The Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade will be held downtown today.
The 26th annual parade is 10 a.m. along Palm Canyon Drive from Ramon to Tamarisk roads.
The Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival continues today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Palm Springs Stadium, 1901. E. Baristo Road.
Palm Canyon from Sunny Dunes to Ramon roads will close at 6:30 a.m., and Palm Canyon from Ramon to Tachevah Drive will close from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the parade.
Electronic music duo The Crystal Method, “American Idol” contestant Kimberly Caldwell and Susaye Greene, the last official member of the Supremes, will headline the festival, according to Ron deHarte, president of Greater Palm Springs Pride.
Pop duo Karmin had to cancel at the last minute because of illness, according to organizers.
Seven stages and three dance venues will be set up at Sunrise Park and in downtown Palm Springs for the festival, which will also feature dancing, food vendors, HIV/AIDS testing by the Desert AIDS Project and booths staffed by local organizations.
Free shuttle service will be provided between noon and 6:30 p.m. from several downtown locations.
A shuttle is also available from the Palm Springs Mall to the festival from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Festival admission is $15.
There is a reduced entry fee of $10 per day for those aged 12-18 or 60 and up, or any student with a valid school ID.
For more information, go to www.pspride.org or call 760-416-8711.