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Greater Palm Springs Pride 2023

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Drag Now, Drag Forever

“Drag Now, Drag Forever” is this year’s theme. Greater Palm Springs Pride is celebrating its 37th Anniversary. This is a multi-day pride festival. Admission is free. The festival is November 3-5. The famous Pride Parade is on November 5.

Sip, Sachet, and Celebrate in the Pride Event Zone. Palm Canyon Drive is home to the friendly Pride Festival unique to Southern California. Enjoy beverages and food with friends while you explore a diverse array of artists, entertainers, beverage stations, and purveyors of various items, including jewelry, snacks, and sweets. Add all that to great shopping restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues. The result is like no place else – Palm Springs Pride.

Pride Poster Trevor Wayne

Here is a full list of events. Enjoy!

Palm Springs Pride 2023 Festival

Nov. 3 – Arenas District Pride Weekend Kickoff. 5 pm
E Arenas Road & Indian Canyon Drive
Join us at the KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs & White Party Global Stage to celebrate all weekend. The party starts with high-energy DJs and dancing in the streets. Headlining White Party Global DJ is one of the most-demanded female DJs today – ISIS MURETECH. 5 – 11 pm Learn More

November 3 – Broadway in Drag! Competition. 7 pm
Palm Springs Pride Main Stage, E Amado Rd & N Palm Canyon Drive

Produced by Palm Canyon Theatre and hosted by Palm Springs’ beloved drag diva, Bella da Ball, the spectacular event is the official kickoff to Greater Palm Springs Pride 2023 “Drag Now. Drag Forever!” The lavish production will bring the glamour of Broadway to Palm Canyon Drive as revelers delight in the talented lineup of contestants vying for this year’s title! 7 – 9:30 pm  Free. There are a limited number of VIP seats with voting rights and other VIP perks. Get Tickets

Broadway in Drag

Hornitos Stage – Los Angeles-based pop-rock sensation Transviolet 4:10 pm  |  Sarah Green the founder and front person Spare Parts for Broken Hearts takes the stage at 2 pm  |  MaMa Silver 3:45 pm

Nov. 4 – Arenas District Official Block Party. 5 pm
Arenas District on E Arenas Rd & Indian Canyon Dr.
This FREE 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. 5 – 11 pm Read More

Nov. 4, Idina Menzel Headlines. 8 pm

Multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter and Tony Award-winning performer, Idina Menzel, will headline the 37th annual Palm Springs Pride Festival on Saturday, November 4, Hornitos Stage at 8 pm. The headliner announcement, from the Palm Springs Pride organizers, was made days after Menzel released her highly anticipated dance project Drama Queen which showcases her powerhouse vocals through soaring anthems and disco-infused beats.

A skillful songwriter, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes multiple cast albums and solo albums: Still, I Can’t Be Still, Here, I Stand, and Idina, which landed in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts upon its release in 2016.

Menzel said about the the Drama Queen project: “I am a Drama Queen…I’m dramatic and emotional and passionate. I love the stage and the spotlight. I love the attention and the roar of an audience. I have big feelings. I sing my ass off through tears of joy, heartbreak, anger, and sadness. This project is the most fun I’ve ever had writing and recording an album. I want everyone to move and sing with me and embrace their inner Drama Queen.”

Idina Menzel

Nov. 4, Lisa Lisa Headlines. 7 pm

One of the greatest Latin Hip Hop/Freestyle/Pop Divas to come out of the 1980s music scene Lisa Lisa of the 80’s supergroup Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam brings her legendary freestyle music to Palm Springs Pride.

Lisa Lisa’s break-out hits such as “I Wonder If I Take You Home,” “Can You Feel The Beat,” and “All Cried Out” helped to launch the underground genre of Freestyle Music into the mainstream. She was the first Puerto Rican / Latino artist to cross over to the Pop and R&B charts. Lisa Lisa will perform at 7 pm on Saturday, November 4, on the Hornitos Stage located on Palm Canyon Dr and Amado.

Nov. 5, Kylie Sonique Love. 1:50 pm 

Kylie Sonique, Love, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6 Winner and the first transgender person to ever come out on any reality TV show, and the first trans person to win RuPaul’s Drag Race in America, is coming to Palm Springs Pride. Kylie will be on the biggest stage in the biggest venue, on the Hornitos Stage.

