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VillageFest

Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
+1 760-320-3781
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Fun in the not sun (7:00-10:00 pm)

Evening is a good time to go walking in Palm Springs in August. It’s still hot, but you won’t get... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
angelafab
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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Takes place every Thursday evening.There are many interesting arts and crafts in and amongst all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shirley G
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The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“village fest” (169 reviews)
“thursday night” (289 reviews)
“food vendors” (96 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
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"street fair"
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"arts and crafts"
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"farmers market"
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"weekly event"
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"stay open"
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"fun evening"
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"great people watching"
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"vendors selling"
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"street vendors"
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"spend an evening"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Evening is a good time to go walking in Palm Springs in August. It’s still hot, but you won’t get sunburned! Street vendors set up and sell their goods, and we had to buy the overpriced lemonade ($6/32oz cup) because teenagers. All in all, it’s...More

Thank angelafab
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes place every Thursday evening.There are many interesting arts and crafts in and amongst all the usual market goods. Some delicious foods on offer. You can have a massage.Enjoy. You can park in the downtown car park or on nearby streets

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Regardless of the weather, we love strolling down the streets of the VillageFest. We look now for our favorite food offerings and artists. We usually eat some Mediterranean food and have bought some art work from vendors but not often. It is just fun to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Palm Springs for years. We now go in July and arrive on a Thursday so we get free admission to the museum and can walk the Village Fest, both are great, they are clean with abundant security. There is a...More

1  Thank vegas19052018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a fun experience for first-timers to Palm Springs, but ultimately, it's primarily kitchy "art," t-shirts and ordinary street food, with just a few really good artisans here and there. But it's a fun atmosphere for tourists, which brings money to the city... so I...More

Thank Ingmar53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great experience and all tourist should visit the Village Fest if they planned being here on a Thursday night! Now that I'm local I'll still take in the VF every 4 to 6 weeks. Enjoy! There's something for everyone and most of the...More

Thank Redgyone1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

13 year old granddaughter and I loved walking the street and seeing the jewelry and food and what everyone was selling and also going into the shops that are on the street as well. Lots of shopping was done.

Thank vickyvass
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so I have been to this VillageFest several times before but it has been over 5 years since I last went. sadly it is not what it used to be. on the brighter side it is still fun and still worth attending. lots of cops...More

Thank hdmarc1956
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The fest on the main street is awesome ! so many things to see, from art to design and fashion. Very colorful atraction !

Thank carlosvT5077ZH
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Neat to see all the unique venders. Highlight is Lord of the Cello. Very busy. Good food choices. Go early to avoid crowds

Thank mdstodola
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leslie5540
16 May 2018|
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Response from chris s | Reviewed this property |
Yes but gets very crowded
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medobbe
13 April 2018|
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Response from Enid S | Reviewed this property |
yes, i believe it's every thursday as well. enjoyable
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medobbe
13 April 2018|
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Response from Iambic | Reviewed this property |
There is a public lot toward the south end of downtown that doesn't appear to fill until around the dinner hour. If you get there by then you should be OK. Not that far a walk.
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