May 26 - OUTDOOR CLASSROOM - park open for LIMITED OPERATION until 6:00 pm for school students and families. This day also open to general public.

Idlewild & SoakZone is open for limited operation weekend May 27, 28, 29 with daily operations beginning Friday, June 2!
Scheduled Attractions for May 27, 28, 29


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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!

Daniel Tiger Eat & Greet

Date: Select Friday & Saturdays during the Operating Season
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Boardwalk Pizza Restaurant
Price Age 10+: $21.99
Price Age 2 - 9: $15.99

Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat host a fun-filled pizza party. Greet and take photos with Daniel & Katerina as you enjoy a yummy dinner which includes Pizza, breadsticks, salad, fruit bowl, and beverages. Click below to view available dates.

All guests attending the Daniel Tiger Eat & Greet must also purchase a park admission via online, Giant Eagle, group ticket, or paid gate admission.


Princess Lily Tea Party

Date: Most Park Operating Days
Time: 2:00 and 4:00 PM
Location:The Enchanted Castle

Enjoy a Tea Party with Princess Lily and a small group of other guests within the Enchanted Castle courtyard. Each attendee receives a Princess Lily boxed set including plastic tea cup, cookie, and fruit cup. 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 (*plus applicable taxes). The event takes place two times daily at scheduled times on most operating days. 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. Space is limited per event.


May 26
Outdoor Classroom Program

Date: Friday, May 26
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 27, 28, 29
Memorial Day Weekend- Military Discount / Food for Fun Days

Date: May 27, 28, 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, retired, & veteran 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/Veteran ID.

Also, our annual WJAC-TV “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
Gingerbread Man Memorial Day 5K at Idlewild

Date: Monday, May 29

Bring the family and join us for the 20th annual Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk at Idlewild presented by Gingerbread Man Running Company! This scenic race takes you through historic Idlewild Park. Portions of this race benefit the Ligonier Valley YMCA. This course is stroller friendly.


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

Date: June 2 and June 5, 6, 7, 8 Only
Offer: $119.99 per carload with coupon

Bring up to 8 people (all safely buckled) to Idlewild in the same vehicle and get everyone in for just $119.99* plus tax when you print and present this coupon courtesy of Giant Eagle.

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 $235 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.

June 3 &
June 4
Church Picnic Weekend

Dates: Saturday, June 3 and 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

Dates: Friday, June 9 & June 12 - 16 and June 19 - 23
Offer: BOGO 1/2 OFF Regular Admission with in-store coupon from Giant Eagle

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.

21 & 22
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Dates: June 21 & 22

Bring the gang to visit Michelangelo and Rafael from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they greet guests at the Hillside Theater stage. Appearance time to be announced.


June 21, 22, 23
Antique / Classic Car Show & Parade

Dates: June 21, 22, 23

Join us for day of camaraderie and family FUN as we enjoy beautiful Antique and Classic Cars Displays. Qualifying vehicles must be in qulity condition, at least 15 years old and/or registered as an antique or classic. Vehicles not meeting these standards will not be permitted to participate. FREE ADMISSION will be granted to (2) two per participating vehicle (driver and one passenger), and includes Idlewild rides and attractions. Additional family members can utilize the BOGO 1/2 off coupon available at Giant Eagle, or other online or promotional discount offers, or pay Regular Gate admission. Antique & Classic Cars will be displayed in Parking Area "C" with a parade through the park each evening. For more information, please contact Idlewild Group Sales at 724-238-6784.

June 18
Firefighter/EMS Family Appreciation Day

Date: 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
July 2
Showcase of Stars

Date: June 26 - 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 4
Fourth of July Fireworks!

Date: July 4

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


10 - 14
Daniel Tiger Neighbor Days sponsored by Eat'n Park

Dates: July 10 - 14

Visit Idlewild Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 for Daniel Tiger Neighbor Days sponsored by Eat'n Park. Stop by your local Eat'n Park to pick up a $6.00 off coupon good for each member of the family (within same vehicle). Then 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.

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 17-21
Caillou Appearance

Date: July 17 - 21
Appearance Times: 12:00 - 12:30, 2:00 - 2:30, 4:30 - 5:00

Caillou visits Idlewild! Meet him daily on the Hillside Theater stage!


July 17
July, 21
“For Kids’ Sake Days” sponsored by KDKA-TV & Pittsburgh CW

Dates: July 17 - 21

Discount: $6.00 with the donation of a canned food item at the gate. All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank

For Kids’ Sake Events:

    • Monday, July 17 - Meet Caillou at Hillside Theater

    • Tuesday, July 18 - Meet Caillou at Hillside Theater

    • Wednesday, July 19 – TWIN’S DAY. All vehicles with twins in the car are admitted Buy One Get One Free admission (everyone in the car). Twins are invited to join us for the annual Twin's Day Activities at 2 p.m. at the Hillside Theater

    • Wednesday, July 19 – Meet Caillou at Hillside Theater

    • Thursday, July 20 – Meet Caillou at Hillside Theater

    • Friday, July 21 - Meet Santa Clause during Christmas in July 11 - 1 & 2 - 4 pm
    Meet Caillou at Hillside Theater

July 21
Christmas in July

Date: Friday, July 21

Visit Idlewild on Friday, July 21 for "Christmas in July" brought to you by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau and the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association. SANTA CLAUS will be on-site greeting children of all ages in the gazebo by the Skooters. Also, The first 300 visitors to the Indiana County Gazebo near the Ferris Wheel will receive a free gift. All guests can register for hourly prize drawings. For discount tickets, visit the Indiana County Tourist Bureau, or call 1-877-746-3426.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 25, 26, 27
Princesses in the Park – Meet Beauty and Cinderella

Dates:July 25, 26, 27

Join us as we welcome two beautiful princesses to Idlewild.
“Beauty” and “Cinderella” will greet guests daily at the Hillside Theater Stage.
Schedule (subject to change)*:

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


August 11
Italian Day Festa

Date: Friday, August 11

Sponsored by Westmoreland Columbus 500, this Italian Day celebration is known as the "BEST FAMILY ITALIAN FESTA IN THE COUNTRY," celebrating Italian heritage and culture with great entertainment and 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

Dates: September 9, 10, 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.

September 23
59th Annual Highland Games

Date: Saturday, 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.

*Please Note: This is not a park event and Amusement rides and attractions DO NOT OPEN for Highland Games.


Idlewild's HALLOWBOO!

Dates: 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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