Tamale festival returns this weekend

This weekend is the first full weekend of December, and that can only mean one thing…it’s time for the Indio International Tamale Festival!

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (December 7 and 8) in the area bounded by Miles Avenue on the north, Requa Avenue on the south, Towne Street on the west and Smurr Street on the east.

In addition to a wide variety of tamales, the festival also features a parade (10 a.m. Saturday) and dozens of musical acts.

It’s a drive from most of the Inland Empire, but we think it’s worth checking out at least once, perhaps in combination with Saturday’s Festival of Lights parade in Palm Springs, as we sometimes do.

For more information, click here.