Looking for family fun in Greater Palm Springs this Halloween? From costume contests to golf carts parade, you can make this Halloween 2021 an unforgettable experience in Greater Palm Springs. Enjoy a variety of entertaining activities and get in the spirit of all hallows' eve in this Southern California oasis. Happy haunting!
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Madam Hazel's Haunted House | September 24 to October 31
When: Thursdays 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. / Fridays & Saturdays 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. / Sundays 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Get into the spooky spirit at Coachella Valley's most frightening haunted house! Experience creepy characters, be led into eerie rooms – this event is not for those easily scared. Tickets are available for purchase through the website for $15.
When: 11 a.m.
Attend this ghoulishly cheesy Halloween themed brunch, celebrating all things cheese from a 4-course brunch with grilled cheese to the cheesiest music songs ever sung! Join in and sing along. Come dressed in your best costume for the chance to win a prize. Tickets for this brunch and show start at $59, find them on their website.
Halloween Spooktacular & Chili Cook Off | October 29
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Are you holding onto that secret recipe for your famous chili? Well bring it out to the chili cook off in Indio where you can share the joy with family and friends while celebrating Halloween. Kids can play games and trick or treat – it's a fun time for all!
"BITE" A Vampire Love Story Dinner at PS Underground | October 29 to 31
When: 7 p.m.
Dress up in your darkest, most sinister clothes or costume to fit the part at this diabolical dinner party. Prepare to be frightened as this show does not hold back! Feast on a tantalizing 4-course dinner and enjoy free flowing cocktails while being surrounded by darkness! Tickets for this dinner show start at $165, find them on their website.
Gather at the Gardens | October 30
When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fall favorites, contests and activities will be available for the whole family! Enjoy an afternoon of rock climbing, pumpkin painting and costume contests for pets, adults and kids (with prizes of course)! Ticket packages will be sold at the event and through Event Brite with proceeds benefitting Family YMCA of the Desert.
Ghost & Goblins Pickleball Tournament | October 30-31
When: starting at 8 a.m. each day
What a better way to celebrate the Halloween weekend that with a match of pickleball? Head over to the Mission Hills Country Club's newly-upgraded pickleball facility and sign-up for the tournament. With sponsors like Ben & Jerry's, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and more, it will be a great time for all. Show up in your most clever costume on Sunday to win a prize! Find registration information for the tournament on through the link on the event page.
Halloween Themed Chili Cook-Off & Car Show | October 30
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cruise on over to the Palm Springs Air Museum to feast of delicious chili made by secret recipes and view some awesome cars while doing so! This event is sponsored by Desert Classic Car Association. Chili is $1 per taste or $5 for six tastings. Museum admission includes the car show.
Be a Hero for Kids Halloween Bash | October 31
When: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Be a hero for kids this Halloween and enjoy cocktails, costumes and culinary treats poolside at the Hilton Palm Springs. This fundraising event is presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs.
Cathedral City's Halloween Spooktacular | October 31
When: noon to 3 p.m.
Join friends, family and neighbors for a Spooktacular time while celebrating Halloween! Come dressed in your best costume for a chance to win one of the costume contests, there will be 2 bikes given away to the winner every hour! Enjoy food, trick or treat, play games and hangout with the firefighter and police to see their exhibits. Admission is free for all!
When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Take yourself back in time at Cinema Bizarro showing the best retro Halloween cartoon specials like Beetlejuice Aminated Series, JEM and more! It's like you are watching early morning Saturday cartoons all over again! Enjoy cereal and milk and sit in nostalgia for this 3 hour event. Find tickets on Eventbrite for $12.
Family Halloween Magic Show | October 31
When: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween a different way by taking your family to see a magic show at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Magician Dean Apple is prepared to amaze the crowds with his comedy skills, mentalism and magic talent. He has a lot of tricks up his sleeve! Find tickets to see Dean Apple for yourself on Eventbrite starting at $10.
Howl-o-ween and Scavenger Hunt at The Living Desert | October 31
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stop by The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens this Halloween for a safe and lively Halloween celebration. Dress the little ones up in their favorite costumes and enjoy a socially-distant and family-friendly evening. Participate in several activities including a self-guided scavenger hunt, animal encounters and more. Limited spots are available, reservations are encouraged.
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade | October 31
When: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Grab the kids, pets and folding chairs and come early to grab a stop along El Paseo for the best views of the annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade! This free event will feature new entertainment, Halloween fun, a KidsZone and decorated golf cart floats in this masquerade themed parade to bring family fun to your holiday!
Run with Los Muertos 5k & Block Party | November 6
When: 5:00 p.m. to midnight
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in the heart of Old Town Coachella Valley with an epic block party featuring live music, an art show, a beer garden and more. Join in with hundreds of runners and thousands of spectators for the 5k run, where many run in honor of a loved one. Admission for the block party is free for all. Find more information about 5k registration on their website.