Greetings, August! With summer coming to an end, you don't want to miss the fun happenings in Hershey, PA all month long. Keep scrolling to see some of our top picks. 

Last Month of Daily Summer Operations at Hersheypark

Cool off this summer at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark, included in your Hersheypark admission ticket. The 11-acre water park features more than one million gallons of water and 16 water attractions with something for all ages. Guests can catch a wave in the 378,000-gallon wave pool, relax on the 1,360-foot lazy river, rocket through high-speed tunnels on Breakers Edge Water Coaster, and make a splash at various kiddie water attractions.

Hersheypark is the sweetest place to be this month to celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10 and National Roller Coaster Day on August 16. Stay tuned for a full list of delicious treats you can try at the Park during National S’mores Week August 8-14. 

Hersheypark is open daily through September 5, 2022. Don’t miss out on our current Buy Two Get One FREE deal on tickets. Offers can be found on

Save on a Summer Getaway at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Don’t let summer pass by without a sweet family getaway at the Official Resorts of Hersheypark! On select dates this month, guests of Hershey Lodge and The Hotel Hershey can save big with our most popular package - Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE - back for a limited time. With this package, kids enjoy free accommodations, free Hersheypark tickets and free breakfast, while parents enjoy sweet savings.

Additional packages and offers currently available at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark include:

  • 2-Day Stay & Play Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge 
  • 3-Night Sweet Stay Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge
  • Hersheypark Summer Camping Package at Hersheypark Camping Resort

Check out our two-day itinerary to help you plan for a sweet stay.

Explore the Wild at ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this month for guests to explore the wild of North America. Visitors can see Cayenne, our new western diamondback rattlesnake, as well as black bears, elk, wolves, river otters and more!

Regular admission for guests ages 9-61 is $13. Juniors and seniors are $11 and children 2 and younger are free. ZooAmerica is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark when entering the Zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted Park hours.

Summer Entertainment Continues in Hershey

August rounds out the summer concert series with a bunch of great shows coming to Hersheypark Stadium, GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre. Bring your friends and family to Hershey this month – there’s a show for everyone!

August 3: Kidz Bop Live at GIANT Center at 7 p.m.

August 3: Gov’t Mule at Hershey Theatre at 8 p.m.

August 6: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire at Hersheypark Stadium at 6 p.m.

August 12: Imagine Dragons at Hersheypark Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

August 14: Zac Brown Band at Hersheypark Stadium at 7 p.m.

August 18-20: Tommy and Me at Hershey Theatre at various times

August 20: Rod Stewart at Hersheypark Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

August 27: Chris Stapleton at Hersheypark Stadium at 7 p.m.

August 28: Lady Gaga at Hersheypark Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

Grab a Bite to Eat at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio

Treat yourself to lunch at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio! We’re serving up family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate. Reservations are available daily through the summer season with lunch starting at 11 a.m. Don’t miss these top 10 items to order at The Chocolatier.

Try Houlihan’s New Summer Menu

Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar in downtown Hershey has added a variety of new, summer-inspired dishes to their menu! Guests can enjoy the flavors of the season with new food items like the Salmon BLT, Mushroom & Arugula Flatbread or BBQ Salmon Salad. Or, enjoy some of Houlihan’s classics and indulge in one of their top five menu items during your visit. 

Houlihan’s is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the bar top only, and outdoor patio seating is available, weather permitting. 

Join Our Sweet Team

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is officially hiring throughout our sweet destination for a variety of seasonal positions. 

Get a kickstart on your job search! Hersheypark is hosting a Hiring Event on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the Human Resources Support Center, 27 West Chocolate Ave. in Hershey, from 2 - 7 pm. Our recruitment team will be interviewing and hiring on the spot! Part-time positions are currently available for the Hersheypark Halloween event. Apply for our Dark Nights Attendant position which will be in the thick of our four haunted houses and scare zones. 

Join the Hersheypark team as a ride operator, attractions ambassador, safety & security or food & beverage team member and more. When you become a part of our sweet team for the Halloween season at Hersheypark, you will also get to experience our Christmas Candylane seasonal event. 

Please be sure to bring two (2) forms of identification and RSVP in advance to secure your time slot for an in-person or phone interview. 

It is never too early or late to apply for an internship with HE&R. Many of our dining outlets are now hiring fall culinary interns. Full-time positions are also available across our properties. Visit for more information. 

The employee perks are endless. Once you join our #HersheyJobs team, enjoy FREE tickets to the Park, retail and food discounts, referral bonuses and more. 

Our company is committed to fostering a stronger internal culture of advocacy and inclusion to help team members share their voices and effect change. 

Schedule A Day of Relaxation This Fall

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey and MeltSpa by Hershey day spa are excited to bring back their pumpkin-flavored treatments for another fall season! Beginning Aug. 24, visitors can head to The Spa At The Hotel Hershey for fall-inspired treatments like the Pumpkin Souffle Hydrating Body Wrap, Pumpkin Latte Pedicure or The Great Pumpkin Facial. Or, warm up at MeltSpa by Hershey with the upcoming Pumpkin Spice Collection starting Sept. 1. This collection features treatments such as a Pumpkin Spice Massage, Pumpkin Spice Body Wrap or Pumpkin Whip Perfecting Facial.

These treatments and more are available for booking now. So start planning for next season’s spa day of relaxation and make an appointment!

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One Sweet Minute: August 2022 in Hershey, PA

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