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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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May 17
Motor Sports Sunday

For car enthusiasts, high powered cars of all makes and models will be displayed throughout the park. Presented by Motordrome Speedway.

May 24
“Turn Back the Clock” Oldies Day

NEW IN 2015, Turn back to clock with cover bands providing music from the 70’s and 80’s. Seniors (55+) price - $10.00 all day admission.

June 23
Thru Thursday,
June 25

NEW IN 2015, Kennywood pays tribute to the little ones with special games, activities and contests for youngsters during our inaugural Kidsfest event! On June 23 & 24, kids can meet their favorite superheroes and princesses, and June 25, kids can meet the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and student-athletes from the University of Pittsburgh! Plus there will be other fun educational, cultural and entertainment activities and all that Kennywood’s Kiddieland has to offer. Please stop back at this page to find information on special pricing for kids for this event!

June 30
Thru Sunday,
July 5
Celebrate America

A star-spangled salute to the red, white and blue featuring patriotic music, special daily entertainment, hot dog eating contest, and FIREWORKS nightly (weather permitting). Save $10 off full-price gate admissions with coupons from participating Giant Eagle locations. Don't miss all the great family fun, especially the 10th annual running of the Weiner 100! This popular Kennywood tradition, a hilarious dog race, takes place on June 30, the first day of Celebrate America.

July 12
Italian Day

Kennywood presents one of Western PA’s oldest traditional ethnic days on a new day of the week. Come and enjoy the food, dance and festivities. On this day…everyone is Italian!

August 3
Cheerleading Day

Once a year, the SkyCoaster stops flying and Cheerleaders take over the Lagoon Stage. Cheerleading 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!

Click here to download the Cheerleading Day registration form
August 8
Thru Tuesday,
August 25
Kennywood’s 66th Annual Fall Fantasy Parades

Celebrate the changing of the seasons during Kennywood’s Fall Fantasy. See over 150 area high school and college marching bands perform during the eighteen night promotion. Beautiful floats, decorated with special themes highlight this longstanding tradition. Save $5 off evening admission with coupon from

August 30
First Responders Day

NEW IN 2015, Kennywood salutes our brave first responders who protects our communities and risks their lives on a daily basis. Come see Pittsburgh’s finest perform activities and safety demonstrations throughout the park all day.

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