Wine pouring into glass at the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival

Eating is one of the best things to do in the Coachella Valley. There are tons of gourmet restaurants and casual eateries, and even some Coachella Valley events, offering complex flavor profiles for you to savor. One of the most anticipated festivals in Southern California is the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival, which happens at the end of each May and is just three blocks from Shadow Mountain Resort. Here’s everything you need to know about attending this food-filled weekend of fun.

#1 California Wine Festival

California is known for having good weather and even better wine. At the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival, you can taste samples from some of the best vintners in the world! The event takes place at the scenic El Paseo shopping district. It’s suitable for wine enthusiasts and newbies alike, for it features demonstrations and guided tastings. With over 60 wines to try, you’ll head back to your comfortable room with a new favorite beverage. After discovering your preferred style of wine, finish the night at Le Fe Wine Bar. The walk back to Shadow Mountain Resort takes less than 10 minutes, so you don’t have to worry about driving home.

Palm Desert Food and Wine for a Good Cause

The Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival kicks off with the James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon, and you’ll get to sample food from celebrity chefs all weekend long. And by eating at this California wine festival, you help others in our community. Proceeds from this Coachella Valley event support the local FIND Food Bank.

Staying near Festivals in Southern California

Photo of the Shadow Mountain Resort pool after attending Coachella Valley events

Palm Desert is the best city in Southern California for festivals and events. From music festivals to annual fashion shows, we love to get out and enjoy the finer things. Shadow Mountain Resort is at the heart of all the things to do in the Coachella Valley, so you can grab brunch in the morning, cool off at our pool in the afternoon, and hit the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival in the evening. Contact us today to book your stay for the upcoming Coachella Valley Events!