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Matinée San Diego Festival is the Top Labor Day Party Destination2 min read

Party Boys Converge on Sunny San Diego for Labor Day Matinée Festival

As the summer season of thirst nears to an end, gaggles of gay party boys across America flock to southern California for the Matinée San Diego Festival. More than just a regular party festival, Matinée San Diego, which debuted in 2015, is more of an urban gay summer camp with world-class parties.

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“With the city as a backdrop, the beaches and the incredible Lafayette Host Hotel… everything combined to create a sense of camaraderie that was unique to any city in the world,” explained Matinée producer Paul Nicholls. “[Matineée San Diego Festival] was like gay summer camp with world class parties! Everyone kept commenting on how spectacular the vibe was and that, to me, is what a successful party is all about.”


The festival promises to deliver high-production value complete with blazing pyrotechnics and production by the likes of Cirque du Soleil and Matinée Ibiza. Matinée launched twenty years ago in Ibiza. Since then, it has evolved internationally, gaining notoriety for it’s lavish, over-the-top events.

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“Part of our mission is to show people that a Matinée party is all about awe and extravagance,” said Matinée producer Jake Resnicow. “Once again, we are teaming with the hottest and most cutting-edge acts from around the world.”

The festival is not only super fun but also super affordable—we know how much you’ve already spent partying away this summer! 😉 All eight parties only cost $199, and the host hotel has suites for only $149.

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Which DJ’s Will Be at Matinée San Diego Festival?

World class DJs will come together to serve the boys beats at pool parties and clubs alike.

Matinée DJ’s include: Taito Tikaro, Dan Slater, Nacho Chapado, Danny Verde, Phil Romano, Nina Flowers and surprise guests.

Matinée San Diego Festival Event Schedule

Festivities start on Friday, September 1 with “LaLeche!”, the Friday night main event at Rich’s with music by Taito Tikaro and Dan Slater

On Saturday, revelers will start the day getting soaking wet at “Heat,” the afternoon pool party at Lafayette. At night, its off to “Pervert,” the  main event party at Spin with duel headliners Nacho Chapado and Danny Verde

On Sunday, its back in speedos as Lafayette hosts the weekend’s second pool party, “Pump!”.  Then revelers will dance to the beats of Phil Romano at the Music Box for the Sunday night extended main event, “Matinée Air Force,”  followed by the Sunday afterparty “Action!” with music by drag superstar DJ Nina Flowers

The Sunset Tea party takes place  the afternoon of Monday, September 4 at Lafayette with special surprise DJs, followed by a fabulous and free closing party at Rich’s. 

Watch this drool-inducing teaser for Matinée San Diego Festival