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Coachella Valley Parties 2024: The Desert’s Hottest Festival Weekend Events

If you’re a regular Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival attendee, you’re probably well aware by now that there’s much more to it than just the festival. The dozens of unofficial parties that occur each April have pretty much become their own unique culture. These parties give festivalgoers yet another good reason to flock to the Coachella Valley and experience the range of live performances, brand activations, mini festivals, and more.

Many also attend the events without even having a ticket to the festival. (My friends and I were once interviewed by MTV about the burgeoning trend of ticket-less, party hopping… lol.) Needless to say, there’s a lot to experience outside of the polo fields. And each year the parties get bigger, better, and wristbands become harder to snag.

How to Get into Coachella Weekend Parties?

Some of these Coachella weekend party invites are nearly impossible to get, while other events are open to the public. So what’s the secret to maximizing your chances of attending these desert festivities?

  • RSVP to get your name on the list for events you’d like to attend
  • Set your socials to public as some organizers review them for approval
  • Arrive early since they often reach capacity quickly
  • Dress to impress to fit in with the desert glam vibes
  • Bring good energy and be nice!

As the season rapidly approaches, here’s a look at our guide for the best parties in the Coachella Valley to give you an idea of what to expect for 2024.

Check back for updated information on 2024 Coachella Valley Parties as it becomes available. 🌴 Last Updated: 4/11/24

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Note: Events listed are operated by independent organizers and have no affiliation with or connection to the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Neon Carnival

One of the biggest parties of the weekend, Neon Carnival is pretty much its own mini festival squeezed into the wee hours of the night. You’ll find carnival rides, games, brand activations, and most importantly, an open bar. This year the even is presented by Liquid I.V. in association with Patrón El Alto and The Levi’s® Brand. Neon Carnival always has a solid lineup of great DJs entertaining the trendsetting crowd of influencers, industry professionals, and celebs.

CELSIUS Cosmic Desert

Energy drink CELSIUS is launching their newest Space Vibe Trilogy flavors during festival weekend at CELSIUS Cosmic Desert. The daytime launch party will take place at a private, Coachella Valley estate with an invite-only guest list. Attendees will be able to enjoy Essential Energy flavors along with cocktails and bites, while taking in live performances in the desert escape. Last year’s Oasis Celsius Vibe House event included live performances by Gryffin and Louis The Child, with attendees like G-Eazy, Evan Mock, Madison Beer, Victoria Justice and Paris Jackson.

Goldenvoice Surf Club

What used to be Day Club Palm Springs has now rebranded to Goldenvoice Surf Club. This pool party series will be happening at the Palm Springs Surf Club at the same time as the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, so you may have to choose which one fits your vibe. The four-day lineup consists of dance music DJs that perform in the amphitheater in front of the hotel’s resort-style layout. Book a cabana or daybed to maximize the fun at the spirited daytime event. This year’s lineup includes Jungle, Neil Frances, Barry Can’t Swim, and more.

Camp Poosh

Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s brand Poosh throws an exclusive a summer camp-style experience in Palm Desert each year. A small group of influencers get selected to stay over during the festival weekend, while a larger bash happens on Saturday afternoon. Last year’s party was bigger than ever with dozens of brand partners and activations creating memorable experiences for the invite-only guest list.

Revolve Festival

Revolve Festival is known for its coveted guest list of fashion-forward attendees. This highly exclusive mini festival is a daytime playground of photo-worthy backdrops and exciting brand activations. Partygoers are also treated to live music performances from some of the world’s biggest artists. The 2023 event featured sets by Ice Spice, Coi Leray, PinkPantheress, and 21 Savage. This year’s one-day event will be held at an iconic Palm springs venue with a music lineup dropping soon.

Sonic Desert

This event presented by Coca-Cola Spiced & Topo Chico in partnership with BPM Music makes for a mystical oasis at a private ranch in Thermal, CA. Brand partners offer unique installations along with boozy drinks, bites, and of course, plenty of Coca-Cola products. Last year’s guests could cool off in the pool, jump in the bounce house, or mix and mingle with attendees at the event that made a splash during festival weekend. Sonic Desert returns this year with more refreshing desert oasis vibes and a performance by Austin Millz.

