Looking for some fun things to see and do here in the Coachella Valley in May? Look no more, thanks to these suggestions from our fun-loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori at First America Title: 

Rock the Park Tribute Band Series | May 1 at 7pm | Palm Springs Downtown Park

Come out to see and hear WANTED: The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live entertainment in our beautiful new downtown park. Co-Producer James Elliott Entertainment has more than 20 years of experience in the music industry. His company books acts at several casinos, and currently provides tribute bands to the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series. For more information: https://pschamber.org/event/rock-the-park-featuring-wanted-the-ultimate-tribute-to-bon-jovi/

First Wednesday Art Walk | First Wednesdays - May 1 from 5-7pm | Backstreet Art District, 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.80s favorites from May 16th, backstreetartdistrict.com

Palm Desert Concerts In The Park | Thursday May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th from 7-8:30pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater

Palm Desert's free Thursday Concerts in the Park series returns for the month of May. Performances by Steely Dan Tribute band Pretzel Logic on May 2nd, high energy dance band The A-List on May 9th, New Wave 80s band The Reflexx on May 16th, 50s and 60s rock and pop band The Dreamboats on May 23rd and country music band Country Nation on May 30th. Concertgoers can sample culinary creations from a variety of food trucks or bring their own picnic basket (along with blankets and chairs) to enjoy during the shows. Alcohol beverages and smoking are prohibited. For more information: https://discoverpalmdesert.com/spring-concerts-2024/

Theatre Fest 2024 | May 3-5 | Indio Performing Arts Center

Presented by Desert TheatreWorks ArtsWorks. Diverse theatrical experiences from dramas to musicals will be showcased at this weekend-long event. Starting on May 3, attendees can enjoy Short and Sweet: An Evening of One Act Plays. Then on May 4 watch a stage reading of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. On May 5 Desert TheatreWorks will present its finest performers with Curtain Call Cabaret: DTW Sings Broadway. For more information: 760-775-5200 | www.dtworks.org/artsworks

Palm Springs Entertainment Convention | May 4 from 12-7pm | Palm Springs Convention Center

The most celebrities under one roof ever available for meet and greets in Coachella Valley history! There will be vendors selling comics, toys, collectibles, as well as artists and creatives both local and world renown. Live panels will take place on stage throughout the day as well as a cosplay contest during the final hour of the show. For more information: https://www.terrestro.com/shop/p/palm-springs-entertainment-convention-2024-ticket

La Quinta Concerts in the Park | May 4 from 7-9:30pm | SilverRock Park

The musical guest this month is Gypsy Dreams a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Organizers claim that Gypsy Dreams is the most authentic visual and musical tribute to Fleetwood Mac you will ever experience. This national touring band provides a high energy, passion-driven show by blending perfect harmonies, precise musicianship and character performances complete with realistic costumes, video backdrop and storytelling. A fun, unforgettable musical performance you won’t want to miss! 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: https://www.laquintaca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/15840/287

Multicultural Festival | May 4 from 5-7pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Join in a celebration of cultures, with an array of live performances, vendors, and delicious food trucks. This is a free event! For more information: 760-883-2700 | https://www.psusd.us/Page/2#calendar1/20240520/event/129765

Palm Desert Residents’ Day | May 4 from 10am-5pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Everyone showing a Palm Desert drivers’ license or utility bill gets free admission. Enjoy all 91,000 square feet of climate controlled exhibit space, and the over 75 flying and static aircraft representing World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the newest Stealth Fighter F-117 Nighthawk inside the James R. Houston Pavilion. Patrons must show a form of proof that live inside the city of Palm Desert to receive free admission. For more information: 760-778-6262 | https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/programs/

Chamber of Commerce Join Annual Mixer | May 8 from 5:30-7:30pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Enjoy food, drinks and valley-wide networking. Contact your local chamber for your entrance wristbands. Now – $20 per person. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Harvey Milk Breakfast | May 9 from 8:30-11am | Palm Springs Convention Center

Organizers invite you to be with them at this essential community event, celebrating Harvey Milk’s life and legacy. Join community leaders, business leaders, and others who support equality and justice for all at this 12th annual celebration. For more information: 760-416-8711 | www.pspride.org/harveymilk

Arthur Lyons Palm Springs Film Noir Festival | May 9-12 | Palm Springs Cultural Center

