La Quinta, Gem of the Desert is known for its many outdoor activities and special events throughout the year. We have plenty of sunshine all year long to enjoy the many festivities.

We have the Farmers Market in Old Town starting in October, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm every Sunday, complete with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Here are some of the many activities and events that are held here yearly:

  • CareerBuilder Challenge
  • BNP Paribas Tennis Open
  • Southwest Arts Festival
  • La Quinta Arts Festival
  • Riverside County Fair & Date Festival
  • Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
  • Coachella Music Festival
  • Stagecoach Country Music Festival

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