How to Order Your Tickets 2015

    Out In The Park  Advance Tickets ON SALE NOW for  Saturday Night, September 12, 2015.

$40  plus  FREE PARKING!

Advance price good thru Sept. 6th

($45  September 7th-12th online, 

$50  at gate)

The hours for this exclusive event     are 7:00pm – 12:00am.

Smart Phone Paperless tickets


For Regular computer and printer tickets –



(You should  get a new window explaining the event and the price.)


Some browsers may not allow the pop up window – in that case
Up to the top right, look for the promo code box

in the “ENTER PROMO CODE” box enter  OUTCHI and click GO

That’s it!


Can I use a Season Pass?  NO

This is a private party that benefits a charity, you must have the private party ticket,

to get in from 7pm -12am

Can I use a COKE can to save $20?   NO

Can I come during the day, and stay all day and all night with my ticket?  NO

There is another private party the same day, that ends at 6pm

Bus  Shuttles are handled By Charlies  

CHARLIES BUS SHUTTLE $25 round trip – reservations start SEPTEMBER 1st – must be made in person at Charlies, 3726 N Broadway St, no phone calls please. Price includes drinks on the bus. Departs boystown 6pm.


Charlies will also host the official party!

  Check the Facebook Page for Updates

Out in the Park 2015


Northalsted is named 2015 Beneficiary


Chicago’s PROUDEST Neighborhood

Our Annual LGBT event OUT IN THE PARK @ Six Flags Great America will celebrate its 4th year in 2015! Each year we have chosen a different non-profit organization to be the beneficiary of our efforts and thus far we have gifted $33,000 to recipients. This year Northalsted Business Alliance will benefit from both OUT IN THE HARBOR and OUT IN THE PARK! The more tickets we sell, the more Northalsted gets to put back into the neighborhood!

Northalsted (also known as “Boystown”) was voted the 2013 “the best gay neighborhood in the world” by Out Traveler Magazine. And it’s easy to see why: our collection of fabulous shops, fantastic restaurants, famous nightlife, and our proud LGBTQ legacy gives us a sense of community spirit unlike any other place.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday September 12th 2015!

Saturday September 12th 2015!


Details coming soon!


It Takes a Village


When was hired for their very first event. We knew, we could not do it alone, and we knew we wanted to give back to community.

In 3 years we have given back $35,000 to the community. But we did not do it alone. Our community partners play a HUGE role in our events. Media Sponsors donate free advertising space, and other sponsors put up dollars to help defray costs, so more money can go directly to the charities. is merely the organizer and promoter. We bring people together, for the greater good.

So please, support our community partners. All of our community partners are listed to the right, in the sidebar.

Without them, we can not do these awesome events!

OUT IN THE PARK Six Flags Great America 2014


Out In The Park at Six Flags Great America

Returns in 2014 BIGGER Than EVER!

Lady Bunny Takes On Goliath!


A Spectacular Night of Amusement and Entertainment

Presented by MINI Cooper Chicago

That Will Help Benefit AIDS Resource Center Wisconsin (ARCW)

 Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 7PM to 12AM

Attendees for this year’s third annual Out In The Park Celebration are in for a night of EPIC proportions.  Those who dare will have a unique opportunity to experience GOLIATH with the shortest waiting times of the season!  Setting not one, but THREE new world records, Six Flags Great America’s GOLIATH will be the World’s fastest wooden coaster complete with the tallest and steepest drop, plunging riders 180 feet nearly straight down (85 Degrees) at 72 miles per hour!

All night, attendees can follow the bass to the Hometown Square dance area where The DJ’s of SCARLET Bar Chicago and Hostess Trannika Rex are paired up with the legendary, larger-than-life, over-the-top, gorgeous NYC entertainer that is the one and only LADY BUNNY! Drag Diva Supreme, DJ, and Comedienne Extraordinaire Lady Bunny takes center stage with SCARLET Bar burning up the turntables with nothing but danceable, FUN music and Lady Bunny closes the evening with her trademark, OUTRAGEOUS, pop-culture-lyric-comedy parodies!


