Friday, June 14, 2013

Denver PrideFest 2013: Pride Day at Elitch Gardens

By Drew Wilson

A longtime tradition, Pride Day at Elitch Gardens takes place this year on Monday, June 17.  I spoke with Jessie Falk, Communications and Interactive Marketing Manager for Elitch Gardens and got her to spill the tea on one of the highlights of Denver Pride.

Drew: In a nutshell, what is Pride Day at Elitch Gardens?
Jessie: Pride Day at Elitch Gardens shows support for the LGBT community, as well as The Center, each year by providing discount tickets to the park on the Monday following PrideFest. Elitch Gardens is the perfect place to come together and relax after a long weekend of celebration.

Each year we host a wide variety of organizations and events ranging from sports teams and charities to religious, political and non-profit groups. We think it’s important to be a part of the Denver community as a whole and that means supporting the groups, like the LGBT community, that make Denver such a great and inclusive city to live in. Elitch Gardens is hosting this event benefiting local organizations in partnership with the LGBT community. We will be donating a portion of ticket proceeds from the event to The Center: Advancing LGBT Colorado.

What rides and events are "must see" for Pride Day at Elitch's?

Being both a theme and water park, there are many options for fun at Elitch Gardens. Everyone has their own favorite ride, but Mind Eraser, Twister II, and the Water Park are some of the most popular attractions here at the park. Want to relive your best weekend moments? Be sure to check out the Observation Deck to point out all of the places you went to during PrideFest. Cirque Conjure is definitely a show you won’t want to miss! Third in a series of Cirque productions created exclusively for Elitch Gardens, Cirque Conjure features one-of-a-kind illusions and gut-busting comedy!

What special deals or discounts should the LGBT community be aware of for Pride Day?

Elitch Gardens is offering a special promotion to the LGBT community in honor of Pride Day for $15 off main gate admission. Visit and enter promo code “Pride” at checkout. Tickets are valid for Pride Day (Monday, June 17) only and must be purchased in advance. To celebrate your Pride in style, stop by John’s Haberdashery and get a free rainbow boa or chain link necklace with purchase of any hat! Elitch Gardens will also feature a signature drink for Pride Day only! Guests will also be able to enjoy the Electric Dragon, a tasty vodka cocktail, for just $5 as they celebrate Pride.