Halloween and Day of the Dead are both a real treat in Greater Palm Springs. From family-fun events to spooky parties, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Theater & Film

The Sugar Witch | October 5, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Don’t miss this spellbinding classic of a small town’s founding family who have to confront dark family secrets after a tragedy takes place. This Southern Gothic Horror will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more.

The Lost Boys | October 26, 2018

Dive-in with this mystery classic that will put you in the Halloween spirit. This poolside screening at ARRIVE is presented by The Palm Springs Film Society. The movie starts at 7 p.m. so make sure to arrive early to grab a seat or a float in the pool.

Day of the Dead Celebrations

Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos | October 13, 2018

Come honor Day of the Dead traditions at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum with art activities, ofrendas (altars), and music. Don’t miss this unique event full of demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts.

Día de los Muertos | October 28, 2018

Celebrate Day of the Dead at the Palm Springs Art Museum with this free festival, which includes art activities and special performances. Plus, attendees can enjoy free screenings of the popular Disney film, "Coco."

Día de los Muertos November 2, 2018

Join the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert for a free community event. Enjoy art activities, listen to lively music, and catch dance performances by the College of the Desert Ballet Folklorico Club in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

Los Muertos 5K & Block Party | November 3, 2018

In honor of a passed loved one, join hundreds of runners and thousands of spectators for a 5K run, live music, art show, food, and beer garden. The 6th Annual Run with Los Muertos promises to be a fun Saturday night.

Family Fun

The Killing Floor and CarnEvil Haunted House | Select nights through Halloween

Parkwil Manor has brought their terrifying Haunted House back to The River in Rancho Mirage. Parkwil Manor Presents: The Killing Floor and CarnEvil haunted house is now open on select nights through Halloween next to Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse. 

Monument Night Adventure | October 13, 2018

Discover the desert after dark, just in time for Halloween. Bring the entire family on an excursion along the Art Smith Trail to look for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit Greater Palm Springs.

Trick or Treat at "The Street" | October 27, 2018

Dress up in your costumes for pre-Halloween fun! Stop by The Street Fair at College of the Desert as select merchants will have a sign posted to indicate they are a candy stop. Don't forget to stop by the information booth to enter to win a free pumpkin. Trick or treating is from 9 am to 11 am but The Street Fair is open from 7 am to 2 pm. 

Howl-O-Ween | October 27, 2018 & October 31, 2018

It's time to get costumes ready for the 24th annual H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation's Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Attendees will enjoy more than a thousand themed Halloween lights and décor throughout most of the park, plus a variety of carnival games including pumpkin bowling and Quidditch. Additional activities include a monster maze, wizard workshop and magic show.

Chili Cook-Off & Car Show | October 27, 2018

Join the Palm Springs Air Museum for a Halloween-themed car show with over 100 classic vehicles. Plus, bring your appetite for a ghoulish feast of the museum’s favorite chili recipes and vote for the best. 

Be a Bat Hero, Super Hero Bat Walk | October 28, 2018

Enjoy a stroll around the La Quinta Cove as you learn about local bats that call Greater Palm Springs home. Feel free to dress up in your favorite superhero costume as there will be prizes for the best costumes. Space is limited for the “Bat Walk” only and reservations are required. Don't forget to bring a flashlight, as you'll be walking around after sunset.

Halloween Spooktacular | October 28, 2018

Trick or treat at a fun, interactive and safe event where children can meet our local fire and police departments. Head over to downtown Cathedral City for this epic Halloween Spooktacular that includes free admission, food vendors, an hourly costume contest with a chance to win a bicycle, and much more.

Mall-O-Ween | October 31, 2018

Are you looking for a safe place to take your kids trick-or-treating on Halloween? The Indio Grand Marketplace, formerly Indio Fashion Mall, is excited to host the 1st Annual MALL-O-WEEN, a free trick or treat event for kids and their families. This event includes a costume contest, haunted house, petting zoo, and much more. 

Happy Healthy Halloween | October 31, 2018

Bring the entire family to this fun event that will include games, face painting, costume contest, pumpkin patch hunt, and a zombie walk-a-thon. This festival is sure to be a delightful fright for all ages to enjoy. 

Spooky Parties

BB's 34th Annual Halloween Bash | October 27, 2018

Stop in for a spell. With a nomination in numerous publications as "Event of the Year" in the Greater Palm Springs, this year’s 34th Annual Bash promises to be even more outrageous and entertaining than last years.

LULU's Halloween Party + Costume Contest | October 31, 2018

Are you ready to have a great Halloween? The party starts at LULU on Halloween night at 6 PM with drinks, food, fun, and more. Come dressed to impress, as three $100 gift certificates will be awarded to the most innovative and fun costumes.

Halloween Palm Springs | October 31, 2018

Get ready to dance the night away on Arenas Road. Billboard® Dance Chart-Topping artist Debby Holiday and International DJ Phil B headline this huge event in downtown Palm Springs' vibrant LGBT district. Performances also include Marina Mac, Keisha D, Chi Energy, Andrew Christian Fashion Show, Sunny 103.1 FM Disco Dance Off and the effervescent Bella da Ball as Master of Ceremonies, with special celebrity judges to be announced soon. Halloween Palm Springs is held on Arenas Road and is free with a suggested donation of $5 being accepted at each of the entrances.