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September 23, 2019

Community Update

by Chris Parman, Communications & Events Manager 

Spring into Fun at Cathedral City’s Special Events

The fall calendar of special events brought thousands to our city functions with the new Tejano Music Fest, Halloween Spooktacular, Día de los Muertos, Healing Field, Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and the new and very popular Snow-Fest and Holiday Light Parade.  The fun will continue during 2018 with the following planned winter and spring events:

January

Right after the New Year, the 2018 activities begin on January 5-15 with Cathedral City sponsoring the Palm Springs International Film Festival, being held in-part at Cathedral City’s Mary Pickford Theatre for the third year in a row.  The festival brings thousands of visitors to the Coachella Valley spending dollars at our hotels, restaurants, and retailers. 

On January 6th and every 1st Saturday of the month, The SCRAP Gallery and the Agnes Pelton Society hosts the Children and Elders monthly Art Party at the Simeon Den Gallery, 68895 Perez Road, Suite I-27 (across from Frankie’s Italian Bakery) form 1-3 PM.   Admission is free.  Participants create art pieces made of recyclable materials and meet and work with a local guest artist, who will share his/her work as well as conduct an art making activity in their style discipline.

On January 13th and every 2nd Saturday of the month, go to Cathedral City’s Art & Design District for “2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road” where you will discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery.  It will be ARTtastic!

On January 27th and typically the 4th Saturday of each month through the month of May, gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located this season at the Downtown Festival Lawn, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111) in Cathedral City.  The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens at 7:00 pm, except for the month of May, which begins at 8:30 pm due to daylight savings time.  You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand.  Great Family FUN!

February

On February 8th, the Cathedral City Historical Society will host a day trip to the Salton Sea, the largest body of water in the State of California with a special visit to the amazing Salvation Mountain.  The tour begins by boarding a bus at City Hall at 8:30 am and returning around 2:30 pm.  You will learn about the history of the Salton Sea area and the environmental struggles to save it.  You will also drive by “Slab City”, North Shore Beach and the Yacht Club designed by famous architect Albert Frey in 1959. Finally, you will journey into the past when several prominent figures from the entertainment industry docked their boats here in what was meant to be California’s largest marina. Take in the beauty of the natural wildlife preserve and experience the haunting desolation of abandoned towns.  Tour costs $90 and more information is available at http://www.cathedralcityhistoricalsociety.org.

On February 10th, the 3rd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival, sponsored by Sunniva, Inc., celebrates the sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture and cuisine.  The festival takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Downtown Cathedral City’s Festival Lawn located at 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111).  Highlights include Aztec Dancers; Horse Show; Food Court, Tequila Tasting; LIVE Music on the Main Stage; Kid Zone; Outdoor Market; as well as the spectacular Fireworks Show by Sunniva, Inc.  Entertainers includes “Los Tiranos del Norte,” “Nacho Bustillos y su Quinto Menguante,” and “Mariachi Limon de Javier Hernandez,” just to name a few.  For the first time, you can reserve tables of eight for the nightly entertainment assuring you with a guaranteed seat to sit, dance, shop, and connect with your friends, family, and neighbors. www.tasteofjalisco.com

On February 11th, the annual Agnes Pelton Society’s Artists and Historic Home Tour returns featuring a celebration of Chuparosa Lane lined with murals and mosaics.  The City of Cathedral City is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Tour from 11 am to 3 pm as it allows you to visit the historic homes located in the Cathedral Cove neighborhood which was settled in 1920s and formerly named “Cathedral Village.” This neighborhood was, and continues today to be, the area of world renown artists, writers, and musicians.  For tickets and more information, go to www.AgnesPeltonSociety.com

On two weekends in February (17-19 and 22-25) the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic returns to Cathedral City.  It is the nation’s largest and most prestigious preseason NCAA college softball tourney, featuring 50 top Division I teams. The lineup of teams includes UCLA, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and the Japan National Team, plus many more.  It is estimated that the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic brings in more than 25,000 visitors to Cathedral City. 

March

The 4th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days, presented by Volkswagen of Palm Springs, celebrates the lives, history, and wonderful accomplishments the LGBT community has contributed in making Cathedral City one of the “most livable” cities in America and a testament to its perfect equality score by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  The festival provides an opportunity to recognize the strength in our diversity, appreciate our similarities, and stand united for the equal rights of all Americans.  Don’t miss out on the infamous LGBT Days Bed Race, it’s our Pride Parade with a little drama and suspense.  A list of entertainers and activities will be announced soon.  Go to www.CathedralCityLGBTDays.com for the latest information.

April

Bring the kids to Cathedral City’s Town Square Park in downtown for an event that is all about Kids! From 12 (noon) to 3:00 pm, kids will enjoy the fun of multiple bouncy houses surrounding Cathedral City’s Fountain of Life area, and an Easter Egg Hunt featuring 25,000 eggs!!!  This year, we will have a toddler’s egg hunt for little ones between 2 and 5 years of age.  We will also have a bigger kids egg hunt for those 6 years and up.  Find the eggs with the secret message and you might win a bike!  Other activities include taking a picture with the Easter Bunny and several local businesses will offer free candy for the kids as well.  Free admission. Free parking. Bring your own basket for hauling the eggs or get a free reusable shopping bag at the event. Go to kidapalooza.discovercathedralcity.com for the latest information.

