Nestled in the Coachella Valley, La Quinta is a city that’s always alive with excitement and entertainment. November has rolled in, and brings with it relief from the sweltering summer heat as well as the excitement of the coming holiday season. La Quinta and the greater Coachella Valley offer events and entertainment throughout November, no matter where you and your family’s interests may lie.
Family Fun in the Great Outdoors
Support local school programs with the Desert Sands Education Foundation’s third annual fundraising hike. All participants will walk away with a goodie bag and t-shirt, so bring the whole family – all skill levels are welcome!
Need to burn off that extra slice (or three) of pie on Thanksgiving Day? Come down to Palm Springs and join the Wild Turkey Trot to support local charities! This 5K run is pooch- and stroller-friendly, which makes it the perfect thing for a family outing on turkey day.
Kick off the holiday season with The Living Desert’s annual WildLights festival. Zoo members can enjoy a special members-only night on November 23, while other nights are open to the general public. This La Quinta local classic is the perfect family event to make some holiday memories.
Drink in Homegrown Art, Theater, and Entertainment
Dance-lovers have flocked to McCallum Theater’s Choreography Festival for the past eighteen years to see dance companies from across the nation compete for the festival’s prize. Experience original dances from both established and emerging performers, and support the arts in Coachella Valley.
Desert Arts Festival (Frances Stevens Park, Nov 27 – 29)
Support La Quinta local artists at Frances Stevens Park, and maybe even find a piece or two to buy as the perfect holiday gift. Mediums from painting to sculpture to glassblowing will be represented, and all artists will be on-site to discuss their work. A perfect opportunity to enjoy the local desert culture.
Last Comic Standing Live Tour (McCallum Theater, Nov 23)
Are you a fan of NBC’s Last Comic Standing? If so, you simply can’t miss the Last Comic Standing Live Tour, coming to McCallum Theater this November. It’s a must-see for any fan of stand-up comedy, and is a great way to start an exciting night on the town.
Feed Your Need for High Speed Thrills
National Sunshine Series II (HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, Nov 4 – 8)
Our nationally-recognized horse show is set to award over one million dollars in prize money this year, so come out to see the best and brightest compete for the pot. While you’re watching the equine elite compete in this high-stakes championship, you can enjoy the sights, sounds, and cuisine the series has to offer its fans.
El Paseo Cruise Night (El Paseo, Nov 6)
If you’re passionate about classic cars, come out to see locally-owned beauties cruise down El Paseo’s boulevard. You’ll be in the company of fellow enthusiasts, and all are welcome – proud owners and onlookers both.
Cruise-In (Westfield Palm Desert, Nov 7)
Classic cars, custom cars, trucks, motorcycles: you name it, and you’ll find it at Westfield Palm Desert’s Cruise-In. Spectating the event is free, but the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association gladly accepts donations that they direct to the various non-profits they support. Admire automotive beauties and support a great cause – what better way to spend a November afternoon?
Other cities may hibernate through the winter months, but La Quinta and its sister Coachella Valley cities come alive when the cool air rolls into the desert. No matter what you’re in the mood for this November, you’ll find excitement if you know where to look in La Quinta. Don’t miss out!