Coachella 2017 Parties: Full list of pool parties and after parties

Coachella parties and pool party

Coachella parties only seem to get bigger and better each year. In fact, for some people, the parties are the main draw of Coachella weekend. In fact, many people that cannot secure a ticket to Coachella opt to spend the weekend in the desert anyway, hopping between pool parties, day parties and after parties.

And even if you were lucky enough to get a Coachella ticket, there is no better way to start the day than at a pool party. Most of the hotels in the Palm Springs area host some sort of pool party, most of which are free for hotel guests, while other parties charge an admission. See the Coachella party list below for specifics.

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Many fashion brands are now throwing their own day events. If you can’t catch a glimpse of any celebrities at Coachella, then you’re sure to see a few at the brand parties.

Most Coachella events are sponsored or hosted by some sort of fashion or music-related brand. Almost all events feature free product giveaways and interactive attractions.

Some Coachella parties are exclusive, invite-only affairs, while others are open to the public, but you should always RSVP to each event. None of the events are officially affiliated with the festival.

The Coachella parties list will be updated with new parties regularly, so please make sure to check this page often.

Check back in a few days for information on Coachella events like Revolve Desert House, Basecamp, Neon Carnival, Calvin Klein, H&M, Bootsy Bellows, The Do-Over Pool Party, Pop Sugar Coachella day party, Wild Fox, Guess, Vestal Village camping party and more.

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I will be posting party addresses and exclusive RSVP codes in the days leading up to Coachella on my Instagram Story, be sure to follow so you don’t miss out on invite codes! 

 


Basecamp Coachella Party

Basecamp 2017 camping

Who: People that reserve a camp spot on guests during the day. Lot’s of people from the surf/skate/music industry.

What: A giant camping ground with a festive atmosphere, live music, giant pool and bar.

When: Both weekends of Coachella and Stage Coach. 

Where: Just a mile away from Coachella at: 82950 61st Ave, Thermal, CA 92274

Why: Camping + pool + live music!

More Info here


FYF Presents: Young Turks in Palm Springs

Coachella pre-party at Air Museum Palm Springs

Who: Anyone with a $30 ticket!

What: For the first time ever, FYF fest will be hosting a Coachella pre-party at the Palm Springs Air Museum. If you’ve ever been to Splash House, then you know how fun the after hours events are at the Air Museum. The DJ stage is flanked with two massive air force jets and there is plenty of room to move around. We personally believe this will be an event similar to Neon Carnival, but much more authentic, music-centric, and fun! This seems like the perfect event to kick-off the long Coachella party weekend.

When: Thursday April 13th, 2017.

Where:745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Why: Jamie XX!!!!

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Vestal Village camping party

vestal village 2017 party

 

Who: Invitees with a special code. You’ve got to know someone, or you can politely inquire on the website. It’s mainly surf/skate/music industry-type people.

What: In it’s 8th year, Vestal village is one of the OG Coachella parties. It’s success shouldn’t be surprising; massive pools, campgrounds, extensive amenities, live bands, events and bars galore are a main-stay at every incarnation of Vestal Village. RV or Camp!

When: Thursday April 13th – Monday morning April 17th, 2017.

Where: Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, 58075 Jefferson St, La Quinta, CA 92253

Why: The party doesn’t stop, you could technically party here all weekend without ever going to the Coachella festival.

I will be posting party addresses and exclusive RSVP codes in the days leading up to Coachella on my Instagram Story, be sure to follow so you don’t miss out on invite codes! 

 

Vestal Village Website

Neon Carnival 2017

ferris wheel at neon carnival in Thermal California

Who: LA Club rats, Hollywood douchebags, B and C-list celebrities, people not actually attending Coachella.

What: A carnival at an airport with rides, games and a horrible DJ.

