Cathedral City, colloquially known as "Cat City", is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Colorado Desert's Coachella Valley. Situated between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, the city has the second largest population, after Indio, of the nine cities in the Coachella Valley.
Though home to its fair share of lush country clubs and exceptional hotels, Cathedral City shines as a haven for the arts. Thanks to a recent Public Arts Initiative, visitors can discover several works on display throughout the city, including the whimsical, mosaic-tiled Fountain of Life statue that proudly claims the heart of downtown. Get to know local talent by attending a gallery opening on Perez Road, the city’s art and design district, or hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage furniture finds in the district’s eclectic warehouse-style shops.
Year-round fun unfolds on the main event lawn, adjacent to downtown. See Cathedral City from new heights at the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival and Food Truck Fiesta. Balloon tether rides are a hit, but it’s the colorful nighttime balloon glow that really steals the show, or celebrate the culture and cuisine of sister city Tequila, Jalisco at the Taste of Jalisco Festival. For a chill evening, sprawl out on the grass for a free outdoor movie in the park, followed by a late-night snack from La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor known for their all-natural, fresh fruit bars with a Mexican twist.