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Things To Do In Hershey, Pa In April 2023

Top Attractions and Events in The Sweetest Place On Earth This Month

Hello, April! The Sweetest Place On Earth has a lot of exciting things happening across the destination this month. Keep reading to see some of the highlights. 

Visit Hersheypark  During Spring Weekends

After a long winter waiting for the return of coaster rides, Hersheypark will open this spring for its 117th operating year with more days than ever before. Beginning April 1, enjoy 8 fun-filled weekends of rides, coasters, Hershey characters, delicious eats, sweet treats and so much more! 

Guests can enjoy thrilling attractions like Great Bear, Skyrush and Candymonium as well as family-friendly rides like the Ferris Wheel, Carrousel and Dry Gulch Railroad. Tickets also include seeing the Hershey Characters or a show at the Aquatheatre and visits to ZooAmerica when accessing the zoo from inside Hersheypark during posted park hours. 


Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, comedy, and concerts at GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre this month. 

Disney On Ice
April 1-2 at GIANT Center: Disney On Ice (times vary)

Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero, an adventure filled with tales of heroism from your favorite Disney stories. See Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and stars from Moana, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Tangled.

April 4-9 at Hershey Theatre: Hadestown (times vary)

Welcome to “Hadestown”, where a song can change your fate. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — “Hadestown” is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

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April 12 at Hershey Theatre: Chicago (7:30 p.m.)

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era," the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, will visit Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, April 12. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the multi-Grammy award-winning band perform live. 

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April 13 at GIANT Center: Jeff Dunham (7 p.m.)

Jeff Dunham announced newly added dates to his “Still Not Canceled Tour,” including a stop in Hershey, Pa., on April 13. Dunham and his characters are finally back on the road, ready to provide a much-needed dose of absurdity given the times we live in. That is assuming he can convince his characters that they can no longer simply work from home.

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April 14 at GIANT Center: Reba McEntire (6:30 p.m.)

Reba McEntire is extending her “Reba: Live in Concert” tour following a string of sold-out stops on the fall leg. Reba announced 14 additional dates set for spring of 2023, featuring special guests Terri Clark and The Isaacs. Tickets to see the legendary Reba in concert are selling fast, so get yours while they’re still available. 

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April 15 at Hershey Theatre: Joe Gatto (times vary)

Joe Gatto, a well-known comedian, actor, and producer, is best known for the hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index.” As one of the founding members of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, he has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds worldwide, including legendary arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 Arena in London.

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April 22 at Hershey Theatre: Natalie Merchant (8 p.m.)

Natalie Merchant will embark on the U.S. tour this spring following the release of her ninth studio album, “Keep Your Courage,” on April 14, 2023. She began her musical career as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the pop music band 10,000 Maniacs, releasing several platinum records with the group. 

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April 23 at Hershey Theatre: Brit Floyd (7 p.m.)

Brit Floyd returns to the stage in 2023 to perform a brand-new production celebrating 50 years of the ground-breaking and iconic musical masterpiece "The Dark Side of the Moon." The Brit Floyd show has become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world's greatest rock tribute show, complete with a stunning light show, iconic circular screen, lasers, and more.

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April 30 at Hershey Theatre: Alice Cooper (8 p.m.)

Alice Cooper, a pioneer of a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock, is heading to Hershey, Pa., on the recently announced “Too Close for Comfort Tour.” Fans can expect to see the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.

April 8, 11 & 15: Cheer On The Hershey Bears

The Hershey Bears have clinched a spot in the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs! Hershey’s chase for its AHL-best 12th Calder Cup will start later this month, but before then, the Bears will play three home games at GIANT Center, including great promotions. 

April 8: Hershey Bears vs Charlotte Checkers; Berks Ham Shoot Night - All fans are invited to take the ice to shoot for a chance to win a holiday ham! 

April 11: Hershey Bears vs Charlotte Checkers;  Fairview Golf Course Logo Chip Night - (First 4,000 fans), plus it’s TRULY Takeover Tuesday featuring drink specials and TRULY prizes at section 110. 

April 15: Hershey Bears vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms;  Fan Appreciation Night -  All fans will receive a scratch off card with a chance to win great prizes, and select fans will win a game-worn jersey right off the back of their favorite Bears player! 

A schedule for the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs will be released later this month. Fans are encouraged to watch HersheyBears.com for opportunities to help cheer the Bears to a Calder Cup title. 

