Hot Palm Springs Pride 2021


2021 update – In person events are set to return in what will be California’s first, large scale pride event of the year. The Pride parade and festival will feature multiple stages with live entertainment. The vendor marketplace will return to downtown Palm Springs.

Cars, horses, trucks and trams you name it, it’s in the Palm Springs gay pride parade, this fun pride boasts a host of parties and events to keep you entertained from the cocktail challenge, drag pageant, the art of pride festival, several pool parties to the main parade and much much more.

Gay Palm Springs

Palm Springs is one big gay town but some of its neighborhoods are more popular. Warm Sands and Arenas are good for walking and are home to the best gay bars and restaurants.  If you are planning on visiting Palm Springs for any major event or holiday, book your hotel well in advance. Our editors top picks include Santiago ResortThe Parker, and The Ace Hotel. All are close to the centre of town and offer great pools and excellent customer service.

Popular Circuit Parties & Pool Parties

Several large circuit parties and events take place in tandem with Palm Springs pride including:

Palm Springs Pride

Enjoy Pride in Palm Springs as you Sip, Sashay, Celebrate and Honor those who have courageously fought for equality and are no longer with us. Live your truth and no one else’s. Gather your friends to celebrate and embrace diversity and advance the cause of individual freedom for all.

Festival highlights include a Youth Zone, Children’s Garden, LGBTQ artists performing live, 200 back-to-back exhibitors, food and beverage stations, health resources, and HIV testing sites.

Take your photo with Arty, the 20′ tall leather bear, and enjoy yourself in the Arenas Rd gayborhood, our pedestrian-only social center of LGBTQ-friendly bars, restaurants, and shopping.

There’s something for everyone. Favorite bars and local businesses will be packed and spilling out onto the streets for the biggest LGBTQ street party in Palm Springs.

George Zander Candlelight Vigil and March

  • Monday, November 1, 2021, New Downtown Park at Museum Way and Belardo Rd, Palm Springs (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Join us in downtown Palm Springs to reflect, remember, and stand up against hate violence around the world. The vigil will begin at the Downtown Park and features a rally and march through the heart of Palm Springs.

Pride Drive-in Movie Night screening

  • Wednesday, November 3, Camelot Theatres 2300 E Baristo Rd (5:30 – 9:30 p.m.)
  • Pride Drive-in Movie Night presented by Nissan provides socially responsible and nostalgic fun. The Palm Springs Cultural Center Drive-In Experience invites you to step back in time under the starlit Palm Springs night and re-live the magic of yesteryear with a modern, pop-up cinematic twist!

Flag Raising

  • Friday, November 5 Location announced in early August. (10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
  • Pride Weekend starts with our traditional Flag Raising, where our elected officials and civic leaders speak about what Pride means to the City of Palm Springs.

A Night of Hundred Stars.

  • Friday, November 5 (5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.)
  • Palm Springs Coming Out Celebration, Palm Canyon Drive from Museum Way to Tahquitz Canyon Way

Pride Festival

  • Saturday , November 6 (11:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.), Sunday November 7 (11:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.)
    Main Stage on Tahquitz and Palm Canyon.
    Downtown Park Stage on Museum Way and Museum Dr 
  • A street fair, a music festival of diverse artists, and a gathering place, the Pride Festival is a celebration of all that is LGBTQ+ in Palm Springs. Downtown Palm Springs. Exhibitor marketplace opens at 11:00 a.m. Free Event.
  • Sip, Sashay and Celebrate in one large Event Venue in Downtown Palm Springs! All the action happens on Palm Canyon Dr and in the new downtown park and surrounding streets.

Palm Springs Pride Parade

  • Sunday, November 7, (10:00 a.m. To 12:30 p.m.)
  • 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 scheduled to last two and a half hours.

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