Pride Watch: Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs Pride consists of a 3 day Pride Festival, the first being a block party on November 4, while the second is a larger, two day event spanning November 5-6. The parade occurs on November 6.

  • Nov 4 – Festival 6 pm – 11 pm – Arenas Road Block Party
  • Nov 5 – Festival 11 am-11:30 pm – Headliner Todrick Hall. Festival lineup includes Tanzer, BETTY, Ballet Folklorico Proyecto Trans Latina
  • Nov 6 – Festival 11 am-6 pm – Headliner Pussy Riot. Festival lineup includes Jake Zyrus, Wannabe: Trubute to Spice Girls & LIME.
  • Nov 6 – Parade 10 am – Palm Canyon Dr from Tachevah to Amado

Arenas Road Block Party – Nov 4

Free event! Join us at the Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs Stage in the Arenas District to celebrate all 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. 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 the Gateway to Pride in Palm Springs. Located between Indian Canyon Dr. and S. Calle Encilia on Arenas Rd. in downtown Palm Springs. 

Multi-Day Pride Festival – Nov 5-6

Sip, Sachet, and Celebrate in the Pride Event Zone in Palm Springs.  Palm Canyon Drive is home to a 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.

Features include a Children’s Headquarters (CHQ) space for games and crafts and the Youth Zone presented by US Bank and hosted by Safe Schools Desert Cities. Over 200 exhibitors, non-profit organizations, and food and beverage vendors will be on hand. The venue is on Palm Canyon Dr between Amado and Baristo and on the streets around the new downtown park on Museum Way. Saturday opens at 11:00 am and closes at 9:00 pm (Arenas closes at 11:30 pm). Sunday opens at 11:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm

Pride Parade – Nov 6

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. 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.