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All the Annual LGBTQ events in Dallas you can't miss

Whether you like to dress up, give back or hit the dance floor, Dallas has something for you. Check out these can't-miss events happening all year long. 


Enjoy a night of legendary Gaybingo, presented by the Resource Center and hosted at S4, every third Saturday of each month from January to November. The night will consist of a drag queen host, comedy and entertainment all night long.

Texas Bear Roundup

An event for members of the self-proclaimed “Bear” community, Texas Bear Round Up is a party to connect with Bears all over the world and to also raise funds to support local organizations. The event happens every March.

No Tie Dinner & Dessert

A non-traditional fundraising event, the idea behind No Tie Dinner & Dessert is to host a social gathering for friends, and in return guests are asked to make a donation of $75 or more to AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD). Hosts and guests are then invited to an evening of entertainment, music, food and desserts to round out the night! The event happens every year in April at Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Purple Party Weekend

Without a doubt, Purple Party is one of the best dance parties in the world! The event grows each year in size and influence and has put Dallas on the map as a destination for gay men and women who want to spend an amazing weekend in a BIG city. Purple Party happens every May.

Dallas LGBTQ+ Wedding Expo

If you are looking to get hitched in the Big D, check out the Dallas LGBTQ Wedding Expo happening in May. The best LGBTQ friendly event staff and suppliers in the area will all be there to answer your questions and make your special day a little more special.

Toast to Life

The annual Resource Center dinner and fundraiser, held every spring, celebrates a year’s worth of life-saving accomplishments in the LGBTQ community.

Dallas Red Party

Attend the Dallas Red Party in a fundraising effort to raise money and awareness for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. The Dallas Red Party is hosted by the Dallas Red Foundation and held every year in September.

House of DIFFA

Celebrate fashion and philanthropy at the Design Industries Founding Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) annual gala held every spring. The theme changes every year and includes, a fashion show, live auction, seated dinner, runway show and after party.

Lambda Legal Landmark Dinner

Join Lambda Legal as they celebrate the wins that have moved equality forward and discuss the hurdles yet to come at their annual Dallas dinner in August. The event includes an open bar, elegant dinner and entertainment.

Dallas Pride

Dallas Pride is the mecca of LGBTQ events in North Texas. Pride weekend is held in June in Fair Park and consists of a music festival, family Pride zone and the legendary Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.

DIFFA Wreath Collection

Easiest way to deck your halls, or doorways, during the holiday season! Held in November, the annual Holiday Wreath Collection features handmade designer wreaths and works of art that are all auctioned off the evening of the event.

Black Tie Dinner

For more than 30 years, Black Tie Dinner has been a Dallas staple philanthropic event every November with notable past headliners like Maya Angelou and Beto O’Rourke, as well as live entertainment. This event is the longest running and one of the largest LGBTQ fundraising dinners in the U.S and selects up to 20 North Texas beneficiaries to receive proceeds from the dinner.

Teddy Bear Party

You don’t need to be a bear, but you need to bring one along to get in this party! Held in December, Teddy Bear Party is the best way to start the holiday season in Dallas. Formed as a labor of love in memory of lost loved ones, Teddy Bear Party will let you show your best moves on a hot dance floor and feel good about helping a child in need.

Turtle Creek Chorale Concert Series

Hear the triumphed sounds of the Turtle Creek Chorale, an award-winning male chorus with over 200 members performing an annual mainstage concert series, as well as three smaller ensembles throughout the year including a holiday, spring and summer showcase. Catch a performance on your next trip to Dallas.

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Last updated on 09/21/2020.