Six Flags Great Adventure Announces May Events

Six Flags Great Adventure (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

JACKSON – Join Six Flags Great Adventure for fun and family events throughout the month of May, beginning with the Fast Tracks and Food Trucks Food and Craft Beer Festival on May 4 & 5!

The annual Fast Tracks and Food Trucks festival showcases cuisine from around the world and craft beer on tap. The festival is free with theme park admission and food options are available for an additional fee. The 18 food trucks will be located in Movietown on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On May 5 and 19, join in for Spring Dancefest where troupes of all ages get to perform without the pressure of a competition inside the Showcase Theatre! Tickets are $32.99 plus tax or free for those with active Membership, Season Pass or theme park admission. Register now for group participation!

Six Flags will celebrate their 2nd annual Autism Day on May 8 with a private event for children and adults on the autism spectrum. The Gersh Academy and Custom Education Foundation is teaming up with Six Flags to offer sensory-friendly experiences during this special event held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Modifications will be made to park sound and lighting, several decompression areas stocked with sensory-friendly items will be staffed by Gersh professionals, and more than 100 highly-trained special education members from the Gersh Academy will be on hand assist families throughout the day.

Bring some pep to Six Flags on May 11 for the 29th annual Cheerfest cheerleading and dance competition. The event is open to public and private schools, recreation and all-star teams. The competition will take place at the Movietown Arena on a 42’ x 54’ spring floor.

Celebrate the most important person in your life – your mom – at Six Flags’ Mother’s Day event on May 12. Give your mom a fun-filled Mother’s Day with family and friends at the park.

On May 18, Six Flags will host the event many have been waiting for…the launch of WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth at an exclusive Member Appreciation Event. Members will get a chance to ride this world record breaker before it opens to the public May 23. All Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite Members will have the opportunity to ride the new ride and meet WONDER WOMAN from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

On May 19, join in for a Catholic Youth Rally & Matt Maher Concert at the Northern Star Arena. A mass will be held in the arena at 5 p.m., followed by Christian music artist, songwriter and worship leader Matt Maher in concert. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for all other concert attendees.

Looking to put a fun spin on education? Come out for Six Flags’ Education Day on May 22, where students can observe classroom principles at work in real-life settings from the Six Flags staff who work in the field each day. Programs include physics, STEM, business and marketing, biology and safety patrol.

And of course, don’t forget Memorial Day Weekend on May 25-27! During the holiday weekend, Six Flags will host the Garden State Comic Fest: Great Adventure Edition on May 25 & 26 and LA X 96.3 Memorial Day SummerFest Feat. Jowell y Randy on May 27.

The Garden State Comic Fest takes place in the Metropolis section of the park, featuring comic book and toy vendors as well as artists doing sketches for fans of all ages. Don your favorite costume and come out to meet John Wesley Shipp who played THE FLASH on the original TV series, and Charlie Schlatter who voices THE FLASH in THE LEGO Movie.

The 96.3 LA X for Memorial Day SummerFest features Latin music superstars, Jowell y Randy, Puerto Rican singer Lyanno, and well-known comedic duo Shino Aguakate and Brea Frank.

For more information on any of these special events, email NJspecialevents@sixflags.com.