The Guide to RuPaul's DragCon LA (May 24-27, 2019)

Fabulous parties at Theatre at Ace Hotel & Hotel Figueroa

RuPaul's DragCon Queen on the Runway

Photo: RuPaul's DragCon, Facebook

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, RuPaul's DragCon returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown L.A. Taking place from Friday, May 24 to Memorial Day, RuPaul’s DragCon provides a platform for fans – of all ages and backgrounds – to meet and interact with world-renowned RuPaul's Drag Race Queens, celebrities, and icons in a friendly and accessible environment.

RuPaul's DragCon Los Angeles Convention Center 2018

RuPaul's DragCon at the Los Angeles Convention Center | Photo: RuPaul's DragCon, Facebook

Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite. In addition to booths on the convention floor, there will be a wide range of programming, including Q&A sessions with drag stars and icons, lip sync contests, drag herstory, fashion, make-up, styling, and pop culture workshops, for men and women. Check out the full list of talent and exhibitors coming to DragCon LA.


Bar Figueroa at Hotel Figueroa

Bar Figueroa at Hotel Figueroa

 |  Photo: Yuri Hasegawa

Several Downtown L.A. hotels located near LACC are offering DragCon room packages, including the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Hotel Figueroa, Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Luxe City Center Hotel, and more. For a full list, visit the DragCon website.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA

The Theatre at Ace Hotel | Photo: Ace Hotel DTLA

On Saturday and Sunday after RuPaul's DragCon events at LACC, off-site after parties are taking place at the landmark Theatre at Ace Hotel. DragCon  after parties require separate tickets for entry.

RuPaul's DragCon World of Queens 2019

World of Queens 2019 | Photo courtesy of RuPaul's DragCon, Facebook

World of Queens (Saturday, May 25)

Travel the Globe at World of Queens with stops at the favorite countries of Aquaria, Asia O’hara, Bob The Drag Queen, Detox, Eureka O’hara, Kameron Michaels, Manila Luzon and Naomi Smalls! This event is all-ages.

RuPaul's DragCon Battle on the Runway 2019

Battle on the Runway 2019 | Photo: RuPaul's DragCon, Facebook

Battle on the Runway (Sunday, May 26)

Look Queens face-off with Dance Queens in an unforgettable runway show combining fashion with high-energy performances. Michelle Visage hosts Battle on the Runway, featuring a massive line-up of superstar queens in this legendary battle of Looks versus Dance featuring A’keria Chanel Davenport, Ariel Versace, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Honey Davenport, Kahanna Montrese, Mercedes Iman Diamond, Nina West, Plastique Tiara, Rajah O’Hara, Scarlet Envy, Shuga Cain, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Soju, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, and Yvvie Oddly. Yaaaassss, all 15 Season 11 queens in one night! This event is all-ages.

RuPaul's DragCon Official Pool Party at Hotel Figueroa

RuPaul's DragCon Official Pool Party | Photo: Hotel Figueroa, Facebook

Rooted in its ongoing support of the arts, self-expression, and social progress, Downtown L.A.’s iconic Hotel Figueroa embraces the weekend-long celebration by hosting the Official RuPaul’s DragCon Pool Party on Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. "Sissy that walk" and sashay down the coffin-shaped pool deck with DJs JD Samson, Seth Bogart, and Jodie Harsh!

Access is limited to Hotel Figueroa hotel guests and DragCon attendees only with official DragCon 2019 lanyard/day or weekend passes. Walking distance (just 2 blocks) from the Los Angeles Convention Center, the hotel will offer all attendees with DragCon badges 15% off food and beverage at the hotel (including Breva, Veranda, Rick’s, and Bar Figueroa) throughout Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27).