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One Sweet Minute: Things to do in Hershey, PA in August 2019

Beat the Summer Heat at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark

  • Looking to cool off this summer? The Boardwalk at Hersheypark is the place to be. The 11-acre water park features 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.

Entertainment For All

Filled with Broadway shows, country music and acrobatic performances, August brings a month chock-full of entertainment for the old souls and the young at heart.

  • Hersheypark Stadium
    Florida Georgia Line will kick off the month of concerts at Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 17, followed by Backstreet Boys bringing their DNA Tour on the 18th. KISS's End Of The Road Tour will make a stop on Aug. 21 and then 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!

  • Hershey Theatre
    Closing out the 2018-19 Broadway Series, CATS will arrive in Hershey for magical shows on Aug. 20-25.

Summertime Relaxation At The Spa At The Hotel Hershey


Swing by Live On The Lawn

  • Every Thursday from 2:30-9 p.m., enjoy live music, lawn games, a specialty grill menu and craft beer at Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard.
  • 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!
  • This month's lineup includes:
    • Aug. 1: The Jellybricks (Indie-rock)
    • Aug. 8: Heather Vidal (classic hits)
    • Aug. 15: Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (energetic art-rock)
    • Aug. 22: Open Mic Night with Hank Imhof (Sign up for a time slot on Cocoa Beanery’s Facebook page)
    • Aug. 29: Hockersville Station (Americana/Roots quartet)


  • Unwind from the work week with live rhythm, blues and incredible views on The Hotel Hershey's veranda on Fridays through Aug. 23 from 7-10 p.m. Relax by the fire pit and enjoy small plates and signature cocktails from a special menu while taking in the view of The Sweetest Place On Earth. Event is weather permitting.
  • This month's lineup includes: