Cathedral City’s LGBT celebrates Pride in an inclusive, diverse, friendly and fun atmosphere, gathering LGBT celebrities, artists, media, community leaders and members for an unforgettable weekend of entertainment.
It features feature opening ceremonies, nightly live entertainment, food, drink, activities, a bed race and parade, a champagne Sunday brunch. live performances by Lance Bass and the Pop 2K Tour, a special appearance by The Old Gays, the annual Bed Race and Parade, a new show by comedian Del Shores, artisan craft vendors, local parties and more.
Additional performers are pop singer, actor, film and TV producer and author Lance Bass of ‘N SYNC; actor, playwright and activist Del Shores; co-host/emcee “The Queen of the Party” Mayhem Miller; multi-platinum recording artists O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and LFO; DJ Alex D; international model Nic Masc; and more.
Cat City LGBT Days 2022 Schedule Of Events
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH
• 5-8 p.m. – Opening Night Party in Town Square Park, sponsored by KGAY 106.5, featuring DJ Galaxy and on-air morning show host John Taylor, and the LGBT Days flag raising and lighting of City Hall at 7 p.m., in rainbow colors. The kick-off event will have DJs and dancing, food trucks, craft vendors, and outdoor bar and more. This event is open to the public.
Location: Cathedral City Civic Center and Town Square Park, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
• 8 p.m. Actor, playwright, activist and famed creator of “SORDID LIVES” Del Shores comedy performance of the “THE SH*T STIRRER” at the CVREP Theatre. Tickets range from $29-$99, with backstage meet & greet opportunities with Del Shores. Tickets available here.
Location: CVREP Theatre, 68510 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City
• 8 p.m.-2 a.m. – The CCBGA (Cat City Gay Business Association) presents the evening bar crawl.Participating bars include Roost Bar Lounge, One Eleven Bar, Barracks Bar, Trunks, AMP Sports Lounge and CCBC Resort Hotel/Runway Bar. Bars will feature drinks specials and an eclectic mix of entertainment, with details available here.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
• 4-10 p.m. – LGBT Days “Saturday Heat” Festival & Concert at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater. Channel Q and world-famous gay bar The Abbey West Hollywood host the Lawn Party T Dance with DJ Jeffree and the Abbey Gogo Dancers, co-hosted by Andrew Christian Trophy Boy and international model Nic Masc at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater. Activities will include lawn games and prize giveaways, drink specials, DJs and dancing, appearances by local queens, food trucks and other festivities. Attendees can also win upgraded VIP tickets to the headline concert later in the evening and more.
The Pop 2K Tour hosted by Lance Bass and co-host/emcee “The Queen of the Party,” Mayhem Miller. DJ Alex D hits the main stage at 6 p.m., followed by an official proclamation ceremony and Salute to The Old Gays by the Mayor and City Council at 7 p.m. Official host Lance Bass and the Pop 2K Tour take the Main Stage, featuring concert performances by O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and LFO at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $34 (GA)/$69 (VIP) with a limited number of VIP Premium Experience tables available, and can be purchased here.
Location: Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, 68526 Ave Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
9 a.m. 2 p.m.– KGAY 106.5 kicks off the Sunday activities with a Sunday Champagne Brunch Party at the Town Square Park, featuring Eric Ornelas, DJ Galaxy and on-air morning host John Taylor. Local queens will mix with guests who can enjoy drinks in the park including mimosas and a bloody Mary bar along with food trucks. Brunch seating begins at 9 a.m.
Local drag legend Bella da Ball will host the Civic Center stage and emcee the Parade of Beds and Bed Race starting at 10:30 a.m., backed by international touring act The Dreamboats with their award-winning music inspired by 50s & 60s rock n’ roll. Thousands of attendees line up to cheer on teams running festively decorated beds down Avenue Lalo Guerrero, competing for prizes.
Location: Downtown Cathedral City,68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History, an exhibit featuring the chronological history of events, organizations and individuals who have helped to make the greater Palm Springs area the welcoming place that it is for LGBTQ+ individuals today. The exhibit is FREE to all. More information here.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, 36-850 Pickfair Cathedral City
WHY: Cathedral City’s Communications/Events Manager Chris Parman says, “Cathedral City LGBT Days is a time to recognize the strength in our diversity, appreciate our similarities, and stand united for the equal rights of all Americans. We honor the lives, history, and wonderful accomplishments the LGBTQ+ community has contributed in making Cathedral City one of the most gay-friendly cities in America. Year after year, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has ranked Cathedral City with a perfect “100” score, and that is a testament to the city’s belief in equality for both our residents and visitors alike.”
WHAT ELSE: The event’s website is: www.cathedralcitylgbtdays.com.