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Things To Do in Hershey, Pa in April 2024

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. 

 Hersheypark  Opens For Spring Weekends

Coaster riding season is officially here, as Hersheypark opens for Spring Weekends. The largest amusement park in Pennsylvania welcomes guests over eight weekends from March 29, 2024, through May 19, 2024, as well as Fridays in May, for its spring season.

More than 50 family-friendly rides and thrilling coasters are open, weather and maintenance permitting. Thrill seekers are in for a real treat with two new coaster ride experiences debuting on Comet and Skyrush this spring. Comet features a new out-of-this-world design and new seats for the next generation of riders, while Skyrush upgraded its flight to first class with all-new seats and restraints.

Tickets also include photo opportunities with Hershey Characters and Our Friends From The Sea shows with the seals and sea lions.

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

Dine At The Chocolatier

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is open daily in April with fun events offered throughout the month. Guests visiting Hershey, Pa., during the week or Hersheypark on the weekends can stop by for lunch or dinner to enjoy delicious menu items. Weather permitting, the second-story outdoor patio will be open for guests to enjoy a new limited menu. Reservations are highly recommended. 

Don’t miss out on the fun at The Chocolatier this month with Trivia and Bingo! Gather your crew and join us every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. for fun trivia games while enjoying $10 house margaritas and epic taco food specials in addition to our entire menu. On April 10 and April 24, guests can participate in Bingo from 6-8 p.m. and enjoy $8.95 shareables like BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos & Soft Pretzel Dippers, and a $10 Old Fashioned. 

See A Live Show

April brings Broadway, comedy and concerts to The Sweetest Place On Earth! From the final show of the 2023-24 Broadway Series at Hershey Theatre to can’t-miss performances at GIANT Center, Hershey, Pa., is the place to get your entertainment fix this month.

April 2-7: MAMMA MIA! at Hershey Theatre

April 13: Whose Live Anyway? at Hershey Theatre

April 16: The Price Is Right Live at Hershey Theatre

April 17: The Classic Rock Show at Hershey Theatre

April 19: Chris Tomlin at GIANT Center

April 27: Alabama at GIANT Center

April 28: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me Stand-Up Tour at Hershey Theatre

Limited tickets remain for most shows, so be sure to secure your seats while they last.

Plan A Spring Getaway

Make sweet family memories this month with a spring getaway to Hershey, Pa. 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, 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 resort 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 activity schedules and availability.

“Party For The Planet” At ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily in April from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a special “Party for the Planet” Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Guests of all ages can enjoy animal encounters and animal enrichment feedings throughout the event. 

ZooAmerica is 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 online or at the Zoo Admissions building.

Cheer On The Hershey Bears

The Hershey Bears have clinched a spot in the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs! Hershey’s journey to defend its Calder Cup championship title and add to its legacy of an AHL-best 12 Calder Cups will start later in April. Before then, the Bears will play five home games at GIANT Center, including sweet promotions such as the final Hersheypark Pass Night of the season on April 2, where every fan in attendance receives a free 2024 Hersheypark ticket, good for one-day admission through June 30, 2024! 

A schedule for the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs will be released in April. Fans are encouraged to check HersheyBears.com for opportunities to help cheer the Bears on to another Calder Cup title. 

Treat Yourself To A Spa Day

Pamper yourself with a seasonal spa treatment this month at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey or MeltSpa by Hershey! Indulge in spring-inspired treatments like the Milk & Honey Wrap, Herbal Meadow Sea Salt Scrub or a Mojito Massage at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa. Or, book a treatment from the all-new Spring Rejuvenation Collection at MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, featuring a variety of services using the scents of rosemary, sage, lavender and cajeput. 

To make an appointment at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, please call 844-330-1797. For appointments at MeltSpa by Hershey, call 855-500-2366 or visit their website

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!

Hersheypark  Hiring Events This Month

Hersheypark is hiring for its 2024 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 Tues., April 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Milton's Ice Cream Parlor at Hersheypark.

Roles are available in the following departments: 

  • Attractions / Ride Operator
  • Lifeguard
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Sanitation and Utilities 
  • Guest Experience and Ticketing
  • Safety and Security 
  • The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio

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 and parking to Hersheypark, discounts on retail and dining outlets, flexible schedules and more! Each new hire will immediately receive a special discount on retail merchandise at Hersheypark Supply Co. and a sweet scoop of ice cream, compliments of Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor. 

We are hiring across our sweet destination. Visit our HersheyJobs website for a list of available full and part-time positions, internships and co-op opportunities. 

We hope to see you this month! Share your sweet memories with us on social media by using #HersheyPA.