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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Oasis Date Gardens

Groups, seniors, and schools are welcomed. Oasis Date Gardens can provide special services, guided tours, free sampling, speakers, luncheons and more. There is a picnic area surrounded by…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Oasis Date Gardens

Free date samples. Fine dates. Large selection of dried fruits, nuts, honey, and jelly. Date cake, cookies, and bread. Gourmet foods and unique southwestern gifts. Ten varieties of date…

  • 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,…

  • 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 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…

  • North Jackson Park

Playground equipment, water play, softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, walking paths, shaded areas with tables, barbecue areas, and restrooms. Available for special events,…

  • Sports Complex

Ball fields with picnic tables and restrooms. Available for event rentals.

  • Yucca Park

Playground equipment, water play, shaded area with tables, barbecue areas, and basketball courts. Available for special events, parties and other activities.