Desert AIDS Project honors local everyday heroes to mark World AIDS Day. The annual event, now in its fourth year, features an outdoor reception, award presentations, live entertainment and the after-party.
24TH ANNUAL STEVE CHASE HUMANITARIAN AWARDS 2-10-18
The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards is attended by more than 2,000 of the Coachella Valley’s most fashionable humanitarians making red carpet arrivals an event unto itself. Last year’s high-wattage event featured a special presentation by Barry Manilow, live performance by The Pointer Sisters and an After-Party that hand guests dancing past 2am to the sounds of La Bouche and a DJ. This year’s Gala will be hosted by Ross Mathews and feature entertainment by En Vogue and Thelma Houston.
DINING OUT FOR LIFE 4-26-18
Desert AIDS Project raised over $230,000 during the 2017 DOFL event featuring 70 local restaurants who donated 33-110% of the days gross sales of food and beverage. Because of the generosity of our community, Greater Palm Springs has ranked third in overall fundraising among the 52 participating cities across the United States – Raising more funds that cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, and Phoenix . Fun Fact, In 2017 the top three fundraising restaurants in North America were all based in Palm Springs.
QUEEN OF THE DESERT 5-30-18
Six drag queens compete for the title of Queen of the Desert, decided by a panel of local celebrities, while attendees vote for their Fan Favorite by donating dollar bills. This high energy event is attended by 725 local residents and is sponsored by local bars that feature drag shows. The event is accessible to everyone in the community because of its low ticket price of $20 for general seating.