2017 Cedar Point & Kings Island Events

 

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The following is a list of events at Cedar Point! Since Kings Island is Cedar Point’s sister park and is so close, we will also list events for Kings Island. All events in blue are for Cedar Point and all events in green are for Kings Island! Happy planning and we hope to see you!

 

  • ALL of 2017- Passholder Bring-a-Friend Days– For the majority of the season at Cedar Point it is $42 per person to bring up to four friends to the park by showing your Season or Platinum Pass when purchasing a ticket. On the following dates, you can save even more:
    • May 26, 27, 28, & 29- $26 each (up to four people)
    • June 18- $26 each (up to four people)
    • September 1, 2, 3, &4- $26 each (up to four people)
    • October 29- $19 (only one person per pass)
  • February 11, 2017- Maintenance Job Fair– Are you interested in working on the maintenance team at the park? Come to the job fair from 8am-noon at 2010 Cleveland Rd. in Sandusky, OH 44870.  Click HERE for more information on how to apply.
  • February 25, 2017- Winter Chill Out– Get a sneak peak of what’s to come for 2017 as you get to tour some of the park in the off-season.  Will there be any new announcements about the fate of Mean Streak? Will we get to walk around Cedar Point Shores? You may even get to see your favorite coasters covered in snow!
  • March 1, 2017- Season Pass Drink Plan Add-on Available– This will be available as an add on for your season or platinum pass online for $26.99.
  • March 6, 2017- Ride Warrior Club Add-on Available– This will be available as an add on for your season or platinum pass online for $99. Click HERE for more information.
  • March 9, 2017- CoasterMania! Tickets Available– These will be available online for $35.
  • April 13, 2017- Mystic Timbers Media Day at Kings Island– You must have been an ACE Member as of December 31, 2016 and be one thru April 13. Only very specific members of ACE can attend. Click HERE for more information.
  • April 13, 2017- Mystic Timbers First Riders Auction at Kings Island– Raise a minimum of $100 for the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation and get a chance to be the first to ride Mystic Timbers! Click HERE for more information.
  • April 14, 2017- Season Passholder Preview Night at Kings Island You do not have to be part of a coaster club to attend, you only need a Kings Island Gold or Cedar Fair Platinum Cedar Fair season pass. The event will take place from 4pm-10pm. Click HERE for more details.
  • April 15, 2017- Kings Island Opening Day– Kings Island’s Opening Day for 2017.
  • April/May/June, 2017- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– Mystic Timbers, Diamondback, and select Planet Snoopy Rides will be the rides available to Gold and Platinum Passholders one half hour before the park opens. Tropical Plunge, Tidal Wave Bay, and Pipeline Paradise will be available as ERT on days that Soak City will be open.
  • April 29, 2017- March of Dimes March for BabiesA fun day out with people who share a passion for improving the health of babies. Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community at Cedar Point. Click HERE to register!
  • April 29, 2017- Friends and Family Day– Cedar Point will be open to friends and family of Cedar Point staff that are given special tickets to attend. This is not a public event. 
  • May 5, 2017- Ohio State University Day– OSU Day will be the day before the park opens to the public! Come to the park and celebrate your love for OSU! All are invited but you must buy a ticket. Tickets are $40 for the general public and are $25 for students. If you buy your ticket(s) before March 31, 2017, you will get a free drink wristband for unlimited fountain Coca Cola beverages all day! Season Passes, drink cups, and meal plans will not be accepted this day. Click HERE for the details!
  • May 6 & 7, 2017- Opening Weekend– This weekend will be your chance to get a preview of the park before the official opening day! The park will be fully operational these two days and opened to all.
  • May 6 & 7, 2017- Top Thrill Cubster– This will be your one and only chance to experience Top Thrill Cubster, a renaming and retheming of Top Thrill Dragster for only these two days. 
  • May 8-11, 2017- Park Closed– The park will be closed during this time for private events and preparation for daily operation.
  • May 13, 2017- Engineering Day– Classes have the opportunity to learn how the coasters at Cedar Point work from some of the park’s engineers. Click HERE to learn more.
  • May 12, 19, & 26, 2017- Festival of Music– An opportunity for band, choral, and orchestra students to perform at the park. Click HERE for the details.
  • May 12, 2017- Grad Night – Celebrate graduation with your classmates and enjoy a dance party, unlimited beverages, ERT on Valravn, and more! Click HERE for more details!
  • May 13, 2017- Opening Day– The park’s “official” Opening Day that begins daily operation.
  • May 13 & 14, 2017- Coaster Campout!– Coaster Campout will return and will be open to anyone. There will be a charge and all proceeds will go to Give Kids the World.
  • May 15-19, 2017- Physics, Science, and Math Week– Lots of schools participate in this fun event which turns Cedar Point into the world’s largest classroom.  Ask your teacher if you live in the area to see if you will be a part of this fun event. Click HERE for more information.
  • May 16-June 27, 2017- Mystic Timbers Tuesdays at Kings Island– There will be ERT on Mystic Timbers one hour after the park closes on every Tuesday in May and June that the park is open. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • May 18, 2017- Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on Banshee and The Bat from 8pm-10pm. The Haunt Blackout from Halloween Haunt will also be open during this time. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • May 19, 2017- June 12, 2017- Brew and BBQ– Enjoy over 100 craft, micro, and specialty beers, BBQ, and live music near Maverick in Frontiertown. Brew and BBQ will be every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning on May 19 and going through June 11 and will also happen on Memorial Day Monday. 
