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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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Community & Heritage Days

The tradition of Community and Ethnic Heritage Days at Kennywood dates back generations. In fact, two of our Heritage Days will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2016! Get together with your neighbors and friends for a day of Kennywood fun! View Community and Heritage Days schedules here.

First Responders Day

Sunday, August 28
Kennywood salutes our brave first responders who tirelessly protect our communities and risk their lives every day. Come see Pittsburgh's finest perform activities and safety demonstrations throughout the park.

Discounts: Tickets are $15 for First Responder. Up to 4 additional tickets per First Responder may be purchased at rate of $25. First Responders must have proof of employment (ID, license, badge, certification or shirt, for example) to receive discount.

Police, fire, EMS, 911 dispatchers and military are eligible for this promotion.

Oldies/Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 11
This Grandparents Day, do something they'll love! How about an unforgettable day at Kennywood complete with performances by Dancing Queen and Johnny Angel and the Halos? Best of all, Senior FunDay Tickets (55+ with ID) are just $10!

Saturday,
Sept. 24
Stratwood Catering Presents “Brews in the Park”

Saturday, September 24
Kennywood will host its first-ever craft beer festival, Brews in the Park. Brews in the Park event is presented by Stratwood Caterers- the Official Caterer for Kennywood. Guests can enjoy their favorite craft beers, food offerings from Kennywood’s signature stands and local food trucks, live music performances and more. Participating breweries include Samuel Adams, Penn Brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Company, The Church Brew Works, Flying Dog, Goose Island, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium Brewing, and Southern Tier Brewing. Check back soon for a full list of available beers!

Brews In The Park will take place from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. But be sure to arrive at 2 p.m. for “Before the Brews”! Some of Kennywood’s most thrilling rides will be open for the exclusive use of Brews in the Park attendees. The following rides will be operating from 2 – 4 p.m. before beer tasting begins:

• Jack Rabbit
• Racer
• Aero 360
• Thunderbolt
• Sky Rocket
• Merry-Go-Round

Admission to the park at 2 p.m. is EXCLUSIVELY for Brews in the Park ticket holders. Rides WILL NOT be operating from 4 – 8 p.m. All attendees of Brews In The Park and “Before the Brews” must be at least 21 years of age and present a valid ID, along with an admission ticket, to gain entry to the event. Kennywood Season Passes are not valid for this special event.

Tickets now available online. Hurry, first 500 ticket purchasers pay just $29.99 per ticket! Ticket price increases to $49.99 after the first 500 tickets are sold. And for just an additional $10, you can get a complimentary Phantom Fright Nights ticket! Click here for more info on this great offer!
*This event is for guests age 21 and older

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Fridays &
Saturdays
in October
Phantom Fright Nights

Fridays & Saturdays from September 30 until October 29, plus Sunday, October 9

Fall in Kennywood will forever be tied to Phantom Fright Nights. Demented clowns, hungry vampires and ghastly ghouls haunt the grounds of America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park, with ten haunted attractions for guests to explore. Fog and fear lighting fill the park as you experience Kennywood’s rides in a frightfully fun new way! *Phantom Fright Nights is not recommended for children under the age of 13*

November
and
December
Holiday Lights

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 25 to December 23

Pittsburgh’s best new holiday tradition is Holiday Lights at Kennywood. More than 1.5 million lights twinkle throughout Kennywood, Pennsylvania’s tallest Christmas tree (90 feet!!) towers over the park, and holiday-themed entertainment abounds. Come for the lights, come for the rides, come for the food, and you won’t forget the special memories you make!

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