President of Palm Springs Pride Shares His Favorite Hangouts

Show Your Pride in Palm Springs

Name: Ron deHarte Palm Springs

Job Title: President and CEO of Palm Springs Pride
Resident of: Palm Springs
Local Living: 11 years

EXP 12/15


Uptown Feel

Photography Provided By: John Paschal

The uptown setting at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge is always great for a casual drop-in, an afternoon escape to quench your thirst or an evening out on the town. The owners are socially minded and support many community programs and organizations. I also love them because they have supported Pride from its opening day.


Shhhh… Ron deHarte Palm Springs

Step back in time and enter the back room of Mr. Lyons where you’ll discover a spot that feels like it could have been a speakeasy during the Palm Springs golden years. Seymour’s serves up craft cocktails (their specialty) in a hidden lounge-like setting. This secret spot is perfect for a pre-dinner meet-up.


“When someone supports Palm Springs Pride, they help us empower others… We support LGBTQ civil rights activism and promote awareness of the LGBTQ community.”


In the Works Ron deHarte Palm Springs

This year, “You Are Included” is the theme of Palm Springs Pride; it’s the largest citywide celebration in history. Pride, taking place November 1-7, will be a celebration of Palm Springs and will mark the 36th anniversary of Pride in the Coachella Valley. 


Trip to Trio Ron deHarte Palm Springs

Out-of-town visitors always enjoy at least one visit to Trio Restaurant. For starters, several margaritas and the fried artichoke hearts are musts during happy hour. My go-to entree is the brined center-cut pork chop. After dinner, check out the galleries, shopping and enjoy the trendy Uptown Design District!


I Scream, You Scream

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) at Arrive Hotel is the perfect late-night or afternoon spot when you need a sweet tooth fix. Ice cream curator and owner Athalie LaPamuk opened her shop in 2016, and she continues to create 16 distinct flavors daily. You can’t go wrong with a scoop of Coachella Valley Date, or for a unique treat, try the lavender ice cream. Pro tip: save room for toppings; they’re always free.


3 Things I Love About Pride Fest:

Photography By: Rudi Weislein

– The setting (a palm tree-lined street and views of the San Jacinto Mountains)
– The friendly, laidback and unpretentious vibe
– The way our diverse community comes together in celebration

Desert Love Ron deHarte Palm Springs

I love the laid-back and sophisticated desert resort living, mixed with a splash of swank and a vibe of yesteryear. It’s inspiring to live among so many talented and artistic people—each having a unique story and life experience.


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