Classic Cars & Classic Architecture Featured in February!


Tour de Palm Springs, Feb 7 & 8


Get ready to ride through Palm Springs with thousands of other riders for a good cause during the 22nd Annual Tour de Palm Springs. This celebrated event has given both bike enthusiasts and casual riders a chance to pedal their way through Greater Palm Springs since 1999. Register today to choose from five routes ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles long. Bike rentals are available. There's fun to be had for walkers too, with both a 1-mile and 3-mile walk option!


Click HERE for information on the event and for registration information.


Art Palm Springs, Feb 13- 17


Calling all art-lovers! You'll love this four-day art event, one of the country's premier events, that takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Featuring over 70 galleries from the U.S. and around the world exhibiting works from over 300 artists -- all under one roof -- representing paintings, sculpture, photography and other visual arts. Don't miss what is often called "The Arts Event of the Year" in Palm Springs.


Click HERE for information on the event.


Modernism Week, Feb 13-23


Modernism Week’s cool, iconic, modern February festival is an exciting 11-day celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale at the convention center, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking, and double-decker bus tours, a world-class lecture and film series, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands If you're a mid-century modern enthusiast, Palm Springs is the place to be this month! 


Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.



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Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, Feb 14 - 23


Visit the first county fair of the year -- the 74th year for this fair -- where you'll find a nightly musical pageant, headline entertainment, Monster Truck, and BMX shows, camel and ostrich races, date and produce displays, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and great fair food. This year's entertainers included George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and a 90's show with Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc and Coolio! 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Carnival open until midnight on weekends!


Click HERE for information on the event. 


Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival, Feb 28 & 29


Welcome to the Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival, where palm trees and the famous Palm Springs mountain views serve as the backdrop to one of the most talked-about wine events in California. Featuring the Special Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting and the Grand Tasting Finale at the beautiful Rancho Mirage Community Park. For the Grand Tasting, enjoy an afternoon of fun, wine, food and live upbeat music – at the classiest wine and food festival under the sun! 


Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.


Desert Woman's Show, Feb 22


This expo offers dynamic daily fashion shows by Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis and local boutiques. The Woman's Show marketplace showcases plenty of shopping, stimulating seminars on Age in Reverse with renowned heart surgeon & author Dr. Steven Gundry, Stem Cells Demystified, Secret to Fabulous Legs and so much more! Guests also enjoy a variety of local talent sponsored by Big Rock Pub while sampling everything from Tequila to Butter Cakes. 


Click HERE for information on the event and to register for the event.


McCormicks Classic Car Auction, Feb 21-23


Every year the turnout is huge for one of the biggest car auctions in the country. This year nearly 600 classic cars will cross the auction block over the three days of this event. You'll see everything from classic muscle cars to vintage luxury vehicles from Mercedes and Rolls Royce. Many hard-to-find cars, like Austin Healeys and Studebakers, often appear and are especially popular with the crowd. If you're just looking, take advantage of the first day of the event, always free of charge to the public. 


Click HERE for information on the event.


Swing ‘N Hops Street Party, Feb 8


Swing ‘N Hops provides family-friendly fun on El Paseo in Palm Desert. You’ll enjoy playing the games, including a giant Twister game, chess, and outdoor bowling, while a nearby crafts station will engage your creative side. The event features big band music by the Swing Cats Big Band, and dancing in the street is encouraged, as El Paseo will be pedestrians only between San Pablo and Larkspur for the event. 


Click HERE for information on the event.


Home Sales Rise Across Most Cities!


The low inventory is continuing to push home prices higher …  the median price for detached homes (single-family) was up (+9.0%) over the same month last year … that’s the highest single-year increase on record! The median price for attached homes (condos) was up (+2.0%) over last year, and while price increases for condos accelerated about two years ago, we see price gains for condos starting to soften a bit. 


Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold Price, Number of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market, and its overall health.



The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $492,233, a (+1.5%) increase over the same month last year.  Homes sold faster last month, with days on market going down by (-2.7%) over last year to 72 days. There were 2,998 homes for sale last month, a (-11.9%) decrease over this same time last year. Inventory continues to be below average, even as we see our usual seasonal increase in buyer activity.


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


Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.


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Selected Concerts and Live Performances In February


McCallum Theatre

  • Shoshana Bean, Feb 4
  • Mozart Group, Feb 11
  • Cirque Eloize – Hotel, Feb 13
  • The Ten Tenors, Feb 18-23
  • Burton Cummings, Feb 24
  • Judy Collins, Feb 25
  • A Celebration Of Ella Fitzgerald, Feb 29

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Fantasy Springs Casino

  • The Improve Comedy Club, Feb 1
  • Pedro Fernández, Feb 1
  • Golden Boy Boxing, Feb 6
  • Charlie Wilson, Feb 15
  • Sheryl Crow, Feb 22
  • The Righteous Brothers, Feb 28

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Agua Caliente Casino

  • Jerry Seinfeld, Feb 1
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Feb 2
  • Keith Sweat, Feb 14
  • Air Supply, Feb 15
  • Michael Bolton, Feb 29

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Morongo Casino

  • Morongo's Big Game Blitz, Feb 2
  • Alice Lau & Selina Pao, Feb 16

For more information and tickets click HERE.