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If you're looking for some cool things to see and do around the Coachella Valley this October, then this October Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might help:

Palm Springs Womens Week | Sep. 29-Oct. 6 | See event website for event schedules, location, and admission

Intended to bring women from around the country to the Coachella Valley to participate in a week of events designed to celebrate Lesbian culture and elevate the status of women. It will cast a bright light on talented local women and explore the issues and attitudes that define womens experiences everywhere. For more information: 760-416-3545 | www.palmspringswomensweek.com

Palm Springs Womens Jazz Festival | Sep. 30-Oct. 5 | Indian Wells Theater and Oscars

From down-home blues to classic jazz, funk, R&B and the contemporary sounds of smooth jazz, the annual Palm Springs Womens Jazz Festival will have you moving and grooving! For more information: www.palmspringswomensjazzfestival.org

La Quinta State of the City & Business Awards | Oct. 2 10am-2pm | Embassy Suites by Hilton La Quinta Hotel & Spa

This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community.  Mayor Linda Evans will be the featured speaker for this event. Begins with the Business Expo from 10-11:30am. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park | Oct. 3, 10, 17, 27 & 31 from 6-7:30pm | Civic Center Park

Diverse musical offerings that may range from reggae to R&B, and from country to indie. Music lovers are encouraged to bring a blanket or a chair with them in order to sit back, relax and enjoy live music under the stars. Food trucks will be on hand to offer up mobile culinary creations, or concertgoers can bring a picnic along to enjoy with the show. For more information: 760-568-1441 | www.discoverpalmdesert.com

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge | Oct. 6 at 7am | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

While not without its challenges, the shorter length of this Reverse Triathlon (5K run, 10 mile bike, 300 meter swim) makes it the perfect distance for all ages and abilities. The event benefits the Family YMCA of the Desert, and so its not unusual to see entire families participating in the Reverse Triathlon, the 5K Run and Walk or the 2K Color Run. For more information: 760-341-9622 / www.ymcaofthedesert.org

Sammys International Meatball Festival | Oct. 6 from 11am-3pm | Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City

Raffles, entertainment, kids zone, Sammys beer & wine garden. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City. For more information: www.bgcccity.org

City Hall at Your Corner | Oct. 10 | 11:30am-12:30pm | Cardenas Market Cafe

Have an issue you would like to speak to your mayor about or learn what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for City Hall at Your Corner hosted by Councilmember Raymond Gregory and Councilmember Ernesto Gutierrez. For more information: www.cathedralcity.gov

Joshua Tree Music Festival | Oct. 10-13

Four-day, funky, desert-style festival that creates experiences where passion, purpose, family, and friends come together, and the boundary between performer and patron is blurred. The music is diverse and eclectic, from dance-world-electro-funkn groove to soulful global-ethno melodies. For more information: www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park | Oct. 3, 10, 17, 27 & 31 from 6-7:30pm | Civic Center Park

Join the fight against breast cancer at the Desert Cancer Foundations 13th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink walk. The event takes over the entire street of El Paseo, from Portola to Hwy 74, allowing walkers to enjoy the gorgeous, lush landscape and boutique shops that line the street, while also experiencing live music and DJs. For more information: https://pepp.desertcancerfoundation.org

Tejano Music Fest | Oct. 12 from 5-11pm | Big League Dreams Sports Park, Cathedral City

Festivities include live music, food, drinks and vendors. Entertainment includes Tejano Highway 281, Grupo Atrapado, Grupo Uniko and Jr. Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits. For more information: 760-770-0396 | www.tejanomusicfest.com

La Gran Fiesta | Oct. 12 from 9am-12pm | Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert

A celebration of Hispanic Heritage month with delicious food, mariachi bands, arts and crafts and pick up a free pepper plant. For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

Food Truck Mash-Up | Oct. 13 from 11am-8pm | Big League Dreams Sports Park, Cathedral City

Join us as the trucks compete for the title of BEST FOOD TRUCK 2019! Drinks, Tunes and Fun! Bring your lawn chairsand blankets. For more information: 760-324-5600 | www.bigleaguedreams.com

Business Expo & Taste of Palm Springs | Oct. 15

$25 wristband includes a taste of all 35 restaurants, beer, wine, entertainment and beverages. For more information: 760-325-1577 | www.pschamber.org

Modernism Fall Preview | Oct. 17-20

This is a four-day event focusing on mid-century modern design and architecture that makes Palm Springs so unique. Fall Preview features a curated experience of tours, lectures, parties and more. More than 50 events over a four-day span. For more information: www.modernismweek.com

Desert Aids Walk | Oct. 19 from 7-11am | Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs

This years walk, with the theme of Walk A Day in Our Shoes, will follow a 2.5-mile route through the new downtown Palm Springs and is notable for the diversity of community members who come together as teams each year to support Desert AIDS Project and our community partners. Features live entertainment, a Health & Wellness Festival featuring over 40 vendor booths, and a kids activity zone.
For more information: 760-323-2118 | www.desertaidsproject.org

