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Purple Party
www.purplefoundation.org

Since 2001, gay men have gathered from around the country for a spring fling charity danceathon that includes a pool party, after-hours and everything in between. Top DJs, big-room venues, dance diva entertainment, hot gogo boys — it all adds up to Texas-sized party weekend. 

Dallas Pride
www.dallastavernguild.org

Texans always do it bigger. In September, Dallas celebrates Pride in typical Texas style, which means everything big. Winding down the gayborhood’s main drag, Cedar Springs, it ends in Lee Park with a festival.  

The Round-Up Saloon
3912 Cedar Springs Rd.
214-522-9611
www.roundupsaloon.com

D, the city’s glossy go-to magazine, named this country-and-western ga bar the best place to dance, period. It offers two-stepping lessons to the uninitiated. When in Rome, as they say, do as the Romans do!

Station 4
3911 Cedar Springs Rd.
214-526-7171
www.partyattheblock.com

Drink until last call at 2 a.m., dance until 4 a.m., chill at the Granite Bar or the patio. Fabulous Krystal Summers (burlesque) & friends at the Rose Room. Go-go-boys, strippers, drag shows

Lizard Lounge
2424 Swiss St.
214-826-4768
www.thelizardlounge.com

If you want to dance to EDM, this gay-friendly mainstream venue is really far and away the best place in town.