Looking for some things to see and do in October? If so, here’s a list of some events happening in the Coachella Valley in October, courtesy of our colleagues Catherine, Dawn and Kathleen at First America Title:

Joshua Tree Night Market | Second Saturdays Thru Nov. 13 from 4pm to 10pm | 61877 Twentynine Palms Highway

Held every Second Saturday in downtown Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree Night Market is a place to hang out and share creativity with each other. Exclusively individually made items, from art to food to performances, with a few movies thrown in for warm summer, fall and spring nights. For more information: www.facebook.com/joshuatreenightmarket

Saturday Night Flight Dinner & Show | Saturday Evening Thru Nov. 27 from 5pm to 8pm | PS Air: 611 S Palm Canyon Dr. #22, Palm Springs

Palm Springs only aviation themed restaurant & bar, presents: Dinner & Show Aboard PS Air - Every Saturday Night. Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, First Class Service. Price: $40 per person. Reservations required. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com

Madam Hazel's Haunted House | Sept. 24-Oct. 31 - See website for schedule | Westfield Palm Desert

You can experience Coachella Valley's most frightening haunted house, featuring a myriad of disturbingly eerie rooms, creepy characters, and more. Produced by Parkwil Manor Productions, Miss Hazel's Haunted House is all about fear and fun in the most innovative experience in the Valley. Price: $15. For more information: www.westfield.com/palmdesert

The Dinah | Sept. 29-Oct. 4 | Hilton Palm Springs

The Dinah is the world's most celebrated queer women/lesbian/Nonbinary event. The Dinah regularly features musical performances, comedy shows, pool parties, night parties, concerts, Celebrity meet and greets, Contests, DJ Battles, fun and games, and so much more. The official Dinah Shore Weekend only takes place in Palm Springs, California. For more information: www.tixr.com/groups/thedinah

Xanadu | Sept. 30-Oct. 17 | Desert Rose Playhouse

The Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. It follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! For more information: www.desertroseplayhouse.org

Gardens to the Rescue | Oct. 3 from 10am to 1pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert

Join the Bianca Rae Foundation and find your forever furry friend. They have partnered with local animal shelters to host a one-day pet adoption event. There will be adoptable dogs, variety of vendors, and live entertainment throughout The Gardens shopping center. For more information: 760-862-1990 | https://thegardensonelpaseo.com/events/the-gardens-on-el-paseo-gardens-to-the-rescue?id=22470

BNP Paribas Open | Oct. 4-17 | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

The BNP Paribas Open features the top men and women professional tennis players competing for more than $16 million in prize money. Visit the official BNP Paribas Open website to purchase tickets, view open match schedules and learn more about your favorite players. For more information: www.bnpparibasopen.com

AAP - Food Samaritans’ Season Kickoff Celebration | Oct. 7 from 6pm to 8pm | Address provided upon RSVP, Palm Springs

Entertainment by the spectacular Broadway star, Andrea McArdle, luscious cocktails and abundant delectable hors d’ oeuvres. AAP - Food Samaritans provide nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of low income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses throughout the Coachella Valley. For more information: 760-325-8481 | www.aapfoodsamaritans.org

Palm Desert’s Free Concerts in the Park | Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm | Civic Center Park Amphitheater

While the music is the main draw, make an evening out of it by enjoying your dinner in the park, too. Food trucks will be parked on-site each week offering a variety of culinary treats. Concertgoers are also encouraged to bring picnic baskets along with blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the shows. For more information: https://www.cityofpalmdesert.org/Home/Components/News/News/16023/17

Paint El Paseo Pink | Oct. 9 from 8am to 12pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert

Desert Cancer Foundation invites you to join them for breast cancer awareness walk. This is a day to honor and remember breast cancer survivors, including those currently battling the disease, and those whose journeys were cut short by cancer. All proceeds raised from Paint El Paseo Pink will benefit Desert Cancer Foundation’s Patient Assistance Programs for cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services for local valley residents who are uninsured, under-insured and in need of financial assistance. For more information: https://pepp.desertcancerfoundation.org

Le Diner en Blanc Palm Springs | Oct. 9 from 5pm to 11pm | Palm Springs

A worldwide event spanning 23 countries and over 90 cities in which people dress in all white for an elegant evening of dining and dancing. The unique feature of this event is the secret location. The guests are simply told to dress in white and meet at a designated location. They will then be escorted to the secret location either via walking or transportation. For more information: https://palmsprings.dinerenblanc.com/

Modernism Week Fall Preview | Oct. 14-17 | Various Coachella Valley Locations

A “mini-Modernism Week” featuring more than 50 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public. It also includes the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale Fall Edition, including an opening night preview party on Oct. 15, offering attendees a cocktail reception, live music and an exclusive first chance to shop at the show before it opens to the public. The Show & Sale continues Oct. 16-17 and will feature more than 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers. For more information: www.modernismweek.com

PS We Love You Scavenger Hunt | Oct. 16 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm | Throughout Palm Springs culminating at PS Animal Shelter

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is pleased to announce an all new fundraising event. Participants of all ages are invited to COMPETE FOR A CAUSE and form teams to solve clues on game day, followed by an awards party and vendor fair at the Shelter. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of this great fundraising event to support our four-legged friends! For more information: 760-416-5718 | www.psanimalshelter.org

