Indio vacation rentals offer you family-friendly accommodation on your holiday in the Colorado desert. The city in Riverside County is also known as "The City of Festivals" because of the numerous festivals held here annually. Here are some notable festivals.
The National Date Festival and Riverside Country Fair
This festival is held to commemorate the first successful date crop in the Coachella Valley. Held on the Friday preceding President's Day, this 10-day event features parades, pageants, camel and ostrich races and a carnival. This event attracts a large number of visitors from all over the country. You can gorge yourself on several tasty treats made with dates.
Indio International Tamale Festival
This 2-day event is held in the streets of downtown Indio during the first week of December. The festival features more than 100 tamale vendors selling traditional and gourmet fare. Desserts such as chocolate and dates with raisins are popular. You will also find a variety of arts and craft made by local artisans. Other attractions include rides, games, a carnival and a host of contests including rock climbing.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Held in the month of April at the Empire Polo Club on Monroe Street, this festival draws participants of International and National repute. Billed as the "Best American Rock Festival," this alternative rock festival is a 3-day event.
The Southwest Arts Festival
This event features a unique marketplace for fine arts, craft and collectibles. You can buy bronze sculptures, glass jewelry and pottery in traditional and contemporary styles. The festival is held at the Empire Polo Club annually.
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