April 5, 6, 11, & 13: Hiring Events In Hershey

Hersheypark is now hiring for its 2023 season. Individuals interested in working in The Sweetest Place on Earth can apply, interview and get hired on the spot at a Hiring Event on Thurs., April 6 from 3-7 p.m. at Milton's Ice Cream Parlor at Hersheypark.

Roles are available in the following departments: 

  • Attractions / Ride Operator
  • Lifeguard
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Games / Retail 
  • Sanitation and Utilities 
  • Guest Experience
  • Safety and Security 
  • The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio
  • Hersheypark Leadership Development Internship

Our recruitment team members will assist attendees with the application process, interview and hire qualified candidates on the spot. New team members receive many company perks including free admission to Hersheypark, discounts on retail and dining outlets, flexible schedules and more! Each new hire will immediately receive a coupon valid for 20% OFF retail merchandise at Hersheypark Supply Co. and a sweet scoop of ice cream, compliments of Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor

Our Resort properties are also hiring! Interested in joining the team? Attend the Hershey Lodge walk-in interviews on April 5, 6, 11, and 13 from 1-4 p.m. or the The Hotel Hershey walk-in interviews on April 5 from 4-6 p.m.


Looking for an internship? Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is now hiring professional, culinary, hospitality and Hersheypark Leadership Development Intern Program participants. For more information, click the button below.

Activities Throughout April 


New Menu Items at Hersheypark

New this spring are delicious sweet and savory treats throughout the park, from all-new King Size Milkshakes and Philly Cheesesteaks to new ice cream at Milton's Ice Cream Parlor and fudge and cookies at The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio also debuted new seasonal menu items, including a Pasta Primavera, S’mores Milkshake and 8 new cocktails. The Chocolatier is open daily with spring and summer reservations available online. 

Check out the ultimate Spring Weekends guide if you’re planning to visit Hersheypark this month!

Visit ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily this spring for guests to visit over 200 animals native to the North American region. Explore the numerous habitats of this 11-acre wildlife park and be greeted by animals such as bears, alligators, big cats, snakes, otters and many more.

Guests can see daily animal activities, such as feedings, training sessions or enrichment opportunities on Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. 1, p.m. and 3 p.m. Please note that animals and schedules are subject to change.

Entrance to ZooAmerica is free to all ZooAmerica Annual Pass Holders and Hersheypark Season Pass Holders. ZooAmerica admission is also included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark only by accessing the Zoo from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours. Please note that ZooAmerica and Hersheypark hours vary. Guests interested in visiting ZooAmerica separately can purchase a daily admission ticket here.

Treat Yourself To A Spa Day at MeltSpa by Hershey

Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment this spring at MeltSpa by Hershey day spa! MeltSpa by Hershey offers over 70 quality spa treatments including massages, facials, body wraps and more. This spring, guests can indulge in a lavender-scented treatments from the Spring Lavender Seasonal Collection available now through May 31. Or, enjoy sweet relaxation the Hershey way when you book a Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatment - available exclusively at MeltSpa by Hershey

Other signature collections include refreshing geranium & rose treatments from the Rose Collection, or coconut, mojito and ocean therapy treatments featured in the Cuban Collection. These treatments are inspired by the rich history of Milton and Catherine Hershey - the pioneers of our sweet town. 

Visit the MeltSpa by Hershey website or call 855-500-2366 to learn more about spring offerings and make an appointment.

Book A Spring Getaway

Make sweet family memories with a spring getaway to Hershey, PA this month and save with resort packages at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort on select dates starting April 1. If you’re planning to visit Hersheypark during Spring Weekends, be sure to take advantage of the FREE Resort Benefits that come with your stay! Benefits include:

  • Best price on Hersheypark tickets
  • Free front gate shuttle service to and from the Park
  • Extra hours at the Park with Preview Plan.

 All guests also receive complimentary or discounted admission to other area attractions, including The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience and Hershey Gardens

Plus, enjoy the return of outdoor recreation and activities at the resorts, such as s’mores roasts, mini golf, basketball and tennis at Hershey Lodge; hiking trails, glow putting, s’mores roasts and an outdoor sports complex at The Hotel Hershey; and playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts at Hersheypark Camping Resort! View our websites for activities schedules and availability.

Planning a spring stay? Check out our guides to The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort to help you prepare for a sweet visit!