Entertainment at the Coachella Valley

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find an astonishing variety of great entertainment venues in the Coachella Valley.

Whether you’re into shopping, gambling, films, art, live music or other forms of entertainment, it’s easy to come across one of the many exciting entertainment destinations scattered throughout the valley.

Below are some great places and events that are worth checking out:


Forget Vegas – the Coachella Valley boasts several world-class casinos that can match even the best venues in Sin City. If you’re in Palm Springs, drop by the Spa Resort Casino or Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Other notable casinos in the area are Agua Caliente Resort & Casino in Rancho Mirage and the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon.

Aqua Caliente Casino-Resort-Spa Rancho Mirage 760-321-2000 http://www.hotwatercasino.com/
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Indio 760-342-5000 http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/
Spa Resort Casino Palm Springs 760-883-1000 http://www.sparesortcasino.com/
Augustine Casino Coachella 760-391-9500 http://www.augustinecasino.com/
Spotlight 29 Casino Coachella 760-775-5566 http://www.spotlight29.com/
Morongo Casino-Resort-Spa Cabazon 888-667-6646 http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/


Outlet Malls

Shopaholics will definitely go wild at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets – the sprawling outlet hub features more than 130 discount emporiums, with famous premium retailers such as Tory Burch, L’Occitane, Barneys New York, and Gucci. With such a wide variety of brands to choose from, shoppers will definitely find many great items, all for discounted prices.

And in case the massive selection of shops isn’t enough – the Cabazon Outlets are right next door.

Film Festivals

entertainmentLove films? You’ll definitely enjoy the many film festivals held throughout the Coachella Valley each year. Topping the list is the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January, which has gained wide recognition for showcasing the foreign-language films nominated for the Oscars. In 2011, the festival showcased more than 190 films from nearly 70 countries.

Other notable film festivals include the Festival of Native Film & Culture, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, Cinema Diverse, and the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (a.k.a. the “ShortFest”).

Live Music Venues

As the home of one of the largest, most popular music festivals in the globe, the Coachella Valley boasts many excellent live music venues for music fans to visit. These venues offer entertainment year round, along with delicious food and drinks.

Popular venues include Schmidy’s Tavern, The Hood Bar & Pizza, Neil’s Lounge, and the McCallum Theatre.

Movie Theatres

Century Theatres at The River Rancho Mirage 760-862-9997 http://www.cinemark.com/
Signature Theatres Rancho 16 Rancho Mirage 760-322-3456 http://www.fandango.com/
Cinemas Palm d’Or at Westfield Mall Palm Desert 760-779-0730 http://www.thepalme.com/
Signature Theatres Metro 8 Indio 760-322-3456 http://www.fandango.com/
Cinemark 10 Cathedral City 760-770-3642 http://www.cinemark.com/
Desert IMAX Theatre Cathedral City 760-324-7333 http://www.srentertainmentgrp.com/
Mary Pickford Theatre Cathedral City 760-328-7100 http://www.srentertainmentgrp.com/
Camelot Theatres Palm Springs 760-325-6565 http://www.camelottheatres.com/
Signature Theatres Palm Springs 760-322-3456 http://www.fandango.com/