Things to do in Palm Springs this weekend

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 (8/17 – 8/19, 2018):

Idyllwild Strong

Idyllwild (Flicker)

After having the entire town evacuated and over 13,000 acres of their mountain home destroyed by the Cranston Fire, things are slowly getting back together for Idyllwild and the surrounding mountain communities.  This Friday through Sunday, Idyllwild Strong will feature 40 bands playing at a dozen venues across Idyllwild, day and night.  There will also be a raffle / auction to help provide relief for victims of the fire.


Golden Boy Boxing – Friday

Everyone around the United States can watch a night of boxing in Indio on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes, but you can watch it in person for just $25 and up.  Andrew “El Chango” Cancio takes on Dardan Zenunaj in the main bout, with fights beginning at The Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center at 6:30 pm.

(Fantasy Springs Resort Casino)

Looking ahead: Planning to attend Comic Con Palm Springs later this month?  Be sure to save cash by grabbing the Groupon here. (affiliate)

Roger Daltry – Saturday

INDIO, CA – OCTOBER 16: Musicians Roger Daltrey (L) and Pete Townshend of The Who perform onstage during Desert Trip at The Empire Polo Club on October 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip)

The singer and founder of the iconic rock band The Who, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger Daltry rolls into Indio for a solo show at The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Tickets are priced at $69 to $129.

(Fantasy Springs Resort Casino)

Tribute Bands – Saturday

The Rock Yard offers up a Bruce Springsteen tribute on Saturday night.  All Rock Yard shows are always free and begin at 7:30 pm.  Meanwhile, the Eagles Tribute Band “Desperado” will perform at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater Saturday at 4 pm in a benefit concert for Children’s Discovery Museum.

(Fantasy Springs Casino / Children’s Discovery Museum)

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