  • May 19-20, 2017- Coasterstock at Kings IslandThis will be an amazing event filled with tons of ERT both morning and night, guest speakers, food, and so much more! It is 2 days and 2 nights. There is a small charge for the event and tickets are available as of January 7, 2017. Click HERE for information as it is available.
  • May 20, 2017- Coffee & Coasters with Millennium Force– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • May 23-27, 2017- Amusement Park 101– Learn from Cedar Point management what it is like to run the park. Click HERE for all the info.
  • May 25, 2017- Cedar Point Shores Media Day Preview– Cedar Point Shores has a Media Day only open to members of the media.
  • May 25, 2017- Cedar Point Shores First Slide VIP Charity Preview– Cedar Point Shores has a preview day those that donate $50 to the LeBron James Family Foundation. For more information and to buy tickets, click HERE.
  • May 26-29, 2017- Armed Forces Memorial Day Weekend– All active, retired, and honorably discharged members of the US Military will receive one free ticket with a valid Military ID for either Cedar Point or Soak City.
  • May 26-29, 2017- Armed Forces Memorial Day Weekend at Kings Island– All active, retired, and honorably discharged members of the US Military will receive one free ticket with a valid Military ID for Kings Island.
  • May 26, 2017- Cedar Point Shores Preview Day– Cedar Point Shores has a preview day for Platinum Passholders only.
  • May 27, 2017- Cedar Point Shores Opening Day– Cedar Point Shores has its grand opening for the general public.
  • May 26 & 27, 2017- Season Passholder Appreciation WeekendERT will be featured on Valravn May 26 and there will be ERT on Maverick for May 27. ERT will be for Season Passholders only.
  • June 2, 2017- CoasterMania!– CoasterMania! will be a paid event again this year and will still only be open to recognized Coaster Club members. You will buy your ticket for the event online and registration will be online as well instead of at the park.  The event will be limited to a specific number of people so buy your tickets early.
  • June 3, 2017- JDRF at Kings IslandJoin the JDRF walk to help raise money to find the cure for diabetes. Click HERE for details.
  • June 8, 2017- GateKeeper Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on GateKeeper after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • June 9, 2017-September 4- Iron Dragon VR– Iron Dragon will be a virtual reality experience from 6 pm until closing on days that the park closes at 10pm. This will not require a reservation.
  • June 10 & 11, 2017- Cedar Point Run & Ride– A half marathon, 5k, a 10k, or 1-mile run on Cedar Point property! Click HERE for more information and to register.
  • June 11, 2017-August 25, 2017- Jet Express Ride from Sandusky to Cedar Point– Everyday except Saturday during this time, the Jet Express boat will take riders from downtown Sandusky to Cedar Point’s Marina for a small fee. Click HERE for more information.
  • June 15, 2017Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on Diamondback, Woodstock Express, and Woodstock Gliders from 10pm-12am. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • June 17, 2017- Coffee & Coasters with Maverick– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • June 17, 2017- S’more Soak City at Kings Island– There will be ERT on select attractions at Soak City from 8pm-10pm. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • June 22, 2017- Millennium Force and Rougarou Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Millennium Force and Rougarou, at the same time, after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • June 22, 2017- June 24, 2017- SpiritSong at Kings Island– A three day Christian music festival at the park. Tickets go on sale beginning February 6th. Click HERE for more information.
  • June 24, 2017- July 29, 2017- Saturday Night Midnight Closings at Kings Island– Every Saturday night during this time span, the park will be open until midnight and the Fireworks Spectacular will be three times as flashy as a normal night.
  • June 29, 2017- Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum XL-200 Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum XL-200, at the same time, after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • July/August/September/October, 2017- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– Mystic Timbers, Banshee, Delirium, and select Planet Snoopy Rides will be the rides available to Gold and Platinum Passholders one half hour before the park opens. Tropical Plunge, Tidal Wave Bay, and Pipeline Paradise will be available as ERT on days that Soak City will be open.
  • July 1-4, 2017- Light Up the Point– Fireworks every evening to celebrate America. You also have the option to purchase the VIP experience which includes an all you can food, drinks, and a pair of 3D glasses to watch the fireworks in an exciting way! The evening of July 4th there will be a grillout which also includes all you can eat food and drinks.
  • July 7, 2017Soak City Dive-In Movies: “Secret Life of Pets” at Kings Island– Watch the movie on the big screen while swimming, watching poolside, or even in a floating tube. The movie will begin around 9:30pm and is included with admission. Click HERE for more information.
  • July 13, 2017Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on The Beast, Backlot Stunt Coaster, and Mystic Timbers from 10pm-12am. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • July 14-August 13, 2017- Cedar Point Nights– Fireworks every night, music, games, food on the beach, and so much more!
  • July 14, 2017Soak City Dive-In Movies: “Finding Dory” at Kings Island– Watch the movie on the big screen while swimming, watching poolside, or even in a floating tube. The movie will begin around 9:30pm and is included with admission. Click HERE for more information.
