Well, look at that! We are already into Fall and just where did the time go?!? Since you are now looking to get into the fall spirit and maybe get the pants scared off of your for Halloween, here are all the things happening in and around Palm Springs.
Haunted House at the River in Rancho Mirage
We checked out this Haunted House (next to Babe’s at The River shopping center) last year – and it lived up to its billing as one of the Palm Springs Area’s scariest. The attraction will open at 7 pm on select nights now through Halloween and admission is $13.
Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town – Friday & Saturday
Live bands and plenty of scares await you at this mountain event that runs every Friday and Saturday (plus Halloween) through November 3. Enjoy a spooky hayride, check out the Haunted Lodge, make your way through the Fallout Pallet Maze and experience the Abandoned Mine. Tickets are $15 – you can buy them online at the link below, cash only at the event.
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch
After their new pricing policy early in the season went over with a thud, the popular Inland Empire pumpkin patch changed back to letting you in for $5 on weekends and for free on weekdays. The place has tons of pumpkins, rides, food, a petting zoo, and more.
The annual event at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will take place on both Oct. 27 from 9 am to noon and on Halloween night from 6 – 8:30 pm. The zoo will host a maze, carnival games, a magician will perform, and, of course, there will be trick or treating. The event is free for members, $10 for guests.
1st Annual Mall-O-Ween
The Indio Grand Marketplace (formerly the Indio Fashion Mall) will host a free trick or treat event for kids on Halloween from 3 PM – 6 PM. In addition to trick or treating, the event will feature a petting zoo, face painting, a balloon artist, a costume contest, and a haunted house.
Trick or Treating Events
- Indio Hills Community Center: Oct. 26, 5 – 8 pm (info)
- Bagdouma Community Center, Coachella: Oct. 26 6 – 8 pm (info)
- Indio Community Center: Oct. 27, 1 – 6 pm, (info)
- Downtown Cathedral City: Oct. 28, noon to 3 pm. (info)
- Thousand Palms Chamber of Commerce: Oct. 31, 5 – 8:30 pm (info)
Halloween Palm Springs
The free event (with a suggest donation of $5) will take place from 5 to 10 pm on Arenas Road on Halloween night. There will be a $1,000 costume contest and plenty of music.
The Tack Room Tavern in Indio plays host to the event which will include four stages of music, a costume contest, and plenty of, yeah you guessed it, terror. The event runs 8 pm to 2 am on October 27. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Palm Desert 10 Cinemas (at the Westfield Mall) will be showing the cult classic on Oct. 26 and 27, with showtimes at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and they encourage you to dress up as your best Brad and Janet or, just go crazy and show up as Dr. Frank N. Furter.
Anything we miss that should be on this list? Let us know about it.