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Labor Day weekend 2019: things to do in Hershey, PA

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Although we certainly can't wait for fall in Hershey, there is still plenty of summer to savor. 

Last chance for The Boardwalk at Hersheypark

  • The Boardwalk at Hersheypark is open daily through Labor Day. Beat the heat and enjoy the 11-acre water park, featuring more than one million gallons of water and 16 water attractions. Guests can make a splash on Breakers Edge Water Coaster, the first hydromagnetic coaster at Hersheypark, and Whitecap Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the world. The best part is that The Boardwalk at Hersheypark is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark! 
  • ‚ÄčThere is still time to save on summer Hersheypark tickets. If you purchase them on Hersheypark.com by August 31, you will save 15% on tickets valid through Sept. 29. The Park (except The Boardwalk) is open weekends through Sept. 29, so you can savor summer a little bit longer. 

Entertainment For All

Labor Day weekend is packed with entertainment at Hersheypark Stadium and Giant Center

  • Hersheypark Stadium
    Labor Day weekend brings Zac Brown Band on the 29th for the fifth consecutive year, Hootie & The Blowfish on their Group Therapy Tour on the 30th, and last, but not least, Jonas Brothers will top off the weekend on Saturday, the 31st.

  • Giant Center
    Cirque du Soleil's latest and most enchanting arena production, CORTEO, will come to Giant Center Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 for seven awe-inspiring performances!

Swing by Live On The Lawn

  • Start the weekend early and enjoy live music, lawn games, a specialty grill menu and craft beer at Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard, Aug. 29 from 2:30-9 p.m.
  • Stop by between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon overflowing with farm-fresh goods and live music at the Farmers Market in Hershey. Then, enjoy an evening of free live music provided by local and regional musicians. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs!


The roses are in bloom at Hershey Gardens! Stroll 23 acres of botanical beauty, including the indoor Butterfly Atrium. Always in a tropical setting, the Atrium is home to dozens of rare butterflies from South and Central America, Africa and Asia.


The Hershey Story Museum honors and preserves the life and legacy of Milton S. Hershey, the town he created and the lives he touched. Museum exhibits explore Mr. Hershey's early failures, how he successfully revolutionized the process of making milk chocolate, the "other" model town he built in Cuba and how he and his wife, Kitty, created Milton Hershey School. Today the School stands as the Hersheys' legacy and is the world's largest residential home and school for children in financial and social need.

While you're at The Hershey Story, grab tickets for interactive Chocolate Lab and Chocolate Tastings experiences.


There's always something to do at Hershey's Chocolate World AttractionCreate Your Own Candy Bar, help solve the mystery at the 4D Chocolate Movie and become a chocolate tasting expert at the new Hershey's Unwrapped experience. Don't forget about the FREE Hershey's Chocolate Tour.