8th Annual Ability Festival 2019

The ABILITY FESTIVAL is a program of Desert Ability Center designed to showcase adaptive sports and recreational activities as well as disability focused services and resources in the Coachella Valley, the region and throughout the country.

This 1-day FREE event is available to participants of any age and with any level of ability.  Local and out of area Paralympians, adaptive sports specialists and recreational rehabilitation coaches provide a wide array of opportunities to experience sport and recreation alongside your friends, family and community peers.

Bring your family.  Bring a friend.  You will be glad you did.

The ABILITY FESTIVAL is made possible by our sponsors, many of whom have been with us since we launched.  Their support and encouragement has made the festival not only a success but supports the power of what we do.

ACTIVITIES – The ABILITY FESTIVAL includes team sports such as soccer, football, volleyball, and basketball; individual sports including tennis, rock climbing, archery and golf and a wide array of recreational activities.

EXHIBITORS –  The ABILITY FESTIVAL is also about connecting those who live with a disability to resources that meet their unique needs.  Stop by the exhibitor area and meet local and out of area service providers.


GOLD SPONSOR (2018)   



Ability Center

Burke Rix Communications

California Mentor Family Home Agency

Children’s Dentistry Indio Surgery Center

Community Access Center

Desert Arc

Desert Cornerstone Insurance

Desert Recreation District

Indio Surgery Center


Mobility Professionals

Provident Bank

Tri A Bike


Coca Cola

Forest Lawn

Nestle Waters


Unique to the festival is the inclusion of non-disabled high school athletes.  Through our Adaptive Sports Experience program we provide a learning opportunity for students to gain an appreciation for the abilities of people with disabilities, greater understanding of adaptive sports, and present career options in the fields of adaptive sports, rehabilitation and nonprofit service.

registration IS FREE TO PARTICIPANTS – Early registration is STRONGLY encouraged

For more information please contact Desert Ability Center at 760-674-7073.

Be sure to visit us on Facebook at Ability Festival.

Come Join The Fun And

Show Us What You’re Made Of.

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