Past Events of 2016

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 as well. All events are for Cedar Point unless specifically stated that they are at Kings Island! Happy planning and we hope to see you!

  • December 18- Castaway Bay Opens– Book your room today and enjoy the summer anytime of the year! Click HERE for more information and to book a room!
  • December 20, 2015- The Santa Hustle– A 5K and half-marathon run at Cedar Point during the winter! Go HERE for details and registration.
  • Various Dates- Cedar Point Show Auditions at the Park– January 8, February 12, March 11, and April 1, 2016, auditions will be held at the park for the 2016 set of shows from 10am-3pm with registration beginning at 10am and ending at 2:30pm. See Cedar Point’s website for more details.
  • February 20, 2016- Winter Chill Out– Get a sneak peak of what’s to come for 2016 as you get to tour some of the park in the off-season.  You will get to see your favorite coasters covered in snow!
  • April 15, 2016- Gold & Platinum Pass Exclusive Ride Night at Kings Island– The park will be open from 5pm-10pm for those that renewed or bought their Gold or Platinum Pass by November 5, 2015. Click HERE for more details.
  • April 16, 2016- Opening Day at Kings Island– Kings Island’s Opening Day for 2016.
  • April/May, 2016- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– Diamondback, Woodstock Gliders, Snoopy’s Space Buggies, and Woodstock Express will be the rides available to Gold and Platinum passholders one half hour before the park opens in April and May. Tropical Plunge and Tidal Wave Bay will be available as ERT on days Soak City will be open.
  • April 20, 2016- Cedar Point Season Pass Center Opens– The Season Pass Center near the main entrance will be open at certain times throughout the week to process your season pass.
  • April 30, 2016- March of Dimes March for Babies– Cedar Point is getting ready to walk in March for Babies. It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our 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. Click HERE to register!
  • May 4, 2016- Valravn Media Day– This event will be for the media only and will not be open to the public. This will be when members of the press get the chance to experience Valravn and do interviews with park personnel. The event will be from 5am-1pm.
  • May 5, 2016- Valravn First Rider BenefitYou can pay to be one of the first public riders on Valravn. All proceeds will benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation. Click HERE for more information.
  • May 5, 2016- Special Media Day– More members of the media and other special guests will have the opportunity to be some of the first public riders on Valravn and join those riding for the First Rider Benefit.
  • May 6, 2016- 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. Season Passes and meal plans will not be accepted. Click HERE for the details!
  • May 6, 2016- Season Passholder Preview Night–  This event will be from 7pm-11pm. You do not have to be a coaster enthusiast to attend, you only need a regular or Platinum Cedar Fair season pass. Valravn and other rides will be operating.
  • May 6 & 7 and May 13 & 14, 2016- Banshee Brew Festival at Kings Island– Enjoy craft beers from all over the country, live music, and great food! Event details and ticket prices coming soon.
  • May 7 & 8, 2016- Valravn 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.
  • Park Wide Wifi, New Website, & New app– For 2016 you can enjoy free park wide wifi, Cedar Point’s brand new-completely redesigned website, and their new iOS and Android app with new features including Ride wait times!
  • May 9-12, 2016- Park Closed– The park will be closed during this time for private events and preparation for the “official” opening day.
  • May 13, 2016- Opening Day– The park’s “official” Opening Day that begins daily operation.
  • May 13, 2016- 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 13, 2016- 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, 2016- Exclusive Night Rides: Banshee, Bat, Blackout Maze at Kings Island– From 10:30pm-midnight present your Gold or Platinum Pass for ERT on Banshee and The Bat as well as the chance to experience one of Halloween Haunt’s most popular mazes, Blackout.
  • May 13 & 14, 2016- Student ID Weekend– You can get $25 off your admission ticket if you show your college student ID.
  • May 13, 20, 26 & 27, 2016- Festival of Music– An opportunity for band, choral, and orchestra students to perform at the park. Click HERE for the details.
  • May 16-20, 2016- 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.
  • May 23-27, 2016- Amusement Park 101– Learn from Cedar Point management what it is like to run the park. Click HERE for all the info.
  • May 20-22, 2016- Coasterstock at Kings Island– This will be an amazing event filled with tons of ERT both morning and night, guest speakers, food, and so much more! It is 3 days and 2 nights. There will be a small charge for the event and tickets will be available in January. Click HERE for information as it is available.
  • May 21 & 22, 2016- Soak City Waterpark Gold Pass Preview Weekend at Kings Island– The entire waterpark will be open for Gold and Platinum passholders only from 11am-7pm. This will be your first chance to experience Kings Island’s new Tropical Plunge waterslides! As a bonus, take note that this is during Coasterstock!
  • May 21 & 22, 2016- Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend–  This event will be May 21 and 22, 2016.  ERT will be featured on Valravn, May 21 and there will be ERT on Maverick for May 22. ERT will be for Season Passholders only.
  • May 27-30, 2016- 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 27-30, 2016- 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. Click HERE for more details.
  • May 27-June 12, 2016- Brew and BBQ– Enjoy over 100 craft, micro, and specialty beers, BBQ, and live music at the all new Point Pavilion along the beach. Click HERE for more information.
