The Annual Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival, hosted by Friends of the Desert Mountains, will be held on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert. With a colorful canvas of wildflowers in bloom, the festival offers a variety of engaging activities in a picturesque setting.
In addition to great wildflower viewing visitors can enjoy beautiful art displays, a variety of vendors and exhibitors, raffles, a beer & wine garden, and an interactive Kids’ Zone along with a climbing wall. For the more adventurous there is a 5k trail run/walk and interpretive hikes. The Arrangements will be performing live music, and food and beverages will be offered for purchase. 
With volunteer and donor support, Friends of the Desert Mountains provides a variety of ways for valley residents and visitors alike to both enjoy and sustain the rugged, natural beauty of the National Monument and Coachella Valley.  Programs include guided hikes, adult and youth education, citizen science, trail maintenance, and weed removal, habitat, scenic, and cultural resource preservation, and more.

The Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center is located off Highway 74 in Palm Desert. Admission and parking are free for the festival. Shuttles will run from St. Margaret’s Church on Highway 74 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.  There is no onsite parking.
To learn more about the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival, go to www.DesertMountains.org or call (760) 862-9984. For sponsorship opportunities and vendor participation, call (760) 568-9918.