Mission LQ is a launchpad for beginners to seasoned rocketeers to learn, model and launch small power rockets. There will be instruction from La Quinta Rocketry Club leaders and guidance from the National Association of Rocketry to provide a safe and controlled environment. Join our club to launch your own rocket into La Quinta skies!
Join your neighbors and friends for the City of La Quinta's annual egg hunt! Children, up to age 10 are welcome to participate in this egg-cellent event! Look for candy and toy-filled eggs scattered around. A chalk drawing contest begins at 9:15 a.m. and a special visit from the Easter Bunny is planned too! Check your eggs for a golden ticket!
Flash back to those childhood days as all ages are invited to join in on the fun at Fly Over LQ! This event offers numerous experiences to enjoy along with learning about various kites at our kite exhibit. Don't forget to stop by the craft table to create your kite and let your masterpiece soar!
Art on Main Street from 10a-4p along the closed off streets of Old Town La Quinta – featuring original artwork from more than 80 artists! Enjoy live entertainment, shopping, dining and more! Admission and parking are free. Old Town is distinctive for its commitment to local entrepreneurs, artists, designers, artisanal foods and products, and its timeless, architectural charm. Old Town considers serving local artists a natural extension of its role in La Quinta as a landmark and gathering place for generations to come.
Celebrate the City's 36th birthday with family, friends and neighbors while enjoying a high energy event. There will be non-stop entertainment, activities for children, snacks, refreshments, and plenty of giveaways. Indulge yourself in audible treats from our performers that are sure to entertain all day long!
Tequila and Tacos is an upbeat event that will bring an authentic fiesta and unique flavors from some of La Quinta's finest restaurants. Restaurants will have tequila tastings and tacos at a special price, all while enjoying mariachi music in the heart of Old Town.
Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club Through Apr. 1 Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities in the Desert during the winter months! Visitors can also enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm andSunday at 10am on the patio at the Cantina. Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / 50950 Madison Street, Indio Contact: 760-831-7656 / www.eldoradopoloclub.com
El Paseo Art Walk Feb. 2 Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! You can also enjoy a free docent lead or self-guided tour of the current exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Time/Place: 4-8pm / El Paseo Contact: www.elpaseoartwalk.com
Desert Mountains Art Faire Feb. 3 Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains! Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center Contact: 760-568-9918 / www.desertmountains.org
Living Desert Cheetah Run Feb. 3 Race through The Living Desert and enjoy all the many sights and sounds it has to offer. See Bighorn sheep, zebras, camels, and cheetahs enjoying the beauty of their surroundings. Time/Place: 7:30am-Noon / The Living Desert, Palm Desert Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org
Swing ‘N Hops Street Party Feb. 3 This outdoor event brings together swing music performed by a live band, craft beer gardens, gourmet food booths, a classic car show with cars from the 1920s – 1940s, a swing dance party complete with instruction and era specific fashion. Time/Place: 1-5pm / El Paseo, Palm Desert Contact: www.palm-desert.org/events/swing-n-hops
Palm Springs Speaks - Deepak Chopra Feb. 3 He is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including 25 New York Times bestsellers. Time/Place: 7:30pm / Richards Center for the Arts Contact: www.palmspringsspeaks.org
Art on Main Street Feb. 3 & 17 Previously known as “Art Under the Umbrellas,” the event series, which is an 11-year tradition in La Quinta, will continue under the management of Old Town La Quinta LLC an premier sponsor The City of La Quinta, in support of artists and the larger community. Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta Contact: www.laquintaca.gov
Art Walk & Wine Tasting Feb. 7 Every first Wednesday of the month through April. Guests can stroll through the various galleries to view fine and original art including contemporary paintings, glass sculptures, bronze works, and other art genres, while also visiting other shops at The Art Place. In addition, proceeds from gallery and shop sales will benefit “Loving All Animals.” Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Art Place: 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert Contact: 760-776-2268 / www.artplacepd.com
Palm Desert Senior Games and International Sports Festival Feb. 7-11 Over 1,000 athletes from all over the U.S. and Canada for the first California Senior Games of the year. Golf, pickleball, swimming, volleyball, soccer, table tennis and track and field events are just some of the events offered to competitors ages 35 and up. Time/Place: Palm Desert Community Center Contact: www.myrecreationdistrict.com/valley-fun/senior-games
Toast to LQ Feb. 9 Treat yourself to a night out in the heart of La Quinta. A Toast To LQ provides a dapper yet fun atmosphere that pairs fine wines from Fess Parker with quality hors d’oeuvres. The background is complimented with feel good tunes from a jazz band which is sure to entertain all night long. Wine tastings and hors d’oeurves are included with admission. This event is for ages 21 and over only. Time/Place: 6-9pm / La Quinta Museum: 77-885 Avenida Montezuma Contact: https://toast2lq.eventbrite.com
Tour de Palm Springs Feb. 9-10 A CVSPIN-sponsored event designed to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. Each year the organizers hope to support more than 100 local charities. The famous weather, gorgeous mountain scenery and thousands of bike riders, make the Tour de Palm Springs a fundraising event like no other! Contact: www.tourdepalmsprings.com
2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road Feb. 10 Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
Taste of Jalisco Festival Feb. 10 Free admission and parking, live entertainment, food court, kid zone, car show, fireworks show, outdoor market, tequila tasting, horse show, Mariachis, Aztec dancers and VIP seating. Time/Place: 11am-9pm / Cathedral City Downtown Festival Lawn Contact: www.tasteofjalisco.com
Blast from the Past Party Feb. 10 Presented by The Historical Society of Palm Desert. Celebrate the history of Palm Desert with great music, stories and dances from each decade. Admission includes pizza, beverage, show, DJ and no host bar. Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / Shadow Mountain Golf Club, Palm Desert Contact: 760-346-6588 / www.palmdesertblast.com
