Celebrate America at Kennywood Amusement Park

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Kennywood, America’s finest traditional amusement park, invites guests to join in the fun at Celebrate America, beginning Saturday, June 30 and continuing through Thursday, July 5, 2012. Join our weeklong salute to the red, white and blue with special events and entertainment, craft vendors and fireworks every night!

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Celebrate America brings many extras to Kennywood including the 8th Annual Weiner 100 Dachshund Race! This event is sure to bring a smile to your face as 28 excited Dachshunds race in four heats in a mad dash for the finish line! The race starts Sunday at 3:00 pm in the lawn behind the Carousel.

“Guests love the Annual Weiner 100 Dachshund Race,” exclaims Jackie Mitko, Kennywood’s Celebrate America Coordinator. “The dogs are too cute and the controlled chaos of the race combined with the excitement of seeing one of the dogs cross the finish line make it a lot of fun for everyone involved!”

Mimes, jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, magicians, and other talent join Uncle Sam in performing around the park each day. Additional fun surrounds the park’s Lagoon with live ice carving and carousel horse carving demonstrations and several antique and classic cars on display.

Guests can take time to relax in Pavilion 23 while enjoying some of the region’s most talented musical groups, including Big Fat Jazz Band, Carrick High School Steel Drum Band, East Wind Symphonic Band, country group The Stickers, 80s band Dancing Queen and more!

Each night concludes with a Celebrate America tradition as the sky lights up with flashes of red, white and blue fireworks! Pyrotechnico, Inc starts the show each evening at 9:30 PM (weather permitting).

Guests can save $10.00* off a FunDay Pass with discount coupons available at participating Giant Eagle locations. With the discount, Regular FunDay passes are just $27.99, Junior (under 46’’) FunDay passes just $14.99, Senior (55+) FunDay passes just $8.49 and Night Rider (after 5pm) passes just $12.99!

*Discount coupons are not valid for Senior Night Rider (after 5pm) tickets. All prices are plus $1 amusement tax.

For more information call 412.461.0500 or visit http://www.kennywood.com.

Kennywood is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks.

Palace Entertainment owns and operates 40 theme parks, water parks and family entertainment centers nationwide, including Kennywood and Idlewild. Palace entertains millions of guests annually and is one of the largest park operators in the nation.


Kennywood Park
2012 Celebrate America Entertainment Schedule
Entertainment located in Pavilion 23 unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
1:00 PM – The Kennywood Players Featuring Michael Karas & Howard Mincone
2:00 PM – NA Fiddlers
2:00 PM – Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by Silver Star Meats (Kennyville Stage)
4:00 PM – Too Many Tubas
5:00 PM – Ohio Valley Band
7:00 PM – East Wind Symphonic Band

Sunday, July 1, 2012
1:00 PM – The Kennywood Players Featuring Bob Nickerson & Nick Scarpino
2:00 PM – East End Kids
3:00 PM – Big Fat Jazz Band
3:00 PM – 8th Annual Weiner 100 Dachshund Race (Carousel Lawn)
5:00 PM – Penn Trafford Community Band
7:00 PM – The Stickers – (Kennyville Stage)

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00 PM – Carrick High School Steel Drum Band
2:00 PM – Stage Right Sensation
3:00 PM – The Kennywood Players Featuring Chuck Lane & Jay Breckenridge
5:00 PM – Mon Valley Community Band
7:00 PM – Air National Guard Band – (Main Stage)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
1:00 PM – The Kennywood Players Featuring Bob Spisak & Lucy Nickerson
2:00 PM – After School Buddies
3:00 PM – Tone Tide (Quartet)
7:00 PM – Pine Creek Community Band

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
1:00 PM – Pittsburgh Musical Theatre
3:00 PM – Pittsburgh Banjo Club
4:00 PM – Carpelz Dance Studio
5:00 PM – Dancing Queen – (Kennyville Stage)
7:00 PM – Dancing Queen – (Kennyville Stage)

Thursday, July 5, 2012
1:00 PM – The Kennywood Players Featuring Chuck Lane & The Mercer Twins
2:00 PM – Skee Ball Competition in the Arcade
5:00 PM – Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus
6:00 PM – South Hills Brass – (Kennyville Stage)
7:00 PM – Elizabeth Forward Area Chorus

*Schedule subject to change*

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