Events

Add Some Extra Fun to your Visit

2019 Event Lineup

Every summer Kennywood hosts some of the best and most memorable events in Pittsburgh! Get ready for amazing character meet and greets at Kidsfest, patriotic fun and fireworks during Celebrate America, and unforgettable themed parades during Fall Fantasy. From opening weekend celebrations to Phantom Fright Nights, Happy Hauntings, and Holiday Lights, there’s a special event for every member of the family!

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All your favorite Channel 4 personalities pose for a Kennywood photo

WTAE Summerfest

Dates: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19
Savings: Save up to $19 off the gate price when you buy online!

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The hottest party of the summer strikes with our friends from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4! Discounted tickets are available throughout the week, along with a 100% chance of extra activities. Plus, we guarantee a shower of fun with some of Pittsburgh’s favorite TV personalities during the WTAE Parade on Friday, July 19!

WTAE Summerfest events schedule coming soon.

Riders get wet on the Pittsburg Plunge water ride

Community & Heritage Days

Dates: Various – check fliers
Savings: Various – check with event organizers for specific ticket prices.

Community Days
Heritage Days

Special days for towns, communities, and people of similar heritage have been a Kennywood tradition since our founding in 1898!

Children ride on Kenny's Karousel in Kiddieland

Youth Association Days

Dates: July 22, 23, 24, 30, & August 13
Savings: Tickets are $27 at the gate when wearing a youth sports/church/service association shirt.

Bring your youth sport, school, church or service group for a day of fun at Kennywood! What better way to bond your organization together than time spent racing on Racer and getting soaked on Pittsburg Plunge! With great group rates on these select dates, you can save up to $27.99 off the gate price and use ticket sales as a fundraiser for your organization. View the Youth Association Days flyer for more information on group visits. Young athletes wearing their athletic organization gear also qualify for a discount!

*Note: Professional and college sports team attire does not qualify for the discount. Must be from a youth sports organization the child has participated in.

The KDKA Mobile Weather Lab cruises around Kennywood

KDKA Summerblast

Date: Friday, July 26
Savings: Save up to $19 off the gate price when you buy online!

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Come out to Kennywood and catch the crew from Channel 2 at KDKA Summerblast! Find your favorite on-air personalities, play fun games, and watch a special parade to top the night off.

KDKA Summerblast events schedule coming soon.

A group of cheerleaders compete

Cheerleading Day

Date:Monday, July 29

Squads are invited to compete for the coveted Kennywood Cheerleading Arrows! Even our guests are welcome to enjoy this exciting tradition…cheering, chanting, dancing, music, pom-poms, and lots of energy!

Rules & Registration

The event begins at 11:00 AM, with approximately 50 cheerleading squads competing. National Federation rules apply. Divisions include: Jr. High Non-Mount, Jr. High Mount, Junior Varsity Non-Mount, Junior Varsity Mount, Small Varsity Non-Mount, Small Varsity Mount, Medium Varsity Non-Mount, Medium Varsity Mount, Large Varsity Non-Mount, and Large Varsity Mount.

This registration form must be downloaded, completed, and returned with payment to Kennywood by Wednesday July 24, 2019 for your squad to be eligible to compete. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

A band marches through Kennywood at dusk

Fall Fantasy Parades

Dates: Saturday, August 3 – Tuesday,
August 20
Savings: Save up to $8 off the after 5:00 PM gate price when you buy online!

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Parade starts at 7:00 PM nightly.

Don’t miss one of Kennywood’s oldest and grandest traditions! The Fall Fantasy Parades span 18 nights and include more than 150 bands from high schools and colleges throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond, along with beautifully decorated floats!

Check back for this year’s theme and Parade schedule.

Guests celebrate their Polish heritage

Polish Day

Date: Tuesday, August 6
Savings: Everyone's Polish! Save up to $26.99 off the gate price when you buy online!

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Polish Day Activities

Kennywood is proud to host its 88th annual Polish Day! Guests of Polish descent are welcomed to celebrate their heritage on Tuesday, August 6 with a day featuring traditional food, music, and polka dancing.

Local police officers pose with a car by the lagoon

First Responder Day

Date: Sunday, August 25
Savings: Free Admission for First Responders and discounts for family and friends at the gate.

Honoring the men and women who protect and serve in our communities! All First Responders (police, fire, EMS, and military) get free admission this day, with discounted tickets available for their friends & family. Plus, catch demonstrations from local agencies, as they show how much work can go in to their service.

Two girls get ready to enjoy the Thunderbolt as part of Give Kids The World's Coasting for Kids event.

Coasting for Kids

Date: Sunday, September 1

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Ride for a one-of-a-kind cause during Coasting for Kids! Kennywood is proud to support Give Kids The World Village by hosting the Coasting for Kids fundraiser. Form a team or fundraise as an individual to benefit this Orlando-based resort that provides free stays and service to children battling life-threatening illnesses. All participants who fundraise $100 or more get free admission to Kennywood, plus access to an Extra Ride Time (ERT) benefit on some of our most popular rides before Kennywood opens to the public!

A band prepares to perform classic hits

Oldies Day

Date: Sunday, September 8
Savings: Senior FunDay Tickets (ages 55+) are $15 off the gate price when you buy online!

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You’re never too old for a good time at Kennywood! Enjoy musical entertainment with the hits of yesteryear and more.

A sample of beer is poured in front of the world-famous Thunderbolt

Brews in the Park

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: Rides: 1 – 3 PM; Brews: 3 – 7 PM

Tickets

A craft beer festival in a one-of-a-kind setting: Kennywood! More than 100 different beers are available for sampling, along with food trucks and signature Kennywood treats, and live music from Walkin' Rosie and Totaly 80's setting the scene. Though no rides operate once pouring begins, come early and ride some of Kennywood’s signature coasters and thrill rides from 1 – 3 PM!

Must be age 21 or older to attend. Season Passes are not valid for this special event.

Kenny and Potato Pete take a ride on the Jack Rabbit

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 1 – 6 PM
Prices: $24 (Ages 13+); $12.00 (Ages 3 - 12)

Tickets

Pierogi Fest features over 40 vendors offering different pierogi styles, great music and entertainment, and the ability to ride some of Kennywood’s most popular attractions.

Season Passes are not valid for this special event.

Pricing, attraction availability and hours are subject to change without notice.

Many Kennywood events are included with Park tickets, while some require an additional fee. You can enjoy a day of traditional Kennywood fun along with rides, attractions and a memorable event all in one. Be sure to check back regularly for the most up-to-date events and Pennsylvania promotions.