Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Discover the vibrant arts and culture scene in the beautiful city of Rancho Mirage! Rancho Mirage offers a diverse array of artistic and cultural experiences that are sure to delight and inspire.

Architecture and Art Installations:
Start your cultural journey by exploring the city's stunning architecture and outdoor art installations. From the sleek, modern lines of the Annenberg Estate to the colorful, whimsical sculptures that dot the property's spaces, Sunnylands Center and Gardens is a visual feast for the senses. Furthermore, explore the enchanting appeal of the celebrated Modernism Week—an annual homage to architectural innovation that resonates with enthusiasts worldwide.

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Performing Arts:
Next, delve into the magic of Broadway right here in Rancho Mirage with Desert Theatrical's incredible productions! This award-winning theater company brings the best of Broadway to our community, offering a wide range of productions that are sure to delight and entertain.

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History and Diplomacy:
For those interested in history and culture, the Sunnylands Center & Gardens is must-see. This stunning estate was once the winter home of the affluent Annenberg family, and today it offers a glimpse into the glamour and elegance of mid-century Palm Springs complemented by its rich history in U.S. diplomacy.

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Artistic Expression:
Experience the best of the arts scene in Rancho Mirage by attending the annual Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts! This highly anticipated event draws artists and art enthusiasts from all over the region, making it a must-see attraction for visitors and residents alike.

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Special Collections: 
Explore the city's cultural richness by immersing yourself in the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory's special collections and iconic outdoor statues. Oh and did we mention, while you are there, the influential Rancho Mirage Writers Festival and the enlightening narratives of the Rancho Mirage Writers Series, are both thoughtfully hosted at the library?

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Library's Roberson Mineral Collection

Cultural Endeavors: 
Engage with the dynamic Cultural Commission, known for hosting a variety of live cultural events, including Artist Studio tours and engaging happenings. Experience the enlightening offerings of The Tolerance Education Center, which promotes tolerance, civility, and respect through educational programs and exhibits, fostering a more inclusive society. By embracing these enriching opportunities, you'll deepen your cultural exploration and solidify Rancho Mirage as a sought-after destination for diverse cultural experiences.

Tolerance Education Center

No matter what your artistic or cultural interests are, Rancho Mirage is the perfect destination to indulge your creative and explorative side. So come explore, discover, and be inspired by the city's vibrant arts and culture scene!

Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts

The Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts is an annual boutique event held at the Rancho Mirage Community Park and Amphitheater. It showcases museum-quality artwork in an outdoor setting, featuring handpicked artists, live music, art demonstrations, and interactive performances. With art exhibitions, food vendors, and nightly events, this two-day festival offers a diverse range of experiences for everyone to enjoy, and best of all, admission is free.

Broadway Series

The Rancho Mirage Broadway Series offers an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of live theater. With a lineup of outstanding theatrical productions, this series brings the best of Broadway to Rancho Mirage, enchanting audiences with exceptional performances and unforgettable experiences. Don't miss the chance to be swept away by the enchantment of the Rancho Mirage Broadway Series.

CV Symphony

Experience symphonic excellence at its finest as the Coachella Valley Symphony partners with the City of Rancho Mirage. The symphony's new home, the breathtaking Rancho Mirage Amphitheater, sets the stage for unforgettable concerts under conductor John Mario. Join us in this beautiful setting for a enthralling musical journey with the Coachella Valley Symphony.


Escape to the oasis of elegance and tranquility at Sunnylands. Discover the allure of this renowned desert retreat, once the private haven of influential figures. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the gardens, explore the exquisite architecture, and engage with the rich history and cultural significance of Sunnylands. Experience a true desert paradise where nature, art, and legacy converge in perfect harmony.

Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert

Ignite your child's curiosity and imagination at the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. Step into a world of hands-on exploration and learning, where interactive exhibits and engaging activities spark wonder and discovery. From the wonders of science and nature to the realms of art and creativity, the museum offers endless opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow. Unleash their potential and create lifelong memories at the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert.

City History

Step into a virtual time capsule and relive 50 years of cherished memories with our dedicated 50th anniversary website. Join us in celebrating a half-century of remarkable milestones and community triumphs as we showcase the rich tapestry of our city's history. Explore interactive timelines, extensive photo galleries, and engaging stories that capture the essence of our journey. Be a part of this extraordinary commemoration and discover how our city has evolved and thrived over the past 50 years.

Rancho Mirage Observatory

Unleash your curiosity and embark on a celestial journey at the Rancho Mirage Observatory. Located in the heart of Rancho Mirage, this state-of-the-art facility offers a gateway to the wonders of the universe. Discover the mysteries of the cosmos through interactive exhibits, captivating stargazing sessions, and engaging educational programs. Whether you're an astronomy enthusiast or simply looking to marvel at the night sky, the Rancho Mirage Observatory invites you to explore the infinite beauty and expand your horizons.

Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

Immerse yourself in unforgettable live entertainment at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Located in Rancho Mirage just off of Highway 111, this stunning outdoor venue sets the stage for extraordinary performances under the starlit sky. From concerts and theater productions to community events, the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater offers an enchanting experience for all. Join us for an evening of enchantment and create lasting memories at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater.

Desert X

Unleash your sense of wonder and embark on an artistic adventure at Desert X. Explore the vast desert landscape transformed into an outdoor gallery, where groundbreaking contemporary art installations surprise and inspire at every turn. Immerse yourself in the intersection of art, nature, and culture, and experience the magic of Desert X like never before.

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Lights, camera, action! Be part of the excitement at the Palm Springs Film Festival, where cinematic excellence takes center stage. Immerse yourself in a dynamic lineup of films that celebrate the art of storytelling from around the globe.

McCallum Theatre

Experience the pinnacle of artistic excellence at the McCallum Theatre, an iconic 1,127-seat venue. Step into a world where breathtaking performances come to life, crafted by renowned artists from around the globe. The McCallum Theatre promises unforgettable evenings filled with awe-inspiring concerts, theatrical productions, and so much more. Discover the epitome of cultural enrichment and indulge in extraordinary performances at the McCallum Theatre.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Dive into a world of artistic wonders at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Experience thought-provoking exhibitions and enrich your soul with  visual stories that inspire and amaze.