Brad Fuhr

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Are you going to “Light Up the Night”?? A simple display of rainbow or pink lights adorning your abode and you could win a trip for two to the Caribbean on VACAYA LGBT+ Vacations with airfare from Alaska Airlines. See our KGAY1065 Facebook page, snap you photo and enter today!

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Light Up the Night Vacaya

It’s almost time for Palm Springs Pride, and residents and businesses are invited to show their support for the LGBTQ community and decorate their storefront, home or apartment with pink and rainbow lights for the 2nd annual Light Up the Night contest presented by Alaska Airlines. KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs, Gay Desert Guide and VACAYA LGBT+ Vacations are sponsoring the contest. There are separate contests for the best business decoration and best residential decoration with prizes including airfare to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and a VACAYA LGBT+ Vacation for two to the Caribbean! More info

Desert AIDS Walk 2021

Desert AIDS Walk Balloon Arch

Desert Care Network presents the annual Desert AIDS Walk to help fund the vital work of DAP Health, previously Desert AIDS Project, and takes place as an in-person event on Saturday, October 30 from 8:00–12:00 p.m. The walk begins at Ruth Hardy Park and follows a route through downtown Palm Springs. The family and pet-friendly event includes a Health and Wellness Village presented by Walgreens. More info


Halloween on Arenas Road

Halloween On Arenas

The big event on Halloween Night, Sunday, October 31 is Palm Springs Halloween on Arenas Road, from 4:00–10:00 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite super heroes, ghouls, goblins, carnival revelers, movie look-a-likes and drag queens and compete to win over $1,800 in prizes. The evening’s live entertainment features headliner Debby Holiday, singer of 16 Billboard Top 20 Dance Hits including her latest single “Waiting for a Lifetime,” plus performances by: Brian Justin Crum, DJ Zareen, Pulp Vixen, Probe 7, Marina Mac, Chi Energy, with MC Bella da Ball. Costume Contest registration is 6:30–7:45 p.m., with the on-stage contest beginning at 8:00 p.m. More info

Saturday Halloween Soirée at Boozehounds

Boozehounds Halloween Soiree

Boozehounds Palm Springs will be throwing a private Halloween Soirée full of magic on Saturday, October 30. The ticketed event will be hosted under the stars on their Halloween-themed outdoor patio, with music by a guest DJ and activations by local artisans (Tarot card reader, photography, jewelry, floral and more). There will be two seatings: 7:00–8:30 p.m. and 9:00–10:30 p.m. with different packages featuring a multi-course dinner by Executive Chef Corey Baker. A curated Halloween cocktail menu will feature themed drinks like the 100% That Witch 🧙🏼‍♀️Make your Reservation

Boo Ball 2021

Boo Ball 3

Boo2Bullying is bringing the Met Gala to the desert with its 3rd Annual Boo Ball on Saturday, October 30 from 5:30–10:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Walk the Orange Carpet, enjoy the evening with exclusive music performances by Jamie Miller, Musical University Theater, Chris Bennett, and Kid Baron, with Emcee Bella da Ball and a contest with Best Costume prizes. Catering by Lulu California Bistro plus hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds support Boo2Bullying programs in the Coachella Valley. Get tickets

Chili Cook Off and Car Show

Also at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Saturday: it’s a Halloween-Themed Chili Cook Off and Car Show, from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. The chili recipes are those of the museum’s volunteers. And the show itself is sponsored by the Desert Classic Car Association. Museum admission that day includes the car show; chili tastings are $1. More info


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