Dive-In Movies, Great Music, Craft Beers & More!


With more people spending their summers in the desert, each year brings a wider variety of summertime activities to the desert. This month there's a lot of great music, from name acts, including Mary J Blige, Boz Scaggs, Styx & UB40, a fantastic craft beer festival at the Ace Hotel, comedy from Howie Mandel, and much more. So check out the events and have a fantastic August in Palm Springs area. 



Modernism Week Fall Preview Tickets Go On Sale

Modernism Week is one of the desert's most popular events every year, bringing over 40,000 people from all around the world. But the 4-day fall preview event is a great way to take in our rich history of all things mid-century modern without the crowds that come with the main event. The fall preview event takes place October 17-20, and tickets go on sale August 1


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


Ace Hotel Craft Beer Weekend - Aug 3-4

If you love craft beers, you won’t want to miss the Ace Hotel’s 8th annual Craft Beer Weekend. Celebrating some of the best micro-brews in the U.S., you’ll find a selection of beers from over 30 small breweries, including Bissell Brothers, Tillamook, Russian River Brewing  and local favorites La Quinta Brewing Co., Babe’s Brewery, and Coachella Valley Brewing Co. One and two-day passes are available, and there are special hotel rates for attendees. 


Click HERE for more information.


Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival - Aug 16-18

Help raise money for disaster relief for a town that has been severely impacted by the Cranston Fire in 2018 and major flooding earlier this year. Your attendance at this event will bring you the joy of hearing over 100 bands while knowing you are helping to rebuild this loved desert get-away for years to come. In addition to great music, you’ll find great food at local restaurants, and some great shops and galleries to visit as well.


Click HERE for show schedule and more information.


Dive-In Movies

As we reach the half-way point in summer, it's the perfect time to catch a film at, or in, your favorite pool! This month you'll find three dive-in movies available to watch pool-side, with The Goonies screening at the Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs, Spiderman at the Fritz Burns pool in La Quinta, and Lilo & Stitch at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center. Click on the movie names below to get more information on each screening.

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre


CVRep presents four shows this month, starting with "Life, Love, and Hollywood", a musical memory about growing up in a famous Hollywood home. And don't miss the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus — now in its 20th season — as they celebrate diversity and inclusiveness, or the jazz stylings of the John Nelson Trio. 

  • Life, Love, and Hollywood - Aug 3
  • Nickerson Rossi Dance Company - Aug 4
  • Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus - Aug 25
  • John Nelson Trio - Aug 26

For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE.


Strong Buyer Activity Pushes Prices Upward!

Trendvision’s® most recent year-over-year, June 2019 vs. June 2018 Report shows (-5.2%) fewer homes sold last month. The number of homes sold was up(+16.0%) in the $500,000 - $999,999 price bracket, down (-9.6%) in the under $500K price range, and down (-7.7%) for homes selling for over $1M.


While inventory began a return to normal this month, the under $500,000-$999,999 and $1M+ price ranges experienced slight inventory decreases of (-2.6%) and (-4.0%) respectively. Inventory rose (+2.5%) in the under $500K price range over the same period last year.

Average selling prices rose across all price bands, led by a (+10.8%) increase for homes priced $1M+ and (+5.4%) for homes priced under $500K. The $500,000-$999,999 price band was essentially flat with a (+1.7%) increase in average selling price. 


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.


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Selected Best Concerts and Live Performances In August


Spotlight 29 Casino

  • Pop 2000 Tour - Aug 3
    • Lance Bass hosts O-Town, Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera & Tyler Hilton
  • UB40 - Aug 31

For more information and tickets click HERE.  

Fantasy Springs Casino

  • Howie Mandel - Aug 3
  • Mary J Blige - Aug 10
  • Lance Burton - Aug 17
  • Boz Scaggs - Aug 23

For more information and tickets click HERE.

Agua Caliente Casino

  • Styx - Aug 2

For more information and tickets click HERE.


Morongo Casino

  • Gypsy Kings - Aug 1
  • Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds - Aug 8 
  • Dane Cook - Aug 9
  • Carly Pearce - Aug 19

For more information and tickets click HERE.