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Out in the Park 2015


Out In The Park at Six Flags Great America
Returns in 2015 BIGGER Than EVER!

A Spectacular Night of Amusement and Entertainment
Presented by MINI Cooper Chicago & Ketel One Vodka

That Will Help Benefit Northalsted Business Alliance
Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 7PM to 12AM


Hosted by Amanda Lepore AND

Pablo Hernandez this year!

All ages event.

All night, attendees can follow the bass to the Hometown Square dance area where The DJ’s of SCARLET Bar Chicago plus  Hostess THE PRINCESS from RuPauls Drag Race and some adorable go go’s well keep the party jumping.

Andrew Christian supermodel and “king of selfies” Pablo Hernandez will be riding rides with guests all night and taking photos. Then at 11:00 he will debut his new songs, followed by the Queen of New York nightlife, Amanda Lepore.

Out In The Park is an annual private LGBT Saturday night fundraising event featuring unlimited riding of the most popular Six Flags Great America’s amazing THRILL rides with a portion of all ticket sales each year helping to benefit various non-profit organizations.

“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. 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 and we have gifted over $35,000 to various groups,” said Derrick Sorles.

Advance $40 tickets can be purchased NOW  –
FREE parking for this special event!

In September the price goes up to $45.
$50 the day of the event.

All ages event.
Drinks are available for purchase to those 21+
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  listed   to the right, in the sidebar.


This event could not happen without the generous support of our Community Partners! Please support them, as they support us! MINI of Chicago​, Ketel One Vodka, Charlie’s Chicago​, Taverna 750​, Scarlet Bar Chicago​, Vanité Paul Mitchell Focus Salon​, GRAB Magazine​, Chicago, Quest Magazine: Wisconsin’s LGBT News & Entertainment Source​, Best Gay​, Our Lives Magazine​ and Walgreens!




$30  round trip – MUST  stop by Charlies in person  to make your reservation. You will get free admission  to the after  party!

After OUT IN THE PARK – Charlies  will host the Official  After  Party  GLOW!

3726 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613


OFFICIAL  PRE  PARTY – before the buses  leave!


3445  N. Halsted.  3-5pm.  Check it out here!

Dive Bar Out At The Park Pre Party



This event is all ages and for LGBTQ people and their supporters. (Kiddieland is closed, so its not a good fit for very small children to attend). Its a private “buy out” event. Meaning the general public is not invited. Could they get in? Sure probably. But negativity is not acceptable and violators will be ejected from the event. We have never had a problem with this. This is safe place to be as you are. Six Flags does not post signs on bathrooms for gender neutrality…..however, at our event, all bathrooms are open for all transgender people.  Use whichever one you feel comfortable with.  This event does not condone gender policing of any kind.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday September 12th 2015!

Saturday September 12th 2015!


Details coming soon!


Gay Day Out in the Park at Great America Illinois

Six Flags Great America is rolling out
the Rainbow carpet for the LGBTQ community!

September 14th, 2013

It’s  only $38!  
Part of the  tickets  sold will go to CHICAGO HOUSE!


or if you can not get the link to work
 use promo code OUT  at the top of the Six Flags  page

AND you get free parking when you buy your $38  ticket in advance!

Don’t drive? Don’t worry!
Various bars are providing   luxury  buses available from Boystown

Imagine, NO LINES for rides!
During the private event 9pm – 1am, there will be little or NO LONG LINES!

So whether you like the Superman ride – or the Batman ride….
or want to ride the new X FLIGHT over and over again, you can ride all night.

So tell all of your friends! 

This very special Six Flags Great America
 evening event is for the LGBTQ community
 and their friends ONLY.

NO HATERS will be tolerated.

 So there!

Brought to you by  MINI Cooper of Chicago  and

X FLIGHT thrills at Six Flags Great America

Get ready to take flight! The most highly anticipated thrill experience of 2012 is ready for launch. X Flight, an extreme, revolutionary wing coaster debuts today at Six Flags Great America. The Gurnee theme park’s newest coaster is one of the first-of-its-kind in the world.

X Flight is a ground-breaking wing coaster featuring state-of-the-art technology. X Flight launches riders on a flight that defies gravity, with no track above or below them. Riders sit in pairs, suspended on either side of the track with their feet dangling, as they begin their climb up a 12-story plunge launching them into speeds of 55mph through 3,000 feet of intense drops and five inversions, including a barrel roll and zero-g roll. One of the most adrenaline-pumping moments on the ride is an extreme fly-through where the coaster speeds straight toward a structure, before making a last-minute vertical flip through a keyhole cut-out.

“X Flight is unlike any other coaster in the world,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. “Soaring through 3,000 feet of twisted steel with no track above or below you is an amazing experience. It feels like you’re riding on the wing of a plane speeding through extreme turns and flips while swerving through a hanger, tower and even water elements. We are thrilled to bring this cutting-edge wing coaster to our guests for the 2012 season.”

Six Flags Great America has a long history of introducing legendary rides and game-changing roller coasters. X Flight joins an already impressive coaster line-up becoming the theme park’s 14th coaster. The wing coaster is designed by acclaimed manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, who also designed Six Flags Great America favorites: Raging Bull, SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight and BATMAN: The Ride.


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First Annual Out in the Park Six Flags Great America to benefit TPAN

An all-new private LGBT event featuring rides, live music and a party-like atmosphere and vitaminwater® are excited to premiere an all new LGBTQ event and fundraiser at Six Flags Great America. Out In The Park 2012 will be a private event for the LGBTQ community, their friends and families. “We are very excited Six Flags Great America is allowing us this unique opportunity to produce such an awesome event at their park,” said Derrick Sorles, owner of “We are proud to have TPAN (Test Positive Awareness Network) as our benefitting charity.”


On Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 9pm – 1am, the park will be closed to the general public for this private event. Guests will enjoy the music of DJs, Matthew Harvat and Phil DaBeatz, as it is heard live throughout the park. The DJs will be spinning together simultaneously as a team bridging two styles that compliment each other and bringing a signature dance floor experience to Six Flags Great America. This amazing LGBT event is expected to welcome people from the five surrounding states coming together to pride-fully celebrate!


Tickets purchased in advance are $35 which includes admission to the park all day long, free parking and admission to the Private Event! A portion of the advance ticket sales will benefit TPAN. Tickets are available now online at using promo code OUT2012.


A limited number of bus tickets will be available departing from Uptown on Montrose Avenue, 1 block West of Broadway. Busses will depart at 3pm and also at 6pm. All busses will leave the park at 1am and return to Uptown.  Bus tickets are extremely limited. Visit for more information or call 773-878-5323.



About TPAN

Now in its 25th year, TPAN empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN innovates to deliver peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services and to communicate comprehensive information. TPAN will do so until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.



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