Tacos, Tequilas, and Chavelas Festival | Oct. 19 from 5-9pm | Veterans Memorial Park, Coachella

Features a live DJ, mechanical bull rides, roping and corn hole games, taco vendors, salsa bars, and aguas frescas! More than 15 taco vendors compete for the Best of Festival title. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.net

Coachella State of the City and Business Awards | Oct. 22 from 10am-1:30pm | Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella

Begins with a Business Expo from 10-11:30am. This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community. Mayor Steven Hernandez will be the featured speaker for this event. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Palm Springs Homecoming Parade | Oct. 23 at 3pm | Baristo Road to Alejo Road

Enjoy local school bands, Homecoming floats designed and created by our local student and tons of school spirit fun. For more information: 760-778-0490 | www.palmspringshighschool.org

Cathedral City Homecoming Parade & Rally | Oct. 24 from 4:30-6pm | Downtown Cathedral City

The parade kicks-off at 4:30pm on Cathedral Canyon Drive just south of Perez Road and heads south to Avenida Lalo Guerrero.  The parade turns left on Avenida Lalo Guerrero and ends in front of City Hall.  A rally at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall occurs at the end of the parade featuring the high school football team, marching band, cheerleaders, choir, and much more. For more information: 760-770-0100 | www.cde.ca.gov

Taste of Indio | Oct. 24 from 4-7pm | Jackalope Ranch: 80400 Highway 111

With attendance limited, this intimate experience allows participants to sample some of the finest restaurants in the valley while enjoying libations and live music. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Tram Road Challenge | Oct. 26 from 7am-12pm | Palm Springs Aerial Tram

Start at 400 elevation and climb to over 2,600 elevation in 6K. This isnt your typical weekend 5K, and completing the climb to the top is something you will remember forever. At the finish line we have refreshments, vendor expo booths, awards, prizes, and buses to bring you back down the hill (or, if youre up for it, walk down instead).  For more information: www.kleinclarksports.com/Tram

Indian Wells Shred Event | Oct. 26 from 7-11am | Burrtec parking lot, Palm Desert

Valid Resident Benefit Card or proof of business in Indian Wells is needed. Limited to 4 banker boxes. For more information: 760-346-2489 | www.cityofindianwells.org

Howl-O-Ween | Oct. 26 & 31 – 26th: 9am-12pm, 31st: 6-8:30pm | The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert

Come in your favorite costumes and enjoy over 20 trick-or-treat stations, arts and crafts, face painting, carnival games, animal encounters and entertainment. Saturdays activities are free for members or with paid admission. For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade | Oct. 27 from 8am-2:30pm | El Paseo

Pint-size floats, all built to interpret this years theme of Let the Good Times Roll, will follow a parade route along El Paseo heading westbound from San Luis Rey. With a full list of activities planned including the Palm Desert Rotary Pancake Breakfast, a Golf Cart Show, a Kids Play Zone and more, families can experience an entire day of festive fun. The parade itself starts at 1pm. For more information: 760-346-6111 | www.pdacc.org/golf-cart-parade

Cathedral City Halloween Spooktacular | Oct. 27 from 12-3pm | Civic Center Plaza

Bring the entire family for trick or treats, DJ music, hourly kids costume contest, and an interaction with police and fire personnel and equipment.  More than 30,000 pieces of candy will be given away.  A safe-communities, Halloween event featuring the Zombie bus and blood drive. For more information: 760-770-0396 | www.DiscoverCathedralCity.com

National Sunshine Series | Oct. 30-Nov. 3 | Desert International Horse Park

Watch world-class riders and horses compete in this premier, two-week show series. For more information: www.deserthorsepark.com

Halloween @ Villagefest | Oct. 31 from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive

Ghoulishly fun activities include a childrens costume contest, trick-or-treating with VillageFest merchants and vendors. For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org

Indio State of the City and Business Awards | Oct. 31 from 10am-2pm | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center, Indio

Begins with a Business Expo from 10-11:30am. This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community.  Mayor Lupe Ramos Amith will be the featured speaker for this event. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Halloween on Arenas Road | Oct. 31 from 4-10pm | Arenas Road District, Palm Springs

Costume contest, Evelyn Champange King, DJ Galaxy, Keisha D & Hearts of Soul, M.C. Bella da Ball, Probe 7, Marina Mac, and Chi Energy. For more information: 760-409-1530 | www.halloweenpalmsprings.com

Official Latino Short Film Festival | Oct. 31-Nov. 2 | Coachella Library: 1500 Sixth Street

The festivals mission is to showcase, nurture, and support the emerging creative Latino and Latina filmmaker that produces, directs or writes their films and videos in the United States. This year will highlight our Native Indigenous Spirit, by showcasing films about Natives from this continent. This years theme is Stereotypes End Here. For more information: 800-840-8870 | www.filmfreeway.com

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