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  • Must be 21 to attend
  • For Will Call times and door-hours, check the schedule on the website and/or program
  • Dinah passes/badges and wristbands must be worn at all times
  • Wristbands void if tampered or removed
  • Valid photo ID required at all times
  • No nudity allowed at any events
  • Entertainment Line Up and Performance times subject to change (Check Website)
  • Street Parking available for free 24/7 (make sure to check street signs)
  • Is The Dinah expensive? Considering the level of event production, which is unparalleled in our industry, no, it’s not.  There are ways to keep the costs down. If you purchase a weekend pass early on, the cost of each individual event is much lower than if you purchase it at the door.  Many events are free with the purchase of the early bird Weekend pass.  If you attend only three main events you’ve paid for the cost of the entire pass which includes seven events, so in effect all other events are free. We encourage early sales so that you may  purchase the event at the best possible price and will remind you of this repeatedly. so get on our mailing list! Each event is a major production as we want to present the highest quality to you and so our ticket price reflects the quality of the event but we do our best to keep our prices down and encourage early sales.  We also sell individual event tickets so that if you are on a budget you can still come for the day or a single event.
  • Who comes to The Dinah?  is it just for cis women?  No!  It’s for all women identified people, which we will refer to throughout our reading material as womyn, and their supportive friends, of course. We promote an inclusive, empowering environment for all womyn but we also realize we have supportive allies in respectful trans and cis men, so as long as your idea is to empower and respect all things female identified, everyone is welcome but the event is primarily designed to empower and celebrate womyn.
  • I heard this is just a wild party. Is that true?   NOPE!  Sure, it’s a rather large celebration and that can look like a wild party at times, but The Dinah is so much more. If you like the idea of being around womyn from all over the world, who are celebrating their lives out loud and creating community, unity and absolute joy then The Dinah is for you.  It’s a very powerful event. Attendees  leave it feeling changed, inspired that we can get along, that our differences are the smallest part of who we are, and that when we allow ourselves to, we recognize that we are all one, despite external differences that really do not matter in the big scheme of things. Do come join us.  Celebrate our power as womyn and join in the celebration and the freedom to be just who you are, as you are!
  • What’s the age average? Can my mom come too? The Dinah is attended by womyn of all ages. There’s something to do for everyone.  We love that younger queer womyn are mingling with older lesbians who have seen so many of the positive changes throughout several decades in our community, So if you are younger, reach out to someone older and vise versa. This event is about a unique celebration of all of us, no matter our age, ethnicity, size, economic status et al.  The Dinah is about personal freedom and expression, so go for it! And yes, women have brought their Mom’s and they both had a blast!  The Dinah is inspiring and empowering for all womyn and their friends,
  • Where is The Dinah? Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend – the original Dinah Shore Weekend – is always and only held in Palm Springs, CA.
  • How old do I have to be to attend? 21 and over
  • If my girlfriend is turning 21 at the Dinah, can she come? Yes, but she’ll only be able to get into the parties beginning the day of her birthday.
  • Do you produce other Dinah events? Club Skirts has been producing the world famous Dinah Shore Weekend for 30 years only in Palm Springs. At this time, we don’t have plans to produce any other Dinah events in other locations. Imitation is the highest form of flattery and the greatest sign of success. We take it as a compliment that we are always imitated but as the saying goes, and experience has proven, we are never duplicated! If you want the Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend experience you’ve been reading and hearing about for three decades, you’ll find it with us, only in Palm Springs.
  • Is the Dinah a golf tournament? The Dinah is not a golf tournament; and due to Covid rescheduling no longer takes place at the same time as the LPGA ANA Inspiration golf tournament.
  • Can I go to the Dinah alone? How easy is it to meet people? Yes! Many womyn come by themselves and end up leaving having made lots of new friends and some have even found their dream girl.
  • Can my guy friends attend with me? The Dinah is open to all womyn and their friends, concluding men, but we do center the event around the celebration of all womyn and work to keep the balance predominantly female identified.
  • Are transgender folks welcome to attend? Absolutely!  And while we look forward to the day when you shouldn’t have to even ask, we are still often asked this question and so we want to be very clear.
  • Do you allow dogs? We do not allow dogs at our events, but the hotels we offer may allow dogs in the rooms. We suggest you contact them directly. See our website for a list of official hotels.
