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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!

May 21,

Join us as we kick off our 139th Season of summer fun!

May 25 & 26, 2016
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. (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 27,
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 28, 29 & 30, 2016
Memorial Day Weekend - Military Discount and "Food for Fun” Days

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 28, 29, & 30) when they show valid Military ID/Military Family ID.

Also, our annual “Food For Fun Days" take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28-30. Bring any canned food item and receive $6.00 off the $42.99 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 30,
Tour de Park - Ligonier Valley YMCA 5K Walk / Run

Bring the family and join the fun at the 17th 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 4 & 5, 2016
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 $20.50 per person! Your church members, families, and friends will enjoy over 50% off the regular $42.99 +tax gate price.

June 19,
Firefighter/EMS Family Appreciation Day

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. To schedule your Fire Department or EMS Company call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784.

June 27
Thru Sunday,
July 3
Showcase of Stars

Stars are shining all week at Idlewild's 19th 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

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

August 12
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 beginning in July. Call 724-238-3666 for more details.

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