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If you’re looking for some fun things to see and do in and around the Coachella Valley in March, our March 2019 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might give you some ideas:

El Paseo Concert Series | Through Mar. 16 at 6pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

Saturdays. $15-$35 donation helps benefit local charities and includes wine and lite bites. For more information: 760-862-1990 | www.thegardensonelpaseo.com

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. Reservations for these areas are recommended. For more information: www.empirepolo.com

Desert X | Through Apr. 21 | Various locations throughout 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

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival | Mar. 2 from 9am-4pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Each spring, wildflowers transform the Coachella Valley into a colorful canvas. Celebrate this beautiful season at the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival with wildflower viewing, beautiful art, the Kids’ Zone, 5k trail fun run, and interpretive wildflower hikes, in addition to live music in the beer and wine garden. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org/wildflower

Desert Triathlon | Mar. 3 from 7:30am-12pm | Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park, La Quinta

Choose from sprint distance triathlon and duathlon, or Olympic distance triathlon and aquabike. Participate as an individual, or as part of a relay team. This flat, fast course is the perfect first-time race or a great test race for the seasoned triathlete. For more information: 949-444-2365 | www.deserttriathlon.com

Rancho Mirage Music in the Park Concert Series | Mar. 3, 10, 17, 23 & 31 from 7-8:30pm | Rancho Mirage Community Park

Admission & parking are FREE. Please note, the following items are NOT permitted inside the amphitheater for this event: Outside food/beverage, smoking, vaping, lawn chairs, pets or ice chests. For more information: 760-324-4511 x273 | www.RanchoMirageCA.gov

Citi Taste of Tennis | Mar. 4 from 7-10pm | Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

The event offers guests the opportunity to enjoy incredible cuisine prepared by area’s top chefs and “served” by the world’s best tennis players. Top ranked American tennis star John Isner and celebrity chef Richard Blais will be headliners for the night and will be participating in an exciting cooking demonstration. For more information: 215-925-7875 | www.tasteoftennis.com/iw

BNP Paribas Open | Mar. 4-17 | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

A two week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Tour Premier event featuring the top men and women professional tennis players. It is the largest tournament in the world after the four Grand Slams. Enjoy on and off the court entertainment with Tennis Talk, exhibits, demos, kids’ day and much more. For more information: 800-999-1585 | www.bnpparibasopen.com

Cathedral City State of the City Address & Luncheon | Mar. 5 from 11:30am-2pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort, Palm Springs

This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community. Mayor Mark Carnevale will be the featured speaker for this event. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

La Quinta Arts Festival | Mar. 7-10 from 10am-5pm | La Quinta Civic Center Campus

Hosting 220 of the foremost contemporary artists in the nation, this four day event guarantees its patrons an unparalleled cultural experience with amenities that include daily music, performance art, and trendy food, wine and beer concessions in upscale Restaurant Row and Bristol Farms Café. For more information: www.lqaf.com

Native Film Fest Mar. 8-9 | Mary Pickford Theatre is D’Place, Cathedral City

Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening feature films, documentaries, and short films from some of today’s premier Native American and Indigenous filmmakers will be followed by informative Q&A sessions. For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.aguacaliente.org

Indio Movies in the Park | Mar. 15 at 7pm | Indio Community Center

Presented on a giant 35 foot outdoor screen. Free and open to the public, bring your family and enjoy the fun! The March showing is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Food Truck Mash-Up | Mar. 16 from 12-9pm | Town Square Park, Cathedral City

More than 25 of the best food trucks from SoCal will be here for your enjoyment as well as musical entertainment and a free “Movie in the Park” showing of the “Coco” starting at 7pm. For more information: 760-770-0340 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Mar. 16 from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert

Mediums may 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 the desert mountains. For more information: 760-568-9918 / www.desertmountains.org

UCPIE Champagne Luncheon | Mar. 16 from 11:30am-2pm | The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

“Celebrating Life Without Limits” Champagne Luncheon benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire’s seven after school programs and the adaptive bike program. UCPIE provides programs and services to children and adults living with disabilities such as autism, down syndrome and other special needs. This event will also feature an incredible silent auction. Come join us and indulge in delicious eats and fine champagne while supporting a wonderful cause. Cost: $100.00 – Includes Valet Parking. For more information: 310-709-3936 | www.ucpie.org

Art on Main Street | Mar. 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. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. 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: 760-600-0758 | www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Fashion Week El Paseo | Mar. 16-23 | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

The largest fashion week on the west coast showcasing the newest collections by top designers as well as fresh ideas by emerging designers. Fashion, parties, accessories, trunk shows, exhibitions and runway shows. For more information: www.fashionweekelpaseo.com

First Annual Art Open Studio | Mar. 17 from 2-6pm | Coachella Valley Art Center, Indio

Go behind the scenes and explore an eclectic community of painters, jewelers, mixed media artists, metal artists, kiln and glass blowing artists. There will also be art demos in the individual artist studios. For more information: 760-799-4364 | www.coachellavalleyartcenter.org

Wildflower Bus Tour | Mar. 20 from 7:45am-2pm | Sam’s Club Parking Lot, Palm Desert

Explore on a luxury coach to locate desert plants in bloom. Field guides, handouts and hand lenses are provided. Bring a sack lunch and a camera. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen, and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

ONE-PS Picnic & Community Expo | Mar. 23 from 11am-2pm | Ruthy Hardy Park, Palm Springs

Over 1000 residents are expected to enjoy the BBQ lunch, DJ entertainment and more than 50 non-profit and for-profit booths. Pooch parade and costume contest. For more information: www.one-ps.org

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival | Mar. 22-24 | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

This festival features the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tastings. There will be 40 fine dining restaurants and food tasting booths, celebrity chefs on three stages, 60 premium wine and liquor tastings, plus experience exquisite hand-crafted beers. For more information: www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com

California Careforce | Mar. 22-24 | Riverside County Fairgrounds, Indio

California Careforce provides free medical, dental, and vision care for patients in need. For more information: 916-749-4170 | www.californiacareforce.org

The Chamber Invitational | Mar. 25 from 8:30am-2pm | Monterey Country Club, Palm Desert

Golfers will make new business connections during this un-FORE-gettable afternoon that features special contests, goody bags stocked with gifts, great food and drinks! Sponsorship foursomes and individual golfers are welcome to participate. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Cathedral City LGBT Days | Mar. 29-31

Will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night kickoff party, the 5th annual community LGBT Days bed race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, and community booths. Gathering under the worldwide theme “Remember the Past. Create the Future,” the event highlights Cathedral City as a recipient of a perfect equality score by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. For more information: www.cathedralcitylgbtdays.com

American Documentary Film Festival | Mar. 29-Apr. 4 | Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs

Annual showcase of films that tell real stories behind the real issues and people making an impact on the world today. For more information: 760-322-3689 | www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com

Elks Veterans Charities Car & Bike Show | Mar. 31 from 11am-3pm | 67-491 Easy Hwy 111 & Elks Trail, Cathedral City

All cars, bikes and clubs welcome. Awards for: Best Hot Rod, Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Antique, Sports Car, Custom. Food and beverage available. For more information: 760-774-5481 | www.pschamber.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. For more information: www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Sat. & Sun. 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: http://codaastreetfair.com

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