Let’s see if April showers bring May flowers here in the Coachella Valley. Looking for things to see or do here in the Coachella Valley in April? Look no further because our colleagues Catherine, Dawn and Valori at First America Title have just released their April Calendar Of Events. Some highlights:

Glow In The Park | Select Evenings Through Apr. 28 from 6:30-10pm | The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert

Step into a magical world of lights, lanterns and animals this spring! With more than a hundred Chinese lanterns, hand crafted by artisans, Glow in the Park showcases the wonders of wildlife from across the globe and throughout time. Larger-than-life displays inspired by the beauty of nature, dozens of interactive installations, and endless enchanting photo ops. We’ve been twice already and can honestly say that it is an amazing event. For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

Desert Town Hall Presents Karl Rove | Apr. 1 from 6-9pm | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa

Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. For more information: 760-610-2852 | www.deserttownhall.org

Police & Fire Appreciation Luncheon | Apr. 2 from 11:30am-1pm | Palm Springs Convention Center

Palm Springs residents, here’s your chance to thank your police and fire department members for their service. Hosted by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. For more information: 760-325-1577 | www.pschamber.org

Palm Springs Movies In The Park | Apr. 2, 16, & 30 at 7pm | Palm Springs Downtown Park

Movies under the stars. On April 2nd, catch “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”. On April 16th, it’s time for “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”. Lastly, on April 30th you can watch “The Sandlot”. For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.psculturalcenter.org

Rock the Park Tribute Band Series | Apr. 3 at 7pm | Palm Springs Downtown Park

Tonight's performance is The Garth Guy Show-a Tribute to Garth Brooks. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live entertainment in our beautiful new downtown park. Co-Producer James Elliott Entertainment has more than 20 years of experience in the music industry. His company books acts at several casinos, and currently provides tribute bands to the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series. For more information: www.pschamber.org

El Paseo Cruise Night | Apr. 5 from 2-5pm | The Gardens on El Paseo

Begin arriving with your car at the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commence Parking Lot on El Paseo & Highway 111 at 2:00pm. If you don’t own a car to Cruise with, come and view the cars. At 4:00pm we will have a few announcements and introduce our Guest MC for the evening. Then at 4:15pm – time to Cruise! For more information: www.elpaseocruisenight.com

Desert Legends Palm Springs - The Legendary Women's Weekend | Apr. 5-7

Cocktail Party, Corday Concert, Golf Tournament, Pickleball Tournament, Liquid Brunch, Live Comedy, DJs and Dancing, and more! Buy your tickets now before they sell out! The event is taking over the entire Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort Legend course, and playing 18 holes, scramble with shotgun start. They are also taking over the entire 360 Lounge inside Agua Caliente casino for this fabulous schmooze fest which includes first drink free and delicious hors d'oeuvre buffet. You're in for an incredible show at the Cascade Lounge, right after the Cocktail Kickoff at Agua Caliente Casino! For more information: www.desertlegends.net

Water Lantern Festival | Apr. 6 from 4:30-8:30pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

A beautiful evening filled with music, activities, food trucks, vendors, and lots of other fun. Come enjoy a beautiful, peaceful night out. The event lasts 4 hours, and concludes with a beautiful lantern launch onto the body of water at sunset. All lanterns will be cleaned up after the event by our awesome staff. In addition, we pick up any trash that may have previously been in or around the water. The lanterns are made from rice paper and wood so they are as eco-friendly as possible and we reuse and recycle the LED candles. For more information: www.waterlanternfestival.com

Cathedral City Community Shredding Event | Apr. 6 from 8-9am | Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza

Bring all your sensitive documents, including legal documents, medical records, financial statements, tax records, and more! Limited to Cathedral City residents only. Proof of residency is required. Limit of 5 banker-sized boxes per resident or household. No businesses allowed. Witness the entire shredding process on-site and ensure your documents are securely destroyed. Arrive early as the event ends once the shredding truck is filled to capacity. For more information: 760-770-0396 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

Opera In The Park | Apr. 7 at 5pm | Sunrise Park, Palm Springs

Come experience OPERA IN THE PARK. This year marks the 25th Anniversary for this community concert in Sunrise Park. The concert will begin at 5pm and feature Alaysha Fox, Krista Pape, Erin Alford, Corey Hable, Jésus Leon, Ryan Wolf, Catherine Miller and the CVCV Chorus. For more information: https://palmspringsoperaguild.org/

