Palm Springs Pride 2022

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Live your truth. Gather your friends together, and let’s celebrate our fearlessly authentic lives. Embrace diversity and advance the cause of individual freedom for all. We say GAY in Palm Springs. Your place is here with us.

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Pride Honors Awards 2022

Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival

Portions of Palm Canyon Drive and Arenas Road will be closed to traffic and transformed into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly Pride Festival unique to Southern California.  This is a free festival. Entertainment stages will be on Areas Road, the new downtown park, on Tahquitz Way and Palm Canyon Drive. There will be over 150 exhibitors, food trucks, fair food, and beverage stations.

Areas Road Block Party is the free block party to kick of pride weekend. The party starts with high-energy DJs spinning and dancing in the streets. The Arenas District is your spot for home and dance music all weekend. Located between Indian Canyon Dr. and S. Calle Encilia on Arenas Rd. in downtown Palm Springs.

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Live Entertainment at Truly Vodka Main Stage

Nov. 4, 6 – 11 pm

Glass Battles, 6:45 pm

Lucy & La Mer, 7:15 pm

Tolliver, 8:15 pm

Polartropica, 9 pm

Nov. 5, 11 am – 10 pm

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, 3 pm

Sheena Wolf, 4 pm

Z LaLa, 5 pm

Betty, 6 pm

Tanzer, 7 pm

Headliner Todrick Hall, 8 pm

Nov. 6, 11 am – 5:30 pm

Onicks, 1:50 pm

Jake Zyrus, 3:15 pm

Pussy Riot, 4 pm

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Boozhounds pride events

Come celebrate Palm Springs Pride at any and all of Boozehounds weekend events. Dogs, Drag and DJ’s. Booze, and Boylesque. It’s a weekend not to be missed. Come Drink. Come Party. Come Celebrate.

Tom’s of Finland Weekend

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Pack up for a Palm Springs Pride lark where you’ll be in iconic company. Our friends — the legendary queer art advocates and leather daddies of Tom of Finland Foundation — are teaming up with us to bring you TOM’s Weekend at Ace Hotel & Swim Club.

Tom of Finland Store’s poolside pop-up begins Friday, Nov 4 at the Clubhouse. The shop will showcase their limited-edition line of Tom of Finland fun, plus a collection of art from the foundation’s orbit and some coveted past collabs from their universe — including Honey Fucking Dijon, JW Anderson, Happy Hour Skateboards and more.

Friday’s festivities launch with San Francisco-based hyper-pop party FAKE and GAY setting the mood with afternoon poolside sets from DJs Adam Kraft, Casey MQ, Saturn and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su .

Once the sun dips below the San Jacintos, head to TOM’s Lounge at the Amigo Room for radical rave rhythms from LA’s favorite house collective TUNNEL with sound selection by DJs Oza, Palma, and Sevyn. TOM’s Lounge will feature a menu of cocktails curated for Pride, and $1 of every drink sold goes right to Tom of Finland Foundation. Drink your part, uphold the legacy of queer art.

Desert Heat Pool Party

Mega Pride Pool Party at Margaritaville

Pride: “Say Gay!” T-Party & T-Dance

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Friday, November 4
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Opening Tea Reception
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. T-Party,  4:00 – 7:00 p.m. T-Dance

Picking up on the City of Palm Springs’ Pride theme of Say Gay! in response to the ongoing attacks on the LGBTQ+ community across the United States, the museum will feature a roundtable of local notables including Mayor Lisa Middleton,  Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins, and Monique “Fauxnique” Jenkinson. Moderated by former PS Mayor Ron Oden.

The tea will then be followed by a T-dance upstairs in one of our main galleries. DJs Gracy D & TKeys and Sxclsv will be joined by drag performers Luxury Liaison, Miss Bee Hivin, Joella Perry, and Sahara Woodz

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“Male Aesthetic” International Dance Festival

Nov. 5

3 pm Matinee
6 pm Reception
6:45 pm Evening Performance

This performance will be featuring multiple and diversified dance genres that pay homage to current male choreographers and dancers from around the world in an evening of Concert Dance.

