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From Festivals to 5Ks, Come Celebrate Greater Palm Springs Pride

Written by: Ashley Cramer 
Photography Provided By: Greater Palm Springs Pride Events

The weather is cooling down just in time for one of fall’s hottest events—Greater Palm Springs Pride. From its humble beginnings in 1986 (when it was known as Sizzle) as a variety show featuring local entertainers, Pride has grown into a jam-packed, weekend-long celebration that draws more than 125,000 people. We’ve rounded up a few can’t-miss events for you to show your pride.

 

1 | Rainbow Flag Unfurling Palm Springs Pride Events

When: Oct. 31, 10-10:30 a.m. 

Kick off your Pride celebration at the unfurling of the 30-foot rainbow flag on the Stereos Tower at Desert Regional Medical Center. The colors of the rainbow fly on this Palm Springs landmark throughout Pride weekend as a reminder that everyone is supported, embraced and welcomed in Greater Palm Springs.   

Native Knowledge: The Palm Springs Pride rainbow flag is the biggest flag in the city of Palm Springs.

Rainbow Flag Unfurling
El Mirador Tower Building
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 

 

2 | Palm Springs Pride Run & Walk 5K Palm Springs Pride Events

When: Nov. 1, 8 a.m.

Lace up your sneakers, and start your day with a 5K! Run or walk through the beautiful and historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood, which has been home to celebrities like Liberace, Mary Martin, Alan Ladd, George Randolph Hearst, Kirk Douglas, Lily Tomlin and more. The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and Safe Schools Desert Cities receive earnings from this event. 

Palm Springs Pride Run & Walk 5K
200 E Arenas Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262

 

3 | The Art of Pride Palm Springs Pride Events

When: Nov. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

On Friday night, the Palm Springs Art Museum will debut a brand-new official Pride event called The Art of Pride 2019. All three levels of the museum and both outdoor patios will be open with DJs playing throughout the building. A special exhibit, Touching History: Stonewall 50, features an intergenerational group of artists’ work in photography and collage. Oh, did we mention there’s an open bar? 

The Art of Pride
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
760.322.4800

 

4 | Trina Turk Pride Kickoff  Palm Springs Pride Events

When: Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sip and shop to benefit Palm Springs Pride at Trina Turk and Mr. Turk. Celebrity hosts Brandon Liberati and Craig Ramsay invite you to spend Friday night with them, enjoying drinks by Jardesca while shopping the latest collections. Don’t forget to enter the drawing for a $500 shopping spree! The event is free, but please RSVP at palmsprings@trinaturk.com

Trina Turk Pride Kickoff 
Trina Turk
891 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.416.2856

 

5 | Pride Dance Outdoor Street Party

When: Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. 

Dance the night away at KGAY “Pride of the Valley” stage, presented by Gay Desert Guide. The outdoor party will get the weekend started with upbeat DJs and dancing in the street. Catch DJ Eric Ornelas from 6-8 p.m., followed by Ray Rhodes from 8-10 p.m. 

Pride Dance Outdoor Street Party
Downtown Palm Springs
Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Dr

 

6 | Pride Festival 

When: Nov. 1-3

Palm Springs Pride hosts a weekend-long festival with singers, DJs, dancers, musicians, activists, food vendors and beverage gardens in Downtown Palm Springs. An annual favorite is the Pride Parade, which steps off on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. and travels down Palm Canyon Drive from Tacheva Drive to Amado Road. The Pride Festival is free; however, donations are accepted to keep it free for years to come. 

Native Knowledge: Rideshare to the Pride Festival to avoid parking hassles. 

Pride Festival 
Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA 92262

 

7 | Palm Springs Pride Golf Tournament

When: Nov. 2, 8 a.m. 

If a day on the links is more your style, tee up to benefit Palm Springs Pride at the fourth annual Pride Golf Tournament. The four-person scramble, presented by the Stonewall Golfers, takes place at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Palm Desert with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. 

Palm Springs Pride Golf Tournament
Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club
9002 Shadow Ridge Rd
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.674.2700

8 | Love Boat Pool Party

When: Nov. 2, noon-5 p.m.

Take a trip on the Love Boat at GED Magazine’s second annual Palm Springs Pride Pool Party at the V Palm Springs. “Love Boat” features big-name DJs, drag queens, go-go dancers, raffle prizes and giveaways. Poolside VIP cabanas are also available with bottle service and a VIP swag bag. 

Love Boat Pool Party
V Palm Springs
333 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.1211

 

9 | Truly Presents the Hyatt Palm Springs Official Pride After Party

When: Nov. 3, noon-3 p.m.

After the party is the after-party! Head to the Hyatt Palm Springs’ HooDoo Restaurant and Bar, where the Pride festivities continue long after the parade ends. Truly’s Official Pride Parade After Party features food and drink specials, DJs, a live drag show and prize giveaways.

Truly’s Official Pride After Party
Hyatt Palm Springs
285 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.9000