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Palm Springs Arrive Hotel Announces Free Poolside Movies

The fun and lively Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs will be hosting free monthly outdoor movie nights every last Friday of the month at dusk. The pool is heated and they have an outdoor bar that sells drinks and nibbles. Movie candy is free. Since there is alcohol, this is only for adults 21+.

The Arrive is welcomes the general public to come and enjoy the pool, so wear a suit if you want. Or if you would rather, just hang out in one of the poolside cabanas.

The next movie will be Groundhog Day on February 22. The movie starts at dusk, but show up early to grab a cabana or float in the pool.

You can make a night of it by grabbing a bite before the movie at Wexler’s Deli which is next to the pool area.

Here is full lineup of movies:

January 25 – Labyrith
February 22 – Groundhog Day
March 29 – Dirty Dancing
April 26 – Blazing Saddles
May 31 – Hairspray
June 28 – Cool Runnings
July 26 – Spaceballs
August 30 – The Goonies
September 27 – Clueless
October 25 – The Craft

ARRIVE HOTEL • 1551 N Palm Canyon Dr

See Robolights One Last Time in Palm Springs

Now that the Palm Springs weather is turning to what we call “cold”, it’s time for a little Christmas cheer in the desert. We have our downtown Parade of lights, which is fun for the kids, but one of our best attractions is so bright you can see it from the aerial tramway, or even from an airplane.

I guarantee you have never seen a Christmas display quite like Robolights. Artist Kenny Irwin has been building this installation of recycled art for over 35 years. Every year he adds dozens of new sculptures, so there is always something new to see. You will find Santa Claus and reindeer here, along with thousands of glistening lights, but this is not the usual Candy Cane Lane for the kids. There are some truly bizarre images mixed in among the merriment. Check out the video for a taste of what you have in store.

According to The Desert Sun newspaper, this will be the last year Robolights will be at this location, as the City of Palm Springs has mandated it be moved to a commercial space due to its popularity and size. Who knows what the future holds for Robolights, but it is highly recommended that you see it while you can.


Suggested donation of $5-10 to enter
Hours: 4:30 – 9:30 PM
Open every night til Jan 2nd
Address: 1077 E Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs CA 92262

Palm Springs Modernism Fall Preview Is Coming

Every year in February, thousands of mid-century architecture and culture enthusiasts gather in Palm Springs for Palm Springs Modernism Week. For those who can’t get enough, or want to take advantage of off-season rates, or like to enjoy Modernism without all the hubbub, the mid-October Modernism Week Fall Preview is for you.

During this 4-day “Mini Modernism”, you can experience a sampler-size version of the bus tours, cocktail parties, house tours, car shows, and other events.

One event I can guarantee will be a hoot is the Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour. “Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus”. If you are familiar with Charles’ humorous takes on mid-century history, you know there will be a lot of laughs while you learn about Palm Springs mid-century modern heritage. The double-decker bus is excellent since it allows you to really get a good view of the houses and properties you will drive by. 

Modernism Week Fall Preview runs from October 18-21, 2018, and tickets go on sale August 1st. Head over to their website at for more information and to purchase tickets.

What’s Going On For the 4th of July in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has something for everybody on the 4th of July: a big party fundraiser, a baseball game, and a free fireworks show.


Palm Springs: AAP – Food Samaritans Barbecue, Party, and Fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July with AAP-Food Samaritans! Please join us at the historic O’Donnell House for a dazzling Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, starting at 7:30 PM. $150 per person includes cocktails, a ‘good ole’ 4th of July Bar-B-Q, and valet parking. View the City of Palm Springs fireworks exhibition at 9:15 PM.

The O’Donnell House • 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way • Website


Palm Springs: All-American Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular and Palm Springs Power Baseball

Come celebrate the best July 4th celebration in the Coachella Valley with the Palm Springs POWER and the City of Palm Springs. The POWER take on the Nor Cal Yankees at 6:05 pm Monday evening. The gates to the stadium will open to a firework extravaganza, which will begin shortly after 9:00 pm. As always, the stadium will be packed for July 4th, so come early and leave plenty of time to get the best seat in the house.

Palm Springs Stadium • 1901 E. Baristo Road • Website

Arrive Hotel Hosts Outdoor Dive-In Movies All Summer in Palm Springs

The popular Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs will be hosting free monthly outdoor movie nights this summer. Imagine sipping a drink poolside, or relaxing on a float while taking in a free movie on a warm summer night.

The Arrive is very welcoming to non-guests, and you are invited to show up with your swimsuit and hang out anytime. The movie nights are a lot of fun and a true Palm Springs experience.

The next movie will be Austin Powers on Friday June 29. The movie will start at dusk, and you are encouraged to show up early to grab a seat or float in the pool. The event serves alcohol, so it’s a 21+ crowd.

If you want a bite beforehand, or a nibble during the movie, there is the poolside Reservoir Restaurant. There is also a bar menu of munchies.

Here is the lineup of movies for this summer:

8pm | Fri, June 29 – Austin Powers
8pm | Fri, July 27 – Risky Business
7pm | Fri, Aug 31 – Grease
7pm | Fri, Sept 28 – The Big Lebowski
6pm | Fri, Oct 26 (Halloween) – The Lost Boys

ARRIVE HOTEL • 1551 N Palm Canyon Dr • Website