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Looking for some fun things to see and do around the Coachella Valley in February? Then our February 2019 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might give you some ideas: 

Sunday Polo Games | Through Mar. 31 at 12pm & 2pm | Empire Polo Club, Indio

Games are open to the public with a $20 parking fee per car. General admission includes bleacher seats and field-side tailgate spots on the east side of Field 1. Food and beverage service is available on site. VIP seating is available for an additional charge on the west side of Field 1. VIP Cabanas, tables and couches are available and open to the public. For more information: www.empirepolo.com

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival | Jan. 30-Feb. 1 | Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory

Writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Our writers are all experts in their field, distinguished historians, respected journalists and gifted storytellers. Tom Hanks will make a special appearance to discuss his book “Uncommon Type: Some Stories.” For more information: www.rmwritersfest.org

Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival | Jan. 30-Feb. 2 | Rancho Mirage Amphitheater & Community Park

Sip, swirl and savor a selection of more than 200 handcrafted wines from top tier wineries and cuisine from 15 top local chefs. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass for unlimited tastings and a variety of gourmet appetizers, cheeses, artisan breads and olive oils. The event also supports local charities with a silent auction. Must be 21 to attend. For more information: www.ranchomiragewineandfoodfestival.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Feb. 2 from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Mediums 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! For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.DesertMountains.org

Swing ‘N Hops Street Party | Feb. 2 from 1-5pm | El Paseo Shopping District, Palm Desert

You’ll be swinging to the live music of the San Andreas Sisters, hopping into speakeasies for craft beer (as well as wine and other cold adult beverages), and enjoying family fun. Food trucks, swing dance lessons from Limonadas Dance Company, a dance and costume contest, interactive art, kid-friendly craft tables, classic cars, and more! For more information: 760-568-1441 | www.swingnhopspd.com

Art on Main Street | Feb. 2 & 16 from 10am-4pm | Old Town La Quinta

Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. They are set amidst Main Street’s charming cafes and boutiques. Barry Minniefield from The Voice performs live at every show this season. For more information: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Battle of the Badges | Feb. 8 at 6:30pm | Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage

A public safety boxing event that unites Peace Officers, Firefighters, and Military Personnel in a competitive sportsmanship boxing competition. For more information: 888-999-1995| www.hotwatercasino.com

Toast to LQ | Feb. 8 from 6-9pm | La Quinta Museum

A fun atmosphere and pairs fine wines with quality hors d’oeuvres. Complimenting the wine and food will be a live 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. All proceeds benefit the La Quinta Historical Society. For more information: www.playinlaquinta.com

Taste of Jalisco Festival | Feb. 9 from 11am-9pm | Downtown Festival Lawn, Cathedral City

Celebrates the sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine. Live musical and dance entertainment, Mexican-inspired food, tequila tasting, dancing horse show, kid zone, outdoor market and fireworks show. For more information: 760-770-0340 | www.tasteofjalisco.com

Brew At The Zoo | Feb. 9 from 6:30-9:30pm | The Living Desert, Palm Desert

Craft beer fans will love the selection of tastings from some of the finest specialty brews around. Enjoy premium wines, non-alcoholic beverages and 10+ food trucks. The evening also includes entertainment with several live music stages throughout the grounds. The African section of the park will be open for guests to explore and see animals such as zebras, cheetahs, and oryx. For more information: www.livingdesert.org

Tour de Palm Springs | Feb. 9 | Palm Canyon Drive, Downtown Palm Springs

Choose from five routes ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles long. Bike rentals are available. There’s fun to be had for walkers too, with both a 1-mile and 3-mile walk option. Presented By: CVSPIN, Inc. dba Tour de Palm Springs & Patriot Ride for our Heroes. For more information: 760-674-4700 | www.tourdepalmsprings.com

HEARTbeat of Love Luncheon | Feb. 9 from 11am-1:30pm | Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Benefits Mama’s House, the only residential home in the Coachella Valley providing shelter for women in crises pregnancies. Invited Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. Live auction, high-quality gift packages, jewelry, clothing and artwork at the silent auction held in the ballroom foyer just before the doors open for the luncheon. For more information: 844-232-8622 | www.themamashouse.org

Desert X | Feb. 9-Apr. 21 | Various locations in Greater Palm Springs

A site-specific biennial art exhibition that first took place in the Spring of 2017. Artists from different parts of the world were invited to make work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley. The desert is a blank canvas upon which contemporary artists can project their vision and create from the extraordinary natural objects around them. For more information: www.desertx.org

New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5K | Feb. 10 from 7-11am | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Both courses include scenic views of the surrounding, snow-capped mountains. Run or walk as an individual or as a member of a two or threeperson relay team. Each participant receives a race t-shirt, finisher medal, post-race food, goodie bag, and one complimentary beer. For more information: 949-444-2365 | www.palmdeserthalfmarathon.com

