Downtown & Uptown Palm Springs
We are planning our next Pop Up Palm Springs event. We will keep you posted here and on social media.
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!
Main Street Palm Springs is the business association of Downtown and Uptown Palm Springs.
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 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
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
268 N Palm Canyon Drive
170 North Palm Canyon
301 N Palm Canyon Dr,
Gré Coffeehouse & Art Gallery
278 N Palm Canyon Drive
122 La Plaza
515 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Johnny Was , Palm Springs
175 N. Palm Canyon Suite 115
288 N. Palm Canyon Drive
115 S. Palm Canyon Drive
La Mar Boutique
146 N Palm Canyon Drive
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
256 South Palm Canyon Drive
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
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.
How do I participate?
Any business can participate. Simply come up with a fun idea, email your idea to Joy Brown Meredith (Joy@CrystalFantasy.com) and Jeffrey Bernstein (Jeffrey@DestinationPSP.com). 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 Joy@CrystalFantasy.com 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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Do you have questions or comments about the event? Do you need special accommodations? Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Main Street Palm Springs office 268 N. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
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.