Events & Shows in Pittsburgh

Every summer, Kennywood hosts some of the most memorable events in Pittsburgh! From opening weekend celebrations to Phantom Fall Fest and Holiday Lights, there’s a special event for every family member! 

Get ready for nostalgic fun during our 125th Celebration Weekends, delicious food and drinks during Bites and Pints, fireworks during Celebrate America, and more. Enjoy them all with a Season Pass!


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    125th Celebration Weekends

    Saturdays & Sundays, April 22 - May 21

    For the past 125 years, Kennywood has been Pittsburgh's hometown destination for timeless fun and cherished memories. To celebrate, we are throwing a massive party like only Pittsburgh can! Every weekend, April 22 – May 21, we’re paying tribute to an era of the park’s past with entertainment at the Garden Stage, nostalgic photo opportunities, historical displays, a commemorative giveaway, and specialty merchandise. 

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    Bites and Pints Food & Drink Festival

    Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in June & July, 2023

    Join us for chef-inspired tastings of international cuisine, specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine. As you travel around the Lagoon, you’ll discover dozens of savory and sweet food and drink offerings to enjoy. Be bold, try something new, grab a Bite Card to mix & match samples and thrill your taste buds!

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    Celebrate America

    July 1 - 4, 2023 (Fireworks July 3 & 4)

    Kennywood’s Independence Day activities burst with patriotic entertainment, contests, and the always-popular Wiener 100 dachshund races.

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    Fall Fantasy Parades

    Select Dates in August, 2023

    Don’t miss one of our grandest traditions! The Fall Fantasy Parades boast more than 130 bands from local high schools and universities, along with beautifully decorated floats!

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    Phantom Fall Fest

    Select Dates in September & October, 2023

    Phantom Fall Fest lets you do Halloween your way! Come early for family-friendly fun, including rides, festive food, and a unique autumn atmosphere. Then, when the sun goes down, the Phantom takes screams to the extreme with haunted houses and scare zones.

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    2023 Holiday Lights

    Select Dates in November & December, 2023

    Take a stroll among more than two million twinkling lights, marvel at the tallest Christmas tree in the state, and savor the flavors of festive foods and holiday drinks! Plus, there are rides for the kids and entertainment for all.

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Bites and Pints Food & Drink Festival

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