Pride Weekend in Dallas officially kicks off on Sept. 15, but throughout the month there are fabulous events that'll immediately get you in the rainbow spirit. It's easy to create a vacation or staycation itinerary, too, thanks to several LGBT-owned restaurants and businesses, as well as fashionable places to stay that are walkable to the gayborhood (or just a short ride share away).
1. Rub Elbows with Pride Royalty.
Who doesn't love a good competition? Well, The Round-Up Saloon hosts this pageant twofer on Sept. 6 to crown Mr. & Miss Dallas Pride with talent and evening wear categories that focus on presentation, pride wear and talent.
2. Catch an LGBT-themed Play.
A trio of theatrical productions running during September will have you laughing, applauding, and possibly moved to tears, sometimes all in the same show. Through Sept. 10, Uptown Players presents The Tribute Artist, a comedy about an out-of-work female impersonator with a crazy scheme up her flowing chiffon sleeves.
Theatre Three stages Cedar Springs or Big Scary Animals, a comedy premiere set right in the Dallas gayborhood that will run from Sept. 7-Oct. 1, And head to Oak Cliff to the Bishop Arts Theatre, Sept. 7-14, to see the gripping drama In the Tall Grass – a story about a 22-year-old Dallas transgender woman who is found murdered.
3. Win Big at Gaybingo.
Every month, Resource Center puts on one heck of a show, and gives participants the opportunity to yell BINGO! and walk away with a share of $2500 in cash and prizes. On September 16, the Pride-themed We Are Family Gaybingo promises to be one of the most festive yet.
4. Rock out at the Music Festival.
The Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park presented by T-Mobile marks the first year this festival takes place as day one of Dallas Pride, so don't miss the superstar talent that will take the stage. Singer Kristine W and RuPaul's Drag Race local legend Alyssa Edwards lead the all-day entertainment lineup at Reverchon Park.
5. Cheer Loud During the Pride Parade.
Grand Marshals, Omar Narvaez and Nicole O'Hara Munro lead a lineup of colorful floats and marchers in this year's The Lakewood Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade Presented by T-Mobile. From the music to the celebratory vibe up and down Cedar Springs Road, it's a great time to be proud to be a part of the LGBT community or support those who are.
Visit dallaspride.org for complete details.
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