Add Some Extra Fun to your Visit

2020 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!

Enjoy an entire summer of special events with a Season Pass!

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Preseason Season Pass Processing

Get your Season Pass processed early to maximize your ride time once Kennywood’s open! Along with paying a preseason visit to your favorite amusement park, enjoy some refreshments, music, and the company of fellow fanatics!

Dates & Times:
Friday, April 10, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 11, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday, April 17, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 19, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, April 20, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 23, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, April 24, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Monday, April 27, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 30, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, May 1, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Please note: the Season Pass Processing Center is located at the main gate. Rides, attractions, and other park facilities are not open on these dates. Season Passes can also be processed on any operating date.

Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend

Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend

Dates: Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26
Special Park Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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With a Season Pass, you get first dibs at Kennywood to see what’s new! Season Passholders are invited to visit during this weekend for special access to the park, extra entertainment, and a chance to sample the rides you love! Visit the Passholder perks page for more information.

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Please note: In order to attend one of the two Season Passholder Appreciation Days, Passholders must RSVP in advance (coming soon). Each Season Pass must be registered individually. Please print or have the RSVP confirmation ready on your mobile device at the turnstiles.

A group of students enjoy Education Days at Kennywood

Education Days

Dates: Wednesday, May 13 & Tuesday, May 19
Tickets: Register Now

For two special days, Kennywood has the three R’s covered reading, ‘ riting , and rollercoasters! The park is an interactive classroom dedicated to educators and their students. All the fun and thrills offer the ultimate learning experience for lessons in physics, math, art, and more.

A band member plays a guitar at the Garden Stage

Country Music Festival

Dates: Sunday, May 24 & Monday, May 25
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

Enjoy sides of tasty food and lively tunes with your main course of fun! Along with the Swhinery, many other local BBQ joints will be on-site during the Country Music Festival to beef up the yum! Then, kick back and relax to some live music.

More information coming soon!

Racers run past the finish line at Kennywood's main gate

Kenny's Koaster Race

Date: Sunday, May 31
Tickets/Race Registration: Coming Soon

Come one, come all to run one great race! Kenny’s Koaster Race winds runners through Kennywood and ends with an afternoon of friendly competition riding coasters!

More information coming soon!

A family walks through one of Kennywood's wooded groves

Kennywood Comicon

Date: Sunday, June 21
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

Along with all of dad’s favorite thrilling rides and tasty treats, he’ll be able to meet some incredible characters, interact with comic book creators, and browse a marvelous collection of merchandise!

More information coming soon!

Kids stop for a photo in Lost Kennywood

Youth Association Days

Dates: Sunday, June 21, Tuesday, July 7, Monday, July 27, Tuesday, July 28, Wednesday, July 29 & Tuesday, August 11
Savings: Save over $25 off the gate price when wearing a youth sport, church, or service association t-shirt!

Bring your youth sport, school, church, or service group for a day of fun! 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 over $25 off the gate price and use ticket sales as a fundraiser for your organization.

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A cast of colorful characters visit Lost Kennywood


Dates: Thursday, June 25 & Friday, June 26
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

Your little ones will love getting to meet their favorite superheroes, royalty, puppies, and pals! Enjoy special character meet and greets, fun kid-friendly activities, and our traditional lineup of fantastic family rides!

More information coming soon!

Fireworks blast over the historic Racer

Celebrate America

Dates: Tuesday, June 30 – Saturday, July 4 Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

Oh, say can you see five straight days of fireworks?! Our traditional Independence Day activities stretch nearly an entire week and are bursting with music performances, magic acts, the Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating Contest, and the always-popular Wiener 100 dachshund races. Plus, all military (active duty, retired military, and veterans) get in FREE!

More information coming soon!

Wrestlers compete in Pavilion 5

Kennywood Wrestling Classic

Dates: Thursday, July 9 & Friday, July 10
Registration: Coming Soon

Pins in the Park returns for its fourth year in 2020! Join us on Thursday as youths (ages 6-14) compete in a double-elimination, PIAA-modified rules tournament, and Friday for a novice, High School and Girls Wrestling Tournament.

More information coming soon!

Italian Day decorations

Italian Day

Dates: Sunday, July 12
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

This longtime tradition nears 90 years of celebrating with all the staples of Italian heritage. Authentic Italian food vendors and musical performances fill the park for a truly molto bene day!

More information coming soon!

The WTAE crew stops for a photo before the parade

WTAE Summerfest

Dates: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

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!

More information coming soon!

The KDKA Mobile Weather Lab makes it way through the park

KDKA Summerblast

Date: Friday, July 31
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

Catch the crew from Channel 2 at KDKA Summerblast ! Find your favorite on air personalities, play fun games, and watch a parade to end the night right!

More information coming soon!

A cheer squad rallies the crowd

Cheerleading Day

Date: Monday, August 3
Registration: Coming Soon

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!

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 29, 2020, for your squad to be eligible to compete. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Polish Performers entertain at the Kennyville Stage

Polish Day

Date: Tuesday, August 4
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

Kennywood is proud to host its 89th annual Polish Day! Guests of Polish descent are welcomed to celebrate their heritage on Tuesday, August 4 with a day featuring traditional food, music, and polka dancing.

More information coming soon!

A band performs in the Fall Fantasy Parade

Fall Fantasy Parades

Dates: Saturday, August 8 - Tuesday, August 25
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

The Fall Fantasy Parades span 18 nights and include more than 150 bands from high schools and universities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond, along with beautifully decorated floats.

More information coming soon!

Police Officers stop by to meet young guests around the lagoon

First Responder Day

Date: Sunday, August 30
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

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 into their service.

More information coming soon!

A band entertains

Oldies Day

Date: Sunday, September 13
Savings: Special ticket offer coming soon!

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

More information coming soon!

Riders get wet on the Pittsburg Plunge water ride

Community & Heritage Days

Dates: Various
Savings: Various

Community Days information coming soon.
Heritage Days information coming soon.

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

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.