California Reopens!

After more than 15 months since issuing the country's first stay-at-home order, California has reopened for business!

 

With 50% of the state's population fully vaccinated and over 72% of people over 12 years of age having received at least one dose of the vaccine, many COVID restrictions have been removed, and life is returning to something resembling "normal" pre-pandemic life. 

 

For all business sectors in the state, mask mandates, capacity limitations, and social distancing requirements have been dropped. Masks are still required in public transportation and medical facilities, and vaccine verification is required for those attending indoor events with 5,000 people or more.

 

But for most day-to-day activities, masks are not required.  

 

Click HERE for up-to-date COVID-19 information for Riverside County.

 

THINGS TO DO IN JULY

 

 

CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY

 

Let's celebrate the first big holiday of summer, Independence Day on July 4. Here are some of the best places to celebrate in the desert:'

Palm Springs - The city is providing a laser light show in place of fireworks this year, and there will be music, food, and pool parties at four separate locations across the city. 

For more information, click HERE.

 

Cathedral City - Agua Caliente Casino is partying all weekend in celebration of July 4. They'll have food trucks, live music and dining specials, so you won't want to miss out. 

For more information, click HERE.

 

Rancho Mirage - The big fireworks show in the valley will be held at the Agua Caliente Casino on Bob Hope. There will be music and giveaways starting at 7 pm, and the fireworks show starts at 9 pm. 

For more information, click HERE.

 

Palm Desert - The always popular July 4 fireworks event at Palm Desert Civic Center Park is back! While there will not be live music at this year's event, food trucks and vendors will be at the park, and the fireworks show starts at 9pm. 

For more information, click HERE.

 

Idyllwild - If you want to turn the temperature down a few degrees, head west of Palm Springs to the mountain community of Idyllwild. The Independence Day parade, led by Max the Mayor, a friendly golden retriever, takes place on July 3. 

For more information, click HERE.

 

 

VILLAGEFEST RETURNS!

 

It's back! Villagefest returns July 8 and takes place every Thursday throughout the summer. Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs will be closed to traffic, and the street will transform into a festive street fair. Vendor booths will feature food, crafts, artwork and more each Thursday. 

For more information, click HERE.

 

FOREVER MARILYN IS BACK!

 

The popular 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in her classic pose from "The Seven Year Itch" has returned to Palm Springs. Since her departure from Palm Springs in 2014, she has spent time in New Jersey, Australia, and Connecticut, prior to returning to Palm Springs. Marilyn can be found just outside the Palm Springs Art Museum on Museum Way. 

For more information, click HERE.

 

VISIT PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM.

 

Speaking of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the museum is now open to the public, and you can visit for free each Thursday from 5-7pm.  If you prefer to escape the heat and visit during the daytime hours, take advantage of Five Dollar Fridays July 16 through July 30 with $5.00 admission all day for non-members. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

 

LIVE THEATRE MAKES A COMEBACK!

 

The Alliance of Desert Theatres, a cooperative of 16 local theatre companies and live entertainment organizations,  is preparing to promote various performances starting this summer. The Palm Springs Opera Guild, Palm Canyon Theater, Theatre 29, and many more will be planning out their schedules, including initial shows this summer.  

Click HERE for more information.

 

MORE LIVE MUSIC.

 

Oscar's in downtown Palm Springs is bringing live music back this summer. Summer events include shows by Crimson Crow, Rose Mallett, American Idol's Michael Orland, and jazz musician Gunhild Carling. 

Click HERE for more information.

 

Agua Caliente Casino now has several music events scheduled for July, August & September, including Pat Benatar, Tower of Power, and Styx. 

Click HERE for more information.

 

LET'S EAT OUT! 

 

With indoor capacity limits now lifted, it's the perfect time to reserve that indoor table and enjoy a wonderful meal in the cool indoors.

  • Larkspur Grill - The newest restaurant in Palm Desert recently opened for business in Hotel Paseo. Offering modern California cuisine with fresh local ingredients, the restaurant offers dinner and happy hour nightly.  Click HERE for more information.
  • Wildest - This recently opened Palm Desert venue offers healthy casual dining and wine tasting starting at 3:30 each Tuesday - Sunday. Click HERE for more information.
  • Wilma & Frieda - With some of the best upscale homestyle cooking you’ll find anywhere, your options are expanded with Wilma & Frieda’s Palm Springs location, serving breakfast & dinner in a great downtown location. The Palm Desert location is open for breakfast & lunch.  Click HERE for more information.
  • The Colony Club - Enjoy theatre deco glamour of the main dining room or dine al fresco poolside at this popular eatery in the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs. Click HERE for more information.
  • RD RNNR - If you’re in La Quinta, check out this hot spot with tasty shrimp sandwiches, fried chicken wings and flat iron steaks. And don’t forget the delicious home-made pies and cakes! Click HERE for more information.

Don't forget to check out The Monday Minute every Monday to get an up-to-date snapshot of our local real estate market. 

  • Is inventory improving? 
  • Are home prices still rising? 
  • What is the average sale price?

Check out the Monday Minute each week for an answer to these questions and more. You'll find it every Monday at this link: www.TheMondayMinute.com

  

To view our most recent full-month market report, click here: Desert Market Update.

   

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