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Gay Palm Springs

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced an order to shelter-in-place
Emergency measures in the wake of Covid-19

Bars, nightclubs, restaurants except for takeout and delivery service, entertainment and recreational venues that were closed, had begun to reopen with restrictions in June. But on July 1st the governor ordered the closure of all recently reopened bars, and halted indoor operations of restaurants, movie theaters, museums and zoos in most of the state after a surge in coronavirus cases.

MODERN MEN - the Coachella Valley Men's Chorus
Open Rehearsals - On Hold

Tuesday Nights at: The Metropolitan Community Church, 32150 Candlewood Dr, Cathedral City, CA. The Men’s Chorus invite you to come and check them out at one of our weekly rehearsals.
Social and fundraising event for Palm Springs Hot Rodeo
Country Dance - On Hold

Every Tuesday + Saturday, 7pm. Cowboys + Cowgirls Dancing for HOT RODEO. Country music dancing, music videos, and friendly fun. For now only Country Western Dance Lessons with Rob Ollander-Krane. Full events returning soon - check back for the next GPSC Friday Night Country Dance dates at The Barracks and Chill Bar, at:
Starring Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli
And Then We Danced - Directed by Levan Akin (Music Box Direct only in the USA)

Now streaming. A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society. Merab, a devoted dancer has been training for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. Another male dancer, Irakli, gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak, throws Merab off balance, sparking intense rivalry and romantic desire.
Complex & empathetic conversation starter follows 29-year-old Brooklynite Jess
THE SURROGATE (Music Box Direct only in the USA)

Now streaming. Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband. But a prenatal test comes back positive for Down syndrome, creating a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship. Stars: Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, and Brooke Bloom. Written/ directed by Jeremy Hersh; produced by Jonathan Blitstein, Julie Christeas and Taylor Hess.
ShortFest 2020 will look different from previous editions...
26th Palm Springs International ShortFest

June 16-22, 2020. A portion of the Official Selection films, curated from the more than 6,000 submissions received, is available to watch now through June 22 (the original festival dates). Virtual classes and panels with industry guests will be available as part of the ShortFest Forum.
Open, but... with limited capacity and subject to limited availability
CCBC - 4th of July + Labor Day 2020

July 3-5, 2020 4th of July Weekend. September 4-7th Labor Day Weekend. CCBC hotel, Runway Bar & Restaurant, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified or unavailable.
Every Saturday, until Jul 19
Safe Zone Saturday

July 4, 11, 18, 2020, 7pm-2am. Be socially distanced in beautiful Palm Springs. Enjoy cocktails, music and friends in a clean, safe environment.
Sexy Bartenders, DJ Corey D. Free Clothes Check.
WE'RE BACK! The Tool Shed Palm Springs Reopens

July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020, 12-3pm - Saturday Afternoon: 0-69 Bingo. July 5, 12, 19, 26, 12-2pm, Liquid Lunch Sundays; 6pm-12am Bear Bust Sundays - DJ Corey D spins the best music from classic rock, pop, retro and disco.
Every Thursday through June 18th
Fiesta Lounge Latin Nights

July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020, 8pm-2am. Social distancing with a Latin kick. Ephriam Cedillo-Jimenez Rebecca Red and Aubrey McQueen La Chona host cocktails and a kiki indoors and outdoors. Enjoy the summer nights until we can dance again. Music curated by Lookits Djtanner.
Hosted by Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Coachella Valley
9th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast - Cancelled

July 11, 2020, 8:30-11pm. Over 1,200 attendees commemorate Harvey Milk's legacy, honoring and celebrating his legacy as a political and community leader who stood for justice and equality across intersections of oppression, self-identity, and self-determination. Featuring recipients of the Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award of the Coachella Valley, and a special keynote address.
Club Skirts presents the 28th anniversary of
The Dinah Weekend - New Date

September 16-20, 2020. The largest lesbian all-girl/ music event in the world over five days. This past year included: Pre-Party at Hilton Palm Springs; Opening Party at Zelda's; FRI TGIDF Party noon-6pm at Hilton Pool; Black & White Ball; Wet + L-Word Pool Party at Hilton; Hollywood Party at PS Convention Center; Closing Party at Zelda's. Postponed from April dates.
Interested in Chub4Chub’s, Bears or Daddies?
Chubfest Fall 2020 - New Dates

September 18-20, 2020, at CCBC Resort Hotel. Three-day weekend social/ playful gathering at clothing optional resort. Created by Tyler + Jack to get friendly people together for sun, fun and playfulness in the pool, hot tub, sauna or playroom. Guys from all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia attend. Past year included pool parties, cocktail party + Hunter's Fur Friday.
Get on your knees and play...
CUMUNION International Sex Party - On hold from March thru summer

September 26, 2020 (TBC), 10pm-4am, CBCC, Palm Springs. Packed with hot men from Southern California and around the world; guys flock to Palm Springs for CumUnion. Open to gay/ bi men/ all ages/ types, there's something for every hole. Swimming pool, Jacuzzis, waterfalls. Next: Oct 24; Nov 21. See Twitter.
By Jeffrey Sanker | The Largest annual gay dance music festival in the world
White Party Palm Springs - 27th Anniversary - New Dates

