Dallas Purple Party weekend is the biggest gay circuit party event in Texas attracting thousands of guys from around the world for a nonstop weekend of dancing fun. This year consists of five big parties including the legendary pool party and a highly spiritual Historic Hall of State at Fair Park. Purple Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds to improve the lives of people in the Dallas area who are living with or are affected by HIV/AIDS. So you are basically helping great organizations out while having an amazing sound and light experience with some of the world’s masters of dancefloor beats.
The Purple Party sent out emails this week saying they are experiencing record-breaking sales for this year’s events. It is possible that weekend passes and one (or more) individual parties will sell out this year so they are encouraging party goers to purchase soon. This year’s events are 18 and up including the main event with an exception of the pool party and the bear party.
Events include Friday’s Ignite the opening party, Saturday’s Rise, the pool party and the The Purple Party aka the Main Event.The events seem earlier than last year and they are a week before normal but that does not mean it’s too chilly for a wild pool party in Texas. Dallas Purple Party takes over the Sisu resort with bottle service, hot gogo’s, and energizing beats in the warm sun. For the Main Event DJ Paulo is one of three mega-DJ’s to bring us into the early morning sweating to some beats at the South Side Music Hall. On Sunday its Resurrection
the after hour’s party and then Glow, the closing party. While the parties are held at different venues around the city of Dallas there will be shuttles to and from the events from the Warwick Melrose host hotel off Oaklawn and Cedar Springs.
Purple Party Weekend has a proud history of showcasing the best of Dallas by featuring the city’s finest venues. Home to the Texas State Fair, Fair Park is one of the state’s most revered venues and remains the only unaltered pre-1950s World Fair site in the United States. You’ll feel inspired dancing under 46-foot, lofted cathedral ceilings, surrounded by the history and beauty of original art deco architecture and filled with the spirit of the friendliest party-goers in the world.
Prices for the events start out at $16.73 and go up to $210.98 for a weekend pass to include all the events.
Purple Party Events 2016:
FRIDAY April 29 at 9 PM – 4 AM IGNITE: The Opening Party @ Station 4 (S4) where they have an upgraded state-of-the-art sound system with dazzling laser tech. Featuring Israeli DJ Aron, now based in NYC (VIVA Saturdays NYC) and Spain. Naomi Smalls from the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be performing this night in the Rose Room. The Rose Room just completed a refresh and will be ready for an epic performance.
SATURDAY April 30 at 1 PM – 7 PM RISE: Pool Party @ SISU Uptown Resort. DJ MNDO opens for the sounds of Dani Toro Dj. Powered by ES Collection Dallas, it’s guaranteed to be a wet and wild time!
SATURDAY April 30 at 10 PM – 6 AM THE PURPLE PARTY Main Event @ South Side Music Hall w/ International DJs Eddie Martinez, DJ PAULO & Alain Jackinsky. Powered by Scruff.
SUNDAY May 1 at 4 PM – 10 PM REVIVAL Tea Dance @ Hall of State (Fair Park) Come and get revived at the Tea Dance, located at the The Hall of State in Fair Park. DJ Brandon Moses will open for DJ Phil B at one of the most raved about parties, powered by Smirnoff.
SUNDAY May 1 at 10 PM – 4 AM GLOW Closing Party @ Sue Ellen’s where DJ Seth Breezy will get the party started and Dj Isaac Escalante will finish off the weekend. Last year it had a packed house with DJ Paulo and will be a reason to stay an extra night in the Big D.
Where to Stay in Dallas for Purple Party Weekend:
The official Host hotel has sold out but don’t worry there are plenty of other options for those of you booking last minute. The alternative is the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas and you can find many other great deals in the uptown, Oaklawn, and Dallas area below:
$25 in AirBnB Travel credits – you can find many villas, homes or apartments close to the beach with AirBnb.
$25 Misterbnb Credit – Similar to AirBnb but it’s gay hostess by the mostess. Go here for a $25 Misterbnb credit on your first stay.
$40 off your 1st purchase of $300 or more on Hotels.com.
How to get Around Dallas:
They do have Taxi’s but now that they offer Uber we recommend taking Uber or Lyft.
Register here to get up to $50 in credits from Lyft towards your first 10 rides.
New Users: Register here to get a $10 credit for Uber towards a Free Ride.
Use promotion code “UberVip4me“