Street Fair will be highlighted by easy access and enhanced safety measures at premier weekend event.

PALM DESERT — The new year brings new opportunities to enjoy a unique mix of food, fun, and great deals as The Street Fair gets back to business starting Saturday, Jan. 1,

After a long absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to welcome everyone back to our new and improved Street Fair,” Executive Director Betsy Young said. “Familiar and favorite merchants will be joined by new vendors, allowing us to continue offering the wide mix of unique merchandise for which we are so well known.”

Proceeds support College of the Desert students by raising money for the Alumni Association, which provides scholarships, financial aid, and other programs and projects that advance the educational needs of students.

The Street Fair is open Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The outdoor event is held in the northwest corner of campus at 43500 Monterey Ave. in Palm Desert. Free shuttle service is available to and from all campus parking lots.

The Street Fair presented by the College of the Desert Alumni Association has been a staple weekend event in the Coachella Valley for more than 36 years. The family-friendly shopping experience offers an open-air farmer’s market-type setting, with dozens of vendors selling everything from clothing and home goods to furniture, vintage cars, and much more. Shoppers can also enjoy live entertainment and a wide selection of gourmet food vendors.

The weekend event reopens with a renewed focus on health and safety. To protect merchants, staff, and the community, The Fair will follow all precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local and state health officials.

To apply to be a merchant or learn more about The Street Fair at College of the Desert, click here or call 760-636-7957.


About The Street Fair at College of the Desert

The Street Fair presented by the College of the Desert Alumni Association is an open-air, weekend shopping experience offering merchant booths selling work from artisans as well as home goods, fashion and furniture, with a farmer’s market, live entertainment and gourmet food. Revenue from The Street Fair, founded in 1983, supports students at College of the Desert through scholarships and program funding.

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