Fall in Palm Springs means a change of season! A few trees even lose their leaves. But fall in Palm Springs means a change in temperature as the 100+ degree days give way to the balmy 80s and cooler evenings. October is our traditional "change of grass" month when golf courses and lawns sprout Winter Rye as the hearty summer grass goes dormant. Golf courses in Palm Springs never shut down, they work on winter grass in stages so that the lush greens on your favorite course are always available. It is advisable, however, to check with your golf course of choice to make reservations.
It's American Heat Weekend in Palm Springs as hundreds of fabulous motorcycles and hot rods hit the streets. October 6th through the 8th you can feast your eyes of some of the most beautiful motorcycles in the world. Check out www.road-shows.com for a preview.
That very same weekend finds the First Annual Build Green, Live Green, & Drive Clean Expo at the Convention Center. More information on that event can be found at www.experiencegreen.com
The Palm Springs Aerial Tram reopens October 9th after their annual two-week summer closure to refurbish and renew the desert's favorite attraction. To celebrate their reopening, come participate in their Running & Cycling Festival as participants head up that steep Tram Road.
Another way to exercise and help the community happens on October 28 with the annual Desert Aid Walk, leaving Frances Stevens Park at 9:30 a.m.
Palm Canyon Theatre presents South Pacific through October 22. This local equity theatre is located right in downtown and features professional, local talent.
And don't forget VillageFest - every Thursday evening except Thanksgiving, you can shop Palm Canyon Drive from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. The street vendors offer a wealth of unique, handcrafted items. Make sure to visit the downtown merchants who stay open on Thursday nights, just for you.