Get Ahead of Festival Season!

It’s always festival season in the desert! Plan for amazing music and food experiences this fall and plan ahead for 2018! From Joshua Tree to the Coachella Valley, add these great festivals to your to-do:

Festival Season


Joshua Tree Music Festival: October 5 – 8

This all-ages family-friendly music festival includes everything from a hip, eclectic mix of electro-funk’n groove sounds to soulful melodies from around the world. Bring the whole family to enjoy music, art, group yoga sessions and a large list of fun activities in “Kidsville”!

Desert Oasis: October 7-8

Enjoy the eclectic lineup of musical artists at this two-day festival and enjoy everything from reggae, ska, rap and Latin sounds. It’s the inaugural year of this epic festival and it’s happening on the famous polo fields that also host Coachella and Stagecoach. Desert Oasis is all-ages, so bring the whole family to enjoy music and a fantastic variety of food vendors.

Indio California BBQ State Championship & Festival – November 4

The festival will feature pit masters from across the nation competing for the best barbecue to win up to $10,000.  Enjoy an exciting family-friendly day of scrumptious food and fun! From barbecue contests and craft beer to live music and kids’ activities, you’ll have a blast at the 3rd Annual BBQ State Championship & Festival.

Cabazon Indio Powwow: November 24-26

Join the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians to celebrate cultural traditions on their Indio reservation. This educational and exciting festival is fun for the whole family. The festival focuses on different types of dances – social dances called Intertribals, healing rituals and celebrations of triumph. Join in on games and taste the delicious array of native dishes, along with shopping the bazaar of authentic tribal arts and crafts.

International Tamale Festival: December 2-3

Delight in the cultural flavors at this year’s International Tamale Festival. It’s a fun day for the whole family where visitors can revel in shopping and all-day entertainment including traditional Folklorico dancing and line dancing.

Festival Season - Tamale Festival

Indio Winterfest: December 16

Join the city of Indio in their holiday tradition that brings the community together with food, fun and entertainment. Enjoy holiday tree lighting, vibrant decorations, carolers and kids’ activities that are sure to get your loved ones in the holiday spirit!



Coachella: April 13-15, April 20-22

Experience the most famous and cutting edge musical artists at Coachella, along with fantastic visual art displays and sweet and savory food vendors. From pop, rock, alternative and EDM, you’ll find something for everyone at this world-renowned festival.

Festival Season - Coachella

Stagecoach: April 27-29

Join in on Stagecoach, the premier country music festival, celebrating country music’s top performing artists including Nashville stars and legends, and enjoy the country music culture and delicious food vendors. You’ll hear the best of country, alternative country, bluegrass and folk.

Festival Season - Stagecoach

Are you ready to dance in the desert? Get ahead of festival season and be close to the music, food and fun by booking your getaway today! Receive exclusive savings by staying at popular resorts in Palm Springs, Indio and Rancho Mirage. Book online or call a Vacation Specialist at (866) 325-6295.

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