Labor Day Barbecue, Fright Fest Weekends Highlight Six Flags’ September Schedule

JACKSON – Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer, but Six Flags Great Adventure has special events planned through September.

Labor Day Barbecue – August 31 through September 2
Guests can enjoy an all-you-can eat, private catering Labor Day weekend from 12 to 6 p.m. featuring grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, sausage and peppers, three-bean salad, pasta and garden salads, ice cream and apple cobbler. Price is $16.99 plus tax for adults (54” and above), $13.99 plus tax for adult Season Pass holders, $9.99 plus tax for kids (under 54” tall). Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are available online or at the park.

Additional Operating Days September 3 to 5
Summer fun no longer ends Labor Day weekend. Six Flags Great Adventure has extended its daily operating season through September 5. Additional days include September 3 through 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fright Fest – Weekends September 13 through October 27
Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS® promises the longest run in its 22-year history plus four new attractions at the world’s largest scream park. The event features family-friendly “thrills by day,” while an amped-up “fright by night” will deliver more scare zones, terror trails, and haunted mazes and nearly 200 zombies. Now seven weeks long, Fright Fest begins Friday the 13th of Sept. and runs weekends through Oct. 27 with 25 Halloween-themed shows and attractions.

Hallowedding – September 13
The first night of Fright Fest will include a mass, Halloween-themed wedding ceremony in the park for couples who are looking to tie the knot or renew vows. Newlyweds will be able to celebrate with their guests after the ceremony at a Halloween-themed reception in true “Friday the 13th” style. Couples are required to arrive at Great Adventure for registration at 4:00 p.m. with the ceremony commencing at 6:00 p.m. Space is limited to the first 100 couples, and additional fees apply. Couples can register by calling 732-928-200 ext. 2850 or by emailing

Zombie Run – September 14
Chase or be chased: you decide. Human competitors race for their lives in this 5K run by dodging zombies to stay alive. Registering as a zombie puts participants in the shoes of the undead with the goal of hunting down their human prey. More details will be made available at

The Great Six Flags Triathlon—September 22
Six Flags Great Adventure’s second-annual Triathlon will kick off at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 22. Participants will swim, bike and run through the world’s largest theme park. The triathlon will conclude with breakfast, and participants are invited to stay the whole day as registration includes park entry. See for more details.

Wild Safari Run – September 28
The Six Flags Safari will host a 3.1-mile cross country meet sponsored by Powerade and Kelly’s Sports. The race allows high school cross country teams from surrounding states to run through the Safari where competitors will be able to experience the animals like never before. All athletes, coaches and spectators will be offered a discounted price for theme park admission. Space is limited, and registration information can be found

Fright Fest Blood Drive – September 28
Six Flags will host the eleventh-annual American Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can donate a pint of blood to earn a free ticket to Fright Fest. Reservations must be made by calling 732-928-2000, ext. 2834. Up to 200 donors are needed and will be taken on a first call, first serve basis. Must be 16 or older, at least 110 lbs. and in good health to donate.

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