Anniversary Celebrations

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Welcome to Rancho Mirage, the city of celebration and excitement! As we mark our 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to unveil an exceptional season of events that will captivate residents and visitors alike. From cultural extravaganzas and community gatherings to thrilling festivities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Join us in commemorating this significant milestone as we showcase the best of Rancho Mirage's rich heritage and vibrant spirit. View our schedule of events and explore the detailed event information for each occasion at the bottom of this page, ensuring you don't miss out on any of the unforgettable experiences this season of events has to offer. Let the festivities begin!

50thTimeline of Events
For more detailed information on each event, see the event tiles below!

Event Information

50th Anniversary Branding

Celebrate the golden jubilee of Rancho Mirage with our city-wide 50th Anniversary Branding Campaign, set to launch on August 3rd, our city's very own birthday! Prepare to be mesmerized as you cruise around town and witness the transformation of our streets. Adorned with a fresh display of all-new city banners and dazzling gobo lights, every corner of Rancho Mirage will radiate with pride and joy. Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as we honor our past and embrace the future with these new displays. You can download our all new 50th Anniversary branding kit by clicking the link below!

50th Anniversary Website

On September 1st, the excitement continues to soar as the city unveils its highly anticipated 50th Anniversary website. Delve into the captivating journey of our historic past, tracing the roots of Rancho Mirage and its remarkable growth over the decades. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of stories, images, and milestones that have shaped our beloved city into what it is today.

50th Anniversary Documentary Series

Embarking on its 50th-anniversary milestone, Rancho Mirage proudly presents "Celebrating 50 Years: A Journey Through Rancho Mirage," a captivating documentary series that unveils the city's vibrant history and growth. Released with new episodes each week, the series delves into pivotal moments, iconic landmarks, and the community's spirit. Be sure to tune in each week to follow along the journey of the city's progress!

Babe's Barbeque & Brewery Debuts 50th Anniversary Beer

Celebrate the City of Rancho Mirage's 50th Anniversary with a special treat! On Saturday, November 4th, Babe's BBQ Beer will debut its exclusive 50th Anniversary brew at the Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts. This limited-edition beer captures the essence of our city's heritage and promises a memorable toast to 50 years of community and prosperity. Don't miss this unique opportunity to raise a glass in honor of our city's milestone and savor the flavors of history in every sip!

Koffi Debuts 50th Anniversary Blend

Join the City of Rancho Mirage's 50th Anniversary celebration with a delightful surprise! Be part of history as the exclusive 50th Anniversary Koffi Blend debuts at the Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts on November 4th. Crafted to commemorate our city's milestone, this unique blend promises a special coffee experience that captures the essence of our vibrant community. Don't miss the chance to savor the flavors of our city's heritage in every sip of this limited-edition coffee. Raise your cup and toast to 50 years of memorable moments in Rancho Mirage!

Preservation Mirage Pink Elephant Car Wash Fundraiser

Celebrate Rancho Mirage's 50th Anniversary and the historic designation of the Pink Elephant Car Wash on Saturday, February 3rd! Get your car sparkling clean while preserving the iconic Pink Elephant Car Wash sign—a beloved symbol of our city's history. Join us for a fun-filled day of community and heritage preservation!

Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce State of the City

Join us on Tuesday, October 24th, for the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce State of the City event. Celebrate our 50th Anniversary and gain valuable insights into the city's development and future vision. Let's shape a promising future together!

CV Symphony Series

Experience the magic of the CV Symphony in a charming series of concerts at the Amphitheater at the Rancho Mirage Community Park and Amphitheater. Join us on Oct. 29 for the grand opening, enjoy the "Best of Stage and Screen" on Jan. 21, witness a special guest performance on Mar. 16, and immerse in "Symphony Goes to the Movies" on Apr. 20. Celebrate our city's 50th anniversary with enchanting melodies and unforgettable musical experiences.

Brandini Toffee Commemorative Tin Debuts

Indulge in sweetness as Rancho Mirage's 50th Anniversary is celebrated with the City's exclusive Brandini Toffee Commemorative Tin, making its debut in stores on Wednesday, November 1st. Savor the delectable flavors of this specially crafted toffee, beautifully packaged in a limited-edition tin that pays homage to our city's milestone.

Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts

Celebrate creativity and Rancho Mirage's 50th Anniversary at the Festival of the Arts on November 4th and 5th. This year's theme is "50 Years of Art and Inspiration," featuring a diverse collection of art inspired by our city's landmark anniversary. Explore a gallery of captivating paintings, sculptures, photography, and unique handcrafted treasures, all paying homage to our vibrant community's rich heritage. Engage with talented artists, enjoy live music, and savor delicious food in a joyful atmosphere. Don't miss this inspiring and fun-filled weekend, where art comes alive to commemorate 50 years of creativity and culture in Rancho Mirage!

First Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Join us for the First Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 9th, as we honor the brave men and women who have served our nation. As a special highlight of Rancho Mirage's 50th Anniversary, this event is dedicated to expressing our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all veterans for their selfless service. Gather with the community to pay tribute to these heroes and reflect on the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedoms. The celebration includes a moving USO Show, featuring captivating performances that showcase the unwavering dedication and courage of our veterans.

Annual Home for the Holidays

Gather with family and friends for a heartwarming tradition at the Amphitheater on Dec. 9 as we present the Annual Home for the Holidays show. Experience the magic of the season with enchanting performances, festive music, and joyful moments that will fill your heart with the spirit of togetherness. Join us for a memorable celebration of love, joy, and the true meaning of the holidays.

Entertainment Series

Get ready for our Entertainment Series at the Amphitheater, featuring extraordinary performances that will leave you amazed. On Jan. 27, indulge in the "Legends of Swing," where timeless melodies and smooth rhythms will transport you to a bygone era. Then, on Feb. 10, experience the ultimate "Beatles Experience," a journey through the iconic songs of the legendary band that changed music history. Join us for these unforgettable musical experiences and create cherished memories.

City of Rancho Mirage 50th Anniversary Book

The City of Rancho Mirage will be unveiling the 50th Anniversary Book in March 2024, which honors our city's rich history and growth over the past 50 years. Each resident will receive a copy of the special edition book, capturing the essence of our beloved community. Relish this keepsake and reflect on the collective memories that shaped Rancho Mirage into the vibrant city it is today. Let's come together to cherish the past and embrace the promising future that lies ahead.

Broadway Series

Step back in time and relive the magic of Broadway with a series of timeless classics from the 70s at the Amphitheater. Catch "Fiddler on the Roof" from Mar. 8 to 10, "Damn Yankees" from Apr. 5 to 7, and "Oklahoma" from May 3 to 5. Don't miss the performances of these beloved musicals, set to leave you mesmerized and singing along to the iconic tunes that defined an era.