Welcome to fall in Greater Palm Springs! This week, test your physical abilities by participating in a 5K run, find your zen through meditation, explore local art at open-air markets and more. Make your time in the oasis unforgettable with these thrilling activities and events.


Let’s Roam Palm Springs: Palm Springs Walking Tour | Daily
Gather your friends for an afternoon full of adventure in the oasis. This app-led scavenger hunt will lead you to some of the best spots in Greater Palm Springs. Explore iconic buildings, cultural destinations, awe-inspiring public art all while taking in beautiful mountain views. 

Carrizo Canyon Opening Day | October 1
Join Friends of the Desert Mountains in celebrating the season-opening of Carrizo Canyon Ecological Preserve. Experience the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in this docent-led hike and learn about the area's geology in this easy 2-mile hike. Be sure to bring water and snacks, and prepare for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. 

Hot Spring Sound Bath Meditation | October 2
Feel brand new with this sound bath experience-- Take in the pure tones of the chakra while bathing in a calming hot spring. Sound baths have great health benefits and help relieve stress. Stop by and enjoy a blissful evening.

Y Be Fit Challenge | October 6
Test your physical abilities by participating in this ‘Reverse Triathlon ‘at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. This challenge is open to everyone and consists of a 5K run, 10-mile bike ride, and a 300-meter swim. Improve your wellbeing a contribute to a great cause, as this event benefits the Family YMCA of the Desert. Bring the whole family, and get fit for a great cause!

Eat & Drink

Cooking Class: Cooking with Fresh Herbs | October 1
Develop your cooking skills and become a master in the kitchen. Learn how to incorporate herbs into your dishes with Chef Rhonda Kite. The menu includes Thyme & Port Chicken Pate, Fresh Herb-Marinated Feta Salad, and more. 

POP - a 1980'S MTV Inspired Musical Dinner Event | October 4
Dust off your neon scrunchies and spandex, PS Underground is bringing back the 80s. Don't miss this unique dining experience, celebrating the music, fashion and culture of the 1980s. Enjoy a performance by Gand Band, and get ready for a totally rad night.

Oktoberfest | October 5
Celebrate German culture with this dining experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. This Oktoberfest celebration is complete with fun activities, live entertainment, authentic German food, beer and more. 

The Judy Show! | Sundays
Watch as acclaimed impersonator, Michael Holmes, brings Judy Garland's spirit to the stage at The Purple Room Supper Club. Get ready for non-stop laughs and delight in this comedic parody show, accompanied by a dinner course and cocktails. 

Markets & Fairs

The 2019 Morongo Basin Orchid Festival | October 5 & 6
Stop and smell the orchids at this year's 3rd annual festival. This event features a judged orchid show, live entertainment, wine and cheese tastings, and learn how to care and transplant orchids.  This event was organized by the Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club and will be hosted at Gubler Orchids. Some of the beneficiaries include Armed Services YMCA, Joshua Tree National Park Association, Boys & Girls Club of the Hi Desert and more. 

Palm Springs VillageFest | Thursdays
Take a stroll in Downtown Palm Springs, browse and find the next piece of art to display at home, or try a new dish from the diverse range of food vendors. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to experience the local flavor of Greater Palm Springs under the night sky and palm trees. 

Certified Farmers' Markets | Saturdays
Take home fresh local produce, herbs, freshly made baked goods and more at this delightful farmers' market. Stop by the Palm SpringsLa Quinta and Palm Desert locations and explore local offerings in a fun atmosphere complete with chef demonstrations and live entertainment. 

The Street Fair at College of the Desert | Saturdays & Sundays
The Street Fair is your one-stop-shop for all things art, home goods, fashion and more. Dance along to live music as you shop around and enjoy a weekend full of arts and culture.

Arts & Culture

Free Admission Day at the Art Museum | Thursdays
Bring the whole family and experience unique art exhibits for free at the Palm Springs Art Museum. View breathtaking pieces of work by artists of diverse styles, and leave feeling inspired. 

Celebrate Sisterhood - A Lunch Event & Dance by BrockusRed | October 4
Join the Palm Springs Women's Club as they 'Celebrate Sisterhood' as part of Women's Week. Feel empowered and mingle with attendees, enjoy a Mexican buffet-style dinner and experience an interpretive dance performance choreographed by artistic director Deborah Brockus. 

12 Angry Men | October 4, 5 & 6
Experience this courtroom drama unfold-- The latest version of this classic play is taking the stage at Desert Theatre Works. Set in New York, 12 Angry Men focuses on a jury of twelve men deciding the fate of a teenager in a homicide trial. Grab your tickets and revel in a night full of drama and intrigue.  

Outdoor Field Class: Capturing Joshua Tree Landscapes with Acrylics | October 5
Put your artistic abilities to the test with this class hosted by the Joshua Tree National Park Association. Visit Joshua Tree National Park and spend the day admiring your surroundings while learning the appropriate techniques to paint landscapes around you. 

Concerts & Live Entertainment

Steve Martin and Martin Short | October 5
Watch this legendary comedy duo in action as they take the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Their iconic 'Now You See Them, Now You Don't' tour performance will feature special appearances by Paul Shaffer, Della Mae and Allison Brown. Don't miss a night full of laughs and great entertainment!

U2 Tribute Band - Hollywood U2 | October 5
Sing and along to your favorite hits and you experience the magic of U2 at the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Enjoy a rocking evening at this free show! 

Rose Mallett - Jazz Hall of Fame | Tuesdays
Get jazzed up for a wonderful night-- Delight in the dulcet tones of Jazz Hall of Fame singer, Rose Mallett. Stop by The Purple Room Supper Club, grab dinner, drinks and sing along to your favorite songs from Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington and more. 

Free Concerts in the Park: L.A. Sound Machine | October 5
Palm Desert is kicking off their free 'Concerts in the Park' series at Palm Desert Civic Center Park this week. First up in the line up is L.A.  Sound Machine, a Gloria Estefan tribute band who will have you dancing the night away to her 80s and 90s hit songs. Bring the whole family and get ready to hit the dance floor. 

Relax and pamper yourself during your time in Greater Palm Springs-- Take advantage of these fall spa deals and experience pure bliss in the oasis.