The oldest and largest city in the Coachella Valley, Indio is nestled in the center of the 640-square mile valley and the middle of Riverside County. The city population is more than 75,000.
In addition to the permanent residents another 8,800 people reside in the city during the winter months and Festivals and special events within the city collectively attract over 500,000 visitors annually.
With an idyllic year-round climate, friendly people and many activities Indio truly is The Place to Be. Winter months offer the perfect backdrop for events, outdoor activities and the California desert lifestyle.
Indio boasts beautiful vistas with distant foothills and miles of blue sky, complemented by gracious living and world class events.
A rich cultural heritage awaits, woven from a colorful tapestry of Native American Cahuillas, Spanish influence, and the Wild West.
Long known as the City of Festivals, Indio is host to events that attract local residents and visitors to enjoy Native American PowWows, art, food and balloon festivals in addition to the only Date Festival in the world. Indio has hosted the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival since 1999.