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  • Sunset at Mojave Desert in Twentynine Palms, CA

The 2023 Spring Rotary Carnival is happening at Luckie Park from March 23-26! With rides, food, games, and fun for the whole family, the annual carnival is a great way to support a local service club while having a great time with friends and family. Daily unlimited ride wristbands are on sale for $30 each at the Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department, Twentynine Palms Visitor Center, and Bowladium Family Fun Center until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Wristbands will be sold on-site at the carnival for $40 each after the pre-sale ends. Thursday, March 23 is $2 Ride Night. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (760) 367-7562.

Carnival Hours of Operation
Thursday, March 23 | 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 24 | 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 | 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 | 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

With the upcoming 17th + 1 Annual Parade of Homes fundraiser for Reach Out Morongo Basin right around the corner organizers are proud to announce that all homes are secured for the popular home tour.

Taking place on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, between the hours of 11 AM – 5 PM, the event, which sees Reach Out Morongo Basin supporters from across the basin open their homes to curious visitors, is the neighbors-helping-neighbors program’s biggest fundraiser bringing in thousands of dollars in ticket sales and sponsorships every year to support its services to senior and disabled residents of the Morongo Basin.

In its return from a two-year Covid hiatus, this year’s tour will feature four unique homes located in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley.

Homes to be featured on the 2023 Parade of Homes include: 

Chuck’s Cabin in Twentynine Palms is the home of Ash Maharaj. Built in 1950 it was designed as a midcentury cabin will high open beam ceilings and a 360-degree view of the desert landscapes. With a traditional Southwest style décor, the cabin embraces the desert aesthetics and features some signature artwork by international selling local artist Chuck Caplinger.

Murphy’s Haasienda in Joshua Tree is the home of Mike and Karan Murphy. Over the last decade the owners have put their unique touch on this home, making it the artistic masterpiece it is now. From the main house with its mosaic fireplace and unique touches, the art den used by Karan to create her visions, a second casita as well as a 60’ desert mosaic wall built of repurposed metal there will something to catch your eye and draw you in.

Roy’s Motel in Joshua Tree is the home of Paul Roy. The ten-acre parcel features a sprawling desert cactus garden amid expansive desert views. With a main house, casita, and a vintage 22’ airstream trailer tour goers will find lots to explore!

Earth House located in Morongo Valley is the home of artist Sharon Davis. The original Morongo Valley homestead cabin has been expanded several times. The property has several Native American Memorial installations as well as creative desert landscaping. Wine bottle walls on the porch and a beer cap mosaic wall indoors highlight the owners love of repurposing items into art.

“The generosity of owners who open their homes to us is what makes this event such a success” said Executive Director Robin Schlosser who continued “Growing interest and success in the recent past has homeowners eager to show their homes which range from renovated homestead cabins to astonishing architectural masterpieces. The unique qualities of each home showcase our desert community and way of life. Visitors on the tour will view five homes in the Morongo Basin each with its own story.”

Tickets are $25 each and will go on sale January 30, 2023, and will be available at the ArtFx and Furnishings-Yucca Valley, Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, California Welcome Center, Z107.7 in Joshua Tree, Desert Trail in 29 Palms, 29 Palms Visitors Center or by calling Reach Out at 760-361-1410. 

Take a self-guided tour of the lights of Twentynine Palms! Fellow Twentynine Palms residents and business owners have decked the halls with the best displays of holiday cheer in town! Grab some hot chocolate and put on your favorite holiday music as you drive around town, taking in the sights of the city. Thank you to the 20 residents and businesses participating in this year’s Holiday Light Tour!

For the map and a list of addresses, visit

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up to spread holiday cheer this December! The Holiday Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 6, from 5PM to 9PM. Consisting of the Holiday Light Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and the all-new Holiday Market, there is something for everyone in downtown Twentynine Palms that night. The Holiday Light Parade will now run from the corner of Joshua Drive and Adobe Road, down to Highway 62, and over to Freedom Way, ending in Freedom Plaza. After the parade, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Freedom Plaza with special guest Santa Claus! All night long, attendees can shop locally for the holidays at the Holiday Market while enjoying holiday treats and caroling. Register today for the Holiday Festival festivities on their website.

For more information, please call the City of Twentynine Palms at (760) 367-7562.

‘Sorry, You Missed the Sixties’, a pop-up exhibition of sixties photographs will kick off the grand opening of Desert General located in Twentynine Palms, a California’s Mojave Desert destination at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park.

Twenty-five iconic black-and-white photographs will be on display for three months, starting November 4th. They were shot by Hamburg-born Frank HABICHT, whose pictures reflect the spirit of the Swinging Sixties in London, and Philip TOWNSEND, known as ‘Mr. Sixties’ who captured the stars of the decade and produced the first professional photographs of the Rolling Stones.

Photography grew dramatically during the sixties. The decade was the last optimistic period of the 20th Century, a time when it was still possible to dream of the utopias that photographic publications could narrate and depict or satirize. The sixties witnessed the rise of magazines, propaganda, and advertising. Photo essays were bestsellers capable of shaping opinion on a wide range of issues.

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Desert Oasis Car Show FlyerThe Desert Oasis Car Show is back and better than ever! This event is fun for the whole family. With great food, live music, and a whole line-up of amazing cars, motorcycles, and trucks, this is one event you do not want to miss this fall.

Interested in registering your vehicle? Head on over to the City of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation site below. For more information, call (760) 367-7562.

Desert Oasis Car Show Registration

Shop fresh, seasonal, and locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, and more at the 29 Palms Certified Farmers Market!

Now in its new location at the newly completed Freedom Plaza in downtown 29 Palms, this weekly market has expanded and grown in incredible ways. In addition to fresh produce, count on a great mix of vendors that includes a variety of local artisans and food and beverage vendors. Open every Saturday morning from 8 AM – 1 PM!

Tune in to their social media channels to learn more about what’s happening each week, new participating vendors, upcoming live music performances, and other special events hosted by the 29 Palms Farmers Market.

The 29 Palms Certified Farmers Market takes place at Freedom Plaza, located at 73551 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.