Things to Do in Cathedral City

Offering an ever-growing array of leisure activities for all ages, Cathedral City is rapidly becoming the Valley’s place to play. Whether it’s picnics in the park, hikes in the canyons, musical and theater events, or sporting activities such as bowling, golf, miniature golf, tennis, and softball, come play in Cathedral City – where there’s fun for everyone.

Senior Center – The Community Center at Tierra Del Sol
37101 W. Buddy Rogers
(760) 321-1548

The Community Center at Tierra Del Sol operates Cathedral City’s senior center and is dedicated in assisting all seniors, from the active to the homebound, to improve their quality of life. This goal is accomplished by providing services that channel energy, relieve suffering and protect their health, happiness and well-being.

Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City
32141 Whispering Palms Trail
(760) 324-5844

The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City provides all day and after school care for children ages 6-18. They provide transportation from Landau Elementary, Sunny Sands Elementary and James Workman Middle Schools. They also operate three after school programs at Rio Vista, Cathedral City and Agua Caliente Elementary Schools. Program development is based on the five core areas of Character and Leadership, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, Arts and Crafts, Sports and Fitness, Social Recreation, and Teen Programs on Tuesday-Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Community Special Events

A number of special events, designed to enhance community unity, generate retail sales and boost tourism, have been originated by the City Special Events Subcommittee, the Chamber of Commerce, the City Marketing Committee and others. Involvement by the Parks and Recreation Commission, Public Arts Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Service Clubs, Library Board, Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club, students, SCRAP Gallery, businesses and others is necessary for the success of these events.

Live Arts
The Cathedral City Public Arts Commission annually launches its LIVE ARTS series each fall. This year the series consists of seven monthly performances free to the public in venues throughout the city. It features a range of artists from pop to classics, opera to original compositions. Each year is a special treat to the audience.

Fountainworks: at Town Square (July 3)
Community-building, family event at Town Square. Features entertainment, vendors, children’s games and water play in the Fountain of Life.

Fire Department Open House (October)
Tour of Headquarters Fire Station, 32-100 Desert Vista Road, exhibits of apparatus, pancake breakfast, from 8 to 11 a.m.

Pumpkin Carving Contest (October)
Forest Lawn Cathedral City hosts this fun and creative event.

Healing Fields (November)
This moving event features one U.S. Flag for each military person lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict. The flags are displayed in Patriot Park at the corner of Date Palm and Dinah Shore Drives.

Minerva Drive Holiday Spectacular Display of Lights and Decorations (December)
Locally known as Candy Cane Lane, this panorama residential area along Minerva Drive comes alive with the spirit of the holidays.

Holiday Tree Lighting (December 4)
Holiday tree lighting in Town Square, carols, choirs, hot chocolate, cookies, and, of course, the arrival of Santa Claus.

Orion Community Service Awards (January)
The Orion Awards celebrate Cathedral City’s business and community achievements. Recipients are nominated by and voted on by other Chamber members. The categories include Business of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Man of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Woman of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Youth of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Tour de Palm Springs (February)
Bike Ride for Charity. Auction and Spaghetti [carbo-load] Dinner.

Golden Apple Awards (March)
Honoring Educators and Administrators in the Coachella Valley.

Easter Services
Forest Lawn Cathedral City hosts Sunrise Service and children’s Easter Egg Hunt.

Entertainment At The Theater

Buddy Greco’s Dinner Club
The Best Night Club in the desert according to Palm Springs Life. Features Buddy Greco himself along with guest star Lezlie Anders. Two performances each evening Tuesday thru Sunday 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
68805 East Palm Canyon Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 883-5812

The Mary Pickford Theatre
36-850 Pickfair Street
(760) 328-7100
This beautiful Santa Barbara Mission-style, 14-screen Cineplex theatre, provides a vintage experience, along with state-of-the-art technology featuring THX sound. Theatre-goers will enjoy seats that rock and a salon which features memorabilia owned by the legendary star and theatre namesake Mary Pickford.

Desert IMAX Theatre
68510 East Palm Canyon Drive
(760) 324-7333
Not your ordinary theatre, this features one giant screen, six stories high and 70 feet wide. Enhanced with crystal-clear digital sound, it is the only large format screen in the area.

Sporting Attractions

Big League Dreams Sports Park
33700 Date Palm Drive
(760) 324-5600
Welcome to the Big Leagues! Best known for baseball and softball fields that are designed and built as replicas of famous, historic major league stadiums. You can play baseball or softball in replicas of Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Tiger Stadium, Forbes Field and Wrigley Field. Additional fields are also available for soccer, rugby, volleyball, flag football, and softball leagues and tournaments, concerts and carnivals. A 20,000-square-foot Pavilion accommodates in-line hockey and basketball and is also available for corporate and group events, parties and banquets.

Boomers Family Fun Park
67-700 East Palm Canyon Drive
(760) 770-7522
Boomers, where family fun rules, offers miniature race cars, bumper boats, miniature golf, rock wall climbing, go-karts. All this and a snack bar, too! Open seven days a week, including holidays.

Bowling At Palm Springs Lanes
68-051 Ramon Road
(760) 324-8204
This recently renovated 28-lane bowling alley features computerized scoring systems, automatic bumper bowling, open bowling, league bowling year-round, as well as laser bowling every Friday and Saturday night. The lounge serves drinks and a light snack bar food.

Skating At The Ice Garden
68307 East Palm Canyon
(760) 770-7046
Home to the Desert Hockey Association, this is the Coachella Valley’s only ice skating rink. Available for public skating, as well as adult and youth hockey leagues.

Golf Courses

Cathedral Canyon Golf & Tennis Club (Public)
68-311 Paseo Real
(760) 328-6571

Cimarron Golf Resort (Public)
67-603 30th Avenue
(760) 770-3030

Date Palm Country Club (Public)
36-200 Date Palm Drive
(760) 328-6514

Desert Princess Country Club & Resort (Private)
28555 Landau Boulevard
(760) 322-3215

Outdoor Resorts (Private)
69-411 Ramon Road
(760) 328-3834