Bring family and friends to Second Saturdays and enjoy local bands, and family entertainment.

Downtown Indio Undergoes a Major Transformation

The heart of the city is blossoming around new businesses and regular open-air community programming and live entertainment.

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Bring family and friends to Second Saturdays and enjoy local bands, and family entertainment.

Bring family and friends to Second Saturdays and enjoy local bands, fun games, and food vendors.

The city of Indio is in the midst of a remarkable transformation, breathing new life into Downtown Indio, making it a bustling hub that residents and visitors can enjoy. With investments totaling over $200 million from public and private sectors, downtown Indio is undergoing a renaissance that encompasses restaurants, music, education, and more. Join us for an in-depth look at the incredible developments that have reshaped the heart of the city.

Epicurean Delights Abound

A cornerstone of this downtown revitalization effort has been the emergence of local entrepreneurs cultivating a dynamic culinary scene. With a dedicated focus on local flavors and unforgettable dining experiences, our city has warmly welcomed a wave of new restaurants, each catering to a wide range of tastes. Notably, Gabino’s Creperie is expanding with a second location in Indio, complete with indoor seating and an inviting outdoor patio. Meanwhile, the Indio Taproom offers a full bar and tantalizing tapas, Italica brings a limited-seating Italian dining experience, and the Indio Distilling Co. offers a full menu with the option to create your own charcuterie board and savor buttery cakes. And for pizza and craft beer aficionados, Desert Beer Co. has you covered. For caffeine lovers, Encore Coffee is launching within the Little Street Music Hall, and Everbloom Coffee is also relocating to downtown Indio, where they will expand their offerings to include daily food service. From farm-to-table treasures to international cuisine, downtown Indio now offers a gastronomic journey like no other.


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A Cultural Hotspot

Indio’s downtown is rapidly evolving into a cultural hotspot with the recent addition of the Little Street Music Hall and the city’s Outdoor Livingroom and Stage. These dynamic venues host live performances, showcase local talent and host cultural events that bring our community together. Little Street Music Hall will be an all-ages venue that will host open mic nights, comedy shows, and local musical talent. This is all part of our vision to make downtown Indio a place where music and art flourish, enriching the lives of residents and visitors alike.

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Little Street Music Hall an all-ages venue will host comedy shows and local musical talent.

Community at Its Heart

Our commitment to community engagement is unwavering. We have introduced a series of downtown events that celebrate our local culture and heritage. From beloved Food Truck Fridays, featuring an array of cuisine from the Coachella Valley and beyond, to Second Saturdays with local bands, musicians, and family entertainment, these events foster a sense of togetherness and create unforgettable experiences for all attendees. Last but not least, Indio’s Saturday Farmers Market shines a spotlight on the region’s agricultural bounty.

A Residential Oasis

The latest addition to our community is Desert Retreat by Pulte Homes, a residential development spanning approximately 378 acres. This beautiful community will welcome 1,500 single-family homes and will feature a central community clubhouse, as well as outdoor resident amenities, including pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, tennis courts, and tranquil water features. It’s a testament to Indio’s commitment to providing diverse housing options for our residents.


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Empowering Our Residents

The Indio Leadership Academy is another exciting initiative designed exclusively for Indio residents. This dynamic civic education program empowers residents with a comprehensive understanding of our city’s inner workings. Led by city officials, participants gain insights into various facets of local government, from city management and economic development to public works and community services. This interactive program fosters civic leadership, encourages active citizenship and strengthens our community by equipping residents with the knowledge and tools they need to become advocates for positive change.

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Indio’s newest restaurant Texas Roadhouse; The Canopy at Citrus Plaza brings new dining options like Lunas Bar and Grill, Keedy’s, and more.

Thriving Citywide

Beyond downtown, South Indio has seen many notable developments, including The Canopy at Citrus Plaza, which boasts new dining options like Lunas Bar and Grill, Keedy’s, Coral Sushi, and Sumo Dog. Additionally, the beloved Jackalope Ranch has reopened its doors after being closed for three years. North Indio is experiencing tremendous growth with the opening of Coachella Valley’s first Ono Hawaiian BBQ and Texas Roadhouse. Raising Canes and EOS Fitness are slated to open in the Palms Shopping Center in late 2024. 

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Food Truck Fridays brings a variety of flavors to one location, corner of Bliss Avenue and Towne Street.

Stay tuned for more updates on our city’s progress in the arts and entertainment scene, as well as other exciting highlights and initiatives that continue to shape the future of Indio.