  • May 28, 2016- Soak City Opening DaySoak City opens for the 2016 season.
  • May 28, 2016- Water Rides Open– The two water rides- Thunder Canyon and Snake River Falls open.
  • May 28, 2016- 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.
  • June, 2016- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– The Beast, Backlot Stunt Coaster, Flying Ace Aerial Chase, Kite Eating Tree, and Snoopy’s Space Buggies will be the rides available to Gold and Platinum passholders one half hour before the park opens in June. Tropical Plunge and Tidal Wave Bay will be available as ERT on days Soak City will be open.
  • Every Friday in June, 2016- Dive-In Movies at Kings Island– June 3, 10, 17, and 24 you can go to Soak City and experience a movie on the big screen while you relax in the wave pool! Movies begin at approximately 9:30pm or dusk, whichever comes first! Click HERE for a list of movies that will be playing, as the list becomes available!
  • June 3, 2016- CoasterMania!– CoasterMania! will be a paid event 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. Click HERE for all the information about this year’s event.
  • June 3-6, 2016- Food Truck Festival at Kings Island– More than 20 trucks of various foods not normally available at the park and just the price of your admission to the park gives you access to it all.
  • June 4, 2016- JDRF One Walk at Kings Island– This is a 3K Walk-a-thon to help raise money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.  Click HERE for information and to register for the event.
  • June 5 & 6- Coaster Campout!– The Coaster Campout will make its grand return in early June 2016 and will be open to anyone. There will be a charge and all proceeds will go to Give Kids the World. Click HERE for all the details.
  • June 10-August 28, 2016- Luminosity– Enjoy an awesome show filled with music, special effects, stunts and more. It is the perfect way to end the perfect day at the Point. Luminosity takes place every evening except Tuesdays, beginning June 10, 2016,  weather permitting, and ends the week before HalloWeekends begin.
  • June 11 & 12- Cedar Fair Run & Ride Series– A half marathon, 5k, a 10k, or 1-mile run on Cedar Point property! Click HERE for more information and to register.
  • June 11 & 12- Coaster Campout! at Kings Island– The Coaster Campout will make its grand return and will be open to anyone. There will be a charge of $200 for up to four people and all proceeds will go to Give Kids the World. More details to come at a later date.
  • June 11 & 12- Deaf Awareness Day at Kings Island– Click HERE for info as it becomes available. More info will be released in the future for this event.
  • Coasting For Kids– This event will be the annual Coasting For Kids. The date and details have not been announced yet. Keep checking back HERE for details as they are released. (This event will not occur in 2016. We will keep you updated if we hear of any changes.)
  • June 9, 2016- GateKeeper Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on GateKeeper after the park closes for Season Passholders.
  • June 11 & 12, 2016- Run and Ride– This is a great way to experience a marathon run thru Cedar Point. Click HERE for more information and to learn how to register.
  • June 15, 2016- Girl Scout Day– Have fun spending the day with your Girl Scout Troop, friends, and family. Girl Scout raffles, opportunities for photos, and more. Click HERE for more information.
  • June 16, 2016- Exclusive Night Rides: Diamondback, Woodstock Gliders, Woodstock Express at Kings Island– Show your Gold or Platinum Pass from 10:30pm-midnight for exclusive night rides on Diamondback, Woodstock Gliders, and Woodstock Express.
  • June 18, 2016- 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.
  • June 23, 2016- Millennium Force and Rougarou Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Millennium Force and Rougarou after the park closes for Season Passholders.
  • June 23, 2016- NHRA Day– NHRA drivers will be on the Top Thrill Dragster Midway to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. It is free with your admission. Click HERE for more details.
  • June 23-25, 2016- SpiritSong at Kings Island– Are you a fan of the best bands Christian music has to offer?The Newsboys, For King & Country, Toby Mac, and more bands will be there to celebrate their love of God and roller coasters! Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets!
  • June 26, 2016- Behind the Scenes Photo 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.
  • June 29, 2016- On-Ride Video Day with GateKeeper– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • July, 2016- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– Firehawk, Flight of Fear, The Great Pumpkin Coaster, Character Carousel, and Charlie Brown’s Windup will be the rides available to Gold and Platinum passholders one half hour before the park opens in July. Tropical Plunge and Tidal Wave Bay will be available as ERT on days Soak City will be open.
  • July 1-4, 2016- Light Up The Point– Cedar Point has a fantastic fireworks display!  You do not want to miss this!  3D fireworks will be shown on July 4!
  • July 2-4, 2016- Fourth of July Holiday: Free Admission To Active And Retired U.S. Military at Kings Island– Active and retired members of the U.S. Military  can get free admission during this weekend. Click HERE for more details.
  • Every Sunday Night in July, 2016- Sundaes & Slides at Kings Island– July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, you can go to Soak City and enjoy ice cream and water slides every Sunday night in July.
  • July 7, 2016- Top Thrill Dragster and Raptor Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT shared on Top Thrill Dragster Raptor after the park closes for Season Passholders.
  • July 10, 2016- 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.
