Events

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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A family walks through Kiddieland

Passholder Preview Days

Dates: POSTPONED DATES TBD
Time: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Be among the first to experience all your favorite thrills and classic rides! Only Passholders receive exclusive access to the park before anyone else July 7-10. Don't have a Season Pass? Buy yours today and join the fun!

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!

Coasting for Kids

Coasting for Kids

Date: Saturday, August 29
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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.

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!

Italian Day decorations

Italian Day

Dates: Sunday, September 20
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!

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival logo

Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Date: Sunday, September 27
Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tickets

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.

Riders get wet on the Pittsburg Plunge water ride

Community & Heritage Days

Dates: Various
Savings: Various

2020 Community Days
2020 Heritage Days

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

A couple walks through Kennywood's tunnel of twinkling lights

Holiday Lights

Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, November 27 - December 20, plus nightly December 26 - 30
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The best place to visit during the holidays in Pittsburgh is Kennywood, without a doubt! America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park decks its halls (and rides) with nearly two million twinkling lights, highlighted by the tallest Christmas tree in the state of Pennsylvania. Enjoy holiday performances, see spectacular light shows, visit Santa Claus, and more!

Guests take a historic ride on the Jack Rabbit

Jack Rabbit's 100th Anniversary

Date: Postponed to 2021

Kennywood's beloved Jack Rabbit roller coaster celebrates 100 years of double-dipping fun, and we think a major birthday deserves major attention. Stay tuned for more details!

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.