October 30 - November 2, 2020. Pool, Underwear Parties. Main Event. Massive sound/ state-of-the-art production, elaborate décor/ visuals push the boundaries of your senses. Afterhours. SUN T-Dance. Closing Party. DJs Gaston Silveti, Adrian Dalera, Alex Acosta, Binomio, 2 Unknown Boys, Dany Brasil, GSP, Phil Romano, Drew G, Anne Louise, Ben Bakson, Dan Slater, Danny Verde.
Jock/Leather/gear party hosted by MAN UPP - Joe Whitaker Presents

October 30 - November 1, 2020. DUDES, DADDIES, DISCREET, DON'T KNOW...DILF is for ALL MEN! Black Attire, Jocks, Gear, Leather Encouraged!. FRI 8pm-5am FuKR. SAT 11am-6pm Splash Pool Party + 8pm-5am DESERT BLACK PARTY. SUN 12-6pm Boner Pool Paety/ Beer Bust. Hot Dirty HOUSE MUSIC by DJs KITTY GLITTER (SYD); CHARLY (MAD); and MAX BRUCE (LA). CCBC RESORT Cothing Optional Event.
Annual costume contest
Arenas Road Halloween Show & Contest

October 31, 2020, 4-10pm Arenas Road Annual Halloween street party and 8pm costume contest - street is closed to traffic. Singers, dancers and some very talented drag. Contest begins 8pm, cash and prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. All welcome to enter the contest or come watch. More parties, contests, shows at restaurants, bars, hotels throughout the city area.
34th Annual Pride celebration in Southern California
Palm Springs Pride 2020

November 6-8, 2020. DTPS: Palm Canyon Dr, Amado/Baristo. Arenas: Calle Encilia - Indian Canyon on Arenas. FRI 5-10pm Arenas District Pride Kick Off: 6-10pm DTPS Street Party. SAT Pride Festival: 11am-10pm DTPS; 11:30pm in Arenast; 6-11:30pm, Arenas Block Party. SUN Pride Festival/Parade: 11am-5pm DTPS; 11am-6pm Arenas District; 10am-Noon Pride Parade Tachevah/ Palm Canyon Dr on S Amado.
2020 - The 31st Edition
Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 7-18, 2021. Among the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees each year for a lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries over two weeks. The Black Tie Awards Gala, honors the best achievements of the year. Passes and ticket packages on sale now. Also see ShortFest in mid-June, and PSIFS Year-Round, online:
Benefiting AIDS Assistance Program and The Center Food Bank of Palm Springs
International Bear Convergence 2021

February 18-22, 2021. Five-day weekend events for bears + friends. This past year at Hotel Zoso w/ Early Bear Party, Pool Parties, LSD Bear Cabaret, Furrocious Party, Toucan's Tiki Tea, Bear Bunch, Wruff Closing Party; DJs Galaxy, Matt Effect, Moody, Chub Jim, Sir Doggy. Hunters events. Bear Naked unofficial IBC FRI/SAT CCBC Resort parties and naked furry frolics.
The 7th Annual LGBT Days
Cathedral City LGBT Days with Bed Race & Parade of Beds

March 26-28, 2021, 10:30am-2pm, Cathedral City Hall. Unique Cathedral City Pride parade. Host Bella da Ball officiates the drama and suspense. Teams of five decorate a float on wheels, step into some racing shoes or fancy pumps, and race for the coveted winner’s trophy. Four people push another on the bed, from the rainbow start line on Avenida Lalo Guerrero to finish at City Hall.
The 15th Annual Men of Color Party Retreat Weekend
Blatino Oasis - Postponed until 2021

April 30 -May 2, 2021, annual CCBC Resort event, the largest clothing optional Gay men’s resort in California. The West Coast's largest gay/bi men of color getaway, attracting over 1,000 gay and bisexual men from around the world. Also: FRI Kickoff at Runway; SAT Dance Party at Runway. SUN Tea Dance at Runway. Pool Parties + Erotic After Hours at CCBC. See details at website:
The Greater Palm Springs Chapter / Golden State Gay Rodeo Association present
Hot Rodeo Palm Springs Weekend!

May 7-9, 2021. Past year hotel: Infusion Beach Club, 1900 N. Palm Canyon Dr. RODEO Competitive Events at AC Dysart Equestrian Center, 2101 W Victory Ave, Banning. Past year events included Dance Contest at Trunks. Pool party at host hotel + Cowgirl Mingle. FRI/SAT parties at Toolshed + Chill Bar. SUN 8pm Awards Ceremony at Eight4Nine. See website for updated information:
Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Cinema Diverse 2021

September, 2021 (TBC) - feature films, documentaries & shorts for, by & about LGBT at Palm Springs Cultural Center. Cinema Diverse has not scheduled any upcoming events for 2020 as of June.