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 (12/14 – 12/6, 2018):
Gabriel Iglesias – Friday
Fluffy heads to Cabazon for a 9 pm stand up comedy show Friday night. Tickets for the performance have sold out. But, you can find plenty of them available over at Stub Hub (here).
The Price is Right with Jerry Springer – Friday
It’s what happens when two daytime TV shows (you would never think to combine) come together. Jerry Springer hosts a night that has contestants pulled from the audience to compete in the games you see on the TV version of Price is Right – with real prizes on the line. Getting in to the 8pm show will set you back $40 to $60.
Celtic Woman – Friday
The Irish singing group heads to the McCallum to perform Holiday songs on Friday night. Tickets are $60 to $100.
Winter Harvest Festival and Carnival – Saturday
Local vendors, artists, crafters, and foodies will be selling their wares and eats at the Indio FFA Booster Clubs inaugural Winter Harvest Festival and Carnival at Indio High School from 9 am to 2 pm.
Full disclosure: my awesome wife will be there with some cool jewelry – and hey, it’s that time of year for gifts and such 🎅
A Very Barry Christmas – December Saturday & Sunday
Two nights for Fanilows in Rancho Mirage. Both Saturday and Sunday will see Barry Manilow perform hits and holiday classics. Manilow has announced that proceeds from the show on Sunday will go to Coachella Valley charities. Tickets start at $100.
LeAnn Rimes – Saturday
The country star brings a Christmas show to the McCallum theater with a bonus: Barry Zito, the former baseball pitcher, as her opening act. Admission for the 8 pm show is $40 to $80.
Big Band Christmas – Saturday
A nine-piece swing band accompanied by four singers will perform Christmas music. There will also be complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and treats. Gates open at 5, show is at 6 pm at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater.
Tram Brunch with Santa – Sunday
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway hosts their inaugural Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning, starting at 10:30 am. The event will include crafts, holiday treats, a meal, and Santa! Tickets are $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children (ages 3-10). Tram fare included.
Update: This event has sold out.