Kylie Sonique Love for pride

Nov. 5, 10,000 Maniacs Headline. 3 pm

10,000 Maniacs, known for their timeless hits such as “These Are Days” and “Because the Night,” are one of America’s most beloved independent bands. They have been cult heroes, mainstream stars, and alt-rock trailblazers. Through it all, the creative core of the band remains, along with its trademarks of eclectic music and poetic lyrics. 10,000 Maniacs perform on Sunday, November 5, on the Hornitos Stage at 3 pm.

In 2023, the band welcomed two new friends into the lineup, two faces fresh yet familiar. Lead singer Leigh Nash and guitarist Matt Slocum are founding members of Sixpence None the Richer, the Texas-bred band well known for its cover of the La’s “There She Goes” and its original smash hit, “Kiss Me.” The two bands have a longstanding friendship, with Sixpence opening for the Maniacs early in their career and Leigh later joining them onstage in Nashville.

Greater Palm Springs Pride 2023 Parade

Sunday, November 5. Kicks off at 10 am.

palm springs pride parade

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 Amado.

The Deaf Pride reviewing stand is north of E Amado Road at N Palm Canyon Drive and features sign language Interpretation. Seating is available for the Deaf community on a first-come-first-served basis.

Other Palm Springs Pride Events

Oct. 11– Nov. 12 – Out on the Walk Art Exhibit
Village Green, 217 S Palm Canyon Dr.
An Exhibition Celebrating the LGBT individuals on the Palm Springs Walk of the Stars Learn more

October 16 – Pride Honors Awards
Hilton Palm Springs, 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
The Pride Honors Awards ceremony promises to be a night of inspiration and celebration, bringing together LGBTQ+ activists, allies, and supporters from all walks of life. 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Buy Tickets

Honors Awards

Nov. 2 – Palm Springs Latin Pride Fiesta

Join Host ChiChi Fuera for an electrifying celebration of cultural pride at the inaugural Palm Springs Latin Pride Fiesta. Highlights include a lineup of talented artists performing and spinning a mix of Latin hits and features Giselle Woo and the Night Owls. The outdoor dance floor on Arena Road will come alive with the rhythms to make your heart race and your feet move. 5 – 10 pm. Arenas District. Free

5 PM – DJ Ben: Resident DJ forthe hottest Latin promoters in LA and San Diego. 

6 PM – Mareeka’sReventón Latino Drag Revue: MAREEKA hosts the hottest Latin Drag Revue with stunning performers Mayday, Violetta, and Athena Kills. 

7 PM – Gisselle Woo & The Night Owls: A favorite from CoachellaChicano desert rock makes its way to the Arenas district. 

8 PM – DJ Tatiana: Direct from her residency at the largest monthly women’s party in the USA, DJ Tatiana will keep the Fiesta ¡Orgullo! vibes going with moombahton, Latin, and top 40 remixes.

Latin Fiesta Pride

Nov. 3 – Grand Opening of the new Trevor Wayne Store
901 N Palm Canyon Dr.
The grand opening party for the “Trevor Wayne” store. Formally “Trevor Wayne Pop Art,” the newest version of his store includes all the Trevor Wayne art and items, as well as now hosting original art by local artists. 4 – 7 pm Learn More

Nov. 3, MEET – Palm Springs Art Museum – Get ready for pure pride! Immerse yourself in the beats of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, courtesy of KGAY’s sensational DJ Eric Ornelas. Enjoy a mesmerizing performance by Nickerson-Rossi Dance that will leave you in awe. Sip on delightful concoctions from the hosted bar and indulge in delectable hearty bites by Reforma Palm Springs. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary evening that promises to be a celebration of music, dance, art, and community pride!

Museum members can snag their tickets for just $50.00, while non-members can revel in the ultimate experience for $100, which includes an Individual membership to keep the pride going all year long.

