We’re heading into summer and things are definitely heating up. If you’re looking for some cool things to do, here are some suggestions, courtesy of our fun loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori at First American Title:

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week | May 31-Jun. 9 | Participating Greater Palm Springs Area Restaurants

The perfect opportunity to savor the start of summer - every poolside bite, every chilled cocktail, every sunset dinner with a view - with more options including prix fixe menus and exclusive special offers only available during Restaurant Week. This annual event offers residents and visitors 10 days of exquisite dining experiences throughout our nine-city oasis. For more information: www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/restaurant-week

Palm Springs Card Show | June 1-2 from 10am-5pm | Palm Springs Convention Center

Sports cards, Sports memorabilia, Autographs from Bret Saberhagen, Jose Canseco and Dwight Gooden, Stan, Pokemon, TCG, Funko, Comics, Collectibles & More! JSA will be offering onsite autograph authentication. For more information: 415-470-2670 | www.palmspringscardshow.com

Backstreet Art District First Wednesday Art Walk | June 5th 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

Putt Putt On El Paseo | June 6 from 4-6:30pm | The Gardens on El Paseo

Begins at with a pre-party hosted by The Gardens on El Paseo. From there you and your team head off to the first hole. Each participating business will have a hole for you to test your putting skills on as you enjoy a drink and a bite to eat! After you complete the course, "The 19th Hole", hosted by Casuelas Cafe, will lead into an amazing after-party and award ceremony. For more information: 760-346-6111 | www.pdacc.org

Big Gay BBQ | June 7-8 from 5-11pm | Arenas District, Palm Springs

Summer truly arrives in style when you savor scrumptious BBQ delights, sip refreshing beverages, and groove to fantastic music under the stars at the renowned Big Gay BBQ! This year's extravaganza promises even more excitement with an expanded lineup of BBQ vendors. And that’s not all - entry is completely free! Immerse yourself in the festive vibe with live music, engaging backyard games, and thrilling activities. For more information: www.pspride.org/biggaybbq

Star Party in the Mountains | June 8 from 8-10pm | Sawmill Trailhead Parking Lot, Pinion Flats Transfer Station Road Off The Pines to Palms Highway (Hwy 74)

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org

Palm Springs Movies In The Park | June 11 from 7pm | Palm Springs Downtown Park

The featured movie is “Ferris Bueller's Day Off”. Free admission. For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.psculturalcenter.org

Star Party at the Monument | June 15 from 8-10pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, 51500 California 74, Palm Desert

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org

Palm Springs International ShortFest | June 18-24

One of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America. The seven-day competitive festival is Academy Award, BAFTA and Goya- qualifying, annually screening hundreds of shorts from approximately 60 countries. ShortFest accepts submissions up to 40 minutes in duration, in the form of both fiction and non-fiction shorts. Categories include Animation, Documentary, and Live-Action. For more information: 760-322-2930 | www.psfilmfest.org

Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) 2024 Installation & Business Awards Dinner | June 20 from 5:30-8:30pm | JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

This year’s theme is “A Look to the Future,” a focus on future of the Coachella Valley Business Community. Attendees will be able to enjoy a silent auction, a local business awards show, networking, photo opportunities, food and a cash bar. For more information:  760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

GameACon | June 21-23 | Palm Springs Convention Center

GameACon (GAC) is the ultimate gaming event for all gamers, board games and TCGs, anime fans, art enthusiasts, comic book lovers, and cosplayers. With a spotlight on games and indie titles, you're sure to find something that piques your interest. Join us for an unforgettable event that celebrates everything gaming! For more information: 201-675-0977 | www.gameacon.com

Palm Desert State of the City Address | June 25 from 10am-12pm | UCR Palm Desert Campus

As one of the largest and most affluent cities in the Coachella Valley, what happens in Palm Desert not only impacts our local businesses but the county and the state. Each year the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the City in order for local businesses to know what is happening in our great city. Attendees of the State of the City will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Palm Desert leaders including elected officials, City management, and executives from some of Palm Desert's top businesses. Deluxe Continental Breakfast & Networking. For more information: 760-346-6111 / www.pdacc.org

Palm Springs Equality Wine & Food Fest | June 29 from 12-4pm | Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

Gathers winemakers, industry professionals, celebrity chefs, vendors, and enthusiasts alike to learn and appreciate great wine and food and celebrate and support diversity. Festival goers will enjoy wine tastings, food samples, live entertainment, educational speakers, demonstrations, a silent auction, and VIP experiences, all creating an environment that fosters community among everyone involved in enjoying every sip and taste. For more information: www.equalitywinefest.com

Monument Night Adventures | June 29 8:45-10:30pm | Art Smith Trailhead, Palm Desert

Discover how the desert comes alive after dark! Do you know which animals change colors when you use a blacklight? Using our blacklights, a Friends’ volunteer docent will begin a short walk on uneven cobbled desert terrain in the basin below the dike/levy looking for scorpions and other nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org

Night Sky Viewing Stars and Planets | June 29 from 8:45-10:30pm | Art Smith Trailhead, Palm Desert

Friends of the Desert Mountains volunteer astronomers will be setting up their telescopes and are inviting you to stop by any time while they are there to view the ever-changing display of fascinating objects to see - stars, constellations, bright planets, moon and sometimes meteors. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org

First Wednesday Art Walk | First Wednesdays (June 5th) 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

VillageFest | Thursday Evenings from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive

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

Friday Nights on Pierson | Friday Evenings 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

The In-Flight Experience | Saturdays from 5-7:30pm | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, and First Class Service. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com/events

Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market | Indoor Saturdays Jun.-Sept. from 8am-1pm | Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S Pavilion Way, Palm Springs

For more information: www.certifiedfarmersmarkets.org

The Lofts Art Walk | Second Saturdays (June 15th) 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

College of the Desert Street Fair | Saturdays & Sundays in June from 8am-12pm (Closed in July & August) | 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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