There's Always Something Fun Happening at Idlewild

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 a memorable event! Idlewild & SoakZone tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

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Princess Lily Tea Party

Dates: Daily June 8 - August 18 at 3:00 pm

Enjoy a Tea Party with Princess Lily and a small group of other guests within the Enchanted Castle courtyard. Space is limited per event. Each attendee receives a Princess Lily boxed set including plastic tea cup, cookie, and fruit cup. Iced Tea or water will be served for tea party. Adults can watch the tea party in close proximity within the Castle Courtyard. Or, if younger children need adult assistance with them to participate, the adult will also need to pay the Tea Party fee and will receive the same Princess Lily boxed set. As Tea Parties are outside, all are weather permitting. RESERVE NOWRESERVE NOW

The Very Hungry Caterpillar character on stage at Idlewild

The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

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.

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Twin's Day

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.

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Christmas in July

Dates: July 19 (updated)

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

4 Princesses stand on the Hillside Theater Stage at Idlewild

Princesses in the Park

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.

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Ready Jet Go!

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.

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Italian Day Festa

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!

Characters from the PBS Series

Daniel Tiger's Fall Fest

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.

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61st Annual Ligonier Highland Games

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.

*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. MORE INFO
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Idlewild's Oktoberfest

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!

Trick or Treaters

Idlewild's HALLOWBOO!

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.