Special Days & Events

For an extra dose of fun, visit the park for special days.

Be sure not to miss out on the special days and events held in the park, where kids and families can enjoy limitless fun! Our special events are filled with fun games, tasty food, and unique attractions. Season Passholders receive unlimited access to our special days and events.

Military Members

Memorial Day Salute

Date: May 27, 28, 29

We salute our Military members and Veterans over Memorial Day Weekend with FREE Admission for military members and veterans when presenting military ID at the gate.  Additionally, up to 4 family members of the military member/veteran may visit for the discounted admission of $24.99 plus tax (at the gate).  

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    Passholder Perks Weekends

    Date: Third Weekend of May, June, July & August

    Join us for exclusive Passholder Perks Weekends the third weekend of every month this summer. Enjoy bonus perks such as early access to attractions, special activities, and extra special fun only to Silver, Gold and Platinum Passholders.  Not a Season Passholder yet?  Become one today!

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    Kids Fest

    Dates: Every Saturday & Sunday in June

    Kickoff the summer months with Idlewild's Kids Fest!  We'll have loads of special activities, character meet & greets, entertainment and more for kids - and kids at heart.  Join us June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25!  

    June 3-4 - Do You Believe in Magic?  Tim & Amanda Cowles present this wonderful show for the whole family.  We've got something up our sleeves!  If you watch with your eyes and think with your mind, you might guess how this is done.  But just in case you don't, we'll teacgh you at least one magic trick you can take home and share with your friends.  But there's more to this show than magic!  This is a variety style stage show that includes magic, commedy puppetry and ventriloquism, and loads of audience participation!   11 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM.

    June 10 - 11 - Join in a Kids FUNTASTIC FOAM Dance Party at the Hillside Theater presented at the Hillside Theater at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM.

    June 17 & 18 - Mad Science of Pittsburgh will be at Idlewild to inspire children through science, sparking lifelong imagination and curiosity.  Presenting 3 shows daily at the Hillside Theater at  11 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM.

    June 23 - Daniel Tiger welcomes O the Owl for a special visit to Idlewild!  Also, kids can meet George Washington visiting from Fort Ligonier!

    June 24 - Remix Education features hilarious mascot skits, crazy stunts, interactive games, and motivational learning!  Don't miss this high level energy show and activities!  Presenting 3 shows on June 24 at 11AM, 1PM, 4PM

    Each weekend will also include a Dance Party with an Idlewild character!  


Celebrate America Neighbor Days

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    Celebrate America

    Date: July 1 - 4, 2023

    Join us for a our salute to America!  Fireworks on July 4 only at 9:30 pm (weather permitting). 

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    Neighbor Days

    Date: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in July

    Idlewild is proud to partner with Fred Rogers Productions to bring you Neighbor Days.  Celebrate the legacy of Fred Rogers every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in July.  Join us for special days with your favorite neighborhood characters - past and present friends, plus special activities, story times and dance parties.  More details to come.  

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    Ligonier Highland Games

    Date: September Date TBA

    The Ligonier Highland Games works to preserve Scottish traditions and provide cultural outreach and scholarships in all aspects of Scottish arts.  You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Highlands and watch massed pipe bands march on the field and fill the air with skirl of bagpipes.  Witness athletes in amazing skills of strength and tossing cabers the size of telephone poles.  See the pageantry of Scottish clans and explor your roots.  Watch highland dancing, and have the wee lads and lassies take part in miniature games too.  Explore the vendor area for exotic goods and listen to poets and singers perform in ancient Gaelic.  And watch and hear some of the best Scottish and Celtic musicians perform ancient songs and modern favorites.  

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    Hallowboo! Weekends

    Date: Saturdays & Sundays, Late September through October

    It's the Idlewild you know and love with a fun, family-oriented, happy Halloween twist! Stay tuned for announcements of 2023 event dates, pricing and activities.



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