The City has earned its reputation as an international “City of Festivals”. The birthplace of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, Indio International Tamale Festival, the City annually hosts a variety of music, food and art festivals. Warm climate and picturesque scenery makes it a perfect place to enjoy a day with friends soaking up the history and culture of festivals attended by hundreds of thousands each year from around the world. The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians keeps cultural tradition alive by holding annual powwows. The Indio Powwow takes place on the Cabazon Indian Reservation.
Indio offers a wide variety of entertainment options. On the south side of the city sits the renowned Empire Polo and El Dorado Polo Clubs, featuring some of the best polo clubs and players in the world. To the north you can enjoy fun and entertainment at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, with music and comedy acts entertaining throughout the year at their special events center and outdoor show venue the Rock Yard. Along with the best dining and golf options in the area, Indio is the place to play!
In addition to the permanent residents another 8,800 people reside in the city during the winter months and Festivals and special events within the city collectively attract over 500,000 visitors annually.