May

The Battle of the Badges Boxing Tournament plans to return on Saturday, May 12th where amateur boxers compete for the top prize.  The boxers, certified by USA Boxing, are mostly from local police and fire departments.  Spectators enjoy the sport, food, drinks and the fun, competitive nature of the rivalry between the boxers and their fans.  Tickets will go on sale in the New Year by calling (760) 335-8895. 

More events are expected to be announced and we encourage you to go to www.DiscoverCathedralCity.com for the latest information or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor.com, or YouTube for the latest announcements.  

News

The December 27th City Council Meeting has been Canceled. 
The next City Council Meeting is January 10, 2018

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Special Training Series Available for Women Entrepreneurs

It’s Your Time: An Entrepreneurial Training Series for Women (IYT) is an intensive business start-up program with the goal of helping women entrepreneurs become business owners. Participants will attend a minimum of 10 workshops, work individually with a business counselor for at least two hours, complete a vision board, and write a business …

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“The Grinch” - Movies in the Park – December 30th

“The Grinch” - Movies in the Park – December 30th

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located this season at the Downtown Festival Lawn, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111) in Cathedral City. The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens at 7:00 …

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Palm Springs International Film Festival Begins on January 2nd

Palm Springs International Film Festival Begins on January 2nd

Get your tickets now for the Palm Springs International Film Festival that begins on January 2nd with movies starting on January 5th at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City. This will be third year in a row that the film festival has utilized the newly renovated Mary Pickford Theatre with …Read more.

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Cathedral City Police Are Arresting Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

Cathedral City Police Are Arresting Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This holiday season, the Cathedral City Police Department will work around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired drivers. From December 15, 2017 through January 1st, law enforcement is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety … Read more.

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Sneak Peek of the Planet Fitness Opening Soon in Cathedral City

Sneak Peek of the Planet Fitness Opening Soon in Cathedral City

Sneak Peek of the Planet Fitness Opening Soon in Cathedral City Be one of the first to get a sneak peek at the new Planet Fitness opening soon in Cathedral City. The video (https://youtu.be/rFhr48Thiv0), hosted by CCTV Conrad Angel Corral, provides you an inside look as he talks to the local owner, Sameer Bhatia, about all the amenities, types of … Read more.

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Give a Gift of Entertainment for an Entire Family at the Taste of Jalisco Festival

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Upcoming Events

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4th Season Poster - Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located this season at the Downtown Festival Lawn, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111) in Cathedral City.  The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May, at 7:00 pm, except for the month of May, which begins at 8:30 pm due to daylight savings time.

You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand.  Great Family FUN!

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ps film festival logo

Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is a portal for the very best in world cinema, welcoming more than 136,000 enthusiastic filmgoers.  For the third year in a row, the film festival will utilize the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City to showcase many of the films on multiple screens.

For tickets and all information about the festival, go to www.PSFilmFest.org

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Shred Insert 2017-2018

Stop Identity Theft Program

To help STOP identity theft and as a service to its residents, the City of Cathedral City is hosting FREE Document Shredding Events. The Shredding Events are the first Saturday of the month October thru May each year.

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CHILDREN’S ART PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERS

CHILDREN’S ART PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERS

 The SCRAP Gallery and the Agnes Pelton Society hosts the Children and Elders monthly Art Party at the Simeon Den Gallery, 68895 Perez Road, Suite I-27 (across from Frankie’s Italian Bakery) on the First Saturday of each month from 1-3 PM.   Admission is free.

Participants create art pieces made of recyclable materials and also meet and work with a local guest artist, who will share his/her work as well as conduct ...Read more.

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2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

Every 2nd Saturday, come to Cathedral City’s Art & Design District for “2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road” where you will discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery.  It will be ARTtastic!

Read more.

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Salton Sea and Salvation Mountain Day Tour

Salton Sea and Salvation Mountain Day Tour

Salton Sea and Salvation Mountain Day Tour

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3rd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

3rd Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival

Live Music, Food, Tequila/beer, Fireworks Show, Kid Zone and Outdoor Market! for More Information, Click Here.

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Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

According to the organizers, the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic is the nation’s largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tourney, featuring 50 top Division I teams. For the third year in a row, the Cathedral City, Calif., event will span two weekends — Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 22-25, 2018…Read more.

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4th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

4th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days

The 4th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days, presented by Volkswagen of Palm Springs, celebrates the lives, history, and wonderful accomplishments the LGBT community has contributed in making Cathedral City one of the “most livable” cities in America and a testament to its perfect equality score by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  The festival provides an opportunity to recognize the strength in our diversity, appreciate our similarities, and stand united for the equal rights of all Americans.  Don’t miss out on the infamous LGBT Days Bed Race ....Read more.

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Easter Kidapalooza

Easter Kidapalooza

Bring the kids to Cathedral City’s Town Square Park in downtown for an event that is all about Kids! From 12 (noon) to 3:00 pm, kids will enjoy the fun of multiple bouncy houses surrounding Cathedral City’s Fountain of Life area...Read more.

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