The nation’s largest gay dance music festival, White Party Palm Springs, takes place April 26–29, 2019 in Greater Palm Springs. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, White Party is a signature event for founder Jeffrey Sanker, whose passion for parties began in the early eighties in New York City. He now produces events worldwide, but still considers Palm Springs as his home (He has a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame!).
2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, widely considered to be the start of the modern gay rights movement. The origin of Pride celebrations in June marks this anniversary, and White Party Palm Springs is born of the same spirit to celebrate with a sense of freedom.
Its growth over the past 30 years is a testament to just how much our world has changed through decades of activism. More than 30,000 attendees from around the world are expected to come to the party.
White Party 2019 is actually a series of seven parties over four days, taking place at two primary venues. The Palm Springs Convention Center will be the setting for the evening parties, while daytime pool parties will take place at this year’s new host hotel: the Hilton Palm Springs.
On Friday, April 26, get soaked at the “Splash” pool party from 12:00–6:00 p.m., featuring a newly designed stage and poolside dance floor, massive LED screens and new daybeds and cabanas, and DJ Blacklow laying down the beats.
That night, the party moves to the Convention Center for the “Military Ball” from 10:00 p.m.– 5:00 a.m. DJs Oscar Velazquez and GSP will help you get information, where you can stand at attention in your sexy Military (or jock) best. Military Ball headliners Nikki Valentine and Amanda come directly from Brazil!
Back at the Hilton on Saturday, April 27, it’s the “Muscle” pool party from 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., featuring gorgeous go-go boys and DJs Isis Muretech and Anne Louise playing the soundtrack to your opportunity to show off all the hard work that went into creating your summer bod.
Saturday night’s main event--where you don your most creative and daring white outfit--is themed “House of Gods” and promises to be the most innovative and over the top production in White Party history. DJs Aron, Nina Flowers, and Dan Slater will be spinning, with a live performance by Beth Anne Sacks and a headliner to be announced soon.
On Sunday, April 28, the Hilton pool will be the place to relax, mingle, and of course dance to the hottest tracks played by DJ Kitty Glitter, from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Then at 3:00 p.m. the Circus T-Dance kicks off at “White Party Park” (across from the convention center) with DJs Ben Bakson and Suri, wild animal gogo boys, and amazing lights and sound culminating in the largest outdoor tea dance in the world. RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Star Shangela will be performing live, with more surprises and performances to be announced.
When the Circus T-Dance wraps up at 10:00 p.m., the closing party picks up with “Papa Tribal” presented by Eliad Cohen. This jungle party will keep you dancing ‘til late with tribal beats from DJs Abel and Dani Toro.
White Party tickets to individual events, as well as weekend passes, daybeds and cabanas for the pool parties and VIP experiences can all be purchased online here. For social media, follow @ILoveGayPS @JeffreySanker with #WhiteParty #ILoveGayCircuit #ILoveGayPalmSprings