888 4 GAY NEWS or 888-442-9639

Palm Springs Pride is under way, here's your field guide for the weekend

Palm Springs Pride is Nov. 1 to Nov. 4.
Photo credit:
Palm Springs Pride

Many San Diegans are headed north to celebrate Pride in the desert. 

The 2018 edition of the Palm Springs Pride Festival will feature a new Central Downtown Location in the heart of Palm Springs in addition to entertainment on Arenas Rd. and official event experiences throughout the city.

Located at 230 Museum Way (directly across from the Palm Springs Art Museum in the future Downtown Palm Springs public park space and adjoining streets), the Pride Festival combines exhibitors, multiple entertainment venues, activities, sponsor pavilions, a food court, the Palm Springs Pride merchandise store, and beverage lounges for two days of fun and celebration in the name of equality.

Entrance to the Festival is free and open to the public. There are also some ticketed events throughout the weekend. 

We have put together an event lineup with times and locations. 

For further information about all events click HERE.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Gay Desert Guide presents “Dip Into Pride” (21+) Friday, November 2, 2018 (12:00 – 6:00 p.m.)

Hotel Zoso, 150 S Indian Canyon Dr.

Just steps from Arenas Road Featuring DJ Ray Rhodes, live performances, swimsuit and underwear models and a fun day in the sun before Pride gets underway.

Join Gay Desert Guide as we raise funds for Palm Springs Pride. Admission is just $15 advance; $20 day of the event. Day Beds and VIP Cabanas with Bottle Service available.

Elevate your Pride for an exclusive cannabis-themed product showcase focused on the ways we live our lives…morning, noon and night…and of course after-hours!

For further information about all events click HERE.

Spirit of Stonewall Street Party Friday, November 2 (6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)

US Bank Stage, on Arenas Rd. between Indian Canyon Dr. and S Calle Encilia. Weekend Kickoff! The outdoor street party is a free Pride event. Join us at the Celebrate that we feel alive, alive because we are different, because we are unique, free... happy.

Palm Springs is a city where we live life; a life full of the things and people that we love.

Our guest hosts Jesse St. John, Sarah Hudson & Ferras take the stage along with a host of artists with upbeat performances to get the weekend started.

Bring your friends and dance in the street to your own beat! US Bank Stage on Arenas Rd. between Indian Canyon Dr. and Calle Encilia, Palm Springs. www.pspride.org. Admission is free to the public, however, gate donations help keep Pride free for everyone to attend.

Emcees Jesse St. John, Sarah Hudson & Ferras 6:00 DJ Femme A 7:00 Miss Rusty Waters and the ladies of Risqué 7:55 DJ Paul Cowling 9:30 Rhyann Besco 9:50 DJ Ray Rhodes

For further information about all events click HERE.

Season Opener Musical Revue DOUBLE TIME

Friday, November 2 (6:00 p.m. reception, 7 pm – 8:30 pm performance) Saturday, November 3 (7 pm – 8:30 pm)

6:00 pm Shower of Stoles Project Temple Isaiah JCC, 332 West Alejo Road Palm Springs, CA Temple Isaiah's Lobby

For further information about all events click HERE.

2018 Interfaith Welcoming Pride Shabbat Service

Friday, November 2 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Bochner Sanctuary at Temple Isaiah Jewish Community Center, 332 West Alejo Road, Palm Springs

For further information about all events click HERE.

Pride Meet & Greet Party (21+) Runway/CCBC Resort Friday, November 2 (5:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.)

5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. – Runway Happy Hour Hors d'oeuvre and more! 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. – Karaoke at the Runway Come show us what you have! Midnight- 1:00 AM Runway Late Night Appetizers 10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. – CCBC Erotic After Hours Party

For further information about all events click HERE.

Trina Turk Pride Kick Off

Friday, November 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 891 N Palm Canyon Dr.

For further information about all events click HERE.

Kiehl’s Pride Celebration

Friday, November 2, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m Kiehl’s, 175 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

For further information about all events click HERE.

Saturday November 3, 2019

Palm Springs Front Runners & Walkers 5K Run and Walk

Saturday, November 3, 2018 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Race starts at 8:00 a.m. North Palm Canyon Dr. at West Chino Dr. (behind The Corridor Shops complex).

For further information about all events click HERE.

Two-Day Pride Festival Saturday, November 3, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Pride Festival Day 1 Downtown Palm Springs.

Free Event. Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4 (times vary by stage)

For further information about all events click HERE.

Official Palm Springs Pride Saturday Pool Party

Saturday, November 3 (10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) Runway - Dining, Drinking, and DRAG

For further information about all events click HERE.

Dyke March Picnic, Rally, March

Saturday, November 3 (12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Frances Stevens Park, 555 N Palm Canyon Dr.

For further information about all events click HERE.

GED Pride Pool Party

Saturday, November 3, 2018 7 12:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. V Palm Springs, 333 E Palm Canyon Dr,

For further information about all events click HERE.

Want To Get Married in Palm Springs?

Saturday, November 3, 2018 12:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.

For further information about all events click HERE.

L-Fund Women’s Pride Dance

Saturday, November 3 (7:00 p.m. to Midnight) Hotel Zoso, 150 S Indian Canyon Dr., in Palm Springs.

For further information about all events click HERE.

Arenas Rd. Block Party ’18 Presented by Blackbook Supported by Hunters Nightclubs, Chill Bar, Streetbar and GayMart.

Saturday, November 3 (6:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

For further information about all events click HERE.

ENCORE: A Celebration of American Idols

Saturday, November 3, 2018 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Zeldas Nightclub, 611 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

For further information about all events click HERE.

Double Time

Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Desert Ensemble Theatre Company

For further information about all events click HERE.

Sunday November 4, 2018

VIP Pre-Parade Breakfast

Sunday, November 4 (8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.) El Mirador Tower Building 1180 N Indian Canyon Dr # W120, Palm Springs, CA

For further information about all events click HERE.

EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge Champagne Brunch and Parade Party

November 4 (9:00 a.m.) 849 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA

For further information about all events click HERE.

Palm Springs Pride Parade

Sunday, November 4 (10:00 a.m.) Free Event. The colorful parade steps off in the Uptown Design District at Tachevah and Palm Canyon Dr. and travels south through downtown ending at the entrance to the Pride Festival at Museum Way.

For further information about all events click HERE.

Transgender Pride and March 10 Presented by Transgender Community Coalition

Sunday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

For further information about all events click HERE.

Want To Get Married in Palm Springs?

Sunday, November 4, 2018 12:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. Various pop-up locations

For further information about all events click HERE.

Lesbo Expo Launch Party

Sunday, November 4, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Azul Palm Springs 369 N. Palm Canyon.

For further information about all events click HERE.

About Greater Palm Springs Pride 

Greater Palm Springs Pride is a nonprofit community enhancement organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to promote the history, 11 diversity and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBT community.

Palm Springs Pride has been a tireless advocate for equality and diversity since the first Coachella Valley Pride event was held in 1986. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization brings together the skills, talents and vision of our diverse community through its programs which include the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, Pride Honors Awards, OUT PSP a food and drink event, the Pride Parade, Pride Festival, and the downtown Arenas Rd. Block Party.