The Purple Party Returns to Dallas in May

Author: , April 28th, 2014

Dallas Purple PartyOne man’s dream of a party that would bring Dallas’ gay community together has blossomed into the Purple Party, one of the Southeast’s major dance events – and one of the largest non-profit, all-volunteer dance fundraisers in the entire country. Since 2001, the Purple Foundation has taken over the Big D for a spring danceathon that brings revelers from all over the country. This is Texas, y’all, so everything is bigger here: The parties, the venues and the smiles on the dance floor. Dallasites are proud of their big event, and they relish being able to show off their out-and-proud gay community.

“It’s not like any of the other big parties you go to,” foundation president Blake Baker told noiZe. “Everybody has a very down-home, very welcoming feeling. We really enjoy all of the people who come from different parts of the country!”

The fun begins on Friday night, May 9, when Ignite sets the town on fire, with one of the most popular DJs on the Circuit. Taking place in one of Dallas’ biggest megaclubs, Ignite has grown exponentially from a cocktail party into a Texas-sized dance party, with more than 1,500 attendees. All those (need we say it?) big men dancing to a state-of-the-art sound and light system need a lot of room – and a lot of time. This party starts early and goes late into the wee hours, so rest up before you head for the man-corral to lasso some stallion of your own.

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Gay Travel Review – Dallas’s Purple Party

Author: , August 8th, 2013

Purple Party - DallasThis past spring, I spent a few days hanging out with Bryan Kosarek,’s 2013 “travel guru” as he checked out the Purple Party — and the rest of Dallas gay life, for that matter.

Well, Bryan has now posted his video detailing his experience here. It’s always interesting to see your city portrayed by an outsider.

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Win Four Passes to Dallas’s Purple Party

Author: , April 12th, 2013

Dallas Purple PartyWant to win for weekend passes to Dallas’s purple party? Gay Cities Has the sweepstakes for you:

The balloons may have already deflated after the White Party in Palm Springs and the Black Party in New York City, but the circuit celebrations are really just getting started! Dallas is gearing up for it’s own color-themed fest, Purple Party starting April 26 and GayCities’ got four passes to giveaway. That’s right: you can win four weekend passes to the Dallas Purple Party, which means bringing your three best friends (or three of your latest flings for one epic Battle Royale of a weekend). Together you can soak up the Texan sun and dance until the cowboys come home.

To enter the contest, use the link above – the party starts on April 26th.

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Win a Trip to the Purple Party in Dallas

Author: , March 21st, 2013

Want to win two passes to Dallas’s fabulous Purple Party? is giving them away here.

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