Did you know that Fall is one of the absolute best times to visit the Palm Springs area? The cooler daytime temperatures open up endless ways to play all day! To celebrate the start of Fall, we’ve compiled a list of some of our absolute favorite Palm Springs October Events for you to enjoy on your next visit. Check them out below!
Every Sunday: Indio Farmers Market
The Indio Farmers Market is a great Sunday morning activity if you’re someone who loves local produce and sampling different seasonally prepared dishes. There’s also live music and tons of handmade crafts from local artisans.
Every Thursday – Palm Springs VillageFest
This Thursday night street fair is one of the most popular ways to experience the nightlife in downtown Palm Springs! With over 180 vendors, food trucks, art booths, and performers, there’s sure to be something for everyone!
Oct 1st – Nov 19th – Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Lose yourself in one of the coolest art experiences anywhere in the world! See as the works of Vincent Van Gogh are brought to life right before your eyes. A fully digitized and immersive art exhibit, Beyond Van Gogh will leave you speechless as you walk through a lifetime of the esteemed artist’s most cherished work.
Sept 30th – Oct 31st – Madam Hazel’s Haunted House
For the true Halloween Lovers (there’s always one), get ready for the most frightening Haunted House in all of Palm Springs! Costumes are encouraged!
Oct 7th – Wine and Dine Around the World
Held at the Palm Springs Air Museum, this event is a must if you want to sample from over 300 wines sourced from 9 different countries across the globe. Of course, no wine event would be complete without a delicious pairing with select hors d’oeuvres!
Oct 7th – 10th – Joshua Tree Music Festival
One of the best events of the year, the Joshua Tree Music Festival is back for 2022! For fans of electronic, reggae, house, and dance, this festival is not to be missed!
October 14th – 17th – Modernism Week Fall Preview / Modernism Show and Sale
Held every October, this event is a mini-version of its big brother held every February. Regardless, fans of modern architecture will be in heaven as the Palm Springs area’s finest examples of mid-century modern design are on full display.
October 15th – Yum Food Fest and Night Market
This one is for all the serious foodies out there! An event not to be missed, come sample some of the best food trucks and booths anywhere in Palm Desert. This night market is a great activity for the whole family. Make sure you bring a big appetite!
October 22nd – 24th – Palm Springs International Dance Festival
For fans of concert dance, the Palm Springs International Dance Festival is a great way to see some truly amazing performances and to give back to the local dance programs in the Coachella Valley.