Dr. George Car Show Feb. 10 A spectacular array of eye-popping machines that are among the best in the country. Attendees will also be delighted by the food, music, vendors, and raffles. This amazing show celebrates the memory of Dr. Sebastian George, one of the Coachella Valley’s most beloved and selfless oncologists and co-founder of the non-profit Desert Cancer Foundation. Time/Place: Indian Wells Tennis Garden: 78200 Miles Avenue Contact: www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com
New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5K Feb. 11 The oldest half marathon in the Coachella Valley. 5K: The 5K run takes place on a completely closed course, and is incredibly flat and fast. 1k kids run: For kids 4 to 13. Time/Place: 7am / Palm Desert Civic Center Park Contact: 760-568-9697 / www.palmdeserthalfmarathon.com
Modernism Week Feb. 15-25 Celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design. More than 250 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. Contact: www.modernismweek.com
Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Feb. 16-25 You’ll cheer for the daredevil riders at the ever-popular Camel and Ostrich races, experience the thrills and chills of carnival rides, dig into fantastic food and fair treats, browse through arts and crafts booths, and see some big headliners perform all your favorite songs. Time/Place: Riverside County Fairgrounds: 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio Contact: 800-811-FAIR / www.datefest.org
Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival Feb. 17 Join us to enjoy over 200 incredible wines and cuisine from 15 of Rancho Mirage’s very best chefs. Award winning wineries will be pouring their world-class wines. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, wine, food and live upbeat music – at the classiest wine and food festival under the sun! Time/Place: 12-4pm / Rancho Mirage Community Park Contact: 760-324-4511 / www.RMwineandfood.com
Palm Desert Greek Festival Feb. 17-18 Enjoy authentic Greek Food, Appetizers, Pastries, Greek Beer & Wine, Ouzo & Metaxa Greek brandy and coffee. Kids Zone, live Greek Bouzouki Music, Traditional Greek Dancing, Greek Grocery and book store, souvenir Agora (Market) with unique Mediterranean vendors and Greek novelties. Time/Place: 11am-8pm / St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert: 74109 Larrea Contact: 760-568-9901 / www.pdgreekfest.org
Arnold Palmer Celebrity Invitational of the Desert Feb. 17-19 Hosted by Grant Fuhr. Two days of golf, three nights of parties, celebrities, friends and raising money to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Make-a-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter & Loving All Animals, Inc. Time/Place: Desert Willow Golf Resort Contact: 760-346-0015 / https://birdeasepro.com/apcinvitational
Desert Art Festival Feb. 17-19 Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com
Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Feb. 17-19 & 22-25 The nation’s largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tourney, featuring 50 top Division I teams. The lineup of teams includes UCLA, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and the Japan National Team, plus many more. Time/Place: Big League Dreams Complex, Cathedral City Contact: 760-324-5600 / https://marynutterclassic.wordpress.com
Rancho Mirage Music in the Park Series Feb. 18 & 24 Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on the 18th and Diane Schuur on the 24th. All concerts are FREE to the public with open seating on a first come, first served basis. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Free parking is available at the park and adjacent to the park along San Jacinto Drive. Time/Place: 7-8:30pm / Rancho Mirage Amphitheater Contact: 760-324-4511 x273 / www.ranchomirageca.gov
Cathedral City Movies in the Park Feb. 24 The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on aSaturday evening every month between November and May. Tonight’s movie is “Despicable Me 3.” You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand. Time/Place: 7-9pm / Downtown Festival Lawn Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
ARTWALK at Indian Wells Feb. 24-25 Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art. Time/Place: 10am-4pm / 74738 Hwy 111 Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com
Rancho Mirage Speaker Series Feb. 27 Lara Logan: Television/Radio Journalist, War Correspondent, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News and CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent. Time/Place: 7pm / Eishower Medical Center: Helene Galen Auditorium Contact: www.ranchomirageca.gov/2017-speaker-series
VillageFest Every Thursday Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive Contact: www.villagefest.org
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9 Cities Blook Drive
July 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The City of La Quinta is hosting a blood drive on saturday at the La Quinta Wellness Center as part of the 9 Cities Challenge. Coachella Valley Communities are going head-to-head to collect the most blood at the local hospital patients. For more Information, Click Here
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Community Services Classes & Programs: July & August
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La Quinta Wellness Center
Voice Overs Instructor Lisa Foster
Sat., July 15 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Fee: $45
This could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you've ever spent as you learn to use your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more! Learn a unique outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there. Your instructor Lisa Foster has years of experience in all aspects of the industry. Pre-registration required.
Yoga Instructor Joseph Nicolas
Mon. & Wed., July 5 to 31 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Fee: $64
Harmonize your breath with movement, and quiet your mind for inner peace. Strengthen your body and increase your range of motion. A practice for any age. Your Instructor offers pose modifications for many yoga levels.
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The La Quinta Wellness Center is available for private rentals! This facility is perfect for your wedding reception, birthday party, company gathering, banquet, neighborhood event, family reunion, or other social event. The multi-purpose room has a capacity of 200 and includes tables and chairs for up to 200 people. An elevated stage and dance floor are included; large kitchen is available for additional fee. Call (760) 777-7090 for more information and pricing.