Things are going to look a little different this year! We’re going on tour, celebrating our riders in Kingston this year at the end of the Dress in Red Day of the Friends for Life Bike Rally. We’re looking forward to infusing fresh energy into our mission of supporting the Toronto PWA Foundation. This year, we celebrate our growth, from our humble beginnings at The 519 to the grandeur of Daniel’s Spectrum, and now, to Kingston, on the path to Montreal.

Mark your calendars for August 6, 2024, and join us for a spectacular Drag in the Park event, and an epic after-party. We’re going to have a beautiful evening, united with purpose and a shared commitment to making a lasting impact for those living with HIV. As we prepare to unveil more details in the coming months, we invite you to stay connected and subscribe to hear more. See you soon!


Let’s raise some funds for people living with HIV by making a direct donation below!


Check out some of the amazing photos of our sixth edition, with more albums coming soon! Image below thanks to @yyzevents.

The founders of The Red Dress Ball on stage

The Red Dress Ball is the hottest fundraiser of the year, supporting vital HIV/AIDS services and advocacy efforts! 2023 had an incredible lineup of drag queen performers including Barbie Jo Bontemps, Miss Shay Dee, Mira Fantasy, go-go dancers, live singing, and an amazing DJ set by world-renowned DJ Kitty Glitter – bigger and better than ever before.

All The Red Dress Ball performers in a row on a red background


Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the magic of The Red Dress Ball with this wonderful video produced by our friends at Heliopolis Productions Ltd. This video offers an intimate look at the history and evolution of our event and the impact it has had on the community. With short interviews and highlights from past editions, you’ll get a true sense of the passion, energy, and dedication that goes into each and every edition of The Red Dress Ball.

Since our establishment in 2018, The Red Dress Ball Foundation has raised over $215,000 in support of people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and this year we’re proud to be supporting the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) through the funds raised at our 2023 event.

The Red Dress Ball is more than just a party, it’s a celebration of community and the power of giving back. So put on your best red look, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready to dance the night away. We promise you an amazing evening that’s a little bit kitsch, a ton of fun, and a whole lot of love for a great cause.

Relive the (VIRTUAL) Magic of The Red Dress Ball Webathon

The Red Dress Ball Foundation brought together local and international drag and entertainment talent for a virtual fundraiser during the pandemic, and you can still catch all the excitement! Click here to subscribe and experience those amazing performances. To discover more of our photos and videos from past events, visit our Media Gallery.

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We are grateful for the continued support from Scotiabank, DCM and ViiV Healthcare, our 2023 Headline Sponsors. Their generosity and commitment to our mission has helped make a significant impact in the fight to end HIV.

This is the logo for The Red Dress Ball Foundation's founding sponsor, ViiV Healthcare
Scotiabank logo in red
This is the logo for The Red Dress Ball Foundation's founding sponsor, DCM