The Utimate Guide to Sand Blast

From drag competitions on the beach to beats by the pool, it's Atlantic City's gayest weekend of the summer!
July 09, 2015

Using this map and our guide below, plan your ultimate Sand Blast weekend!

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17

1. Lost at Sea

Mixx at the Borgata Hotel and Spa, 1 Borgata Way (@ Huron Ave).
DJ Alain Jackinsky helps kick off Sand Blast weekend at this rip-roaring dance party. 10pm–3am.
 
 
Here’s a preview of Alain Jackinsky's seaside set.
  1. Biscuit” (Ralphi Dub) – Ivy Levan
  2. Everybody Needs A Man” (Jackinsky Freedom Mix) – Offer Nissim
  3. Bitch I’m Madonna” (Rosabel Mix) – Madonna
  4. Take Me To Church” (Luis Vazquez Pride Mix) – Hozier
  5. Touch Sex” (Enrry Senna Rework) – Tsaho vs. Lapetina 
     

2. Raw Underwear Party

The Claridge Hotel, Park Place (@ the Boardwalk).
Strip down to your skivvies for Sand Blast’s scantily clad beach party, with music by New York City’s very own Eddie Elias. 2am–6am.
 
 

SATURDAY, JULY 18

3. Rip Tide

Bally’s Rooftop Pool and Spa, 1900 Boardwalk (@ S Michigan Ave).
Whether you’re up early or still going from last night, DJs Dawson and Dani Toror energize this sexy daylong pool party. 11am–6am.
 

4. Deep Blue

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk (btwn S North Carolina/S Pennsylvania Aves).
DJsEddie Martinez and Marabito bring the house down with big-room beats at Sand Blast’s biggest dance party. 10pm–5am.
 
Get ready to dance with this sampling of Martinez's hot tracks.
  1. Believe” – Eddie Martinez 
  2. My Imagination” (Alexander & Cajjmere Wray 2015 Mix) – Ceevox
  3. “Make Some Noise” (Jackinsky Dub) – Eddie Martinez
  4. Skin” (Eddie Martinez’s NYC Anthem Mix) – Charlotte
  5. Bitch I’m Madonna” (Rosabel’s Bitch Move Dub) – Madonna
 
 
DJ Morabito joins Martinez at Deep Blue, and she is not messing around with this powerhouse mix.
  1. Raw Cut” – Prok & Fitch
  2. The Underground” (Sevag Remix) – Celeda & Henrix
  3. Lemme Tell Ya’” – Mike Newman
  4. The Kick And The Bass” – DJ Fist
  5. Voice Of Tears” – Joe T Vannelli
     

5. Skinny Dip!

The Claridge Hotel Pool, Park Place @ the Boardwalk.
Strip and dip at this sexy late night function as DJ Barney spins. 3am–6am.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 19

6. Drag Race and Handbag Toss

The Boardwalk (@ California Ave).
Brittany Lynn hosts Sand Blast’s annual drag competition—like Drag Race, only it’s a literal race. 11:30am.
 

7. Sand Blast Beach Party

Bungalow Beach (@ California Ave).
Have some serious fun in the sun at this daytime dance party. There’s nothing like dancing in the sand with the ocean just feet away—if you get a little sweaty, you can always dive in for a quick cool down! DJs Mike Reimer and Phil Romano spin. Noon–7pm.
 

8. Kahuna

Dusk Nightclub at Caesar’s Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave (btwn S Missouri/S Arkansas Ave).
Plan on extending your vacation, because DJs Aron and Mick Hale will make you wish the weekend never ends. Close out one of the best weekends of your summer at Sand Blast’s grand finale. 11pm–6am.
 
 

BY THE SEA

All partied out? There’s plenty of other fun to be had in Atlantic City! Here are some highlights.



9. Margaret Cho 

Borgata, 1 Borgata Way (@ Huron Ave), out.theborgata.com.
The fiercely funny comedy diva brings her “Psycho” tour to AC. July 18 at 9pm; $49–$59.
 

10. Atlantic City Art Center

Garden Pier on Boardwalk (@ New Jersey Ave), atlanticcityart.org.
See all the art AC has to offer at this beachside group of galleries.
 

11. Rainbow Room

55 S Bellevue Ave (@ Pacific Ave), rainbowroomac.com.
Atlantic City’s premiere gay bar is a great place to hangout between Sand Blast dance parties. 
 

12. Atlantic City Boardwalk

Along the beach, 800-228-4748.
Atalntic City’s main attraction is it’s four-mile boardwalk, filled with shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.
 

13. Atlantic City Parasail

Historic Gardner’s Basin, 800 N New Hampshire Ave (@ N Rhode Island Ave), atlanticcityparasail.com.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease—oh wait, that’s a trapeze. Still, if you’ve never floated above the ocean, you owe it to yourself to strap on a sail.
 

Visit sandblastweekend.com for more info.