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Things To Do in Hershey, PA in August 2023

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

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. 

Hersheypark  Open Daily

Don’t let summer pass you by without a visit to Hersheypark

Hersheypark amusement park is open daily in August for coaster rides, water park splashes and delicious eats with the family. Tickets include more than 70 rides weather and maintenance permitting, plus access to The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park. The 11-acre water park located inside Hersheypark with one million gallons of water is the ultimate place to beat the summer heat this month. Hours vary by day. 

Final Weekend of Breakfast with the Characters at The Chocolatier

Join us Aug. 5 and 6 for the last weekend of Breakfast with the Hershey Characters at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio for the summer! Kickstart your Hersheypark day with a delicious breakfast buffet and specialty cocktails alongside your favorite characters. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and lasts through 10:30 a.m. each day; reservations are required. Character availability varies by day. Hersheypark Season Pass Holders can receive their Pass Discount.

Adults (ages 12+): $34.95

Kids (ages 3-11): $24.95

Children 2 and under are free.

Celebrate National S’mores Day 

National S’mores Day is Aug. 10, and there’s no sweeter place to celebrate than Hershey, Pa. Hersheypark is celebrating the national holiday for an entire week with sweet s’mores treats offered throughout the Park from Aug. 7-13. Other s’mores-themed eats found throughout Hershey include S’mores Waffles at STACKS at Hershey Lodge, the Campfire Duo dessert at Harvest at The Hotel Hershey, the S’mores Fondue Crock at Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar in downtown Hershey and more. Be sure to check out our National S’mores Day guide before you visit.

Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day

Guests should mark their calendars for a sweet day of celebration at Hersheypark in August, with National Roller Coaster Day on Aug. 16! If you plan to visit on National Roller Coaster Day (or really any day this month), follow our roller coaster route guide to conquer all 15 coasters at Hersheypark

Daily Activities at ZooAmerica 

ZooAmerica is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this month for guests to explore the wild of our North American continent. Visitors can join the Zoo team for special activities happening each day throughout the 11-acre North American Wildlife Park. You may get the chance to encounter animals up close, meet with an educator and even observe an animal training, feeding or enrichment activity - all included with your admission. Check the daily schedule in the Admissions building on the date of your visit for activity locations and times.

Regular admission for guests ages 9-61 is $15 plus taxes and fees. Juniors and seniors are $13 plus taxes and fees. Children 2 and younger are free. ZooAmerica is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark when entering the Zoo from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours. Please note that ZooAmerica and Hersheypark hours vary.

Hershey Summer Concerts Continue

Concerts are heating up in The Sweetest Place On Earth! From country to rock and alternative, there’s no shortage of good music this month at Hersheypark Stadium and GIANT Center

Aug. 4: Outlaw Music Festival at Hersheypark Stadium

Aug. 5: Pantera at Hersheypark Stadium

Aug. 10: The Chicks at Hersheypark Stadium

Aug. 11: Guns N’ Roses at Hersheypark Stadium

Aug. 12: KIDZ BOP at GIANT Center

Aug. 15: Yellowcard at GIANT Center

Aug. 27: Nickelback at Hersheypark Stadium

Showgoers interested in riding coasters during the day and enjoying entertainment at night can take advantage of the Hersheypark event ticket special. It is available for purchase at Ticketing Services only with proof of an event ticket on the day of, the day before or the day after an event for $56.95.

Book An End-of-Summer Getaway

After a day of coaster riding at Hersheypark or a night out at a concert or show, stay overnight at one of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark so you can continue experiencing everything our sweet destination has to offer! Guests can save on select dates this month with popular summer packages, including our guest-favorite Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE Package - back for a limited time at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge. With this package, kids enjoy free accommodations, free Hersheypark tickets and free breakfast, while parents enjoy sweet savings.

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

  • Hersheypark Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge
  • 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 guides to The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort to help you prepare for a sweet summer visit!

Fall-Inspired Treatments Return To The Spas in Hershey

It’s never too early to plan for fall relaxation! The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa 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 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. Start planning for next season’s spa day of relaxation and make an appointment!

Hershey Jobs

We are hiring across our destination! Available positions include: 

A comprehensive list of individual positions, job descriptions, and team member perks can be found on the Hershey Entertainment and Resorts career website. Find your next career opportunity at The Sweetest Place On Earth!