And who says just kids get to have all the fun with Halloween.
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Do you have your Halloween plans in order? Your costume is picked out? Let us help. This handy list of events across the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire will help you plan accordingly. Check to see what Covid-19 protocols will be in place before you head out.
This list will be continually updated as new events come in.
Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch
Daily through Oct. 31
- Mondays-Thursdays: 4-9 p.m.
- Fridays: 4-10 p.m.
- Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sundays: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch, 32335 Live Oak Canyon Road, Redlands
Castle Park – Castle Dark
Through Oct. 31 at Castle Park in Riverside
Every Saturday and Sunday, you can access three haunted houses and four scare zones plus over two dozen rides and attractions. Hit the miniature golf course decked out in Dia De Los Muertos decorations. Don’t be afraid to dress up yourself.
Palm Springs Public Library Spooktacular Drive-Thru
4-6 p.m. at the library, 300 S. Sunrise Way
Bring your library card, but this time you’ll receive a special gift when you participate in the Spooktacular Drive-Thru. Joining forces with the library will be the Palm Springs Power baseball organization, the Mizell Senior Center, and Palm Springs Parks and Recreation.
Halloween Bash: A Tribute to BB
8 p.m. to midnight at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.
In conjunction with the opening of the Backyard at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, this Halloween party pays tribute to the late party organizer BB Ingle and the historically epic Halloween and special event parties he once put together. This bash contains a large outdoor concert area, indoor bars and lounges and event a venue for bowling.
La Quinta Library Goody Bag Giveaway
4-6 p.m. at the La Quinta Public Library
Bring the family to the La Quinta Library and receive a good bag giveaway at 4 p.m. and later enjoy a screening of The Night the Library came Alive: Villains Strike Back! on the library's Facebook page or YouTube Channel at 6 p.m. at home. Feel free to wear your costume to the library. You will also receive a free book and a special surprise from La Quinta Creation Station.
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The Jacinto Lawn at the Saguaro Palm Springs is the site of its Halloween event.
Boos & Brews at The Saguaro Palm Springs
6:30 p.m. at The Saguaro, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
View the San Jacinto Mountains from the hotel’s Jacinto Lawn area as you sip craft beers from local breweries (Coachella Valley Brewing, La Quinta Brewing, Desert Beer Co.) and munch away at the taco bar. Live entertainment and don’t forget your costume. $42 per person.
Gather at the Gardens
2-6 p.m. at the Gardens on El Paseo.
Join in the fun with food, contests, and activities for all ages including a jump zone, rock climbing, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, trick or treating, and costume contests for pets (first place is $100 gift card to Bones & Scones in Palm Desert), kids (first place is one-year family membership to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens), and adults (first place is $300 gift card to Mastro's Steakhouse). Lisa and the Broken Hallelujah's will provide live musical entertainment while La Quinta 's Dean Apple will demonstrate his magical powers. La Quinta High School's culinary school will anchor the food action while La Quinta Brewing Company tops the beverages list. Proceeds from the event benefit Family YMCA of the Desert.
7-11 p.m. at Boozehounds Palm Springs
Boozehounds of Palm Springs will throw a private Halloween party under the stars on their outdoor patio with DJ music and activations by local artisans. There will be two seatings at 7 and 9 p.m. with different packages featuring a multi-course dinner from executive chef Corey Baker.
Halloween Music Spooktacular
2 p.m. at Rancho Mirage Community Park, 71560 San Jacinto Drive
Take in a free concert courtesy of the city of Rancho Mirage and The Auen Foundation featuring the Coachella Valley Symphony playing a variety of spooky tunes like “Ghostbusters” and “Star Wars – Throne Room”.
Halloween Spooktacular 2021
Noon – 3 p.m. at Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, 68526 Avenue Lalo Guerrero
Ready to chase after 40,000 pieces of candy? Cathedral City slates its trick or treat event along with a costume contests, police and fire exhibitions, music and family games. Free admission and parking.
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Magician Dean Apple brings his act to the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
Jazzville Halloween Show
5-7 p.m. at Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo Road
Swing to the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin when the Jazz Cartel, a nine-piece band, takes the stage for a ‘50s and ‘60s “Halloween Hulabaloo” show. Tickets range from $20 to $40 per person.
Family Halloween Magic Show
4-7 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
Magician Dean Apple brings an interactive comedic approach to magic where the audience is an active participant. Shows run 4-5 p.m, and 6-7 p.m. Tickets range from $10-$20 each. Apple is the president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians-Palm Springs and resides in La Quinta.
Cinema Bizzaro: Best of Retro Cartoons Halloween Specials
1-5 p.m. at at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
Sit back and enjoy a childhood flashback when Cinema Bizarro puts together avideo montage of commercials and Halloween cartoon specials from the 1980s and ‘90s. Admission includes milk and cereal while supplies last.
Be a Hero for Kids Halloween Bash
4:30-7 p.m. at the Hilton Palm Springs
Cocktails, costumes, and culinary delights provide the perfect combination for a Halloween event with proceeds benefitting the Palm Springs Boys and Girls Club.
Halloween on Arenas Road in Palm Springs
4-10 p.m. on Arenas Road in Palm Springs between Indian Canyon Drive and South Calle Encilla
Halloween revelers know the ultimate Halloween costume contest in Palm Springs takes place on the main stage erected on Arenas Road in preparation for Greater Palm Springs Pride, which starts the next day. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. led by Debby Holliday, who has 16 Top 20 Billboard dance hits. The costume contest is usually judged between 8-9 p.m.
Idyllwild's Great Pumpkin Carnival
4:15 p.m. at Fern Valley Corners, Idyllwild
The parade starts at 4:15 p.m. at the top of North Circle Drive in downtown Idyllwild. The parade is open to all in costume, including pets. Kids can trick or treat at local businesses, and the carnival has food available to purchase. The carnival lasts until about 7 p.m. and includes booths from a variety of community groups. To volunteer or sponsor a booth, call 951-659-2638.
Howl-o-Ween at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the zoo, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert
Dress up your kid and yourself and head over to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens where you can participate in a self-guided scavenger hunt and receive a pre-stuffed Boo in a Bag treats.