This Party is Just Getting Started

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! So get ready - the party continues in 2023, we'll be improving the park with exciting new experiences for our guests, including the all-new Spinvasion - the first of its kind in the United States, an enhanced in-park atmosphere and a spectacular lineup of special events.

We look forward to continuing to balance the park's traditional and modern character while creating the next chapter of its story! And we invite you to come along for the ride and celebrate everything that makes Kennywood, Kennywood.




The Battle Begins Spring 2023

The all-new Spinvasion puts you in the middle of the Battle for the ‘Burgh! Board your spacecraft for a thrilling flight on the first multi-action spin ride of its kind in the United States. What starts as a classic experience turns into next-level fun as you race parallel to the ground! One moment you crisscross up and down with other pilots, and the next you’re all rolling together in giant waves to defend the city from alien invaders. 



Area 412

This new base is where earthlings and friendly extra-terrestrials from planets near and far will prepare for an exciting aerial battle with the evil Crab Bots! Before taking to the skies on Spinvasion, complete your flight training with the cotton candy-loving aliens at Cosmic Chaos and equip yourself with the latest intergalactic apparel at the Area 412 Gift Ship. It’s one out-of-this-world experience after another!



Plus More Exciting Updates...

Yes... more! We'll be sharing information throughout the off season about other projects we in the works, like a complete refresh of Pizza Warehouse!

Concept Art - Midway Stand



Concept Art - Midway Stand




See & Do All That's New

From the moment you arrive, you'll discover new surprises around every corner. Beginning in the parking lot, to the main entrance, and down the Midway, you'll enjoy an entirely new visual experience. This unique blend of classic and modern details will allow Kennywood to remain a one-of-a-kind of destination for decades to come! 

Front Gate






Old Mill



Gift Shop






Jack Rabbit



Goodnight Heart


New Events & Experiences All Year Long

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! 

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    125th Celebration Weekends

    Select Dates in April & May, 2023

    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! So get ready for special activities, photo ops, and nostalgic food, drinks, and 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.