The summer’s wildest weekend festival of music, dance and friendship is moving to Asbury Park!  Thousands of men from around the globe will flock to the sun drenched Jersey shores for Ascension Party: the three-day, eleven-party, fourteen-DJ festival taking place August 4-6.

“We are thrilled to bring Ascension back to the states this year,” says Eric von Kuersteiner.  He first launched the event in 2006 on Fire Island Pines, where it continued annually until 2014. For the last two summers Ascension has taken place in Mykonos. “We brought on a new partner for the weekend who brought a lot of fresh ideas including taking the party to the beautiful beaches on the Jersey Shore.”

The weekend’s host hotel, The Asbury, opened last summer after a fifty million dollar renovation. USA Today voted it among their Best New Hotels in the U.S. for 2016.

Ascension Party begins Friday night with the VIP cocktail party at 7pm 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 1pm 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 the Speedos for the Ascension Pool Party with beats by Dan Slater, before heading to grand finale Closing Party, taking place Sunday at 10:30pm.

Ascension Party is a charity event, donating 100% of net proceeds to the LGBTQ community. Over one million dollars has been donated to over forty different organizations to date. 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.”

Discount rate tickets for Ascension Party 2017 will go on sale on March 1 at The host hotel is The Asbury Hotel (210 5th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ).