Modernism Week – February 15-25, 2018
It wouldn’t be winter in Rancho Mirage without the return of Modernism Week. The annual event rolls back into town on February 15 for ten days of mid-century modern architecture tours, retro parties, and other exciting events.
Some of the highlights of Modernism Week are the tours that showcase the stunning mid-century architecture of the desert. From bus tours to home tours, you can view both the exterior and interior of these incredible buildings.
Take a Ride on a Bus Tour
Board a double decker bus and see the sights in style as you enjoy an open-air glimpse at the gorgeous designs of various homes and commercial buildings on the Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour. The 2.5 hour tour winds through notable neighborhoods through South Palm Springs. Tickets are still available for February 19-25.
If you’re interested in the Illuminated Modern Sunset Bus Tour, don’t wait! The only date with tickets still remaining is February 23 and they won’t last long. This popular bus tour uses the waning daylight and special lighting to offer a unique view of Palm Springs’ architecture.
Get an Up-close Look on a Home Tour
Modernism Week’s showcase home is the Moroccan Modern, a 1975 custom-built home by architect Hal Lacy. Book your tour of this gorgeous home to get a first-hand look at its stunning design that transports you to Morocco. Or explore the Maison a ‘Orange, a featured private home built in 1960 that received a full renovation to bring it back to its mid-century glory.
Check Out the Parties, Shows and More
There’s more to Modernism Week than tours. Stop by the Palm Springs Modern Design Expo from February 17 to 19 to see 40 modern living exhibits featuring everything from smart home technology to hand-crafted furniture. The event is paired with the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, which adds another 85 exhibitors offering unique items for sale, including artwork, jewelry, and clothing.
Tickets are still available to the Modernism Week Opening Night After Dark Party on February 15. Enjoy an open bar with Rat Pack-era cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Lulu and lots of retro fun. Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest 50s and 60s cocktail attire.
Since the event draws people from around the world, some of the festivities are sold out but don’t despair! There are still plenty of opportunities for you to get in on the fun! Browse all the available tickets and reserve your spot today!
Stay in Rancho Mirage
There are several top notch resorts in Rancho Mirage that would make the perfect home base for all your Modernism Week fun. Browse the Resorts page to find the best match for your stay.
Explore Rancho Mirage
Need a break from all the fun of Modernism Week? Venture out and explore the rest of Rancho Mirage. From exploring the great outdoors at Blixseth Mountain Park to booking a Sky Watcher stargazing tour, there are lots of other Local Attractions to keep you entertained.