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Events at Idlewild & SoakZone

Idlewild & SoakZone hosts plenty of events near Pittsburgh, PA all summer long! From Classroom Programs and Adventure Days, to the Showcase of Stars and Hallowboo, there is unlimited fun events for kids and families!

Enjoy a day of fun attractions, tasty food, and an memorable event! Idlewild & SoakZone tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

Please check back for updates to our 2017 Season Events Listing!

May 20

Saturday, May 20
Join us as we kick off our 140th Season of summer fun!

Tuesday, May 24 & Wednesday, May 25
Adventure Days

Tuesday, May 24 & Wednesday, May 25
Groups from Pre-school through Second Grade enjoy interactive entertainment while exploring Story Book Forest, Jumpin’ Jungle, Raccoon Lagoon Kiddieland, the Loyalhanna Limited train, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. (Attractions in Hootin’ Holler, Olde Idlewild and SoakZone do not operate for Adventure Days). Operating Hours are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Advance reservation for school groups is required, and Park is not open to the general public. Event requires Adventure Day ticket for entry. Season Passes and Daily FunDay Passes are not valid for Adventure Days. For further information, call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784

May 26
Outdoor Classroom Program

Friday, May 26
Elementary and Middle School students learn how Math, English, Science, and History relate to the real world. The Outdoor Classroom is a unique combination of hands-on learning and fun! It’s a terrific way to generate enthusiasm for learning while making connections from school subjects to the real world. Educational programs include Civil War Living History, “Math in Motion”, “Wild About Words”, “Rides and ‘Rithmetic”, “It’s Alive!” tree identification, and the “The Learning Buffet”. For further information, call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784.

Saturday, May 27
May 29
Memorial Day Weekend - Military Discount and "Food for Fun” Days

Saturday, May 27 thru Monday, May 29
Join us for Memorial Day Weekend and see Civil War re-enactors present artillery demonstrations and mock skirmishes. Tour an authentic Civil War encampment to see how a soldier lived during the 1860s.

Military Discount Days – all weekend long! Active-duty military personnel (and up to 3 immediate family members) will receive free admission to Idlewild & SoakZone (May 27, 28, & 29) when they show valid Military ID/Military Family ID.

Also, our annual “Food For Fun Days" take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 27-29. Bring any canned food item and receive $6.00 off the $43.99 plus tax gate admission. All canned food will be donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank. One can per person. Cannot be combined with other discount offers.

May 29
Tour de Park - Ligonier Valley YMCA 5K Walk / Run

Monday, May 29
Bring the family and join the fun at the 18th annual Ligonier Valley YMCA "Tour de Park" 5K Walk / Run in scenic Idlewild Park, held on Memorial Day. For registration information, call the Ligonier YMCA at 724-238-7580.

June 2 &
June 5, 6, 7, 8
Giant Eagle Car Load Days

Friday, June 2 and Monday, June 5 thru Thursday, June 8
Bring up to 8 people (all safely buckled) to Idlewild in the same vehicle, and get everyone in for just $118.99* plus tax when you present a coupon available at participating Giant Eagle locations. SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $4.00 per car when you present your Giant Eagle Advantage Card with your coupon. That’s a savings of up to $236 off of 8 regular admissions. Must present coupon at park gate to receive discount. Offer valid June 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 only. All guests must be present and in the same vehicle at time of coupon redemption. Not valid with any other coupon or discount offer. *plus $1.00 amusement tax per person.

Saturday, June 3 & Sunday,
June 4
Church Picnic Weekend

Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4
Calling all Congregations! A church-sponsored family picnic is a GREAT opportunity to enjoy a day of fellowship and FUN! Church Picnic Weekend FunDay Passes are specially priced at just $21.00 per person! Your church members, families, and friends will enjoy over 50% off the regular $43.99 +tax gate price.

June 9
June 12 – 16
June 19 - 23
BOGO ½ off Days

Friday June 9, or June 12 - 16 and 19 - 23.
Buy One Regular FunDay Pass, Get One Admission ½ off when you present a coupon available from participating Giant Eagle locations at Idlewild's gate. Must have coupon for discount. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer.

