Santa Barbara in Old Town La Quinta


If you ever been to Santa Barbara, you know how beautiful it is with all the; Spanish Architecture, Rolling Hills, Boutique Shops, and Vineyards. Well what if I told you there is a little Santa Barbara right in the heart of La Quinta, CA? Its called Old Town La Quinta, its located in-between the gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains & Santa Rosa Mountains.

Old Town’s enchanted Main Street is in one of the most idyllic locations in the Greater Palm Springs area. What makes Old Town La Quinta so special? Surrounded by sunny mountain vistas, this picturesque village beckons residents and tourists alike as it embraces the creativity of culture, style and cuisine. Old Town La Quinta believe it’s not only the setting but also the people. You’ll find a community of super-creative entrepreneurs, artisans and aficionados who love what they do. That’s why they showcase the individuality of extraordinary shops and restaurants, locally owned and run by passionate people. From chefs to baristas, fashion mavens to artists, musicians to beauticians, tastemakers to trendsetters, the talented individuals in Old Town La Quinta are a part of a connected community.

Market along Main Street every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., October to May, for the freshest produce, herbs, honey, nuts, cheese, cut flowers & plants, fresh baked breads from L’Artisan Bakery, live chef demonstrations and live music to feed your soul.

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Art Under the Umbrellas:

This event is running from October 25th 2014 until March 21st 2015. It is next occurring on October 25th 2014 10:00 am
More than 80 artists present works in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture, photography, fiber and mixed media along the closed off streets in Old Town Quinta. Art patrons will find quality artwork while tourists will discover a trove of treasures.

Live music complements the event and sets the stage for fun. Don’t miss a spectacular day in the sun-warmed desert air, taking in the beauty of artist wares, exploring shops and dining in the best of Old Town’s restaurants.

Free admission and parking. For more information on this event, visit the La Quinta Arts Foundation website at