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Bloom in Borrego at Borrego Days

Bloom in Borrego at Borrego Days

Bloom in Borrego at  the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival

By Françoise Rhodes

The time is near for our Southern California deserts to turn into thriving communities of non-stop festivals, parties, and outdoor adventures. CoachellaValley.com has you covered with our calendar of events, and Borrego Springs has you covered with the seasons best kickoff event in the desert at the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival.

Only 90 minutes from the Coachella Valley, Borrego Days welcomes back the snowbirds and tourists with three days of parties, parades, live entertainment and more….with most of the excitement happening at their famed Christmas Circle.

This year’s theme ‘Bloom in Borrego’ brings awareness and pays homage to the beauty of Borrego Springs and the surrounding 600,000 acre Anza- Borrego Desert State Park.  Borrego Springs is also honored to be one of a handful of designated ‘Dark Sky Communities’ in the world, meaning every night is a star studded spectacle.  There are no big box stores, no fast food restaurants and no stop lights.  What you will find is clear skies, miles of hiking trails, biking and equestrian trails, golf courses, spas, art galleries, restaurants, unique lodging and a charm most who visit have never experienced.

Borrego Days Desert Festival takes place on October 18-20, with a first night of several hosted parties throughout the community.  Saturday morning kicks things off with the annual pre-parade flyover featuring local pilots.

As if this excitement wasn’t enough, all eyes come back to earth as outrageous entries will make their way down the main street to and around the beloved Christmas Circle. From elaborate floats, Southern California High School marching bands, classic cars and trick-riding cowboys—Borrego Days Desert Festival is truly the only place you can see it all!

Following the parade the excitement continues at Christmas Circle with live music, kid’s carnival, pirate camp, beer garden, and rows of unique booths offering a variety handmade goods, beautiful artwork, crafts and delicious food. This year the popular car show moves over to the mall with other activities including Pints 4 the Park.

The FREE festival runs Saturday, October 19, through Sunday, October 20,  showcasing all of the wonderful qualities that make Borrego Springs so unique. Visitors will find plenty of free parking within easy walking distance to Christmas Circle and the parade route.  Make it a weekend to remember with family and friends at the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival.

For more information please call (760) 767-5555 or VisitBorrego.com .  The Borrego Days Desert Festival is a project of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce& Visitors’ Bureau (VisitBorrego.com), serving the needs of the community of Borrego Springs since 1950, and with the support of its 501(c)(3) public benefit fiscal sponsor the Borrego Festivals Foundation (BFF.NGO).

Event:  54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival “Bloom in Borrego”

Date: October 18-20, 2019

Time: Saturday 10 AM – 5:30 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

Location: Christmas Circle Community Park | Borrego Springs| 600 Christmas Circle Dr., Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Admission: Free

Parking: abundance of free parking surrounding Christmas Circle and within walking distance of the Festival.

See you at Borrego Days!


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