The GENERAL EVENT TICKET includes admission for one (1) person, which includes (1) meal, (1) event bag, participation in the silent auction, and attendance at The Purple Affair 23


The PREMIER EVENT TICKET includes admission for one (1) person, which includes (1) meal, (1) event bag, participation in the silent auction, attendance at The Purple Affair 23 Event and an invitation to the After Party.  Individual Premier Tickets are limited to 100.  


The AFTER PARTY TICKET includes admission for one (1) person to the AFTER PARTY, which takes place immediately following The Purple Affair 23 on Sunday, August 20th.   AFTER PARTY TICKETS do not include admission to The Purple Affair 23.  


There will be no virtual tickets sold.


After you purchase your ticket(s), please look for an email regarding your meal selection(s). If you are purchasing more than one ticket under the same email, make sure that all members of your party receive and fill out the form. The meal selection form will ask for your table and seat numbers, which will be provided to you via email as well. 



Please check back in July to determine if any COVID protocols will be followed.  You will also receive an email with any COVID requirements.


Table seating is limited to 8 guests.  Please check back in July to determine if additional Best Practice protocols will be followed.


Please check back in July to determine if any screening measures will be followed.

If there is a CDC recommendation to limit the number of attendees at in person events, The Purple Affair 23 will be rescheduled to a later date.  Your tickets and sponsorships will be honored at this later date and no additional charge will be required.  The Purple Affair 23 has already reduced ticket sells by 20%.  The total table capacity has been reduced from 10 to 8.  

The Foundation will not be held liable for anyone, attending The Purple Affair 23, testing positive for COVID 19 after August 20, 2023.  


You will be able to reserve your hotel room in a few weeks.  Please check back or call the hotel around March 1st.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.  


A block of rooms has been reserved at The Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel.  Reservations for the event should be made directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290.  Please identify yourself as part of "The James M. Dixon Room Block" group staying at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, located at 2020 Convention Center Concourse ~ Atlanta, GA 30337.  If you have any difficulty booking your rooms, please contact me directly, Lori James @ 404.263.6380.   

  • Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway for $129 USD per night.  Rooms are available Wednesday, August 16th thru Monday, August 21st.   

Book your group rate for The James M. Dixon Foundation's Purple Affair Event

Rooms are $129++ per night.  Please book your room directly with the hotel. Reservations must be either secured by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, July  26, 2023. 

(++ includes 16% state and local tax, plus a $5 State of Georgia Hotel/Motel fee)



Self and Valet Parking are available the night of The Purple Affair 23, August 20, 2023.  Valet parking is available for a discounted price of $25.00.  Self parking is availble for a discounted price of $10.00.  Please be sure to bring your parking ticket (self or valet) into the event, in order to pre-pay for parking and get your ticket stamped.  Someone will be available in the registration area for you to pre-pay for parking.  Overnight parking is available at a discount price of $20.00.


Please read carefully.  If the federal government closes all in person events due to the COVID virus, The Purple Affair 23 will be rescheduled.  If The Foundation determines that it may not be safe to host the event as currently detailed, a virtual option, including a meal option, will be provided. 

Refunds will not be offered since we are obligated to the hotel and other venders, unless there is a federal government shut down.  However, at this time, we do not anticipate this happening.

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