Desert Theatricals 2021/2022 Season
Ticket sales for Desert Theatricals upcoming Broadway-style musicals at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater begin on October 4, 2021.

The season opens with two FREE events presented by the City of Rancho Mirage and the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory:

Little Mermaid, Jr.
November 20 & 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

The City’s Holiday Show
A Christmas Carol
December 11 & 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. 

Upcoming 2022 Broadway Musicals:

  • Mamma Mia: February 18 & 19
  • Annie Get Your Gun: March 18 & 19
  • A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum: April 15 & 16

Rancho Mirage residents (with proof of residency) will receive 15% discount on General Admission tickets when purchased at the Rancho Mirage Library.
Keep an eye on your email inbox for more details coming your way soon!
Pursuant to Riverside County Public Health's September 19, 2021 Vaccine Rate chart, Rancho Mirage has the the following percentages for partially/fully vaccinated residents:
Age 12-17
Age 18+
Age 65+
as of September 19, 2021
Great job Rancho Mirage! Let's keep up the good work.
As of September 21, 2021, an average of 625 cases per day were reported in Riverside County, a 24% decrease from the average two weeks ago.

Keep those numbers coming down!
Getting vaccinated is our best defense in battling this pandemic.
Get Tested, Get Vaccinated!
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Programs
Round 9 Now Open:
For Current Waitlisted For-Profit Small Businesses,
Nonprofits, & New Eligible Applicants

Accepting Applications now through Thursday, September 30th.

New applicants that meet eligibility criteria will need to apply on the website.
The Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory is now open and ready to serve our patrons. Over the past few weeks, the library underwent several projects including more than 5,500 sq/ft of flooring throughout the library as well as upgrades to some lighting and fresh paint. 
Library Lobby
Library Circulation Desk
Library Check Out
Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 341-7323 |

Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Upcoming Virtual Book Discussion
The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory continues their virtual Book Discussion Group. Meetings are online using Zoom Meeting & chat client. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is required.

What's Mine and Yours
by Naima Coster
Friday, October 8, 2021
For questions, please contact Reference Librarian, Jeffery Durham at (760) 341-7323 or via email at
Although the Observatory is currently closed to the public, they offer a wide varity of virtual programming on their YouTube channel!
It's Coming!
SB 1383 (Short-Lived Climate Pollutants) Implementation
As required by SB 1383, state mandated organics recycling and specific colored waste and recycling bins are coming soon but, until then continue to use your current bins as usual.
The City of Rancho Mirage, in partnership with our waste and recycling partner Burrtec, are looking forward to providing all residents with the state required recycling and organic waste bins. Don’t worry though… we won’t surprise you, a detailed schedule of roll-out and what is expected from residents will be provided prior to delivery of any bins. See the new state mandated bin colors below:
Stay tuned as more details on scheduling and program information will be coming over the next few months. We appreciate your patience.

For more information on this State Bill, please visit
Light it Orange for Hunger Action Month!
Why is the Rancho Mirage Public Library glowing a beautiful orange at night? The City wants to show its support for September's Hunger Action Month. In partnership with FIND Food Bank, we want to remind everyone to do their part to help end hunger in our community.
Get Involved!

There are plenty of ways to get involved in the fight against hunger.
Every action makes a difference.
For more information on how you can help, please visit
*Hunger Action Month is a national campaign dedicated to driving awareness and inspiring action to help end hunger in America. FIND Food Bank joins with 200 sister food banks in the Feeding America network and their local communities to prove that when everyone gets involved in the fight we can end hunger!
Rancho Mirage Dog Park Gets a Good "Grooming"
Each year in October, Rancho Mirage Dog Park, located at 34-100 Key Largo Avenue, is closed for reseeding.

The City's Public Works Department takes full advantage of this closure to give the park a much needed cleaning. Not only do they reseed, they also deep clean all concrete pads, replace plants, trim the trees, and get the park all spruced up for our four-legged friends to enjoy.

Rancho Mirage Dog Park will be closed from October 4 through mid-November, 2021. The City will send out an email notification when the park is reopen to the public and their pups.

For more information about the dog park,
please contact Public Works Department at (760) 770-3224.
Rancho Mirage Emergency Preparedness Commission's
Safety & Preparedness Fair
Contact Emergency Services Coordinator at
Welcome Back Sunnylands!
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, located at 37977 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage, features nine acres of desert gardens, an art exhibition, In Motion: Agam at Sunnylands, a café, and a gift shop. 
The property is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to stroll more than a mile of walking paths, relax on shaded benches, or use their cell phones to take any of five self-guided audio tours posted to the Sunnylands website. Visitors may also use the digital Gardens Guide to help with their exploration of desert plants and, as always, admission is free.
Tickets for tours of the historic Annenberg home, scheduled to resume in October, tickets on sale now at
Make it a Family Night
in the Gardens
Presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Films in the Gardens at Sunnylands are free to the public.
Friday, September 24
at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy this 1964 G-rated favorite about a magical nanny (Julie Andrews) who brightens the lives of her charges in turn-of-the-century London.
City Hall Hours of Operation
Open Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed daily for cleaning from
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Closed to the public on Fridays
Upcoming City Council Meeting
October 7, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

The agenda will be posted on the City website when available.