The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved a partnership with Pickering Events LLC to bring the Date Festival back to Indio on an annual basis.
The agreement will bring back the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival and ensure the continuation of the Fair Board as well as funding support to improve the Fairgrounds facilities, Supervisor Manuel Perez announced.
Perez also announced that the next Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival will be held February 17-26, 2023, and it will return as a full-scale event.
“This is great for the City of Indio, the Coachella Valley and Riverside County and for the future of the National Date Festival,” said Supervisor Perez. “Riverside County and the Fair Board look forward to being partners with Pickering in bringing the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival back for the community, as well as attracting events to increase use of the Fairgrounds for the community and families.”
The Date Festival has been held at the county fairgrounds in Indio for 74 years. With a new partnership, the location will remain the same for the foreseeable future.