Celebrate your individuality at The Dinah. From September 20-24, visitors from across the globe will travel to Greater Palm Springs for a slew of crowd-pleasing musical performances and unforgettable pool parties. The Dinah, produced by Club Skirts, is a celebration of women and the LGBTQ+ community.
It’s an opportunity to connect, feel empowered, and just have fun. The annual extravaganza is celebrating its 32nd year. All the events take place at Margaritaville Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, which serves as the host hotel. See this guide to start planning your weekend of fun!
The festival is dubbed “The Largest Girl Party Music Festival in The World,” and is known for its impressive musical line-up which always includes a mix of mainstream LGBTQ+ artists.
Past performers have included The Pussycat Dolls, Black Eyed Peas, Pat Benatar, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kesha, Meghan Trainor, and Bebe Rexha.
Princess Nokia, a New York rapper who performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2022, is one of the more notable acts this year. She is sure to deliver a rousing performance at the “Hollywood Party” event on Saturday, September 23.
Other performers include:
Doechii: A rapper and “Rising Star Award” recipient from Billboard Women in Music will perform Friday, Sept. 22.
Black Box: A band known for their 90’s dance hits will perform on Friday, Sept. 22.
G Flip: An Australian singer-songwriter will kick off the pool parties on Friday, Sept. 22.
Phem: A up-and-coming, singer-songwriter from Los Angeles will perform at a pool party on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Xana: A Canadian rising pop star will take the stage poolside on Sunday, Sept. 24.
Keeana Kee: A Lesbian fashion model turned pop star will perform at a pool party on Sunday, Sept. 24
Pool parties & events
From pool parties with surprise celebrity appearances to dancing into the wee hours of the night, The Dinah always delivers memorable moments. This year is no exception.
By day it’s poolside shenanigans that include splashing, dancing to live DJs, games, contests, vendor fairs, and celebrity meet-and-greets.
By night it’s showing off your moves at a dance party to a mix of emerging and well-established artists and grabbing a good spot to watch the celebrity-studded red carpet arrivals.
A festival pass (tier 2) for $299 can get you into all the events, or you can purchase single-event tickets that range in price from $40 to $100. Visit The Dinah website to explore ticket options.
Opening and closing night events will be held at Reforma — one of Palm Springs’ newest nightclubs.
The pan-Latin restaurant and nightclub opened in February inside a historic building in downtown Palm Springs and hosts weekly drag shows and DJs.
The two winners of The Dinah’s “Emerging Artist Contest” will serve as performers for these two parties.
“We are showcasing two unsigned artists on our official roster and inviting industry agents to attend in the hopes we can start getting some strong exposure for our LGBTQ+ artists we think have the potential to take off, but are not yet signed,” says Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of The Dinah.
Where to Stay
Margaritaville in Palm Springs is the host hotel for The Dinah and is sold out. But there are plenty of other hotels nearby. The “overflow” hotel is the Hilton Doubletree in Cathedral City, just three miles east.
Here are more hotel options if you want to stay close to the action:
- Arrive Palm Springs: This 32-room modern hotel features a pool, restaurant, and bar - all within walking distance of all the parties.
- Skylark: This restored 28-room mid-century era hotel, is anchored by a pool at the center of the property and provides a free buffet breakfast daily.
- Hyatt Palm Springs: This area staple has a splash-worthy pool deck, an outdoor bar/lounge, and private balconies with picturesque views of either the San Jacinto mountains and palm trees.
- The Rowan: Kimpton’s The Rowan is a fun place to stay because it’s in the heart of downtown Palm Springs and features a 7th-floor rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant with one of the best views of Greater Palm Springs.
If you like to be part of the action and avoid FOMO, stay at the host hotel, or one within walking distance or a short Uber ride away.
Leave some wiggle room on your schedule for exploring Greater Palm Springs. From the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the Living Desert, there are so many attractions sure to enhance any getaway. Last but not least: Remember to bring your reusable water bottle, lots of sunscreen, and enough swimsuits to cover multiple parties.