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Red Dress Party San Diego 2020 Virtual Event

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Red Dress Party San Diego Returns Saturday, October 3, 2020!

Red Dress Party San Diego is a celebration to raise awareness and funds for organizations that serve the local HIV/AIDS community.

What Makes Red Dress Party San Diego Different?

Ever year, we come together at Red Dress Party San Diego – typically a night of music and dancing mixed with charity and fun – where all attendees (yes, everyone) are 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. This year, due to the safety of our guests and our community, we will be holding a virtual event in place of an in-person event. More information on that below.

Since our inception five years ago we have raised over $150,000 for local San Diego HIV service providers, and this year – although quite a challenging year – we still aim to fundraise and get a little creative. After all, the 10 non-profits that we fund depend on our dollars, as we are the largest single contributor to the HIV Funding Collaborative.

RDPSD 2020 Virtual Event Information

This year, instead of you going to the Red Dress Party, join the party from the comfort of your home. From our inception we have always been about bringing the community together, and this year we will just have to do it a little differently. Expect dynamic hosts welcoming people to the event, hear from some of our supporters/beneficiaries, groove to the beats of a DJ spinning some tunes. The highlight of this year’s event will be the RDPSD 2020 “Serve Your Lewk” Photo Contest where you’ll see fabulous creations and our hosts will react with colorful commentary, announcing the winners live and giving away VIP tickets to next year’s event. What’s that you say? A photo contest? A giveaway? Tell me more.

RDPSD 2020 “Serve Your Lewks” Photo Contest. One of the best parts of any Red Dress Party are the costumes, outfits and pageantry, and this year should be no different. Here’s how to show your lewk (or look): buy, make, or create your best all-red, red dress party outfit (no pants!) that falls in any of our sickening categories below, snap a photo and send to our RDPSD 2020 Serve Your Lewk Entry Form (or email it in – more info below). We’ll be pre-selecting our favorites and showing them off live at RDPSD 2020, of which our judges will pick the category winners live at the event. The categories are:

  • Cozy Couture: Using materials such as bed sheets, throws, blankets and/or pillows, create a couture blanket look that’ll have the judges gagging (must be Red).
  • Safe is Sexy: It’s quarantine but make it fashion. See how far you can go with making your red dress adorned with masks, gloves, soaps, and sponges into a jaw-dropping look.
  • Red Carpet Realness: If you’re looking for an excuse to get glammed up, this is it. Coming dripping in jewels and draped in your finest to hit the virtual awards party or grand opera.
  • Red Dress Recycle: bring back one of your favorite lewks (or create an all-new one) from our previous Red Dress Party events from year’s past. Our previous themes are:
  • – Red & Wild (plant, animal, anything wild)
    – Rogue (think French boudoir looks)
    – Aquatika (an all-red underwater kingdom)
    – Big Top (a larger-than-life all-red circus)

    Reminder:This is a red dress party – your outfits should be all red (or at least majority in red) and dresses. That means NO PANTS!

    RDPSD 2020 Serve Your Lewk Entry Form

    RDPSD 2020 will be free to attend. Since we don’t have the expenses of creating a 1,000 person event and all the production, lighting, decor, and staffing that goes along with it, we are happy to open our virtual event to all at no cost to make sure as many as people as possible can join in on the fun. Whether your hoping for your chance to win tickets to next year’s event or just want to watch the online spectacle, all are welcome to RDPSD 2020.

    RDPSD 2020 will be on Facebook Live and YouTube Live simultaneously. Like our RDPSD 2020 Launch Party, we will be simulcasting to both Facebook Live and YouTube Live, so you can join from your phone, laptop, or home theater to either social media platform.

    RSVP to RDPSD. Instead of tickets, you can sign up to receive updates by RSVPing to the event here: RSVP To RDPSD 2020

    RDPSD 2020 “Serve Your Lewk” Photo Contest Details & Rules

  • How to Enter: submit a photo of yourself (or you and a friend) wearing your outfit(s) to our RDPSD 2020 “Serve Your Lewk” Photo Contest Entry Form, or email us a photo of you in your outfit, which category you are entering for, and a brief description of your outfit to contest@reddresspartysd.com with the subject line “RDPSD 2020 Serve Your Lewk Photo Contest”. Note that all photos and information submitted become property of Think Red Project, Inc. and can be used in anyway, including sharing virtually, posting to social media, and/or use in promotions.

  • Content Submission: Please send a high resolution photo (or as high-res as possible). Indiscernible outfit, blurry photos, or other low-resolution / poor quality photos may be ejected from the competition with or without notice. And this is a read dress party – we want to see dresses (i.e. no pants!).

  • Deadline: Submissions must be received by Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:59pm to be eligible for the contest.

  • Eligibility: Any person 18+ in age is eligible to enter; you must submit a photo of yourself or you plus one other person with their consent to be included in the contest.

  • Selection Criteria: Submissions will be reviewed by our team, and favorites will be presented live at the RDPSD 2020 Virtual Event, with a panel of judges picking a winner from each category, up to four winning submissions total.

  • Notifications: Winners will be selected live at the RDPSD 2020 Virtual Event and emailed within three (3) days after the event. Winning submissions will have one week to claim their prize, otherwise prizes will be forfeit and an alternate winner may or may not be determined by Think Red Project, Inc.

  • Prizes: Each winning submission will receive two (2) VIP tickets to next year’s Red Dress Party San Diego. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Should circumstances prevent RDPSD from holding an in-person event next year, alternate arrangements will be made. Should a winning submission include two people, the prize will still be (2) VIP tickets per submission, not (2) per person.

    Good luck!

    Fun and a Fundraiser

    This year, we won’t have the benefit of ticket sales, so we need your help to continue raising funds for our beneficiaries. It’s going to be tough, but any contribution can help. If you’re tapped on your charitable contributions but want to help make a difference, here are other ways you can help:
    Join this year’s Red Dress Party San Diego virtual event

  • Spread the word about #rdpsd and #rdpsd2020 on social media to drum up awareness
  • Donate directly to Red Dress Party / Think Red Project to our PayPal Giving Fund, where PayPal covers all the costs associated with credit card processing, so whatever you donate is what we receive: DONATE HERE
  • Get your company involved as a Sponsor – if not for this year then definitely next year!)
  • Purchase one of our RDPSD face coverings at our online shop: http://rdpsd.square.site/

  • RSVP To RDPSD 2020


    October 3
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


    Think Red Project, Inc.