Start your summer in the desert

Memorial Day may be the unofficial start to summer, but the federal holiday is also a day set aside for remembering and honoring those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Rancho Mirage offers a number of opportunities to remember and relax over the holiday.




If you’ve never seen it, the Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair is an emotional sight to behold as a B-25 Mitchell Bomber showers the valley floor with 3,000 red and white carnations as a salute to fallen heroes. This Memorial Day (May 27th) flight exhibitions begin at 10 a.m. and include P-51, P-63, C-47, B-25, and a special visit by the PB4Y Liberator. The 1 p.m. Flower Drop Ceremony is followed by a Missing Man Formation. The day includes children’s activities, food vendors and music by the Heatwave Jazz Band. Bring a portable chair and visitors are encouraged to take home a carnation in remembrance.



Things to do, places to go over the holiday weekend

Play and stay at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Take your game to the next level with a golf package featuring unlimited play for two people. In between rounds, relax at one of the three pools or with a treatment at the spa.

Enjoy an incredible concert at Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa, My Armenia featuring Ara Gevorgyan, performing one-night-only on May 25. Then stick around for even more music during DJ Nights at 360 Sports spinning 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Hungry? Acqua California Bistro offers special Sunday brunch and lunch menus over the holiday. Plus, take some time to see the gallery and enjoy the eclectic collection of murals, photographs, sculpture, and paintings at the restaurant. Or eat and play at Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa. Receive up to $100 Free Play when you dine at The Steakhouse for Sunday Brunch.


Take advantage of the three-day weekend

With all Rancho Mirage has to offer, why not book a stay and start the summer with a three-day getaway? There are great deals at area resorts offering up a number of different ways to fully enjoy your Memorial Day holiday.