Indio – City of Festivals
SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL®
Blending Culture with Commerce, the Indio Chamber of Commerce is the proud host of this Fine Art Festival featuring over 250 highly accomplished artists. The magnificent polo grounds, the subtle sound of jazz and the array of delectable foods give festival-goers the chance to absorb and enjoy the creativeness of the intriguing, talented artists. Clay, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal works, painting, photography, print making, sculpture and textile artisans have been showcasing their remarkable work for 27 years at the Chamber’s dynamic Art Festival held at the Empire
January 24, 25 & 26, 2014
PALM SPRINGS KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW–January
One of the largest confirmation shows in the country, it is a Bradshaw family tradition. The four-day event is held at the Empire Polo Club.
323-727-0136 • www.jbradshaw.com
FAMILY MOTOR COACH ASSOCIATION WESTERN AREA RALLY–January
Annual Western Region Rally is held yearly at the Riverside County Fairgrounds and features approximately 2,000 motor coaches.
800-543-3622 • www.fmca.com
NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL & RIVERSIDE COUNTY FAIR–February
For more than 60 years the “City of Festivals” has been home to the National Date Festival & County Fair. Family oriented activities include: live entertainment, a petting zoo, art exhibitions, demolition derby, miniature train station, carnival rides, games, concerts, crafts, and a variety of food.
760-863-8247 • www.datefest.org
COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL–Spring
The Empire Polo Club hosts this annual three-day music and arts festival featuring alternative European-rock style music, drawing more than 150,000 fans. Named “The Best American Rock Festival” by Rolling Stone magazine.
COACHELLA VALLEY STAGECOACH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL–Spring
The Empire Polo Club has hosted this legendary annual country music festival from the onset. Featuring a celebration of country music and culture, fans across the world enjoy three days of unmatched country music and culture.
THE CABAZON INDIO POWWOW–November, Thanksgiving Weekend
A Celebration in which Native Americans come together to sing, dance, feast and carry on ancient traditions. Everyone is welcome. Beautiful Native arts and crafts are displayed for sale.
760-238-5770 ? www.cabazonindians-nsn.gov
INDIO INTERNATIONAL TAMALE FESTIVAL–December
Ranked as one of the top 10 “All-American Food Festivals” in the nation by the Food Network, more than 125,000 tamale lovers fill the streets of downtown Indio. Family oriented activities include: carnival rides, a parade, folkloric dancing, live entertainment, tamale tasting, and delectable food.
760-391-4175 • www.tamalefest.net