Welcome to Things to do in Palm Springs This Weekend – which provides information and links to concerts, events, festivals, and more happening in and around the Coachella Valley. Seeing as how there are 52 weekends a year, we update this page every week (usually Tuesday, sometimes Wednesday), so check back every week (make it easy by adding a bookmark!) to see what’s going on in Palm Springs, Indio, Palm Desert, Coachella, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and everywhere in between.
Things to do in Palm Springs this weekend (10/19 – 10/21, 2018):
Modernism Week Preview – Thursday to Sunday
The Fall Preview of the February fest runs October Thursday through Sunday and includes the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, cocktail parties, and those famous architectural Double Decker bus tours.
Boz Scaggs – Friday
The singer behind hits like “Lido Shuffle,” “Lowdown,” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me” takes to the stage at Fantasy Springs Resort on Friday night. Tickets run $49 to $69.
Rock Yard Finale – Friday and Saturday
The outdoor venue at Fantasy Springs Casino wraps up its 2018 season with not just one, but two nights of music. Clapton Road, an Eric Clapton tribute takes to the stage on Friday night and Damage Inc., a Metallica tribute, will close things out on Saturday. Both nights are free and will see the music get started at 7:30 pm.
Tacos, Tequila, and Chavelas – Saturday
The second annual fest will take place on Saturday from 4 to 8pm at Veterans Memorial Park in Coachella. In addition to the tasty trio that is tacos, tequila, and chavelas, the event will also feature a live DJ, mechanical bull rides, roping and corn hole games, food booths, salsa bars and aguas frescas! A $20 pass lets you taste all the tacos, add $5 more and you get a chavela.
Mariachi Under the Stars – Sunday
The annual event at Augustine Casino in Coachella is headlined this year by the internationally known, “El Charro de Mexico” Ezequiel Peña. Trio Ellas, an all-female Latin-American group are also among the evening’s performers. General admission tickets are $25, reserved seating is $45 and there are also VIP Cabanas that seat 6 for $500 seating for 6. Show starts at 6 pm Sunday