The Queens Came to Slay at the 2019 Invasion of the Pines

The best day of the year!

For many Americans the Fourth of July means BBQs, fireworks, and celebrating their country. But for others, the holiday means it’s time for the annual Invasion of the Pines—the Fire Island event where hundreds of drag queens, who board a ferry in Cherry Grove and disembark in the neighboring village of the Pines, show off their wild looks for the cheering crowd.

The Invasion began in 1976 and has grown in size and popularity over the years, becoming one of the highlights of the Fire Island summer season.

Scroll through below for an Instagram roundup of queens who proved that this year they came to slay—and remember, it’s never too early to start planning next year’s outfit.

Watch Shangela host the crowning of the 2019 Invasion winner below.

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