Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival Springs Forth March 5th

We’re back! Friends of the Desert Mountains’ annual Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival celebrating springtime returns to Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park with the promise of fresh air and family fun!

Join Friends for in-person outdoor activities raising awareness of the many wildflowers throughout the Coachella Valley, always with an emphasis on exploring and supporting our splendid Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Do you know what wildflower is crucial to the survival of Monarch Butterflies? Find out at the Wildflower Festival – and learn how you can help track the plant as part of a national study! Sponsored by the City of Palm Desert and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, this festival truly is a joyful experience for wildflower fans of all ages.

Here is a sampling of what Friends has planned, learn more at

30 MILES IN 30 DAYS FOR 30 DOLLARS! Walk, Hike, Run, Ride or Roll our 30x30x30.  No matter where you live, challenge yourself and others to help Friends raise funds. Participants will have their own unique fundraising page on our website, and all who complete the minimum earn a special CVWF t-shirt!

YOUTH ART CONTEST Art challenge for age groups of 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old and 10-12 years old to create an original piece of art that relates to the desert. Paint or draw trees, plants, rocks, or critters. We will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each age bracket.

KIDS ZONE Family fun with crafts, games, face-painting, and a climbing wall for the adventurous.

SCAVENGER HUNT What natural mysteries abound in Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park? Join in the hunt and win prizes upon completion!

Raffle Winner, Winner! Need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit Friends’ mission and programs.

WILDFLOWER WEDNESDAYS Tune in for live online presentations throughout March.

About Friends of the Desert Mountains: Friends of the Desert Mountains preserves land, supports education, conservation and research in the Coachella Valley, and acts as the support organization for the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Learn more:

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