Halloween 2022: Where to Get Your Boo! On

As we count down the days to Halloween in Greater Palm Springs, there are many ways to celebrate the season especially when candy is involved!

October 8, 2022
Story by Julie Pendray
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Getting ready for autumn’s big day? We’ve got the scoop on all kinds of happenings, from kids’ crafts to adult entertainment, outdoors and indoors throughout Greater Palm Springs and High Desert.

ALL MONTH

Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch
Every day through Oct. 31
Oak Canyon Farm is a family-owned venue billing itself as “Southern California’s largest pumpkin patch,” and offering “rides (including hayride), slides, games, ponies, petting zoos, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, food vendors, photo opp spots, and more.”
Monday to Thursday: 4 to 9 p.m.
Friday: 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd., Redlands; liveoakcanyon.com

Castle Park’s Castle Dark
7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30
A frightening adventure intended for guests 13 and older.
Mazes, a house of terror and the scary “house next door.”
Dia De Los Muertos and ride park, noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
3500 Polk St., Riverside; castlepark.com

Dia De Los Muertos Pumpkin Patch
Every day through Oct. 31
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pumpkins, inflatables, rides, vendors and more. Free candy on Halloween Day.
Castillo Party Rentals
150 E. Ramsey St., Banning; facebook.com

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COURTESY BANNING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Banning hosts a Halloween event Oct. 28 featuring live music and wrestling.

OCT. 22

Halloween Themed Mad Scientist Event
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 6-11
Indio Teen Center, 81-678 Ave. 46, Indio; indio.org

OCT. 26

Halloween Heroes and Villains Party
5 to 7 p.m.
Make a craft, get a free book, play some games, take photos, enjoy some eats.
Palm Springs Public Library
300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs; palmsprings.gov

OCT. 28

Halloween Fest
6 p.m.
Trunk or Treat Car Show, wrestling match and more.
Presented by Sauvasitos and Banning Police Department
60 E. Ramsey St., Banning; thebanningchamber.com

Halloween Comedy Mashup
9 to 11:30 p.m.
The Lounge at the Hilton Palm Springs
400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; eventbrite.com

Monster Mash at The Saguaro Palm Springs
The Saguaro celebrates Halloween on Oct. 28 with a costume contest and barbecue dinner outdoors on the San Jacinto Lawn. Dancing and cocktails with DJ Jake B in the newly-refreshed El Jefe Desert Cantina.
6-9 p.m.; Moster Mash Ball, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Costume contest with prizes, including overnight stays at the Saguaro! Spooky cocktails, BBQ tri-tip dinner, music by The Palm Tree Players and fortune and Tarot readings.

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OCT. 29

HOWL-O-WEEN
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29- 30
Dress for family style trick-or-treating and take your own candy bags to fill at stations throughout the zoo. Play games, snack on treats and enjoy a magician 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert; livingdesert.org

Indio Halloween Carnival
1 to 6 p.m.
Extreme inflatables, games, contests, prizes
Indio Community Center Park
45871 Clinton St., Indio; facebook.com

Agua After Dark Halloween Bash
Doors open at 7 p.m. Event starts at 8 p.m.
Agave Caliente Terraza
Agua Caliente Casino, Cathedral City
68960 E. Palm Canyon Drive; event.etix.com

Gather at the Gardens
2-6 p.m. at the Gardens on El Paseo.
Hosted by the YMCA of the Desert, enjoy an afternoon of fall fun. With the purchase of a $10 wristband, kids can participate in several activities, including a jump house, arts and crafts, and for an additional $10 a costume contest. Adults can enjoy the La Quinta Brewing Company beer garden.
73545 El Paseo
Palm Desert; thegardensonelpaseo.com

Zombie Walk at The River
2-5 p.m. with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Rancho Mirage outdoor mall. There will be a costume contest and live music from DJ Mod Girl. Candy will be handed out to the children. Enter a raffle with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City. theriveratranchomirage.com/events

OCT. 30

Halloween Music Spooktacular
2 p.m.
Coachella Valley Symphony opens its 2022-23 season with music from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Harry Potter series and more. Free for residents and visitors. Registration required.
Rancho Mirage Amphitheater at Rancho Mirage Community Park
71560 San Jacinto Drive, Rancho Mirage; eventbrite.com

Halloween Palm Springs
4 to 6 p.m. Tea Dance
6 to 10 p.m. Live Music
Performers include Ada Vox, Willie Gomez, Mikalah Gordon, David Hernandez, Pulp Vixen, Jessica von Rabbit and Probe 7
8 p.m. Costume Contest
Arenas Road, downtown Palm Springs
Free. Suggested donation of $10 to LGBTQ+ charities; halloweenpalmsprings.com

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Halloween Radio Play on YouTube
Starting at midnight, Oct. 30

“Sparks and Baxter Spend the Night at Murder Mansion,” an original radio play produced by Coachella Valley-based voice over actors, will premier on YouTube on Oct. 30 starting at midnight (Pacific time). The plot concerns two popular morning radio personalities (Sparks and Baxter) who do a remote broadcast from a notorious “murder mansion” on Halloween eve. Will they discover the secrets of the old house? Will they survive the night? The 40-minute stereo audio drama+ features original music and mostly original sound effects. Local radio personalities Ken Alan and Ralph Squillace appear as Sparks and Baxter, respectively. Steve Jordan narrates. Also in the cast is former NBC news anchor Janet Zappala and newcomer Ethan Kaiser. youtube.com

Be a Hero for Kids Halloween Bash
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs fundraiser.
Poolside, Hilton Resort Palm Springs
400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; desertcharities.com

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City: The Halloween Bash
The casino hosts its second annual Halloween Bash on Oct. 29, starting at 8 p.m. at the Agave Caliente Terazza for guests 21 and older. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased ahead of time at aguacalientecasinos.com or at the door. LA ALLSTARS, one of Southern California’s premier corporate events bands for high-energy, original performances, will take the stage. Magician Dean Apple, Tarot card reader Sarah Tye, and a costume contest are also slated. Registration for the costume contest is from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m. with cash prizes up to $500.

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OCT. 31

Trick or Treating at I Heart Mac & Cheese
Each child will receive one free cookie during candy trick or treating. No purchase necessary.
190 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; iheartmacandcheese.com

Book-o-Treat: Halloween Bash
Join the Coachella Library for a fun, safe indoor event. There will be treats, parade, and costume contest.
4-6 p.m.
Coachella Branch Library
1500 6th St., Coachella; rivlib.libcal.com