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Check out the Palm Springs Pride Week schedule of events

Check out the Palm Springs Pride Week schedule of events

Third Eye Blind, Jody Watley, A Flock of Seagulls, The Robyn Party, Shannon, and Jeanie Tracy top the 35th annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival.

The Festival will celebrate and embrace the region's diverse LGBTQ community as part of Pride week November 1-7 in downtown Palm Springs on Arenas Rd. and Palm Canyon Drive. The annual worldwide Pride theme is You Are Included.

Gather your friends together and let’s celebrate our fearlessly authentic lives. Embrace diversity and advance the cause of individual freedom for all. Official Pride events offer something for everyone. Join in. Come out of the closet, and be proud! A portion of proceeds from all official Pride events help keep Palm Springs Pride free for all to attend. We encourage you to support these official events. Unlike out of town promoters, official Pride events support our community and our local non-profit Pride organization.

Monday, Nov. 1

George Zander Hate Crime Vigil and March

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

New Downtown Park, Museum Way and Museum Dr, Palm Springs 

Join us to reflect, remember, and stand up against hate violence around the world. We will honor the memories of all victims of hate crimes and remember George Zander on the sixth anniversary of the day he and Chris Zander were attacked in downtown Palm Springs. George died on Dec. 10, 2015. Help carry forward the social justice efforts that defined his life. The LGBTQ community must remain determined to change hate, intolerance, and ignorance into love and acceptance. The vigil will begin at the downtown park stage and features a rally and march through the heart of Palm Springs. We must never forget. Join us as we speak out against hate.  

Presented by: Altura Credit Union, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, DAP Health

Price: Free. 

Nov. 2- Nov. 7 
Various Times 
Light Up The Night 
Presented by Alaska Airlines 
Supported by Vacaya, Gay Desert Guide, KGAY
 
Participate in Light Up the Night and decorate your home or business with pink or rainbow lights, to foster a spirit of community and solidarity and affirm your support for LGBTQ equality, equity, and diversity. 

The second Annual Alaska Airlines Light Up the Night will engage thousands of private home-based light-ups across the valley to take part in a virtual lighting ceremony. Prizes awarded for the best light displays include round-trip coach air travel certificates courtesy of Alaska Airlines and cruise vacation by Vacaya. 

How you choose to decorate your Light Up the Night entry is limited only by your imagination. Create a glowing display to celebrate all-inclusive love and break down barriers of discrimination and hate.  

The best display of lights - in pink or rainbow - could win a Caribbean Cruise for two courtesy of VACAYA LGBT+ Vacations and air travel for two on Alaska Airlines. Deck out your abode with Pride pink or rainbow lights, take a photo of your display, post it on Facebook or Instagram using hashtags #ILoveGayPalmSprings and #LightUptheNight.
 
Price: Free
 
Wednesday, Nov. 3 
6:00 p.m. Pre-Screening Reception In The VIP Lounge
7:00 p.m. Film Screening (Theatre One) 
 
Pride Movie Night 
Presented by Nissan Historic Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
psculturalcenter.org/pscc 

Greater Palm Springs Pride: "An Evening of Shorts: Something For Everyone"A Joint Fundraiser for Palm Springs PRIDE and the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

From Unicorns to Gays Without Cages this movie night presented by Nissan for Pride Week has the makings for a really fun night. Nine curated shorts are included in the 114 minutes program + 15 min. Intermission.

Tickets: Suggested Donation: $10

Thursday, Nov. 4-Sunday, Nov. 7 
Various times 
Exhibition - Sharing Our Desert's LGBTQ+ History 
The Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 100 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs 
facebook.com/104118687878941 
 
LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert presents its inaugural exhibition of history of the Greater Palm Springs area that made it a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community. 
 
Exhibit hours Nov. 4 6:00-8:00 p.m., Nov. 5 & 6 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Nov. 7 Noon-5:30 p.m. 
 
Price: Free.
 
Friday, Nov. 5 
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 
Palm Springs’ Coming Out Celebration. “A Night of Stars”
Presented by Southwest Airlines 
Palm Canyon Dr between Amado and Tahquitz, Palm Springs
 
Join Stars that love the desert and embrace the spirit, gratitude, and a profound sense of community at the Palm Springs Coming Out Celebration & VIP pre-event cocktail reception. 
 
