Palm Springs Pride week is much more than just the circuit parties, the many stages of great entertainment and the Pride parade. “The Pride Experience” highlights the diversity that Ron DeHarte and his team of volunteers bring to our community – and to the world.
The Pride Experience includes:
The Recovery Oasis
DAP Health Wellness Pavilion
Broadway in Drag Competition
La Crema Experience
The Downtown Festival and Food Booths
Gay Desert Guide & KGAY’s Arenas District Stage presented by White Party Global
…and much more!
How can you say “thank you” for this world-class Pride? Make a donation with one of the many volunteers who will be stationed around all weekend. Buy a drink from one of the many bars on the street. Thank a vendor or buy something from them. Thank a downtown merchant and visit their store, bar or restaurant. Keep your dollars with official Pride events.
And above all, be kind to one another. Marvel at the diversity that Pride celebrates. Embrace the shapes, sizes, colors and expression that your fellow human beings will display. That’s who they are and how they want to present. Take our theme to heart: “Drag Now, Drag Forever!”
In a year from now, you’ll have your opportunity to do even one greater thing – VOTE!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide on KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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PALM SPRINGS PRIDE THIS WEEK
Palm Springs Pride Officially Begins
The official launch of Palm Springs Pride week is commemorated with the annual Unfurling of the Rainbow Flag from the Stergios Tower at Desert Regional Medical Center, on Wednesday, November 1 at 10 am. We raise the flag as a symbol of our progress and a reminder of the importance of ensuring that the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community are taken care of and that we continue working for equality and dignity for all. More info
Palm Springs Pride launches with a special edition of Madonna Bar on Thursday, November 2 at 9 pm at Reforma, proudly sponsored by KGAY and Gay Desert Guide. Dance to non-stop Madonna music all night long And kick off the Celebration Tour with DJ Ray Isaac. Live to Tell the Secret to Everybody you know. Get Ready to Jump and Strike A Pose to The Queen of Pop! You will Cherish our Ray Of Light, DJ Ray Isaac, as he gets you Into The Groove with Beautiful Strangers. Just one day out of life, it will be so nice! Get tickets
Palm Springs Latin Pride Fiesta ¡Orgullo!
Join host ChiChi Fuera for an electrifying celebration of cultural pride at the inaugural Palm Springs Latin Pride Fiesta ¡Orgullo! on Thursday, November 2 from 5–10 pm on Arenas Road. Highlights of the Fiesta ¡Orgullo! include a lineup of talented artists performing and spinning a mix of Latin hits, from salsa and merengue to reggaeton and cumbia. The outdoor dance floor will come alive with the rhythms to make your heart race and your feet move. Featuring Giselle Woo & The Night Owls, DJ Tatiana, DJ Ben, and Mareeka’s Reventón Latino Drag Revue with stunning performers Mayday, Violetta, and Athena Kill. More info
“Say KGAY” T-Shirt Swap at Blackbook
The Say KGAY T-Shirt Swap is back! Bring a gently used t-shirt to Blackbook on Arenas between 4–6 pm on Friday November 3 and we’ll swap it out for a 2023 limited edition Say K-GAY t-shirt. Say hi to KGAY Morning Host John Taylor, appearing live, while you’re at it! Your gently used shirt will be donated to Well in the Desert. Wear your new t-shirt to the Arenas District Pride Weekend kickoff party (see below), which gets underway during the t-shirt swap and continues into the night. Be sure also to stop by the KGAY/VACAYA booth at the West end of Arenas and enter to win MADONNA CELEBRATION TOUR TICKETS! More info
Palm Springs Art Museum Pride 2023 MEET
The Palm Springs Art Museum presents a night of pure Pride on Friday, November 3 from 6–10 pm. Immerse yourself in the beats of the 70s, 80s, and 90s 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. This extraordinary evening promises to be a celebration of music, dance, art, and LGBTQIA+ community pride. Get tickets
Grand Opening of New Trevor Wayne Store
The grand opening party for the Trevor Wayne store is Friday, November 3 from 4–7 pm. Formerly known as Trevor Wayne Pop Art, the store has been expanded to include original art by local artists, art books, and art-related decor. You can pick up the Pride Edition of the KGAY/Gay Desert Guide Map & Guide while you’re there! The fun doesn’t stop there, as the opening party will also include the grand openings of neighboring stores Phylum and Cicada Fine Art. This is sure to be a shopping block party to remember! More info
Our Visitor Map & Guide for Pride 2023-24 is Here!
