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It’s that time of the year for roller coaster rides, death drops, swings, water slides, and eating all of the fried, smothered, and sugar-coated food you can eat. On Saturday, Aug. 19, the LGBTQ community will be able to partake in these time-honored amusement park activities as part of Brother, Help Thyself’s annual Pride Night celebration.
For $41, attendees can gain admission to the amusement and water parks starting at 3 pm., and exclusive access to one wave pool from 6-8 p.m. From 9 p.m. until midnight, there will be a dance party featuring DJ Kuhmeleon of Cobalt, the Baltimore Eagle, and Grand Central, at the water park, in front of Sharky’s.
Pride Night supports BHT, a local organization that provides money to local LGBT-related nonprofits. The evening typically brings in upwards of $20,000, with proceeds going to BHT’s general fund.
“As we approach a nearly 20-year partnership with Kings Dominion, we always seek new ways to expand this great event that has been key to our ability to award more than $3 million in grants over our history,” BHT President Jim Slattery said in a statement. “And, for the first time in many years, since our event is before Labor Day, the Soak City water park will be available to our attendees, a desire expressed often by our supporters.”
Brother, Help Thyself’s Pride Night is on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 3 p.m. to midnight at Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Va. Visit brotherhelpthyself.net.