Free Activities

Free Activities in Greater Palm Springs

Traveling on a budget? Have fun for free—or nearly free—in Greater Palm Springs. From hiking trails to quirky museums, the oasis is packed with budget-friendly things to do.

Street fairs offer weekly free fun, while many museums offer their exhibits for free, too. The natural beauty of Greater Palm Springs is free to explore at nature preserves and parks, while many hiking trails also offer outdoor adventure for free.

Find more fun and free activities in Greater Palm Springs below.

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  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert

Open-air farmer's market and shopping at its best. Bargains galore. A great way to start your day.

  • Palm Springs VillageFest

Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs there is a diverse array of artists, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don't forget…

  • Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
  • Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Greater Palm Springs' premier free summer outdoor concert stage. Live music can be heard every Friday and Saturday night featuring local cover bands and tribute performances. Check the…

  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert

The Street Fair is located on the College of the Desert campus and is a great place to find holiday, birthday and anniversary gifts. With almost 300 vendors present each weekend, the Street…

  • The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
  • The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands

Sunnylands, completed in 1966, was the winter home of the late Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Designed by midcentury architect A. Quincy Jones, the 25,000-square-foot house…

  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert
  • The Street Fair at College of the Desert

Hundreds of items for sale including clothing, accessories, outdoor and patio items, art, furniture, pottery, acrylic, jewelry, cosmetics, luggage, footwear, leather goods, home decor, health…

  • Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Opened in March 2012, this distinctive campus offers ongoing and temporary exhibitions of sculpture, painting, photography and new media. Featuring several gallery areas and is home to…

  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
  • Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Coachella Valley's scenic mountain backdrop covering 280,000 acres from sea level to 10,834 feet atop Mt. San Jacinto. Over 200 miles of hiking trails. High level of biodiversity.…

  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens
  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens

A 17,000-square-foot building designed by Frederick Fisher & Partners. It sits on a 15-acre parcel adjacent to the historic estate and is surrounded by a nine-acre garden, designed by the…

  • Palm Springs Historical Society

Located on The Village Green Heritage Center in a lovely park-like setting amid the hotels, shops and restaurants of legendary Palm Canyon Drive. Comprised of two 19th century pioneer homes,…

  • PS Buzz Trolley

Palm Springs' fast and free option to driving around the city. BUZZ runs in a loop from the Riviera Hotel at Vista Chino and Indian through uptown and downtown along Palm Canyon Drive all the…

  • Cove Oasis

Available for event rentals, picnic tables, walking path.

  • La Quinta Community Fitness Center & Park

A hub for year-round fitness, recreation, classes and outdoor fun. Work out and stay motivated in the state-of-the-art fitness center with personalized training and customized workouts. Take…

  • Eisenhower Park

Family park with picnic tables and a playground.

  • Palm Desert Civic Center Park

The City's recreational showpiece that serves as a popular gathering place for a wide array of public activities and events including summer and fall concerts, the City's annual Veterans Day…

  • Oasis Date Gardens

Date Farm with a retail store, daily educational talks, date sample table, date industry video, and lunch counter. Retail and wholesale date sales.