Mayor Max of Idyllwild

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 (8/16/19 – 8/19/19:

Idyllwild Strong | Friday – Sunday

Idyllwild (Flicker)

The cozy mountain community that sports a great brewery, a truly unique “bud and breakfast”, and a dog mayor will see the return of the Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival for a second year to raise money for those impacted by the Cranston Fire in July 2018. There will be plenty of performances and, really, any excuse to get up to Idyllwild is a good one – especially during the summer.

Get more info here.

Lance Burton | Saturday

The magician takes a break from performing in Las Vegas – where he has been doing his thing now for 31 years. You can catch him at Fantasy Springs Casino on Saturday night, with tickets starting at just $29

Get more info here.

Spider Man in the Pool | Friday


Movie Nights at the Pool in La Quinta is showing Spiderman – Into the Spider-Verse on Friday night. It’s a free event with the gates opening at 7 p, and the movie beginning at dusk. You can watch the movie from a chair on the sidelines or in the pool during open swim.

Get more info here.

Sebastian Maniscalco | Friday

The comedian, actor, and best-selling author will bring his Stay Hungry Tour to The Show on Friday, August 16, at 8 pm.  Maniscalco recently performed four shows at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden, and released his new Netflix Original special, also titled Stay Hungry – which is streaming now.  Tickets start at $65.


Get more info here.

Tribute Bands | Friday & Saturday

Lineup for the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio

There are plenty of tribute bands performing around the Coachella Valley this weekend. Here’s a rundown:

  • Friday: A tribute to Elton John will be at Spotlight 29. $10 to get in.  More info here.
  • Saturday:  There’s a Tom Petty tribute at the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs.  Free to get in. Get more info here.

Other things to check out this weekend:

  • La Quinta Brewing has live music with Rod Van Buren on Friday night from 7 to 9 at their Palm Desert brewery.  Get more info here.
  • Coachella Valley Brewing hosts live, free stand up comedy on Saturday night.  Get more info here.
  • Taste of Rancho Mirage – a thing that gets you discounted apps, drinks, and desserts around the city during the summer if you buy a wristband – continues.  Get more info here.
  • Palm Springs Animal Shelter is hosting a Clear the Shelter event on Saturday.  Get more info here.
  • If you are looking to head out of town, Stone Brewing has a big birthday party / beer fest thing happening in San Diego, the Michelada Rumble has music and beers mixed with tomato juice in Perris, and Tailgate Fest is going on in Eastvale.

Have a great weekend!!

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