Welcome To Idyllwild, CA - Home of Adventure, Music, Art & Harmony

A nature-lovers oasis located in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. At a mile high, residents and visitors enjoy an alpine forest abounding with wildlife. The seasons are lovely with the scent of lilacs in the air in spring, warm summers, vibrant autumn colors and snowy winters.

Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival

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IDYLLWILD DEER SIGHTINGS: Follow the Trail of the Painted Deer

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington and Idyllwild Mayor Max need your help!

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Supervisor Washington and Mayor Max encourage you to visit Idyllwild this summer and beat the heat!


The community is often known for its “artsy” culture. That’s mostly because we house the West Coast’s premiere boarding high schools for the arts, Idyllwild Arts Academy. Founded in 1946, Idyllwild Arts also has a long-standing summer program for all ages, which teaches everything from modern dance to basket weaving. IAA’s concerts and art exhibits are open to the public. See the events page for a myriad of cultural activities offered at Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild fosters a thriving community of local artists with year-round events and a new visitors center and gallery, located in the Courtyard Building behind the Fort in the center of town.

Art galleries, unique shops and world-class restaurants offer wonderful options for visitors and locals alike.


Much of the village itself is surrounded by National Forest, making a small residential footprint amid a large wilderness area. Hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, and rock climbing are popular activities. Visit the Idyllwild Nature Center with the kids and grandparents for easy nature walks and an impressive interpretive center to learn about local Cahuilla history and about native flora and fauna.

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Great to hear @CWRivco3rd promoting #Idyllwild on ABC Radio KMET 1490AM! Watch the entire interview right here ➡️ https://t.co/RIFbFrHdkO

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It's never too early to start gearing up for the Art Walk & Wine Tasting in #Idyllwild! For tickets, visit https://t.co/hIg6v6oRPE.

If you're planning a trip to #Idyllwild, be sure to find the 50 painted deer. Here's a map for you. It could be a fun family outing or maybe a competition among friends to see all 50! Bonus points if you find the one coyote! @TourIdyllwild @CWRivco3rd

The final painted deer in #Idyllwild was installed this past weekend. That's a total of 50 deer artfully decorated around the town of Idyllwild. So cool! Head up to Idyllwild and see them for yourself 👀. The weather is great and there's plenty to do and see!

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