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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Palm Springs Pride Festival and Parade

Friday, November 3-5

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Pride Parade and Festival Information

PARKING

There is plenty of parking in the downtown area. Please plan a little extra time as regular parking becomes scarce downtown at the start of the Parade. Consider parking away from Palm Canyon Drive for both the Festival and Parade.

A few suggestions that are only a five-to-10-minute walk
from the action include:

• The Downtown Project Parking Garage is accessible from
North Museum Drive in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Parking is free with a four-hour time limit.

• Downtown Parking Structure, 275 S. Indian Canyon Drive

• E. Amado Road and adjacent side streets

• Andreas Road toward Calle El Segundo

• Tamarisk Road toward Ruth Hardy Park

• Tachevah Drive toward Katherine Finchey Elementary School

BIKE PARKING

Bike to the Festival and park in the bike corrals at the corner of S. Palm Canyon Drive and Arenas Road, on the east side of Palm Canyon Drive in front of Welwood Murray Library and the north parking area at the Palm Canyon Theatre. There are bicycle-shaped racks, “hitch” bike racks, and bike corrals in the downtown area, providing hundreds of spaces for bike parking.

Accessibility

Every year, Palm Springs Pride works hard to ensure that the Festival event zone and Pride Parade route are accessible to people of all needs and abilities. We’ll update this list as more information becomes available. 

  • Bathrooms: ADA-compliant port-a-potties are located throughout the event zone anywhere standard restrooms are located, so they are easy to find.

  • Interpreters for stage performances: ASL interpreters will be posted for performances on the Main Stage and Oscar's stage.

  • Medical tents: First aid booths are at Palm Canyon Dr and Andreas.

  • Parade: There will be ASL interpreters and an ADA viewing location. For the Parade, seating and interpretation will be available at the Deaf Pride Reviewing Stand. The ADA viewing location is at the Parade Stage, Palm Canyon Dr, and Gran Via Valmonte.

  • Parade Parking: Handicap parking is reserved on Gran Via Valmonte between Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon Dr. 

  • Festival Parking: Locations TBD.

ATMS

All beverage sales locations are credit card only.  ATMs will be located near the food court.

RESTROOMS AVAILABLE AT:

Public restrooms are available 8 am - 10 pm daily for residents and visitors in the downtown development project adjacent to il Corso Restaurant and across from the Rowan Hotel near the "Isabelle" sculpture at 111 N Palm Canyon Dr #180

Additional locations:

• New Downtown Park

• Porta Jons at Andreas and Belardo

Additional Restroom Locations on Parade Day

• Palm Canyon Drive and N. Via Las Palmas (Parade day)

• Palm Canyon Drive and E. Alejo Road (Parade day)

• 349 N. Palm Canyon Drive (Parade day)

 

DONATION STATIONS

Bins are located throughout the Festival. The nonprofit Pride organization encourages attendees to donate a buck or their loose change in the big collection bins to help keep Pride free for everyone. The Donation Brigade will collect donations all weekend. 

 

LOST AND FOUND

Lost items can be picked up at the main Pride Welcome Center near the intersection of Belardo and Andreas. After the event, you can contact Palm Springs Pride at 760-416-8711.

SECURITY

Palm Springs Police and event security staff will be on-site to ensure everyone’s enjoyment of the event. Please report all suspicious activity or problems to Palm Springs Pride Committee managers or directly to security or local law enforcement officers. If you see something, please say something.

PETS

Pets are welcome! However, please be aware of the hot pavement during the day. All dogs must be on a leash or harness.

Can I volunteer? 

We’d love your help!  Outgoing and able-bodied volunteers are needed throughout the multi-day festival, preferably with two shifts – one Saturday and one Sunday – and all volunteers who work a shift longer than five hours receive a Pride t-shirt and a shift meal. If you want to join, the online application is available under the “Get Involved” tab and then “Volunteer,” Alternatively, you can contact volunteer@pspride.org and include your full name and best daytime contact phone number. We will contact you to discuss the options and what works best.

Do we have to drink beer and cocktails in a fenced-in area?

Beverages can be carried throughout the event zone. Palm Springs Pride’s own beverage stations will be located throughout the festival venue. Customers will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages from one of Pride’s beverage stations and walk along Palm Canyon Drive and on Arenas between Calle Encilia and Indian Canyon.

How many people go to the festival

Two hundred thousand attendees are expected over the three festival days.

 

Where can I get a ticket for the festival?

The Palm Springs Pride Festival and Parade are free for everyone. We ask you to purchase a Gateless ticket online as a donation to help us keep Pride Free.

What additional security precautions can I take to make Pride safe and enjoyable?

Palm Springs Pride is a large-scale public event. Please make sure that your valuables and effects are secure. Please do not leave bags or personal items unattended. These can be a security risk and encourage crime.


Please be careful.

Don't venture around unaccompanied, especially at night. Carry a whistle and use it if you find yourself in any danger.  Report anything suspicious to the nearest member of the Event Security Team or the Police. And be sure always to employ safer sex practices should you find yourself engaging in sexual activity.  Make sure your friends know where and with whom you are playing.

 

How can my company become a sponsor or donate to the Pride organization? 

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Festival or Parade, please contact Ron deHarte, Palm Springs Pride President, at (760) 416-8711 or via email at ron@pspride.org.

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