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Signature Events

La Quinta

Black History Month Presents: 2 That Transformed History

February 21, 2018 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Black History Month Celebrates 2 That Transformed History - Althea Gibson & Wilma Rudolph.

Come out and enjoy your hosts, Eddie Gilreath & Yve Evans as they take you on a journey through music and movie of the lives of Althea Gibson & Wilma Rudolph.

This event is FREE and seating is first come, first serve.

La Quinta Arts Festival 2018

Every day beginning March 1, 2018 10:00 AM and ending March 4, 2018

Out of over 4500 art fairs across the country, La Quinta Arts Festival has been ranked the #1 Art Show in the Nation FOR FOUR of the last six years and is currently (in 2018) ranked #1 in both Fine Art and Fine Craft. Annually hosted on the spectacular grounds of the La Quinta Civic Center Campus, a magnificent outdoor gallery extolled by Art Fair Sourcebook as, "The most stunning festival site in the country."


Hosting 220 of the foremost contemporary artists in the nation, this four day event guarantees its patrons an unparalleled cultural experience with amenities that include daily music, performance art, and trendy food, wine and beer concessions in upscale Restaurant Row and Bristol Farms Café. A great value Multi-Day Pass allows Festival patrons to return for multiple visits. Free parking is available in the village of La Quinta as well as paid-self and valet parking options.  

Admission $17 or Multi-Day $22

For more Information & Tickets visit us at LQAF.com

Desert Youth Olympics

March 10, 2018 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join in on the fun at the 7th Annual Desert Youth Olympics. Children ages 3 to 8 will have the opportunity to compete in the 20 yard dash, long jump, hurdles, and more. Bring your friends and make sure your parents have those cameras ready. This event will emphasize sportsmanship and fair play. Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers! To register online please visit: https://dyolq.eventbrite.com

Art on Main Street

March 17, 2018 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Art on Main Street from 10a-4p along the closed off streets of Old Town La Quinta – featuring original artwork from more than 80 artists! Enjoy live entertainment, shopping, dining and more! Admission and parking are free. Old Town is distinctive for its commitment to local entrepreneurs, artists, designers, artisanal foods and products, and its timeless, architectural charm. Old Town considers serving local artists a natural extension of its role in La Quinta as a landmark and gathering place for generations to come.

Mission LQ: Rocket Launch

March 24, 2018 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Mission LQ is a launchpad for beginners to seasoned rocketeers to learn, model and launch small power rockets. There will be instruction from La Quinta Rocketry Club leaders and guidance from the National Association of Rocketry to provide a safe and controlled environment. Join our club to launch your own
rocket into La Quinta skies!

La Quinta Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2018 9:00 AM–10:00 AM

Join your neighbors and friends for the City of La Quinta's annual egg hunt! Children, up to age 10 are welcome to participate in this egg-cellent event! Look for candy and toy-filled eggs scattered around. A chalk drawing contest begins at 9:15 a.m. and a special visit from the Easter Bunny is planned too! Check your eggs for a golden ticket!

Fly Over LQ: A Kite Experience

April 7, 2018 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Flash back to those childhood days as all ages are invited to join in on the fun at Fly Over LQ! This event offers numerous experiences to enjoy along with learning about various kites at our kite exhibit. Don't forget to stop by the craft table to create your kite and let your masterpiece soar!

Art on Main Street

April 7, 2018 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Art on Main Street from 10a-4p along the closed off streets of Old Town La Quinta – featuring original artwork from more than 80 artists! Enjoy live entertainment, shopping, dining and more! Admission and parking are free. Old Town is distinctive for its commitment to local entrepreneurs, artists, designers, artisanal foods and products, and its timeless, architectural charm. Old Town considers serving local artists a natural extension of its role in La Quinta as a landmark and gathering place for generations to come.

La Quinta City Picnic & Birthday

April 28, 2018 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Celebrate the City's 36th birthday with family, friends and neighbors while enjoying a high energy event. There will be non-stop entertainment, activities for children, snacks, refreshments, and plenty of giveaways. Indulge yourself in audible treats from our performers that are sure to entertain all day long!

Tequila & Tacos Fiesta

May 5, 2018 7:00 PM–10:00 PM

Tequila and Tacos is an upbeat event that will bring an authentic fiesta and unique flavors from some of La Quinta's finest restaurants. Restaurants will have tequila tastings and tacos at a special price, all while enjoying mariachi music in the heart of Old Town.
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