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Something for Every Season

May 22, 2024

For the first time, Kentucky Kingdom has extended our calendar by 24 days, offering something to love each season! Entertainment will be at an all-time high this year with the introduction of three new festivals and the return of fan favorites. You and your family can make the most out of every season at Kentucky Kingdom!


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Spring Into Summer

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Petal Palooza

New this year, Kentucky Kingdom is hosting Petal Palooza from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, June 30! Experience color in motion as we celebrate the transition from spring to summertime in Louisville. Kentucky Kingdom's Petal Palooza festival commemorates the boldness of color with 6 live flower walls, a Silent Disco on June 8, and a Color Run 5K race on June 29. Guests will also have the chance to see a live artist paint a colorful, flower-themed mural during select times from May 25-31!

Memorial Day Weekend & Military Appreciation Picnic

We want to thank those who have served or are currently serving on this Memorial Day weekend! On Sunday, May 26, Kentucky Kingdom is excited to host an all-you-can-eat picnic, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Season passholders can support active military and veterans by purchasing a picnic ticket for $10 that will benefit a great cause! Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the park on the day of the event. 

Additionally, those without season passes will be able to purchase discounted admission and picnic tickets for $35.99+tax.

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World's Largest Swimming Lesson

In partnership with the World Waterpark Association and Blue Lizard Sunscreen®, join us on Thursday, June 20 at 2 PM to be a part of the world's largest swimming lesson! Our 30-minute children’s swimming lesson will take place in the Family Wave Pool in Hurricane Bay. At Hurricane Bay, water safety and education are of the utmost importance to us! Help us combat drownings – the leading cause of accidental, injury-related death in children aged 1-4 years old – by participating in a fun and interactive learning experience.

Red, White and Bluegrass Bash

From July 4 through July 6, soar, splash, and kick off the Fourth of July weekend with a BOOM! Kentucky Kingdom’s Red, White, and Bluegrass Bash commemorates Independence Day weekend with daily fireworks, the tastes and sounds of Bluegrass, and a weekend-long celebration.

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Summer Blast

We’re ready to light up the Louisville skyline with the return of Kentucky Kingdom’s firework show! Every Saturday in July, join us for fun-filled nights with firework displays, rides and attractions, and entertainment until 10pm! The show will launch fireworks 350 feet into the sky, casting a vibrant glow that can be seen anywhere from within the park. 

Touch-A-Truck Event

In partnership with A Global Medical Response Solution, the Touch-A-Truck event will allow guests to look inside an ambulance, learn about emergency responders, and more. Join us for the fun on July 11!

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Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom

Oh my gourd! This October, Kentucky Kingdom is eager to welcome guests back for our fan-favorite family-friendly experience, Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom! Full of fall fun and autumnal attractions, Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom will begin on Thursday, October 3 and run through Sunday, October 27


To close out the extended season, Kentucky Kingdom will debut the very first Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom which will pack in an additional 24 days for guests to explore all that Kentucky Kingdom has to offer!

Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom

Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom will officially open on November 29 and the holly jolly experience will continue through January 4! The all-new Christmas wonderland will immerse the park in a twinkling holiday wonderland, curated to bring families closer together and create memories worth repeating year after year.

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Four Unique And Immersive Christmas Zones
Over ONE MILLION Bright Lights
An Iconic Christmas Tree With A Dazzling Light Show
A Four Story, One-Hundred-Seventy-Five-Foot-Long Snow Tubing Hill
Interactive Santa Meet & Greet

With special seasonal events all year long, Kentucky Kingdom can’t wait to welcome guests for all the fun festivities! Plus, get access to all these events and more with a season pass! Purchase your season passes online today at for as low as $79.99 before prices increase after June 9! For information on hours, season passes, entertainment schedule, and more, visit


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