As a Southern California oasis for the LGBTQ+ community, Greater Palm Springs offers a diverse line-up of events for the gay, lesbian, and transgender community. These signature LGBTQ+ events are just a few favorites.
White Party Palm Springs | May
Make a splash in Greater Palm Springs during White Party Weekend, one of the top dance parties for gay men in the oasis. The weekend includes poolside parties, a Sunset Dance with live performances and the namesake event: the colossal White Party on Saturday night.
Cinema Diverse | September
Stories from the LGBTQ+ community are told on the big screen during Cinema Diverse, an annual LGBTQ+ film festival in Greater Palm Springs. Presenting the best in gay, lesbian and transgender cinema, Cinema Diverse offers a chance to see award-winning films and shorts at theaters in both Palm Springs and Cathedral City.
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend | September
Girls run the oasis during The Dinah, the premier lesbian party in Greater Palm Springs. This popular weekend gathering is filled with fun festivities like sun-soaked parties by the pool, late-night dancing and even a comedy show. Don’t miss one of the largest lesbian parties in the world.
Palm Springs Leather Pride | October
Since launching in the 1990s, Palm Springs Leather Pride has become one of the country's most significant and longest-running leather events. The weekend includes cocktail hours, late-night festivities, clothing-optional pool parties and the crowning of Mr. Leather.
Greater Palm Springs Pride | November
As an oasis for LGBTQ+ community, Greater Palm Springs has a long history as an oasis for the LGBTQ+ community, and no event celebrates this diversity more than the annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival. For over 30 years this all-inclusive Pride festival features block parties, live entertainment and a popular parade through downtown Palm Springs.
Cathedral City LGBTQ Days | March
Drag queens, bartender battles and a bed race make for an exciting weekend during Cathedral City LGBTQ Days. By day, enjoy an art fair, explore the booths or grab an LGBTQ+ Days brunch. After hours, dance the night away with a live concert in downtown Cathedral City. Also, don’t miss the thrills of eccentrically decorated four-post beds sprinting through downtown during the annual bed race competition.
To start planning your getaway, see more on Greater Palm Springs LGBTQ+ page and discover plenty to enjoy around town, including hotels, events, and bars, and nightlife options.