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Looking for some fun things to do around the Coachella Valley in November? Our November 2018 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might give you some ideas:

George Zander Candlelight Vigil & March | Nov. 1 from 6-7pm | Grand Central Market, Palm Springs

Reflect, remember, and stand up against hate violence around the world. For more information: www.pspride.org

Taste of Indio | Nov. 1 from 4-7pm | Jackalope Ranch, Indio

Attendance is limited, creating an intimate experience for those attending. Last year, 16 restaurants were on hand serving ample portions. For more information: www.gcvcc.org

Desert AIDS Project Season Opening Cocktail Party | Nov. 1 from 5-7pm | Location Upon RSVP

The season opening cocktail party for major donors has become a valley tradition as we welcome back the individuals who support the humanitarian mission of Desert AIDS Project. For more information: www.desertaidsproject.org

Cars, Stars, and Rock and Roll & Indio Bbq State Championships | Nov. 1-4 | Big Rock Golf & Pub at Indian Springs Golf Course, Indio

Music, live outdoor concert, a car show, a live auction of both memorabilia & collector cars together with the certified bbq championship competition. For more information: 760-347-0676 |www.egauctions.com

Palm Springs Pride | Nov. 1-4 | Palm Canyon Drive, Downtown Palm Springs

Artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts. The largest LGBT gathering in the Coachella Valley. Music stages, cutting edge DJ stages, dancing in the streets, food vendors, parade, exhibitors and non-profit organizations. For more information: www.pspride.org

Coachella Veterans Day Ceremony | Nov. 3 at 9am | Veterans Memorial Park

The City of Coachella welcomes you to honor all the men and women who have served our country. A pancake breakfast follows. For more information: www.coachella.org

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Nov. 3 from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts. For more information: www.desertmountains.org

Passions Ball – An Evening of Heart & Soul | Nov. 3 at 6pm | Westin Missions Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction. Dinner, Program and Awards. Entertainment and Dancing. CancerPartners offer support for cancer patients and their families. For more information: 760-770-5678 | www.cancerpartners.org

HRC Palm Springs Garden Party | Nov. 3 from 1:30-4:30pm | Private Address

More than 800 Human Rights Campaign members, friends, families, and allies for a celebration and inspiration featuring an open cocktail reception, thought-provoking speakers, and celebrity guests and honorees. For more information: www.hrcpalmsprings.org

Run with Los Muertos & Block Party | Nov. 3 from 6-9pm | Downtown 6th St., Coachella

From the pre-, during, and post 5k art viewing opportunities, the live music, neon lights, burning candles, painted faces, on course entertainment, to the Los Muertos procession promises a fun and fulfilling Saturday night. For more information: www.runwithlosmuertos.com

Kewet Native American Learning Day & Market | Nov. 3 from 9am-1pm | Palm Springs High School

Kewet, the Cahuilla word for fiesta, will feature activities including bird singers and dancers; demonstrations and hands-on activities such as basket weaving, beading, gourd rattle making, traditional games, food, and a Native American Market. For more information: www.ticketcactus.com/e/kewet#top

Greater Palm Springs Pride 5k Run/Walk | Nov. 3 from 8am | Old Las Palmas

This year our course will be run through the streets of the beautiful Old Las Palmas neighborhood. For more information: www.frontrunners.clubexpress.com

Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Fundraiser | Nov. 3 | 82616 Miles Avenue, Indio

Dinner, silent auction, art, tequila tasting and live entertainment. All funds raised will go to the Coachella Valley History Museum to continue their long-standing tradition of preserving and sharing the history of the valley. For more information: www.cvhm.org

Free Guided Public Art Tour | Nov. 3 at 9am | Palm Desert Public Library

The City of Palm Desert offers free docent-guided tours of its public art collection on select Saturdays each month September - May. This month’s tour features the art at the Palm Desert Library and will meet at the library’s entrance. For more information: www.palm-desert.org

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire | Nov. 3-4 from 9am-5pm | Rancho Mirage Community Park

Over 90 juried artists will display their artwork and crafts for purchase. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, apparel and more. For more information: 760-324-4511 | www.ranchomirageca.gov/art-affaire

USA Pickleball Assoc. Nat'l Championships | Nov. 3-11 | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) was organized to promote the growth and development of pickleball, not only on an international level. For more information: www.usapa.org

Palm Springs Pride Parade | Nov. 4 at 10am | Downtown Palm Springs

60,000 spectators are expected to gather along palm tree-lined streets to cheer and support local organizations, activists, and themed floats along historic Palm Canyon Dr. For more information: www.pspride.org

National Philanthropy Day® | Nov. 7 from 11am-1:30pm | Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage

Recognizing and celebrating the great contribution that philanthropy makes to our society. For more information: 760-989-4211 | http://afpcadesert.afpnet.org

Greater Palm Springs Economic Summit | Nov. 8 from 8-11am | Palm Springs Convention Center

The annual Coachella Valley economic report and forecast, featuring Manfred W. Keil, Ph.D., Claremont McKenna College, Dean L. Bresciani, President, North Dakota State University and Ankur Gopal, CEO Interapt. For more information: www.cvep.com

Joshua Tree Int'l Improv/Comedy Festival | Nov. 9-11 | Hi-Desert Cultural Center: 61231 Hwy 62

Will feature an opening gala, stand-up comedy, improvisation workshops, and many live performances and appearances from revered household names and up-and-coming stars. For more information: www.jtimprovfestival.org

