City Council Approves July 1 return of Palm Springs VillageFest!

Amy Blaisdell
Communications Director
City of Palm Springs
(760) 323-8250

City Council Approves July 1 return of Palm Springs VillageFest!
One-time Mini-Village Fest set for Tuesday, June 15 to celebrate “Palm
Springs Back in Business” and the re-opening of California!

May 28, 2021

Palm Springs VillageFest, the City’s wildly popular street fair which prior to the
COVID-19 pandemic, was held every Thursday night in downtown, will return on
Thursday, July 1.

With COVID-19 cases significantly down, the City Council approved re-opening
VillageFest at last night’s meeting, with a smaller footprint and safety protocols in
place. The street fair is expected to expand to its original length in the coming
months. During the summer, VillageFest hours of operation will be 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Starting July 1, Palm Canyon Drive from Amado Road to Tahquitz Canyon Way will
be closed for VillageFest. Additionally, Museum Way between Palm Canyon Drive
and Belardo Road, and Belardo Road between Andreas Road and Tahquitz
Canyon will be closed. Tahquitz Canyon Way will remain open to east and west
traffic.

And there’s more good news! The Council additionally approved a one-time mini-
Village Fest on Tahquitz Canyon Way between Palm Canyon and Indian Canyon
from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 to celebrate “Palm Springs Back in
Business” and the re-opening of California. Join NBC Palm Springs as they go
live in the heart of downtown during their 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Starting at 3 p.m. on June 15, Tahquitz Canyon Way between Palm Canyon Drive
and Indian Canyon Drive will be closed until 9 p.m.

Consistently voted the best weekly street fair in the Coachella Valley, over the last
30 years VillageFest has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world with
vendor booths featuring eclectic art, handcrafted items and unique food. Shops,
restaurants and galleries stay open late.

Stay tuned for more details as VillageFest expands in the coming months.