October. The month is a magical time in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. The locals, who have sweated it out the last five months, are finally able to come out of their caves and plenty of events take place as tourists flock to the desert as well. Here’s the best of what’s happening in October in Palm Springs.
Steve Martin and Martin Short | October 5
The comedy legends will perform at Fantasy Springs Resort’s Special Events Center on the first Saturday of the month. Tickets start at $79 for the 8 pm show.
Concerts in the Park | Thursdays
The city of Palm Desert is hosting free concerts every Thursday night at the Civic Center Park. You can get more info and check out the month’s schedule here.
Joshua Tree Music Festival | October 10 – 14
The 14th annual fall edition of the High Desert Music Festival runs in Joshua Tree during the second weekend of October. The event features art, a kids area, yoga, and, of course, a ton of performances. A 4-day pass is $220, single-day start at $50.
Lukas Graham | October 11
The Danish pop band known for their hits “Mama Said” and “7 Years” perform a Friday night show at Morongo Casino in Cabazon. Tickets are $35.
Modernism Week Preview – October 17 to 20
The Fall Preview of the February fest runs October 17 – 20 and includes the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, cocktail parties, and those famous architectural Double Decker bus tours.
REO Speedwagon | October 18
The rockers will perform hits like “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run” at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage. Tickets start at $65.
J Balvin | October 25
The singer, who earlier this year performed at Coachella, is bringing his Arcoiris Tour to the Show at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage for a Friday night performance. Tickets for the show run $85 to $125.
La Quinta Brewing Company Oktoberfest – October 26
The local brewery will host its 4th Annual Oktoberfest Parking Lot Party with music, food, and German beer brewed just for the event. The event runs 2 to 9 pm. The Bavarian band Hazelnuss will perform authentic German music. Tickets are $10 – and if you get them in advance, you’ll be guaranteed a souvenir 2019 LQBC Oktoberfest Glass Stein.
Tram Road Challenge | October 26
Can you make it to the top of the Tram Road? It’s not easy, but that’s not going to stop people from taking on the 3.7 mile road with a climb of 2,000 vertical feet on Saturday, October 26. Anyone who completes it gets a medal (as they should). Entry fee is $35.
Golf Cart Parade – October 27
With so many golf carts in the desert it’s only fitting there would be a parade of some sorts for them. The annual event hits El Paseo in Palm Desert on Sunday, October 28. Activities start at 9 am, the parade starts at noon.
All Things Halloween | October 31
There are plenty of things going on for Halloween in the Coachella Valley, check out our full round-up here.
Have a great October in Palm Springs!
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