Art, Architecture & Amusement ... February is Jam-Packed with Activities!


As we move into February, our desert hosts some of the most popular events of the season. Desert X returns after a years absence, and the Tour de Palm Springs, Modernism Week, and McCormicks’ Classic Car Auction make their annual return. And with live shows by Snoop Dogg, Marie Osmond, Jay Leno, Pitbull, & The Lettermen, and more, there's something for everybody to enjoy! So scroll down and check out all of the fabulous February activities in the Palm Springs area!



Desert X, Feb 9 - Apr 21


Building off the success of the initial exhibition in 2017, Desert X returns to the Palm Springs area with unique art installations on display throughout the Coachella Valley. Desert X integrates our natural landscape into the artists' works and aims to engage audiences interested in art and the environment. Details on the artists' projects and where to find them will be officially released on February 9.


Click HERE for more information on Desert X. 


Tour de Palm Springs, Feb 9, 2019


Calling all biking enthusiasts! It’s not too late to get in on the action! Registration is still open for the annual Tour de Palm Springs. There are four rides available for every experience level … from a short 9-mile ride to a more grueling 102-mile ride … there’s something for everyone. Proceeds from the event benefit nearly 100 local charities and you won’t find a better way to get in some exercise with fellow bikers while helping raise money to benefit the community. And if the bike ride isn’t your thing, you can always come out to cheer on the riders.


Click HERE for more information on bike routes and to buy tickets.


Modernism Week, Feb 14 - 24


One of the area’s premier events — Palm Springs Modernism Week — returns to the desert for 10 days this month, with over 350 events celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture, art & fashion. The event kicks off with the Modernism Show & Sale at the convention center, where you’ll find a variety of quality mid-mod furnishings and accessories available for sale. The ever-popular double-decker bus tour is back, as are the Signature Home Tours, walking neighborhood tours, and a variety of lectures and educational events. You won’t want to miss the walking tour of Sandpiper Palm Desert on Feb 21, so get online and get your tickets now.


Click HERE for a schedule of events and to purchase tickets.


73rd Annual Riverside County Fair, February 15 - 24


Who doesn’t like a county fair? For 73 years, locals have found the Riverside County Fair & Date Festival to be one of the best entertainment values in the area. Enjoy musical concerts headlined by country star Randy Houser, hip hop legends Salt-n-Pepa, and the ever-funky Kool & the Gang. And don’t miss some events you can only find at a county fair — bull riding, monster truck competitions, Demolition Derby, and Mini-Dwarfs Racing. (If you don’t know what that is, click HERE). The fair is a bargain, with tickets selling for only  $11.


For more information on the fair, and to buy tickets click HERE.


Art Palm Springs, February 15 - 17


If you’re looking for that special piece of artwork for your home, you won’t want to miss Art Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Convention Center. You’ll join over 15,000 art lovers as they appreciate post-war and contemporary art from galleries in Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists from around the world. The event, which kicks off with an Opening Night VIP reception, has been a draw for curators, collectors, designers and celebrities who appreciate the quality of the art presented.


Click HERE for more information on Art Palm Springs.


McCormick's Classic Car Auction, February 22 - 24 


Here’s your chance to check out over 550 of the coolest, most awesome, classic cars in one place. Held at the Palm Springs Convention Center, this 3-day event brings draws car lovers from all across the country. And the best thing? Admission for the first day, Friday, Feb 22, is totally FREE! Want to see some the cars coming up for auction? Check out McCormick’s Facebook page at this link:  McCormick’s Car Auction


Click HERE for more information on the auction.



Home Sales Down, Inventory Woes Ease, Sale Prices Continue Their Rise!


For the second month in a row, we’re seeing a familiar story … inventory constraints are easing slightly, selling prices are continuing their upward trend, but fewer homes are selling. 


Inventory, which had been down as much as (-25%) over last year, is only down (-11.1%) in the last reporting period, with 429 fewer homes available for sale. Perhaps reflecting the lack of desirable inventory, the number of homes sold was down (-21.7%) over the same month last year. 


At the same time, the average selling price rose (+12.4%) to $485,000 and the average selling price per square foot rose (+12.8%) to $247. 


Homes continue to sell quickly, with Days on Market down (-11.5%) to 77 days.

Trendvision’s® most recent year-over-year, December 2018 vs. December 2017 Report show that the largest increase in home sales last month took place $1M+ price band, with a (+5.0%) increase in the number of homes sold.  


Home sales in the Under $499,999 price point dropped for the second month in a row, with (-21.7%) fewer homes selling, while the $500,000 - $999,999 price band saw the largest drop in sales, a (-27.9%) drop.


For more information on specific cities go to Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.


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Selected Best Concerts and Live Performances In February



McCallum Theatre

  • Jay Leno, Feb 2-3
  • Rent, Feb 8-10
  • Michael Feinstein w/Storm Large, Feb 15-16
  • The Lettermen, Feb 24
  • Evita, Feb 27-28

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Fantasy Springs

  • Marie & The Osmonds, Feb 2
  • Boyz II Men, Feb 8
  • Righteous Brothers, Feb15
  • Snoop Dogg, Feb 16
  • Pitbull, Feb 23

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Agua Caliente Casino

  • Air Supply, Feb 16

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Morongo Casino

  • Englebert Humperdink, Feb 15

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Palm Canyon Theatre

  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Feb 22 - Mar 10

For more information and tickets click HERE.