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If you’re looking for some fun things to see and do around the Coachella Valley in August, this August Coachella Valley Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might help:

CVRM’s 10th Annual Backpack Bonanza | Through Aug. 7 | Select Drop Off Locations

Thousands of children in the Coachella Valley will face the coming school year without the supplies needed to complete class assignments and do their homework. CVRM’s goal this year is to fill at least 2,500 backpacks with all the supplies a child will need for a successful school year. Please see website for a list of needed supplies and drop off locations. For more information: 760-347-3512 | www.CVRM.org

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage | Through Aug. 18 | Select Rancho Mirage restaurants

The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed up once again to kick off the 4th Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, an event whereby participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials. Get your wristbands today to participate and enjoy $4 appetizers, desserts and/or drinks. A portion of proceeds benefit Coachella Valley charities and your local chamber of commerce. For more information: 760-568-9351 | www.tasteofsummerranchomirage.com

Final Campout with Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven | Aug. 1-3 | Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown

This year this event is adding a fourth night. Wednesday (July 31) afternoon/evening is the Campout Tailgate which will not take place in Pioneertown but in equally unique and quirky settings in the area. This will be ticketed separately. Thurs night theme: Ponchos. Friday night theme: Black. Saturday night theme: White. The Joshua Tree Palm Springs area is full of all kinds of unusual and historic places. For more information: 760-365-5956 | www.crackersoul.com

Free Summer Family Movie Series | Aug. 1, 6 & 8, 13 & 15 at 10am | Tristone Palm Desert 10 Cinemas

Free family flicks at 10am all summer long. Plus, look for our special character meet-and-greet showings and with any food and drink combo purchase receive a free toy for your little one. The movies are: August 1 – “Paddington 2”; August 6 & 8 – “Teen Titans Go to the Movies”; and August 13 & 15 – “Minions”. For more information: 760-346-2121 | www.westfield.com/palmdesert/events/all-events/summer-movie-series/53216

Bowl-a-thon | Aug. 3 from 10:30am-2pm | Palm Springs Lanes, Cathedral City

Enjoy a beautiful family event, raising funds and awareness! Eat, play and bid on some amazing silent auction items! Corporate sponsorships available. The UCPIE Bowl-a-thon supports UCPIE’s adaptive bike and seven after school programs for children and adults living with cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and other special needs. For more information: 310-709-3936 | www.ucpie.org

Musical Theater: Life, Love & Hollywood | Aug. 3 at 7pm | Coachella Valley Repertory Theater, Cathedral City

Christopher Carothers brings CVRep his new Cabaret show Life, Love, and Hollywood – a musical memoir with Musical Direction by Sam Kriger that reflects Chris’s growing up in a famous Hollywood home environment. For more information: 760-296-2966 | www.cvrep.org

Craft Beer Weekend | Aug. 3-4 from 12-3pm | Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs

Celebrating the micro-brewers, hop heads, cask masters and maltsters who make the world a better place for beer lovers everywhere is on the calendar, with over 30 participating craft breweries pouring golden elixirs all weekend. Beers poured will be different both days. For more information: www.acehotel.com

The Bell - Taco Bell Pop-Up Hotel | Aug. 8-12 | 333 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Fans will delight as they discover Taco Bell branding throughout the hotel’s rooms, pool, outdoor bar and even standard hotel amenities. The Bell will serve up an array of food, entertainment, activities and much more, making this the can’t-miss summer destination of 2019. No two days will be the same, featuring performances by Feed the Beat® artists, dive-in movies or our first-ever “Freeze Lounge,” inspired by Mountain Dew® Baja Blast™, which will offer frosty beverages and a chill lounge. For more information: www.tacobell.com/the-bell-hotel

Splash House | Aug. 9-11 | Renaissance Palm Springs, The Saguaro Hotel & Pool & Riviera Palm Springs

Weekend 2 of Splash House 2019...bringing the best in house music to three resorts in Palm Springs: the Renaissance Palm Springs, The Saguaro Hotel & Pool, and the Riviera Palm Springs. Splash House is what you get when you mix up fun-loving people, with some rocking pool parties, and an escape to sunny Palm Springs, California. For more information: www.splashhouse.com

Elvis Tribute Show | Aug. 17 from 1-5pm | Alexander Estate: 1350 Ladera Circle

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Elvis at The Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs. Live entertainment, air-conditioned comfort, relax by the pool with refreshments. For more information: 760-322-1192 | www.elvisinpalmsprings.com

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus | Aug. 25 at 2pm | Coachella Valley Repertory Theater, Cathedral City

Since 1999, PSGMC has given back to its community through anti-bullying grants, collecting household items for those less fortunate, and singing at Desert AIDS Walk and the opening of the LGBT Community Center. In addition the chorus has performed for PS Pride, Cathedral City LGBT Days, and Arenas Halloween Street Party. In November 2016, PSGMC was recognized as the Organization of the Year by Palm Springs Pride. For more information: 760-296-2966 | www.cvrep.org

Palm Springs “Dive-in” Movie | Aug. 30 at 6pm | ARRIVE Palm Springs

Tonight’s movie is “The Goonies.” Watch your favorite films poolside the last Friday of every month at dusk. This event is free and open to the public. Candy will be provided. For more information: 760-507-1650 | www.arrivehotels.com

Maclin’s Open Air Market | Every Wed. & Sat. from 4-10pm | Riverside County Fairground, Indio

More than 400 vendors and thousands of shoppers. Regional cuisine and various snack foods are available. Parking is free and a small admission fee is charged to shoppers. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information: www.maclinmarkets.com

29 Palm Certified Farmers’ Market | Every Saturday from 8am-1pm | Bucklin Park, Twentynine Palms

Come to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning for fresh produce, live music and local arts & crafts. Meet your local farmers and buy your fruits and vegetables for the week knowing it comes straight from the farm to your shopping bag. For more information: 760-367-3445 | www.29chamber.org/

Palm Springs Indoor Certified Farmer’s Market | Every Saturday - June 15th – Sept. 21st from 8am-12:30pm | Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S. Pavilion Way

Enjoy your favorite summer varieties of fruit and veggies, ripe from the field, plus a new bakery, fresh made smoothies and relaxing chair massage. The CFMCV’s farms are regionally based, most within 100 miles of Palm Desert. In addition to warm weather fruits and vegetables, the market offers a mouthwatering array of other products including farm raised eggs, honey, flowers, prepared foods, chocolates, soaps, and more. Plus live “music to shop by”, including performances by local youth camps, will liven up the cool and casual experience. For more information: 844–732-7628 | www.certifiedfarmersmarkets.org

VillageFest | Every Thursday from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest! For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Saturday & Sunday from 7am-2pm | 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert

With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more. For more information: 760-636-7957 | http://codaastreetfair.com

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