It's gala season and we couldn't be more excited! We've gone through dozens of event listings, taking into account popularity, charity donations raised, longevity, and other factors, in order to provide you with 25 of the best Dallas Fall/Winter 2014 galas, charity balls & black tie events this season. Be the best dressed guy at the event, and schedule a fitting your custom tux today.
25 DALLAS FALL/WINTER 2014 GALAS, CHARITY BALLS & BLACK TIE EVENTS
YTAC Bubbly Q - The Young Texans Against Cancer gather at the Ritz in a foodie-oriented event to raise money for their beneficiaries. When: October 16, 7 pm. Where: Fearing’s at the Ritz Carlton. Raised Last year: $132,000 Est: 2008
Cattle Barron's Ball - The Cattle Baron’s Ball is the largest single-night fundraiser in the world for the American Cancer Society. When: October 18, 7 pm. Where: Gilley’s Dallas. Raised Last year: 3.6 million Est: 1974
Chefs and Seeds Gala
This foodie affair brings together 14 of Dallas’ best chefs to benefit Seeds for Africa, an organization dedicated to education and community development. When: October 22, 7 pm. Where: Trinity Groves. Est: 2012
Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash - Make your costume extra snazzy this year for the Bone Bash, complete with a live auction, haunted casino and a psychic. When: October 25, 7 pm. Where: Omni Dallas (Trinity Ballroom). Est: 1948
Two by Two for Aids and Art - A dinner and art auction that benefits amFAR and the Dallas Museum of Art. When: October 25th. Where: Rachofsky House (SOLD OUT). Raised last year: $5 million Est: 1999
St. Jude Children’s Evening Under the Stars - Dinner, live music, and a silent and live auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. When: October 25, 6 pm. Where: Omni Dallas. Raised last year: $903,500. Est: 1963
Heels to Heal Gala - This dinner in the gardens helps support Women Called Moses, a local domestic violence and abuse organization. When: Oct 26, 7 pm. Where: Dallas Arboretum. Est: 2004
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Top local chefs prepare their signature dishes and silent auction benefiting the March of Dimes. When: October 30, 6 pm. Where: Omni Dallas. Raised last year: $5 million Est: 1995
Art for Advocacy - Dinner, gala and art auction features works from over 100 local and regional artists. When: November 1, 7 pm. Where: Fashion Industry Gallery. Est: 1938
Big Black Tie Ball - The gala includes cocktails, a sit-down dinner, auction and live music all benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters. When: November 1, 6 pm. Where: Omni Dallas. Raised last year: $439,000 Est: 1927
Dallas Autumn Ball - The Autumn Ball’s night of drinks and dancing supports the Project Amplify initiative for education in Dallas. When: November 7, 9 PM. Where: Hotel ZaZa. Raised Last year: $23,000 Est: 2013
Brewer’s Ball - Rub elbows with master craft brewers from around the country at this evening of food and frivolity. When: November 7, 7 pm. Where: Renaissance Dallas. Est: 2014
Margarita Ball Fort Worth - Less exclusive but no less charitable or tequila soaked. When: November 8, 8 pm. Where: Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom. Est: 1989
Johnny Sides Gala - Hosted by the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce benefiting the Assist the Officer Foundation. When: November 8. Where: Magnolia Hotel. Est: 1918
FGI Dallas A Night of Stars Gala - Supporting the Fashion Group International’s Fashion Group Foundation. When: November 14, 7 pm. Where: Fashion Industry Gallery. Est: 1928
Black Tie Dinner - Supporting the GLBT community since 1982.
When: November 15. Where: Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Est: 1982 Raised last year: $930,000
DAYL Charity Ball - Enjoy world class cuisine and support the local community with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
When: November 15, 7 pm. Where: Trinity Groves Est: 1921
Camp Fire: An Artist’s Christmas Art Auction - Gala supporting the Camp Fire organization.
When: November 15, 6 pm. Where: Renaissance Worthington. Est: 1914 Raised to date: $3.5 million over 30 years
Art of Film Gala - Attend a reception and banquet honoring filmmaking to support the Dallas Film Society. When: November 21. Where: Perot Museum. Est.: 2006
Dallas Margarita Ball - This mostly-black tie event is the largest, invite-only event in the southwest. Patrons get to enjoy all-you-drink margaritas, show off their fancy suits and dresses, all while listening to the legendary Dallas-based The Wonders on the main stage. Cause: 40+ children's charities. When: November 22, 7 pm. Where: Sheraton Dallas. Raised Last Year: 9,961 toys + monetary donations. Est.: 1977
Crystal Charity Ball - Dallas’ ball to end all balls pulls out all the stops and raises millions supporting various children’s organizations and beneficiaries.
When: December 6, 7 pm. Where: Hilton Anatole. Est: 1952. Raised last year: $5 million
The Blue Mule - A more laid back art auction with mystery punch, supporting the programs at The MAC. When: December 7, 6 pm. Where: The Mckinney Avenue Contemporary. Est. 2014
Holiday in the City - Drink and nosh with other single professionals to help the community. When: December 14th, 7 pm. Where: The Stoneleigh.
Big D NYE Red Carpet Party - See and be seen at Dallas’ biggest VIP red carpet NYE event, while being in the middle of Victory Park’s annual ball drop celebration. When: December 31. Where: Victory Park
Champagne Life NYE - Black is the new black this year at this all black attire, black carpet upscale NYE event. When: December 31. Where: Old Red Museum.