Memorial Day weekend is here, and we’ve rounded up some fun options for spending the holiday weekend in Palm Springs!
Don’t miss the annual Memorial Day event at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Monday, May 30, where a vintage B-25 Bomber will drop 3,000 red and white carnations from the sky over the museum’s tarmac, with the flower drop serving to honor and memorialize all veterans who lost their life defending the United States. The white carnations are in honor of those who fought in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam, and the red carnations are in honor of those who died in more recent conflicts including the Persian Gulf, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. More information here. www.palmspringsairmuseum.org (745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs)
The new V Palm Springs hotel is kicking off on Memorial Day weekend with La “V” en Rosé, a new pool party series that will continue every Saturday throughout the summer. On Saturday, May 28 & Sunday May 29th from 12– 7 PM, locally-based Coachella alum DJ Alf Alpha will open for Ibiza-based, legendary Frenchman, DJ Richard Grey. On Saturday, the musical vibe will be upbeat, Saint Tropez style in the spirit of European summer fun, with a low-key poolside vibe on Sunday. Enjoy cabana bottle service, pool volleyball and fun vintage board games, complemented by delectable food and cocktails crafted by Elixir Pool Bar & Grill, the hotel’s new hotspot. www.vpalmsprings.com
Hit City U.S.A. have teamed up with Wine Not! for two days of poolside Dionysian bliss at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. For this installment, the Hit City DJ’s provide the music, along with guest DJ sets by Local Natives, Jonny Mons and Bianca Lexis, plus Plan Check is on board to offer their Signature Plan Check Burger (Americanized dashi cheese, KETCHUP LEATHER™, schmaltz onions, mixed pickles, crunch bun, Togarashi Potato Chips; $10). Wine Not! Tasting Menu: Hoxie Spritzer; Solminer; A Tribute to Grace; Amplify; Martian Vineyards ($5 spritzer / $10 glass / $25 flight / $30 bottle). Saturday, May 29, noon – 6pm, Local Natives DJ set + Hit City DJ’s; Wine Not! + Plan Check. Sunday, May 29, noon – 6pm, Jonny Mons + Bianca Lexis + Hit City DJ’s; Wine Not! + Plan Check (Saturday & Sunday pool parties free to hotel guests and Swim Club Members. Day passes available to outside guests for $25. All Ages). Sunday 10pm – 2am, Jonny Mons + Bianca Lexis + Hit City DJ’s in the Amigo Room (Free, 21+). www.acehotel.com/palmsprings (701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs)
The Saguaro Palm Springs is hosting poolside entertainment all weekend with sounds by Nate Campbell and Sabio; May 28, 29 & 30, noon – 6pm. www.thesaguaro.com/palm-springs (1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs)
The Caliente Tropics hotel is showing movies on the lawn this weekend, with Elvis’ Blue Hawaii screening on both Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, starting at 8pm. Enjoy cocktails and food from the hotel’s new Congo Room during the movie. More info here & here. www.calientetropics.com (411 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs)
The Memorial Day weekend installation of Arrive hotel’s Assisted Living pool party will be Sunday, May 28, from 11am – 5pm, with free admission and music by DJ Aaron Cortes. www.arrivehotels.com (1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs)
Catch the BMX Stunt Team in Palm Springs for Monster Memorial Weekend at Spa Resort Casino on Sunday, May 29 from 1 – 6pm, with live music and food from local food trucks. General admission is $10 ($5 for ages 12 and under). The first 400 general admissions will receive a collectable pin. www.sparesortcasino.com (401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs)