Participating Businesses

Check out all the participating 

Palm Springs businesses 

Pop Up Palm Springs


Win Prizes From Participating Businesses

Here's where you will find businesses, specials, etc offered on 

Friday November 1, 2019 in conjunction with Palm Springs Pride.

Also look for the Pop Up Palm Springs signs in the windows.   Each location will also offer a free Pop Up Palm Springs Passport. Visit at least three participating businesses, and you will be entered to win a prize in our opportunity drawing.  Each participating business is donating a prize to the drawing, so there will be dozens of opportunities to win!


How Your Business Gets Involved

Your business can get involved by contacting Jeffrey Bernstein or Joy Meredith


Main Street Palm Springs

Main Street Palm Springs is the business association of Downtown and Uptown Palm Springs. 

Palm Springs Art Museum The Art of Pride


Graffiti Art Park Project

Palm Springs Art Museum’s The Art of Pride is a brand new official Pride event that kicks off the celebration weekend.

This one-of-a-kind party is limited to 1,000 attendees and is an LGBTQ gathering where we welcome our friends and allies to join us at the museum!

All three levels of the building will be open including our two outdoor patios and the Annenberg Theater. Attendees can explore offerings from the permanent collection and current exhibitions, including “Touching History” a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of New York’s Stonewall riots bringing together an intergenerational group of contemporary artists working in photography and collage.

The evening includes a DJ spinning music throughout the building, an open bar, appetizers, and special entertainment to be announced later this summer. Make an exhibition of yourself at this ideal way to launch the weekend with an upscale mix of locals and out-of-towners in a fun-filled celebration of queerness and culture!

Sponsors: Harold B. Matzner, Tom Minder & Duke Kulas, Mark Prior & Luc Bernard, and Craig Hartzman & James John.


Pop Up Palm Springs Pride Edition - Friday, November 1, 2019

Pop Up Palm Springs Pride Edition is part of a brand new series of events.  The first took place in April of 2019,  between Coachella Festival Weekends.   

This is the second edition on the Friday of Pride Weekend!  A third one is planned April 14, 2020 (again on the Tuesday between Coachella Music Festival weekends).

Pop Up Palm Springs is presented by Main Street Palm Springs, the association of Uptown and Downtown Palm Springs businesses invites local businesses to host an on-site special event.   

Pop Up events can include fashion shows, art installations, live music, food tastings, health and wellness demonstrations, special speakers, book signings and more!  

There will be dozens of different events going on around town all day and into the night!   Most events are free of charge; some special meals are not.. Some dining specials may require a reservation

List of Participating Businesses

See next section for details of each one's Pop Up Event


18|8 Fine Men’s Salon 

750 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3

American Legion Owen Coffman Post 519
400 N Belardo

Coco & Lulu

156 North Palm Canyon

Crazy Mel’s Burgers & Bar

166 North Palm Canyon

Crystal Fantasy
268 N Palm Canyon Drive

Destination PSP

170 North Palm Canyon

Gelato Granucci

301 N Palm Canyon Dr,

Gré Coffeehouse & Art Gallery

278 N Palm Canyon Drive

Jewelry Boutique

122 La Plaza

515 N. Palm Canyon Drive

Johnny Was , Palm Springs  

175 N. Palm Canyon  Suite 115


288 N. Palm Canyon Drive

La Akua
115 S. Palm Canyon Drive

La Mar Boutique 

146  N Palm Canyon Drive

MAC Cosmetics

111 N Palm Canyon - Space 115

Marianne of Palm Springs
236 N. Palm Canyon Drive

Mischief Cards & Gifts

226 N Palm Canyon Drive

Palm Springs Vinyl Records
220 N. Palm Canyon Drive

Pomme Frite

256 South Palm Canyon Drive

Ruda 120

Hotel Zoso

150 S Indian Canyon Drive

Tinder Box Palm Springs
200 N. Palm Canyon Drive 

Tops N Tees

278A N Palm Canyon Drive

Wabi Sabi Japan Living
258 N Palm Canyon Drive


FAQs for Guests

Where is Pop Up Palm Springs being held?

The event will take place at individual businesses through Uptown and Downtown Palm Springs on or near Palm Canyon and Indian Canyon.  However, there may be events occurring at other locations, so be sure to check out the full list.

Why do some listed businesses not have details?  

Businesses are being added to Pop Up Palm Springs daily!  Some are still coming up their plans so check back often for more exciting details.

Is there a cost to attend?

In general,no!  Most businesses are hosting free events.  However, there may be special sales, meals, etc. which will cost money.

What time is the event?

Each business will schedule their own events, so check the listings.  Some are all day, some just specific times.

How do I enter the drawing?

Each participating business will have a Passport.  It's free.  Get your passport and visit at least six participating businesses. Each one will mark off the passport.  When you are done, drop off your entry at any participating location.  The drawing will be held during Village Fest on Thursday, April 18.

Will there be street closures?

Yes.  Streets that are closed for Village Fest will remain closed through Pride Weekend.  The events are taking place in store, on patios and on some sidewalks. 


FAQ's for Businesses

How do I participate?

Any business can participate.  Simply come up with a fun idea, email your idea to Joy Brown Meredith ( and Jeffrey Bernstein (  The only requirement is that the event be held on Friday November 1 and that you donate a prize for the opportunity drawing valued at $25 or more.

I don't have a business location, can I rent a space?

This time, we do not have a Festival location where spaces can be rented.  You must partner with an existing business.

How is it being promoted?

There are multiple press releases going on.  There's social media (Facebook, Instagram).  All participating businesses will have a window cling. We are also encouraging each businesses to promote Pop Up Palm Springs via their own means.

How do I find out more about Main Street?

We have a monthly meeting the first Tuesday of each month at the Hyatt Palm Springs, at 8:30 am.  It's free to attend. We do ask that businesses pay an annual membership fee of $25.  Contact Joy Brown Meredith and check out our Facebook page.

Do I need any special permit for Pop Up Palm Springs?

Each business is responsible for their own permits. But if you are having an activity that does not normally require a permit, you should not need one for this.


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Pop Up Palm Springs

Main Street Palm Springs office 268 N. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pride Dance Outdoor Street Party


Friday 6 pm to 10 pm

KGAY "Pride of the Valley" stage presented by Gay Desert Guide

At the intersection of Tahquitz and Palm Canyon Drive

Celebrate that we feel alive, alive because we are different, because we are unique, free... happy. 

Our upbeat DJs get the weekend started. Bring your friends and dance in the street to your own beat!

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. DJ Eric Ornelas

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ray Rhodes

Admission is free, however, donations help keep Pride free for everyone to attend.