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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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!

Local police officers pose with a car by the lagoon

First Responder Day

Date: Sunday, August 25
Savings: First responders receive free admission and can purchase up to four discounted tickets at $27 each 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


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)


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.

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, Oct. 13 & 27

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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.

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.