There is no better way to welcome fall than to spend time in this Southern California oasis. Find your way to Greater Palm Springs this October and experience world renowned events, celebrate the Halloween season in many different ways and explore the outdoors with ideal weather.


Palm Springs Vintage Market | Palm Springs Cultural Center

When: October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Back for the first time this year, the Palm Springs Vintage Market is ready to showcase vintage finds from furniture to clothing, as well as live entertainment and food. This is a perfect way to spend you Saturday morning in Palm Springs! 

BNP Paribas Open | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

When: October 4 to 17

Welcoming all tennis fans and connoisseurs to Greater Palm Springs for the first fall debut of BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Eager spectators will fill the atmosphere, ready to enjoy tennis paradise. Explore the space to find amazing food and drink options, shopping and more. Learn more here.


Sunset Sessions at The Gardens | El Paseo

When: Every Friday in October from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Enjoy live music from Derek Jordan Gregg while taking in the breathtaking sunset views over the mountains. 

Junior Ranger Expo | Indian Canyons

When: October 9 from 10 a.m. to noon 

Spend the morning outside exploring  Andreas Canyon and learning about the community of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. This free event will feature educational booths on animals, plants, geology and more, plus take part in engaging activities and guided hikes with rangers.

Paint El Paseo Pink | El Paseo

When: October 9 at 8 a.m.

Sign-up for the 15th Annual Paint El Paseo Breast Cancer Walk, organized by the Desert Cancer Foundation, and be a part of raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Register individually or with a team–don't forget to wear pink! 

Modernism Week | Palm Springs

When: October 14 to 17

Modernism Week – October has arrived and so have the midcentury modern aficionados! Palm Springs is known for the unique and iconic architecture that surrounds the city, a feature that attracts visitors from around the world. This 4-day event will feature events, parties, home tours and more, all surrounding the world of architecture and design. Tickets are available for purchase.

Alpha Win Triathlon | La Quinta 

When: October 22 to 23 

Do you feel up to an athletic challenge? Learn about all the different courses Alpha Win Triathlon has to offer, from the Alpha Sprint to the Alpha 140.6. What better place to race than in this Southern California oasis? Run and bike under the sun and blue skies!

Halloween Family Fun

Celebrate Hallow’s Eve in Greater Palm Springs and find events for families, adults and everything spooky. From costume contests to fall festivities, your Halloween in Greater Palm Springs will be action-packed with these holiday happenings.


Outdoor Adventure

With summer coming to an end, it is getting to be ideal weather for exploring the outdoors. Kick off October by grabbing those hiking boots and gear up to hike one of these many beautiful trails. Check out these safety tips before you head out! Don't forget your dog's leash because there are plenty of dog-friendly hikes, too. Take an excursion to tour the desert. Book a day of golfing on the greens. What outdoor adventures will you find in Greater Palm Springs? 

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Explore this food filled destination by checking out DineGPS. Find craft cocktails, specialty meals, vegetarian and vegan options and so much more. Discover all the diverse culinary options and enjoy award winning wine and cuisine at the signature food festivals happening year-round. Welcome to foodie paradise.



The Gardens on El Paseo

Are you a window shopper? Do you enjoy finding little nick knacks? Visit Greater Palm Springs and find yourself in a shopper's paradise. Happening the first Sunday of the month, the Palm Springs Vintage Market will be showcasing vintage finds, thrifted goods and more. Explore El Paseo for the newest styles in the fashion scene. Support local and shop at small businesses. Find answers to all your shopping needs here. 

Learn why you should come to Greater Palm Springs this fall