Palm Springs Int'l Comedy Festival | Nov. 9-11 & 16-18 | Hotel Zoso (formerly Hard Rock Hotel)

Great comedic talent from all around the world, and will showcase the works of seasoned professionals and celebrities. For more information: www.palmspringscomedyfest.com

Synergy Music and Arts Festival | Nov. 10 from 11am-8pm | Dateland Park, Coachella

Live Music on two stage, live art & displays, Car Show, Color Me Kids area, Culture, Community and much more. This year 100% of the car show funds will go to our community. For more information: 760-625-2694 | www.culturasmusicartscoachella.com 

Veterans’ Day Heroes 5k | Nov. 10 from 8am | Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs

Our 5k includes a great race, tech t-shirt, finisher dog tag, flower presentation by an active duty military representative, MRE reusable good bag and free photo downloads. For more information: 760-413-6508 | www.palmspringsmarathonrunners.org

Choreography Festival | Nov. 10-11 | McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert

Exciting original dances are performed by companies from across the nation with winners announced at the conclusion of each performance. For more information: www.mccallumtheatre.com

Healing Field | Nov. 10-11 | Patriot Park, Cathedral City

A tribute to the men and women of uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country since September 2001. For more information: www.discovercathedralcity.com

Art on Main Street | Nov. 10 & 24 from 10am-4pm | Old Town La Quinta

Features over 80 artists showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles and sculptures. For more information: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

General Patton Memorial Museum Veterans Day Celebration | Nov. 11 at 11am | 62510 Chiriaco Rd.: Chiriaco Summit

The event is free to the public. The celebration will include fly overs, military vehicles, USPS pictorial postmark and more! For more information: 760-227-3483 | www.generalpattonmuseum.com

Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade | Nov. 11 from 3:30-5:15pm | Palm Canyon Drive

The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post-parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. For more information: www.psveteransday.com

La Quinta Veterans Day Event | Nov. 11 from 9-10:30am | Civic Center

Recognizing American War Veterans by engraving their name, rank, and years of service onto the Veterans Acknowledgement Sculpture. For more information: www.laquintaca.gov

Palm Desert Veterans Day Celebration | Nov. 11 at 11am | Civic Center Park

Speeches from active duty and veteran military service members as well as a patriotic concert performed by a local band. Limited seating is available. For more information: www.palm-desert.org

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival | Nov. 16-18 See website for schedule. | Downtown Cathedral City

Balloon tether rides, nighttime balloon glow, romantic dinners, musical entertainment, gourmet food, Kids’ Zone, family activities and more! For more information: 760-321-5154 | www.hotairballoonfest.com

McCormick’s Classic Car Auction | Nov. 16-18 | Palm Springs Convention Center

Over 500 classic and exotic cars, and are open to the general public and dealers. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For more information: www.classic-carauction.com/Auction-64

Coachella Valley Heart Walk | Nov. 17 from 8am-5pm | Civic Center Park, Palm Desert

Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to fight heart disease and stroke. For more information: www2.heart.org

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 17 from 12-5pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Dozens of West Coast breweries and food vendors with a DJ and live music, all amid awesome vintage planes. For more information: 760-778-6262 | www.palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

Brew in La Quinta Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 17 from 5-9pm | La Quinta Civic Center

The unification of brew, live music, food, games and art promises attendees a fun evening under the stars. For more information: www.playinlaquinta.com

Running Wild’s Wild Turkey Trot | Nov. 18 from 8-10am | 100 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs

All participants receive a long-sleeved tech t-shirt, finisher medal, free finisher photo download and wild turkey hat! For more information: 760-413-6508 | www.palmspringsmarathonrunners.org

Martha’s Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day 5K | Nov. 22 | El Paseo, Palm Desert

Runners, walkers, dogs and strollers are all welcome! Festivities include the 5k race, Kids Zone with face painting and games and a Beer Garden. For more information: www.marthasvillage5k.org

Taste of Tahiti | Nov. 23-24 | Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

Food, workshops, vendor booths, arts and crafts, games, silent auctions and more. Extravagant dinner gala/show, with exquisite Polynesian menu. For more information: www.tasteoftahiti.org

Cabazon Indio Powwow | Nov. 23-25 | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio

Native American dance competitions, bird singing, drum contests and peon games. Enjoy Native American foods and shop among vendors for jewelry, weavings, dream catchers and other Native arts and crafts. For more information: www.fantasyspringsresort.com

WildLights at The Living Desert | Nov. 23-Dec. 24 from 6-9pm | The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Marvel at the more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights. Animal encounters and keeper chats, camel and carousel rides, and entertainment. For more information: www.livingdesert.org

Dog Walk and Fundraiser | Nov. 24 at 9am | Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Our Canine Ambassadors visit facilities from The Comprehensive Cancer Center all the way down valley to Indio Nursing and Rehabilitation. For more information: www.pawsandhearts.org

Palm Springs Holiday Tree Lighting | Nov. 30 from 5:15-7pm | Frances Stevens Park

Join the Mayor, City Council and Santa Claus of course, for the Holiday Tree Lighting, featuring holiday caroling and FREE hot cocoa and cookies. For more information: www.palmspringsca.gov

A 1920’s Evening to Benefit Olive Crest Desert Communities | Nov. 30 from 5-9pm | Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage

The night includes fun casino games, silent and live auction, and touching stories from our local Coachella Valley youth. For more information: www.olivecrest.org

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