Halloween in Palm Springs | All of the events, parties, and more

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 Westfield Mall Palm Desert | Through November 1

The terrifying haunted house that had been at The River in Rancho Mirage  the last couple of years has moved to the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert (next JC Penny).   The attraction will open at 7 pm on select nights from October 4 to November 1.  Admission is $13.

Parkwil Manor

Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town – Fridays & Saturdays Through November 2


Live bands and plenty of scares await you at this mountain event that runs every Friday and Saturday (plus Halloween) from October 11 through November 2.   Tickets are $15.

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Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch | Through October 31

(Live Oak Canyon Ranch / Facebook)

The popular Inland Empire pumpkin patch changed back with a corn maze, petting zoo, rides, food, and, of course, pumpkins.  Adult tickets are $12 on weekends, kids 3-10 are $7.  On Weekdays, tickets are a couple of bucks cheaper.

Live Oak Canyon

Howl-O-Ween | October 26 & 31

(Living Desert)

The annual event at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will take place on both October 26  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 October 26 event is free for members and paid guests.  The event on Halloween night is $6 for members, $10 for guests.

Living Desert

Mall-O-Ween | October 31

The Indio Grand Marketplace (formerly the Indio Fashion Mall) will host a free trick or treat event for kids on Halloween from 4 pm – 7 pm.  In addition to trick or treating, the event will feature a petting zoo, face painting, a balloon artist, a haunted house, and food trucks.

Indio Grand Marketplace

Trick or Treating Events

  • North Shore: Oct. 16, 6 – 8 pm (info)
  • Oasis: Oct. 19, 11 am – 1 pm (info)
  • Indio Hills: Oct. 25, 5 – 8 pm (info)
  • Indio Halloween Carnival: October 26, 1 – 6 pm (info)
  • La Quinta Floating Pumpkin Patch: October 30, 4 – 5 pm (info)
  • Coachella Halloween Carnival: Oct. 30 6 – 8 pm (info)
  • Thousand Palms Halloween Carnival: Oct. 31, 5 – 9 pm (info)

Boo!seum at the Museum | October 26

The Children’s Discovery Museum will host the kid-friendly event on Saturday, October 26. The 5th annual event will include “Sack-o-Lantern” races, a “Mad Scientist’s Lab,” and a  costume parade.  The event runs 10 am to 2 pm.


TerrorFest | October 26


The Tack Room Tavern in Indio plays host to the event which will include three stages of music, a costume contest, and plenty of, yeah you guessed it, terror.


Halloween Palm Springs | Halloween Night

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 a performance by Evelyn “Champagne” King.

Halloween Palm Springs

Anything we miss that should be on this list?  Let us know about it. 

Have a happy and safe Halloween in Palm Springs!