Hey, Palm Springs parents! Looking for some fun things to do around the desert with the kids this weekend? Here are our top picks:
Head over to the Palm Springs Air Museum on Saturday for the Golden Age of Commercial Aviation event. Historian, inventor and aviator Richard Grosser will be giving a presentation on the topic of commercial aviation. There will also be flight exhibitions and formation flying of the T-34’s. There will also be a drawing for people to enter to win a ride in a T-34!
The Palm Springs Air Museum is open from 10AM-5PM and they are also pet friendly, so bring Fido along for some family fun, too!
The Museum is located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs 760-778-6262
Morongo Valley Spring Festival on Saturday from 8AM-3PM. Head up Highway 62 to the high desert and swing by Covington Park in Morongo Valley for some good old fashioned family fun. Visit with Smokey the Bear, see live animals, go on a bird walk, watch artists as they paint in the park, visit the art colony, have an ice cream sundae, check out story time at the children’s library and much, much more! From 8AM-11AM there will also be a burrito breakfast. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Big Morongo Preserve, Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Morongo Valley Community Service District.
Directions from Palm Springs: Take Highway 62 towards Morongo Valley. Turn right at Park Avenue and follow it around to the park on the right. For more information, call 760-363-6454 or 760-363-7190
Spring Into Reading at the Palm Springs Public Library event on Saturday from 10AM-1PM. There will be face painting, a balloon artist and magician Joel Ward will be on hand to wow and amaze. Sign-up for the reading program and receive a special gift (while supplies last).
Stop by the LPGA championships in Rancho Mirage on Saturday and see the official Weinermobile. It will be on display until 4:30PM.
Head to the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside and catch a pinewood derby race in front of the Forever21 store on Saturday.
Bailey’s 25th Anniversary Car Show in Twentynine Palms this weekend will feature vintage cars and motorcycles and will include a motorcycle race. Saturday from 9AM-3PM. For more information, call (760) 910-4158.
Shannon Duffy is the Palm Springs Parenting Editor and co-author of The Couples Guide to Pregnancy & Beyond and Stormy Knight: Prom Queen of the Undead. Have a topic or event you’d like covered? Just send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org