Palm Springs guarantees Sun and Fun

A Summer of Festivals and Events

Palm Springs, California’s famous desert playground, is gearing up for a summertime full of fun with a calendar jam-packed with exciting activities and events to suit all visitors. With 350 days of sunshine per year and a climate envied by us weather-beaten Brits, a visit to Palm Springs will guarantee an injection of colour and entertainment over the summer months, whether travelling as a family, a single travelling, as a couple or in a group of friends.

There is a spectrum of events to choose, from the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival to the poolside parties of the Palm Springs’ Splash House music festival. Whatever the holiday preference, summertime fun in Palm Springs is like no place else.

Among the many events and activities to choose from this summer are:

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

One of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world will take place at Palm Springs Camelot Theatre. Now in its 22nd year, the Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase over 325 short films from more than 50 countries. The week-long festival begins Tuesday June 20 to June 27, 2017.

Wet ‘N Wild Dive-in Movies

The 1950’s themed water park, Wet ‘n Wild will host a series of dive-in movies throughout the summer. Every Friday night from now until August 4th, the price of daily park admission gets you a front row pool floatie for some family-friendly entertainment. The line-up includes Secret Life of Pets, ZooTopia, Sing, Moana and Finding Dory.

Splash House Weekend 1 (August 11-13, 2017)

Splash House announces its return to the desert for another outrageous summer of poolside vibes and world-class music. Splash House will return to The Renaissance, Riviera, Saguaro Hotel and Palm Springs Air Museum. Over the past three years, those in the know have flocked to this SoCal destination festival that has managed to retain its sense of community and summer-camp vibe, even as it adds to its ever-growing crew of discerning pool party devotees.

Comic Con Palm Springs

For the 2nd year Comic Con Palm Springs will bring together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books and entertainment. Happening at the Renaissance Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Convention Center August 25-27th 2017, confirmed appearances include Stan Lee and Lynda Carter.

Cinema Diverse LGBT Film Festival

A varied combination of feature films, documentaries and short films created by and or about thematic issues related to the LGBT community. The annual film festival is a program of the Palm Springs Cultural Center and will take place September 22-25th 2017 at the Camelot Theatres.

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