The evening hosted by Jason Stuart and Bella da Ball will feature special appearances by SAG-AFTRA members who call Palm Springs home, and performances by our favorite ladies of dance, Grammy ® award winner Jody Watley, (Looking For A New Love), International Queen of Dance Shannon (Let the Music Play) and legendary club diva Jeanie Tracy (Don’t Leave Me This Way, I’m Your Jeanie, Cha Cha Heels). Keep the dancing going and enjoy the Los Angeles DJ duo The Perry Twins. 
 
This free community event will kick off Pride Weekend in Palm Springs. A fundraising VIP pre-event cocktail reception is presented by Southwest Airlines and supported by US Bank and Hyatt Palm Springs.  Benefiting the 501c(3) Palm Springs Pride organization, tickets are available online for $45 and include a hosted bar from Effen Vodka, Makers Mark, and Sipsmith. Tickets at https://www.universe.com/comingout. 
 
Friday, Nov. 5
JodyWatley
8:00 p.m.
Effen Vodka Main Stage.
 
Festival Headliner
Jody Watley – Grammy® Award winner and R&B dance artist will headline the Palm Springs Pride Coming Out Celebration.
 
She’s “Still A Thrill.” One of the top female artists of all time, Jody started out as part of the girl group Shalamar, She went on to create her own style and image laying down “really funky, hard, dance tracks” with her first solo album and winning “Best New Artist” Grammy award in 1988, three Soul Train Awards and many other nominations. Her R&B, jazz, dance, and pop style is a crowd-pleaser, making her an icon for her groundbreaking achievements and influence. Get ready, because Jody’s gonna show us some “Real Love.” We’re excited for this music legend to headline the Effen Vodka Main Stage, closing the 35th Annual Palm Springs Pride as she bids everyone, “Hasta la vista, baby!”
 
Friday, Nov. 5
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 
Global Rainbow Art Installation 
Presented by Lighthouse Dispensary Palm Springs & Coachella 
On Palm Canyon Dr between Amado and Tahquitz, Palm Springs 
 
American artist Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow, a laser light sculpture, will kick off celebrations of the 35th Anniversary of Pride in Palm Springs. The large-scale public art light installation aims to celebrate our diverse communities and symbolize hope and peace, beams seven rays of laser light representing the spectrum of the seven colors of a rainbow. The same colors are found in the Gilbert Baker rainbow flag, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The exhibition’s west coast premiere will run two consecutive nights, beginning November 5, 2021.
 
The artwork will utilize specially designed lasers to project a large-scale abstraction of a natural rainbow. Originating from high above Palm Canyon Dr at Amado Rd, the seven parallel beams of laser light will hover above Palm Canyon Dr as far as the eye can see until they finally diminish to a colorful glow over South Palm Canyon. 
 
Price: Free.
 
Friday, Nov. 5 
6:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 
Arenas District Pride Weekend Kick Off 
Arenas Road between Indian Canyon Drive and Calle Encilia, Palm Springs
 
Join us at the Arenas Stage, hosted by CHANNEL Q, in the Arenas District to celebrate all weekend. The party starts with high-energy DJ spinning and dancing in the streets. Arenas is your spot for house and dance music in the street all weekend. 
 
The Robyn Party - This Party is Killing You! The original and longest-running tribute dance party to the Swedish pop icon, Robyn.  The DJ and Party trio ADVENTURE[s] include Russ Marshalek, Marley Magaziner, and Christopher Choyce. 

Click Here For a complete list of performance times. 

Price: Free. Donations requested through gateless tickets. Every ticket you buy makes Pride accessible to someone else.
 
Friday, Nov. 5 
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Welcoming Pride Shabbat Service 
In-person: United Methodist Church, 1555 East Alejo Road, Palm Springs 
 
People of all-faith communities and no-faith communities are invited to join the Pride Welcoming Shabbat Service. This pluralistic service, with a core of Jewish liturgy, includes song, prayer, and meditation, as well as ancient and contemporary readings, led by representatives of our diverse community faith groups.
 
Price: Free. 
 
