Six Flags Darien Lake to offer an array of festivals this summer

Posted Friday, March 21, 2003 5:09 AM | Contributed by SFDLPR

[Ed. note: Partial press release follows. -J]

DARIEN CENTER, NY – Unpack your shorts and T-shirts from that dusty box in the attic, and get ready for a spectacular summer of thrills at Six Flags Darien Lake. The theme park officially opens May 10th, 2003 and continues to provide Western New Yorkers the closest and most affordable entertainment package in the area.

In combination with Buffalo Niagara’s “One Summerlong Sensation”, Six Flags Darien Lake introduces an array of festivals, ALL included with theme park admission. From explosive fireworks to delicious foods from around the world, amazing fire-eaters to awesome acrobats, we’ll make your summer getaway worth every penny.

“We have increased the value of our entertainment package this season. As the largest entertainment complex in New York State, it is our job to provide our guests with the best entertainment package in the area at the most affordable price,” says Lauren Spallone, public relations manager.

Festivals for the 2003 season include the 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Party Gras, May 24–26, with plenty of New Orleans flavor, family-style. There will be an entire weekend of jesters, Dixie Land Jazz and plenty of delicious food. Also, join us on Memorial Day for a special performance by The Sauce Boss, nationally known blues sensation, as he rocks the house while mixing a giant pot of Louisiana style gumbo on stage!

Six Flags Darien Lake introduces Pyromania, a NEW Canada Day and Independence Day celebration-Six Flags style. Pyromania, slated for June 30th–July 6th, is a weeklong spectacular display of fireworks with a colossal tribute to our two nations following the new Laserblast! laser light show.

Also debuting this season is the newly enhanced International Fest, September 20-21, 27-28, brought back by popular demand. Plan for two weekends filled with authentic food and entertainment, and come prepared for over FIVE stages of specialty performances from FIVE continents, including the unbelievable Kenya Wizards, past performers in the Ringling Brothers and UniverSoul Circuses, and grand prize winners of FOX-TV’s “30 Seconds to Fame!” Adults 55 and over get in FREE.

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS SCHEDULED FOR 2003
Father’s Day Car Show, June 14–15
Kingdom Bound, August 3-6
Praise in the Park: A Gospel Fest Celebration, September 13
3rd Annual NYS Cheerleading and Dance Competition, September (TBD)
Fright Fest, weekends October 3–November 2

Link: Six Flags Darien Lake

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