  • Can I bring my kid & my nanny? You can, but they cannot be allowed into any events, including the pool parties. But if you wanted to book a hotel room for them, that would be fine. There are so many things to do in the Palm Springs area for children of all ages. Check with your hotel concierge for more information.
  • Do you sell out? We sell out of some events. To avoid that, and to save a lot of money, purchase your tickets now by visiting our ticket link! Tickets are always less expensive in advance. Waiting until the event to purchase, does not guarantee admittance but it does guarantee you will pay the highest price. We do make announcements when we are close to a sell out, so join our fan page on Facebook and add your email addy to our newsletter form to be the first to know!
  • Are there a lot of international womyn attending? Womyn from all over the world come to The Dinah. There’s always an opportunity to practice what you learned in that French or Russian class you took; or better yet, pick any foreign language and start learning now. The Dinah is international, indeed!  In the time of Covid, international travel may be restricted so please always refer to our nation’s official travel restrictions.
  • Where can I look for updates and information about the Dinah? You can stay connected with us by checking our website, blogFacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram.

Hotels

  • Where do I stay? We recommend staying at any of the official hotels listed on our website. It’s the only way we can guarantee you’ll have an excellent experience because you’ll be staying at a hotel that appreciates our group and we have input into the level of customer service you will experience. That said, if you want to be in the heart of the action, stay at a main hotel that is hosting pool parties. If you want a somewhat quieter experience, stay at one of our overflow hotels. All of our hotels sell out, so please book early. However, there are penalties for cancelling once you book, so please only book if you are sure you are going.
  • How early can I book my trip & reserve my hotel room? Booking typically starts two minus event has ended. Check our website, newsletter and social media pages for updates.
  • Do you provide room shares? How would I connect with other Dinah attendees ahead of time to work out a roommate arrangement? We do not, but you can post a message on our Facebook page if you are looking and we will allow the post to remain up.
  • Are there group discounts? We encourage groups to order early to capture our best savings.  We do not offer individual discounts but rather early bird discounts so that we can reach everyone who wishes to receive a discount.
  • If I have a special Hilton Honors rate, does it apply? Special Hilton Honors rates do not apply during The Dinah.
  • Do you give travel agents commission? Yes, please contact us directly.
  • If all the hotels are sold out, what do I do? We are constantly monitoring the hotel situation and add new hotels when needed so please check our website often. You can also call each hotel we have listed as availability changes day to day.
  • How do I get to The Dinah? Palm Springs airport (PSP) is the most convenient to fly into, but it is also the most pricey. The next closest airport is Ontario, which is about 70 minutes away from downtown Palm Springs. After that, you have Long Beach and John Wayne airports, at about 90 minutes away. Palm Springs is located about 1.5 – 2 hours from Los Angeles (LAX), which has the best airfares. If you fly into LAX, you can rent a car of take a bus to Palm Springs. It’s best to use our rental car sponsor, Enterprise, as they will match or beat any rate. Of course there’s always the option of car-pooling if you have friends heading to the Dinah too.
  • Do you pick up at the airport? We do not offer airport transfers unless you are in our Platinum Package program.
  • Are there shuttles services? Shuttle services may be available through our official hotels. Please check with them directly.
  • Do you supply airline tickets? We do not offer packages that include airfare. However, we work exclusively with Orbitz to ensure you get the best rate on your Dinah airfare. Dinah Orbitz link
  • Where do I park if I am not staying at the host hotel? There’s plenty of street parking around the hotels where our pool parties take place. Make sure to always read the street signs to avoid a ticket or getting towed.
  • What else can I do in Palm Springs while attending the Dinah?Palm Springs offers a variety of amazing activities to do. We recommend you visit the Visit Gay Palm Springs website for a list of places to visit and things to do around the city.
  • Are there restaurants nearby?Our host hotels, are located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs where you’ll find a variety of restaurants, all within walking distance. Also, the food at the Hilton is pretty darn good!
  • When should I buy tickets? Ticket/Pass prices are lowest when you purchase early. Prices gradually goes up as we get closer to the event, so we recommend you purchase as early as possible. If you wait and purchase at the event, you’ll pay full price. Tickets are non-refundable, though so please only order when you are sure you are attending.
  • Do you take credit cards? Yes, but only for advance purchases. We do not accept cards at the event but this could change, so check back with us closer to the event for potential changes.
  • What kind of package deal can I purchase? What does it give me access to? You can purchase our Platinum Package. Please see details on the website.
