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

Phantom Fright Nights

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays from September 27 – October 26, plus Sundays, October 6,13, 20 & 27
Time: Fridays and Saturdays: 6:00 PM - 12:00AM; Sundays: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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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.

An innocent couple tries to avoid a demented clown with a chainsaw

Pre-Scare Dinner

Dates: Saturdays, October 12, 19 & 26
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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You’re invited to a dreadfully delicious pre-scare dinner! Join our most gracious ghouls for a fearful feast before the sun sets. Ticket includes Phantom Fright Nights admission, all-you-can-eat buffet, and RIP line access to Steel Curtain before the park opens.

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

Happy Hauntings

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays
from October 5 - 27
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Can’t handle the horror of Phantom Fright Nights? No worries, Happy Hauntings brings family-friendly fall fun to Kennywood! Enjoy Thomas Town™, Kiddieland, trick-or-treating, hayrides, and more.

Disney's Vampirina looks forward to visiting Kennywood's Happy Hauntings event.

Vampirina Visits Happy Hauntings

Dates:October 12, 13, 19 and 20
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM (Oct. 12, 13, 19); 2 PM - 4 PM (Oct. 20)

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Disney's Vampirina visits Happy Hauntings this fall! Little fans of Vee can see her on October 12, 13, 19 and 20 near Kiddieland for meet and greets and photos. Then, enjoy all that Happy Hauntings has to offer, including the Hootin' Holler Hayride, Trick or Treat Trail, Thomas Town and more of your favorite Kennywood child and family attractions! Vampirina will be at Kennywood from 1 - 3 p.m. on Oct. 12, 13 and 19, and from 2 - 4 p.m. on Oct. 20.

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Holiday Lights

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 22 - December 22, plus December 26 - 30
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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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.