When: Saturday April 15th, 10:00pm to 4:00am  

Where: Thermal Airport: 56-850 Higgins Dr, Thermal, CA 92274

Why Why Not:  Neon Carnival, the biggest after party of the weekend, returns in 2017 to the Thermal Airport. The name is accurate; it is absolutely a carnival, complete with rides, games, popcorn and stuffed animals. That said, this is absolutely the worst Coachella-related party I’ve been to. Let me tell you why:

Last Coachella, after hearing about Neon Carnival year-after-year, I decided to give it a try. After all it was hyped up all over the Internet.

After getting a couple of wristbands from a promoter friend, I made my way to the event after the music ended at Coachella on Saturday night. Expecting a smooth and fun experience to continue my near-perfect day at Coachella, I instead found an unorganized and overcrowded event with horrible music and a terrible atmosphere.

For starters, traffic is absolutely terrible, there is a single-lane highway leading up to the airport where the event is held (in the middle of the desert) which creates congestion that is worse than the entrance to Coachella car camping on Thursday afternoon.

Second, it seems like every single LA douchebag is at Neon Carnival. In fact, I would bet that more than half the people there didn’t event go to Coachella, they just drove out from the Hollywood Hills or some club on Sunset so they could go to a “cool after party.” And the music reflects that… the DJ plays top 40. Everyone is there to be seen, not to carry-on the partying that started at the festival earlier in the day.

In conclusion, this event is not worth the hype it gets. You’re much better off throwing your own party at your rental house or in the Coachella campgrounds.

I will be posting party addresses and exclusive RSVP codes in the days leading up to Coachella on my Instagram Story, be sure to follow so you don’t miss out on invite codes! 

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Kylie and Kendall Jenner Bumble Party

Who: Anyone invited… how to get invited: use the Bumble dating app in the weeks leading up to Coachella, select users will be given an invite code to attend the party.

What: Winter Bumbleland hosted by the Jenners and sponsored by Bumble. Snow in the desert? Bumble will make it snow in the desert  they “will convert in to a winter wonderland with real ice and snow”

When: Saturday April 15th and Sunday 16th

Where: Private Estate in Rancho Mirage. Exact address will be announced on my Instagram Story in the coming days.

Why: How often do you get to have a snowball fight in 100 degree weather in the California desert? And how often do you get to go to a dating-app sponsored party? 

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Rhonda – Queen of the Desert

Solomun Dixon Rhonda Framework event

Who: This after party is open to the public, you just need a ticket!

What: European DJs Dixon and Solomun hosted by Goldenvoice, Sound Night Club Framework and A Club Called Rhonda

When: Friday night April 14th, 2017. The hours have not been released yet but we can assume it goes LATE!

Where: Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs

Why: Both Solomun and Dixon are widely considered the top deep house DJs in the world, in fact, Dixon was recently ranked the #1 DJ in the world by Resident Advisor. I saw Dixon perform at City Fox in Downtown Los Angeles last summer and it was an incredible, European-styled show, something not often found on the West Coast. This is a unique opportunity to catch top talent. Also, the Palm Springs Air Museum is an incredible venue, and this is one of the few Coachella parties open to the public (with a ticket that is!)

I will be posting party addresses and exclusive RSVP codes in the days leading up to Coachella on my Instagram Story, be sure to follow so you don’t miss out on invite codes! 

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Desert Gold @ Ace Hotel Coachella Party

2017 Desert Gold at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs

Who: Guests of the Ace Hotel and those that RSVP, which is first come first serve!

What: It’s all about the music and art! Guests can expect visuals by Modern Construct and a mural by local artists Lily and Hopie Stockman. There are events the entire two weeks of Coachella, so please go here to see the full program. Sound waves will be curated by London-based radio platform NTS Radio… music by: Sadgirl, No Parents, Melted, Bronzer and more.pool at the Ace Hotel

When: all weekend long, both weekends. Check the links for the various events below for the exact time and dates:

Where: The Ace Hotel, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Why: Desert Gold is one of the original Coachella weekend pool parties (this is its 9th year!) and takes place at the iconic Ace Hotel, a Palm Springs landmark. Unlike other events during the weekend, Desert Gold puts good music and art first… before brand sponsorships, corny celebrity appearances and social media influencers… in short; this is a real pool party with a great vibe.

