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Love this time of year…we’re in season so there’s lots going on in March, including the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament, the PGA Champions Tour inaugural Galleri Classic, Fashion Week El Paseo, Palm Desert Food & Wine, Desert X, The Living Desert’s Glow In The Park and the Amdocs Documentary & Animation Film Festival. To help us keep track of all that’s going on, our fun-loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori, at First American Title are back with their list of some of the many fun things to see and do here in the Coachella Valley this March. Here’s some highlights: 

First Wednesday Art Walk | Mar. 1 from 5 to 8pm | 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. The community also has an amazing assortment of original art for all tastes and budgets such as paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more by locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists. For more information: www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Rock the Park | Mar. 1 from 7 to 8:30pm | Downtown Palm Springs Park

Featuring "Wanted" the music of Bon Jovi. The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce's free outdoor concert series is coming back for a sophomore stint. For more information: https://pschamber.org/event/rock-the-park-featuring-wanted-the-music-of-bon-jovi/

Desert Circuit | Mar. 1-5, 8-12, 15-19 | 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: www.deserthorsepark.com

La Quinta Art Celebration | Mar. 2-5 from 10am to 5pm | La Quinta Civic Center

Stunning La Quinta Civic Center venue, enthusiastic art patrons, best in class artists, unsurpassed community support and event staff who are committed to providing a VIP artist experience, these are just a few of the exceptional allures of the La Quinta Art Celebration. For more information: 760-567-7555 | www.laquintaartcelebration.org

First Friday Art Walk | Mar. 3 from 5 to 8pm / 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 moe information: www.facebook.com/ThePerezArtDistrict

Cathedral City LGBT Days | Mar. 3-5 | Downtown Cathedral City

As California’s first Pride event of the year, the 7th annual Cathedral City LGBT Days brings together numerous LGBT celebrities, artists, media, community leaders, Coachella Valley residents, and visitors for an unforgettable weekend of live entertainment, community engagement, and fun activities. For more information: 760-770-0396 | www.cathedralcitylgbtdays.com

El Paseo Cruise Nights | Mar. 3 & 17 from 2 to 5pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

If cars are your thing, get the car out of the garage, load up the family & join in the fun. For more information: 760-346-8965 | www.elpaseocruisenight.com

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

There will be a gathering together in Palm Desert on March 4th. There are fun virtual options as well, The organizers  have once again planned the festival to be even more accessible to everyone wanting to Connect to the Land. This FREE event celebrates wellness, recreation, safety and the outdoors. Featuring local artists and exhibitors, a kids’ zone, beer & wine garden with live music, food & beverages for purchase, raffles and much, much more! For more information: www.desertmountains.org

Desert X | Mar. 4 to May 7 | Palm Desert and Surrounding Cities

Desert X is an exhibition conceptualized as a self-guided outdoor experience where you determine the start and end point of your journey. You can make a day of it to visit each site or visit as many sites as you choose – it’s all up to you. For more information: www.desertx.org

Sunnylands Series: Music in the Gardens | Mar. 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 11am to 1pm | Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage

The public is invited to stroll in the gardens or bring a lawn chair and have a picnic on the Great Lawn while enjoying a live musical performance. A different musical act each week according to the current schedule: March 5: The Louie Bluies | March 12: Dave Blackburn & Robin Adler-Sunday | March 19: The Lentones | March 26: Greg Jones Presents "A Tribute to Genius": The Music of Ray Charles. For more information: 760-202-2222 | https://sunnylands.org/event/music-in-the-gardens-the-louie-bluies-2/

Desert Town Hall: Mike Pompeo | Mar. 6 at 6pm | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, Indian Wells

The Coachella Valley’s premier lecture series, Desert Town Hall, presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, is proud to present Mike Pompeo, the first person to have held both positions as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and as Secretary of State. For more information: 760-610-2852 | www.deserttownhall.org

BNP Paribas Open | Mar. 6-19 | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Welcome to Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, reigning BNP Paribas Open champions Taylor Fritz and Iga Swiatek and more. Each year, the Coachella Valley becomes the epicenter of the tennis universe as the world’s top ATP Tour and WTA Tour players descend on Tennis Paradise in hopes of capturing the prestigious BNP Paribas Open title. For more information: 760-200-8400 | www.bnpparibasopen.com