PAPER Playground

PAPER magazine is known for spotlighting up-and-coming tastemakers and legendary veterans in music, fashion, and culture. This year they’ll be hosting an exciting festival weekend kickoff party powered by Cohart, taking over a private estate in Bermuda Dunes. Guests can expect to witness impressive live DJ performances by Ruckus and Armani White, and mingle with a stylish crowd while getting the weekend started right. Past PAPER magazine festival weekend parties have included collabs with Pretty Little Thing and POSSE.

The Racquet Club

The Racquet Club is a pickleball-themed event with plenty of game play and tournament-style competitions to give guests a dose of fun under the sun. With a pool, live DJ sets, snacks, and an open bar, this year’s second annual day party is sure to impress.


Those seeking a bit of green in the desert will enjoy the PALM TREE CREW Golf Classic, an annual golf tournament to kick of festival weekend. The Thursday event is invite-only, and those who get to attend can witness talented players show of their skills at the La Quinta venue.

Festival Fitness Club

You may not associate wild music festivals with fitness, but that can all change by attending the Festival Fitness Club. This Saturday morning event is for those who don’t want to completely abandon their workout routines during the raucous weekend. Some of the best personal trainers in Los Angeles will be guiding attendees through workouts to help break a well-earned sweat.

Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel

One of the best things about Desert Gold is that it goes for both weekends and it’s open to the public. The Ace Hotel Palm Springs becomes the site of an ongoing pool party with swimming, DJs and pop-up shops. It’s the perfect way to chill while sipping a cocktail or grabbing lunch from their Amigo Room bar.

Remezcla House

This music-centric event thrown by media publication REMEZCLA brings global Latine sounds to the desert. The lively party is open to the public and arrives to the Ace Hotel Palm Springs this year to join with the festivities of Desert Gold. Guests can hear live DJ sets, dancing, and special guests.

The Do-Over Palm Springs

Any fans of The Do-Over Los Angeles will enjoy the Palm Springs outpost of this classic party. Held at The Ace Hotel Palm Springs, The Do-Over party is open to the public and draws a lively crowd. With live DJ sets and dancing, you’ll have an ideal escape before heading off to the festival. This year’s event kicks off the weekend on a Thursday in the hotel’s Amigo Room bar.

TAO Desert Nights

Anyone familiar with TAO Group Hospitality knows that they’re the masterminds behind lots of buzzworthy nightlife venues in LA and around the world. So of course, their invite-only parties are top tier. They usually do events partnered with brands like Galore Magazine and Gala Music, with sponsors like Casamigos and PrettyLittleThing. Celebs, influencers, and socialites enjoy live performances in an alluring day party or nightclub environment. This year, TAO Desert Nights returns for all three days of both festival weekends with live DJ performances, tequila from Patrón El Alto, and much more.

ALT 101.5 Coachella Pre-Party

Head to this event hosted by Palm Desert alt-rock radio station ALT 101.5. One of the few official Coachella parties authorized by the festival, this pre-party will have you starting your weekend right by taking in the vibes at The Palm Springs Surf Club. It’s free to attend and guests can expect live music performances, food, drinks, and poolside lounging.

Hood Rave

Hip hop and dance lovers will be partying all night at this event happening weekend two at The Amigo Room in The Ace Hotel Palm Springs. The Los Angeles-based party collective centers Black, brown, and queer partygoers for a playlist made to fill a dancefloor.

Gallery Media Group presents a traveling Gallery House pop-up that makes its way to some of the country’s most popular event locales including The Hamptons, Art Basel, and SXSW. The Gallery Desert House will be arrive during festival weekend in Indio with unique experiences including pool parties, a content studio, brand activations, and more.

Club Decades at The Saguaro Palm Springs

If you’ve attended Club Decades in Los Angeles, you know to expect a lively party with themed throwback playlists that keep partygoers dancing all night long. This year they’ll be bringing the party to the desert at the Instagram-worthy Saguaro Palm Springs with two electric day parties. Guests can expect poolside dancing, DJs, cocktails and special guests.


