Palm Springs Pride Weekend continues Saturday with the two-day Pride Festival, part of a full slate of events celebrating the LGBT community.
The festival kicks off Saturday morning, transforming downtown Palm Springs with artists, live music, and more than 150 exhibitors. Other attractions include a pop-up up marriage site offering happy couples a chance to tie the knot in front of friends while celebrating the festival, HIV/AIDS testing available courtesy of Get Tested Coachella Valley, while kids can take part in the Children’s Headquarters space and the Youth Zone, presented by Safe Schools Desert Cities.
Admission to the festival is free, but donations will be accepted.
Saturday’s pride events also include the Palm Springs Pride Run and Walk 5K, inviting participants to head through the historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishes across a number of age categories. Registration is available for $40 on race day starting at 6:30 a.m.
On Sunday, the Palm Springs Pride Parade takes off down Palm Canyon Drive, with roughly 60,000 spectators expected to take in the procession of floats heading through downtown.
The parade will also feature the Transgender Equality March, with the transgender community and its allies set to unfurl the 100-foot Transgender Flag.
The festival will be held along Palm Canyon Drive, between Amado and Baristo roads.