"The City of Festivals"
Located 26 miles east of Palm Springs, and officially founded around 1893, this "Hub of the Valley" is rich in Native American, Southern Pacific Railroad, Date & Citrus Industry, American Gold Rush, World War II, and Transcontinental Highway history.
Indio is most notably the Coachella Valley's first incorporated city and located adjacent to wayward Colorado River destination known as the Salton Sea. Also, in more recent years this City of Festivals has become the location of many world renowned events such as: The Southwest Arts Festival, Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Festival, the Cabazon Indian National PowWow, The International Tamale Festival and the Palm Springs Kennel Club Annual Dog Show, drawing thousands of visitors to the area each year.
Considered the Date Capital of the US, it is also home to The Empire & Eldorado Polo Clubs, Shields Date Garden, Terra Lago, the Coachella Valley Historic Museum and Cultural Center, and the JFK Memorial Hospital.
Today this festival city boasts an incredibly diverse cultural and ethnic population from all over the world and is committed to further growth and diversity in the years ahead.