Out In The Park is an annual private LGBT Saturday night fundraising event featuring unlimited riding of  Six Flags Great America’s amazing THRILL rides with a portion of all ticket sales this year helping benefit AIDS Resource Center Wisconsin (ARCW).  One of the best elements of this event is that it is closed to the general public and this year our event piggy-backs a daytime corporate buyout so our attendees will be entering an EMPTY PARK!” explains Michael Snell, co-owner of “The LGBT community, their family, friends and supporters can enjoy the park with little to no lines and without homophobic hassles from anyone. It’s like a Fall Gay Pride Celebration with even MORE amusement and entertainment!”

In an interview with “We are very excited that this private night for charity continues to grow every year,” said Derrick Sorles, Snell’s husband of 15 years and business partner, “We are more than thrilled that Lady Bunny is flying in from New York to guest DJ and do her  comedy schtick and be a part of the festivities.  Trannika Rex and the DJ’s of SCARLET Bar know how to have FUN and play music you want to dance to!  Handsome designer Traver Rains will be on hand! Add GOLIATH to the mix of all this and it will truly be a night that’s ridiculously great!”

Sorles continued on to say “The last two Out In The Park Events allowed us as a community to raise almost $25,000 for Chicago’s Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) and Chicago House.  This year were changing it up and raising money for the ARCW because Out In The Park enjoys huge support and attendance from Wisconsin folks because of the park’s close proximity and we feel it’s only fair that Wisconsin charities share in the proceeds occasionally as well.”

We thank the Six Flags organization and Best Gay Cities for this wonderful opportunity to benefit from their 2014 Out In The Park event. The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, the first Medicaid HIV medical home in the United States, serves 3,000 patients who are all confronting HIV/AIDS, a disease that is expensive, complex and still has no cure. We encourage every fan of adventure and adrenalin rides to come OUT on September 13, 2014 and have fun at Six Flags, because this fun will be converted into crucial funding for the ARCW Medical Center helping patients achieve longer, healthier lives with HIV.”

Dan Mueller, Chief Development Officer for AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin


Advance $39 tickets can be purchased at

and follow the instructions!

Hotels —if you are coming to Chicago for the weekend, we have 3 hotel choices in the heart of Boystown! CITY SUITES, WILLOWS HOTEL  and MAJESTIC HOTEL. All the hotels are on our website

AIDS Resource Center Wisconsin (ARCW)

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is home to the ARCW Medical Center – Wisconsin’s largest and fastest growing HIV health care system. Through its integrated medical, dental and mental health clinics along with its pharmacy and dedicated social services that include food pantries, a legal program, and social work case management, more than 3,300 HIV patients in Wisconsin gain the health care and social services they need for long-term survival with HIV disease from ARCW.

Since 2007, has been providing the best of everything gay and gay-friendly in the greater Chicago area. Owned and operated by Best Gay Inc., their sites provide news, information, travel tips and entertainment for the LGBT community. In 2012 they turned their network of connections and supporters into an opportunity for philanthropy. Producing and marketing events for the greater good in 3 states! (so far!)

Out in the Park in Chicago 2014 is Going to be EPIC!


LADY  BUNNY   &   GOLIATH!   September 13th, 2014!  

7pm -12 Midnight   Only  $39   in advance!


OUT IN THE PARK 2013 Raises Almost $11,000 for Chicago House

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! To so many people who were involved
in making Out in the Park at Six flags Great America 2013 a huge
success.  alone, could not make this event happen without the help and support from our peers.  Our media sponsors  Stacy  Bridges and Mark Nagle from GRAB Magazine,  Mark Mariucci from QUEST Magazine in Wisconsin, Bill Pritchard and the staff of and the staff of  Zona Rosa Magazine all donated thousands of dollars in advertising, well exceeding our expectations  and everyone really pitched in and went above and beyond!  And a huge thanks to Mini Cooper of Chicago, our co-producer.