  • July 14, 2016- Exclusive Night Rides: The Beast, Backlot Stunt Coaster, Shake, Rattle & Roll at Kings Island– Show your Gold or Platinum Pass from 10:30pm-midnight for exclusive night rides on The Beast, Backlot Stunt Coaster, and Shake, Rattle & Roll.
  • July 15-August 14, 2016- Cedar Point Nights – This event takes place every Friday and Saturday night. Who knows what surprises we will get this year? Will it be similar to Beach Blast or will it be something completely new? The event will include extended hours, beach games, music, fireworks, and more.
  • July 16- Coaster Crew Dives In Like a Maverick– Join CPfansite and our parent club, The Coaster Crew,  as we host our very own event at the park! There will be lots of food, ert, games, prizes, behind the scenes tours, and more! Click HERE for more information as we give out the details!
  • July 24, 2016- Behind the Scenes Photo Day with Maverick– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • July 25, 2016- Christmas in July– You can go to cedarpoint.com for some special deals on admission tickets.
  • August 6 & 7- Deaf Awareness Day– Click HERE for info as it becomes available. More info will be released in the future for this event.
  • August 11, 2016- Exclusive Night Rides: Racer, Monster, Scrambler, Grand Carousel at Kings Island– Show your Gold or Platinum Pass from 10:30pm-midnight for exclusive night rides on The Racer, Monster, Scrambler, and Grand Carousel.
  • August 16, 2016- National Roller Coaster Day at Kings Island– National Roller Coaster Day is a big day in the amusement park industry. Kings Island is celebrating by offering a Beast Tour, Diamondback and Banshee photo opportunities, Beast ERT, and more, for card carrying members of supported coaster clubs. Click HERE for more details and to register for free.
  • August 17, 2016- On-Ride Video Day with Valravn– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • August-Labor Day, 2016- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– Banshee, Drop Tower, Woodstock Whirlybirds, Woodstock Express, and Snoopy vs. Red Baron will be the rides available to Gold and Platinum passholders one half hour before the park opens in August. Tropical Plunge and Tidal Wave Bay will be available as ERT on days Soak City will be open.
  • August 22- September 5, 2016- Last Blast of Summer– Discount pricing, special entertainment, and more will be going on to finish off the summer.
  • August 25, 2016- Valravn Platinum Passholder Ride Night– There will be an hour of ERT on Valravn after the park closes for Season Passholders.
  • August 26-28, 2016- Fire and Safety Days at Kings Island– All active fire and police personnel receive free admission. Click HERE for more details. Guests also have the opportunity to interact with emergency response vehicles and teams, learn child car seat safety tips, and take CPR classes.
  • August 27, 2016- Coffee & Coasters with GateKeeper– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • September, 2016- Extra Ride Time Lineup at Kings Island– Banshee, Delirium, Woodstock Gliders, The Great Pumpkin Coaster, and Snoopy’s Space Buggies will be the rides available to Gold and Platinum passholders one half hour before the park opens in September after Labor Day. Tropical Plunge and Tidal Wave Bay will be available as ERT on days Soak City will be open.
  • September 2-4, 2016- Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend– ERT will be featured on Millennium Force and Rougarou on  September 2, Top Thrill Dragster and Raptor on September 3, and Valravn on September 4 all for Season Passholders only.
  • September 10 & 11- REV3 Triathlon– A triathlon featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet.  There will be both a half and a full triathlon which will begin at Cedar Point on September 10 and finish up on September 11, 2016. Click HERE for more details and to register.
  • September 11- Fall Freak Out 2015– Our good friends from Great Ohio Coaster Club will be hosting their annual Fall Freak Out event at the park on the Saturday before HalloWeekends begins. Visit their website for more information.
  • September 16-October 30, 2016- HalloWeekends– HalloWeekends begins on September 16, 2016 and runs through October 30, 2016.
  • September 17, 2016- 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. Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, Jamie Grace, For King & Country, and more bands will be there to celebrate their love of God and roller coasters!
  • September 24, 2016- Behind-the-Scenes Photo Day at Haunt Central– This event is exclusively for card carrying members of Cedar Point’s Ride Warriors Club only. Click HERE for all the details.
  • The Color Run– The happiest and most colorful 5K run on the planet!  Go to thecolorrun.com for more information on when the event will take place at Cedar Point.
  • 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.
  • October 21, 2016- Glow Run 5k at Kings Island– Run a fun 5k at night wearing bright glowing shirts, carrying glow sticks, and all kinds of bright and shiny things. Click HERE for more details.
  • October 21 & 23, 2016- Run and Ride at Kings Island– This is a great way to experience a marathon run thru Cedar Point. Click HERE for more information and to learn how to register.
  • October 30, 2016- Close the Park Day– Lots of deals and activities are usually planned for the last day of the season. Closing Day for the park will be October 30, 2016.
  • October 30, 2016- Closing Day for Castaway Bay– This will be the last operating day for Castaway Bay until mid-December.
  • December ?, 2016- 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.
  • December 16, 2016- Castaway Bay Opens– Castaway Bay opens for the holiday season.
  • September 16-18, 2016- Bloggy Conference– A special blogging class for those seeking to learn more