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Adventure Days

May 20 & 21
Preschool through Second Grade groups enjoy interactive entertainment while exploring Story Book Forest, Jumpin’ Jungle, Raccoon Lagoon Kiddieland and the Loyalhanna Limited Train.  Operating Hours are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Park is closed to the General Public.  Advance reservation required.  For further information, call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784


May 22

Outdoor Classroom Program

May 22 & 23
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 new for 2014 – The Learning Buffet!  For further information, call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784.

Memorial Day Salute, Military Discount and "Food for Fun Days"

May 24, 25 & 26
Join us for our Memorial Day Salute and Military Discount Days – all weekend long!  Active-duty military personnel (and up to 3 immediate family members) will receive free admission to Idlewild & SoakZone when they show valid Military ID/Military Family ID.

Also, “Food For Fun Days" take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 24 – 26.  Bring any canned food item and receive $6.00 off the $38.99 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

May 26
Bring the family and join the fun at the 15th annual Ligonier Valley YMCA "Tour de Park" 5K Walk / Run in scenic, historic Idlewild Park. For registration information call the Ligonier YMCA at 724-238-7580.

Church Picnic Weekend

May 31 & June 1
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 $19.00 per person!  Your church members, families, and friends will enjoy a 50% SAVINGS off the regular $38.99 +tax gate price.


Every Tuesday - Friday in June  
Buy One Regular FunDay Pass, Get One FREE when you present a coupon from participating Giant Eagle locations any operating Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday during the month of June.  (See Operating Schedule for dates and times)  Offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer.

Firefighter/EMS Family Appreciation Day

June 15
Firefighter departments and EMS personnel in the tri-state area are invited to share in a day of camaraderie and family fun! The day's highlight will be the "Battle of the Barrel" competition as well as vehicle/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

June 30 – July 6
Stars are shining all week at Idlewild's "Showcase of Stars". The best of the area's talented young performers combine to present a variety of musical revues on the Hillside Theatre Stage. Great discounts are available when purchasing tickets as a group.  Performing dancers receive even greater discount with a pre-approved dancer list.  To schedule your dance school call the Group Sales Office at 724-238-6784.

Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4
Enjoy the Holiday with family and friends at Idlewild & SoakZone! Stay for our FIREWORKS display at 10:00 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

Marvel Super-hero Week

July 7-11
Four of the greatest Marvel Superheros of all time will “swing” into Idlewild July 7 – 11.  Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and everyone’s favorite web-slinger, Spider-man will meet and greet park Guests daily at the Hillside Theater Stage.  Stop by local Eat ‘N Park restaurants to pick up your “super savings” coupon worth $6.00 off the Regular FunDay Admission at the gate.  (One coupon good for the entire family per vehicle.  Discount cannot be combined with any other offer).

Princesses in the Park

July 14 – 18
Some of your favorite Princesses of all time – Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty, and Rapunzel will be on hand to meet members of your own royal family.  Guests can get autographs and take photos with the Princesses from 12 – 6 pm daily, July 14 – 18 at the Hillside Theater.  You can also help other families of the kingdom who are in need by bringing a canned food item to receive a $6.00 discount off of the Regular $38.99 plus tax FunDay Admission at the gate. (One can per person. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer).

Cheerleading Competition

July 27
Now here’s something to cheer about! All Star and Recreation/Youth division cheer squads are invited to show us their spirit at Idlewild’s annual Cheerleading Competition.  Invite family and friends and make the day an event everyone will remember!  Squads will perform three-minute competition routines to include segments in dance, transition and cheer. Judging provided by Collegiate Cheerleading Company and trophies awarded to the top four squad categories in each division. For more information contact Idlewild Group Sales at 724-238-6784. 

Italian Day Festa

(sponsored by Westmoreland Columbus 500)
August 8

If Italian Festivals are what you love, then Idlewild is the place to be!  Italian people are know for their love of family, food, and friends and are the foundation and spirit of this festival!  We are the “BEST FAMILY ITALIAN FESTA IN THE COUNTRY!” Visit “La Cucina”, featuring several Italian food vendors, or listen to the non-stop musical entertainment from Noon until 10pm.  We end the evening by painting the sky 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 or online beginning June 30. 

Giant Eagle Car Load Days

August 11 – 15, 18 – 20
Bring from 3 to 8 people to Idlewild in whatever vehicle you drive, and get everyone in for $99.99 when you present a coupon available at participating Giant Eagle locations.(Must redeem coupon at entrance gate for discount). SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $4.00 per car when you present your Giant Eagle Advantage Card with your coupon.

“Fall of the Leaf” Weekend

September 6 & 7
Join us for a weekend of fall splendor, music, crafts, fabulous food and good times!
*Please note:  SoakZone does not open for “Fall of the Leaf” Weekend.

Oktoberfest Weekend

September 13 & 14
Enjoy this showcase of rich tradition with German-style music and delicious ethnic food – including plenty of pretzels and strudel.  It’s a family event that’s fun for both kids and adults, featuring Idlewild’s rides and attractions*, plus a craft fair and “ompa” band!  So don’t forget your lederhosen! 
*Please note:  SoakZone does not open for Oktoberfest Weekend.

56th Annual Highland Games

September 20
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.  For additional information:
*Please Note: Amusement rides and attractions do not open for Highland Games.

Idlewild's HALLOWBOO!

Saturdays & Sundays - October 4 – 26
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 (SoakZone and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe closed)
  • Concessions - including many fall favorites
  • Games and Merchandise
  • Trick or Treating through Story Book Forest
  • Halloween / Fall decorating throughout the park
  • Ricky Raccoon and other costumed characters
  • Specially themed Rides and Attractions

*Please note:  SoakZone, Wild Mouse, and Loggin’ Toboggan do not open for HALLOWBOO!

*All promotions and dates are subject to change.   Additional promotions will be added when confirmed.

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