Cathedral City's LGBT Days, scheduled for Easter Weekend, March 30 – April 1, will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night evening of drag, drama and cabaret, the 4th annual community LGBT Days Bed Race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, community booths, and pool parties.
Friday, March 30th
Opening Night Evening Of Drag, Drama And Cabaret - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Cathedral City’s Downtown Town Square Park (68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive) Free
The LGBT DAYS opening night Kick-off Celebration will be hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni…the one and only Delta Work. Entertainment includes the Coachella Valley men’s chorus Modern Men and a cast of fabulous drag queens or to be politically correct, a lineup of celebrity female impersonators.
The evening’s kickoff headliner is the New York City drag legend, singer and comedian Lady Bunny. A
ppropriate for Easter weekend, Lady Bunny hops on down to LGBT Days with her glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs and false eyelashes longer than Tammy Faye Bakers.
Saturday, March 31st
Festival in Town Square - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM - Cathedral City’s Downtown Town Square Park (68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive) Free
This will include will include exhibitors, non-profit organizations, a beverage garden as well as food, and beverage vendors. You can support the event with a VIP Drink-Wristband and receive complimentary beer, wine and cocktails Noon to 6:00 PM on March 31st. Click here to purchase a wristband.
4th Annual LGBT Days Bed Races - 11:00 AM to Noon - 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero - Free
Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. is the unique Cathedral City Pride parade, the 4th annual LGBT Days Bed Race. Host Bella da Ball will officiate the morning’s activities that promise a little drama and suspense. Teams of five are encouraged to sign-up now, decorate a float on wheels, step into some racing shoes or fancy pumps, and race for the coveted winner’s trophy. Four individuals will push one person sitting on the bed from the rainbow start line on Avenida Lalo Guerrero and end at the finish line in front of City Hall. Fans and spectators will line-up and cheer on their favorite teams as they race, sashay or simply saunter by to the finish line.
City Hall Main Stage - Noon to 6:00 PM - Cathedral City’s Downtown Town Square Park (68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive) Free
Festival goers can enjoy free performances by the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus. Gay Desert Guide presents the legendary pop, dance music diva, THEA AUSTIN formerly of SNAP! (Rhythm is a Dancer, Color of Love, Eye of the Tiger, Take on Me, Believe in it) at 5:30 PM. David Hernandez, FINALIST from American Idol, and performances by Corday, Jeremiah Clark and Keisha D, and DJ Ginger Bear. Weekend emcees include Vanity Halston, Delta Work and Bella de Ball.
A highlight of the afternoon will be Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, The world's first LGBTQ mariachi band! Representing the traditions of a rich culture of Mexico, this dynamic ensemble brings Mexican music and folklore to Cathedral City with musicians from California and Mexico.
“Six Characters In Search Of A Play.” - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - D'Place / Mary Pickford Theatre - 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero - Click here for tickets (26/50)
Del Shores will perform his one-man show, “Six Characters In Search Of A Play.” VIP tickets include first three rows of seating and a meet-and-greet reception following the show. Proceeds benefit LGBT Days. Shores is inspired by Pirandello’s classic play to bring you six characters inspired by his real-life encounters that haven’t quite made it into one of Shores’ plays, films or TV shows.
Other Pride Events - After enjoying the festival, Cathedral City LGBT Days continues with various activities at local businesses
Festival goers can also splish-splash and soak up the sun at Western Exposure’s Palm Springs Bear Camp, a free-flowing bear event, at the CCBC Resort Hotel. Clothing optional events and pool parties are featured all weekend with DJ Carrera, DJ Bulldog and Ted E. Roxspin. CCBC Resort Hotel is located at 68300 Gay Resort Drive. For the latest information click here.
Trunks Bar hosts the Pride Dance Party with DJ Robb Roberts 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM and the Country Western Night 8:00 – close on Saturday, March 31. On Sunday, April 1st, Trunks will present Beer Bust 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM with DJ Robb Roberts and a drag show at 6:00 PM.
The Barracks Bar celebrates Pride in Leather Style on Friday night, and on Saturday at 9:00 PM they host the 2nd Annual Fetish Ball benefiting PSLOD and Leather Pride. The weekend wraps up on Sunday with the celebration Beer Bust beginning at 2:00 PM with $2 drink specials. The Barracks Bar is located at 67625 E Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City.
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