new website, , for film makers and producers sourcing locations in Palm Springs for upcoming movies, television commercials and advertising photo shoots. The “virtual film office” features an image library, a free film permit application and procedures and a directory of film-friendly locations.
Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week® is a 10-day dining event taking place at restaurants throughout the Coachella Valley. Participating restaurants offer special lunch and dinner menus at set prices for diners to enjoy.
Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant, and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Restaurant Week menus are offered during lunch and dinner hours only. Please check the restaurant listings online to ensure what menus are being offered during Restaurant Week.
Menu(s) subject to change due to seasonal availability of ingredients.
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Forever Marilyn is the 26 ft. tall, 34,300 lbs. sculpture of Marilyn Monroe by American artist Seward Johnson inspired by a famous photograph taken by Bernard of Hollywood. She arrived in Palm Springs in May 2012 and stayed until the end of March 2014.
El Gato Classic
The “El Gato Classic” event brought together what Eddie “El Gato” Elguera calls the “Revolutionary Age of Skateboarding”- the first generation of competitive bowl skaters from the Hester Series through to the Gold Cup Series. This event was sanctioned by World Cup Skate Skateboarding and featured some of skateboarding’s greatest innovators of early pool riding and skatepark competition.
Professional Skateboard legend Eddie“El Gato” Elguera lives in Palm Desert. An early innovator of vertical skateboarding throughout the late 70’s and 80’s, Eddie is a two-time world champion, was named Skateboarder of the year in 1979, and in 1980, became the overall winner of the Gold Cup Series of Skateboarding.
This event was sponsored by a local non-profit organization and a portion of the proceeds benefited the Tony Hawk Foundation. Additional proceeds were invested in making a documentary about these legendary skaters and their era of skateboarding.
PS Buzz Trolly
The FAST and FREE trolley service ran every Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. with stops along the route from just north of the Riviera Resort to as far south as Smoketree Lane – where the trolleys turned around and head back through downtown. The four trolleys operated simultaneously to ensure passengers never have to wait more than 15 minutes while at the same time not having to worry about driving a car to enjoy the city.
The Buzz is now run by Sunline. For more information about the Buzz route, visit the Sunline website.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF)
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.
Tour de Palm Springs
The Tour de Palm Springs is growing from 385 cyclists to nearly 10,000! Cyclists arrive in Palm Springs from 48 states and many countries including Canada. The Tour de Palm Springs supports only local charities, and since 1999 was able to donate over $3,100,000. The Tour is supported by over 1,500 volunteers, spanning from school bands, to rotary clubs.
For more information, visit tourdepalmsprings.com.
Experience Well. Wellspring is a first-of-its-kind wellness gathering featuring the world’s leading innovators, teachers and socially-conscious companies. For 3 days, escape to Palm Springs to discover the ideas and practices that will make you, and the world, well.
From invigorating workouts and hands-on treatments to inspirational, actionable workshops, Wellspring connects us to a common goal: fostering healthy individuals, a healthy society and a healthy planet.
For leaders in the wellness industry, Wellspring also offers interactive seminars and workshops designed to put you at the forefront of the latest trends in wellness. And our onsite Wellspring Expo, one of the world’s largest wellness exhibitions, will connect fitness enthusiasts, influencers and innovators under one roof. For more information, visit wanderlust.com/wellspring/.