Yum! Food Fest | Oct. 16 from 4pm to 11pm | Westfield Palm Desert

The purpose of Yum! Food Fest is to bring together the very best dishes and culture retail items mixed with arts and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. As part of the festival, you will get the chance to experience tasty foods, amazing retail, and traditional merchandise to potential clients in a fun and exciting way. As part of the festival, you'll experience: Live Music, Beer Garden, Kids Zone, Fun Eating Contests, Many Different Food Options, Artist/Car/Bike Showcase. For more information: www.westfield.com/palmdesert

Walk of the Stars Palm Springs Star Dedication Honoring Frank Ferrante | Oct. 19 from 11am to 12pm | 125 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Frank Vincent Ferrante is an American stage actor, comedian and director known for his inspired improvisation and audience interactive comedy. For more information: 760-325-1577 | https://pschamber.org/event/star-dedication-honoring-frank-ferrante/

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival | Oct. 21-24 |Palm Springs Cultural Center, Camelot Theatres

A Palm Springs Cultural Center Program. Includes an eclectic mix of Classic Film Noir “B” movies. For more information: https://arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com/

Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival | Oct. 23-24 | Coachella Valley Repertory, Cathedral City

Daytime workshops and showcase performances featuring improv groups, sketch groups and stand-up comics. For more information: www.cvrep.org/cvicf

Halloween Spooktacular & Chili Cookoff | Oct. 29 from 6pm to 9pm | Indio Hills Community Center

Trick or treat with the kids and bring a bowl of your best chili or salsa to share and join in the festivities. Come on down and meet the proud chefs and taste their creations while having a spooky time celebrating Halloween. Fun games and activities for all. For more information: https://www.activekids.com/indio-hills-ca/classes/halloween-spooktacular-and-chili-cook-off-2021?int=

Desert AIDS Walk | Oct. 30 at 8am | Ruth Hardy Park through Downtown Palm Springs

More than 2,000 local humanitarians will come together to help end the HIV epidemic, expand healthcare access, and remember those friends and family members who we lost because of AIDS. The family and pet-friendly event includes a Health and Wellness Festival presented by Walgreens. For more information: 760-323-2118 | https://daphealth.salsalabs.org/desertaidswalk2021copy1/index.html

Gather at the Gardens Family Event | Oct. 30 from 2pm to 6pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

An afternoon of Fall fun, food, contests and activities for all ages. Activities include: Jump Zone, Rock Climbing, Pumpkin Painting, Arts & Crafts, Trick or Treating, and Costume Contests for Pets, Adults and Kids. Lisa and the Broken Hallelujah’s will be there for your listening pleasure with magic shows featuring Magician Dean Apple. La Quinta High School’s culinary division will be there along with the La Quinta Brewing Company. For more information: 760-862-1990 | https://thegardensonelpaseo.com/events/the-gardens-on-el-paseo-gather-at-the-gardens?id=22794

Chili Cook-Off and Car Show | Oct. 30 from 11am to 2pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Burn rubber on over to see some awesome rides and enjoy a tasting of various chili offerings for the Museum’s volunteers secret recipes. It will be a ghoulish feast for the eyes and the tummy. Sponsored by the Desert Classic Car Association. Museum admission includes car show. Chili tastings are $1 per taste or $5 for six tasting tickets. For more information: 760-346-1984 | https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/programs/halloween-themed-chili-cook-off-and-car-show/

Ghosts & Goblins Pickleball Tourn. | Oct. 30-31 at 8am | Mission Hills Country Club

La Baguette Vietnamese Restaurant donating sample yummy-filled baguettes for all participants. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Parlour providing prizes to all medalists. Krispy Kreme is providing donuts in the morning. T-shirts, Food, Prizes, Sunday Costume Party (Costumes optional) to be played at one of the premier clubs in the Coachella Valley. For more information: https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=4380

"Be a Hero for Kids" Halloween Bash Fundraiser | Oct. 30 from 4:30pm to 7pm | Hilton Palm Springs, Poolside

A celebration of Costumes, Cocktails and Culinary Delights - all while raising funds for The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs. For more information: 760-327-1304 | www.bgcps.org/events

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade | Oct. 31 from 9am to 3pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

[POSTPONED] Festivities start at 9am with a fly over by the Palm Springs Air Museum at 12pm to kick off the parade! The theme for this year’s festivities is Masquerade Party. Delicious food, a delightful parade, and great kids Halloween fun! For more information: https://www.pdacc.org/palm-desert-golf-cart-parade/

Cathedral City’s Halloween Spooktacular | Oct. 31 from 12pm to 3pm | Cathedral City Community Amphitheater

Features trick or treating with over 40,000 pieces of candy! Join friends, neighbors, and family for a Spooktacular time including activities such as Halloween costume contests, police and fire exhibitions, music, and games. For more information: 760-770-0396 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

Family Halloween Magic Show | Oct. 31 from 4pm to 5pm or 6pm to 7pm | Palm Springs Cultural Center

Looking for a family friendly, exciting thing to do on Halloween? Magician Dean Apple has you covered! With a fantastic Halloween set for magic lovers of all ages, this is the show you've been looking for. For more information: 760-325-2582 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-magic-show-tickets-165857603557


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