Upcoming Food Festivals 2019

Food lovers and libation enthusiasts have much to look forward to in the oasis these upcoming months as the region transforms into a mecca of grub satisfaction and dining deliciousness. So, whether you’re in search of new, local fare or are simply looking for the best in regional festival food goodness, pull up to the table and get ready to dig in.

Palm Desert Food & Wine | March 22-24, 2019

Palm Desert Food & Wine at El Paseo the finest in culinary, craft beers, spirits, and wines come together for the Ninth Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival Opens a New Window. . The appetizing three-day affair at The Gardens on El Paseo is organized by Palm Springs Life Magazine and showcases several celebrity chef demonstrations, book signings, cooking gatherings, and countless delectable tastings. Known as a top food and drink playground for its impressive fare and liquor offerings, this year promises to bring some of the most diverse flavors yet to Greater Palm Springs! Start your feasting extravaganza on Friday, March 22 by attending the highly acclaimed James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon Opens a New Window. –an attendee favorite by far. Then, dig in on Saturday and Sunday during Palm Desert Food & Wine Grand Tastings Opens a New Window.  You can chow down on incredible eats from local and regional restaurants, as well as experience a vast amount of premium wines, brews, and spirits. Be sure to stick around until the end for the exciting Sunday Grand Tasting. This year’s theme is “North to South: Food of the Americas Opens a New Window,” which celebrates the distinctive taste and lifestyle of Southern California and beyond.

Dining Out for Life | April 25, 2019

Supporting local causes has never been so enticing, thanks to Dining Out for Life Opens a New Window. ! Join the community in action and “Make One Meal Matter” as you dine out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this upcoming Thursday, April 25, 2019, at numerous participating restaurant locations in Greater Palm Springs. This important fundraising event benefits client services at Desert AIDS Project and is responsible for giving back 33 percent or more of local restaurant’s food, beverage and liquor gross sales to the cause. Be part of this yearly movement and donate your appetite to help those in need this season.

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week | June 2019

End the delicious festivities on a tasty high note with Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Opens a New Window. ! Although official dates for this fabulous cuisine-focused event have not yet been set, Restaurant Week is sure to give diners plenty of opportunities to discover new area hotspots during its multiple week program run. More than 100 local Greater Palm Springs restaurants will participate in the event this summer and serve a variety of specially prepared prix fixe menus to hungry diners. So, if you’re looking to try out some unique-to-the-region dishes or get a taste of new bites in town, this flavorful culinary experience is for you. Enjoy both discounted two-course lunch menus and three-course dinner menus from select locations throughout the region and get your grub on!

Here are additional food events to look forward to this year and next.


Food Truck Mash-Up

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

Brew in LQ Craft Brew Fest


Indio International Tamale Festival


Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival

Brew at the Zoo

Taste of Jalisco

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

Greater Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival

Special Thanks to visitgreaterpalmsprings.com