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
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.
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.
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 6,7,8, & 9
Giant Eagle Car Load Days
Bring up to 8 people to Idlewild in the same vehicle, and get everyone in for just $117.99* plus tax when you present a coupon available at participating Giant Eagle locations. 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 $229 off of 8 regular admissions. Must present coupon at park gate to receive discount. Offer valid June 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 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.
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 13 – 17
June 20 - 24
BOGO ½ off Days
Buy One Regular FunDay Pass, Get One Admission ½ off when you present a coupon from participating Giant Eagle locations at Idlewild's gate on Friday June 10, or June 13 - 17 and 20 - 24. Must have coupon for discount, please visit your local Giant Eagle location. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer.
Special appearance by Maisy!
Appearing June 14, 15, 16
Our celebration of Story Book Forest's 60th Anniversary continues with a special appearance by Maisy! We'll enjoy a story time reading some of Maisy's adventures followed by a meet and greet with Maisy herself!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
“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
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.
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.
Christmas in July
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.