Indio Annual Health & Wellness Fair | Feb. 12 from 9am-12:30pm | Indio Senior Center

Open to the community featuring health resources, nutrition services, giveaways, free opportunity drawings and prizes, refreshments and snacks. For more information: www.indio.org

Desert Town Hall Speakers | Feb. 12 | Desert Town Hall, Indian Wells

Dana Perino: Former White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Host of FOX’s The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. A selection of designed seating arrangements are: dinner seating, reserved, Emerald Select, Diamond, patron, special friend and sponsor. Call for ticket availability. For more information: www.deserttownhall.org

Modernism Week | Feb. 14-24 | Various Locations throughout Palm Springs

An annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, 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. For more information: www.modernismweek.com

Art Palm Springs | Feb. 15-17 - Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm | Palm Springs Convention Center

Over 70 galleries from the U.S. and around the world exhibiting works from over 300 artists all under one roof representing paintings, sculpture, photography and other visual arts. Don’t miss what 14,000 people called The Arts Event of the Year in Palm Springs. For more information: www.art-palmsprings.com

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival | Feb. 15-24 from 10am-10pm | 82503 Highway 111, Indio

Nightly musical pageant, headline entertainment, Monster Truck and BMX shows, camel and ostrich races, date and produce displays, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and great fair food. Visit the website to view the complete schedule and purchase tickets. Carnival open until midnight on weekends. For more information: www.datefest.org

Greater Palm Springs Desert Woman’s Show | Feb. 16 from 10am-5pm | Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Attended by thousands, the Expo offers a full vendor hall, daily fashion shows, keynote speakers, interactive Chef Demonstrations and a dynamic food and wine tasting area. For more information: 760-285-3903 | www.desertwomansshow.com

Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival | Feb. 16 from 11am-4pm | Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Offers attendees relaxation and a cornucopia of tasty food, wine and spirits. Guests also enjoy a variety of local talent while sampling everything from pizza to sushi, craft beers, specialty toffee and even Nothing Bundt Cakes. For more information: 760-902-9532 | www.greaterpalmspringsfoodandwine.com

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball | Feb. 16 at 6pm | JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Fun, Food & Frivolity. Featuring the Zippers, voted number one dance band in the USA by National Music Awards. Strolling performers – stilt walkers, jugglers, costumed actors. Exquisite New Orleans Food from Marriott Chefs. Classic Mardi Gras Signature Drink - The Hurricane. Party favors - beads & doubloons. Silent auction items and raffle. For more information: 760-341-2883 x78140 | www.desertmardigras.com

Palm Desert Greek Festival | Feb. 16-17 from 11am-8pm | St. George Church: 74109 Larrea St.

Live Greek Bouzouki music and traditional Greek dancing. Authentic Greek food, appetizers, and those heavenly pastries. Greek beer and wine, Ouzo and Metaxa Greek brandy and Greek coffee. Hercules Kids Zone. Souvenir Agora (Market) with unique Mediterranean vendors. Complimentary church tours with Byzantine Art and Mosaic iconography. For more information: www.pdgreekfest.org

Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic | Feb. 21-24 | Big League Dreams, Cathedral City

The nation’s largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tourney, featuring more than 25 top Division I teams. For more information: www.marynutterclassic.com

Palm Springs Classic Car Auction | Feb. 22-24 from 10am-7pm|/ Palm Springs Convention Center

Classic car show and auction of 600 classic cars crossing the auction block. General public and dealers welcome. Prices from just $2,000 to over $250,000. Friday is free all day. For more information: 760-320-3290 | www.classic-carauction.com

Parade and Town Fair | Feb. 23 from 11am-6pm | Palm Canyon Drive

Following the Parade our annual Town Fair will be held at Frances Stevens Park. Join us in Downtown Palm Springs. For more information: www.palmspringsca.gov

La Quinta Hot Rod & Custom Car Show | Feb. 23 from 11am-4pm | La Quinta Community Park

Event admission is free and open to the public. Entertainment, food, drinks and a beer garden will be available at this family friendly event. This year the show will be recognizing several prize-winning categories, including Best Street Rod, Best Classic, Best Muscle Car, Best Sports Car, and more. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.lqcarshow.com

“Hollywood’s Biggest Night” Party | Feb. 24 at 4pm | Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs

In celebration of the 91st annual Academy Awards. The glittering evening will include signature ‘orange carpet’ arrivals featuring a group of paparazzi, and a special greeting from dynamic hostess and local celebrity, Bella da Ball. Benefiting AIDS Assistance Program – Food Samaritans. For more information: www.aapfoodsamaritans.org

Desert Wedding & Quinceanera EXPO | Feb. 24 from 11am-2pm | DoubleTree by Hilton, Cathedral City

A unique look into the Palm Springs area wedding scene, with vendors joining the expo floor from across the valley. For more information: www.gcvcc.org

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