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Kick off the New Year with some of the many fun events and activities happening in the Coachella Valley in January. Here’s a sampling, courtesy of our fun-loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori, at First American Title:

Palm Springs Vintage Market | Jan. 1 from 7 AM to 2 PM | Camelot Theater, Palm Springs

Here’s the place for Mid Century Modern, Vintage Americana, Retro Fun Finds, Food and Entertainment. The first Sunday of every month from October to May. For more information: 760-534-7968 | www.palmspringsvintagemarket.com

First Wednesday Art Walk | Jan. 4 from 5 to 8 PM | 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

Desert Circuit | Jan. 4 to 8, 11 to 15, & 18 to 22 | Desert International Horse Park, Thermal

The Desert Circuit is eight weeks of USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5*/6* Jumpers running from mid-January through mid-March with one week off in mid-February. The circuit draws thousands of equestrians to the premier Southern California show grounds. For more information: 442-200-4919 | www.deserthorsepark.com

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show | Jan. 5 to 8 - See website for schedule | Empire Polo Club, Indio

One of the most prestigious dog shows in the world and is considered the opening event of the dog show year in the west coast. The Bradshaw Family tradition of superintending dog shows started in 1898 with Jack Bradshaw, and continues through four generations of their family. For more information: www.tkcps.org

Palm Springs International Film Festival | Jan. 5 to 16 - See website for schedule | Various Locations

One of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over thousands of attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents. Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers events and film screenings featuring films from 60+ countries. For more information: 760-322-2930 | www.psfilmfest.org

First Friday Art Walk | Jan. 6 from 5 to 8 PM | Perez Art District, Cathedral City

Visitors can meander down the street, visiting artists in their studios to not only see where the art is created but to also buy art directly from the artists. Visitors will see a wide range of artistic practices including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and ceramics. For more information: www.facebook.com/ThePerezArtDistrict

El Paseo Cruise Nights | Jan. 6 & 20 from 2 to 5 PM | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

Come on down – get the car out of the garage, load up the family & join us! For more information: 760-346-8965 | www.elpaseocruisenight.com

Desert Mountains Art Fair | Jan. 7 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Held the first Saturday of each month. For more information: 760-862-9984 | https://www.desertmountains.org/calendar/artfair1-7

Art on Main Street | Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18 and Mar. 11 & 25 from 10 AM to 4 PM | Main Street, Old Town La Quinta

Featuring over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Street’s charming cafes and boutiques. For more information: 760-600-0758 | www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Family Motor Coach Assoc. Western Rally | Jan. 11 to 15 | Riverside County Fairgrounds, Indio                    

In the Land of Oz is the theme of this year’s rally. With approximately 109,000 members, the FMCA is the world’s largest motor-home owners group. Participants gather to socialize, view exhibits, attend seminars, and enjoy quality entertainment. For more information: www.wafmca.com

Desert Kids Fun Fest | Jan. 14 from 10 Am to 2 PM| Palm Desert Civic Center Park

There will be plenty of activities for the kids along with food trucks to satisfy your hunger. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains in partnership with the Desert Recreation District, City of Palm Desert, Children’s Discovery Museum and Desert Sands Unified School District. For more information: 760-568-9918 | https://www.desertmountains.org/calendar/2023kidsfunfest

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival | Jan. 14 to 15 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

A co-ed lacrosse event power packed with competitive club teams from across North America. Teams are comprised of middle and high school players. The event is free and open to the public. For more information: www.sandstormlacrosse.com

The American Express PGA Golf Tournament | Jan. 16 to 22 | PGA West/La Quinta Country Club

A 72-hole event featuring a field of the world’s best professional golfers. The tournament’s roster of 156 professional golfers will play a round each at PGA WEST’s Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course over the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday before playing the Stadium Course exclusively on the weekend after the 36-hole cut. This year’s musical performers will be Grammy Award winning artist Gwen Stefani on Friday night and Country Superstar Darius Rucker on Saturday night. For more information: www.theamexgolf.com

Movies in Park | Jan. 18 at 6 PM | Museum Way & Belardo Road, Palm Springs

Get ready for more cinema under the stars this season! Bar opens a 5pm with live music at 5:30pm. Movie starts at 6pm. Tonight's movie is "Charade" starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. For more information: 760-325-6611 | https://visitpalmsprings.com/events/movies-in-park/

Annual Police & Fire Appreciation Luncheon | Jan. 26 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM | Palm Springs Convention Center

Join Palm Springs Police Chief, Andrew Mills and Acting Palm Springs Fire Chief, Jason Loya. $80 per person. $640 table of 8. For more information: 760-315-1577 | www.pschamber.org

The Southwest Arts Festival | Jan. 26 to 29 from 10 AM to 5 PM | Empire Polo Club, Indio

The Southwest Art Festival continues to evolve and attract high caliber artists each year. With over 240 artists, visitors will see a variety of traditional, contemporary, and abstract works of fine art. For more information: https://gcvcc.org/event/2023-the-southwest-arts-festival/

Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival | Jan. 27 to 28 | The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

Hosted in one of the world’s most dramatic and awe-inspiring Hotels, this is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the top winery owners and winemakers and other leading wine personalities and enthusiasts from all over California. For more information: www.palmspringspinotfest.com

Palm Springs Health Run & Sports Expo | Jan. 28 from 8 AM to 1 PM | Ruth Hardy Park

Every 10K, 5K and 5K walk registrant receives numbered bib with microchip for timed run, breakfast, t-shirt, registration bag, finisher’s medal. 1K Fun Run is FREE to kids under 12 and registration is available on race day. More than 100 health and wellness booths provide giveaways and services, nationally recognized fitness experts, Rock Climbing Wall, Walk on Water and much, much more. For more information: https://www.palmspringshealthrun.com/

Art Party 2023 | Jan. 28 at 6 PM | Palm Springs Art Museum

A gala fundraiser honoring Phillip K. Smith III. and benefiting Palm Springs Art Museum. Please join us for a spectacular evening as our community comes together to celebrate Palm Springs Art Museum’s annual Art Party gala. Cocktail attire. For more information: 760-322-4800 | www.psmuseum.org

Desert Town Hall Featuring Frank Abagnale | Jan. 29 at 6 PM | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, Indian Wells

This event, presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, is proud to present Frank Abagnale whose riveting life story inspired Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can. For more information: 760-610-2852 | www.deserttownhall.org

VillageFest | Every Thursday Evening from 6 to 10 PM | 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: www.villagefest.org

The In-Flight Experience | Every Saturday from 5 to 7:30 PM | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails and First Class Service. Live music by Nouveau with Desera & Eddie. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com/events

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM to 2 PM | 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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