Neighborhood Meetup in Cathedral City

Join us with representatives from police, fire, and city administration for a neighborhood meetup.

There are two scheduled meetups on the books. The first will be held on April 21, 2022, at 9 AM at Ocotillo Park, located at 33300 Moreno Road in Cathedral City. The second will be on May 7, 2022, at 9 AM at the same location.

We will discuss the installation of new sewer service, the expansion of the desert recreation district, and the naming of Cathedral City neighborhoods. Please come and join in on the discussion. We will also open up the conversation to any topics important to you. We want to hear your ideas.

There is no need to RSVP and all are welcome to attend.

Taste of Jalisco Festival in Cathedral City

February 11-13, 2022

The 6th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival in Downtown Cathedral City is coming and admission and parking are free!

The Taste of Jalisco Festival is a multi-act evening of music with a special headlining performance of Mexico Lindo by Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles (BFLA) and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar on Saturday, February 12. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a deejay spinning tunes, followed by a performance from Coachella Valley’s favorite Nacho Bustillos, and Mexico Lindo at 7 p.m.

The concert, part of a weekend-long festival being held February 11 – 13, 2022 in downtown Cathedral City, honors the 25-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through culture, cuisine, music, and fashion. Activities include a carnival, Mexican cuisine, tequila tastings, car show, and a variety of local and regional musical and dance performances.

The celebratory three-day carnival includes a Ferris wheel and games for all ages. Attendees will enjoy assorted crafts from a variety of artisans, a car show, and a mix of gourmet food trucks. Those 21 and older can enjoy the tequila garden located in Town Square Park which features a high-end cocktail experience, tequila tasting, and voting for the inaugural Taste of Jalisco Gold Medal Tequila Awards. Taste of Jalisco Festival hours are Friday 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.

Tickets for the headline concert range from $20 to $95 for VIP tables. Children under five years of age are free.

The Festival is sponsored by the City of Cathedral City; Agua Caliente Casinos; Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP; and Entravision. Festivities take place in downtown Cathedral City, at 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive. Parking is free.

To purchase tickets to the Saturday evening concert event, go to: For more information about the Taste of Jalisco Festival visit

Article courtesy of Discover Cathedral City article by Chris Parman. To read the full article please visit

Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness Event at Cathedral City Library

Join Mayor Pro Tem Rita Lamb and Councilmember Nancy Ross along with the Cathedral City Fire Department for a Free Emergency Preparedness – Make and Take Event scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Cathedral City Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room, 33520 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City. No RSVP is needed, simply show up.

This event will provide information on how to respond to an emergency, such as an earthquake, and what items you will need in your family’s preparedness kit during and after an emergency. Each household will learn how to make their own emergency kits and why each item was selected for the kit. Free emergency kits will be available to the first 25 Cathedral City households that attend thanks in part to our sponsors Target, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.

For more information about the event or to make your own kit, contact Fire Chief John Muhr at (760) 770-8200.

Fun-O-Rama at Ocotillo Park in Cathedral City

Councilmember Nancy Ross, Volunteer of the Year Sue Townsley, City’s Environmental Conservation Division, SCRAP Gallery, the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club, Cathedral City Arts Commissioners and the Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission have teamed up to provide a family fun day event at Ocotillo Park on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Fun-O-Rama encapsulates the charm of an old-fashioned family fun day with field day activities such as sack races, box relay, cornhole toss, bean bag toss, ring toss, T-ball hit and running of bases, basketball dunk, and cupcake walks.  It will also include a Tug-of-War competition between our fire and police departments.

Beyond field day activities, Fun-O-Rama offers art projects for kids, photo booth with a fall theme, and a Sunline Clean Bus display.

The free event also provides free snacks and drinks for families (while supplies last) from 9 am to 1 pm.

Pack the Bus- Back to School Event

We are calling on the community once again to help provide for these students. With the transition back to in-person learning after 16 months away, they need new supplies more than ever.

Lauren Skiver told City News Service

SunLine Transit Agency came out on a super hot day to pack a bus with school supplies at the Walmart in Palm Desert. There is a shortage this year for these supplies and I was happy to donate about $250 of my community assistance money to help fill that bus. We supplied backpacks, paper, pens and pencils, erasers, markers, scissors, crayons, colored pencils and much more (a whole basket full) all for the Palm Springs Unified School District! Happy to help our kids – the next generation!

Coachella Valley residents are invited to drop off school supplies for local students in need at a donation event this week in Palm Desert at the Monterey Walmart, Thursday July 22, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Walmart, located at 34-500 Monterey Ave.

“We are calling on the community once again to help provide for these students. With the transition back to in-person learning after 16 months away, they need new supplies now more than ever,” said Lauren Skiver, the agency’s CEO and general manager.

Organizers are asking for new backpacks, safety scissors, #2 pencils and notebook paper in particular, though other commonly used supplies will also be accepted. The event is Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.