Asbury Park Pride: August 

Ascension Party, the summer’s wildest weekend festival of music, dance and friendship takes place August 4-6 in the gay beach resort town of Asbury Park. Thousands of men from around the globe will flock to the sun drenched Jersey shores for the three-day, eleven-party, fourteen-DJ festival.

The merriment begins Friday night with the VIP cocktail party at 7pm, followed by the Ascension Underwear Party. It continues Saturday with the weekend’s main event, the Ascension Beach Party from 1pm to 8pm, proceeded by the Saturday Night Celebration starring superstar DJ Paulo. Then, on Sunday, its time to break out the Speedos for the Ascension Pool Party before heading to grand finale Closing Party.


  • Three-day, eleven-party, fourteen-DJ festival
  • VIP cocktail Party
  • Ascension Underwear Party
  • Beach Party
  • Pool Party
  • Night Celebration starring superstar DJ Paulo


Ascension Pool Party
Sunday, August 6th 2017
12 pm – 6 pm
Ready to cool off? Then get ready to break your Speedos and square cuts out of your suitcase to attend this ‘no shirts and shorts required’ party. Why not float on one of the Ascension themed rafts, or even take a complete dip!  A full pool-side bar will be available for any who comes thirsty. And for those with a rumble in their tummy, rest assured, a BBQ themed menu will be available. Fun beach-house music will echo over the crowd from Jesus Martinez and Dan Slater.The Ascension Pool Party is planned to run from 12pm-6pm, Saturday, August 6th, 20017.


Vip Cocktail Party
Friday August 4th 2017 
7 pm – 9 pm
Planned to be held on the deck at Baronet, the VIP Cocktail Party will be a very special event. All guests of the party will enjoy a spectacular sunset overlooking the beach of Asbury Park. Their ears will be soothed by sounds from the Ascension favorite DJ Lina. Delicious passed Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary signature cocktails will be served. The VIP Cocktail party is planned to run from 7pm-9pm.

Although this is a ticketed event and included in the weekend passes, this is a time to invite the local movers and politicians that have been helpful making the weekend a success.

Trade Party
10 pm – 4 am
This will be an event not to miss!! The legendary TRADE party is joining ASCENSION bringing its famous sexy vibe.  Get ready to tear up the dance floor at Asbury Hall with DJ Eddie Martinez who will turn out some amazing beats. A full bar will be equipped to accommodate the masses. The TRADE Party is planned to run from 10 pm to 4 am. This is a ticketed event and a paid bar.

Ascension “Beach” Party At Atlantic Park
Saturday August 5th 2017
1 pm- 8 pm
Get ready to dance the day away on the large custom made dance floor!  Be prepared for music by DJ Joe Guthreaux and DJ Hansel that will make all “the people come together.”  Atlantic Park in Asbury Park is the landscape for this world-class party.  If your ‘soles’ get tired, hang out in the Luxury Cabanas, or sip some cocktails at the Sand Bars.  There will be something for everyone to do during this sun drenched event.  The Ascension “Beach” Party is planned to run from 1pm-8pm.  This is again a ticketed event with a paid bar.  The cabanas are available for purchase.

Saturday Night Celebration
10:30pm – tbd
In typical Ascension fashion the Saturday celebration keeps the party going.  Held at the Asbury Hall,  get ready to tear up the dance floor all night with DJ Paulo who will turn out some amazing beats from the DJ booth. A full bar will be equipped to accommodate the crowds, with some with handsome bartenders, ready and willing to please. The Saturday night celebration event is planned to run from 10:30pm-tbd on Saturday, August 5th, 2017.


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