Fairgrounds VIIII, Gay and Lesbian Day At Six Flags Great Adventure Sept. 14
Out in Events announced this week that Fairgrounds VIIII, better known as ‘Gay and Lesbian Day at Six Flags’, will take place Friday, September 14 from 6pm until midnight at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.
Fairgrounds is the largest private LGBT event in the United States.
This year’s theme celebrates the fabulousness of fist-pumping Jersey with celebrity appearances by Bravo-TV’s The Real Houswives of New Jersey stars Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga and Greg Bennett. Melissa Gorga will even perform her dance hits, On Display and Rockstar.
Additional celebrity appearances include The Amazing Race’s Reichen Lehmkuhl and nightlife personality and recording artist Dina Delicious. DJs Steve Sidewalk, Seth Gold and DJ Barney of Philly will provide the musical entertainment. A portion of the net proceeds will benefit the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund.
“We are going back to our roots and making this year’s event all about Jersey,” says co-founder Mark Nelson, the LGBT events planner and producer who helped found the annual Fairgrounds celebration. “New Jersey used to be the Jan to New York’s Marsha, but thanks to shows like Bravo-TV’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey and glittering stars like Melissa Gorga, the state has emerged as a mecca of fab-ulosity. Break out the hair gel and spray tan and get ready to fist pump as we celebrate being gay – Jersey style.”
Six Flags’ Fairgrounds launched nine years ago at Six Flags Great Adventure. “It was wildly successful from the start”, explains co-founder Gage Kristofer. Organizers estimate ten thousand gay men and women (and their friends) will attend Fairgrounds VIIII. “We welcome gay crowds from Washington DC, Boston, Pittsburg and the entire tri-state area. Fairgrounds is truly a coming together of lesbians, twinks, Chelsea boys, bears, homo thugs, club kids, and more – all uniting with pride.”
“Last year saw an influx of gay newlyweds and gay families with their children,” he adds.
Even the stars are excited. Says Greg Bennett, “I love theme parks. I love gay people and I love Melissa Gorga!”
For more information on Fairgrounds VIII, please visit www.outinevents.com or www.gaysixflags.com.