Take the whole family to the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, which features live animals, monster truck shows and performances by Third Eye Blind, Kellie Pickler and more. Admission is free for part of the first day. Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82-503 Highway 111, Indio. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Feb. 27 (weekends open to midnight.) $8 for adults. (760) 863-8247. http://www.datefest.org.