Mission LQ: Rocket Launch | Mar. 11 from 8 to 10am | Monticello Park, La Quinta

Mission LQ is a launchpad for beginners to seasoned rocketeers to learn, model, and launch small power rockets. There will be instruction from La Quinta Rocketry Club leaders to provide a safe and controlled environment. Get ready to launch your rocket into the La Quinta skies! For more information: 760-777-7093 | https://www.laquintaca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/15291/

Water Lantern Festival | Mar. 11 from 3 to 7pm | Civic Center Park, Palm Desert

Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. For more information: 435-535-1195 | www.WaterLanternFestival.com

The Desert Underground | Mar. 11 from 5:30 to 9:30pm | Imago Galleries, Palm Desert

Join Make-A-Wish at The Desert Underground, a speakeasy featuring exotic cocktails, secret passwords, and entertaining music at the beautiful Imago Galleries in Palm Desert. In addition to experiencing multiple secret bars, guests will also be treated to heartwarming wish stories and an exclusive auction to help create-life changing wishes. For more information: https://aesbid.co/ELP/DESERT23

Palm Springs Chalk Art Festival | Mar. 18 from 7am to 5pm | Downtown Palm Springs

Professional artists from across Southern California and students from the Palm Springs Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District and the Coachella Valley School District, compete for cash prizes and student honor awards. For more information: www.palmspringschalkartfestival.com

Art on Main Street | Mar. 22 & 25 from 10am to 4pm | Main Street, 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. For more information: 760-600-0758 | www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Fashion Week: El Paseo | Mar. 17-23 | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

This world-class event provides an inspiring, immersive fashion experience and features cocktail receptions, trunk shows, celebrity meet-and-greets, and much more. Highlighting fashion trends and showcasing a who’s-who of the country’s top design talents (including some stars of tomorrow), Fashion Week El Paseo takes one of the world’s most relatable art forms and brings it to you in style. For more information: 760-862-1990 | www.fashionweekelpaseo.com

Glow in the Park | Mar. 17-Apr. 30 from 6:30 to 10pm | The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert

Presented by Acrisure Arena, this extraordinary nighttime event is fun for all ages and features intricate, immersive, and truly awe-inspiring animal and nature-scape lantern creations representing wild places from around the globe. Come explore the lighted pathways, immersive photo-opportunities, and see The Living Desert in a whole new light. For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

Star Party in the Mountains | Mar. 18 from 7 to 10pm | Sawmill Trailhead Parking Lot, Pinon Flats

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Mar. 18 from 9am to 3:30pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, 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 our desert mountains! For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Concerts in the Park | Mar. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30pm | SilverRock Park, La Quinta

The musical guest this month is The BEATUNES, a Beatles tribute band! There will be food truck vendors on site, however attendees are welcome to bring low back chairs, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information: 760-777-7093 | www.laquintaca.gov

The Galleri Classic | Mar. 20-26 | Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage

The Galleri Classic will feature 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals, including World Golf Hall of Fame members, who will play 54 holes of stroke play for a purse of $2.2 million. The Galleri Classic will be the latest addition to the PGA TOUR Champions schedule and will benefit cancer-related causes. For more information: 760-324-9400 | https://www.pgatour.com/pgatour-champions/tournaments/2023/the-galleri-classic/S2023056

Palm Desert Food & Wine | Mar. 24-26 | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

A 3-day experience that will feature a diverse selection of mouth-watering eats, premium wines, hands-on cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, and much more. For more information: 760-862-1990 | www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com

AmDocs Film Festival | Mar. 30-Apr. 3 from 10am to 10pm | Various Locations in Palm Springs

Founder Teddy Grouya sought to create a forum to celebrate and promote documentary film, and the independent filmmakers around the world who bring knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues. For more information: www.amdocfilmfest.com

VillageFest | Every Thursday from 6 to 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

The In-Flight Experience | Every Saturday from 5 to 7:30pm | 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 8am to 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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