May Brings More Music, Movies, Comedy and UFOs!

As our winter visitors start to return home for summer, the desert stays active with another music festival, another film festival, great live theater, and an entire weekend dedicated to UFOs, aliens and extraterresitals! So don’t miss out on another great month of actives in the Palm Springs area!



Palm Springs Photo Festival, May 5-10

If you have a passion for great photography, here is your chance to learn from the best! The Palm Springs Photo Festival offers professional, emerging, and serious advanced amateur photographers the opportunity to study with legendary photographers. You can check out the latest gear, participate in cutting-edge seminars, enjoy a variety of networking events, and get hands-on in one of 20 classes in the Workshop Program.


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Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 16-19

Coachella is over, and Stagecoach memories are fading, but you have one last chance to enjoy some great music outdoors before the summer heat hits. The Joshua Tree Music Festival brings internationally acclaimed musicians to this 3-day family-friendly funky global music festival. You’ll enjoy great music, art installations, yoga classes, and events just for the kids.   


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Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival - May 9-12

You won’t want to miss the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival! Featuring an electing mix of prestigious and more obscure black and white “B” film noir movies, the event showcases rarely seen films, restored classics, and special appearances by many stars of the films. Join in the anniversary celebration with champagne & cake on opening night at 6:30pm and enjoy a special Mother’s Day screening of Mildred Pierce starring Joan Crawford.


Click HERE for a full list of films and ticket information.


Comedy Madness Show w/Mike Quu May 23-24

Life got you down? Then try some of the best medicine … laughter! Improv comedian Mike Quu hosts two nights of comedy at Hotel ZOSO in Palm springs. You’ll enjoy comedians that have been featured on  America’s Got Talented, Comedy Central, MTV, Showtime and more. The show is only $20, and full dinner is available as well. 


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Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair, May 27

This year’s annual flower drop at the Palm Springs Air Museum — one of their most popular events — celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.  The flower drop ceremony, a dedication to all fallen war heroes, includes over 3,000 red and white carnations air-dropped form a B-25 Mitchell Bomber.  Activities start at 10 a.m. and include food vendors, plane rides, and a beer garden. 


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Contact In The Desert, May 31 - June 3

If you’re intrigued by UFO’s, extraterrestrial life, crop circles, ancient aliens, and alien abductions, Contact in the Desert — the world’s largest UFO conference — is the event for you! This weekend-long adventure at the Renaissance Indian Wells features a variety of speakers, workshops and a night vision skywatch experience and you’ll get close-up with former FBI, NASA, military and government officials as well as astronomers, archeologist, and cosmologists. 


Click HERE for more information.


Live Theatre

May continues to be a good month for live theater, so don’t miss the two new productions opening this month. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opens May 10 at the Palm Canyon Theater and brings the stories in this timeless classic to life. The recently open CV Repertory theater in Cathedral City brings Good People to the stage starting May 1, where you’ll find out if Margie, who is one Bingo game away from homelessness, can get a fresh start with an old flame.

  • Big River, May 10-19     For more information and tickets click HERE.
  • Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, May 31-June 2   For more information and tickets click HERE.

A Sizzling Summer Selling Season is on the Horizon!


There is a clear trend in our local real estate market over the last five months… and its good news for sellers while providing some challenges for our buyers.


Trendvision’s® most recent year-over-year, March 2019 vs. March 2018 Report shows (-6.7%) fewer homes sold last month and inventory remains low throughout the Palm Springs area. The number of homes sold was down (-10.8%) in the under $500K price bracket, essentially flat in the $500-$999,999 price range, and up a healthy (+15.7%) for homes selling for over $1M. 

Inventory constraints eased slightly in the $500-$999,999 price range with a slight (+2.0%) increase in homes available for sale. Inventory for the under $500K price range was nearly unchanged, and there were (-5.7%) fewer homes available for sale priced $1M+.


Average selling prices rose (+9.0%) for homes priced under $500K, and sale prices rose (+9.6%) for homes priced $1M+. Selling prices remained flat for homes in the $500-$999,999 price range. 


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.


The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth?

Selected Best Concerts and Live Performances In May


Fantasy Springs

  • America, May 11
  • Golden Boy Boxing, May 16
  • The Hollywood Vampires, May 18
  • Maxwell, May 24
  • Joan Jett, May 26
  • George Lopez, May 31

For more information and tickets click HERE.



  • Neil Sedaka, May 24

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Agua Caliente Casino

  • Cirocovia, May 10-11
  • Willie Nelson, May 18
  • Rodney Carrington, May 31

For more information and tickets click HERE.