Events

Aging Positively – 3rd Annual HIV and Aging Conference Keynote by amfAR co-founder Dr. Michael Gottlieb
September 18, 2018
Joslyn Senior Center

Aging Positively, the annual Coachella Valley conference aimed at providing practical information as well as inspiration for those aging with HIV, will explore housing, sexual health and dating, and employment strategies. And this year, The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) co-founder Dr. Michael Gottlieb will provide the keynote address. Click here to learn more.

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Desert AIDS Walk
October 20, 2018
Ruth Hardy Park

2,000 + walkers will step off from Ruth Hardy Park for the 32nd Annual Desert AIDS Walk.  The walks route winds through downtown Palm Springs as locals cheer on a community in action.  This family and pet-friendly event includes a health and wellness festival, entertainment and food in Ruth Hardy Park. www.desertaidswalk.org

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Everyday Heroes
November 30, 2018
Palm Springs Cultural Center

Desert AIDS Project honors local everyday heroes who’ve made an impact in our community. The annual event, now in its fifth year, features an outdoor reception, awards presentations, live entertainment and an after-party. Traditionally held on December 1, World AIDS Day, this year’s event will be held a day prior on November 30. Click here to reserve your tickets! 

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25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards
February 9, 2019
Palm Springs Convention Center

The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards is attended by more than 2,000 of the Coachella Valley’s most fashionable humanitarians making red carpet arrivals and the after-party events unto themselves.  This year marks the 25th year for Desert AIDS Project’s largest fundraising event which is named for one of D.A.P.’s earliest financial supporters, the designer Steve Chase.www.desertaidsproject.org/events

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Dining Out for Life
April 25, 2019
Coachella Valley Restaurants

Over 80 local restaurants participated in the 2018 Dining Out for Life event raising over $280,000 for client services at Desert AIDS Project. Greater Palm Springs ranks in the top three fundraising markets out of 52 locations who participate in Dining Out for Life each year across North America. Each participating restaurant donates 33% – 100% of the days gross sales of food and beverage. www.desertaidsproject.org/events

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6th Annual Queen of the Desert
May 30, 2019
Palm Springs Cultural Center

  • This annual So-Cal lip synch competition shines a spotlight on local drag performers and sells out quickly. Participants compete in bathing costume, evening gown and performance categories as they vie for the coveted title of ‘Queen of the Desert 2019’ while raising funds for Desert AIDS Project via fan favorite voting. www.desertaidsproject.org/events
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