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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 further updates to our 2016 Season Events Listing!

Daniel Tiger Eat & Greet

Available select Saturdays only.

Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat host a fun-filled luncheon inside the Boardwalk Pizza restaurant. Meet Daniel & Katerina as you enjoy a yummy lunch:

• Age 10 and up ticket: includes (2) slices of pizza, (2) breadsticks, (1) salad bowl, (1) fruit bowl, beverage
• Age 2 - 9 ticket: includes (1) slice of pizza, (1) breadstick, (1) salad bowl, (1) fruit bow, beverage

Daniel Tiger Eat & Greet is $9.99 for children Age 2 - 9 years, and $15.99 for anyone Age 10 and over. Children 2 and under free. Space is limited.
Princess Lily Tea Party

Most Operating Days
Enjoy a Tea Party with Princess Lily and a small group of other guests within the Enchanted Castle courtyard. Space is limited per event. Each attendee receives a Princess Lily boxed set including plastic tea cup, cookie, and fresh fruit. Iced Tea or water options will be served for tea party. Adults can watch tea party in close proximity within the Castle courtyard, or if younger children need adult assistance to participate, the adult will also pay Tea Party admission and will receive the same Princess Lily boxed set. Princess Lily Tea Party is $14.99 for ages 2 and up. The event takes place daily at scheduled times. Please arrive to the Enchanted Castle 15 minutes before your selected Tea Party event time. Each Tea Party event lasts approximately 15 - 20 minutes and are weather permitting.
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 26, 27, 28
Princesses in the Park – Meet Beauty and Cinderella

July 26, 27, 28

Join us July 26, 27 & 28 as we welcome two beautiful princesses to Idlewild.
“Beauty” and “Cinderella” will greet guests daily at the Hillside Theater Stage.

  • 12:00 - Cinderella
  • 1:00 - Beauty
  • 2:00 - Cinderella
  • 3:00 - Beauty
  • 4:00 - 4:40 - Cinderella
  • 4:45 - 5:25 - Beauty

Meet Ella the Elephant

August 2, 3, 4
Ella the Elephant stops by Idlewild & SoakZone to visit with friends. Meet her at the Hillside Theater stage August 2, 3, 4!

The Little Nutbrown Hare Appearance

August 9, 10, 11
Visit with the Little Nutbrown Hare from the book "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney! How high can you hop to give him a high-five? Enjoy this photo op at the Hillside Theater on August 9, 10, & 11!

August 12
Italian Day Festa

sponsored by Westmoreland Columbus 500
Friday, August 12

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. VIEW EVENT DETAILS & BUY DISCOUNTED TICKETS

SEPT. 10, 11, 17 & 18
“Fall of the Leaf” Weekends

September 10 & 11 and 17 & 18
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.

September 10-11 Schedule:
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)

Idlewild's HALLOWBOO!

October 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30 (Sponsored by Eat'n Park)

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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