Thousands of years ago, the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Band of Indians knew they discovered an oasis of power and healing. Early pioneers were attracted put Palm Springs on the map as a tourist destination in 1909, when the Desert Inn first opened.
Talented architects were drawn to the desert by chance and opportunity. They embraced the desert environment by designing mid-century modern buildings that dictated the “indoor and outdoor” lifestyle. By the time the City of Palm Springs was incorporated in 1938, Palm Springs was a desert playground for Old Hollywood stars
including Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope.
Today, the City remains a vibrant village for over 45,000 residents and welcomes over 2 million visitors annually to experience its storied Hollywood legacy, Native American Heritage, stellar collection of mid-century modern architecture, and overall quality of life.
To celebrate the history and culture of the City of Palm Springs from 1938, a special event dubbed “Thanks for the Memories: Palm Springs Through the Decades
,” is scheduled on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the historic O’Donnell Golf Club in downtown Palm Springs.
The free “75th Anniversary” party will include musical entertainment that highlights Palm Springs through the decades as well as magnificent tented pavilions that will showcase the colorful and unique aspects of our City’s legendary history. In addition, there will be great food on hand as well as a host of fun and creative activities for children. The event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks finale.
In addition to the April 20th event, many of the City’s signature special events will be celebrating the 75th anniversary throughout the year with special tie-in events. Plus, you can view the 75 Fun Things to do in Palm Springs
and follow us on the official Palm Springs Facebook
for our daily post as we Countdown to the Anniversary party.
For additional event information, go to www.PalmSprings75.com