Dallas Arts District at Night

Reimagining Dallas
at Night

We advocate for a nighttime Dallas that will be safer, more inclusive, and more vibrant.

Music venues

Contribute
to our mission

With a donation, you, your business, or your organization can help us make Dallas safer, more inclusive, and more economically vibrant at night.

Ramen Shop

Become a member
of 24HourDallas

Join our all-volunteer team and get in front of the challenges Dallas will face as we shift from our 20th Century, 9-to-5 roots to a mode better suited for the new millennium.

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Just Ahead

24HourDallas Events and Opportunities

Save the date for these upcoming 24HourDallas programs

Let's Eat | How Restaurants Should Respond as Nighttime Diners Return
Let's Eat

Mon May 3, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. Free Zoominar

As customers begin again to dine out at night, what are the trends and what do restaurants need to prepare for? Let's find out May 3.

 

Night Safety | Dallas Police Chief Eddie García's Insights for a Safer, More Sociable Dallas
Night Safety

Tue Jun 22, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. Free Zoominar

Eddie García, the new chief for the Dallas Police Department, sits down with 24HourDallas to discuss policing the nighttime economy ... and how we might help.

 

Thirty Below
Thirty Below

July, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. Free Zoominar

This Zoominar will speak to nightlife from the point of view of those between the ages of 18-30. It will also provide an opportunity for younger civic and cultural stakeholders to help reframe the Dallas experience at night. DETAILS SOON!

 

Become a member of 24HourDallas today

Join Us

24HourDallas is an all-volunteer non-profit organization

Your membership — or the membership of your company or organization — shapes our areas of focus, sets our goals, and sees to it that we restore and reimagine Dallas at night.

  • If you enjoy Dallas dining, culture, music, live music, concerts, clubs, dancing, bars, or events, join us.
  • If you work or employ others in Dallas at night, join us.
  • If you believe we can make evenings safer, more inclusive, and more culturally and economically vibrant, join us.
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These businesses and organizations support 24HourDallas and its mission.
Join them

Alliance Partners

Lonzo Anderson, Executive Assistant Police Chief, City of Dallas
Andres Properties
ARF Financial
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Casey Burgess, Executive Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas
Business Council for the Arts
Central Market
Dallas Arts District
Dallas Music Network
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Voice
Deep Ellum Foundation
Denney Law Group
Directions Consulting Group
EarthX
E Bar Tex-Mex
EDM DFW
Elettore
Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
Jon Fortune, Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas
Eddie García, Police Chief, City of Dallas
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCo)
Jill Haning, Executive Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas
Hotel Association of North Texas
Hoque Global
Katy Trail Ice House
The Kessler Theater
Kitchen Dog Theater
Klyde Warren Park
Madison Partners, LLC
Masterplan
Nasher Sculpture Center
New Friends New Life
No Limits Arts Theatre
Omni Dallas Hotel
The Original Pancake House - DFW
Pavé Group
Premium Parking
Ravenstreet Partners LLC
Rock Strategic LLC
Ruthie's Rolling Cafe Powered by Café Momentum
Safe Night LLC
Carl Simpson, Director of Code Compliance Services, City of Dallas
SVM Productions/3015 at Trinity Groves
The Thanks-Giving Foundation/Thanks-Giving Square
Virgin Hotels Dallas
VisitDallas
West End Association
Wildcat Management
Zalat Pizza
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Experts Share

Why Invest
In the Night?

24-hour places are not only statistically different than sprawling 9-5 cities but have statistically superior economic performance.

Richard Florida, Author, Professor, Urbanist

A culturally diverse nightlife can lead to a more inclusive and ethnically diverse city. We need creative, smart policy that drives cultural innovation.

Mirik Milan Gelders, Former Amsterdam Night Mayor

Cities are no longer 9-to-5 systems. They are 24-hour organisms that require free, open, and inviting spaces to live, work and enjoy.

Andreina Seijas, Urban Night Researcher, Harvard Graduate School of Design

The idea is to change the dialogue from the city government thinking about life in the daytime to thinking about – and allocating more resources to – our life at night.

Shawn Townsend, DC Director of Nightlife and Culture

London's night-time economy is integral to our success as a city – employing 1.6 million and contributing billions to our economy.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Once you get people to see that the issues and the opportunities at night are really something that have to be planned, rather than policed, then you're going to have a much more successful social economy.

Jim Peters, President, Responsible Hospitality Network

Night-time is the new competitive edge for post-industrial cities.

Elena Bird, City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture

In the past, the presumption of nightlife has been that it's in the dark, and that it's where dark things happen. It's really just the other 9-to-5.

Ariel Palitz, Senior Executive Director of Nightlife for the NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment


Areas of Focus

Our Current Priorities

Most nighttime economy initiatives around the globe are led by local government agencies. 24HourDallas, however, is an all-volunteer and membership-powered non-profit charity.

For 2021, our business, non-profit, and individual volunteers are focused on these action areas:

Cultural Innovation

Culture

What opportunities are there for arts and cultural experiences to invigorate and demystify the night ... and bring us back into a community?

Evening Economy

Economics

What do we need to provide meaningful insights and measures for Dallas’ nighttime economy? What can we do to promote post-COVID economic activity and increase economic opportunity at night?

Respect

Equity

How can we deliberately ensure all races, ethnicities, faiths, cultural traditions, economic classes, sexual orientations, abilities, and families have a place in our work? How can we best mediate conflict and come to terms that take into consideration emotions and laws?

Safety

Safety

What recommendations and actions can we advance to make customers, residents, employees, neighbors, and businesses safer at night?

Placemaking

Placemaking

What planning, urban design, transportation, and environmental priorities create ideal nighttime scenarios? And what can we do to help advance those ideals?

Communication

Communication

How do we best communicate and gain support for what 24HourDallas and Dallas' nighttime economy are all about?