The Ligonier Highland Games take place at Idlewild on Saturday, September 23. Park rides and attractions do not operate and park tickets and Passes not valid for admission.
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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!

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 an Idlewild park event and Amusement rides and attractions DO NOT OPEN for Highland Games. The Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust oversees and makes possible the activities of the Ligonier Highland Games and reserves the park property. Idlewild tickets and passes are not valid for entry to the Ligonier Highland Games.


Daniel Tiger's Fall Fest

Dates: September 30 & October 1

Visit Idlewild Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 for Daniel Tiger's Fall Fest and stay for FIREWORKS! Children of all ages can meet and snap photos with the five main characters from the hit PBS Kids' television show, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood! Meet Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, O the Owl, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday each day at the Hillside Theater Stage.

*Please note: this is a limited operation weekend. Not all rides and attractions operate and SoakZone is closed.

Appearance Schedule:
1:00 -1:30
2:00 - 2:30
3:00 - 3:30
4:30 - 5:00
5:30 - 6:00


This special weekend is open for daily visitors with the tickets available below. Gold & Platinum Season Passholders may enter for FREE. As a special promotion, Summer Pass holders will also be admitted for Free on September 30 and October 1.


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

Gate Price is $29.99. You may visit Giant Eagle for a $5 off coupon to be used at the gate, or buy online before September 30 for only $21.99 (plus tax and fee).


*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.

Date: Saturday, October 7

Bring the family and join us for a spooky good time at the HallowBOO! 5K Run/Walk presented by Gingerbread Man Running! This scenic race takes you through the historic Idlewild Park in Ligonier, PA. We will also have a Kids 1 mile race, as well as a Toddler 100 M dash. The races will be chipped timed (no timing on the 100 M dash). Registrations for the 5K or the 1 Mile Kids Run will be given a t-shirt as well as an Idlewild HALLOWBOO ticket good for admission during HALLOWBOO 2017 (can be used race day, or any operating HALLOWBOO date in October). 100M Dash participants do not receive a park ticket however they may be purchased separately. COSTUMES WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED! The course is stroller friendly. No pets allowed, sorry!


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