Wondering what to do around the Desert this September? Then check out the September 2017 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

VillageFest | Every Thursday | 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!  Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Saturday & Sunday | 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 much more. | Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com

Safari Nights | Sept. 2-30 | Saturdays 7-10pm / The Living Desert, Palm Desert
During the first hour of Safari Nights, guests can explore the North American side of the park, with the African section staying open for the remainder of the night. In addition, guests can pre-register for a guided tour of Eagle Canyon, where they will explore bobcats, swift fox, kit fox, ringtails, and badgers, plus visit the zoo’s animal hospital, for an additional $20 per person. First come first serve. | Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

Ovation by PS Underground | Sept. 3 | 6:30-10pm / Palm Springs
Ovation is a musically inspired 4-course Sunday brunch. It’s a celebration of great food, fantastic entertainment, and friendships old and new. A secret location in Palm Springs, revealed to those who purchase seats.  $69 per person. Join us at the table for what is surly to be a most wonderful meeting of good friends, great food, fantastic music and a bit of magic! | Contact: 760-636-8442 / www.psunderground.com/ovation

Backstreet Art District Art Walk | Sept. 6 | 5-8pm / 2600 South Cherokee Way, Palm Springs
The first Wednesday of each month experience Art Walk where galleries are open for guests to meet the artists, visit working studios and enjoy original fine and decorative art all in one location. | Contact: www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage | Sept. 8-17 
The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed up once again to kick off the 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, an event whereby participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials. | Contact:  www.tasteofsummerranchomirage.com

SNIPS Bus | Sept. 9 | 7-10am / La Quinta Civic Center Campus
Please join the SNIP Bus for a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic at Civic Center Park on September 9th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. There will be a minimum $25 donation for the procedure. Appointments are recommended as this event does fill up fast.  Vaccinations will also be available and an appointment is not needed. | Contact: 855-559-8894 / www.snipbus.org

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road | Sept. 9 | 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District
Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. | Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

La Quinta 9/11 Vigil | Sept. 11 | 7-8pm / Civic Center Campus
Please join us as we honor the victims and families of the tragic events of 9/11. | Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov

Valley Wide Employment Expo | Sept. 14 | 9am-1pm / Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Each year we provide businesses an opportunity to network and recruit qualified people for their hiring needs. We also provide job seekers with an excellent opportunity to meet and apply with local employers. We are a Veteran friendly Expo and especially welcome Veteran job seekers and employers. | Contact: 760-863-2663 / www.desertjobexpo.com

Break the Stigma Golf Tournament | Sept. 15 | 8am-2pm / Escena Golf Course, Palm Springs
Heroes in Recovery and MSafe House of the Desertichael’s House invite you to join us for a friendly round of golf. Proceeds will benefit Safe House of the Desert, to expand and market the WhatsUp text to counseling App for Young Adults. | Contact: 760-464-2138 / www.desertcharities.com

Tejano Music Fest | Sept. 16 | 5-10pm / Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza
The event includes musical acts, Tejano food, beverages for all and Tejano art. Performers are: Mike G y Los Reales, Emcee and DJ Jesse Spindola, Katie Ledesme y Su Conjunto and La Justicia. Free admission and free parking. | Contact: 760-770-0396 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

Monument Night Adventure | Sept. 16 | 8-9:45pm / 51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert
Discover the desert after dark. Take a short walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit the desert. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.desertmountains.org

Reach Out Morongo Basin: Gospel Fest | Sept. 16 | 4pm / Palms Baptist Church, 29 Palms
With three church choirs signed on to take part, organizers are looking for one or two more to fill out the festival and take part in the informal competition. Reach Out Morongo Basin is the Basin’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” organization working to help seniors and disabled residents maintain their healthy, independent lives. | Contact: 760-367-3713 / www.palmsbaptistchurch.com

Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition | Sept. 16-17 | Twentynine Palms, CA.
Art Market with artist booths, music, food and beverages at 29 Palms Inn; exhibition and art demonstrations at 29 Palms Art Gallery; hands-on mural project at 29 Palms Creative Center; ranger talks at Oasis Visitor Center and nature walks at Oasis of Mara, Twentynine Palms, CA. Admission free. | Contact: 760-367-7819 / www.jtnparts.org

Palm Springs State of the City | Sept. 19 | 5-8pm / Palm Springs Art Museum - Annenberg Theatre
Cocktails and appetizers will be served at 5pm followed by the Mayor’s speech. Tickets are $100 per person. Free seats will be available for those members of the public wishing to come only for the presentation. Following the event, at 6:30pm the Mayor and City Council will lead attendees to downtown for a Community Block Party “Taste of Palm Springs” and Time Capsule Ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the new downtown project public improvements and the Kimpton Hotel. Fireworks will begin at 8:15pm. | Contact: 760-325-1577 / www.pschamber.org

Best of the Best City by City Party | Sept. 20 | 6-8:30pm / The River: 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
Will bring together some of the area’s award-winning restaurants, craft cocktails, and businesses. Join them to try unlimited samples and sips plus enjoy music and dancing for an unforgettable evening. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. | Contact: www.palmspringslife.com

A Few Good Men Gala | Sept. 21 | 5:30-10pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Join us for a very special evening as we honor a select group of distinguished gentlemen whose generous contributions to their communities are worthy of special recognition and appreciation. Honoring 10 of the Deserts business and community leaders. | Contact: 909-747-1260 / www.rmhcsc.org/inlandempire

Cinema Diverse | Sept. 21-24 | Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs
The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema. A varied combination of feature films, documentaries and short films created by and/or about thematic issues related to the LGBT community. |  Contact: 760-880-4921 / www.cinemadiverse.org

La Quinta Movies in the Park | Sept. 22 | 6-8pm / La Quinta Park
Beauty and the Beast.| Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov

Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow | Sept. 22-24 | Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
The Morongo nation invites everyone to join the Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow, celebrating Native American culture and heritage. Enjoy music, dance, food, Native vendors and more. | Contact: 951-849-4697 / www.morongonation.org

Saturday in Front of Thousands | Sept. 23 | Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms
Are you a merchant who sells crafts, clothing, food or more? Or maybe you have a business you’d like to promote? We’re offering the chance to have your business patronized by thousands of guests at our first annual Street Fair, all while supporting our troops and families. | Contact: 760-830-6213 / www.29palms.marines.mil

Dive-In Movie Night: Swingers | Sept. 26 | 6:45pm / Arrive Palm Springs: 1551 N Palm Canyon Drive
A drink, a dip and a flick. What could be more fun than laying on a floaty at night watching a movie on a big screen? Free event. Everyone welcome. Bring your friends! | Contact: 760-507-1650 / www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

Cinema Diverse - Special Best of Fest | Sept. 29-30 | Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City
The Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema. A varied combination of feature films, documentaries and short films created by and/or about thematic issues related to the LGBT community. | Contact: 760-880-4921 / www.cinemadiverse.org

29 Palms Military Film Festival | Sept. 29-Oct. 1 | Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce
With war movies sparking a new resonance in the public imagination, the 29 Palms Military Film Festival will feature a prestigious lineup of 24 films and documentaries consisting of independent and studio movies telling heart-thumping and larger-than-life war stories. | Contact: 323-782-1300 / www.29palmsfilmfestival.com

Indio Shred Event | Sept. 30 | 7-11am / Indio Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
Indio residents can have documents shredded for free. | Contact: 760-391-4000 / www.indio.org

United Way Community Walk 5K | Sept. 30 | 7-8:30am / Rancho Las Flores, Rancho Mirage
Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty in the Coachella Valley through mobilizing the caring power of community. |
Contact: 60-323-2731 / www.unitedwayofthedesert.org