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Please check back to view our 2015 Special Events!

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.

May 20 & 21, 2015
Pre-Season Adventure Days

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. Operating Hours are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Advance reservation for school groups is required, and Park is closed to the general public. Attractions in Hootin’ Holler, Olde Idlewild and SoakZone do not operate for Adventure Days. For further information, call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784

May 22,
2015
OPENING DAY!!!

Join us as we kick off our 138th Season of summer fun!

May 22,
2015
Outdoor Classroom Program

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.

May 23, 24 & 25, 2015
Memorial Day, Military Discount, and "Food for Fun

Join us for our Memorial Day Salute and Military Discount Days – all weekend long! Active-duty military personnel (and up to 3 immediate family members) will receive free admission to Idlewild & SoakZone when they show valid Military ID/Military Family ID.

Also, our annual “Food For Fun Days" take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23 – 25. Bring any canned food item and receive $6.00 off the $41.99 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 25,
2015
Tour de Park - Ligonier Valley YMCA 5K Walk / Run

Bring the family and join the fun at the 16th annual Ligonier Valley YMCA "Tour de Park" 5K Walk / Run in scenic Idlewild Park. For registration information call the Ligonier YMCA at 724-238-7580.

May 30 & 31, 2015
Church Picnic Weekend

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 $20.00 per person! Your church members, families, and friends will enjoy over 50% off the regular $41.99 +tax gate price.

Friday,
June 5
Monday-Thursday
June 8, 9, 10 And 11
Giant Eagle Car Load Days

Bring up to 8 people to Idlewild in the same vehicle, and get everyone in for one great price when you present a coupon available at participating Giant Eagle locations. (Discount To Be Announced) SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $4.00 per car when you present your Giant Eagle Advantage Card with your coupon. (Must present coupon at park gate to receive discount)

Friday,
June 12
Monday-Friday,
June 15 – 19
And
June 22 - 26
BOGO ½ off Days

Buy One Regular FunDay Pass, Get One Admission ½ off when you present a coupon from participating Giant Eagle locations. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer.

Sunday,
June 21
Firefighter/EMS Family Appreciation Day

Fire Departments and EMS personnel are invited to share in a day of camaraderie and family fun! The day's highlight will be the "Battle of the Barrel" competition as well as vehicle/apparatus displays. Special Group Discounts are available. To schedule your Fire Department or EMS Company call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784.

Monday,
June 29
Thru Sunday,
July 5
Showcase of Stars

Stars are shining all week at Idlewild's "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. 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.

Saturday,
July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks

Enjoy the Holiday with family and friends at Idlewild & SoakZone! Stay for our FIREWORKS display at 9:30 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 7, 8, 9
Marvel Super-Hero Days – Meet Spider-Man And Hulk

Spider-man swings into Idlewild and he’s bringing along his good friend, Hulk. Meet both Marvel Super-heroes daily at the Hillside Theater Stage, July 7, 8, and 9.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 14, 15, 16
Princesses in the Park – Meet Cinderella and Rapunzel

Two of your favorite princesses, “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel”, will greet guests daily, July 14 – 16, at the Hillside Theater Stage.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 21, 22, 23
Marvel Super-hero Days – Meet Captain America and Thor

Our Marvel Super-hero Days continue as Captain America and Thor appear daily, July 21, 22, and 23 at the Hillside Theater Stage.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 28, 29, 30
Princesses in the Park – Meet Snow White and Beauty

Join us July 28 – 30 as we welcome two more beautiful princesses to Idlewild. “Beauty” and “Snow White” will greet guests at the Hillside Theater Stage.

Friday,
August 14
Italian Day Festa

(sponsored by Westmoreland Columbus 500)

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. Call 724-238-3666 for more details.

Saturday
& Sunday,
September 12 & 13
“Fall of the Leaf” Weekend

Join us for a weekend of fall splendor, filled with fabulous food, music, crafts, and good times! *Please note: SoakZone does not open for “Fall of the Leaf” Weekend.

Saturday & Sunday,
September 19 & 20
Oktoberfest Weekend

Enjoy this showcase of rich tradition with German-style music and delicious ethnic food – including plenty of pretzels and strudel. It’s a family event that’s fun for both kids and adults, featuring Idlewild’s rides and attractions*, a craft fair, and more! Don’t forget your lederhosen!

*Please note: SoakZone does not open for Oktoberfest Weekend.

Weekends,
October
3 - 25
Idlewild's HALLOWBOO!

October 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25

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 and other costumed characters
  • • Specially themed Rides and Attractions

*Please note: SoakZone, Wild Mouse, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Loggin’ Toboggan do not operate during HALLOWBOO! *All promotions and dates are subject to change. Additional promotions will be added when confirmed.

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