A Vibrant City
Palm Springs has it all
May 24, 2016
One of the great things about the weather in the Palm Springs area is the near guarantee of a sunny day. Of the many things to do outdoors in the Coachella Valley, one activity which sees a great deal of foot traffic is to browse and shop the local street fairs.
Get a Shopping Fix at COD Alumni Street Fair
The College of the Desert Alumni Street Fair is open-air shopping at its best. Browse through dozens of vendors all year beginning at 7 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Locals and visitors alike can spend their day with an open-air shaded shopping experience second to none. With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer`s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more. You’ll find bargains galore and it is a great way to start your day. The Street Fair provides over $500,000 in student scholarship and financial aid per year and funds many other college programs and projects. Choosing to stop at the COD Street Fair means you are supporting small business owners and educational services.
Kick Off Your Weekend with Palm Springs VillageFest
The Palm Springs VillageFest is a lively street fair that expands through the downtown of Palm Springs, CA on Palm Canyon Drive every Thursday evening from 6-10 pm (October through May) or 7-10 pm (June through September). This free event was founded over 17 years ago allowing local artists and restaurants to showcase themselves. Over 200 vendors display their goods in the streets, whether it’s fresh locally-grown produce or handmade treasures created by community members. Artists offer everything from comic books to 3-D metal art and restaurants set up booths to sell coffee, desserts, and local dishes. The Palm Springs Villagefest is perfect for a stroll before or after dinner at one of the many fine downtown restaurants.
Certified Farmers Market
Local farmers and vendors get together to showcase the fruits of their labor every Saturday from June through September. The Certified Farmers Market is a gathering place where the community can learn about the importance of nutrition, fresh produce and organic options. The market runs each Saturday from June 4, 2016 through Oct 1, 2016 from 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM. The Certified Farmers Market is located in the Palm Springs Pavillion at 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA near the Palm Springs High School.
Rest and Rejuvenate at POSH Palm Springs Inn
Make your Palm Springs getaway complete by staying in the best lodging possible while you’re here! POSH Palm Springs Inn is a deluxe bed and breakfast that specializes in creating a relaxing environment combined with warm hospitality. Stay in one of our luxurious rooms and be sure to enjoy some of our wonderful amenities, like our poolside happy hour! You’re guaranteed to love our inn, so check our availability today to make plans to visit us!