with the museum on several activities, and will
again host events highlighting local sites such
as the Haunted Hacienda and the La Quinta
resort tour around the holidays.
Art remains at the heart of La Quinta’s culture. A new community art gallery has been
installed at City Hall, showcasing works by
local artists that are rotated every quarter.
A new art event, Art on Main Street, will be
held in Old Town La Quinta on select Saturdays from October to April, benefiting the La
Quinta Historical Society and Old Town Artisan Studio. The 35th annual La Quinta Arts
Festival will be held March 2-5 at picturesque
La Quinta Civic Center Campus, attracting art
lovers and tourists from around the country.
La Quinta is home to other signature events,
as well. The CareerBuilder Challenge, the
Coachella Valley’s only PGA TOUR event, is
hosted at some of La Quinta’s legendary golf
courses, including The TPC Stadium Course,
known for its famous “Alcatraz” hole with an
island green that Lee Trevino aced during the
1987 Skins Game. The event, scheduled for
Jan. 18-22, has something for everyone, so even
those who aren’t necessarily golf enthusiasts
can come out and enjoy great food, drink, con-
certs, and more. Since 1960, this event has con-
tributed more than $56 million to Coachella
The La Quinta Chamber of Commerce,
which has merged with other local chambers
to form the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber
of Commerce, will bring back its best-loved
events — the Taste of La Quinta Jan.
14, and the Hot Rod and Custom Car
Show, Feb. 4.
An exciting new event coming to
La Quinta is the city’s Brew in LQ Oct.
22 at SilverRock Resort. Attendees
can sip varieties from several breweries while listening to music by live
bands and DJs spinning, and sampling tastes from local food vendors.
Games on tap include Giant Jenga,
ladder golf and a corn toss.
Such events attract attention from
future La Quinta residents. New residential options taking shape include
82 single family homes by Beazer
Watermark at the northwest corner
of Avenue 52 and Jefferson; 29 homes
in the Cove at the Citrus development; and 130 single family units plus
By homing in on ways to enhance service to
everyone who loves La Quinta, new activities
and amenities emerge that will only add to the
city’s prestige and reputation for being the
Gem of the Desert.