We always say, It takes a village to pull this off. This is not the Michael and Derrick show. It’s a community effort coming together for the greater good.  And an All Inclusive event. Almost   5,000 people came out this year to support the event and were so grateful.
Six Flags Great America is willing to give our community an entire
private Sunday 11am to 6pm but we have to deliver 10,000 attendees-we
will get to that point-we’re determined to make it happen, that is the
end all goal and feel  our community is ready to support an all day private event.

We all need to find our own ways to serve; our own ways to give back.
Our business on its own cannot write a big check to charity. However,
we have a sizable network within our business, the relationship
resources, strong partners and advocates, and ideas to collaborate and
bring the community together – and all help write this year’s check, for
almost $11,000!!  This check is not from – it’s from
the  ENTIRE community. We were just the instruments to  help make it all happen.


Thanks  to Jess Godwin and Isaiah Grass for their super live vocal performances.  Teri Yaki, Debbie Fox and Cyon Flare all helped entertain the crowds.  DJ
Matthew Harvat always delivers a great evening of music and this year
Scarlet’s Scotty T and Team Scarlet got the evening off and running with
a bang. Walgreens helped spread the word this year through many of
their stores.  Scarlet, Taverna 750, Charlies and Lucky Horseshoe also helped with promotions and support.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and brand ambassadors who helped
us spread the word. And most of all – thank you to YOU WHO BOUGHT THE
TICKETS and came out and had a great time!


It is a huge risk to orchestrate an outdoor event a year in advance in the
Midwest.  Thankfully, we had  a gorgeous Fall day.  Kohls had bought
out the park for the next day for employees and their families, the
temperature dropped dramatically and it rained and rained hard most of
the day. How lucky we were that was not our day this year, we would have
been very negatively affected.


Six Flags Great America also did an amazing job of emptying the park in a
record 45 minutes. They closed to the general public at 7pm and were
able to allow us to begin entering at 7:45pm into an EMPTY park.

We will be doing a similar Gay Days party at Six Flags St. Louis on a
Saturday night, June 7, 2014 and we’ll be back to Gurnee next September
on a Saturday night for Out In The Park 2014 as well. And we have one
more AMAZING party event in the planning stages for 2014, a private,
charity-based, Water Park, 12-hour Saturday Night Dance Party in late
Winter/early Spring unlike anything the Midwest has ever been able to
enjoy before….stay tuned for all the details.

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Michael Snell

Derrick Sorles

OUT IN THE PARK 2013 Six Flags Great America

8pm – 1am!

Pre and Post OFFICIAL Six Flags Parties

3 Days of fun with more Chicago events happening!

FRIDAY  September 13th

    3169 N Halsted St  Chicago

*OUT IN THE PARK  party at Lucky Horseshoe.  
Join us for some cool giveaways. Show your Six Flags ticket  and get a little something special! 9pm – ?

    3320 N Halsted St  Chicago

     SCARLET will  also host a pre-Out in the Park party  10pm-?

SATURDAY   September 14th 
750 W Cornelia Ave  Chicago

*Pre-Out in the Park Brunch at TAVERNA 750!
* OUT IN THE PARK  8pm – 1am

followed by GLOW the OFFICIAL after Party at CHARLIES till 5am! Free admission with your Six Flags ticket!   3726 N. Broadway Avenue

back at 1:30am.  $25 round trip gets you round trip ride, drinks on the
bus PLUS a special SURPRISE!!!  Tickets go on sale AUGUST 27th at 3pm, at the bar,  for the bus
seats! Tickets can purchased any day at the bar, in person, until they sell out)

SUNDAY  September 15th!
750 W Cornelia Ave  Chicago
 OUT IN THE PARK does Brunch at Taverna 750
                     MAKE A RESERVATION – THIS WILL SELL OUT! (773) 904-7466

  3320 N Halsted St  Chicago

followed by Liquid Brunch at Scarlet- The official Closing Party! Photos from OUT IN THE PARK will be shown on the screens.