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

Safari Nights | Fridays, Sept 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7:00-9:30pm | The Living Desert, Palm Desert

Every Friday night in September brings safari family fun. Guests of all ages are invited to explore the park under the light of the moon and see many of the zoo's favorite animals including zebra, cheetah, porcupine, leopard and more. Special Safari Night activities include an astronomy station, bat detecting station, scorpion walk, and animal chats. Giraffe feedings and carousel rides will be available for an additional fee. Explore the sights and sounds of the desert at night! For more information: www.livingdesert.org/events-and-tours/signature-events/safari-nights/

Monument Night Adventure | Sept 7 from 8:30-9:30pm | Art Smith Trailhead, Palm Desert

Discover the desert after dark! We will take a short walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.DesertMountains.org

Renewal Cleanse Program | Sept 8-13 | The Spring - A Natural Hot Mineral Spring Resort & Spa, Desert Hot Springs

Join Michael Klaper, M.D. and yoga teacher Alese Jones and the talented healers and therapists at The Spring Resort & Spa for a week of water and juice cleansing that will leave you more energized and balanced on a cellular level. Feel lighter and more energetic while being monitored daily by master physicians Dr. Klaper and Dr. Soler. For more information: 760-251-6700 | www.the-spring.com

9/11 Candlelight Vigil | Sept 11 from 7-8pm | La Quinta Civic Center Campus

Join your neighbors at the September 11 Candlelight Vigil to honor the victims of the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA terror attacks. This event will feature musical performances, speeches by local dignitaries, and public art composed from World Trade Center building remnants. For more information: 760-777-7093 | www.laquintaca.gov

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk | Sept 14 from 7-10am | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Features a 5K run/walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly postrace celebration. Run/walk participants will receive shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. The funds raised from 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Coachella Valley are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. For more information: www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org

Electric Car Round-up | Sept 15 from 10am-3pm | The River at Rancho Mirage

Kickoff National Drive Electric Week with an electric car show under the solar arrays at The River. Free to the public. Guests will get discounts/special offers from participating River merchants. View the latest in electric car technology and deals. For more information: 760-3341-2711 | www.theriveratranchomirage.com

Coachella State of the City and Business Awards | Sept 19 from 10am-1pm | Spotlight 29 Casino

Beings with the Business Expo from 10-11:30am. 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 Steven Hernandez will be the featured speaker for this event. Local business professionals will be recognized for professional accomplishment and significant contributions to their community. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Transformational Speakers Summit | Sept 19-21 | Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

You will be provided with tangible collateral strategies to improve and increase your speaking business. This event will give you an overview of the world’s most comprehensive training for today’s thought leaders, coaches, authors, speakers, and online marketing. For more information: 760-322-6000 | https://erinlomanjeck.mykajabi.com

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival | Sept 19-22 & 27-28 | Sep. 19-22 at Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs. Sep. 27-28 at Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City

Cinema Diverse is dedicated to advancing and further strengthening our diverse gay community through the establishment of a world-class film festival that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world. We feature an exciting and varied combination of Feature Films & Short Films from around the world celebrating LGBTQ+ Cinema. For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.cinemadiverse.org

Fiestas Patrias | Sept 21 from 3-10pm | Rancho Las Flores Park, Coachella

There will be live music and entertainment, a kid’s zone and local food vendors! There is no charge for admission and parking is free. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Night Sky Festival | Sept 21 from 9am-11pm | Joshua Tree National Park

Visit Sky’s the Limit Observatory for a guided tour around the Orrery, a scale model of the solar system that is large enough to walk around and through. Take a guided walk on a wilderness or hiking trail with docents explaining the plants, animals and geology of our special environment. Stop at the solar telescope for a close-up look of the sun. Astronomy lectures by knowledgeable presenters. A variety of info tables including the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Night Star Party where spectacular views of our night sky are abundant. Through our 20 telescopes with astronomers, listen as these experts explain what you are seeing. For more information: 760-490-9561 | www.nightskyfestival.org

Palm Springs State of the City | Sept 25 from 5-7pm | Plaza Theatre: 128 S. Palm Canyon Dr.

Join us for a food and wine reception catered by Il Corso Palm Springs. Palm Springs City Council will share new ideas and celebrate recent accomplishments. Tickets are $75. For more information: 760-325-1577 | www.pschamber.org

Bhakti Fest | Sept 25-30 | Roadrunner Dunes, Twentynine Palms

Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Bring your yoga mats this September to the idyllic Joshua Tree, located in the beautiful region east of Los Angeles. Practice with the best yoga teachers in the world, dance to sacred music by world-renown Kirtan artists, and take workshops with leaders in the field of personal growth. Camping is available. For more information: www.bhaktifest.com

All Valley Mayor and Tribal Chair Luncheon | Sept 26 from 11am-2pm | The Riviera, Palm Springs

This unique gathering of Coachella Valley leaders brings all nine of our Valley Mayors and our Tribal Chairs together on one stage. Together they will address a wide-range of topics pertinent to our business community, including tax policy, emerging industries, business regulation and more. Find out where our valley is prospering, potential obstacles ahead, and what the future may hold from those currently in a position to steer the conversations. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Palm Springs “Dive-in” Movie | Sept 27 at 6pm | ARRIVE Palm Springs

Tonight’s movie is “Clueless.” Watch your favorite films poolside the last Friday of every month at dusk. This event is free and open to the public. Candy will be provided. For more information: 760-507-1650 | www.arrivehotels.com

Monument Night Adventure | Sept 28 from 8-9pm | Art Smith Trailhead, Palm Desert

Discover the desert after dark! We will take a short walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.DesertMountains.org

Palm Springs Women’s Week | Sept 29-Oct 6 | See event website for details

Intended to bring women from around the country to the Coachella Valley to participate in a week of events designed to celebrate Lesbian culture and elevate the status of women. It will cast a bright light on talented local women and explore the issues and attitudes that define women’s experiences everywhere. See event website for event schedules, location, and admission. For more information: 760-416-3545 | www.palmspringswomensweek.com

Maclin’s Open Air Market | Every Wed. & Sat. from 4-10pm | Riverside County Fairground, Indio

More than 400 vendors and thousands of shoppers. Regional cuisine and various snack foods are available. Parking is free and a small admission fee is charged to shoppers. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information: www.maclinmarkets.com

VillageFest | Every Thursday Evening 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

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: 760-636-7957 | http://codaastreetfair.com

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