10 Tips for Attending a Concert at Hersheypark Stadium This Summer
Policies, FAQs and Recommendations
There is nothing like seeing a show under the stars at Hersheypark Stadium!
To prepare for those warm summer nights under the lights, we wanted to share 10 tips to help make your show experience as enjoyable as possible. Check out the list below!
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1. BRING ALONG A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD FOR PURCHASES
Hersheypark Stadium is a cashless venue, so all major debit and credit cards will be accepted. If you forget your card, don’t worry - for no additional fee, you can convert cash to a prepaid debit card at one of our Cash-to-Card kiosks, located under the West and East grandstands.
2. CARRY ONLY THE ESSENTIALS - LARGE BAGS ARE PROHIBITED
All Hershey Entertainment venues do not permit bags larger than 5”x8”x1” in dimension for guest safety. Hand clutches, wristlets, and other small purses are permitted so long as they do not exceed the size limit. Backpacks, large purses, clear bags, fanny packs, camera bags, drawstring bags, totes and suitcases will NOT be permitted inside the venue.
Exceptions will be made for guests that require a medical equipment bag and/or a parenting bag. These bags must be smaller than 14”x14”x6” and must go through a metal detection screening upon entry.
All bags, persons and hand-carried items are subject to search. Guests will be required to enter through walk-through security scanners upon arriving at the venue.
3. SHOW YOUR TICKET STUB AND PARK FOR FREE
The cost of parking is included in the price of your concert ticket for shows at Hersheypark Stadium! Just be sure to present your ticket stub to the toll booth attendant when heading to park. Lots will open at 12 p.m. on the day of the show. If you plan to tailgate, please take time to review our tailgating policies beforehand.
4. PLAN ACCORDINGLY & ARRIVE EARLY
Due to the potential of Hersheypark and concert attendee traffic, plan to arrive early to the show. Doors open approximately 90 minutes prior to showtime, which will give you plenty of time to check out our food and beverage options, purchase merchandise, or spend time with friends and family.
5. DOWNLOAD YOUR MOBILE TICKET TO YOUR DEVICE
As cellular service can become weak or slow on show days, we recommend downloading your digital ticket to your mobile device prior to arriving at the stadium. Photo screenshots of a ticket will not be accepted for entry.
6. DON'T FORGET TO HYDRATE
Summer days in Hershey can get pretty warm, so it’s important to stay hydrated before and during the show. Each guest is permitted to bring one sealed bottle of water into the venue. No reusable or open bottles will be allowed inside. Any additional exceptions will be made for guests with medical restrictions/conditions and baby bottles.
7. EXPLORE HERSHEYPARK DURING THE DAY
Hersheypark Stadium is conveniently located next to Hersheypark, which is gearing up for an action-packed summer of fun! Experience 15 thrilling roller coasters, more than 20 children’s rides, and a full water park, open May 27 through September 4 If you are attending a concert at the stadium, you are eligible to receive discounted admission tickets to Hersheypark the day of, the day before, or the day after an event. Present your event ticket to Ticketing Services, located in Tram Circle, to receive the discounted event price of $56.95.
8. EXTEND YOUR STAY AT THE SWEETEST PLACE ON EARTH
With plenty of attractions and things to do, we invite you to spend more time at The Sweetest Place on Earth by booking a trip to Hershey Lodge, The Hotel Hershey, or Hershey Camping Resort! Attendees staying at one of our properties can enjoy free front gate shuttle service for select shows this summer. Guests will be transported to the exclusive drop-off location at Hersheypark, adjacent to the stadium. Shuttles will run until one hour after concerts at Hersheypark Stadium have concluded.
9. GRAB A BITE BEFORE THE SHOW
Complete with brand new menu items, The Chocolatier Bar, Restaurant + Patio is the perfect place to stop in for a drink or dinner before the show. Conveniently located near the stadium, outside of the Hersheypark front gate and inside of Hersheypark Supply Co. at Hershey’s Chocolatetown, this dining experience is one you won’t want to miss out on. The Chocolatier menu features a wide variety of salads, burgers, and flatbreads, along with specialty appetizers and dessert options. Reservations are recommended on weekends and show nights.
For those 21+, we recommend trying out the Mini Martini Flight, which includes new flavors of Hershey’s Chocolate, Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel, and Hershey’s Peanut Butter Cup.
Quick and tasty on-the-go options can be found at Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor, which is also located at Hershey’s Chocolatetown. In addition to an array of hand-made ice cream, Milton’s serves up sandwiches, soups, salads and guest-favorites like chicken buckets and fries with various dipping sauces.
See the stars under the stars at Hersheypark Stadium and experience the most prominent names in the music industry as they make their stop in Central PA. Hersheypark Stadium also plays host to regional high school sports, band competitions and more.