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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!

June 27
Thru Sunday,
July 3
Showcase of Stars

Monday, June 27 - Sunday, July 3
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

Monday, July 4
Enjoy the Holiday with family and friends at Idlewild & SoakZone! Stay for our FIREWORKS display at 9:30 p.m. (Weather Permitting). Idlewild & SoakZone will honor our military members with FREE Admission July 1 - 4 with valid military ID. Military family can save $13 off the Regular Gate Admission when show Military Family ID.

July 5, 6, 7
Caillou Appearance

Caillou visits Idlewild on July 5, 6, 7.
Meet him on daily on the Hillside Theater stage! (Appearance times to be announced)

July 11
Through Friday,
July 15
Daniel Tiger Neighbor Days

Visit Idlewild July 11 - 15 for Daniel Tiger Neighbor Days.
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 11 - 15 at the Hillside Theater Stage. Additional promotional discount and sponsor to be announced soon.

Appearance Schedule*:
12:30 – 1:00
1:30 – 2:00
2:30 – 3:00
3:30 – 4:00
4:30 – 5:00

*Schedule subject to change due to weather or other factors

July 22
Christmas in July

Friday, July 22
Visit Idlewild on Friday, July 22 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.

July, 22
“For Kids’ Sake Days” sponsored by KDKA-TV & Pittsburgh CW

Visit the park, July 18 - 22 for the annual "For Kids Sake Days”.
Guests donating a canned food item will receive $6.00 off the Regular $42.99 Gate Price (July 18 – 22 only). One can per person. All donations benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank.

For Kids’ Sake Events:
• Monday, July 18 – Meet Flash, airing on the Pittsburgh CW
• Tuesday, July 19 - Meet Garfield & Odie
• Wednesday, July 20 – Meet Garfield & Odie
• Wednesday, July 20 – 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. (Location TBD).
• Thursday, July 21 – Meet Garfield & Odie
• Friday, July 22 - Meet Santa Clause during Christmas in July

19, 20 , 21
Garfield & Odie Appearance

Join us July 19, 20 , 21 as Garfield and Odie great guests on the Hillside Theater stage!
(Appearance times to be announced).

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
July 26, 27, 28
Princesses in the Park – Meet Beauty and Cinderella

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. Schedule will be announced.

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. Call 724-238-3666 for more details.

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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