The parade and festival may not be till Sunday, but the Dallas Pride festivities are well under way. Via the Dallas Tavern Guild’s newly redesigned Pride website, below is a list of today’s happenings:


Third Annual Red Party
Frontiers of Flight Museum
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: VIP Reception
9:00 pm – Midnight: The Party
Performance by recording artist Wynter Gordon. Music by DJ Moses.
Cocktails by Hudson Ferus Vodka
Tickets: $25 in advance, $40 at the door; VIP Reception: $50 for 1; $75 for 2.
Website and Tickets:

Juanita’s Annual Pride Dance Contest!
Round-Up Saloon
Prizes for best dancers and best costuming. Salsa, Jazz and Country.
No entry fees. Applications available at the front door.
9:00 pm
3912 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219

GROWL: Bear Community Night and Bear of the Week Contest
Dallas Eagle
Each weeks winner comes back in December to compete
as a finalist for Bear of the Year with a $1,000 prize
10 pm
No Cover
5740 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75235

Grindr Pride Meet-up Party
Monthly Grindr party with a Pride twist.
Show your Grindr app for special Pride package.
10:00 pm. No Cover
2525 Wycliff Ave., #120
Dallas, TX 75219

Karaoke with Little Chulapa
Sue Ellen’s
Belt your heart out!
9:00 pm
3014 Throckmorton
Dallas, TX 75219

Edna’s Angels
JR’s Bar and Grill
Female Impersonation at its best.
11:00 pm
3923 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219

Pool and Dart Tournament
Be the best. Win the prize.
8:00 pm
3903 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219

Rising Star Amateur Contest with Layla LaRue
Station 4/Rose Room
11:00 pm
3911 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
21+ free until midnight/$5 after midnight
18+ $10 all night