Meet the… Dinah

The Dinah is a five-day weekend getaway in Palm Springs, California. The festival is organised by and for the lesbian community. This long weekend attracts ladies from all over the world and keeps growing each year. Keep reading to know what everybody is raving about!

What is the Dinah?

The Dinah is the largest lesbian music festival in the world. In 2017 the festival is held for the 27th time and just keeps growing. This five-day event appears to be a successful formula. The extra long weekend is packed with the best live performances and DJ-sets. Days are filled with amazing pool parties in the Californian sun, nights with live music, DJ’s and clubbing. Relax at the pool with a cocktail or dance till you drop on the funky beats. This all-girls weekend has a lot to offer for everyone.


The Dinah concept supports the lesbian community by organizing this all-girls event. Rising stars get a chance to show off their talent. Lesbian women from all over the globe travel to Palm Springs to meet up and party together. The Dinah brings people closer in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Tish Hyman

How did the Dinah start out?

The first Dinah Shore weekend took place in 1991 in Palm Springs. The original founder, Mariah Hanson, started the hype in the Palm Springs Modern Art Museum and the festival sold out pretty quickly. The party took place in between precious modern art pieces. In 2006, the festival was lifted to a new level with headliners like ‘The Pussycat Dolls’, who actually stopped touring with the Black Eyed Peas to attend to the festival. After that, the festival hosted dozens of celebrities each year. Since 1991 The Dinah became the largest lesbian festival in the world. This event has been growing over the past 27 years, which proves that events like The Dinah are necessary for our community.

Which stars and celebrities will we see in 2017?

This summer a new load of artists found their way to the Dinah. There will be world famous lesbian DJ’s and performers.

  • Cutting edge DJ Keala Kennelly and former world surf champion
  • Reality TV star and controversial artist Margeaux Simms will perform live
  • 90’s biggest club legends Cece Peniston and Black Box
  • Songwriter Tish Hyman brings soulful music
  • Butterscotch, the first female beatboxing world champion
  • Latin hip-hop star and rising pop star Lady Cultura
  • Politically incorrect stand-up comedian Julie Goldman
  • So much more ...
DJ RY Toast

When and where is the Dinah?

This year the event will be held from Wednesday, March 29 to Sunday, April 2 in Palm Springs, California, USA. Guest must be 21 years or older to attend.

What will the weekend look like?

All the events are included in the weekend pass, so guests can arrange their own schedule. The Dinah organizes different events each day.



Official Pre Party @ the Hilton Hotel 8PM to midnight


The Dinah Opening Party @ Zelda’s Nightclub 9PM to 2AM

With live performance by Margeaux Simms


TGIDF Pool Party @ Hilton Hotel noon to 6PM

With live performances by Blackbox and Velvet Dive

White Party @ Hard Rock Hotel 8PM to 2AM

With live performances by Cece Peniston and Kittens

The Dinah Saturday


Wet + Wild Pool Party @ Hilton Hotel 10AM to 6PM

With live performance by Tish Hyman

Dinah Comedy House @ Hard Rock Hotel 7PM to 8PM

With Erin Foley, Julie Goldman and Gina Jashere

Hollywood Party @ Hard Rock Hotel 9PM to 2AM

With live performances by Keala Kennelly, Lady Cultura and FHB


Sunday Funday Pool Party @ Hilton Hotel 10AM to 6PM

With live performance by Lizzo

Closing Party @ Zelda’s Nightclub 9PM to 2AM

With live performance by Butterscotch

All right! How can I get a ticket?

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