Fall enhances Palmdale's offerings, making it an even more inviting place to discover and enjoy.

With various family-friendly festivals, exciting events, and the cooler autumn weather making outdoor activities more enjoyable, Palmdale invites you to experience the beauty of fall in the High Desert.

Attend Fall Events

Mark your calendars because Palmdale's fall events are not to be missed! Get ready for an enchanting evening with Palmdale Amphitheater's Fall Family Movie Nights. On Friday, Oct. 13, enjoy "Hocus Pocus," and on Friday, Oct. 20, catch "The Nightmare Before Christmas." These Halloween-themed movie nights offer much more than just a film–they feature costume contests, food trucks, arts and crafts, and a spooky treat trail for an unforgettable evening.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, head to Domenic Massari Park for the annual Pumpkin Walk. For those seeking a spine-tingling experience, prepare yourself for the Marie Kerr Park Haunted House on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28.

As the calendar flips to November, join the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for its annual Dia De Los Muertos event on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Poncitlán Square. It's a heartwarming opportunity to celebrate this cherished holiday and pay tribute to dearly departed loved ones with the community.

These are just a taste of what's going on in Palmdale. Explore more exciting events!

Enjoy Outdoor Fun

Palmdale and the Antelope Valley remain fantastic outdoor destinations throughout the fall, offering plenty of fun activities.


Begin your journey on the Amargosa Creek Trail, a captivating two-mile path immersed in nature's beauty, where wildflowers sway, and native birds find refuge. For panoramic vistas, the Palmdale Hills Trail system extends across five miles, offering elevated views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Palmdale also boasts a waterside stroll along the California Aqueduct Trail, spanning nearly eight miles and showcasing remarkable valley views. Whether you prefer paved or unpaved paths, this trail invites you to enjoy jogging, cycling, and dog walking. 

Dirt Biking

In the Antelope Valley, dirt biking enthusiasts can dive into an exhilarating experience thanks to the region’s diverse terrain and picturesque landscapes. For those who prefer maintained terrain or the thrill of MX track-style riding, check out the Los Angeles County Raceway Motocross (LACR MX) right here in Palmdale.

Horseback Riding

Equestrian enthusiasts are in for a treat, with options like the Antelope Valley Desert Equestrian Center and Rainbow Ridge Ranch.

At the Antelope Valley Desert Equestrian Center, riders can experience the rugged beauty of the High Desert while enjoying guided trail rides through the picturesque landscape. Meanwhile, Rainbow Ridge Ranch offers a variety of riding experiences, from beginner-friendly lessons to more advanced trail rides, ensuring there's something for riders of all levels to enjoy. 

Go Holiday Shopping

Get ready for holiday shopping in Palmdale–it's never too early to start! Explore a variety of brand-name stores across our malls and plazas. Popular shopping attractions like the Antelope Valley Mall and Palmdale Marketplace are your one-stop destination for all your gifting needs. 

Enjoy Seasonal Treats

Indulge in fall flavors in Palmdale as local coffee and dessert shops whip up delightful autumn treats. 

Meechy's Cheesecakes is a must-visit, offering whole cheesecakes and slices infused with seasonal delights like pumpkin spice and caramel apple crunch, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings. 

But that's just the beginning–Palmdale's coffee shops come alive with a medley of eateries dishing out comforting fall favorites, from pumpkin-spiced lattes to hearty soups and savory pastries. 

Palmdale's got your fall fun covered, so go ahead and soak up the autumn spirit in the High Desert!