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 sample of beer is poured in front of the world-famous Thunderbolt

Brews in the Park

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: Rides: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Brews: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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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, 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: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM


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, October 13 & 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.

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.

A couple walks through a brightly lit Kennywood

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.