Halloween is around the corner and this Southern California oasis has no shortage of spooky happenings. Celebrate with the whole family, attend a costume party or enjoy any of these ghoulish activities. Happy haunting!
Theater & Film
The Crucible | October 10-13
Experience the drama and intrigue of Arthur Miller's 1953 play live at Palm Canyon Theatre this Halloween season. In The Crucible, the puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts is shocked after an unfortunate incident stirs up rumors of witchcraft in the town. Grab your tickets for a night of mystery and suspense.
The Craft | October 25
Get your Halloween celebration started a few days early by seeing this 90s classic by the pool at ARRIVE Palm Springs. Watch as three young wannabe witches discover their friend's telekinetic powers and recruit her to be the fourth member in their coven. Sit back and relax in a lounge chair or pool float, munch on candy and popcorn and enjoy a spooky evening under the moonlight.
The Addams Family | October 24-27
Don't miss the comical misadventures of this spooky family-- See this musical performance by College of the Desert Performing Arts at McCallum Theatre. Bring the whole family and enjoy a night of laughter, and wacky fun.
The House that Dripped in Blood | October 30
Discover a true horror classic-- Mary Pickford Theatre will be offering a special Halloween screening of Peter Duffel's 1971 film, The House that Dripped in Blood. This anthology thiller is made up of four stories revolving around an ominous mansion, and the misfortunate events occurring in it. The ensuing police investigation will have you on the edge of your seat.
Day of the Dead Celebrations
Dia De Los Muertos at Two Bunch Palms | October 27- November 2
Embrace the spirits this Dia de Los Muertos-- Two Bunch Palms is hosting a series of activities including a candlelight yoga vigil, tarot card reading, fireside storytelling, ofrenda art classes and more. Stay at this beautifully relaxing resort and enjoy a unique Dia de Los Muertos celebration.
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration | November 2
Join Cathedral City and celebrate the memory of loved ones during Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Desert Memorial Park. The celebration will include Folklorico dancers, a mariachi band, food vendors, face painting and more. The first 500 attendees will receive free Pan de Muerto, a sweet bread baked traditionally in Mexico.
Day of the Dead, Night of the Un-Living | November 1 & 2
Reminisce about musical legends and your favorite songs from the past at The Indigo Room (behind Pete's Hideaway) in Palm Springs. Delight in a four-course dinner and enjoy a ghostly show.
Run with Los Muertos 5k & Block Party | November 2
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos by attending the ultimate block party, combining music, art, culture and wellness in Old Town Coachella. Wear your best sugar skull makeup, and run to support funding for Raices Cultura, a local organization striving to provide community arts, education, and health programming throughout Greater Palm Springs.
Learn about the Dia de Los Muertos tradition and celebrate with The Coachella Valley History Museum. Now in its 7th year, this annual fundraiser benefits this iconic museum and features dinner, entertainment, art, music and a silent auction.
Boo!seum | October 26
Halloween is coming early to the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. Bring the little ones and enjoy Halloween activities such as a "Mad Scientist's Lab", a sensory experience where kids can touch monster eyeballs and other creepy objects, and a "Creepy Carnival" haunted maze for kids over 7 years old. Come in costume to receive $1 off the admission price and participate in a contest!
Halloween Spooktacular | October 27
Bring the whole family and enjoy trick or treating, costume contests, a live DJ, giveaways and more. This event will also feature a Halloween movie screening of Tim Burton's 'Corpse Bride'. Visit the Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza and delight in spooky fun for all ages.
Free Concerts in the Park: Dead Man's Party | October 31
Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks for this free Halloween concert at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. Dance along to Dead Man's Party, an Oingo Boingo band reminiscent of Danny Elfman himself. Games and activities for the little ones will be provided by the YMCA of the Desert, and food trucks will be available on site. Come out for a creepy cool time at the park!
Howl-O-Ween | October 26 & 31
Prepare for wild Halloween fun at The Living Desert. Enjoy extraordinary Halloween decor, trick or treating, arts and crafts, carnival games and more. Don't forget to wear your costume and get ready for a spooky zoo adventure.
Mall-O-Ween | October 31
Trick or treat with your family in a safe environment at this year's 2nd annual Mall-O-Ween at the Indio Grand Marketplace. This event is complete with food trucks, a haunted maze, face painting, petting zoo and more. Participating stores will be giving out treats, perfect to please the little ones' sweet tooth.
Spooky Parties & Mazes
Tales From the Hood Halloween Costume Party | October 18
Celebrate Halloween early by attending this party at The Hood Bar and Pizza. Enjoy pizza, drinks and musical performances by local artists Tiptoe Stallone, Al "Rossi", Ckeelay and more. Be sure to dress up for the chance to win a costume contest, and enjoy a thrilling evening,
Halloween Vintage Trailer Extravaganza | October 25-27
Pull up to Emerald Desert RV Resort for a vintage Halloween celebration like no other. This three-day event features everything from BBQ to trick or treating, and even a murder mystery party. Bring your best and participate in several contests including vintage trailer decoration, pumpkin carving and more.
Return of the Black Widow Halloween Party | October 26
Rock, brews, and boos. Join Coachella Valley Brewing Co. and celebrate the return of one of their signature beers, the Black Widow Russian Imperial Stout. Don't miss live performances by local heavy metal bands including Ormus, The After Lashes and Throw the Goat.
BB's 35th Annual Halloween Bash | October 26
Get ready for a lively time at Party With BB's signature Halloween party, hosted at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. Wear your best costume and dance the night away!
Deathrock Drag and Costume Contest | October 31
Amp up your Halloween night by attending this witchy drag show at The Alibi Palm Springs. Grab a drink and rock out to deathrock performances by local drag queens. The night is hosted by Dark Queen of the Desert, JO-JO, and will include a costume contest.
Hotel Killifornia & Slaughterhouse | Thursday-Sunday through November 1
Spend a thrilling night at Parkwil Manor's: Sandy's Haunt inside Westfield Palm Desert. Walk through two new haunted mazes and experience true horror as "scare-actors" appear from the darkness. Although not for the faint of heart, these mazes are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
There's always something happening in Greater Palm Springs. Take a look at additional events happening in this SoCal oasis this holiday season.