Themes & Events

Jellystone Park™ has exciting events throughout the season! Fun themes and activities center on holidays, seasons of the year, and other special days. Take a look at what we’re planning this year and then book your family’s extra-terrific getaway. See you soon!

Please note: Shoulder Season: March 29-June 14 & September 4-November 24. Prime Season: June 15-September 3. All activities and themed events are subject to change at any time.




  • kids with rocket
    Galactic Space Odyssey Week | August 13-19

    Get lost in outer space this week! Make a UFO and launch water rockets, then grab your glow sticks and jump on the nighttime “Hey Hey” Wagon Ride for an extraterrestrial ride around the park!

    View the full schedule of activities here!

  • kids at foam party
    Under the Sea Week | August 20-26

    Grab your snorkels, we’re going under the sea! Take a journey to the ocean depths with shell and sand art at arts & crafts, pool parties throughout the week, and a foam pit for some frothy afternoon fun!

    View the full schedule of activities here!

    Also happening this week—Augustoberfest, August 25-26! The annual festival pays tribute to the area’s rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown’s Sister City—Wesel, Germany.

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    Labor Day Weekend | August 27 – September 3

    Join us for the last weekend of summer with fun activities like ceramics painting, candy bar bingo, “Hey Hey” Rides, and a dance party with LIVE music. This is the last full week that our water slide and pools will be open daily!

    View the full schedule of activities here!

  • tailgate weekend chili cook off
    Tailgate Weekend | September 7-9

    We’re welcoming fall with chili and football! Show off your favorite team’s colors at your cabin or campsite and get ready to score some touchdowns in the campsites vs. cabins flag football game. Compete in our annual Chili Cook-Off Contest and see who gets named as this year’s champion!

    View the full schedule of activities here!

  • dog swimming in pool
    Puppies & Pets Palooza Weekend | September 14-16

    Get ready for some four-legged fun this weekend! We’ll be playing games like a puppy chow race and fire hydrant relay. Make doggy ears at arts & crafts and bring your pooch to the pool for our annual year-end dog swim!

    View the full schedule of activities here!

  • trick or treating at jellystone park
    Pumpkin Patch Weekend | September 21-23

    We’re getting ready for Halloween with a non-spooky weekend full of fun activities! Enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating, and a parade with the bears. Plant a magic seed at our magic pumpkin patch  to see what will grow — then join in on pumpkin painting!

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    Halloween Kick-Off Weekend | September 28-30

    Our Halloween spook-tacular weekends begin now! Enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating, a parade, pumpkin painting, a site decorating contest, and more! Do you dare walk through our Haunted Trail? We hope the walking dead will let you leave!

  • goblin at haunted house
    Halloween Weekends | EVERY WEEKEND IN OCTOBER!

    The thrill and chills continue this month! Join us any weekend in October and enjoy all our frightfully-fun Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, a costume contest, parade with the bears, and “Hey Hey” Rides. Pick up some magic pumpkin seeds in the evening — we’ll check the next morning to see what grew! Pick your pumpkin and then paint it at arts & crafts! Pack your lights, cobwebs, and creepy crawlies to decorate your cabin or campsite for a chance to win a prize, too. Don’t forget to take a walk through our Haunted Trail, if you dare! You never know who or what will be creeping in the shadows!

    October Halloween Weekends: 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, & 26-28

  • wake up yogi bear
    Yogi Bear™ Pajama Party Weekend | November 2-4

    There is a chill in the air here at Jellystone Park™ and it’s time to tuck our bears into bed for hibernation. It’s been a busy and fun-filled year and now it’s time to relax with a bedtime story while the bears get ready to snooze the winter days away.

    View the full schedule of activities here!

There are so many fun things to do at Jellystone Park™!
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