Top 10 Festivals & Events
in Joshua Tree
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1. Joshua Tree
May & October
The festivals are a celebration of life, lovingly produced by a family of friends and funsters who believe that music is the soul of life.
These intimate, family friendly experiences in the magical Mojave go deep to create positive and meaningful life-changing moments. The music is diverse, positive and potent; featuring artists on the rise. A happy, loving and egalitarian space is created, where the boundary between artist and audience is blurred. We’re all in this together.
Yoga and Music Experience
Shakti in May
Bhakti in September
Bhakti Fest is the premier yoga, sacred music, and personal growth festival in the United States. Since 2009, for six days each September, we have featured the best Yoga Teachers, Kirtan Musicians, and Workshop Leaders in the world. .
5. Night Sky
The National Park Service and partners brings together astronomers, scientists, night-sky enthusiasts, artists, junior rangers, and members of nearby communities to celebrate the night skies of Joshua Tree National Park. This event is free of charge.
in the Desert
The conference is about much, much more than merely UFO sightings. It explores ancient astronauts, extraterrestrial life, human origins, crop circles, anti-gravity machines, contact experiences and the increasingly urgent need for public disclosure.
5. Desert Stars Festival
When you arrive in JT, you'll notice that there are no Fast Food restaurants, no "Super" markets and no High Rise Luxury Condos in the town. This is by design. The residents have worked very hard to keep their town authentic.
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6. Babes Ride Out
Salvation Mountain is located in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about a hour and a half from Palm Springs.Salvation Mountain is Leonard's tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message:
7. Joshua Tree Gem & Mineral Show
Joshua Tree is one of the best places for stargazing in the country (and the planet!) The reason is that the Park is located in the High Desert (3000-5000 ft above sea level) and it is located far from major cities (which create light pollution). The East side of the park is best for stargazing. Out East there is very little light pollution from cities, since the closest major city (looking East) is Phoenix, about 300 miles away!
To get the best chance of seeing a zillion stars, you'll need to do a little planning before your trip. Now, you're probably not a werewolf, so you don't live by the light of the moon, but the next time you head to the park, google "moon phase" to see when the moon will rise and set that night. You want to visit when the moon is NOT in the night sky.
8. Desert Daze
"The Park" is a massive desert. It's over 790,000 sq. acres. It fact, it's bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Yes, it's Magical. Yes, it's Amazing. Yes, it's Freaky - but it's still a desert. And like most deserts, it can be hostile and unforgiving.