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Palm Springs Ca Area Events for 2016

Stay in tune with what's happening in the Palm Springs Area. Find up-to-date information here about local events, sports, entertainment and much more. Check back often for great events and exciting things to do in the Palm Springs area. Whether it's an exciting concert, a sporting event or a liesurly activity, we'll show you the best things to do during your stay in Palm Springs.

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October 2016 Events in Palm Springs

Y Be Fit Challenge Palm Desert

Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2016

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Whether you're a runner, walker or tri-athlete, there is an event for every age and skill level at Family YMCA of the Desert's 3rd Annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The more serious Reverse Mini-Triathlon includes a 5K run, 10-mile bike ride and ends with a 300-meter swim at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, while the PrimeTime 5K Walk/Run and 1ST Bank 1K Color Run are additional options for joining in the fun for everyone from youngsters to the young at heart. Following the finish of the Reverse Mini-Triathlon, the morning continues with a Health and Wellness Fair offering vendor and information booths, entertainment, and activities for all ages.

Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs

Date: Thu, Oct 6th, 2016 - Sat, Oct 8th, 2016

Location: Palm Springs Convention Center

Mancuso Show Management returns to Palm Springs with QFO III, one of the most internationally diverse events in the world of quilting and the textile arts. The quilt show features informative workshops and lectures, a Merchants Mall offering everything for the quilter and textile artist, and extraordinary special exhibits including innovative, traditional and modern quilts. Also, "Meet & Greet" the Quiltfest’s faculty at a special late afternoon Saturday event that is included with your festival registration. Come join us to learn what all the excitement is about!

Joshua Tree Fall Music Festival

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Location: Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Music lovers of all ages enjoy this phenomenal live music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The fall festival features artists of the rootsicana-newgrassy-folkadelic realms. Live music runs continuously from 6pm - Midnight on Thursday, 10am-2am on Friday, 10am- 2am on Saturday, and 10am- Midnight on Sunday. For tickets and additional information please visit the Joshua Tree Music Festival website.

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Clint Black

Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Location: Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Desert Trip Weekend 1

Date: Fri, Oct 7th, 2016 - Sun, Oct 9th, 2016

Location: Empire Polo Fields

Some of the biggest music legends of all time take the stage at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca. for this once in a lifetime event: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, The Who, October 7-9th and 14-16th, 2016

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Clint Black Live at Morongo Casino Resort

Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Location: Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Clint Black is back.  The multi-million selling country mega-star is releasing On Purpose, his first full-length album of new songs in a decade and he’s doing it on his own terms. “To me, it’s only a ‘comeback’ in that I’m putting out something new,” says the award-winning singer-songwriter. “As someone who has never stopped working, I don’t see me as having gone away, as I tour extensively, write and produce for television, films as well as other artists."  During his hiatus Black was courted by the majors (labels). All of them wanted him to sing other writers’ songs, but Black insisted on writing his own, as well as to being his own producer. Black’s On Purpose compiles a strikingly diverse group of his self-produced songs. His ballads “Only One Way to Live,” “Stay Gone,” “Breathing Air” and “The Last Day” have never cut deeper, while his spirited “Beer” and “Better and Worse” are among the most upbeat songs he has ever crafted. “Time For That,” “Doing It Now For Love” and “Summertime Song” are catchy examples of how groove-soaked his music can be.

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ZZ Top

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Location: Agua Caliente Casino

Desert Trip Weekend 2

Date: Fri, Oct 14th, 2016 - Sun, Oct 16th, 2016

Location: Empire Polo Fields

Some of the biggest music legends of all time perform live at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Ca. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and The Who take the stage for this once in a lifetime event October 7-9th and 14-16th, 2016

La Gran Fiesta

Date: Sat, Oct 15th, 2016 - Sat, Oct 15th, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Location: The Living Desert

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, guests will enjoy Mariachi bands, Folklorico dancers, piñatas and other festive activities.

4th Annual Patriot Ride For Our Heroes

Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 6:30 AM

Location: Riverside Country Fair

Please join us for our 4thd Annual Patriot Ride For Our Heroes charity cycling event! Local charities related to Fire, Military, & Police are direct beneficiaries of this event. Come out and cycle, and/or walk to honor all those who sacrifice so much for our freedom and safety! This is a cycling event for everyone:  all ages, all abilities! Please note the location:  Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82503 Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201.

Modernism Week Fall Preview

Date: Fri, Oct 21st, 2016 - Sun, Oct 23rd, 2016

Location: Various locations in Palm Springs

Modernism Week's Fall Preview is a 3 day weekend full of tours and special events. Get exclusive tours of Sunnylands, Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs home, and so much more! Tickets on sale now.

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The Fray & American Authors

Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Location: Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

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Doobie Brothers

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

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Brew In LQ Craft Beer Festival

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Location: SilverRock Resort

About La Quinta’s very own Craft Beer Festival is coming in October! Brew In LQ will push the boundaries of your senses as we unify brew, nature, music, food, and games. Come and enjoy craft beer from a wide variety of breweries as you treat your taste buds to some of the best eats from the Coachella Valley and beyond.  While you mingle with friends Brew In LQ’s music artists, such as Alf Alpha, will provide audible treats that are sure to entertain all day long! Rules 21+ OnlyRain or shineEvent pass must be worn at all timesWristbands void if tampered with or removedLine up / set times subject to changeBreweries list subject to changeBeer tasting tickets are non-transferableEveryone subject to search upon entryNo pets allowed.Last call will be at 4:45We reserve the right not to serve anyone for any reasonTickets are not refundable after 10/13/16 

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Michael McDonald - Musician & Boz Scaggs

Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

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Alice Cooper

Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

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Halloween Palm Springs

Date: Sat, Oct 29th, 2016 - Sat, Oct 29th, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Location: Arenas Road

Halloween Palm Springs: Saturday, October 29 (6:00-10:00p.m.) Costume Contest with Over $800 in cash and prizes begins at 8:00p.m. **** Kristine W will headline Halloween along with the talents of Keisha D, Marina Mac, DJ Corey D, DJ Baz and the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus. Join thousands of costumed revelers for Halloween on Arenas Rd. in Palm Springs. Ketel One Lounge VIP Tickets are only $60 and include: hosted bar, beer tastings, gift bag courtesy of Party City and Meet & Greet with Kristine W, for tickets call 760-409-1530 or visit The event is held on Arenas Rd. between Indian Canyon and Calle Encilia in Palm Springs. Halloween on Arenas Rd. has become the not-to-miss event of the year. Admission is FREE, but a suggested donation of $5 will benefit Desert AIDS Project, Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, LGBT Community Center of the Desert and Greater Palm Springs Pride. Also, on October 31 there will be costume contests at Chill and Streetbar with cash and prizes valued at over $300 at each contest.

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Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Location: Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

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