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Palm Springs Pride Parade

Nov. 6, 10 am

The colorful parade steps off in the Uptown Design District at Tachevah and Palm Canyon Drive and travels south through downtown ending at the entrance to the Pride Festival at Amado.

Known for its crystal 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 and support local organizations, activists, and themed floats along historic Palm Canyon Dr. The parade is expected to last two hours.

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Broadway in Drag

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It’s not only a night of theatrical entertainment, talent, and big hair, but YOU help determine who will take home the crown – as every patron has voting privileges to name the Best in DRAG!  Come delight in a beautiful bevy of Drag contestants in this lavish production that revels in the glitz and glamour of Broadway.  Get Tickets

Pride on the Page Book Festival

Pride on the Page Book Festival

Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress Sharon Gless in conversation with actor Peter Paige, her former co-star on Queer As Folk. She will discuss her book “Apparently There Were Complaints”, her life, and her career. Get Tickets  This will take place in the historic Plaza Theater.

The Pride on Page Book Festival will have over 40 LGBTQ+ authors and is a free series of author panels and book signings. Pannel discussions are held from 10am – 4pm at the Plaza Theatre.

Palm Springs Pride Run & Walk

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Begins at 200 W. Chino Drive, just by Koffi North Palm Springs behind the Corridor Shops. 8-10 am. The 3.1-mile out and back course winds through Old Las Palmas, a former citrus grove and once home to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers in various age categories. There is no same day registration, so register early.

Art of Pride

Nov. 5 & 6, 11am – 5pm

The Palm Springs Pride Art of Pride celebrates work by the Coachella Valley’s vibrant community of LGBTQ artists. From paintings, glass, ceramics, photography, and more, the Festival showcases various mediums and artwork styles for avid collectors and festivalgoers to browse and purchase directly from the artists. Located at Palm Canyon Drive & Arenas Rd. This is a free event.

Lez in Wonderland Palm Springs Pride

This is Palm Springs Pride’s premier queer women’s pool party. Live Performances, special Guests, champagne blasters, giveaways, good vendors, pool games, and much more. Get Tickets

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Telling their Stories – Celebrating their Legacy

Nov. 3 – 6

This second major exhibition of the LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert tells the stories of local LGBT organizations, businesses, and events celebrating major anniversaries this year. This is a free event located at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive at the Welwood Murray Library.

LGBTQ+ History & Archives

Jose Sarria Exhibit

A special exhibit will be on display at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in the main room during the hours the Library is open.  José Sarria was a Latino American drag performer and political activist in San Francisco. Sarria helped found a number of LGBTQ social-political organizations, including the League for Civil Education (1960; later the Society for Individual Rights) and the Tavern Guild of San Francisco (1962).

He was the first openly gay person to run for public office in the United States. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1961. His campaign drew attention to the potential political strength of the gay community. His activism paved the way for later successful campaigns by openly gay candidates such as Harvey Milk, who was elected to the Board of Supervisors 16 years after Sarria’s bid.

In 1965 Sarria founded the Imperial Court of San Francisco, an association of charitable organizations that raises money primarily for gay causes.

Children’s Garden at the Festival

Nov. 5, 11am – 5pm

Nov. 6, 11am – 4pm

The Children’s Garden is a getaway for children to have fun, play games, and enjoy some crafts. It’s on Market Street between Museum Way and Andreas Road.  It will include complimentary snacks and cool drinks, a nap area, and a diaper-changing station.

Youth Zone at the Festival

Nov. 5 & 6, 11am – 5pm

This is a free event open to youth age 14 to 21.  It’s located on Market Street between Museum Way and Andreas Rd.

Pride Youth Zone is a safe space for queer youth to hang out and meet others within the Pride Festival. It features continuous entertainment and activities, free food and drink, games, dancing, seating, contests, games, youth-only confidential testing, great conversation, creative expression, chalk drawing, shade from the sun, and a washing station.

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