4th Annual Pink Party Poised to Kick Off Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Weekend

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New Location, More Entertainment and Special Guest DJ Announced

The highly anticipated 4th Annual Pink Party will kick-off the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride weekend. Attendees will flood the waterfront location in a sea of pink as guests are encouraged to dress the part. Hosted by famed drag performer Jewels Long Beach, the Pink Party will transform the outdoor venue with pink lights and festive décor.

DJ Lezlee will be spinning high-energy dance music and the Long Beach Drag Diva contest will feature seven performers dancing and lip synching for more than $500 in cash and prizes. An outdoor bar presented by Hooters will serve beer, wine and cocktails. Guests will have the opportunity to get their hair pink’d as The Den Salon hosts a Big Pink Hair station and a Hookah Lounge will offer guests a chance to take a break from the dance floor.

A portion of the proceeds from the Pink Party will benefit the Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Center’s Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment (MYTE) program.

The 4th Annual Pink Party is Friday, May 20 from 7p.m. to midnight at The Event Park at The Pike (Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive)

Event Schedule:

  • 7p.m. – 12a.m. DJ on stage, outdoor bar specials, giveaways, Big Pink Hair Station, Hookah Lounge
  • 8:15p.m.First District Councilmen Robert Garcia and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Welcome
  • 8:25p.m. Dance performance
  • 8:30p.m. 2011 Long Beach Drag Diva contest

Parking is available at The Pike parking structure or at The Aquarium parking structure. Admission is $10 at the door or $7 if purchased in advance.

About DLBA:
The Downtown Long Beach Associates is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. For additional information, please see www.downtownlongbeach.org.

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