Also you’ll be helping the local community, this year, the Ace is donating proceeds from two of their drink items to the Old Town Artisan Studio in La Quinta, which serves adults and youth from throughout the entire Coachella Valley with arts education and instruction in areas like clay, fused glass and other mediums. So make sure to purchase a Piña Colada or Watermelon Margarita!

Important: Party updates, exclusive RSVP codes and party addresses will be posted on my Instagram Story in the next few weeks, be sure to follow so you don’t miss out on any events!

All Ace Hotel events

Saguaro – Coachella weekend events

 

2017 Saguaro pool event and brunch

Who: Guests of the Saguaro Hotel and those with tickets ($25). Tickets can be purchased here.

What: Pool party and brunch, daybed rentals. Music by Gina Calderoni, Henry Pope. Loboman, Marlon Fuentes, Massio, SABIO, Jeremy Sole (KCRW/ Worldwide FM), Dr. Fresch, Hotel Garuda, Point Point, Modern Disco Ambassadors, Audiostache, Daniel Minaya, Mogli, Torosbroos, VNSSA and Wet Hand Dan.

When: First weekend, 11:00am to Sundown each day, Friday April 14th – April 16th

Where: The Saguaro Hotel, 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264two girls at the saguaro pool in Palm Springs

Why: If you haven’t stayed or partied at the Saguaro, then you’ve been missing one of the coolest venues in the Coachella Valley. Every June and August, the Saguaro hosts Splash House, which has developed into one of the best festivals in the Southern California circuit. Splash House wouldn’t be what it is today without the Saguaro.

Almost every room has a view of the pool, thus the balconies are just as social as the pool deck. The vibrant blue, red and yellow colors make this one of the most iconic hotels in the California desert. In short, it seems like the Saguaro was purpose built for pleasure and pool parties. This is the perfect place to pregame before heading out to Polo Fields for the festival.

More Info Here

Pandora Indio Invasion

pandora indio invasion festival in palm springs

Who: Anyone that RSVPs! Link below. 21+

What: Pool party at a private estate

When: Saturday April 15th, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Where: 67698 Carey Road , Cathedral City, CA 92234

Why: Cool down at the pool on your way to the festival. The Cree Estate is a beautiful historic home in Cathedral City, in between Palm Springs and Coachella. It’s hosted by Pandora and T-Mobile… events that are sponsored by large companies always offer tons of giveaways. Expect free food, a bar and a set by Charli XCX. 

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Day Club Palm Springs

Skrillex party at Palm Springs Hilton

Who: Open to the public, get your tickets in the link below. 21+

What: Las Vegas-style pool party. Big production with big names: Nicky Romero, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Madeon and Mad Decent. (Expect a Diplo + Skrillex appearance).

When: Both weekends of Coachella, all days!

Where: Palm Springs Hilton, 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Why: With Heineken, Dole, Sound and Goldenvoice (Coachella promoters) hosting, this is bound to be a big party. In fact, if you weren’t able to buy a Coachella ticket, then Palm Springs Day Club could be an alternative event for the weekend. Or if you do have a Coachella ticket but find the festival too hot in the day-time, consider starting each day at the Hilton.

Important: Party updates, exclusive RSVP codes and party addresses will be posted on my Instagram Story in the next few weeks, be sure to follow so you don’t miss out on any events!

Event Website

ZOEasis – The Zoe Report + Guess Party

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Culture Collide “Not a pool party”

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The Do-Over Pool Party

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 Hot Splash: Exclusive Coachella Day Party

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Pop Sugar

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 Revolve Desert Oasis

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Evan is a recent graduate of UCSB and lives in Santa Barbara, CA. He loves sushi, traveling, music, surfing and any outdoor sports. You can reach him at evan[at]travelgrom.com and can follow him on Twitter and Instagram

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