Indio has earned its reputation as an international “City of Festivals”. The birthplace of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Indio annually hosts a variety of music, food and art festivals. Our warm climate and picturesque scenery makes Indio a perfect place to enjoy a day with friends soaking up the history and culture of festivals attended by hundreds of thousands each year from around the world.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual three-day music and arts festival held over two weekends at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. It is organized by Goldenvoice and features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music. The festival also features unique art and sculptures across a spacious venue. Recognized internationally as a premiere music event, Coachella has become one of the most successful festivals in the world. - See more at: www.coachella.com
The Stagecoach Festival is an outdoor country music festival located at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice and features various artists from across the country western genre, including folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country. The three-day festival is held annually and attracts country music fans from across the country. Food, art and entertainment installations also play an important part in the entertainment. - See more at: www.stagecoachfestival.com
In its 31st year, the Southwest Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest art festivals in Southern California, welcoming over 280 featured artists from across the North America. The festival showcases art from many disciplines, including traditional, contemporary and abstract works of fine art, as well as pottery, glass, jewelry, metal works, painting, photography, sculpture and textile. Hosted on the beautiful grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, this is a must see destination for art lovers. - See more at: www.southwestartsfest.com
Live music sets the tone as guests enjoy an extraordinary afternoon of wine and beer tasting at one of the most beautiful venues in Coachella Valley, the Empire Polo Club. A themed art exhibit enhances the unique ambiance associated with this annual event. The Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience boasts a long line-up of bands along with an expanded list of handcrafted beers and wines to taste. As the tasting winds down, the music heats up through the night with the tunes of a diverse musical line-up designed to offer something for a variety of ages and musical tastes. - See more at: www.rwbexp.com
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, now in its 71tst year, focuses on providing amazing entertainment and affordable fun. The fair features exciting ground acts such as juggling, acrobatics, and trampoline, delicious Fair food, and an exciting concert line-up. Included in the price of admission are performances in the Concert Pavilion featuring nationally recognized musical artists. The Grandstand Arena packed the house with many exciting shows, such as Monster Trucks, Hot Rod 4x4 Truck Pulling, and the Demolition Derby. The Camel & Ostrich Races, a longstanding tradition and family favorite, delight audiences of all ages. - See more at: www.datefest.org
The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians keeps cultural tradition alive by holding annual powwows. The Indio Powwow takes place on the Cabazon Indian Reservation located in Indio, Califronia. Included in the celebration are Native American dance competitions for contestants of all ages, bird singing, drum contests and peon games. There are also opportunities for visitors to join dancers in the arena during non-competitive, intertribal dancing. - See more at: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/cbmi/index.html
It all started in 1992 with an idea by Dave Hernandez, a member of the Downtown Indio Merchants Association. The rich heritage of the tamale, consistent community support and hard working tamale makers have created the festival’s tremendous success. Recently, the Food Network-TV ranked the Indio International Tamale Festival in the top 10 “All-American Food Festivals” in the nation! - See more at: www.tamalefestival.net