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader, Arthur Lyons, this popular Film Noir festival includes an eclectic mixture of prestigious and obscure black and white “B” movies from the classic film noir period. The Festival is known for unearthing and screening rare films, restored classics, and for the special appearances of the stars who were in them. For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.arthurlyonsfilmnoir.org

Bow Wow Bingo | May 11 at 6:45pm | The Sonoran, Palm Springs

A Night of Bingo Under The Stars for Paws & Claws benefiting the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Happy Hour starts at 5:00 so arrive early to grab some food and drinks and to claim your seat. For more information: www.psanimalshelter.org/bingo

The Lofts Art Walk | Second Saturdays - May 11th 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

Palm Springs Movies In The Park | May 14 & 28 at 7pm | Palm Springs Downtown Park

The May 14th Movie In The Park is Jurassic Park. Catch Pee Wee's Big Adventure on May 28th. For more information: 760-325-6565 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-in-the-park-jurassic-park-tickets-807316805297?aff=erelexpmlt and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-in-the-park-pee-wees-big-adventure-tickets-807321148287

Joshua Tree Music Festival | May 16-18 | 2601 Sunfair Road, Jashua Tree Lake Campground

The stellar lineup includes Grammy-winning Fantastic Negrito, Moon Hooch, Steve Poltz, Funk You, Telmary & HabanaSana. With continuous music on four stages, late-night headphone house, yoga, workshops, and the Healing Oasis, the festival promises a diverse sonic journey and a celebration of the desert’s raw beauty. Camp under the stars or choose from various local lodging options. For more information: https://joshuatreemusicfestival.com

Cathedral City State of the City | May 18 from 11am-2pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Cathedral City, invites you to attend to the 2024 Cathedral City State of the City, Business Awards and Business Expo. 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. The featured speaker will be Mayor Mark Carnevale, with appearances by Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Ross and Council Members Raymond Gregory, Ernesto Gutierrez, and Rita Lamb.. For more information: 760-347-0676 | https://gcvcc.org/event/cathedral-city-state-of-the-city-business-awards-and-business-expo/

Indio Mixer | May 23 from 5-7pm | Jackalope Ranch, 80-400 Hwy 111, Indio

Attendees can look forward to an evening filled with networking opportunities celebrating a festival filled business community in Indio. This is event is FREE to attend for members and non members. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best festival attire. Everyone who participates will be entered into our raffle to win great prizes! For more information: 760-347-0676 | https://gcvcc.org/event/indio-mixer/

Desert Hot Springs Memorial Day Ceremony | May 27 from 9-10am | Veterans Park

This Memorial Day, let’s come together as a community to pay tribute to the heroes who selflessly served our country. Let us not only remember the fallen, but also express our deepest gratitude to their families and loved ones who continue to bear the weight of their loss. All are welcome to attend this solemn occasion. For more information: 760-329-6411 | www.cityofdhs.org

Memorial Day Air Fair & Flower Drop | May 27 from 10am-5pm / Palm Springs Air Museum

This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Their brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, the Palm Springs Air Museum highlights the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell bomber. This most impressive ceremony is their way of saluting our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight exhibitions & activities are scheduled all day long, Memorial Ceremony and Flower Drop scheduled for 1pm. For more information; 760-778-6262 | https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/programs/annual-memorial-day-air-fair-and-flower-drop-5/

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

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

First Wednesday Art Walk | First Wednesdays (May1st) from 5-7pm | Backstreet Art District, 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

Southwest Food Fest | Fridays from 5-9pm | Southwest Church Parking Lot, 44175 Washington Street, Indian Wells

Dine with family and friends with good music, movies, and other activities on Friday nights at Coachella Valley's premier food truck event. For more information: 951-551-6233 | www.southwestfoodfest.org

Friday Nights on Pierson | Fridays 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

VillageFest | Thursdays 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: VillageFest! For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org

The In-Flight Experience | Saturday May 4th & May 25th from 5-7:30pm | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

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

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Market | Saturdays & Sundays - See below for Schedule & Locations

Palm Springs Outdoor: Saturdays Oct.-May from 8am-1pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center | Palm Springs Indoor Saturdays Jun.-Sep. from 8am-1pm at the Palm Springs Pavilion. Palm Desert Outdoors: Sundays Oct.-April from 8am-1pm at 72559 Hwy 111 Palm Desert. For more information: www.certifiedfarmersmarkets.org

The Lofts Art Walk | May 11th (Second Saturdays) 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 from 8am-2pm from Oct. through May | 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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