One of the best Coachella Valley events during festival weekend is NYLON House, put on each year by fashion magazine NYLON. It’s known to draw in fashion, music, and pop culture tastemakers to experience a late-night party underneath the desert stars. Attendees also get to see live performances from a variety of artists, with this year’s 2024 lineup including SOFI TUKKER, Blond:ish, and Tinx & Lucas.

Buddhafest presented by True Religion

This new event arrives this year in partnership with True Religion jeans to bring a gifting suite experience to the desert. Partygoers can experience cocktails, treats and live DJ sets along with surprises from True Religion at a private venue in Bermuda Dunes during festival weekend one.

RARE powered by Geojam

Social networking app Geojam joins with The Plug and The Boiling Crab to host the RARE house party in the Coachella Valley. Last year’s event included drinks, brand activations, and a performance from DJ Pee .Wee, so this year’s party is sure to have a festive vibe. It’s invite-only this year with an open bar and food to go along with special guest performances.

818 Outpost

Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila brand will be bringing back her daytime pop-up event for its third year in a row. While last year it was an open RSVP, this year it’ll be an exclusive invite featuring a full-service saloon, festival essentials, and complimentary services from event partners. They’re holding a giveaway for GA invites through April 5th while supplies last. Click below to find out how to put your name in the running!

Fanfix Festival Dinner in the Desert

The creator platform Fanfix will be hosting an invite-only dinner in the desert for a select group of lucky attendees. Guests can look forward to a luxurious dining experience, drinks, live music and giveaways at the private location.

Framework in the Desert

Framework in the Desert is a series of afterparty-style events that occur late in the night from Friday to Sunday. After the nearby Coachella Festival has ended, Coachella Valley visitors can get tickets to witness Framework’s lineup of talented house, EDM, dance, and hip hop artists. This year’s lineup includes performances by a number of talented DJs including Dom Dolla, Gorgon City, and more.

Geojam Jungle

This year Geojam is putting on multiple events, including the Friday night party Geojam Jungle presented by Elevate Agency. The late night event has an impressive lineup featuring live performances from Saweetie, SG Lewis, and Two Feet. The private Geojam estate will be a hot spot for partying through the weekend with plenty of space to dance and mingle with other Geojam users.

Swim Sessions

If you’re looking for place to hang out and take a breather in between festival festivities, stop by Swim Sessions at Life House Palm Springs. This eye-catching boutique hotel will be hosting a three-day pool party featuring live DJs, vintage shopping, and more. You can take a dip and soak up some sun before heading off to your next weekend event.

Friday Fuel

The sparkling beverage brand Emotional Utility Beverage is hosting a pre-festival launch party on Friday of festival weekend to introduce their new product line. Guests will get to try new flavors while enjoying cocktails, bites, and a live DJ set.


Fashion icon Rachel Zoe has held her annual ZOEasis party for years. This invite-only affair is known for its easy, breezy atmosphere in a garden-esque Coachella Valley desert estate. The day is always filled with florals, fashion, and a guest list of stylish tastemakers. The 2024 event will bring a range of brand activations with the sounds of a live DJ performance under the sun.

Interscope & Capitol Records Party

The Interscope Records party is known to be an exclusive event with music industry professionals and performers gathering to celebrate at a private estate. The intimate event has been attended by big name artists like Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Camila Cabello, and dozens of others. The party is returning in 2024 and joining with Capitol Records for its 8th year of mixing and mingling in the desert.

Past Festival Weekend Events

Every year there’s a new crop of events to attend, but many don’t return to the desert. Some brands partner with other larger parties while others were just a one-and-done for the year. Below are some highlights from past events that won’t be returning or aren’t confirmed for 2024.

Soho Desert House

Much like the Soho House locations worldwide, the Soho Desert House party had been an exclusive haven for Soho House members to shmooze under the sun. With plenty of space to lounge, drink, and eat, it was the perfect kickoff spot before heading to the festival. The multi-weekend lounge was made available to anyone willing to purchase a pass. Sponsors in 2023 included CÎROC, Nike, La Croix, Cecconi’s, and more. Soho Desert House will not be returning to the desert for 2024.

