Every Saturday and Sunday the College Of The Desert Alumni Association holds a friendly street fair (aka swap meet) in Palm Desert. Unlike most open-air markets of this kind, this is a fundraiser that benefits the college. The COD Alumni Association generously donates this event's proceeds to the college for student scholarships, financial aid, school projects and campus programs.
You'll find great bargains, unique crafts, yummy food, and a colorful farmers' market on the grounds in a setting under the palms. Click here for location directions and map.
Bargains often include deals on golf items, so arrive early (we suggest-- 7 to 9 a.m. for additional savings) to find these, as well as to avoid the crowds who come later. Should you get hungry, breakfast and lunch booths serve a wonderful variety of fare. From whimsically painted childrens' clothing, to luscious handmade soaps, this is a great place to shop for gifts to take back to grand-kids, neighbors and pet-sitters. For event hours visit: codaastreetfair.com
The COD Street Fair a large event of over 300 booths during busy months, so we suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes. There's a complimentary golf cart shuttle that will take you to and from parking areas.