Events

Add Some Extra Fun to your Visit

2021 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 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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Thomas pulls into Kennywood Station

Thomas' Birthday Celebration

Date: Friday, May 14 (Rescheduled)

The #1 Blue Engine on Sodor will celebrate his birthday at Kennywood! Join us for Thomas' Birthday Celebration, featuring song, dance, and fun!

The party begins at 2:00 PM in the front of Thomas Town, near Journey With Thomas and the Thomas Town Gift Co. The first 300 children will receive a FREE party favor, plus a cake pop courtesy of Hello Cupcake Bakery!

Bites and Pints

Bites and Pints
Food & Drink Festival

Date: Fridays, Saturdays and
Sundays, June 4 - 27

Bites and Pints is an all-new event unlike any other you’ve experienced at Kennywood. Join us for chef-inspired tastings of international cuisine, from carne asada and shrimp skewers to bao buns and crepes, plus specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine.

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Racers show off their medals

Kenny's Coaster Race

Date: Sunday, June 6

Are you Jack Rabbit fast? Join us for a one-of-a-kind 5K race that weaves runners through the park and thrill machines! Discounts available for Season Passholders. Benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank! Race begins at 8:30 A.M.

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Riders enjoy Sky Rocket

Celebrate America

Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 2 - 4

Kennywood’s traditional Independence Day activities are bursting with music performances, magic acts, and the always-popular Wiener 100 dachshund races.

More information coming soon!

Kids ride Kenny's Karousel

Kidsfest

Date: Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, July 22 - 23

Your little ones will love getting to meet their favorite superheroes, royalty, puppies, and pals! Enjoy special character meet-and-greets and fun kid-friendly activities.

More information coming soon!

A band marches through Kennywood at dusk

Fall Fantasy

Date: Saturday, August 7 - Sunday, August 29

Don’t miss one of our grandest traditions! The Fall Fantasy Parades span 14 nights and include more than 130 bands from high schools and universities, along with beautifully decorated floats!

More information coming soon!

Local police officers pose with a car by the lagoon

First Responder Day

Date: Sunday, September 12

Honoring the men and women who protect and serve in our communities, all First Responders receive free admission and can purchase discounted tickets for friends & family on this day.

More information coming soon!

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.