motors music and margs

Maya Mania is bringing an all-LGBTQ+ mariachi band to Long Beach Pride

The Hotel Maya is doing Pride in style this weekend. The dazzling seaside hotel hosts a two-day party to rival any LGBTQ+ shindig. Get ready for a weekend full of drag performers, mariachi music, and even a vintage car show!

Hotel Maya

Stunning location for seaside views 700 Queensway Dr · Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 453-3675

The Hotel Maya is conveniently located near the downtown waterfront and provides unparalleled views, service, and experiences. Offering guests an enchanting open-air rooftop to enjoy the Long Beach skyline and the ocean beyond, this full-scale boutique resort puts a chic twist on the contemporary experience. With luxury accommodations and Latin-inspired cuisine, not to mention the 14 acres of palm-tree-dappled gardens to explore, this will quickly become your favorite place to stay in SoCal.

Colorful cocktails and captivating queens

An array of colorful cocktails on a shiny bar. Photo via Hotel Maya

Saturday, May 18th, kicks off with a four-hour drag brunch featuring local performers and a live DJ set, all to be enjoyed while sipping on several expertly crafted cocktails. The Alize Stone cocktail looks dangerously good with passionfruit liquor, cranberry juice, lime, and a healthy dose of vodka. If you’re feeling adventurous, order a Margarita flight and taste the rainbow! Tajin rim, anyone?!

More than just music

Members of Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles mariachi band stand proudly with their instruments. Photo via Hotel Maya

The party doesn’t stop there, though; on Sunday from 12:00-3:00 PM, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the first LGBTQ+ mariachi band, will be performing classic Latin-American hits with a few LGBTQ+ favorites thrown in. This spectacular group of musicians has performed worldwide and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere among mariachi artists. Among their ranks is Natalia Melendez, the first transgender mariachi player in the world! Don’t miss out on the magical and joyful environment they create through their love of music. 

Car lovers unite!

A drag queen sits in a vintage car pointing to the crowd. Photo via

Additionally,  on Sunday from 11:00-5:00 PM, the streets below the hotel will be taken over by the largest LGBQT+ car club on the West Coast. Since 1983, the Great Autos LGBTQ+ Car Club has created a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to gather socially and explore their shared love of classic motors. With over 1,000 members and double the number of gorgeous vintage cars, this is a fun and welcoming event for all auto enthusiasts to enjoy!

Maya Mania Pride Weekend

Lively celebration with Latin flair

Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Dr, Long Beach, CA

Maya Mania Pride will be a wild weekend of joy and community, celebrating the vibrant colors of the LGBTQ+ rainbow. Tell us how it goes!

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