Pride Night 2016

Don't miss it: the Midwest’s largest amusement park entertainment event September 09, 2016 benefiting a local community group – the GLBTQ Center of Greater Cincinnati. You can buy your tickets online (link available at a later date), at select ticket locations, or at the gate.

Entertainment for Pride Night to date: 
  • Tyese Rainz
  • Amaya Sexton
  • Alana Reign
  • Alexander Cameron
  • Giovanni Lives
  • Lady Bunny
  • and more!
Folks from over 30 states attend this event! The GLBTQ Center thanks the generosity of Kings Island. It is a great value and a chance to benefit Greater Cincinnati’s only GLBTQ Center serving a diverse community. The proceeds cover much of the annual operating expense of this 21-year-old community organization (founded September 17, 1993). This marks the 19th year Kings Island has hosted the event.

Tickets not only include free parking ($12 value) but have only moderately increased over the past few years. Prices for 2016 are:  Individual tickets online & purchased in advance are available for 34.50 until July 10th, 38.50 after July 10th, and $42.50 at gate; or groups of 7 or more $36.50 (online only)! A portion of the ticket sales, depending on attendance is donated to the local Greater Cincinnati Gay & Lesbian Community Center each year. The Center is a non-profit organization as recognized as by the IRS 501(c)3.

While the event began as a private fundraiser, more and more allies are asking “do I have to be gay to attend?!?!” The simple answer – if you support equality – you're welcome! Imagine NOT having to wait in line for your favorite ride? For those who like to purchase online, and want to use “will call” or have “a personal printer” go here to purchase tickets. Kings Island waived the fee for electronic purchases on their e-store this year! (Yes, that's an additional savings of $5). Other tickets outlets are updated on the pride night webpage as available.

When you visit our Pride night page be sure to thank our sponsors! We appreciate their support! Kings Island opens the parking lot the day of the event at 5:00 pm, with the gates opening at 5:30 pm. The rides will begin operation at 6:00 pm. The event concludes at midnight. Please remember – while this is a child friendly event – it is geared toward adults. Because the event is always scheduled by Kings Island after Labor Day, the water park and children’s rides are closed.

A question the GLBTQ Center gets a lot: Can I use my season’s pass or a discount coupon from a local store? No, sorry this is a fundraiser for the Center – no season passes or special discount coupons are honored. T-shirts with this year’s pride night logo (to be announced) will be available for sale at the main entrance to the park. Most years, different area taverns and organizations have sponsored Pride Night weekend events, replacing the “after glow party” at Kings Island. Special hotel packages are available check our website for more information.

The GLBT Center assumes no liability or responsibility for the operation of the Kings Island e-store for ticketing, issues must be resolved directly with Kings Island. All sales are final once a general park admission ticket transaction has been completed. General admission tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. This includes weather-related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.

Rusty Lockett,
May 27, 2016, 11:35 AM
Michael Chanak,
Jul 16, 2013, 8:02 AM
Michael Chanak,
May 30, 2013, 2:02 PM