The BNP Paribas Open, the most-attended WTA Premier and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tournament in the world and the largest two-week combined outside of the four Majors (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open). The event is held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, one of the world`s most beautiful venues for watching the top professionals compete. The state-of-the-art facility boasts a 16,100-seat stadium, the second largest in the world, and seven other match courts spread across 54 acres of lush landscape, which creates a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
The ANA Inspiration Championship is one of the five major championships on the LPGA Tour. Founded in 1972 by entertainer Dinah Shore, it has been classified as a major since 1983. Since its inception, the event has been held annually at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, southeast of Palm Springs. The first major of the year, it is usually played in late March or early April.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet.