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  • Do I have to wear a dress?
    Yes, all attendees, irrespective of age, gender identity, or sexual orientation, are expected to wear a red dress or a dress-like garment/outfit. We acknowledge that a traditional dress may not suit everyone, so we provide some flexibility. Two-piece outfits, like a skirt or kilt paired with a top, are acceptable, but it's essential that the entire ensemble is predominantly red (more than 75%). This requirement symbolizes our unity and compassion for those affected by HIV/AIDS. When everyone comes in a red dress it no longer matters who you are, how you identify, etc. just that we are all there to support our community.
  • Do I have to come in drag?
    No, dressing in drag is not mandatory, but if you'd like to, you're more than welcome to do so. While Red Dress Fest is not specifically a drag event, you might encounter some fabulous drag queens enjoying themselves at the event. Similarly, Red Dress Fest encourages everyone to be bold, have fun, and join in the celebration.
  • Is this a national event? Is Red Dress Fest related to other cities' parties?
    While there are numerous organizations across the country with similar names, there is no singular national governing body for Red Dress Parties. We operate locally and contribute to local beneficiaries.
  • Who should attend the event?
    Everyone, regardless of age, gender identity, or sexual orientation, is encouraged to join and make a difference. However, please note that due to the service of alcohol at this event, only individuals aged 21 and older with valid ID will be admitted.
  • What is the theme for this year's Red Dress Party?
    The Red Dress Party theme is "The Wiz." Inspired by this beloved and iconic production, we invite you to ease on down the road in your boldest red attire and experience the magic of "The Wiz" at this unforgettable celebration!
  • Can I donate items for the silent auction?
    Absolutely! We welcome donations for our silent auction. Please contact us for details on how to contribute.
  • How can I bid on silent auction items?
    Bidding instructions and details will be available at the event. Our team will provide all the information you need.
  • Where do the proceeds from the Red Dress Fest go?
    Proceeds from the Red Dress Fest support HIV awareness, prevention, and support programs in our community.
  • How can I get involved or volunteer for the Red Dress Fest?
    We love volunteers! Please contact us for information on how to join our team and make a difference.
  • Is the event accessible to individuals with disabilities?
    We strive to make our event accessible to everyone. Please contact us in advance for specific accessibility needs or questions.
  • How can I get in touch with the organizers if I have more questions?
    You can reach out to us through our website's contact form or email us at We're here to help!
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