Wet Hot Ascension Party Returns Stateside to Asbury Park

Wet Hot Ascension Party Returns Stateside to Asbury Park

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Thousands of men from around the globe will flock to the sun drenched shores of New Jersey for the Ascension Party: a three-day, eleven-party, fourteen-DJ festival.

Ascension Party takes place August 4 to 6 in the beach town of Asbury Park, New Jersey.


Launched in 2006 on Fire Island Pines, Ascension continued annually there until 2014. For the last two summers it has taken place in Mykonos, Greece.

“We are thrilled to bring Ascension back to the states this year,” says Eric von Kuersteiner. “We brought on a new partner for the weekend who brought a lot of fresh ideas including the idea to take the party to the beautiful beaches on the Jersey Shore.”

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Major investments in the Asbury Park boardwalk area and city over the past few years havw completely transformed the downtown. The host hotel for Ascension, The Asbury, opened last summer after a 50 million dollar renovation. It was voted Best New Hotel in the U.S. by USA Today in 2016.

“Ascension is going to bring thousands of visitors from all over the tri-state area as well as the world to Asbury,” continues von Kuersteiner. “It will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the local businesses to thousands of new visitors.”

Envisioned as a social hub, The Asbury boasts 110 boutique hotel rooms, rooftop lounges showcasing a panoramic view of the city and shore line, pool area and outdoor beer garden.

Ascension Party is a charity event, donating 100% of net proceeds to the LGBTQ community organization. Over one million dollars has been donated to over 40 different organizations to date. This year, the money will be The LGBTQ community of Asbury Park will be the major benefactor for Ascension 2017.

“2017 is a new chapter for Ascension and we are pulling out all the stops,” promises von Kuersteiner. “Once again, we aim to give guests a fun-in-the-sun experience they will always remember.”

The fun begins Friday night with the VIP cocktail party at 7:00 pm hosted by the one and only DJ Lina, followed by the Ascension Underwear Party with world renowned DJ Eddie Martinez.

It continues Saturday with the weekend’s main event, the Ascension Beach Party from 1:00 pm to 8pm with International DJ Dani Toro and DJ Hansel, proceeded by the Saturday Night Celebration starring superstar DJ Paulo.

Then, on Sunday, its time to break out your swimsuit for the Ascension Pool Party with beats by Dan Slater, before heading to the grand finale Closing Party, taking place Sunday at 10:30 pm.

Tickets for Ascension Party 2017 are available now online here.

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