Frequently Asked Questions

How has Fashion Week El Paseo prepared for the Coronavirus?

After two year’s, we’re absolutely thrilled to bring our fans, teams, volunteers, and chefs together again! Safety is our number one priority, so we’ve been cooking up a plan that follows best practices from public health officials, local regulations, and event safety professionals. Please follow our guidelines when you are at PDFW this year:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water when using the restroom. Use our hand sanitizer stations located throughout the event frequently.
  • We ask you to follow state and local guidance regarding face masks. Currently, face masks are required unless consuming food or beverage.
  • Finally, we strongly recommend our guests read and follow the latest recommendations from the CDC on the prevention of COVID-19.

Precautionary Measures

Prior to Palm Desert Food and Wine we will assess the state of affairs in Riverside County and make any additional requirements know.

All guests, staff and chefs will be expected to follow our latest policies including wearing face coverings, temperature checks, and screenings.  FWEP has implemented measures that exceed all recommended guidelines by state and local health organizations to create a safe environment. Please note, in an effort to maintain a safe environment for our ticket holders, staff, talent and volunteers we are asking for proof of vaccination to enter the event at this time.

What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at the time shown on your ticket.

What goes on during the reception?
The reception is a great time to mix, mingle and people watch. Drinks are available for purchase. There is music and sponsor displays and activations to experience. Activities vary every evening and can include appetizer sampling and silent auctions.

Is food available for purchase?
No. We do not offer food for purchase during the event.

How long are the shows?
The shows begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately 45 minutes, except for Sunday, March 22, the show begins at approximately 6:00 p.m.

What time does the event end?
The event ends at approximately 8:45 p.m. except for Sunday, March 22, the event ends at approximately 7:45 p.m.

What should I wear?
Fine fashion isn’t only on the runway! Come dressed to impress!

How do I purchase front row seats?
Front row seats are part of our Diva package. Diva packages include 2 front row seats to every night of Fashion Week El Paseo, valet parking, access to the VIP lounge, and exclusive events leading up to Fashion Week. CONTACT US

Are children allowed to attend the show? Do I need to purchase them a separate ticket?
Children are allowed into the show. Tickets must be purchased for all attendees.

Do you offer a student ticket discount?
Yes. Student tickets are $35.00 and for general admission seating only. Student tickets cannot be purchased online and are only available for purchase on-site from the Fashion Week El Paseo ticket booth, starting Friday, March 20, 2020. Valid student ID required at time of purchase.

What happens in the case of bad weather?
All events happen rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

How do I stay informed of news and updates regarding the event?
The most current, up to date information can always be found here on the Fashion Week El Paseo website.

Can I bring my dog to the Le Chien show?
All well behaved dogs on leash are welcome!

Is there access for persons with disabilities?
It is the policy of Fashion Week to make our programs, services, and activities accessible to the general public with disabilities who attend our event. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may call 760-325-2333 in advance of the program.

How has Fashion Week El Paseo prepared for the Coronavirus?
Fashion Week El Paseo consistently adhere to the highest standards set by the health department codes and city agencies; these standards never waiver. We are increasing our site cleaning protocols to ensure sanitation of shared surfaces.   We are in constant contact with City agencies for guidelines on best practices, and we are actively monitoring the CDC and WHO websites for updates. As things develop, we will remain open to additional measures should they become necessary.

Please refer to the CDC website for additional information and recommendations, including preventative measures to avoid the spread of germs and illness.

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