Looking for family fun in Greater Palm Springs this Halloween? From costume contests to golf carts parade, you can make this Halloween 2022 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
Halloween Themed Mad Scientist Event | Indio
When: October 22 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join in for a fun night of outrageous mad science. Participate in fun science experiments, mix up some crazy chemistry and participate in science activities. This program provides participants a safe place to let their creative minds explore.
Halloween Heroes and Villains Party
When: October 26 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Games, fun, and candy! Dress up and celebrate inside the Library. What huge event could bring heroes and villains together in peace? A huge party of course!
Gather at the Gardens | The Gardens on El Paseo
When: October 29 | 2 - 6 p.m.
Fall favorites, contests, and activities will be available for the whole family! Enjoy an afternoon of activities and contests (with prizes of course)! Ticket packages will be sold at the event and through Event Brite with proceeds benefitting Family YMCA of the Desert. Get your tickets here.
Indio Halloween Carnival | Indio Community Park
When: October 29 | 1 - 6 p.m.
Put your costume on and have fun when you attend the 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 starts at $5 per person.
Howl-O-Ween | The Living Desert
When: October 29-30 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Visitors of all ages are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes to enjoy a festive and family-friendly Halloween adventure, in addition to the everyday wonders of The Living Desert. A wicked good time will be had by all with activities including trick-or-treating, animal connections, a comedy magician, and more!
Halloween Spooktacular | Cathedral City
When: October 30 | 12 - 3 p.m.
Join friends, neighbors, and family for a Spooktacular time including activities such as Halloween costume contests (two bikes given away each hour), police and fire exhibitions, music, and family games.
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade | The Gardens on El Paseo
When: October 30 | 12 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 masquerade-themed event will celebrate the community with delicious food, Halloween fun, and of course this delightful parade which kicks off at 12 p.m.!
Book-o-Treat: Halloween Bash
When: October 31 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Join the Coachella Library for a fun, safe indoor Trick or Treat event. There will be everything from treats to a parade and then a full costume contest. All costumes must be family appropriate. See you there!
Ghoulish Fun for Adults
Halloween at The Saguaro
When: October 28 | 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
The Saguaro celebrates Halloween on Friday, October 28, with Monster Mash, a costume contest and BBQ dinner outdoors on the San Jacinto Lawn with dancing and cocktails with DJ Jake B in the newly-refreshed El Jefe Desert Cantina.
“Hey Boo!” With Heklina, Deven & Ned
When: October 20 | 7 - 9 p.m.
Join the trio of terror: Heklina, Deven Green & Handsome Ned for a Halloween comedy and music show which is sure to inject your bones with tricks and treats. Heklina, international drag queen extraordinaire, will be “HELLina” with her spooky parody songs and hocus-pocus tales. Deven Green & Ned Douglas are the boniest award-winning performers on this side of purgatory. Brought back from the dead for one night only, their live music and songs with inscrutable words will fill you with frightful laughter.
For more info on tickets, see here.
Palm Springs Halloween Comedy Mashup
When: October 28 | 9 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween weekend with a wonderful night of live comedy at The Hilton Palm Springs featuring the acts of Maggie Hyde, Amanda Michelle and Tuesday Thomas. Get your tickets here.
Miracle Springs 1st Annual Costume Ball
When: October 29 | 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Featuring a DJ, photo scenes, a cash bar, and a costume contest with $1,500 prizes for best costume. VIP tickets for this event also include a pre-party dinner. For more details, see here.
Nightmare On Polk Street
When: October 29 | 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Nightmare on Polk Street is a night of live music, dancing, and a costume contest. Enjoy this Halloween-themed event as the night arrives!
Rocky Horror Interactive Drag Experience
When: October 29 | 9 - 10:30 p.m.
A fabulous cast led by Vanity Halston is bringing your favorite Halloween tradition to life. Tickets can be purchased here.
Halloween Bash | Agua Caliente Terraza
When: October 29 | 8 p.m.
Don't miss this energetic and fun Halloween celebration at Agua Caliente Terraza with DJ and live band performances. Enjoy a show from the LA Allstars and dance the night away under the stars. Tickets are for sale starting at $20. This event is for 21 and older. Tickets can be reserved here.
Halloween Palm Springs on Arenas Road | Palm Springs
When: October 30 | 4 - 10 p.m.
Calling all superheroes, ghouls, carnival revelers and movie look-a-likes 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 a suggested donation of $5. VIP All Access passes are available for purchase on their website for $75.
Halloween Foodie Fun
"BITE" Vampire Circus at PS Underground | PS Underground
When: October 28, 27, and 31 | 7 p.m.
Dress up in your darkest, most wicked 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 $175, find them on their website.
Music & Entertainment
Harvest Moon Concert Series presented by Ben & Jerry's at The River
When: October 15 | 7 - 9 p.m.
Take in the raw, electric energy of SK Jive who will be covering music from multiple decades of Rock. Plus, enter for a chance to win a Fender electric guitar with every $5 entry all to benefit Guide Dogs of the Desert!
When: October 22 | 7 - 9 p.m.
Swing into the rich southern blues, country rockin’ Lisa Lynn, and the Broken Hallelujahs!
When: October 29 | 7 - 9 p.m.
Celebrate your Halloween weekend at The River with Dj Tommy’s Halloween dance party. Costumes are encouraged, games and prizes will be available!
Villagefest Halloween Spook-tacular
When: October 27 | 6 - 10 p.m.
The best weekly street fair in Greater Palm Springs with it's Halloween Spook-tacular featuring live entertainment, trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch and a costume contest for kids.
Friends of the Desert Mountains - Bat Walk Night Adventure in La Quinta Cove
When: October 29 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Learn about the many native creatures as you take part in this guided hike through the open desert. Plus in the spirit of Halloween, join the group wearing your best superhero bat costume (the best costume wins a prize!).
Space for this event is limited so be sure to RSVP. Reservation is open 14 days prior to the event. More info here.
Madam Hazel's Haunted House | The Shops At Palm Desert
When: Select Dates from September 30 - October 31 | From 7 - 9 p.m. or up to 11 p.m., depending on the date. For a full schedule, see here.
Get into the spooky spirit at Greater Palm Springs' most frightening haunted house! Experience creepy characters, and be led into eerie rooms – this event is not for those easily scared. Tickets are available for purchase through the website starting at $17. Purchase your tickets here.
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Want to discover more seasonal festivities? Be sure to check out our full list of Día de Los Muertos events in Greater Palm Springs.