June 18
Firefighter/EMS Family Appreciation Day

Sunday, June 18
Fire Departments and EMS personnel are invited to share in a day of camaraderie and family fun! This event, which has become a Father's Day tradition, is highlighted by the "Battle of the Barrel" competition as well as Fire & EMS vehicle and apparatus displays. Special Group discounts are available for department personnel and their families. To schedule your Fire Department or EMS Company call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784.

June 26
Thru Sunday,
July 2
Showcase of Stars

Monday, June 26 - Sunday, July 2
Stars are shining all week at Idlewild's 20th Annual "Showcase of Stars". The best young performers from the region combine to present a variety of musical revues on the Hillside Theatre Stage. Great discounts are available when purchasing tickets as a group, and Performers/Dancers receive even greater discount with a pre-approved performer list. To schedule your dance/performance school call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784.

July 10
Through Friday,
July 14
Daniel Tiger Neighbor Days

Monday, July 10 thru Friday, July 14
Visit Idlewild July 10 - 14 for Daniel Tiger Neighbor Days. Bring the kids to meet Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, O the Owl, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday from the hit PBS Kids’ television show, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Characters will appear daily, July 10 - 14 at the Hillside Theater Stage. Stop by your local Eat'n Park for $6.00 off coupons.

Appearance Schedule*:
12:00 – 12:30
1:00 – 1:30
2:00 – 2:30
3:30 – 4:00
4:30 – 5:00

*Schedule subject to change due to weather or other factors

July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks!

Tuesday, July 4
Enjoy the day with family and friends at Idlewild & SoakZone! Then stay for our fantastic Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

August 11
Italian Day Festa

sponsored by Westmoreland Columbus 500
Friday, August 11

Known as the “BEST FAMILY ITALIAN FESTA IN THE COUNTRY,” this festival celebrates Italian heritage and culture with great entertainment and delicious food. Visit “La Cucina”, featuring several Italian food vendors, or listen to the non-stop musical entertainment from Noon until 9:30 pm. We end the evening with a beautiful fireworks display accompanied to the music of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lou Monte and other Italian favorites! Discount tickets for this event are available through numerous Columbus 500 ticket outlets beginning in July.

9 & 10
16 & 17
“Fall of the Leaf” Weekends

September 9 & 10 and 16 & 17
Join us as we usher in autumn’s splendor during two wonderful weekends filled with delicious food, special character meet & greets, crafts and good times! *Please note: SoakZone does not open for “Fall of the Leaf” Weekends.

Crafters - 11:00 - 7:00 (Olde Idlewild Midways)
Meet "Autumn Blossom" - the Fall of the Leaf Pixie - 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 PM (Hillside Theater)

September 23
59th Annual Highland Games

September 23

The gathering of the clans of Scotland features Massed Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Piping, Drumming, Scottish dog exhibits, and Heavy Athletic Competitions. Shop for Celtic wares and feast on traditional Scottish food. For additional information, visit www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

*Please Note: Amusement rides and attractions DO NOT OPEN for Highland Games.

Idlewild's HALLOWBOO!

October 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29

It's the Idlewild you know and love...with a fun, family-oriented, happy Halloween twist! Featuring:

  • • The rides and attractions of Olde Idlewild, Jumpin' Jungle, Hootin' Holler, and Story Book Forest
  • • Concessions - including many fall favorites
  • • Games and Merchandise
  • • Trick or Treating through Story Book Forest
  • • Halloween / Fall decorating throughout the park
  • • Ricky Raccoon, Duke the Dragon and other costumed characters
  • • Specially themed Rides and Attractions

*Please note: *SoakZone, Wild Mouse, Loggin’ Toboggan and Ricky’s Racers do not open for HALLOWBOO! Select other rides, attractions, small food stands and games may be closed.

*All promotions and dates are subject to change. Additional promotions will be added when confirmed.

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