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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Festive Family Fun 


BARKtober | The River Rancho Mirage

When: October 9 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join Animal Samaritans for a festive Halloween day filled with lovable furry friends! Stop by to meet adorable pets. Who knows? You may end up taking a new best friend home with you. Don't forget the pet costume contest, dress your dog in their best costume for a chance to win prizes. 


Halloween Bash to Honor BB Ingle | The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

When: October 29 | 8 p.m. to midnight 

Grab your best costume and get ready to Sip, Swoop, Swing and Sway at the grand opening of Backyard at the Westin while paying tribute to the one and only BB Ingle, honoring his tradition of throwing amazing holiday parties. Enjoy music in the large outdoor concert area, surrounded by indoors bars and lounges, and make sure to not miss out on the bowing experience! Proceeds will benefit Desert Cancer Foundation. Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite, ranging from $25 to $50. Open to all ages. 


Gather at the Gardens | The Gardens on El Paseo 

When: October 30 | 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.


Indio Halloween Carnival | Indio Community Park 

When: October 30 | 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Put your costume on and have fun when you attend best Halloween carnival in Indio, yet. You can find fun activities from games and inflatables to a petting zoo and face paintings – and, of course, the candy! Participate in costume contests and make sure to bring a bag to hold all the candy you will receive. Admission is $5 per person. 


Ghost & Goblins Pickleball Tournament | Mission Hills Country Club

When: October 30-31 | 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. 


Scaretoberfest and Halloween Party | Coachella Valley Brewing Co.

When: October 30 | starting at 7 p.m.

Head to Coachella Valley Brewing Co. to celebrate the spooky season and see what they are brewing up. Enjoy brews, food by DJ's Louisiana Kitchen, live music by local artists and don't forget to show up and show out for the costume contest. This event is open to all ages and there is no cover charge. 


Be a Hero for Kids Halloween Bash | Hilton Palm Springs

When: October 31 | 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 | Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza

When: October 31 | 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! 


Cinema Bizarro: Best of Retro Cartoon Halloween Specials |  Palm Springs Cultural Center

When: October 31 | 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 | Palm Springs Cultural Center

When: October 31 | 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. 


Ghostbusters hosted by The Southland Ghostbusters | Palm Springs Cultural Center

When: October 31 | 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Watch this classic Halloween movie to get you in the spooky mood before your evening festivities! Bring your family out to meet the Ghostbusters themselves! Find tickets on Eventbrite, $5 for kids and $10 for adults. 


Halloween Costume Cruise Night | El Paseo Shopping District

When: October 31 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Decorate your car, put on your best costume and parade down El Paseo for a frightfully good time! Don't forget to stop into restaurants and shops to get some trick-or-treating done. 


Halloween Music Spooktacular | Rancho Mirage Community Park

When: October 31 | 2:00 p.m. 

Spend the afternoon listening to the Coachella Valley Symphony play Halloween inspired music, featuring the soundtrack of Ghostbusters and Spiderman. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind concert, plus it's free!


Hocus Pocus hosted by the Sanderson Sister | Palm Springs Cultural Center 

When: October 31 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Celebrate Halloween night by watching this Halloween classic of 'Hocus Pocus' and be accompanied by some special guests, the Sanderson Sisters themselves! Bring the entire family to enjoy the movie. Find tickets on Eventbrite, $5 for kids and $10 for adults. 


Howl-o-ween and Scavenger Hunt at The Living Desert  | The Living Desert

When: October 31 | 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.


Trick-or-Treat | The River at Rancho Mirage

When: October 31 | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Dress up in your best costume to begin Halloween evening at The River at Rancho Mirage for a special trick-or-treat event. Collect free candy for local vendors and businesses and enjoy the live music presented by Marker Broadcasting. This event is free for all.


Ghoulish Fun for Adults


Boos & Brews | The Saguaro

When: October 30 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Take a break and enjoy the newest addition at The Saguaro, Boos & Brews. Dust off that costume, come out with some friends and enjoy the beautiful views of Palm Springs, local craft beers, tacos and live music. It's like Oktoberfest meets Halloween Costume Party, but Palm Springs edition! This is a 21+ event. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door.  


