Asbury Park’s LGBT Beach Party Sand Blast Moves to Atlantic City

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Sand Blast — what’s referred to as “the largest mid-Atlantic LGBT beach party” — will be moving to Atlantic City after 12 years in Asbury Park. In a press release sent out today, producer Brad Hurtado explained the decision:




"The popularity of our weekend of events has caused us to outgrow Asbury Park which has been our beloved home since 2002. Atlantic City with its many hotels, attractions, and party venues was a natural choice, and this move allows us to continue our original mission to introduce our LGBT friends from cities along the east coast to the wonders of the Jersey Shore. Atlantic City's airport opens the weekend event to an entirely new audience from New England to Florida." says Hurtado.

Atlantic City's out Mayor Don Guardian also chimed in: “We in Atlantic City are excited to host Sand Blast this year,” said Mayor Don Guardian. “This is a great opportunity for the LGBT community to enjoy our beautiful City, free beaches and amazing hotels.”

Sand Blast will take place in AC from Friday, July 8th to Sunday, July 20th. For more information, go here.

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  • Dan D.

    very disappointed that this falls on the second weekend of Provincetown Bear week for 2 years in a row now… the bears would support this as well. Yet another LGBT oversight.

  • Clippy

    It takes place on the 18th – 20th. Not 12 straight days of partying as you mention it taking place from the 8th – 20th.

  • Archie Bunker

    Why not call it analblast weekend? Keep catering to the lgtbq community AC and you will never attract families to AC.