Looking for family fun in Greater Palm Springs this Halloween? From costume contests to golf carts parade, you can make this Halloween 2023 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!


Festive Family Fun 

Living Desert HOWL-O-WEEN 

When: October 28-29 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Join in the festivities of the season at The Living Desert, enjoying Halloween-themed activities suitable for families and engaging in spontaneous experiences spread across the park. Delight in the autumn celebrations while you venture into the diverse world of deserts, interact with over 600 animals, and bask in the charm of their 50-plus botanical gardens.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest & 8th Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival

When: October 28 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

The Cathedral City Parks & Community Events Commission presents the inaugural Howl-O-Ween dog costume contest where prizes will be given out to winners. Right after, be sure to head over to their annual Day of The Dead festival as well, where attendees can enjoy organizational booths, live local entertainment, and much more.

Halloween Carnival 

When: October 28 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a ghoulishly good time. Games, treats, and much more! All ages are welcome.

Ben & Jerry's Free Pumpkin Decorating 

When: October 28 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Ben and Jerry’s annual Pumpkin Decorating event is back! Saturday, October 28th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., located outside their location at The River. Enjoy Fun crafts, prizes, wicket tunes, and a fall photo-op!

Zombie Walk at The River

When: October 28 |  12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Join The River at Rancho Mirage for a spine-chilling Zombie Walk! Get ready to unleash your inner zombie and roam the streets in search of brains! This in-person event promises a horrifyingly fun time for all ages.

Halloween Spooktacular

When: October 29 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Cathedral City is once again hosting its annual Halloween Spooktacular where over 50,000 pieces of candy will be distributed. Join your community for tons of fun Halloween activities, music, games, costume contests, and much more. 

Munchkin Masquerade 

When: October 31 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Join The Shops at Palm Desert for the Munchkin Masquerade! Youngest munchkins are limited to ages 10 and under. Masks for attendees over 10 years old will not be permitted.


Fun for Adults

Gasolina Reggaeton Party: Halloween Edition

When: October 27 | 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Dance the night away at Reforma Palm Springs with great drinks to ring in Halloween.

Halloween Palm Springs in Arenas District 

When: October 29 | 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Suggested Donation of $10 to Support LGBTQ+ Charities. VIP all-access pass available for $75. Featuring a Halloween Costume Contest where you can WIN Over $1,500 in Prizes (Grand, 1st, 2nd Prizes)

Halloween Themed Trivia Night

When: October 31 | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Join La Quinta Brewing Co. Old Town for a special Halloween-themed trivia Night on Tuesday at the Old Town Taproom & Grill in La Quinta! Entry is $5/person, where teams of four will play for prizes! Plus, show up in your costume and be entered in to win a prize for best costume!


Halloween Foodie Fun 

Bite - Killer Prom at PS Underground 

When: October 27, 28 and 31 | 7:00 p.m.

Join PS Underground for the ultimate blend of horror and elegance… it’s time for “BITE - Killer Prom”! Pull out your dresses, heels, boutonnieres, and tuxedos, and prepare for the spookiest night of the year; the 10th installment of their annual Vampire extravaganza.

14th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show

When: October 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Burn rubber on over to see some awesome rides and enjoy a tasting of various chili offerings from the Museum volunteers’ secret recipes. It will be a ghoulish feast for the eyes and the tummy.


Music & Entertainment 

Halloween Full Moon Drum Circle and Celebration

When: October 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Celebrate the Full Moon with Crystal Fantasy at their monthly Full Moon Drum Circle and Celebration: drum circle, dancers, and card readers by the pool.

La dolce Vita Halloween

When: October 31 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween in style with a luxurious cocktail and wine dinner. Enjoy the cooking of Matteo Morbini who is is one of Italy’s brightest young talents in the culinary game.


Spooky Experiences

Riverside County Scare & Pumpkin Festival

When: Select Dates from September 29 - October 31 | Time Varies 

Get into the Halloween spirit at Riverside County Scare & Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy a spooky haunt, a pumpkin patch, and so much more! 

For the full Halloween events schedule, click here. Matteo Morbini is one of Italy’s brightest young talents