2018 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!

  • February 24, 2018- Winter Chill Out– Get a sneak peak of what’s to come for 2018 as you get to tour some of the park in the off-season.  What new things will we learn about Steel Vengeance? You may even get to see your favorite coasters covered in snow!
  • April 13, 2018- 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.
  • April 14, 2018- Kings Island Opening Day– Kings Island’s Opening Day for 2018.
  • April/May/June, 2018- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– Mystic Timbers, Banshee, The Bat, 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 25, 2018- Steel Vengeance Media Day– Cedar Point will be open Media only that are given special tickets to attend. This is not a public event.
  • April 28, 2018- The Bicentennial Ball A once in a lifetime opportunity featuring a band, cocktails, and more all while requiring black tie dress.
  • April 27, 2018- Steel Vengeance First Rider Beneft– This is your opportunity to be one of the first to ride Steel Vengeance before the public. All proceeds benefit the Lebron James Family Foundation. The event takes place from 6pm-10pm. Click HERE to buy tickets!
  • April 29, 2018- 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. 
  • April 30, May 1, or May 2, 2018- Passholder FrontierTown Hoedown– This is another opportunity to ride Steel Vengeance before the public. This is available to Season Passholders only and you get to choose one of these three dates to attend. This event takes place from 4pm-10pm. Click HERE to reserve your spot for FREE!
  • May 4, 2018- 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 $42 for the general public and are $27 for students. Season Passes, drink cups, and meal plans will not be accepted this day. Click HERE for the details!
  • May 5 & 6, 2018- Steel Vengeance World Premiere 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 5 & 6, 2018- The Harlem Globetrotters at Kings Island– At 1pm and 4pm join the Harlem Globetrotters for a special show, autograph session, high fives, and photos!
  • May 7-10, 2018- Park Closed– The park will be closed during this time for private events and preparation for daily operation.
  • May 11, 2018- 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 11, 18, & 25, 2018- Festival of Music– An opportunity for band, choral, and orchestra students to perform at the park. Click HERE for the details.
  • May 12 & 13, 2018- Student ID Weekend– Show your student ID when buying a ticket at the park these two days for $30 off gate admission!
  • May 12, 2018- Opening Day– The park’s “official” Opening Day that begins daily operation.
  • May 12, 2018- North Coast Con– Our good friends from the American Coaster Club (ACE) will be hosting their annual North Coast Con event at the park. Visit their website for more information and to buy tickets. There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance!
  • May 13, 2018- Bring a Friend- Mother’s Day at Kings Island– Buy tickets online for this day for up to four friends if you are a Gold or Platinum Passholder. The tickets are only $15.99 online or $16.99 at the gate.
  • May 14-18, 2018- 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 14-20, 2018- First Responders Day at Kings Island– All firefighters, EMTs, uniformed police officers, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, hand writing examiners, intelligence analysts and investigative assistants will receive one free ticket with a valid ID for Kings Island. They will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for up to six other people and there will be emergency response teams and vehicles throughout the week.
  • May 17, 2018- Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on The Beast, Backlot Stunt Coaster, and Mystic Timbers for two hours after the park closes to the public. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • May 19 & 20, 2018- 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 18-19, 2018- 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.
  • May 21-25, 2018- Amusement Park 101– Learn from Cedar Point management what it is like to run the park. Click HERE for all the info.
  • May 22, 2018- Steel Vengeance Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • May 25-28, 2018- Special Bring a Friend Days– If you have a season pass, bring a friend on these days to get discounted tickets at only $29.99!
  • May 25-28, 2018- Military Appreciation Days 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, 2018- Cedar Point Shores Opening Day– Cedar Point Shores opens this day.
  • May 25, 26, & 27, 2018- Season Passholder Appreciation WeekendERT will be featured on Millennium Force and Rougarou on May 25, Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum XL-200 on May 26, and on Steel Vengeance and Maverick for May 27. ERT will be for all Season Passholders only.
  • May 27, 2018- The Harlem Globetrotters Experience– At 1pm and 3pm join the Harlem Globetrotters for a special show, autograph session, high fives, and photos!
  • May 31, 2018Dive-In Movies: “Coco”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • June 1, 2018- 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 1-17, 2018- Peanuts Celebration at Kings Island– New treats, new entertainment, new character experiences with the Peanuts gang and more with new treats as well!
  • June 2, 2018- JDRF at Kings IslandJoin the JDRF walk to help raise money to find the cure for diabetes. Click HERE for details.
  • June 7, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Moana”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • June 8, 2018- July 1, 2018- Brew and BBQ– Enjoy over 100 craft, micro, and specialty beers, BBQ, and live music near Maverick and Steel Vengeance in Frontiertown.
