Events

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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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Fall Fantasy

Date: Saturday, August 4 – Tuesday, August 21
Savings: Buy online and save up to $7 off the regular Night Rider (after 5PM) admission!

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More than 150 bands from high schools and colleges throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania march through Kennywood, bringing a homecoming parade atmosphere every night! Come watch your classmates, kids, grandkids or your alma mater! Check back later for a band schedule and discount opportunities!

Youth Association Days

Dates: August 14

Savings: $26 at 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 for more information on group visits. Young athletes wearing their athletic organization gear also qualify for a discount of up to $23!

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

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Community & Heritage Days

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

Special days for various towns, communities and people of similar heritage have been a Kennywood tradition since our founding in 1898! Click here to view the 2018 Community Day schedule; click here to view the 2018 Heritage Day schedule. Discounted admission rates are available for Community & Heritage Days! Contact organizers listed on the event fliers for more information.

First Responder Day

Date: Sunday, August 26
Savings: Free Admission for First Responders; discount tickets for friends/family. Check back soon for full details

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.

Check back soon for more details on activities and discounts.

Oldies Day

Date: Sunday, September 9
Savings: Senior citizens (55+) tickets are $9.99 – a discount of up to $16.

You’re never too old for a good time at Kennywood! All senior citizens (55+) can purchase tickets for only $9.99 on Oldies Day – that’s a savings of up to $16! Plus, musical entertainment with the hits of yesteryear and more.

Check back soon for more details on activities and discounts.

Brews in the Park

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: Rides: 1 – 3 p.m.; Brews: 3 – 7 p.m.

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

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


Check back soon for more details on activities and discounts.

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time:1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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The biggest hit of 2017 returns! 2017’s Pierogi Fest featured 40 vendors offered dozens of different pierogi styles, great music and entertainment, and the ability to ride some of Kennywood’s most popular attractions. Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival 2018 should be even better!

Season Passes are not valid for this event.

Tickets for the Pierogi Festival are available now! Buy yours today, while early bird rates are still available.

Happy Hauntings

Dates:Saturdays and Sundays from October 6 - 28

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.

Phantom Fright Nights

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

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.

Check back later this summer for more information.

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.