Palm Springs
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Get ready for Palm Springs

The 2025 SFMA Conference and Exhibition will be held in Palm Springs, California, an iconic destination blending natural beauty with vibrant culture. Here’s a curated guide to the highlights awaiting in Palm Springs.


  • Ascend to new heights aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating tramcar, offering panoramic views of Chino Canyon and Mount San Jacinto State Park.
  • Immerse yourself in the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree National Park for hiking, rock climbing or stargazing.
  • Discover the serene beauty of Indian Canyons with its lush palm oases, trickling streams, and ancient rock art.


  • Dive into the local culinary scene at Palm Springs VillageFest, a vibrant street fair held every Thursday night that features food trucks, farmers’ markets and artisanal crafts.
  • Palm Springs boasts a culinary scene that celebrates fresh, local ingredients. From upscale eateries to cozy cafes, indulge in farm-to-table fare crafted with California flair.
  • Don’t miss out on Date Shakes, a creamy date shake made from locally grown dates — a sweet indulgence unique to the region.


  • Dive into the rich tapestry of art and culture at the Palm Springs Art Museum, with exhibits ranging from contemporary art to Native American artifacts.
  • Embark on an architecture tour and journey through Palm Springs’ architectural heritage, known for its mid-century modern marvels.
  • Stroll through the heart of downtown Palm Springs and soak in its vibrant atmosphere. Explore chic boutiques, art galleries, and eclectic shops, or simply unwind with a leisurely coffee at a sidewalk cafe.


  • Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa retreat amid the desert oasis, and unwind in tranquil settings surrounded by natural beauty.
  • Tee off against a backdrop of majestic mountains and sun-drenched fairways. With more than 100 golf courses in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs offers a golfer’s paradise for players of all skill levels.
  • Bask in the warm desert sun and take a refreshing dip in a sparkling pool.


While Palm Springs offers an array of enticing distractions, don’t forget to make the most of the 36th Annual SFMA Conference and Exhibition. Engage in enriching sessions, network with industry peers, and discover the latest innovations in the world of sports field management. For more information, visit