Okay. I know. April in the Coachella Valley is totally consumed by the Coachella and Stagecoach music fests – what with the 100s of thousands of people coming to the Greater Palm Springs area, the parties, the traffic, and, oh, yeah, the actual concerts. But, there is a bunch of other stuff going on too. So let’s get to the things to do in Palm Springs in April
*Note: this post is updated every year in Mid-March, so you can make your plans for April in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Check back for updates.
Gin Blossoms | April 7
The Concerts Under the Palms Concert Series at the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs wraps up with the Gin Blossoms on Saturday, April 7. The band known for the 90s hits “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You” will hit the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30 and $40.
Brew at the Zoo | April 7
The Living Desert’s annual fundraiser has plenty of beer tasting, food, live entertainment and what would a Living Desert event be without some animals? Presale tickets are $75 and they go up to $85 if you wait until the day of. Members of the zoo get a discount to the April 7 event which will run from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
Great White | April 8
The rockers head to the Big Rock Pub for a Sunday night acoustic show. General admission is $10 with reserved seats available for $35 and $55. Showtime is 7 pm.
Ken Jeong | April 12
The comic, who first lept into fame by leaping out of car trunk butt naked in “The Hangover” and recently starred in the TV Show “Dr. Ken,” hits The Show at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage to do stand up comedy. The 8 pm show has tickets from $20 to $40.
Coachella | April 13 – 15 & April 20 – 22
Perhaps you have heard of this tiny, tiny event that takes place in Indio? Seriously, it’s easy to take the biggest music festival in the world for granted when it happens to take place in your own backyard – but you shouldn’t. It’s a big deal and this year has Beyonce, Eminem, and the Weeknd as headliners – with so many other acts that your kid brother just won’t stop talking about. The fest, as always, is sold out. But you can always find plenty of tickets on Craigslist and with resellers.
The Crystal Method | April 19
The Crystal Method, Jesika von Rabbit, and PAPARAZZI are set hit the stage inside The Club at Hard Rock Hotel in for a pm show. The event is 21 and over and has tickets running $25 to $40.
Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival & Summit | April 20 – 22
The new fest will include documentaries, feature films, and shorts plus speakers, panel discussions, and more over three days at the Camelot Theaters in Palm Springs. Tickets to individual screenings run $15 with passes to the entire festival going for $199 and $249.
Stagecoach | April 27 – 29
Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, and Keith Urban headline the country music festival this year. The event, which also has Flavor Town making an appearance this year, still has tickets available starting at $349.
The White Party | April 27 – 30
It’s the largest gay dance party in the World. The event features DJs, live performances, pool parties and headliner Kylie Minogue performing on Sunday.
Kaya Fest | April 28 & 29
If you love reggae and you don’t mind the short drive to the IE, Kaya Fest is for you. The two-day event at the NOS Event Center has Stephen, Ziggy, and Damien Marley performing along with Lauren Hill, Cypress Hills, and more. One day passes start at $65. Two day passes being at $125.
Have a great April!