Presented BY: Or Hamidbar PS, United Methodist Church of Palm Springs,
Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC, Hope Palm Springs, and Saint Gilles Catholic Community, St Theresa of the Child Jesus Church
St Margaret's Episcopal Church, The Church of St. Paul in the Desert, and Palm Springs Pride. 
 
Saturday, Nov. 6 
8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 
Palm Springs Pride Golf Tournament
Desert Willow - Firecliff Course, 38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert 
 
The Palm Springs Pride Golf Tournament, presented by the Stonewall Golfers, will be a mixed-gender four-person scramble with assigned teams. The entry fee includes 18 holes of championship golf, lunch prizes, and a contribution to Palm Springs Pride. 
 
Price: $225 for Stonewall Members and $250 for guests.  
 
Saturday, Nov. 6 
8:00 a.m. 
Palm Springs Pride 5K Run and Walk 2021_Pride_5k_Logo-01
In-person and virtual event  
West Chino Drive and Belardo Road 
 
The out-and-back course is on paved streets with an elevation change of just 117 feet and winds through a former citrus grove that was later home to such celebrities as Liberace, Mary Martin, Alan Ladd, William Powell, George Randolph Hearst, Kirk Douglas, Lily Tomlin, and more. Proceeds from the 2021 Palm Springs Pride Run and Walk 5K will be donated to the LGBT Community Center of the Desert and The Transgender Health and Wellness Center. 
 
Price: $35 before Nov. 3; $40 after Nov. 4. (Same-day registration not available) Total participants for the in-person run and walk will be limited so please register early.
 
Saturday, Nov. 6
11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Pride Festival
Downtown Palm Springs 
 
A street fair, a music festival of diverse artists, and a gathering place, the Pride festival is a celebration of all that is LGBTQ in Palm Springs. 
 
Sip, sashay, and celebrate in several downtown Palm Springs open-air event venues! 
 
Festival features include: 
- Art of Pride exhibit of work by LGBTQ artists.
- The Alaska Airlines Altitude Lounge for non-stop DJs and dancing in our block-long outdoor beverage lounge. 
- Arenas Rd, the Gayborhood of Palm Springs, will showcase DJ sets all weekend on the Arenas stage hosted by CHANNEL Q.
- Food, dancing and plenty of beverages await you and your friends. 
- The Effen Vodka Main Stage on Palm Canyon Dr. 
- The Park Stage presented by DAP Health in the new downtown park.
 
 
Saturday, Nov. 6
11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
 
Sunday, Nov. 7
11:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Art of Pride
In the new Downtown Park
 
The Palm Springs Pride Art of Pride celebrates work by the Coachella Valley’s vibrant community of LGBTQ artists.
This live, in-person, on-site exhibition of the works of LGBTQ artists can be seen at the Pride Festival on Nov 6 and 7.  From paintings, glass, ceramics, photography, and more, the Festival showcases a variety of mediums and artwork styles for avid collectors and festivalgoers to browse and purchase directly from the artists.
 
This is a free event hosted by Art of Pride at Palm Springs Pride.
 
Saturday, Nov. 6 
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Children’s Headquarters (CHQ)childrens garden Vanessa (22)
On Market Street between Museum Way and Andreas Rd, Palm Springs 
 
Families are invited to join for arts, crafts, and games. Hosted by Palm Springs Pride, CHQ is a playful place for infants to pre-teens and accompanying adults. Complimentary snacks, drinks, a nap area, restroom, and diaper-changing station are provided to festival-going families. Parents are required to stay in the play area with their children. 
Price: Free. 
 
Saturday, Nov. 6
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Interfaith Social Justice Slam!
Palm Springs Pride Effen Vodka Main Stage
 
St Margaret's is co-producing — with The Church of St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs. A “slam” combines elements of performance, writing, singing, and audience participation as a way of conveying messages that are accessible. "This is art, literature and timely issues all put together with high energy, passion and style.” said Ellie Millam, one of the organizers.
 
Scheduled to appear:
—Drummers from Indio High School kick off the performance at 10:45 am
—Peace and Justice chorus sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with new lyrics
—Eric Law, Episcopal priest, singer, and social activist performs his original song, “Out of The Closet”
—Mike Shear, Bloom in the Desert (United Church of Christ) performs the poem, “Out of the Morning”
—Marlynn May, Prayer from the 2021 World Parliament of Religions
—Finale, singalong “We Are Family”
 
Price: Free.
 
