(Palm Springs Mayor Lisa Middleton Cutting The Ribbon with Palm Springs Community Members)

Palm Springs, CA

The local LGBTQ community had reason to celebrate yesterday as the City of Palm Springs officially designated the block of Arenas Road between Indian Canyon and Calle Encilia as the “Arenas District” right before Palm Springs kicks off it’s 36th Annual Pride Celebration this weekend.

In addition, the rainbow crosswalk at Calle Encilia and Arenas is now “Drag Queen Crossing.”

The event was attended by local Palm Springs elected officials including the Mayor, City Councilmembers, the Palm Springs Police Chief, among scores of local residents excited by yesterday’s events.

Although Arenas is not the only location of LGBTQ establishments in greater Palm Springs, the block has the highest concentration of LGBTQ establishments in the Coachella Valley and is a popular destination for tourists coming to the area.

Palm Springs Kicks Off 36th Annual Pride Celebration

The 36th Annual Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade, starts Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. and will be along Palm Canyon Drive from Tachevah to Amado Road.

The Pride Festival runs on Nov. 4 – 6. For more information, visit pspride.org.

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