Brad Fuhr

Couldn’t come soon enough! It was a busy Pride Month, what with all the uplifting press coverage that we received at K-Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5/92.1. Yes, I’m bragging a bit, but our team works hard to inform and entertain. So, when we received the two HGTV segments and a LAist public radio story, it was big for us.

We’re already making plans for our November Pride celebration as the 2024 Pride Week theme ‘Be You‘ was announced last week. According to Pride CEO Ron deHarte, “The theme embraces the power of self-expression, inclusiveness, and love. The theme also reinforces the city’s reputation of cherishing the value and dignity of all people.”

This month starts with a mid-week July 4th celebration, which means a loooong weekend for many of us. I hope you’ll take time to end your holiday weekend for the One-PS Neighborhoods Lip-Sync Battle on Sunday. Over 140 people are coming together to “sync our lips off”. Producer Shann Carr hosted us for a pool party preview, and I know you’ll love the variety of acts and the absolute silliness the show will invoke. See you there – look for me in drag and Police Chief Andy Mills as the cop in “YMCA”.

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KGAY on “American Dream”

JUST RELEASED! Segment 2 of HGTV’s “American Dream” episode featuring KGAY’s Brad Fuhr and host Scott Griffin celebrating Trixie Motel, The Velvet Rope, Acrisure Arena, and all that is fun, fabulous, and inclusive in Palm Springs!

[View Segment 1 here] [View Segment 2 here]

Independence Day Celebrations

4th of July 2024

There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the 4th of July–both on and around the day itself— this year in the Coachella Valley. Check our Events Channel for the fireworks, concerts, pool parties and more! Here’s a roundup of Coachella Valley celebrations.

All-American Fourth of July Celebration Week

City of Palm Springs Fourth of July Celebration Header 2024

Palm Springs Parks and Recreation presents a series of free, fun, and patriotic events for its wildly popular “All American Fourth of July Celebration Week” of family-friendly festivities, July 3–7. It all starts with a FREE KidsFest and celebration of newly installed playground equipment on Wednesday, July 3 in Victoria Park, and as the week continues enjoy a series of free movies and concerts, a cool pool party — and of course, Power baseball and the City’s All American Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 at Palm Springs Stadium. Fireworks start at 9:15 pm sharp! Our event listing has all the details on times and places: More info

K-Tel All Stars
K-Tel All-Stars

There are two “Rock the City” concerts in the park included in the holiday weekend celebration: On Thursday, July 4 at 7 pm, Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band Fortunate Son takes the stage in Sunrise Park. Then at the Downtown Park on Saturday, July 6 at 7 pm, the totally groovy K-Tel All-Stars take you on a journey back in time to the 1970s including number-one hits, one-hit wonders, AM Radio Gold, and iconic Rock hits from 1970 to 1979. More info

Finally, the city presents Movie Night in the Park, featuring Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Sunday, July 7 at 7:30 pm at Ruth Hardy Park, with food vendors and activities starting at 6 pm.

Agua Caliente Casinos 10th Annual Fourth of July “Drive-In” Fireworks Show

Agua Caliente 4th of July

Agua Caliente Casinos will illuminate the night sky in Rancho Mirage for their tenth annual Fireworks Spectacular on Thursday, July 4 at 9 pm. All through the holiday weekend, guests can look forward to entertainment, drink specials, and slot promotions in addition to the breathtaking fireworks display. For the fireworks show on the 4th, parking and admission are free and it opens at 3 pm with only 700 first-come, first-served parking spaces available. More info

Party in the USA Skate

Party in the USA Skate

Kick off the holiday with an extended 4-hour public skate on Thursday, July 4 from 11 am–3 pm at the Berger Foundation Iceplex at Acrisure Arena, featuring a $7 “Sparkler Special” with your choice of beer, cocktail, or mocktail plus an All-American hot dog. On Friday, July 5 from 6:30–8:30 pm, bring the entire family to the Independence Day celebration, featuring 2 hours of family fun, including games, costume contest, giveaways, and more. Receive a free skate rental when you wear red, white and blue and enjoy treats like a Firecracker Slushie or Frozen Cherry Slushie. More info

Robert Parker Jr Trio

Robert Parker Jr

Come hear Robert Parker Jr and his Trio on Wednesday, July 3 at 7 pm at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs. So passionate for blues, this devoted Strat-Slinger honed his craft starting at the age of 15 and has carved his way through the blues scene ever since. Get tickets


Monday, July 1
Art Exhibit with Atelier Winston Tragico
| July 1–7 at Saks Fifth Ave on El Paseo

Tuesday, July 2
Hot Summer Nights at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center
| 7:30–10:30 pm

Saturday, July 6
Sandii Castleberry & John Malcom Penn Acoustic Americana & Open Mic
| 5:30–7:30 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center
Cocktails and Culinary Series: Country Night | 5–7 pm at JW Marriott Spa & Resort

Sunday, July 7
Encore Summer Concert Film Series: Stop Making Sense (1984)
| 6 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Jazz in the Pines Final Year

Jazz in the Pines 30th

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Jazz In The Pines, a beloved annual fundraiser, makes its triumphant return for its 30th and final year from June 30–July 13. This year’s festival will feature live performances by renowned artists and talented students, curated with passion and dedication by festival co-founders Dr. Marshall Hawkins and Rose Colella. This final iteration will be dedicated to the memory of jazz guitar giant, Bob Boss. As the curtain falls on Jazz In The Pines, this special edition promises to leave a lasting impression on audiences. Get tickets

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