Pop Up Palm Springs

Wondering What to Do Between Coachella Weekends? Check Out “Pop Up Palm Springs” and More!

Wondering what to do between Coachella Festival Weekends—or, not doing them at all but looking for some local fun during the month of April? Look no further: Art, Fashion, Food, and Fun events converge in Palm Springs on April 16th! Pop Up Palm Springs is a new event taking place on the Tuesday between Coachella Festival Weekends. A variety of Palm Springs businesses in the Uptown and Downtown neighborhoods have joined forces to create a new way of showcasing what makes Palm Springs unique with a one-day event taking place in multiple businesses throughout the City on Tuesday, April 16. Times of the individual events vary, but events run throughout the day. From fashion shows to art exhibitions, in-store specials, food demonstrations and parties, this is one day to get out of the house and come see what’s ON in Palm Springs.

The motivation for the idea came from business owners, representatives of Main Street and other civic organizations wanting to dispel the notion that during “the season” (and especially during the week of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival) locals should avoid going out to avoid crowds, but the reality is, the city isn’t overwhelmed or too busy.

Each Pop Up Palm Springs participating business will provide a free Passport during their event. Since each Passport will be entered into a drawing, participants will greatly increase their chances of winning by visiting more businesses. The drawing for the winning Passports will be held during Village Fest on Thursday, April 18. Every participating business is donating a prize so there are dozens of opportunities to win.

Jeffrey Bernstein of Destination PSP describes Pop Up Palm Springs as “encouraging locals to come out and shop and eat, getting Coachella weekend hotel guests to either stay longer or come earlier, and getting people to come to Palm Springs for a brilliant day showcasing the best of what we offer.”

There will be dozens of different events going on around town all day and into the night.  Most events are free of charge, but some special meals are not. Some dining specials may require a reservation. More than 35 businesses have already signed up to participate.  The initial list of activities includes the following and many more:

·      Crystal Fantasy – Sound healing session

·      Destination PSP – retro swimwear fashion show, sidewalk chalk artist, giveaways and a drawing for two ShortFest passes

·      Gre Coffee House – live music in the courtyard with a vinyl and art sale

·      Kiehl’s – free skin consultations, hydration checks and samples

·      Kimpton Rowan – the hotel will offer a special Pura Vida pop up shop featuring bracelets that support artists worldwide. It will also offer 20% off all day at the Juniper Table café.

·      MAC – two sidewalk make-up drums for complimentary lip and shadow demos, free skincare and primer samples and a drawing for a $200 make-up basket

·      My Little Bridal Boutique – a patio bridal fashion show

·      On the Mark – food tastings and vendor pop-ups all day

·      Power Yoga – Zano active wear fashion show and pop up, plus live music a free professional photography of you in your favorite yoga pose

·      Revel Public House – bourbon tasting and food pairings

·      Wabi Sabi Japan Living – Sake Tasting special

·      Zin American Bistro – Wine and cheese tasting and a special prix fixe wine dinner

Participating business on or near Palm Canyon and Indian Canyon will display Pop Up Palm Springs signs in the windows. For more information on the growing list of participating businesses, please visit popuppalmsprings.com.
Wondering what else is fun in the sun this month? Check out the fab lineup at Saguaro. From 4/12/19 – 4/21/19, Saguaro Palm Springs will be hosting a series of fab pool parties and music events including: Brunch Beats Vol. III, Rinse, Ardy Party Palm Springs, and Aqua Bend. Get your pool party on while enjoying the best of food, music and libations under the desert sun! Enjoy, y’all! XOKate

About Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

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