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Community Events

We are a community of diversity, heritage and tradition. The Desert Recreation District celebrates and honors all that is special about the Coachella Valley by sponsoring community events throughout the year. From Santa's Workshop to Movies in the Park, DRD helps make family time meaningful and fun. 

DARE TO PREPARE-aaa TEEN DRIVING PROGRAM (NEW)

This is a pre-permit workshop is offered in parthership with the Automobile Club of Southern California. It is a free interactive program which offers usefool tools, tips and resources to help parents and teens.
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mecca festivals and fairs

Celebrate the change of seasons at our Fall Festival, with an afternoon of fun carnival games, face and hair painting, contests with prizes, children's activities with inflatables and more!  Our Resource fairs also offer information about community services and resources.
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POTLUCKS (NEW)

Come join the fun at our potlucks and try all the different dishes brought by the talented members of the community as they display their cooking talents!
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princess party (NEW)

Dress up as your favorite princess for the day and dance to your heart's delight. It's a royal good time with other prince and princesses that will make for magical memories.
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bicycle rodeo (NEW)

These free events teach bicycle safety and tests your riding skills.  Bring your own helmet, pads and bike. A bike raffle may be included, but you must participate in the safety portion to be eligible.
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super hero party (NEW)

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ... Super Hero Party!  Come dressed as your favorite super hero. Play games and save the day! Demonstrate your own unique super power! Join us for super games and fun!
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CHEF'S SERIES

Join us at the Palm Desert Community Center as we host chefs from the greater Coachella Valley area to share their speciality. Each week features a different chef, a new taste and a new recipe.  Some holiday dishes may be featured in November and December.
VIEW DATES, TIMES AND GUEST CHEF OR THEME

 

october thursday night concert series(NEW)

Thursday evenings in October usually signal the beginning of the weather cooling down, and we have a variety of music acts to entertain you in Palm Desert.
CONCERTS FROM 6 - 7:30 P.M., OCT 5,12,19 & 26 - FREE TO ALL AGES


 

CANDY CANE LANE (NEW)

Keep the Holiday fun going by joining us down Candy Cane Lane. Enjoy fun activities like winter crafts, jolly games and contests with yummy cookies and more! Cameras encouraged.
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HOLIDAY FOOD AND GIFT DRIVE

Please join us in helping others in our communities - we will be collecting gifts and donations at all of our centers beginning November 1 through December 20, 2017.  Please call 760-347-3484 Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to find the closest location where you can drop off donations.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATE - WE APPRECIATE IT!

 

santa's hotline

Hey kids - this is your chance to speak with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves, Frosty the Snowman, or the reindeer! Santa and his friends will be waiting for your call. Lines will be open: Tuesday, December 12 through and including Thursday, December 14, 2017 between 5 and 9 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Open to all ages.
1-877-Santa-4-Kids (1-877-726-8245) 5 - 9 p.m. on Dec 12, 13 and 14 only

TEEN SOCIAl nights

Have fun interacting with other teens dancing, playing board games, listening to music and so much more during these Friday night socials.
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SUNDAY SOUNDS

Join the Palm Desert Community Center as we bring in artists from around the Coachella Valley.  Each week a different artist will bring new sounds and experiences.  Most Sundays from November 2017 through and including March 4, 2018 - please click link below for exact dates as holidays will be excluded.
Dates, times and artist/band name

 

HALLOWEEN CARNIVALS AND SPOOKTACULARS

Get your costume on and join the fun and games (and contests).  Bring your friends and family (and parents, don't forget to take photos!)  Several locations will be hosting a Ghoulishly Good Time!
CLICK HERE TO SEE DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS

 

Have an idea or suggestion for a new class or program?  

Contact us at: fun@myrecreationdistrict.com or call (760) 347-3484.
We would love to hear from you!