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Address: Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number:
+1 760-320-3781
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with...

The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.

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We love the Village Fest and think that the vendors there are among the best of any street fair we've seen. The variety is excellent and we always love to roast a marshmallow at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Issaquah, Washington
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Rockford, Illinois
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've never been to a farmer's market/street festival, then you might find this event cool. We kinda felt like we were experiencing deja vu from a number of festivals we've visited in the Midwest. Differences? Well, folks could bring their dogs. That was nice. There was a lady selling honey and marketing it by saying that honey is holy... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the Village Fest and think that the vendors there are among the best of any street fair we've seen. The variety is excellent and we always love to roast a marshmallow at the firepit booth on the south end.

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Thank Mary H
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Every Thursday evening, Palm Canyon is closed from Taqhuitz to Baristo to provide a venue for food trucks, produce, baking, art and other products. It's always fun and normally a huge crowd so nice to meet locals and visitors. The Art Museum and Architecture Museum are free Thursday evenings. We all have our favourite vendors and never miss the event.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It doesn't matter the time of year whether it is in the heat of the summer or the cool of the winter the VillageFest (AKA the Street Fair) is something I've enjoyed many many times. During the cooler months this event starts at 6:00 pm. In the heat of summer with its longer days I'm pretty sure it starts later... More 

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Nevada City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, I guess all street fairs are the same, just not held every week. Go early or get badly jostled. There is just one stall that sells enameled tiles which are beautiful and I collect, but never ever purchased anything from the other 200 odd stalls.

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Thank RobbNevadaCity
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the items for sale fall into the typical soap, candles, jewellery categories, but there are a few surprises, like Ask a Rabbi. There is usually some live music at the intersections. Fun to be part of the bustling downtown on Thursday evening. Get a reservation at Bills pizza, then stroll for an hour to work up your appetite.

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit Palm Springs on a Thursday. The VillageFest was a display of local artisans, foods, and entertainment. The vendors were varied and knowledgeable. All ages were delighted with the food and entertainment. Amazing amount of talent was evident among the wares on display. The prices were fair and the crafters were eager to explain and... More 

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've attended the Village Fest on several occasions and it's always a nice way to end a Thursday while visiting Palm Springs. The music, the locals, the visitors, the artists, the foods etc. All making it worth spending a couple of hours...

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting and free attraction (depending on how much you purchase) on the "main street" of Palm Springs. The wide variety of vendors offers tremendous opportunities to view unique crafts, art, clothing, music and other items. A must see while visiting Palm Springs.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

VillageFest is so much fun for tourists - this was our 2nd time and it's still wonderful to see all the art, crafts, food and entertainment. Be careful with the little ones - there are a lot of people and the crowds make it tough to keep track of them. Great people-watching for all. Bathrooms are hard to find but... More 

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