There is no shortage of things to do during Palm Springs Pride Weekend.
And that's a good thing.
It's a matter of choice and where your party level is at. Taking that into consideration, here are 10 things to do this weekend with links to more info and tickets.
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1. LET'S GET IT STARTED
The kickoff cocktail party will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 6) at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club.
2. FASHION STATEMENT
Have you seen the outfits these pageant people wear? Bought or handmade, it's the desert's best runway show outside of Fashion Week El Paseo. Starts at 8 p.m. at Palm Canyon Theater.
3. TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
Take a stroll down Palm Canyon Drive from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and you'll be greeted by booths, music, food, and more. It's like one-stop shopping. Admission is free for those 21 and older. The entertainment features Frankmusik, pop singer Wrabel, Los Angeles based synth pop band DWNTWN, Ricky Rebel, Not Exactly, and Deadmau5 Tribute. Details: https://pspride.org/festival-info/
4. FOR THE LADIES
5. AWESOME ARENAS
From 6-11 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 7)on Arenas Road, which will be blocked off for the event, you can hit the bars (watch out for long lines) or enjoy live music set up under tented areas. https://pspride.org/event-overview/arenas-block-party/
Plenty of color in the Greater Pride Palm Springs Parade on Nov. 8.
6. PARTY ON
Who says the party stops at midnight? The folks at CCBC Resort in Cathedral City will host an after party from midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 7)
7. DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE
You can almost guarantee that won't happen. The forecast is sunshine and around 80. This is like watching your hometown parade with a lot of rainbows. Starts at 10 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 8) in front of Dish Creative Cuisine. Details: https://pspride.org/parade/
8. MAKE A SPLASH
Take a dip at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 8). No cover and 21 and over only.
9. MR. T
Watch your dance card fill up quickly from 4-7 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 8) at Alibi Azul.
10. OH OSCAR
This is a regular Sunday happening, but it takes on a new look during Pride Weekend. Stop at Oscar's Cafe & Bar for its Tea Dance from 4 p.m. until it closes. Generally attracts an older crowd, and the music is very much 1970s and '80s, but try and find a spot on the outdoor dancer area.
Palm Springs Pride, Nov. 6-8, www.pspride.org