October Events in Palm Springs

Palm Springs boasts music festivals, midcentury design and architecture, and beautiful desert landscapes. Its thriving year-round tourist industry should be no surprise. In this post, we’ll look at some events on the calendar for this October!

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October 1 – The Artists Council Exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Now in its 47th year, the annual Artists Council Exhibition highlights work from members of the Artists Council. If you’re interested in doing a little art collection, every artwork is for sale, and half of the proceeds go to fund museum activities. The exhibit opens October 1st, with a reception and awards ceremony on October 22nd.


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October 7-9 – Goldenvoice’s Giant Desert Trip Concerts

Desert Trip’s list of performers includes the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, Neil Young, and the Who. The concert is naturally a splurge, with three-day event passes starting at $399, but this Who’s Who of rock-and-roll megastardom promises to deliver!

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October 13-15 – Annual Flying Aviation Expo at the Palm Springs Convention Center

Mixing family fun, education, and aviation history, this one-of-a-kind aviation event includes a “Parade of Planes” to the convention center. The exhibition is meant to showcase the very latest in aviation technology, but the organizers want to draw the interest of the entire community with mechanical displays, social events, and demonstration flights.


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October 29 – Halloween Palm Springs Costume Contest and Concert

This raucous event is the centerpiece of Palm Springs’ spirited Halloween saturnalia, and the talent on offer for the night includes Keisha D, Marina Mac, DJ Corey D, DJ Baz, and the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus. You can purchase VIP tickets for $60, gaining entry into a hosted bar, beer tastings, and a meet and greet with event headliner Kristine W. If you’d prefer to stick with the crowds on Arenas Road, admission is free, although a five-dollar suggested donation will benefit local LGBTQ orgs.

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October 31 – Jekyll and Hyde at the Palm Canyon Theatre

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a hair-raising tale? This musical production, adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story, features the talents of local actors. Now in its 19th season, the Palm Canyon Theatre is Palm Springs’ oldest venue for live theater entertainment, and Jekyll and Hyde is just the latest in a consistently engaging series of musical productions.

Are you interested in learning more about cultural events in Palm Springs?  At Iconic Properties Palm Springs, we’re overjoyed to show our clients all of the social and artistic activities that this beautiful Southern California city has to offer!  Contact us for a consultation today!

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