Annual Events

Join our diverse, exciting, and meaningful annual events that celebrate our lively LGBTQ community together.

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Red Dress Dress Red Party

The biggest party in Palm Springs, Red Dress Dress Red, is a night of community, fun, and fantasy where we dance the night away. The theme of “Red” guides our imagination as everyone comes dressed to impress. Imagine the best Halloween and Mardi Gras parties you’ve ever attended; combine them together beneath the spectacular mountains of the Coachella Valley, dress it all in red, and you have a sliver of the living fantasy that is Red Dress Dress Red… pssst, it comes with free food and drinks!

ECV Pride

ECV Pride is an inclusive, local, community-led celebration of LGBTQ+ pride in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Everything from the theme, vendor and resource booths, to the art, performances, and music, is in the collective hands of local LGBTQ+ and allied volunteers, with The Center as a convener, facilitator, and operations lead. ECV Pride is always accepting local, committed, open minded, queer and trans* volunteers who enjoy teamwork, and we especially encourage youth to bring their voices, ideas, and plans to the planning and creation, as well as to enjoy the festival every year in the City of Coachella!

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Center Stage

Center Stage highlights and celebrates the great work of The Center across the Coachella Valley and raises essential funds that support these programs and services. This evening of delight includes a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, entertainment, a live auction, and our Legacy Award Honoree.

Paws & Claus Pet Food Drive

Making sure hungry families are taken care of doesn’t mean we should neglect our hungry pets. Our annual winter social helps us stock the pet food pantry in the Community Food Bank at The Center. The best part? If you bring your furry friends, you get your holiday picture taken with our friendly elves!

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Wreath Auction

In honor of our late friend Dick Haskamp, to continue his legacy of philanthropy and community support, the annual Holiday Wreath Auction benefits The Center and the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. This festive event raises funds through beautifully crafted donated wreaths from our community. You can bid for your favorite wreath and enjoy a special holiday cabaret performance.