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Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours | October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The annual HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tours is a one-of-a-kind experience for art lovers and art buyers to create a free customized self-guided tour of artist studios across the Morongo Basin communities: Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, Rimrock, Flamingo Heights, Landers, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Wonder Valley.

Over three weekends October 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, with studios open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm visitors can experience the workplaces, lifestyles, and desert settings of artists who’ve been drawn to the area and made homes here over the last 50 years. The HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tours allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of the high desert, immerse themselves in its creative community and the opportunity to acquire art directly from local artists and makers. With the influx of many new artists to the high desert, this year promises a wide diversity of mediums, styles and prices. The event is free and open to everyone!

To learn more about the Art Tours, visit their website.

Experience Joshua Tree National Park on the last Fee-Free Day of 2022! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. The last Fee-Free Day of 2022 will be on Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

National parks are America’s best idea, and more than 400 parks are available to everyone daily. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. Free or discounted passes are also available for senior citizens, current military members, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.

Desert Run is a 4-wheel drive course between 20-25 miles long with five game-playing stations. You will encounter some rocks, sandy washes, hills, and some extreme areas for the hardcore enthusiast. If you don’t feel comfortable with an obstacle, they will direct you to the easy way around. Desert Run is held at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley, CA. This event will have plenty of family fun and a course sure to please everyone. Last year, Morongo Basin Search and Rescue (MBSAR) gave away over $10,000 in prizes!

The actual “Run” this year is on Saturday, October 1, but MBSAR members will be preparing for this popular event weeks in advance. They have the whole weekend planned for your enjoyment!

This is the 42nd Annual Desert Run, and it looks to be the best “Run” ever!

This is a family event, not a race, and all types of 4-wheel drive vehicles / ATVs / UTVs /  Dirt Bikes / “Buggies” & “Rat Rods” are encouraged to show up to participate. The event takes place on and around the famous Means Dry Lake off Hwy 247 in the BLM Johnson Valley OHV Area. Just think “King of the Hammers” but on a small, friendly, and local level. So pack up for an off-road camping weekend and join in the fun!

For more information on the 42nd Annual Desert Run, visit their website.

Climb Smart takes place inside Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP), offering education, stewardship, and connection to the climbing community. As in years past, the weekend activities will all take place at the Indian Cove Campground and Amphitheater.

During the weekend, you will experience:

Friends of Joshua Tree is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historical tradition of climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. Friends of Joshua Tree advocates, communicates, and encourages ethical and environmentally sound climbing practices. We work to educate park management and visitors on climbing and climbing-related issues.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit the Friends of Joshua Tree’s website.

Joshua Tree Music Festival October 2022 LineupThe 17th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival is happening October 6-9, 2022!

Immerse yourself for 4 days and 4 nights in the magical Mojave. Supreme live music experiences to feed the body, mind and soul. Deep dive workshops to uplift and inspire. Random acts of mindfulness inviting you to interact and connect. Spontaneous eruptions of gratitude. The most wonderful community of music-loving funsters.

This October we’re thrilled to return towards our traditional programming and regular capacity. Attendees can expect:

-More music! We have 28 sets of phenomenal live music lined up for you!
-Music all day starting from 10AM on the Cafe Stage, then alternating between Indian Cove and Boogaloo stages so you don’t have to miss a thing.
-A robust schedule of yoga and workshops.
-Single Day tickets are available to all (but we highly recommend joining us for the full 4 days)

Founded in 2003, the Joshua Tree Music Festival takes place every May and October at the gateway to the world-renowned Joshua Tree National Park. The four-day festivals are immersive, inclusive, and inspiring experiences catering to music loving funsters and families with a sense of adventure. Family and friends come together with passion, purpose and a mission to foster social interaction on a deep level, and to create positive, life-changing moments.

For lineup, info & tickets go to


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