Events

Make Your Visit More Vibrant

Even More Fun!

Each season we host some of the most memorable and fun events near Pittsburgh. In July, get ready to Celebrate America with fun and festive fireworks at night and hangout at Summerfest; and in August, be ready to celebrate the arrival of fall with fun parades with unique themes at Fall Fantasy. From Opening Weekend to Phantom Fright Nights, guests who visit the park during our special events can expect to receive a special 'traditional Kennywood experience'.

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Kenny Kangaroo, Parker the Arrow and their friends celebrate in their Halloween costumes.

Happy Hauntings

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from October 6 - 28

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Can’t handle the horror of Phantom Fright Nights? No worries, as Happy Hauntings brings family-friendly fall fun to Kennywood! Enjoy Kiddieland, hayrides, sock hops and a trick-or-treat trail. PLUS, Thomas Town™ at Kennywood gets a festive fall makeover!
Check back later this summer for more information.

A family with small children pose in front of the festive Happy Hauntings photo spot.

Kenny's Cookout

Dates: Saturdays, October 13 & 20
Tickets: Child (Ages 4 - 12) $23.99, Adult $29.99 - includes all-you-can-eat buffet, early access to Thomas Town™, and Happy Hauntings admission.

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Kenny’s spooky friends have been hard at work preparing an all-you-can-eat buffet of kid-friendly favorites! Join us for Kenny’s Cookout from 11 a.m. – noon.

A deranged rabbit lunges at the camera during Kennywood's Phantom Fright Nights

Phantom Fright Nights

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays from September 28 – October 27, plus Sunday, Oct. 7 & 28

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The days shorten. The leaves shrivel, fall and die. And the Phantom rises. As Halloween nears, the forces powering one of the world’s fiercest coasters, Phantom’s Revenge, grow stronger. Come fall weekends, he cannot be denied: Phantom Fright Nights returns for another year of frights.

Experience the most intense spectacles of sheer terror, along with Kennywood’s signature chilling thrill rides. Find out why Phantom Fright Nights is considered one of America’s best Halloween events.

A vampire from the Villa readies to claim his next victim

Pre-Scare Dinner

Dates: Saturdays, October 13, 20 & 27, Plus Sunday, October 28
Tickets: $39.99 - includes all-you-can-eat buffet, front of the line access to one haunt, and Phantom Fright Nights admission.

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Join us for a frightening dinner with all your favorite ghouls! Enjoy a Pre-Scare Dinner from 5 – 6 p.m.

A happy couple walks through Kennywood's Holiday Lights.

Holiday Lights

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 23-December 23, plus December 26- 30

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood! Come for the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania and the hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights decorating the park, stay for your favorite family rides, model train displays, cookie decorating and other holiday fun. And don’t forget: your final chance of the year to have some Potato Patch fries!

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.