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DETAILS – LOCATION/PARKING
Civic Center Park – Palm Desert, CA
Civic Center Park in Palm Desert, CA will welcome the 1st Annual Desert WineFest to its beautiful grounds. Known as the city’s recreational showpiece, the park serves as a popular gathering place for a wide array of public activities and events. Free parking will be provided at the park with overflow parking across the street at The College of The Desert.
Desert WineFest is proud to donate a portion of event proceeds to one or two hand-picked charities each year. We are excited to announce that our 2023 charities are The Family YMCA of the Desert and Desert Cancer Foundation.
The Family YMCA of the Desert has been a valued nonprofit organization for over 40 years in the Coachella Valley. Serving as the largest licensed childcare provider, infants through 6th grade at numerous locations from Indio to Rancho Mirage as well as offering programs such as out of school time day camps, various youth sports, Youth & Government, management of the renowned Palm Desert Aquatic Center as well as a variety of annual family events. Their dedicated staff, Board of Directors, volunteers and community partners allow them to engage mission driven work and outcomes that reflect the YMCA’s Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion. For more info, please visit their website at www.ymcaofthedesert.org
At Desert Cancer Foundation, we pay for cancer care.
We work with the support of local healthcare professionals, social workers, case workers, and advocates to share the availability of our program with our community.
Since inception, we have paid for cancer care for more than 8,250 local residents valued at nearly $100 million, at a cost of only $9.9 million.
Enjoy a relaxing oasis with a backdrop of mountains and palm trees at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. Just a few miles from Palm Springs, our resort offers an ideal escape in the Coachella Valley. Revel in timeless comforts, classic conveniences and modern technologies that have made our luxury resort a desired destination for a sun-drenched getaway.
Let the relaxed desert lifestyle transcend the hustles and bustles of life the second you step foot into the luxurious rooms and suites of our resort hotel in Rancho Mirage, CA, located between Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Unwind in one of 444 well-appointed guest rooms or 22 luxury suites that offer an oasis in the California desert with vibrant pops of color in Spanish Colonial-inspired style. Premium king and queen beds topped with crisp white cotton-rich linens will lull you into a peaceful night’s sleep in the comfort and elegance you deserve during your stay at our Palm Springs resort. All of our hotel rooms have French doors that open to furnished private patios or balconies with breathtaking views of our luscious grounds and the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains.
Out of the Hill country of Northeastern Mississippi through the ‘50s Rhythm & Blues of the Pruitt-Igoe Projects of St. Louis, nurtured in the Blues and Gospel of his teen years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashford Gordon bears the standard for Contemporary Blues with a pedigree for the deep Blues of his birthplace in Starkville, Mississippi. Blues Singer/Guitarist
The Desert WineFest brings wines and brews from around the world to your doorstep in a fun, relaxed environment. (Yes, we’re the WineFest. But turns out even wine lovers need a break to sip something else new and noteworthy too.) The Fest also serves up boutiques to browse, artisan merchandise to buy and more!
Details to come
To explore the exciting world of wine – along with some seriously artisan brews – in a great setting that is all about you finding what you like. Forget the rules! Even better, your good time is a good deed.
The Desert WineFest is committed to the safety and security of all patrons in the park. ALL bags will be searched before entry. Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Backpacks are prohibited as well as outside drinks, water bottles, or other beverage containers. Attendees should be prepared to have their bags searched each time they enter the festival and should plan for extra time to get through security.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED AT THE FEST?
Per the Alcohol Beverage Control, this event is 21 and older. No children or infants are allowed to attend this event for the safety of all parties.
ARE PETS ALLOWED AT THE FEST?
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.