Boozehounds' Halloween Soirée | Boozehounds

When: October 30 | 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join together for a night of celestial wonder under the stars where you will be accompanied with music by guest DJs and view activation by local artisans. Book your ticket now to reserve your seat and enjoy handcrafted cocktails and multi-course dinners. They are dying to see you! Tickets are available on their website through Resy. 


Goth Night & Print Release Party | SHAG Store

When: October 30 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Did you go through a goth phase back in the day? Well this is the perfect opportunity to bring out those clothes and put on that eyeliner, because SHAG is throwing a goth themed cocktail party with complimentary cocktails from the Martini Kings. He will also be going around to sign your newest SHAG prints! There will be a contest and you may be the lucky one to receive a prize. Event is free and open to all. 


Halloween Bash | Agua Caliente Terraza

When: October 30 | 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Don't miss this energetic and fun Halloween celebration at Agua Caliente Terraza with DJ performances, Tarot card readings and costume contests. Enjoy a show from the LA Allstars and dance the night away under the stars. Tickets are on sale for $20. This event is 21 and older. 


Halloween Palm Springs on Arenas Road | Palm Springs

When: October 31 | 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Calling all superheroes, ghouls, carnival revelers, movie look-a-likes and drag queens to Arenas Road in Palm Springs! Come out to show-off your best costume and have a chance to win some incredible prizes! Admission is free with suggested donation of $5. VIP All Access passes available for purchase on their website for $75.


Jazzville Creepy Cocktail Party | Palm Springs Cultural Center

When: October 31 | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

You are invited to the exclusive upstairs lounge at the Palm Springs Cultural Center to dance the night away to jazz music and enjoy creepy cocktails. Celebrate the undead this evening! Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite for $15. 


Jazzville Halloween Special with The Jazz Cartel | Palm Springs Cultural Center

When: October 31 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

In true Palm Springs style, enjoy The Jazz Cartel who embody Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin with a contemporary twist. This 9-piece band will wow the crowd with their head boppin' rhythm, amazing vocals and overall exciting sound. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite starting at $20. 


Zombie Burlesque Cocktail Party | Palm Springs Cultural Center

When: October 31 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Continue celebrating the undead and light up the night with the Zombie Burlesque Go-Ghouls. If you are in a sinister mood, attend the pre-party and sip on cocktails before attending the Burlesque show. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for $20. 


Halloween Foodie Fun 


"Death by Cheese" Halloween Themed Brunch | PS Underground

When: October 24 | 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. 


"BITE" A Vampire Love Story Dinner at PS Underground | PS Underground

When: October 29 to 31 | 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. 


Halloween Spooktacular & Chili Cook Off  | Indio Hills Community Center

When: October 29 | 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! 


Halloween Themed Chili Cook-Off & Car Show | Palm Springs Air Museum 

When: October 30 | 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. 


Spooky Experiences


Madam Hazel's Haunted House | Westfield Palm Desert

When: September 24 to October 31 | 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. 


Día de Los Muertos Events 


Community Altar at Sunnylands | Sunnylands

When: November 3 to 7 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Honor those who are no longer here by visiting the Community Altar by Palm Springs Art Museum that will be on display at Sunnylands. Write the name of your loved one or bring a note to leave in the message box. This altar also celebrates the life and legacy of artists Hung Lui and Manuel Felguérez. There will also be other events taking place throughout these days, check Sunnyland's events page for more details. 


Dia de los Muertos Celebration during Free Thursday Night | Palm Springs Art Museum

When: November 4 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at the Palm Springs Art Museum by viewing altars created by local students and take a self-guided tour to view Latinx artists showcasing art featuring their heritage. There will also be free activity kits and program shirts available for purchase. 


Run with Los Muertos 5k & Block Party | Old Town Coachella

When: November 6 | 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 is free.