CASBO Annual Conference & California School Business Expo | Apr. 7-10 | Palm Springs Convention Center

Connect, learn, and grow with 2,000+ California school business professionals during the 2024 CASBO Annual Conference and School Business Expo! For more information: 916-447-3783 | www.casbo.org

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival | Apr. 12-14 & 19-21 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

Each year, the Coachella lineup skillfully weaves together familiar music festival headliners, unexpected reunions, and emerging buzz bands, creating an eclectic and unforgettable experience. Discover the full lineup for Coachella 2024 and stay updated on schedule information, must-see performances, and related events. Lana Del Rey, Tyler, The Creator and, Doja Cat will rock the stage at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival along with over 100 other musicians in 2024.  For more information: https://www.coachella.com/

Classic Club Wine Expo | Apr. 13 from 11am-2pm | 75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert

Enjoy 18 tables of wines from around the world, as well as delicious regional food stations. Reservations required. $75 per person at the door, $60 per person prepaid online. For more information: 760-601-3600 | www.dinebellatrix.com

Joshua Tree Desert-Wise Landscape Tour | Apr. 21 | 60124 29 Palms Highway

Explore native plants, drought-tolerant techniques, and unique designs in Morongo Basin gardens. Register online at mbconservation.org or in person at the Mojave Desert Land Trust HQ. Don’t miss this showcase of sustainability and artistic expression in the Joshua Tree hi-desert style. For more information: 760-366-9862 | www.mbconservation.org

Indian Wells State of the City | Apr. 23 from 8-11am | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

The City of Indian Wells City Council will present information on a variety of topics impacting the local resident, business and tourism communities, and conclude with their Annual Hospitality Awards, recognizing stellar employees at each of their Resort Partner properties. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Ophelia Project 2024 Luncheon | Apr. 25 | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Join the celebration as Ophelia Project marks a milestone in transforming the lives of local adolescent girls through its mentoring program since 1998. The Gala honors the achievements of Ophelia Girls and their mentors, showcasing the positive impact made in the Coachella Valley community. Be part of the joyous occasion and support the continued growth of this impactful program. For more information: 760-776-1600 | www.jfkfoundation.org

Stagecoach Country Music Festival | Apr. 26-28 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

Tens of thousands of country music fans dust off their cowboy boots and hats for the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Held the weekend after Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival’s last hurrah, the event features three days of western fun, from dance halls and vintage shopping markets to the concerts themselves (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and Morgan Wallen will headline the 2024 Stagecoach Country Music Festival). For more information: www.stagecoachfestival.com

First Wednesday Art Walk | First Wednesdays from 5-7pm | 2652 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs

Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs. We have an amazing assortment of original art for all tastes and budgets – paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more by locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists. For more information: www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Southwest Food Fest | Fridays from 5-9pm | 44175 Washington Street, Indian Wells

Dine with family and friends with good music, movies, and other activities on Friday nights at Coachella Valley's premier food truck event. For more information: 951-551-6233 | www.southwestfoodfest.org

Friday Nights on Pierson | Fridays from 6-10pm | 66379 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of flavors from some of the best food trucks in town! Whether you’re craving juicy burgers, sizzling tacos, or savory BBQ, we’ve got you covered. Don’t miss out on this delicious opportunity! Bring your friends, family, and appetites for an evening filled with delicious food, great company, a variety of vendors, and a fantastic atmosphere. For more information: 760-329-6411 | www.cityofdhs.org

VillageFest | Thursdays 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: For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org

The In-Flight Experience | Saturday April 6th & 20th from 5-7:30pm | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

Take a vacay with Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, and First Class Service...without leaving home. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com/events

Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market - Outdoor | Saturdays Oct.-May from 8am-1pm | Palm Springs Cultural Center

One of several Certified Farmer's Markets taking place in the Coachella Valley during the week. For more information: www.certifiedfarmersmarkets.org

The Lofts Art Walk | Second Saturdays from 5-8pm | The Lofts Art District, Palm Springs

During the Art Walk, the district comes alive with energy and creativity. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the various galleries and studios, interact with artists, and view a wide array of artwork. For more information: www.facebook.com/p/The-Lofts-Arts-District-100085460859372

Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Market | Sundays Oct.-Apr. from 8am-1pm | 72559 Hwy 111

One of several Certified Farmer's Markets taking place in the Coachella Valley during the week. For more information: www.certifiedfarmersmarkets.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Saturdays & Sundays from 8am-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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