Get Ready for Greater Palm Springs Pride 2022
The annual Greater Palm Springs Pride celebration is right around the corner and it will feature a wide variety of ways to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride. With a theme of “Say Gay,” it will take place the week of November 1st through 6th. With events happening all week, the six days of festivities will culminate with the City of Palm Springs’ biggest event, a grand parade, on Sunday, November 6th.
Palm Springs comes alive during its annual Pride parade as spectators gather along downtown’s palm tree-lined North Palm Canyon Drive to cheer and support local organizations, activists, and a view a variety of Pride-themed floats. The two-hour event will step off in the Uptown Design District at Tachevah Drive and North Palm Canyon Drive at 10 a.m. and travel south through downtown.
One national organization and four individuals will serve as the Grand Marshals for the Pride parade. Recognizing its achievements and community service, PFLAG is the National Grand Marshal, Reverend Benita Ramsey is the Grand Marshal, Willie Rhine is the Community Grand Marshal, and Chef Andre Carthen is the Celebrity Grand Marshal.
The parade ends at the entrance to the Pride Festival at Amado Road and North Palm Canyon. This year’s Pride Festival’s theme is “Sip, Sachet, and Celebrate!” and attendees can enjoy downtown Palm Spring’s LGBTQ+ entertainment experience for free. Running from Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 6th, portions of Palm Canyon Drive and Arenas Road will be designated as a special event zone for the annual Pride Festival.
The Pride Festival zone will include multiple stages on Arenas Road, in the new downtown city park, on Tahquitz Way, and on Palm Canyon Drive. Over 150 exhibitors, non-profit organizations, food trucks, fair food, and beverage vendors will be on hand.
Festival goers will enjoy a diverse array of artists and entertainers. Todrick Hall, Pussy Riot, Tanzer, Polartropica, Jake Zyrus, and Ballet Folklorico Proyecto Trans Latina top the 36th annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival lineup. Headlining the Pride Festival on Saturday evening, November 5th, will be Broadway, YouTube, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Todrick Hall.
The Pride Festival is a free community event, but gate donations will be accepted at entry points to help keep Greater Palm Springs Pride free for everyone to attend. See you there!