Just in time for Pride season here in Greater Palm Springs, we present our Visitor Map & Guide Pride 2023-24! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for our printed version around town if you’re here, or if planning a visit, you can view and download it right here, right now!
Arenas District Pride Weekend Kickoff
Join us at the KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs & White Party Global Stage in the Arenas District for a weekend-long celebration! Check out our event listings for Pride Stage Lineups: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. On Friday, November 3, the party starts at 3 pm with Ray Rhodes spinning, and continues with high-energy DJs and dancing in the streets. Headliner ISIS MURETECH is one of the most-demanded female DJs today. This is the place to be for house and dance music, food trucks, and outdoor beverage lounges all weekend long. Stop by the KGAY/VACAYA booth at the West end of Arenas and enter to win MADONNA CELEBRATION TOUR TICKETS! Presented by KGAY 106.5, Gay Desert Guide and White Party Global. More info
Pride Week Bar Events
Don’t forget to check out our Nightlife Channel‘s Happy Hour and Bar Events listings for all the latest bar and happy hour events, including special Pride Weekend events at all your favorite gathering spots. You’ll find a wide variety of events to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that interests you. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and have a few drinks or want to dance the night away, our listings have you covered.
Start planning your Pride weekend now!
LGBTQ Servicemember Wreath Laying Ceremony
A pre-Veterans Day ceremony to honor LGBTQ servicemembers and all who served in the United States Armed Forces will take place on Friday, November 3 from 6–6:30 pm on the Pride Festival Hornitos Main Stage. The ceremony will include remarks from dignitaries and a wreath-laying ceremony. Participating organizations include the American Legion Post 519, VFW, Palm Springs DAV local chapter 66, AMVETS, US Army Special Forces Association, and Veterans for Peace. More info
Interfaith Pride Kabbalat Shabbat
People of all faith communities and beliefs are invited to join the 2023 Pride Welcoming of the Sabbath Service on Friday, November 3 from 6:30–7:30 pm at United Methodist Church of Palm Springs. This will be a pluralistic prayer service with a core of Jewish liturgy led by members of our local clergy, presented by Or Hamidbar PS, United Methodist Church of Palm Springs, Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC, Hope Palm Springs, and Saint Gilles Catholic Community. More info
Just Be Yourself Party
Firefly Shines Events is hosting a Pride kickoff Just Be Yourself Party celebrating women supporting women, on Friday, November 3 from 6–10 pm. The event features a mix and mingle with live music, dancing, psychic readings, and more. Get a free psychic reading by Sheena Metal, who is a psychic, medium, energetic healer, TV/Radio host, and founder of the RaisingThevibration.org movement. There will also be live music by Sean Wiggins and special guests Paul Houston and Vicci Stewart. Proceeds from the event will benefit women and children’s health organizations. LGBTQ community members and supporters of diversity are welcome to join in the fun. Get tickets
DRAG-A-LICIOUS is a spectacular drag show featuring stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, including Lady Camden, Willam, Jorgeous, and Kimora Blac, on Friday, November 3 at 6 pm at the Palm Springs Convention Center. 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. VIP ticket holders will also get access to a meet and greet with the cast. More info
Inclusion – Art Show Celebrating Pride
Desert Art Center celebrates Pride in unity with the Coachella Valley LGBTQ community with a special featured show: Inclusion, which runs from November 3–5. Come to the Opening Reception on Friday, November 3 from 5–7 pm. More info
The LGBTQ Journey
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents The LGBTQ Journey on Friday, November 3, at 5 pm at California State University San Bernardino – Palm Desert Campus. Maya Angelou once observed that, “You can’t really know where you’re going until you know where you have been.” Those prescient words capture the focus of the presentation, The LGBTQ Journey, as offered by Vinny Stoppia. On the occasion of celebrating LGBTQ Pride in our valley, let us reflect on the painful struggles for equality that we have endured, the valiant gains that we have achieved, and the fearless courage we project to guarantee our permanent place in a world that embraces everyone. More info
We have a new Pride Finder on the Gay Desert Guide homepage, with links to the hottest shows, shops and much more. Whether you’re interested in finding a cool place to stay, seeing a show, or shopping for Pride gear, the Pride Finder has you covered.