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Each season Kennywood hosts some of the most memorable and fun events near Pittsburgh, PA. From the Fall Fantasy Parade to Phantom Fright Nights, guests who visit the Park during our special events can expect to receive a special 'traditional Kennywood experience'. Those looking for summer events in Pennsylvania can look no further! In July, get ready to Celebrate America at Kennywood with fun and festive fireworks at night and hangout at Summerfest; and in August, be ready to celebrate the arrival of fall with fun parades with unique themes at Fall Fantasy.

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Season Passholder Processing Dates

Get your Season Pass card early to maximize your ride time once Kennywood’s open! Along with paying a preseason visit to your favorite family park, enjoy some refreshments, music, and the company of fellow Kennywood fanatics! Plus, every person who processes gets a spin on our prize wheel and a chance to win a 2019 Season Pass!

Preseason Processing Dates: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – April 7, 14, 21

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – April 15, 22

Weeknights*, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – April 13, 20, 23 – 27, 30, May 1 – 4

*Please note, prize wheel and activities will only be available on weekend processing dates

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Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend

Date: April 28 – 29
Special Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

With a Season Pass, you get first crack at Kennywood in 2018! Season Passholders are invited to visit on April 28 and 29 for the second annual Passholder Appreciation Weekend! Just like last year, we’ll be offering extra entertainment, special access, and a chance to sample the rides that you love! We’re working hard to set up a great start to the season – so be sure to check back soon for the activities lineup and to RSVP for your place in the fun!

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May 27 & 28
Ribs & Blues Festival!

Date: Sunday, May 27 & Monday, May 28

NEW FOR 2018! Enjoy sides of tasty food and happy tunes with your main course of fun! Check back soon for more details!

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June 3
Kenny’s Koaster Race

Date: Sunday, June 3

Come one, come all to run one great race! Kenny’s Koaster Race winds runners through Kennywood in the morning, with an afternoon of friendly competition riding coasters to follow! Who can be the first to ride 5K worth of coaster track on Jack Rabbit, Racer, Phantom’s Revenge and the rest of Kennywood’s roller coaster lineup?! Registration is now open; CLICK HERE to view the race course and sign up!



June 17
Kennywood Comicon

Date: Sunday, June 17
Savings: Tickets only $25 at the gate (normally $48.99) if wearing a comic book-themed shirt.

Calling all dads! Celebrate Father’s Day the fun way with a trip to Kennywood! Along with all of Pa’s favorite (Potato Patch fries!), check out the comic book creators, merchandise and characters in the pavilion areas! Tickets are only $25 at the gate when you wear a comic book-themed tee shirt!

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June
28 – 29
Kennywood Kidsfest

Date: Thursday & Friday, June 28 – 29
Savings: Junior admission only $19.99* when you buy online!

It’s always good to be a kid at Kennywood, but we take it up a notch or five for Kidsfest! Your little ones can meet their favorite superheroes, royalty, puppies and pals! Enjoy character meet-and-greets, fun activities, and the Kennywood lineup of fantastic family rides.

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Youth Association Days

Dates: June 17, July 6, 23-25, August 14
Savings: $25 at gate when wearing a youth sports/church/service association shirt

Bring your youth sport, school, church or service group for a day of fun at Kennywood! 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 up to $26.99 off the gate price and use ticket sales as a fundraiser for your organization. View the for more information on group visits. Young athletes wearing their athletic organization gear also qualify for a discount of up to $23!
*Note: Professional and college sports team attire does not qualify for discount. Must be from a youth sports organization the child has participated in.

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June 30 – July 4
Celebrate America

Date: Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4
Savings: Free admission for military (active duty, retired and veterans). 50 percent off normal military family/friends rate (max. 6 tickets per service member). Civilian discounts available – check back soon for more details.

Oh, say can you see five straight nights of fireworks?! Kennywood’s traditional Independence Day activities stretch nearly an entire week, with music performances and magic tricks, the Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating Contest and the always-popular Wiener 100 dachshund races. Each evening ends with a star-studded fireworks show! Plus, all military (active duty, retired military, and veterans) get in FREE!

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Wrestling Day

Dates: Thursday, July 12
Savings: Wrestlers - $39, Family & Friends - $29

After a strong first year, wrestling returns to Kennywood! Youth grapplers from ages 5-14 can participate in a double elimination wrestling tournament in Kennywood’s pavilion area, with riding time in between and after matches! Admission to Kennywood is included with registration and offers a steep discount both for wrestlers and family and friends!

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July 8
Italian Heritage Day

Date: Sunday, July 8
Savings: Save when you buy online!, Regular Italian Day: $24*, Senior FunDay: $14*,
Super-Senior (70+) FunDay: $12.99*

This longtime tradition nears 90 years of celebrating with all the hallmarks of Italian heritage: specialty vendors around the Lagoon, musical performances, the traditional Italian Day parade and fireworks to cap what’s truly a molto bene day at Kennywood!

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July
16 – 20
WTAE Summerfest

Date: Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20

The biggest party of the summer strikes with our friends from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4! Discounted tickets are available throughout this week, with extra activities planned for visitors. The week ends with one of Kennywood’s oldest traditions, the WTAE Parade, featuring some of Pittsburgh’s favorite TV personalities!

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Cheerleading Day

Date: Monday, July 30

Once a year, the SkyCoaster stops flying and Cheerleaders take over the Lagoon Stage. 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 25, 2018 for your squad to be eligible to compete.
NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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Various Days
Community & Heritage Days

Date: Various – check fliers
Savings: Various – check with event organizers for specific ticket prices

Special days for various towns, communities and people of similar heritage have been a Kennywood tradition since our founding in 1898! Click here to view the 2018 Community Day schedule; click here to view the 2018 Heritage Day schedule. Discounted admission rates are available for Community & Heritage Days! Contact organizers listed on the event fliers for more information.



August
4 – 21
Fall Fantasy

Date: Saturday, August 4 – Tuesday, August 21

More than 150 bands from high schools and colleges throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania march through Kennywood, bringing a homecoming parade atmosphere every night! Come watch your classmates, kids, grandkids or your alma mater! Check back later for a band schedule and discount opportunities!

Check back soon for more details on activities and discounts.



August 26
First Responder Day

Date: Sunday, August 26

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.

Check back soon for more details on activities and discounts.



September
9
Oldies Day

Date: Sunday, September 9
Savings: Senior citizens (55+) tickets are $9.99 – a discount of up to $15.

You’re never too old for a good time at Kennywood! All senior citizens (55+) can purchase tickets for only $9.99 on Oldies Day – that’s a savings of up to $15! Plus, musical entertainment with the hits of yesteryear and more.

Check back soon for more details on activities and discounts.



September 22
Brews in the Park

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: Rides: 1 – 3 p.m.; Brews: 3 – 7 p.m.

A craft beer festival in a one-of-a-kind setting: Kennywood! More than 100 different beers are available for sampling, with food trucks, live music and entertainment setting the scene. Though no rides operate once pouring begins at 3 p.m., come early and ride some of Kennywood’s signature coasters and thrill rides from 1 – 3!
Must be age 21 or older to attend. Season Passes are not valid for this special event.


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Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time:1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The biggest hit of 2017 returns! 2017’s Pierogi Fest featured 40 vendors offered dozens of different pierogi styles, great music and entertainment, and the ability to ride some of Kennywood’s most popular attractions. Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival 2018 should be even better!
Season Passes are not valid for this event.

Tickets for the Pierogi Festival are available now! Buy yours today, while early bird rates are still available.

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