Clinique Hydration House

The first ever Clinique Hydration House joined the festivities last year with a weekend of rejuvenation. Taking place at a luxurious private estate in Indio, the daytime event had a pool party vibe with skincare-inspired installations, a glow bar, photo booth opportunities, and live music. Clinique Hydration House will not be returning to the desert in 2024.

STURDY. Oasis Hydrated by Liquid I.V.

In 2023, Liquid I.V. joined with creative studio STURDY. for a multi-day event. The invite only party in Thermal included unique experiences with Latin DJs on Friday night, Afro Beats DJs on Saturday night, and an exclusive daytime brunch on Sunday afternoon. Guests got to experience brand activations, food tastings, and plenty of PATRÓN Tequila to go around.

Pitchfork Live in Palm Springs

Music publication Pitchfork joined with White Claw to go live during the 2023 festival weekend. Broadcasting from The Ace Hotel Palm Springs, guests were able to visit onsite to watch interviews, performances, and DJ sets from a variety of talented artists. Those who couldn’t attend were able to tune in online for the livestreamed event.

Cap’n’s Cove

If you’ve ever wished you could start festival weekend at breakfast time, this event may just be for you. Cap’n Crunch cereal hosted the Cap’n’s Cove pool party last year at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs to celebrate the 60th birthday of Captain’s Crunch cereal. The 10am start time meant people were up bright and early to enjoy free cereal, drinks, and music from Anderson .Paak, Reneé Rapp, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Lucky Brand Desert Mirage

The Lucky Brand party is one of the longest running festival weekend events. It usually involves a pool party, an open bar, live music, and brand activations with merch giveaways. Last year’s event took place in Indio and featured surprise special guests taking the stage to entertain the crowd.

The Trading Post

For festival fashion, The Trading Post by Vince Camuto and FYRE is a high end gifting lounge that offers a destination for relaxation. The artist retreat has live music performances and DJ sets for the selection of lucky guests on Saturday of weekend one.

Ketel One Botanical Spritz Oasis

Vodka lovers will appreciate an invite to the Ketel One Botanical party in Palm Desert. The invite-only event is held at a spacious, private Palm Desert estate with live music and plenty of cocktails to go around. It’s the perfect place for a refresher before heading to the festival on Saturday of weekend one.

London Alley Presents Playboy After Dark

This kickoff event is an invite-only bash with last year’s party celebrating Playboy’s 70th anniversary. The private Indio estate features brand activations, drinks, and food, along with live DJ sets to keep the party going. Guests who are able to snag an invite have a sultry night in store as the Playboy party is known to be a memorable event.

Bella Thorne’s Area 51 Party

What’s a weekend in the desert without a UFO sighting? Bella Thorne’s Area 51 party revved up in 2022 with an indoor-outdoor location fit for an alien invasion. Performances included Diplo and Big Sean along with an open bar and plenty of spacey photo backdrops throughout the stunning Coachella Valley estate.

Deep in the Desert

Deep in the Desert is put on by Los Angeles’ Deep Space Productions, who are known to throw a solid party. The event centers around deep house music of course, so the festive crowd shows up ready to dance. The pool, cabanas and spacious dancefloor make it a go-to party event held at an impressive estate in Coachella Valley.

Bootsy Bellows Party

There’s always a beautiful estate on reserve for the Bootsy Bellows party. With big name sponsors and plenty of opportunities for photos, the experience doesn’t disappoint. In 2022, they partnered with Revolve for an after party and Travis Scott dropped by for a surprise performance.

Liquid I.V. House of Hydration

Where some events go big or go home, the 2022 Liquid IV party kept things more limited at an exclusive desert estate. There was plenty of swag to go around along with unique, signature cocktails inspired by the hangover hydration supplement. Saweetie and Jack Harlow both took the stage for intimate performances in front of a vibrant crowd.

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Check back for updated information on 2024 Coachella Valley Parties as it becomes available. 🌴 Last Updated: 4/11/24

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