  • Upon arrival where do I pick up my pass and check in? You can retrieve your Dinah pass/wristband at Will Call. Locations and hours will be posted online prior to the event and emailed to all guests who have purchased passes/tickets. You MUST present the Eventbrite confirmation with barcode to retrieve your wristband.
  • I purchased tickets/passes through the Dinah website, will I get an email confirmation? Yes, you will immediately receive an email. If you didn’t, it’s likely your order did not go through, so please contact us so we can double check for you.
  • Do I need a copy of my email confirmation to pick up my tickets/passes? Yes, you will need to present it at will call to retrieve your tickets.
  • Are food & drinks included in these packages? Food and drinks are not included in any Dinah packages. However, food and drinks will be available onsite for purchase.
  • My friend decided to come at the last minute; can she purchase tickets at the door? Yes, they can buy tickets at the door. There is a cashier available at every event.
  • I purchased in advance, but now I have an emergency and can’t go. Can I get a refund? If not, can I transfer my ticket to a friend? Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable and but can be transferred or applied to a future year.
  • Can I slide off my wristband and give it to a friend? No, you can not. This will result in the forfeiture of your wristband. If your wristband appears to be loose enough to slide off of your wrist, or if the ends are not the same size and it appears you have tampered with the bracelet in any way, you will not be allowed access to any Dinah event and will have to repurchase a wristband to gain entry.
  • Will I be able to leave and return to the event? Some events have no re-admittance so to be safe, plan on no ins and outs.
  • If I accidentally damage my wristband, can I get a new one? Contact a manager at any will call or ticket sales outlet on site immediately. No wristbands are replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Do I need to show my ID to get into each event (pool parties/Night parties)? Yes, a valid photo ID has to be presented at each event.  That’s the law.
  • Is there a Lost & Found? Yes, each venue has a lost and found. If the event took place at a hotel, lost items can be retrieved at the front desk of the hotel. If you lost something at Asia SF PS or the Palm Convention Center, please contact them directly.
  • Is smoking allowed? Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Check for designated signs.  Dinah recommendation? Preserve your health and quit!
  • Where can I find an ATM machine to withdraw some cash? We list all ATM locations in our program book.
  • Can I pass out flyers inside/outside the event? Any promotional material has to be approved prior to the event. This is strictly enforced, so please make sure you contact us ahead of time for clearance.  You will only be cleared if you are a sponsor or a club partner.
  • Can I get food and drinks inside the event? Drinks are available at every event. You can also order food at our pool events.
  • Can I bring my own drinks? Sorry, but current ABC laws, as well as our venues, prohibit bringing in any alcohol other than what is purchased at each individual event.
  • Are there accessible power plugs to recharge computers and cell phones? Yes, power plugs are available in the lobby of the Hilton hotel.
  • Are the cabanas at the pool accessible on a first come first serve basis, or do you have to reserve them? Cabanas have to be reserved ahead of time and are offered first to our Platinum Package Holders, then our Platinum ticket holders, then the general public. You can purchase them online on The Dinah’s website provided they are available for sale. Each year is different.
  • I want to buy a Dinah hat or t-shirt to show everyone I was here! Where do you sell it? There’s a Dinah booth at every pool party where you can find all kinds of Dinah stuff and indulge in a shopping spree!
  • While at The Dinah, how do I find out about the activities for the day?We provide a detailed program book that outlines all the events, locations, times and prices.
  • Where can I find the photos taken by the Dinah photographers after the event? All pictures will be posted on our website, blog, and Facebook page.
  • Are The Dinah and its host hotels ADA compliant?Most are, but please check directly with each of our venues as availability is on an individual basis.
  • Will there be ADA parking available?Yes, there is ADA parking availability at every venue of The Dinah. However, we cannot guarantee its availability since all parking is limited.
  • Will there be wheelchair accessible bathrooms?Most public restrooms at our host hotel, sanctioned hotels, and event venues provide wheelchair accessibility. Please check directly with each venue for confirmation.
  • Does the comedy show provide a sign language interpreter?Yes it does.
  • How do I join the Dinah team? We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people like you to join our team! Learn how to join Team Dinah here.
  • I want to sell my goods at The Dinah! How do I become a vendor? All vendors must be approved. The first step in the process is to complete this Dinah Vendor Application and email it to thedinah@gmail.com. Once approved, you will be sent instructions outlining how to make payment for the vendor spot.

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