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.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding our 2020 Events Schedule! Coming Soon!

Balloon Race Ride in the air

Opening Weekend

Date: May 16 & 17

Idlewild & SoakZone opens for our 143rd season! More details to follow regarding special activities for this weekend.

Civil War reenactors fire a cannon

Memorial Day Salute

Dates: May 23, 24, 25

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.

Runners traversing through Idlewild during 5K

Gingerbread Man Running 5K at Idlewild

Dates: May 25

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!

Photo collage of first responders smiling for photos

First Responder Family Day

Date: June 21

FREE Admission to the First Responder (with valid ID), and discounted admission for family members on June 16.

Dancers on the Hillside Theater Stage

Showcase of Stars

Dates: June 29 - July 5

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.

Ricky Raccoon character in his Fourth of July suit

Fourth of July

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

Daniel Tiger's Neigbhorhood characters on stage

Daniel Tiger's Neighbor Days

Date: July 6 - 10

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.

Italian Flag with Italian Day Festa script

Italian Day Festa

Date: August 14

Join us for the 26th Annual Italian Day Festa sponsored by Westmoreland Columbus 500 on Friday, August 14. Enjoy Ethnic Food from "La Cucina" in Pavilion D-2, All Day entertainment plus Fireworks at 9:30 pm! More details to come!

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood characters on the Hillside Theater stage

Daniel Tiger's Fall Fest

Dates: September 12 & 13

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.

Pipers and Drummers at the Highland Games

62nd Annual Ligonier Highland Games

Date: September 19 & 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.

*Please Note: This is not an Idlewild park event and most Amusement rides and attractions DO NOT OPEN for Highland Games. Any select rides that do open are charged additional to ride. 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.

Idlewild's Oktoberfest logo

Idlewild's Oktoberfest

Dates: September 26 & 27

Join us for a weekend of great food, entertainment and fun! More details to come!

Kids in Halloween costumes

Idlewild's HALLOWBOO!

Dates: October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

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.