Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
The Gala is The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens' signature fundraising event. The Gala is The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens' signature fundraising event.

Golden Anniversary Gala

March 7

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Golden Anniversary Gala - SOLD OUT!

Entertainment to follow

Celebrate five decades of The Living Desert as we honor the past and build for our future at our Golden Anniversary Gala, an elegant evening complete with cocktails, animal encounters, raffles, dinner and entertainment. Black and gold cocktail attire; complimentary valet parking.

The 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration is now SOLD OUT!

Thank you for your overwhleming support; there are still ways to support including the Mane Event Raffle for a $50,000 Double-Strand Diamond Necklace.

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Golden Opportunities Cocktail Reception

Raffles for Unique Experiences and Items
Winoceros Wine Pull for Appellations Valued From $50
Animal Encounters with Furry, Feathered, Fork-Tongued and Slow-Footed Friends
Citrus College Blue Note Orchestra and DJ Baz

24K Fine Dining

The Living Desert: Past, Present and Future
“Raise the Paw” in Support of Lion and Rhino Habitats and Building the Zoo Of The Future
Mane Event Raffle for a $50,000 Double-Strand Diamond Necklace

Solid Gold Entertainment

This is a must-attend, high-visibility event! For further information, please contact Greg Murphy, Corporate Giving & Special Events Gift Officer, at 760-346-9584 or

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  • Enter for a chance to win a $50,000 diamond necklace

    Enter to win a $50,000 double-strand diamond necklace and support The Living Desert! 

    Raffle tickets are $100 each and not tax deductible. Necklace on view and tickets for sale at El Paseo Jewelers. Drawing will be held on March 7, 2020 at The Living Desert’s Golden Anniversary Gala. Need not be present to win. El Paseo Jewelers is located at 73520 El Paseo Ste E, Palm Desert.

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