In Indio, there is no dull moment as the city has some of the best live entertainment venues and festivals in the Coachella Valley. It is fact recognized globally for its music events. One of such is “The City of Festivals”. Indio is home to various exciting venues such as the Riverside County Fairgrounds and the El Dorado and Empire Polo Grounds where standard festivals such as the yearly Indio International Tamale Festival and the Riverside County Fair & Date Festival are held.
In 1999, the Golden voice’s Coachella Valley Annual Arts & Music Festival (also commonly known as Coachella or Coachella fest) began at the Empire Polo Grounds. The event 's popularity and size is on the increase every year. Events like the Stagecoach, California's Country Music Festival every spring are held at the Empire Polo Grounds. In 2012, California's Country Music Festival in fact had its first sell-out.
Furthermore, Indio has an ever increasing number of gated communities to meet the various needs of specific real estate populations some of which include active adult communities, luxury RV and motor coach owners and golf enthusiasts.
Indio is also home to the Desert Shores Resort which has beautiful lagoons with fountains, waterfalls and rich open spaces that give a wonderful view of the surrounding valley. Most communities in the Indio area have golf and country club amenities including Heritage Palms Country Club, Indian Springs Country Club, and Sun City Shadow Hills providing entertainment and relaxation to active adults. This is one of the reasons why people purchase a variety of homes in Indio. Indio also has some outstanding country clubs and exquisite home developments such as Bridge at Jefferson, Desert River Estates, Mountain Estates, Shadow Lakes Estates, Sonora Wells, Shadow Ranch, Talavera, and Terra Lago.