PALM SPRINGS, CA – Agua Caliente Casinos will host its 3rd Annual Polo & Balloon Classic, taking place Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2024. The three days of exclusive events are ticketed and open to the public including a polo match at Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, CA, and a polo themed fashion show with notable designers.
“Agua Caliente Casinos is thrilled to host the 3rd annual Polo & Balloon Classic,” said Pearl Aguinaldo, Sr. Director of Marketing. “In partnership with Polo America, this is a growing into a marquis event in the greater Palm Springs area. Exclusive parties, a fashion show, polo matches, prizes, and much more make this a must-experience event.”
Polo weekend festivities begin with “Meet the Polo Players Cocktail Party” hosted at the CODA Art Gallery in Palm Desert on January 31. Featuring work from equestrian artists, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art as they meet and greet polo players while hors d’ouevres provided by Cuistot, Le Paon, and Mastro’s Steakhouse make their way around the gallery.
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage will host to a “What to Wear to Polo” fashion show inside The Show entertainment venue on February 1. Guests will experience a pre-show cocktail party in The Show lobby, and then 60 designer looks will be featured on the runway with classic polo-inspired looks by designers such as Insanity on El Paseo, Grayse by Kelly and Marie Gray, and Chrissy’s on El Paseo.
“The Coachella Valley has been synonymous with polo for over 60 years,” said Randy Russell, President of Polo America. “Keeping that tradition alive is the Agua Caliente Casinos Polo & Balloon Classic where guests will be immersed in the polo lifestyle from a series of cocktail parties to polo fashion, all culminating with an exciting polo game at the Eldorado Polo Club in Indio. Best of all, there’s one ticket price for all three days.”
Tying the weekend together will be the main event on February 3 at the legendary El Dorado Polo Club in Indio where Agua Caliente Casinos polo players will compete. Every year, attendees get a chance to race on the manicured polo field for the half-time money run, sponsored by Duende Designs, with prizes from select sponsors, partake in the hat contest, and experience tethered hot air balloon rides featuring Agua Caliente Casinos’ racing balloon.