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 Sunday T Dance hosted by The Abbey West Hollywood, the annual Bed Race and Parade, a new revue by comedian Del Shores, artisan craft vendors, local parties and more.
Cat City LGBT Days 2023 Schedule Of Events
FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd
• 5-9 p.m. –Friday night, March 3rd beginning at 6:00PM features the official Pride flag raising and lighting of City Hall; a screening under the stars of the queer film classic, THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater at 7:00PM; followed at 9:00PM by the first-ever outdoor PRIDE Drone Show and an opening night after-party to be announced. The opening ceremony, film screening and drone show are free to the public; register for film tickets here.
This event is free and open to the public; the film screening is ticketed.
Cathedral City Hall and Town Square Park, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, 68526 Ave Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
SATURDAY, MARCH 4th
• 10 a.m.–1 a.m. –Saturday’s festivities include, from 10:00AM-4:00PM “Bacon and Leggs” Poolside Drag Brunch & Party with Temecula’s Drag Experience & KGAY at the Paloma hosted by Jake DuPree and Kelly K with Jo Lopez, Joella, Luna Eclipse, Diva Dean, The Fitness Marshall and exclusive DJ performance by Modgirl; purchase tickets here. Brunch is followed by two performances of the live stage revue “Remembering Leslie Jordan: a Sordid Lives/Southern Baptist Sissies Tribute” hosted by renowned multi-hyphenate and desert fixture Del Shores with special guests Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander, Ann Walker and Emerson Collins. Performances are at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at the Mary Pickford Theater; purchase tickets here. Want more? Saturday night features the LGBT Days after party at AMP Sports Lounge co-hosted by Jake Dupree and Angelique VaGorgeous.
The Paloma Resort: 67670 Carey Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234.
The Mary Pickford Theater: 36850 Pickfair St, Cathedral City, CA 92234
AMP Sports Lounge: 68-718 E Palm Canyon Dr 201 Suite 201, Cathedral City, CA 92234
SUNDAY, MARCH 5th
10 a.m.– 2 p.m.–The weekend concludes on Sunday March 5th with the annual Bed Race and Parade of Beds in front of City Hall starting at 10:00AM, where thousands of well-wishers line up to cheer on teams running festively decorated beds down Avenue Lalo Guerrero, competing for prizes and local infamy; tickets available here. The Bed Race will be emceed by local drag legend Bella da Ball and co-hosted by KGAY’s John Taylor., with both Jake DuPree and The Fitness Marshall among the racers.
Live entertainment includes The Dreamboats kicking things off in the morning, with a special performance by the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus immediately preceding the awards ceremony. It’s free to attend and participate, check here. After the Bed Race, the world-famous Abbey West Hollywood hosts the Sunday Funday T Dance featuring top DJs and The Abbey Dancers, with champagne, drink specials, exclusive vendors, and gourmet food trucks on hand for all attendees to close out the weekend in style. VIP Tables by reservation.
Location: Downtown Cathedral City, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
“Cathedral City is excited to welcome residents and visitors to our annual LGBT Days event as we celebrate our vibrant LGBTQ+ community with a weekend full of arts, culture and dynamic programming,” said Ryan Hunt, Communications & Events Manager for the City of Cathedral City. “LGBT Days is one of our signature events and the first Pride celebration each year in California and we’re putting a lot of time and energy to make sure this event will be the best one yet.”
Abbey General Manager Todd Barnes added, “The Abbey is excited to return to Cathedral City LGBT Days for the second year in a row bringing our Abbey dancers and DJs for the Sunday Abbey T Dance experience and the Parade of Beds,” says Todd Barnes, General Manager. “We feel it’s important to celebrate Pride not just in June and thank Cathedral City for having The Abbey join California’s first pride of the year!”
WHAT ELSE: The event’s website is: www.cathedralcitylgbtdays.com.
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