  • July 15, 2017- Coffee & Coasters with Valravn– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • July 21, 2017Soak City Dive-In Movies: “Sing” at Kings Island– Watch the movie on the big screen while swimming, watching poolside, or even in a floating tube. The movie will begin around 9:30pm and is included with admission. Click HERE for more information.
  • July 28, 2017Soak City Dive-In Movies: “Zootopia” at Kings Island– Watch the movie on the big screen while swimming, watching poolside, or even in a floating tube. The movie will begin around 9:30pm and is included with admission. Click HERE for more information.
  • August 3, 2017Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on The Racer, Delirium, and Adventure Express from 10pm-12am. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • August 16, 2017- National Roller Coaster Day at Kings Island– National Roller Coaster Day is a big day in the amusement park industry. In past years, Kings Island has celebrated this day with ERT and other special surprises. Mark your calendar, just in case to plan ahead.
  • August 24-27, 2017- North American Demo Boat Show– Check out the latest models of new boats and more. Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets
  • August 24, 2017- Valravn and Raptor Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Valravn and Raptor, at the same time, after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • August 25-September 4, 2017- Last Blast of Summer & Food Truck Wars– Get your coaster fix before the summer ends and school starts back up. Also on August 25-27 and September 1-4, sample from up to twenty food trucks from Ohio and Michigan.
  • August 26, 2017- On-Ride Video Day with Millennium Force– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • August 26, 2017- North Coast Con– Our good friends from the American Coaster Club will be hosting their annual North Coast Con event at the park. Visit their website for more information.
  • August 31, 2017- GateKeeper Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on GateKeeper after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • September 1-3, 2017- Season Passholder Appreciation WeekendERT will be featured at the same time on Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum XL-200 on September 1, at the same time on Millennium Force and Rougarou on September 2, and on Maverick on September 3 all for Season Passholders only.
  • September 3, 2017- Season Passholders Get Last Rides– Registered passholders get last rides this day. More will be announced at a later date on which rides and how this will be done.
  • September 5-9, 2017Partial Weekend Closing– Cedar Point will be closed in preparation for HalloWeekends and for private events from September 5-9 and will be open on Sunday, September 10.
  • September 5-21, 2017– Temporary Closing at Kings Island– The park will be closed in preparation for Halloween Haunt and for private events. It will re-open on Friday, September 22.
  • September 10, 2017- Fall Freak Out– Our good friends from Great Ohio Coaster Club will be hosting their annual Fall Freak Out event at the park on the Sunday before HalloWeekends begins. Visit their website for more information.
  • September 13, 2017- Ride Warrior’s Club Exclusive Tour– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • September 15-October 29, 2017- HalloWeekends All kinds of haunts, trick or treating for kids, and events go on during this spooky event!
  • September 15-17, 2017- Bloggycon– Learn how to grow your online blog at a conference with classes to help you understand how blogging works and how to make money with it. Click HERE to learn more and to buy tickets.
  • September 16, 2017- PointFest– Ok, so you are a fan of rollercoasters, right?  Are you a fan of the best bands Christian music has to offer?  If so, go to pointfestival.com for more information. Many bands will be there to celebrate their love of God and roller coasters! The date has not yet been announced but will most likely be on September 16, 2017.
  • September 22-October 29, 2017- Halloween Haunt at Kings Island All kinds of haunts, trick or treating for kids, and events go on during this spooky event!
  • September 29, 2017- Glow Run 5k at Kings Island A fun 5k run where you get to dress all shiny and use glow sticks at night. Click HERE for more information.
  • October 1, 2017- Kings Island Run & Ride– A half marathon, 5k, a 10k, or 1-mile run on Cedar Point property! Click HERE for more information and to register.
  • October ?, 2017- Sandusky Trick or Treat– If you live in the Sandusky area, bring your little ones to the park for a one of the kind trick or treating experience.  This happens at the park every year around Halloween. The date will be announced closer to Halloween.
  • October 14, 2017- Ride Warrior’s Club Exclusive Tour– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • October 29, 2017- Closing Day– Lots of deals and activities are usually planned for the last day of the season.
  • October 29, 2017- Closing Day at Kings Island– Lots of deals and activities are usually planned for the last day of the season.
  • November 24, 2017- December 30, 2017Winterfest at Kings Island– The park will have the world’s largest Christmas tree display and the Eiffel Tower will be decorated with thousands of lights which will be able to be seen for miles from the park. Kings Island’s winter event will take place on the following dates: November 24, 25, 26, December 1-3, 8-10, 15-23, and 26-30. Gold and Platinum Season Passholders will get into the event for free! The Grand Carousel and train will be open! Select food places and gift shops will be open and shows will be going on as well! Click HERE for more information.
  • December 3, 2017- Holiday Gathering at Cedar Point– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.

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