Saturday, Nov. 6 
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
LGBTQ Servicemember Wreath Laying Ceremony 
Palm Canyon Dr at Tahquitz, Palm Springs 
 
A pre-Veterans Day Ceremony with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor LGBTQ servicemembers and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. 
The wreath-laying ceremony takes place on the Pride Festival main stage. Participating organizations include American Legion Color guard post 519, Palm Springs DAV local chapter 66, AMVETS, and Veterans for Peace. 
 
Price: Free. 
 
Saturday, Nov. 6 
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 
Skater Girlz Jam
Palm Springs Skate Park
405 S Pavilion Way 
 
Celebrate Pride outdoors at a non-competitive sporting event. Lesbo Expo Presents a woman, LGBTQIA+, skateboarding event. Ticket includes after-party with the skaters. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for ticket holders and walk-up cash ticket sales (if not sold out). This event is inclusive of all girlz.  Skaters will demonstrate their best tricks and vie for prizes.
 
Price: $15.
 
Saturday, Nov. 6 
6:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 
Arenas Road Gayborhood Block Party 
Arenas Road between Indian Canyon Drive and Calle Encilia, Palm Springs
 
This block party is a signature event focused on the heart of the Palm Springs gayborhood … a celebration of Pride as well as the symbolic embrace of Arenas Road. Favorite LGBTQ bars and local businesses will be packed to the rafters and spilling out onto the streets for the biggest free LGBTQ street party in Palm Springs. The streets will be packed with Pride revelers, dancers and an open-air beverage lounge. The block party invites residents and visitors to discover (and rediscover) all that Arenas Road has to offer. 
 
DJ Ernesto 12:00-2:00 PM
DJ Alex D 2:00-5:00 PM
DJ Michael Carerra 5:00-6:30 PM
DJ Matthew Pernicano from Lethal Amounts 6:30-8:30 PM
DJ Lisa Pittman 8:30-11:30 PM
 
Price: Free. 
 
Saturday, Nov. 6
8:30 p.m.
 
Festival Headliner: Third Eye Blind
 
Alternative rock band Third Eye Blind headlines the Festival and sets the stage for an unprecedented and diverse group of LGBTQ and allied performers in the Palm Springs Pride lineup. Third Eye Blind will play a 60-minute set on the Pride Main Stage.
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Donations requested through gateless tickets. Every ticket you buy makes Pride accessible to someone else.
 
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
Drag Brunch
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
PS Drag Brunch Pride Edition 
Roly China Fusion, 1107 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs 
 
Palm Springs HOTTEST drag show PS Drag Brunch hosts the most fabulous Pride Edition event!  
  
Enjoy boys in bikinis, unforgettable dim sum, premium balcony views at the Pride Parade step-off point, including a top-tier drag show hosted by resident leading lady- Rosemary Galore.  
  
This one of a kind even has three ticket levels to choose from, Diva/VIP, Mean Girls Lounge, and of course - the Basic Bitches.  Join us for the most fun Pride has to offer.  
 
Price: $75 - $150. 
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 849 nrunch 2021
Eight4Nine Bottomless Champagne Brunch and Parade Viewing Party 
Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, 849 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 
eight4nine.com 
 
For the fifth year, Eight4Nine will offer a Pride bottomless champagne and mimosas three-course Pride brunch menu.  This is a great way to eat and drink well while enjoying the Parade. Eight4Nine will donate 25 percent of the sales from the Pride brunch menu to Greater Palm Springs Pride to help keep Pride free and accessible for everyone. Enjoy viewing the parade from the patio or lounge. 
Price: $46 per person plus tax and gratuity. 
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Trio Pride Parade Party 
Trio Restaurant, 707 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 
triopalmsprings.com 
760.864.Trio (8746)
 
Trio is the perfect spot for watching the parade from our big top and patio. Bring your friends, enjoy cocktails and a delicious brunch while watching the Pride parade. The brunch benefits our local Pride organization. 
Price: Varies
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
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North Palm Canyon Drive to Amado Road, Palm Springs 
pspride.org 
 
