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Coachella Valley Happenings for Oct. 24 – Oct 26

Coachella Valley Happenings for Oct. 24 – Oct 26

 An Insider’s Guide to Great Things To Do in The Coachella Valley!

FRIDAY, October 24th

Patriot Ride La Quinta – https://patriotrideforourheroes.com/

2nd Annual Patriot Ride For Our Heroes
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
La Quinta, CA

Patriot Ride For Our Heroes was born fall of 2012 when Tim Esser took his personal ride to Twenty-Nine Palms with several wounded marines to deliver the American Flag. Their spark, energy, and enthusiasm set this new ride ablaze. Growing up with a father who was D-8 (8th day on Normandy), and a mother who was very involved with the USO, Tim has always wanted to have a ride that will benefit local charities associated with Active Military, Veterans, Fire, & Police, hence the Patriot Ride!


  • Navy SEALS Parachute Team – CANCELED
  • Cycling with hundreds of our heroes, including fire, military, and police
  • Cycling through military vehicles, fire, and police cars
  • Cycling through numerous parked motorcycles displaying the American flag
  • Cycling through hundreds of American flags
  • Marching bands and choirs
  • Staging area draped in a theme of red, white, and blue
  • Food, drink, and entertainment at SAG stops along several hundred miles of routes

49th Annual Borrego Days  – https://www.borregospringschamber.com/BorregoDays/


Friday from 5 PM – 10 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM
Sunday until 5 PM

This FREE festival kicks off on Friday, October 24th from 5 PM – 10 PM and continues through Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM and Sunday until 5 PM. Make it a family affair on Saturday morning and head into the heart of town.
For more information on this event please call (760) 767-5555 or visit www.BorregoDays.com. The Borrego Days Desert Festival is a project of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.

SATURDAY, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th

Art Under The Umbrella, La Quintahttps://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Saturday – 10am to 4pm

Old Town La Quinta
78100 Main St, La Quinta, CA 92253

Art Under the Umbrellas shows are one-day events located in Old Town La Quinta from 10am to 4pm on select Saturdays from October through March.

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

These popular events attract Coachella Valley residents (including our annual population of snowbirds), visitors, and hotel guests.

Live entertainment complements the day.

Free admission and free parking.

7th Annual Chili Cook Off & Car Show at the Palm Springs Air Museum – https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/events.htm

Car Show starts at 10 am
Chili Cook Off starts at 11 am

Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry TrailPalm Springs, California 92262

Join the fun at PSAM’s 7th annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. Volunteers from the various sections of the Museum will cook up their favorite chili recipes and you get to decide which is best. Classic and antique cars will gather on the ramp, courtesy of the Antique Automobile Car Club of America and supported by the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association.  It will be a feast for the eyes and the tummy. Chili tastes are $1 per taste or $5 for six tastes. Items for raffle are: Loach Military Helicopter Ride, Electra Tiger Shark bicycle and an Overnight Package from Agua Caliente Casino Spa & Resort.

Palm Springs Tram Challenge – https://www.kleinclarksports.com/tram

29th Annual Tram Road Challenge 6k uphill run and walk –  7:00 am

The 29th Annual Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge is a 6K uphill run/walk presented by the Palm Springs Aerial Tram and Make a Difference Day. For over 25 years, runners and walkers from around the world have been taking on the challenge. Participants climb 2000 vertical feet in just over 3.7 miles. All finishers receive a customized finishers medal. This event benefits the United Way of the Desert.

10th Jacquelin Cochran Air Show – https://www.jacquelinecochranairshow.org/

Saturday, Oct 25th from 9am-2pm

Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport 
56850 Higgins Drive
Thermal, 92274

This show is sure to wow the crowd and is perfect for families with activities for all to enjoy, vendor booths, and exciting aerobatic performances

A special thanks to our sponsors, including the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Authority, Fantasy Springs, the City of La Quinta, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Tradition Aviation, Signature Flight Support and Thermal Aviation. Through their support, Jacqueline Cochran’s memory soars on.

Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert – https://www.livingdesert.org/event/howl-o-ween/

The Living Desert
47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260

Howl-O-Ween “A Spooky Zoo Adventure” is free with paid admission to the zoo. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and enjoy one of the many exciting activities planned for the weekend including more than 20 trick or treat stations, a monster maze, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, animal encounters, Living Desert zoo mascots, storytelling, face painters, bounce houses, craft workshops and more.

October 25 & 26
11 AM – 4 PM
Event is FREE with General Admission

Howl-O-ween Night Bash October 31
Members Night
6 – 8:30 PM

Halloween Hunted House https://www.bgcps.org/page18/index.html

Friday, October 24th, 2014 – Saturday, October 25th, 2014
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs
450 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs. Paths within the haunted house will lead guests throughout different rooms of the Teen Center outfitted to match this year’s theme, “Horror Movies.” Visitors who are able to correctly name all the movies featured in the haunted house will be entered to win a raffle prize.

The last ticket will be sold 15 minutes before the close of the event.

“We look forward to this event every year. It makes for a fun and safe place where the community can enjoy the Halloween spirit,” said Terry Tatum, Board President of the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs. “All of our time, effort and energy we put into this event is worth it when we see the delighted and spooked faces of the kids.”

Admission to the haunted house is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under and $1 for all Boys and Girls Club members, when they show their membership card on their first time through. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs for one dollar off regular admission prices.

Indio Community Park Halloween Carnival

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Indio Community Park
45871 Clinton Street, Indio, CA 92201

This year’s Halloween Carnival promises to be better than ever with extreme inflatables, carnival games, contests with prizes and much more.


Saturday, October 25th, 2014 – 10 a.m.
Pioneer Dog Park
45130 Seeley Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253

Community Services will be hosting a Dog-O-Ween event in the large dog section at Pioneer Dog Park. Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets to participate; dogs and owners are invited to arrive dressed in costume. Prizes will be awarded for Best Duo Costume “Dog and Owner,” Best Trick, Funniest/Cutest Costume, and Best in Show. Doggy treats will be provided.

Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos – https://www.psmuseum.org/art-programs/day-of-the-dead/

Saturday, October 25
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262

Celebration starts with opening procession by the Danza Azteca Citlaltonac Tierra dancers at 10:30 a.m. Performances: Mariachi Azteca de Oro de Jose Valdez at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the day; Ballet Folklórico Sabor a mi Tierra at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Also: family art activities including mask making, creating paper flowers, papel picado (cut-paper banners), skull magnets and printmaking based on the iconic imagery of Posada throughout the day.

50th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade – https://golfcartparade.com

Theme: Palm Desert on Parade – Through the Decades 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s and Present Day

Sunday, October 26, 2014 – Parade Steps off at 1pm

Experience the spectacular color, pageantry and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down Palm Desert’s famous shop-’til-you-drop El Paseo, in the first major event of the season! Featuring special guest band, USC Trojan Marching Band, The Spirit of Troy.

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