CATHEDRAL CITY – Downtown, the heart of this community, will be beating with the energy of the Fifth Annual Cathedral LGBT Days when they get underway Friday, March 29 and continue through Sunday, March 31.
Cathedral City LGBT Days is the first Pride event of the year.
The weekend gets started at 6 p.m. Friday, March 29 with a Kick-Off Block Party. This indoor/outdoor party will feature dance music by DJ Galaxy and a musical performance by the legendary Keisha D’. It all takes place in the parking lot behind The Roost and AMP Sports Lounge. The Kick-Off Block Party is hosted by The Roost Lounge, AMP Sports Lounge and Trunks Cathedral City.
The fun doesn’t start and stop there. There is a meet-and-greet with Rocco Steele from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Runway Restaurant and Bar.
While Cathedral City LGBT Days are packed with fun and excitement all weekend long, Saturday, March 30 is the not-be-missed Pride Party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The morning starts with a performance by Modern Men Chorus on the Main Stage in Downtown Cathedral City in front of City Hall at 10:15 a.m. While you’re there, mark your spot to watch the Cathedral City LGBT Days Bed Race, one of the most competitive events you will witness. The Bed Race begins at 11 a.m.
“It’s our Pride Parade with a little drama and suspense as teams race for the fastest time, compete for best decorated, or show their pride for best spirited group,” according to Chris Parman, Communications / Events Manager “There’s still time to put on some racing shoes or fancy pumps and enter the race – but hurry.”
You may register here: https://form.jotformeu.com/71834605587364
This is where you will see Cathedral City Police and Fire battle it out for bragging rights.
Last year, the Cathedral City Fire Department won the fastest time, 19.52 seconds, in the Fourth Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days’ Bed Race. It was the department’s third consecutive win.
The time difference between the Cathedral City Fire Department team and the Cathedral City Police Department team was less than one second, at 0.76 of a second. College of the Desert bed race team was even closer to the second place position with less than a second away from the Cathedral City Police Department at 0.25 of a second, according to the city of Cathedral City. Here are the results of the Top 5 fastest teams in 2018:
- Cathedral City Fire Department 19.52 seconds
- Cathedral City Police Department 20.28 seconds
- College of the Desert 20.53 seconds
- Cathedral City Administration 21.8 seconds
- Diversity DHS 24.3 seconds
The Cathedral City Fire Department team won five Schwinn mountain bikes, one for each team member, for coming in first. They generously donated the bikes to the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club.
Then, settle in – or get on your feet – to enjoy Music on the Main Stage. You can dance and move to the music as famed former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta brings her signature sultry moves to the LGBT Days stage at 3:15 p.m.
American Idol star and fan favorite, Ada Vox, belts out the ballads at 2:35 p.m. Direct from Sydney, Australia, pop sensation Emily Perry takes the stage at 2 p.m. to sing her new hits.
FLAVA, club legend and international sensation brings his flashy costumes, high head pieces, and electric performance at 3:50 pm.
Other artists performing include LA based dance-pop singer and songwriter Azra, The Gand Band, and Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, and emcees Bella da Ball and iHeartRadio/HERE TV’s Alexander Rodriguez.
Performance times are subject to change.
If catching rays and relaxing is more your style, CCBC Resort Hotel brings its annual pool party to the masses on Saturday and Sunday featuring DJ music from noon to 4 p.m.
Finally, the Barracks Bar offers its own special leather events for Cathedral City LGBT Days including its famous Sunday Beer Bust.
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Cathedral City LGBT Days is presented by CCBC Resort Hotel and the Runway Restaurant (Dining, Drinks & Drag).
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