Known for its crystal-clear blue skies and year-round sunshine, the city of Palm Springs comes alive during the annual Pride celebration. Thousands of spectators will gather along palm tree-lined streets to cheer on and support local organizations, activists, and themed floats that pass down historic Palm Canyon Drive. The parade is scheduled to last two and a half hours. Enjoy emcee commentary as parade contingents pass by official reviewing stands: 
The Parade Stage, located at Granvia Valmonte and N. Palm Canyon Dr., is hosted by nationally syndicated radio show personality Alexander Rodriguez, Southern California Diva and comedienne extraordinaire, Miss Rusty Waters and Jack Dyer, Mr. Toolshed Leather 2020, and former Porn Bear Daddy.
Broadcast Reviewing Stand is located near Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge at 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Host and Emcee Nicholas Snow.
The Deaf Pride reviewing stand is North of Amado at N. Palm Canyon Dr. and features Sign Language Interpretation. Seating is available for the Deaf community on a first-come-first-served basis.
Price: Free.
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 
Pride Festival 
Downtown Palm Springs
pspride.org
A street fair, a music festival of diverse artists, and a gathering place, the Pride festival is a celebration of all that is LGBTQ in Palm Springs. Sip, sashay, and celebrate in several downtown Palm Springs open-air event venues!
 
A Flock of Seagulls - Grammy® award winner, A Flock of Seagulls, led by 80s legend Mike Score, will take you on a stroll back in time and relive those awesome 80s radio and MTV video hits "I Ran (so far away)," "A Space Age Love Song," "The More You Live, The More You Love," and " Wishing (if I had a photograph of you). Sunday, Nov 7 at 4:30 p.m. Effen Vodka Main Stage. 
 
Festival features include: 
Art of Pride exhibit of work by LGBTQ artists. 
The Alaska Airlines Altitude Lounge for non-stop DJs and dancing in our block-long outdoor beverage lounge. Lounge for non-stop DJs and dancing in our block-long outdoor bar. 
Arenas Rd, the Gayborhood of Palm Springs, will showcase DJ sets all weekend on the Arenas stage hosted by Channel Q.
Food, dancing and plenty of beverages await you and your friends. 
The Effen Vodka Main Stage on Palm Canyon Dr. 
The Park Stage presented by DAP Health in the new downtown park. 
Price: Free.
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Youth Zone_7458
Youth Zone presented by T-Mobile 
On Market Street between Museum Way and Andreas Rd, Palm Spring 
pspride.org
 
The Youth Zone is the hub for LGBTQ youth between ages 14 and 21 and their allies at Pride. The Youth Zone features continuous entertainment and activities, free food and drink, games, dancing, DJ Eric Ornelis, karaoke, seating, contests, games, youth-only confidential testing, drag and makeup fun, great conversation, creative expression, chalk drawing, shade from the sun, toilets and a washing station, and safe sex information.  The Youth Zone is presented by T-Mobile and hosted by Safe Schools Desert Cities.  
Price:Free.​
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Children’s Headquarters (CHQ) 
On Market Street between Museum Way and Andreas Rd, Palm Springs 
pspride.org 
 
Families are invited to join for arts, crafts and games. Hosted by Palm Springs Pride, CHQ is a playful place for infants to pre-teens and accompanying adults. Complimentary snacks, drinks, a nap area, restroom, and diaper-changing station are provided to festival-going families. Parents are required to stay in the play area with their children. 
Price: Free. 
 
Sunday, Nov. 7 
2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 
Skater Girlz After Parade Party 
Albi Palm Springs, 369 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs 
Facebook.com/pslexpopresents 
 
A queer, lesbian and trans women's community awaits to welcome all for a Parade after Party featuring Emcee and comedian Mina Hartong and Rock n Roller Jennifer Corday. Live entertainment, dancing, and awards presentation to celebrate and honor women who have given their talents to sports in the community. Limited seating.  No host bar and food will be available. 
Price: $15.
 
Do you know we ask for donations through our gateless tickets to help cover costs and keep PS Pride free for all to attend? Every gateless ticket you purchase makes Pride accessible to someone else.