There's Always Something Fun Happening at Idlewild
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!
Dates: May 18 & 19
Idlewild is celebrating its 142nd season of Summer FUN May 18th and 19th! It's your chance to be among the first this summer to enjoy all the thrills of Idlewild & SoakZone, while enjoying a variety of special events brought to you by WISH 99.7! Get your specially priced admission for only $18.78 – the year that Idlewild was founded – below. Also enjoy many food items for only $1.42 in honor of season 142! On Saturday, May 18, join the WISH 99.7 Street Treat Patrol from 1- 3 pm at the Hillside Theater with fun, family games, a dance party with Ricky Raccoon, Frownie Brownies from Kings Family Restaurants. Treat your loved ones to a special day of family fun at Idlewild & SoakZone – May 18 and 19th. *Please Note: Park operating hours are 11:30 - 6:00 PM only and SoakZone not open this weekend. BUY NOW
Dates: May 25, 26, 27
Join us Memorial Day Weekend and see Civil War re-enactors from Carpenter's Battery and more. Tour an authentic Civil War encampment to see how a soldier lived during the 1860s, then watch the artillery demonstrations and mock skirmishes! Members of the Military can take advantage of our FREE Military Admission this weekend, and the general public can also save during our WJAC-TV's Food For Fun Days - $6 off Regular Gate admission with the donation of a canned food item.
Dates: May 27
Bring the family and join us for the annual Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk at Idlewild! This scenic race takes you through historic Idlewild Park. This course is stroller friendly. More Details to Come!
Date: June 16
FREE Admission to the First Responder (with valid ID), and discounted admission for family members on June 16. Also, guests may see in-park display of emergency vehicles.
Date: Sunday, June 16
New for 2019! Bring on the Flops, Pops! A fun contest for Dads on this Father's Day. More details to come!
Dates: June 17 - 21
Meet the stars of the PBS Kids animated series "Peg + Cat" brought to you by WQED Education. Characters will be available for meet and greets daily on the Hillside Theater stage. Appearance Times To Be Announced.
Dates: June 20 & 21
Antique and Classic Cars will be on display in Parking Area C throughout the day, and will parade through the center of the park each evening at 6:00 pm.
Dates: June 24 - 30
Stars are shining all week at Idlewild's 22nd 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.
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.
Dates: July 8 - 12
Visit Idlewild Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 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 8 - 12 at the Hillside Theater Stage, Times To Be Announced.
Dates: July 15 - 19
Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the popular Eric Carle character, as he visits Idlewild and SoakZone July 15 - 19. Meet and Greets will be held daily at the Hillside Theater stage.
Dates: July 17
As part of KDKA/Pittsburgh CW Days, it's our annual Twins' Day celebration. Vehicles with Twins receive BOGO admission for the entire car! Then join us for our Twins' Day activities at the Hillside Theater at 2:00 pm.
Dates: July 19
Visit Idlewild on Friday, July 19 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
Dates: July 23, 24, 25
Your kids will be royally excited to meet some of their favorite princesses at Idlewild! This year, we'll be graced with the presence of the beautiful Cinderella and the enchanting Beauty - appearing daily July 23 - 25 at the Hillside Theater.
Dates: July 29 - August 2
Meet the star of the PBS Kids animated series, Ready Jet Go! brought to you by WQED Education. "Jet Propulsion" will be available for meet and greets daily July 29 - August 2 on the Hillside Theater stage. Appearance Times To Be Announced.
Dates: August 9
Join us for the 25th Annual Italian Day Festa sponsored by Westmoreland Columbus 500 on Friday, August 9. Enjoy Ethnic Food from "La Cucina" in Pavilion D-2, All Day entertainment plus Fireworks at 9:30 pm! More details to come!
Dates: September 7 & 8
Can't make Daniel Tiger's Neighbor Days in July? Then mark your calendar for this fall weekend event with the Neighbors from "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood!" Bring the kids to meet Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, O the Owl, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday at the Hillside Theater Stage, Times To Be Announced.
Date: Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15
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.
Dates: September 21 & 22
Oom-Pa-Pah - Oktoberfest is back! Join us for a weekend of great Entertainment, Food, and fun! More details to come!
Dates: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
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, Trick or Treating through Story Book Forest, Halloween / Fall decorating throughout the park, Ricky Raccoon, Duke the Dragon and other costumed characters and specially themed Rides and Attractions.