  • June 9 & 10, 2018- 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 10, 2018-August 24, 2018- 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 12, 2018- Steel Vengeance Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • June 14, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • June 14, 2018Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on Diamondback, The Great Pumpkin Coaster, and Woodstock Express for two hours after the park closes. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • June 15 & 16, 2018- Coaster Campout! at Kings Island– 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.
  • June 17, 2018- Special Bring a Friend Day– If you have a season pass, bring a friend on this day to get discounted tickets at only $29.99 for Father’s Day.
  • June 21, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Spiderman: Homecoming”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • June 21, 2018- June 23, 2018- SpiritSong at Kings Island– A three day Christian music festival at the park. 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 26, 2018- Steel Vengeance Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • June 28, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “The Secret Life of Pets”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • July/August/September/October, 2018- 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.
  • July 1-4, 2018- Military Appreciation Days 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.
  • July 1-4, 2018- Fourth of July Spectacular at Kings Island– An awesome fireworks presentation that lasts for twenty minutes and the park will be open until midnight.
  • July 4, 2018- Light Up the Point– Fireworks to celebrate America. More will be announced at a later date.
  • July 5, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Justice League”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • July 5-August 19, 2018- Cedar Point Nights: Lake Effect– Fireworks every night, music, games, food on the beach, and so much more!
  • July 10, 2018- Steel Vengeance Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • July 12, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Sing”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • July 13, 2018Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on Banshee, Drop Tower, and The Blackout Maze haunt for two hours after the park closes to the public. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • July 13-July 15, 2018- Island Nights Glow Party at Kings Island Live music, island games, select Soak City attractions, and other activities all in Soak City!
  • 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 19, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Jaws”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • 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 24, 2018- Steel Vengeance Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • July 26, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Elf”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • July 30-August 19, 2018- Ultimate Stunt Show at Kings Island Awesome thrills including the Globe of Fear, Double Wheel of Destiny, and a Motorcycle High Wire act!
  • August 2, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “The Incredibles“– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • August 2, 2018Exclusive Night Rides at Kings Island– There will be ERT on The Racer, Delirium, and Scrambler for two hours after the park closes. You must have a Gold or Platinum Pass.
  • August 7, 2018- Steel Vengeance Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • August 9, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Cars 3”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • August 16, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • August 16, 2018- 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 21, 2018- Steel Vengeance Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Steel Vengeance after the park closes for Platinum Passholders.
  • August 23, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Inside Out”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • August 23-26, 2018- 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- August 26, 2018- Last Blast of Summer & Food Truck Wars– Get your coaster fix before the summer ends and school starts back up. Also sample from up to twenty food trucks from Ohio and Michigan.
  • August 30, 2018– Dive-In Movies: “Finding Dory”– 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 any admission to Cedar Point Shores. Click HERE for more information.
  • August 31- September 3, 2018- Special Bring a Friend Days– If you have a season pass, bring a friend on these days to get discounted tickets at only $29.99!
  • August 31- September 3, 2018- Last Blast of Summer & Food Truck Wars– Get your coaster fix before the summer ends and school starts back up. Also sample from up to twenty food trucks from Ohio and Michigan.
  • August 31- September 2, 2018- Season Passholder Appreciation WeekendERT will be featured at the same time on Top Thrill Dragster and Magnum XL-200 on August 31, at the same time on Raptor and Valravn on September 1, and on Maverick and Steel Vengeance on September 2 all for Season Passholders only.
  • September 3, 2018- Cedar Point Shores Closing Day– This will be the last day that Cedar Point Shores is open for the season.
  • September 4-7, 2018Partial Weekend Closing– Cedar Point will be closed in preparation for HalloWeekends and for private events from September 4-7 and will be open on Saturday, September 8.
  • September 4-20, 2018– 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 21.
  • September 9, 2018- 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 14-October 28, 2018- HalloWeekends All kinds of haunts, trick or treating for kids, and events go on during this spooky event!
  • September 14-16, 2018- 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 15, 2018- 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!
  • September 21-October 27, 2018- Halloween Haunt at Kings Island All kinds of haunts, trick or treating for kids, and events go on during this spooky event!
  • September 29-October 28, 2018- Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island Daytime family friendly entertainment, mazes, trick-or-treating, and more!
  • October ?, 2018- 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 28, 2018- Closing Day– Lots of deals and activities are usually planned for the last day of the season.
  • October 28, 2018- Closing Day at Kings Island– Lots of deals and activities are usually planned for the last day of the season.
  • November 23, 2018- December 29, 2018Winterfest 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. 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. Kings Island’s winter event will take place on specific dates during this timeframe which are: November 23 – December 9 (every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) December 14 – December 23 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) December 26 – December 30 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
  • May 3, 2019- 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. Click HERE for the details!

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