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Red Dress Party San Diego 2022

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
October 1, 2022
7:30pm - 12:00pm
Red Dress Party San Diego 2022

Red Dress Party San Diego 2022!

Red Dress Party San Diego is a celebration that raises awareness and funds for organizations that serve the local HIV/AIDS community; but not your typical fundraising gala, this event is so much more.  

What Makes Red Dress Party San Diego Different?

Red Dress Party San Diego is a night of music and dancing mixed with charity and fun, where all attendees – and we mean everyone – is required to wear a red dress, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. This serves both as a powerful sign of solidarity and compassion for those affected by HIV/AIDS and a way to unite the crowd in one radiant theme. At this unique celebration we invite everyone to be brave, let loose, and celebrate impact.  

Returning to The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier!

RDPSD 2022 will return to the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. Guests will enter through the bay-side double doors to enter directly into the Pavilion, a 15,000 square foot, open-air mega-space that's all on one level, with room for over 1,000 attendees. This Pavilion features 40-foot tall ceilings and massive windows that give views to the San Diego Bay.  On the back end of the Pavilion are oversized roll-up doors that open to the View Court – a large outdoor space right on the water. Guests can expect all their favorites such as live entertainment, a DJ, photo booths, on-site HIV testing, and a night of celebration and impact.  


This year RDPSD 2022 will be Once Upon a Time! Embark on a storybook adventure where you're invited to let loose, celebrate impact, and live happily ever after (for one night only). Fall into this wonderland of pantsless prince charmings, damsels in this dress, mighty heroes in all red, and maybe an evil queen or two. If you're not feeling the fantasy, that's fine too: any red dress or dress-like garment (just no pants!) will do. It’s simply there to help you channel your creativity.


For the overall wellness and wellbeing of our attendees and the community at large, we will abide by all city, state, and federal guidelines for an event of our size and may elect to add additional safety precautions as we get closer to the event date.

Fun and a Fundraiser

This year we aim to raise $60,000. Achieving this goal would be our largest single-year fundraising contribution to date. Over our past 7 years we've raised nearly $250,000 for the San Diego HIV/AIDS community! Here are ways you can help get us to our goal and stretch goal:  

  • Attend this year's Red Dress Party San Diego (and better yet bring a friend!)  
  • Come to any of our pre-events (like the RDPSD Launch Party or Red Dress Swap)  
  • Spread the word about #rdpsd2022 on social media to drum up awareness  
  • Donate to our organization online or at any of our events (all donations are tax deductible)


  • Do I seriously have to wear a dress? Yes, seriously. Everyone – that means everyone – has to wear a red dress (or dress-like garment) to the event (kilts, togas, sarongs, bathrobes – we've seen it all!). You will not be permitted entry into the event if you aren't in a red dress.  
  • Is there an age restriction to attend the event? Yes, you must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID.  
  • Is my ticket refundable? No, all ticket sales are final; however, tickets may be transferred to another person prior to the event.  
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? If you want but digital ticket is perfect and we'll email tickets out again 24-hours prior to the event. We will also have a guest list and electronic check-in at registration. Just bring a valid photo ID.  

Already Going to RDPSD 2022? Here's Some Helpful Information:

  • WHAT TO BRING: of course you'll need that fab red dress (or dress-like garment) but you will need a photo ID as this is a 21+ event, and you can bring a printout of your tickets or show the PDF of your ticket at the door – whichever is easier for you.
  • PARKING/TRANSPORT: There is very little street and/or lot parking near the venue, so we suggest guests get a ride from a friend or ride sharing service.
  • DROP OFF: Cars can drive onto the Pier to drop off guests directly at the venue; no need to drop at the street and walk down.
  • ENTRANCE: This year, we are using a side entrance to the left of the main double-doors. Look for signs, a red carpet, and a pile of people in red dresses to show you the way.
  • VIP PERKS: First, note that doors open early for VIP guests (at 7:30pm) to enjoy that open bar longer, and second, VIP guests can get their free drinks in the VIP Lounge only. Worry not, the VIP area is practically in the middle of the party, so you'll never be far from the bar.

Red Dress Party San Diego 2022
October 1, 2022
7:30pm - 12:00pm
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
Think Red Project, Inc.
Think Red Project, Inc.
501(c)(3) nonprofit
EIN 47-3088390