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Community Events

We are a community of diversity, heritage and tradition. Desert Recreation District celebrates and honors all that is special about the Coachella Valley by sponsoring community events throughout the year. From Santa's Hotline, Eggstravaganza Easter-egg hunts to Music Concert Series, DRD helps make family time meaningful and fun. 


community or holiday potluck

Join others in your community at a holiday-themed or chili cook-off potluck this Fall!  Just bring your favorite dish to share with the party.

holiday food & Gift drive

Please join us in helping others in our communities - we will be collecting food and gifts at all our centers now through December 18, 2018. Donations accepted Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

santa's hotline

Kids, this is your chance to talk to Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Elves and others at the North Pole!  They will be waiting for your call from Tuesday, Dec 11 through Thursday, Dec 13 from 5 to 9 p.m PST.
1-855-SANTA-4-KIDS (855-726-8245)


candy cane lane

Enjoy this holiday season by joining us in fun winter crafts, jolly games, and contests with yummy cookies!


food distribution

No paperwork is required to receive food at any of our food distribution events. We partner with others in the Coachella Valley to bring these events to you.Distribution will be October 27, November 10, and December 8 at our La Qunita Community Park, 77-865 Avenida Montezuma.




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