Nov 3 – LGBTQ Servicemember Wreath Laying Ceremony
Pride Festival Hornitos Main Stage, 280 N. Palm Canyon Drive
A pre-Veterans Day Ceremony with veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor LGBTQ service members and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. 6 – 6:30 pm Learn More

November 3, Interfaith Palm Springs Pride 2023 Kabbalat Shabbat
United Methodist Church of Palm Springs, 1555 E. Alejo Road
They invite people of all faith communities and beliefs to join their 2023 Pride Welcoming of the Sabbath Service. A pluralistic prayer service with a core of Jewish liturgy led by members of our local clergy. 6:30 – 7:30 pm Read More 

November 4 – Palm Springs Pride 5K Run & Walk
Palm Springs, W Chino Dr. & Belardo Road
Brings together runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to raise funds for local LGBTQ+ organizations and promote inclusivity in our community. 8 – 11 am Sign Up

Nov. 4, Bouschet Wine Tasting – Show your Pride. Come out for our Saturday wine tastings! It’s Palm Springs Pride Week. Wine tasting includes tasting notes, paired food & discounted wine purchases. Get Tickets

November 4 – TUFF Party
Tool Shed, 600 E Sunny Dunes Road
Join them for their hottest gear party. It is expected to be packed, so get tickets early. Starts at 8 pm. Buy Tickets

November 5, 8:30 am & November 6, 9:30 am – Endeavor with Pride: A Pre-Parade Workout
N Palm Canyon Dr. & E Granvia Valmonte
Join fitness instructor Jase Nagaia for an uplifting pre-parade cardio experience. Learn More

Celebrate Pride at the Official Pride Host Hotel

Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

Nov. 2, Bingo Drag – License to Chill Bar @ 7 pm

Nov. 3, Drag-a-Licious Drag Show – Compass Rose Ballroom @ 7 pm Buy Tickets

Experience the glitz, glamour, and camp extravaganza as stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, including Lady Camden, Willam, Jorgeous, and Kimoria Blac, sashay and slay upon the stage and in the aisles. Your enchanting host, the one and only Ethylina Canne of Palm Springs, will lead you through a night of unforgettable performances, perhaps some lip-sync battles and boundless energy.

Drag A Licious

Nov. 3, Lift Off – Compass Rose Ballroom, 10 pm – 3 am. Official welcome party. Tickets Here

Welcome the Grammy-nominated producer, award-winning remixer, and world-touring DJ Chris Cox to the stage for an electrifying live performance. Featuring the sensational opening set by special guest DJ John Joseph, and continues into the early hours. Experience mind-blowing visuals, a massive sound system, and the sexy energy of hot gogo boys – a night you won’t want to miss and where all the boys will be!

Nov. 4, Massive Pool Party – 5 o’Clock Somewhere Pool, Noon – 6 pm. Tickets Here

This year, we’re turning up the volume with an all-new production, a massive sound system that will keep you grooving, and stunning decor that sets the perfect vibe. Grammy-winning DJ/Producer DAVE AUDÉ headlines the event, promising an unforgettable performance that will keep you dancing all day long. Kicking off the excitement is DJ Kidd Madonny with an epic electro-house set. Special Guests will also be joining the party, along with sexy GoGo dancers, and you know they always have a surprise performer!

Nov. 4, Saturday Night Fever – Compass Rose Ballroom. 10 pm – 5 am. Tickets Here

 You’ll be mesmerized by the sounds of Deanne and Karsten Sollors, two major international superstar DJs rarely heard on the West Coast.  Deanne’s driving melodic sound will get you into your groove and then Karsten will transport you into the late night with his world famous house sounds mixing irresistible grooves and vocals. Throw on those flares, add a sparkly accessory and get ready to get down!

Nov. 5, Sunday Rehab Pool Party – Lone Palm Pool, Noon – 6 pm. Tickets Here

This exclusive private back pool will be transformed into a personal haven to relax, recharge, and groove to DJs Codak and Casey Alva. It’s your oasis of fun and good vibes – the ultimate way to close out Palm Springs Pride weekend. 🌴🎉🏊‍♂️

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Youth Zone

Youth Zone

November 4 & 5 | Museum Way & N Palm Canyon Dr. An exclusive hub for LGBTQ youth. Learn More

Children’s Headquarters – Nov. 4 & 5

One block west of Palm Canyon, Museum Way & N Palm Canyon Dr.
CHQ is a playful place for infants to pre-teens and accompanying adults. Complimentary snacks, drinks, a nap area, a restroom, and a diaper-changing station are provided to festival-going families. Parents are required to stay in the play area with their children. Read More

Recovery Oasis – Nov. 4 & 5

Recovery Oasis behind Wellness Pavilion, E Arenas Rd & S Palm Canyon Drive
Stop in for Sobriety Fun at the Recovery Oasis a welcoming place where everyone can celebrate. Learn More

Alice B. Toklas Celebrates PSP 2023

November 5, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Rd.
Alice B. (the B is for Babette) invites you to a delectable verbal feast. Read More

Happy Pride!

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