Pretty sure we covered all the important events of the Pride weekend here in Dallas. We included where to eat on Saturday which would involve some amazing food trucks, where to get your thrill on before that which would be Six Flags, and how to start the weekend before the big parade. Now all you have to do is decide what to wear to these events and to the parade.
Where to Stay for Dallas Pride Weekend:
The Warwick Melrose Hotel which is also in the gayborhood Oaklawn serves as a great location nearby the gay strip. We also recommend using Hotel Tonight to find a great deal on local hotels.
Transportation in Dallas:
We recommend using Uber, Lyft, OneRide, and the on-Demand Taxi Curb to avoid surge pricing. Register here to get a $20 credit for Uber towards a Free Ride. Use promotion code “UberVip4me“
Below is a list of the events from Thursday through early Monday Morning. First, let’s start out with the bad news…
Ruby Rose from “Orange is The New Black” Thursday Night Pride Kick-Off at IT’LL Do Nightclub has been canceled. It was already a sold out event and we are sad to announce the event has been moved to December. “Due to a major film commitment, the Ruby Rose show at It’ll DO Club in Dallas Thursday, September 17th, 2015 has been rescheduled to Friday December 4th 2015 at It’ll Do Club in Dallas.”
Amateur Drag Night but we are HOPING they book a Ru Paul’s girl to perform since it’s a big weekend like they normally do.
Garth Brooks in Concert
Garth Brooks’ starts his record-breaking 7 shows here at the American Airlines Center. While you will not see him shuffling at the Roundup after the show you might want to catch this big country singer perform his hits. Get Concert Tickets here.
Station 4 Friday Night
FREE FACEBOOK PASSWORD for the cover tonight is “PRIDE!”
No Cover with Password 21 and up. Club is 18 to enter!
SCORE // Dallas Pride Edition
Friday Sep 18 9:00pm-2:00am
DJ Justin Ryan kicks off Dallas Pride!
Justin is known for his uplifting vocals and alluring melodic mixes, and has spun Sydney Mardi Gras, Republika Weekend, Gay Village and multiple prides in the U.S. The Eagle has become the perfect home for Score with its hot dance floor, friendly bar staff and expansive patio. This will be the perfect kick-off for Dallas’ Pride Weekend!
21+ with Cover of $5 Suggested Donation but is Included in Purple Pride Pass
Dallas Eagle is located at 5740 Maple Ave (Inwood Road)
Gay Day at Six Flags
September 19, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
2201 East Road to Six Flags Street in Arlington, TX
COST: $36.50 (includes parking)
If you buy the tickets online, you get access to the park and parking for just $36.50. That’s about what it costs just to park on a normal day! You can get the tickets over at the Dallas Voice website or normally at some retailers on the strip on Cedar Springs.
Regular Price: $68.99+tax. A savings of over $52!
The Great Texas Food Truck Rally 2015
Saturday Sep 19 2:00pm-10:00pm
New and larger venue this year, greater parking options and more food trucks! There will be live music from James Otto, CJ Solar, Ray Johnston Band, Northern National, & Cameron Ernst Music, a beer garden sponsored by The Nodding Donkey and 30 food trucks!
Munch on a multiplicity of cuisines at the second annual The Great Texas Food Truck Rally, taking place at the lawn of Reunion Tower. Enjoy downtown views while listening to live music and enjoy a wide array of cuisine!
Go over to greattexasfoodtruckrally’s website for more info.
Reunion Tower is located at 300 Reunion Blvd E
Messys Annual Gay Pride Show
Saturday Sep 19 6:00pm-9:00pm
Hostess with the Mostess: Empress 38 Messy Panocha
Benefiting: Legacy Founders Cottage and Counseling Services!
Cocktails and Line up: 6:00pm
Showtime: 7:00pm at Hidden Door
5025 Bowser Ave (at Mahanna St)
DJ DAVE AUDE x CRYSTAL WATERS LIVE
Presented by Full Access & Disco Donnie
Friday Sep 18 10:00pm-2:00am
IT’LL DO Nightclub is located at 4322 Elm St.
Doors opening early at 10 PM – 2 AM.
This event is 21+
TICKETS: fullaccess-disco at eventbrite
SHINE // The Dallas Pride Pool Party
Saturday Sep 19 2:00pm-9:00pm
Local favorite DJ Benson Wilder opens up for legendary top-ranked DJ and Grammy-nominated DJ Tony Moran, and it all goes down at SISU Uptown. Sisu offers a gorgeous saltwater pool, deluxe cabanas, and a delicious menu of drinks and culinary bites to keep you fueled until sunset.
21 and up with a $30 Door cover (Want a cheaper pool party you may try the ilume pool)
SISU Uptown Resort at 2508 Maple Ave
House of Pride Party Featuring Haus of Edwards at The Brick Nightclub (off Maple)
Starring Alyssa Edwards, Laganja and Shangela
Saturday night Doors at 9:00 pm. Show at 11:00 pm
Special Appearances by Nicole O’Hara Munro, Jada Fox and Raquel Blake.
Special Guest DJ – Mike James (Midnight – 4am)
Opening DJ Mundo (9pm – Showtime)
$150 VIP Tables – includes 3 General Admissions, Champagne and 3 Meet & Greets.
$20 General Admission – 21 and up (advance)
$40 General Admission – 18 to 21
$30 Table Only – Reserved table off dancefloor will accommodate 3. Each person must also purchase General Admission ticket.
Saturday, September 19 at the 7th Annual Red Party Featuring Platinum Recording Artist DEV!
“Complimentary” Equality Vodka, Drag Suicide by NYC Drag Superstars, & a performance by Dev!
All Proceeds Benefiting Legacy Counseling & Founders Cottage
9PM to 12AM at sixty five hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Road
SUNDAY – DAY OF PRIDE
Dallas Pride Parade Starts at 2pm!
Parade Route starts at Cedar Springs Road from Wycliff Avenue to Reverchon Park (Turtle Creek Blvd. @ Maple Ave.)
Family Pride Zone – 12:00pm-7:00pm
Mainly for LGBT Parents and kids!
A Fenced off space will be created in Reverchon Park inside the gates of the main Festival in the Park. Security professionals will staff our balloon arched entrance. Entrance fees are $5 for adults and children under 13 are free. No coolers, no alcohol and proper attire will be listed among other house rules.
The Family PRIDE Zone will include food, games, entertainment, bounce houses, vendor booths and much more.
Dallaspride dot org features more info.
Reverchon Park is located at 2400 Turtle Creek Blvd.
NOTE: They moved it from LEE Park this year.
SPECTRUM // The Dallas Pride Tea Dance
Sunday Sep 20 5:00pm-11:00pm in Dallas
Rumors are that their tea dance was high energy and a success last year so they decided to return to Marty’s LIVE and close Dallas Pride weekend with a fave, Dj Roland Belmares.
Roland has filled dance floors for Gay Days, Winter Party and Alegria. Returning from last year’s SPECTRUM, DJ Prince P will open the party with his infectious happy beats.
“Marty’s LIVE is a fantastic venue with a great sound system, plenty of indoor dance space and an ample outdoors patio section.”
21+ and $20 Cover at the Door
Marty’s LIVE is at 4207 Maple Ave