Gay Dallas Events This Month – Cedar Springs Art Festival and Purple Party
We just got back from
a great trip to Dallas!
With a diverse and vibrant GLBT community, Dallas welcomes travelers and residents to come out and enjoy the many things that make this progressive city one of the most gay-friendly cities in the United States. A huge selection of hot nightlife , fantastic dining options, fabulous shopping and the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation.
is the 2nd Annual Cedar Springs Art Fest .
April 24th, 10 am – 7 pm.
Street closed from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Free Community Art Festival with great artwork, fabulous artists, fun, food, drink and entertainment.
Cedar Springs road is the most eclectic street in Dallas and the heart of the gay neighborhood / Oaklawn.
Oak Lawn is known for its good restaurants, as well as its many bars and clubs. (In particular those catering to the LGBT community of Dallas.) Running through the center of Oak Lawn from downtown to Love Field is Cedar Springs Road, which has housed the center of the Dallas gay community for over 35 years at the intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street.
This Arts Festival benefits the CSMA’s efforts to beatify Cedar Springs. “You won’t find us trying to sell fried sodas…or stuff with a ‘Made in China’ sticker.” Gus Klein, 2009 Event Director.
NEXT WEEKEND, is the annual Purple Foundation’s PURPLE PARTY . As they approach their 10th year, Purple Foundation is extremely proud of the accomplishments they have made thus far, donating in excess of $250,000 to beneficiaries. This year’s beneficiary is AIDS Services of Dallas.
The Annual Party Weekend brings together LGBT people from across the country to enjoy some of the top DJs, entertainers and performers both nationwide and local.
VOTED ONE OF THE BEST DANCE PARTY WEEKENDS IN THE COUNTRY, Purple Party offers 10 events total April 30th – May 2nd. Top DJs will include Chris Cox, Joe Gauthreaux, Bryan Konrad, Power, Alyson Calagna, and Michael Tank. While some party weekends can cost as much as $400 to attend all the parties, Purple Party offers an affordable pass for $120 which gets you access to ALL 10 events!
“For the first time all the many different influences, personalities and individuals who make up our dance community are unifying their efforts to help create this vision for a good cause. Purple is about COMMUNITY and showing our friends throughout the nation how this huge amount of talent, energy and resources can be pulled together for a common cause.”