As California’s first Pride event of the year, the 6th annual Cathedral City LGBT Days brings together numerous LGBT celebrities, artists, media, community leaders, Coachella Valley residents and visitors for an unforgettable weekend of live entertainment, community engagement and fun activities from March 25th–27th, 2022.
Friday night features the official Pride flag raising and lighting of City Hall; followed by a T dance in Town Square Park; a comedy performance by actor, playwright and activist Del Shores at the CV Repertory Theatre (tickets available here); and a bar crawl presented by the Cathedral City Gay Business Association (CCBGA) and participating local bars including Roost Bar Lounge, One Eleven Bar, Barracks Bar, Trunks, AMP Sports Lounge and CCBC Resort Hotel/Runway Bar.
Saturday’s festivities include the LGBT Days official pool party at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cathedral City during the day, followed by the Pop 2K Tour headline performance at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, hosted by legendary singer, actor, producer, LGBT icon and 8-time Grammy® nominee Lance Bass of N’SYNC. The night’s festivities kick off at 5pm with co-host/emcee “The Queen of the Party” Mayhem Miller and DJ Alex D, followed by live performances with multiplatinum recording artists OTown, Ryan Cabrera, LFO and a closing set featuring Lance Bass performing his greatest hits. Fun lawn games, prize giveaways from local radio stations, artisan craft vendors, gourmet food trucks and more will round out a full evening of entertainment in the Amphitheater for all attendees.
The weekend concludes on Sunday March 27th with the annual Bed Race and Parade in front of City Hall (tickets available here), where thousands of attendees line up to cheer on teams running festively decorated beds down Avenue Lalo Guerrero, competing for prizes and local infamy. Starting at 9am and continuing after the Bed Race, Town Square Park hosts a luxurious Champagne Brunch party with a DJ, mimosas and gourmet food trucks on hand for all attendees to enjoy.
“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,” stated Cathedral City’s LGBTQ Liaison and City Spokesperson Chris Parman. “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.”
Additional activities will be announced weekly, with information posted on official social media channels (@CathedralCityLGBTDays) and the official website. The event welcomes community participation and is currently accepting applications for the Bed Race and Parade, artisan craft vendors, food trucks, sponsors, volunteers and performing talent. Please apply here.
Current sponsors for this year’s event include: AMP Sports Lounge; Barracks Bar; The CCBC Resort Hotel and Runway Bar; Trunks; One Eleven Bar; Roost Bar Lounge—all of whom will host satellite events throughout LGBT Days weekend—Burke, Williams and Sorenson, LLP; and media partner the Gay Entertainment Directory (GED) Magazine.
The event will adhere to state and local COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the event. For more information about the event, visit https://www.cathedralcitylgbtdays.com/