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Events at Kennywood

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 Pass Processing Dates

Date: April 9, 15, 22 - 23
Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Spring and summer will be here before we know it! Mark your calendars, Kennywood Season Pass Holders can plan their first visit to get their season pass cards, mingle with fellow fanatics, and get the first opportunity to purchase a 2017 souvenir cup! Plus, getting your season pass processed before park operations begin saves more time for riding!!!

Season Pass Processing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, Saturday, April 15, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Guests must bring a copy of their season pass purchase confirmation, either on a smart phone/tablet or a printout with the barcode.


Community & Heritage Days

Savings: Contact organizers listed on the event flyers for discount admission.

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 2017 Community Day schedule; click here to view the 2017 Heritage Day Schedule. Discounted admission rates available for Community & Heritage Days! Contact organizers listed on the event flyers.

Season Pass Holder Appreciation Weekend

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 29-30
Special Hours: 11 am – 7 pm

The first weekend of the 2017 Summer Season is exclusively for Kennywood Season Pass Holders! Get your first chance at rides, Potato Patch fries, and more! Check back soon for more information.


May 7
Motor Sports Sunday

Date: Sunday, May 7
Location: Kennywood’s Midways
Savings: Buy One, Get One when purchased online.

Kennywood fans, start your engines! Classic and high-powered cars of all shapes and size will line Kennywood’s midways, and the deals are supercharged too: Buy online for a Buy One, Get One deal on tickets!


June 4
Kenny’s Koaster Race

Date: Sunday, June 4

Lace those shoes and stretch those legs: Kenny Kangaroo is hosting 5K and 10K runs around his home park! Featuring a new course for 2017. More details coming soon!


Youth Days

Date: June 18, July 6, 7, 17, 24, 25, 26 & August 8

Calling all Youth Associations! We’re offering select dates throughout the summer where your group can get major discounts off Kennywood admission! Use this as a fundraising tool for your sports team, church group or other youth organization!


June 18
Kennywood Komicon presented by New Dimension Comics

Date: Sunday, June 18
Savings: FunDay tickets are $25 at the gate for guests wearing a comic book-themed shirt.

Combine some of Dad’s favorite things this Father’s Day: comic books and Kennywood! Check back for more information on vendors and event schedule. No costumes, masks or facepaint permitted.


June 27 - 28
Kennywood Kid’s Fest

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 27-28
Savings: Junior admission only $19.99* when you buy online!

Lace those shoes and stretch those legs: Kenny Kangaroo is hosting 5K and 10K runs around his home park! Featuring a new course for 2017. More details coming soon!


June 29 – July 4
Celebrate America

Date: June 29 – July 4
Savings: Active duty military, retired military, veterans: FREE with valid ID.
Save when you buy online!, Regular FunDay: $29.99*, Junior FunDay: $18.99*, Senior FunDay: $9.99*, Night Rider: $18.99*

Pittsburgh’s best Fourth of July party returns – and it’s so good it lasts six days! Zambelli Fireworks shows every night, the Weiner 100 dachshund race, Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating contest, special entertainment, and more! During Celebrate America, we honor our Armed Forces by offering FREE admission for veterans and active duty and retired service members. Civilians can get great deals online as well—up to $16 off!


July 9
Italian Day

Date: Sunday, July 9
Savings: Save when you buy online!, Regular Italian Day: $24*, Junior FunDay: $18.99*, Senior FunDay: $14*, Super-Senior (70+) FunDay: $12.99*

Historically the most popular of Kennywood’s Heritage Days, Italian Day still stands out thanks to the special Italian food offerings situated around the park, entertainment on the stages, and of course the traditional parade and end of the night fireworks! Check back closer to the date for information on discount admission for Italian Day


July 15 –
July 21
WTAE Summerfest

Date: Saturday, July 15 – Friday, July 21
Savings: Save when you buy online! Weekday Only - Regular FunDay: $29.99*, Junior FunDay: $18.99*, Senior, FunDay: $9.99*, Night Rider: $18.99*

The personalities of WTAE-TV take over Kennywood for the annual Summerfest spectacular! Catch your favorite talents throughout the week, along with special contests and games. Then, be sure to catch the WTAE Parade during the evening of Friday, July 21!

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