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.
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.
Related: Here are all of the Oktoberfest events happening in and around Palm Springs.
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch | Through October 31
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.
Howl-O-Ween | October 26 & 31
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.
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.
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 Under the Stars | Halloween Night
The Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa plays host to a “Hollywood Vintage themed” party Halloween night from 6pm-10pm. The event includes a band performing jazz, food, and a $250 for the “Best Hollywood Vintage” costume and $250 for Best Overall Costume. Tickets are $25, $40 for couples.
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