Whether you have a pass to attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival or if you are not so fortunate, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the vibe at events outside the Empire Polo Grounds.
A majority of these happenings — taking place over the two weekends of the festival, April 13–15 and April 18–19 — are open to the public. New events may not be listed yet, so feel free to let us know about them on our social media channels.
Hilton Palm Springs
150 S. Indian Canyon Drive
When: April 20–22
What: Day Club with Coachella artists Odesza, Illenium, and Deorro spinning poolside.
Cost: Single-day wristbands start at $20; a weekend pass will run you $50.
1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
When: April 21, noon to 6 p.m.
What: DJs are Ama Vida on April 21 and Alex Harrington on April 22. Solid & Striped pop-up shop with Coast by Coast. Coast by Coast in a lifestyle shop inspired by the nomadic nature of travel, curated through a swim, surf, and outdoor lens. Solid & Striped will have summer sportypiques, classic breton stripes, and summer camp solids for that next trip to the beach.
Cost: Free with RSVP for 21 and over
Saguaro Palm Springs
1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive
When: April 20–22, 11 a.m. to sundown
What: DJ music poolside. Bittar Bus will showcase one-of-a-kind jewelry from Brooklyn-based Alexis Bittar.
Cost: RSVP for details.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert
When: April 22–23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Los Angeles florist Dolce Blooms & JW Marriott join forces to showcase the world’s largest flower crown. Enjoy braid bar, henna, and flower-crown creation stations, spa specials, and “Good Vibration” room packages while sipping Tattinger poolside.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
When: April 12–22, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
What: A Desert Gold event hosted by NTS Radio at the pool. Adult Swim, The Do-Over, Chico Mann, Reverberation Radio, DJ Nobody, and Dublab will be at various locations around the hotel grounds.
Cost: Free with RSVP for ages 21 and up.
When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 19
Who: Stone Throws Records 45 Live Afterparty. Stones Throw DJs and friends will host an afterparty following their free day-time event 45 Live earlier in the day at the Commune. Come catch some more 45 action with the late-night version.
Cost: Free. 21 and over.
Pappy & Harriet’s
53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown
When: April 12–24
What: Free concerts by Hamish Anderson, Zachariah + The Los Riders, I See Hawks in LA, and the Sunday Band. Other bands like Grateful Shred and Jungle have various priced tickets available. (Marin Morris is sold out.)
Coachella Base Camp
82950 61st Ave., Thermal
When: April 12–16 and April 19–23
What: Festival goers who want the allure of camping while remaining glamorously clean, sassy, and stylish. Vamp at this large campground to live music at the pool or bar.
200 Ramon Road, Palm Springs
When: April 12-14
What: April 12, the late night “New York, New York” party runs 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. poolside. April 13, join the Fitness Club hike of Tahquiz Canyon or the Control-Alt-Enter
party, noon—6 p.m. with surprise guest DJs and more. April 14, Studio Detox will start your day right poolside at 8 a.m.
Cost: RSVP for each event here:
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST), April 12 — 13
Where: Adidas’ all-black structure will sit on 100 acres of land along the 10 freeway at Exit 117 (N. Indian Canyon Drive).
Who: Adidas debuts its black and white Ultraboost Clima shoes in an air-conditioned tent admists the iconic Palm Springs windmills. Free charcoal lemonade refreshments and bandana giveaways will also keep you stylishly cool.
Whole Foods Palm Desert
44459 Town Center Way
When: April 12, 4–10 p.m.
What: Wholechella Beer Garden serves up Sierra Nevada, Coronado, Thorn, Stone, and Uinta brews, with music from The Flusters and DJ Journee of Stronghold Reggae.
Cost: $5, ages 21and up
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N. Museum Drive
When: 5—8 p.m., April 12
What: Mass Appeal Music Video Night directors Scoot Lazer and Anthony Supreme of Dreamville Records. In this intimate showcase, they will screen and discuss their projects for J. Cole, SAINt JHN, Lute, Bas, J.I.D, and others. Showcased in Los Angeles, Brooklyn Museum, Miami Art Basel, SXSW and MoMA.
When: April 13, 10 p.m.–4 a.m.
What: If you can procure an invite to this massive yet exclusive Coachella after-hours party, you’re in an elite club with perennial festivalgoers like Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alessandra Ambrosio, and the Hilton sisters.
KROQ Coachella House
When: April 13, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 14, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Los Angeles radio station 106.7FM KROQ hosts star-packed performances and interviews with Vance Joy, Portugal. The Man, A Perfect Circle, Odesza, Bleachers, The Neighbourhood, BØRNS, Greta Van Fleet, LP, Marian Hill, Sir Sly and many more.
Cost: Enter to win here, or by listening to KROQ.
Daily schedules are listed here: kroq.radio.com/shows/show-schedule
Platinum House at The Parker Palm Springs
4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive
When: April 14–15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Design firm Snarkitecture creates an oasis in the sun at the Parker, including a first-ever pop-up by SoulCycle’s boot camp and meditation instruction, beauty by Saks Fifth Avenue and MILK makeup, Knowlita capsule collection, signature cocktails, and DJ sets.
Cost: Free for American Express Platinum Card members plus three guests.
T-Mobile Indio Invasion
Cree Estate – 67698 Carey Road, Cathedral City
When: April 14, 1–4 p.m.
What: A luxurious mansion pool party with music by DJ Dillion Francis and Pandora that includes free drinks, food and swag giveaways.
Cost: Free with RSVP for ages 21 and up.