Inspired by 40+ initiatives taking place around the globe, 24HourDallas is a private sector-led nighttime economy commission.
Our overarching goal is to help make Dallas — particularly its center city — safer, more inclusive and more economically vibrant at night.
24HourDallas has sliced across the traditional economic and cultural tribes that divide us and assembled a diverse and proactive coalition.
Our volunteers will develop opportunities, make recommendations, and get in front of the challenges Dallas will face as it shifts from its 20th Century, 9-to-5 roots to a mode better suited for the new millennium.
More than 50 businesses and organizations and 100 volunteers have already joined us around a shared mission: Let's create a safe, vibrant and diverse nighttime culture for businesses, residents and guests.
Our partners include businesses, government agencies and departments, and non-profit organizations.
More volunteers and groups are welcomed to be involved. There is no fee for involvement except talent, a spirit of collaboration and time.
Please explore our website . . . and then Join us
Thank you Greater Dallas Restaurant Association and Elettore.
Keep the light on, Dallas
A single, bare light is placed on the center of the stage when a theatre is unoccupied. In addition to symbolically (we think) keeping away ghosts, the "ghost light" also stands as a beacon for returning performers and audiences. With COVID - 19 wreaking havoc on Dallas' nighttime economy, please know we will be back.
No longer 1950s Dallas
Dallas has now joined Austin, Bloomington, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Iowa City, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. in giving needed attention to the local nighttime economy.
Help stop human trafficking
24HourDallas volunteers and donors have developed two versions of anti-trafficking placards. These free signs can be placed in the one location trafficked persons usually have privacy: public restrooms at your business.