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Things To Do in Hershey, Pa in July 2023

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

Hello, July! There are a ton of things to do in Hershey, PA this month. Keep scrolling for some of our top picks.

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Hershey

From an epic fireworks display and family-friendly nighttime entertainment to coaster riding and special dining offerings, Hershey, Pa., is the place to celebrate Independence Day. 

Hersheypark will offer its annual fireworks display (located just outside of the Park) for guests and residents to enjoy on Tuesday, July 4, at 9:45 p.m. Please note that the rides will still close at 9 p.m., but Hersheypark will remain open for guests to watch the fireworks from inside the Park and the parking lots.

Those planning to celebrate the holiday weekend at the Park can add-on an all-you-care-to-eat Star Spangled buffet picnic in the Fahrenheit Catering area, available on July 1-4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The menu includes multiple salads, sides, entrees and assorted desserts. Adult tickets are $26.99, and child tickets are $16.99 (plus tax.) The Hersheypark Season Pass Holder discount is applied when purchased in person. 

Ride Coasters at Hersheypark  All Month Long

There is no sweeter way for thrill seekers to spend a summer day than riding the most coasters in the Northeast at Hersheypark amusement park. Hersheypark is open daily in July for coaster rides, water park splashes and zoo visits - all included with admission. Plus, it’s a great time to ride the new Wildcat’s Revenge hybrid coaster and experience what all of the hype is about! 

Great ticket deals are available on Hersheypark.com, including a Midweek Summer Savings Ticket valid only Mondays through Thursday through Sept. 4 for $54.99.

See a Summer Show in Hershey

Summer is in full swing this month at the sweetest venues in the world! Check out the lineup of events coming to Hersheypark Stadium, GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre in July. 

July 1: Zac Brown Band at Hersheypark Stadium | 7 p.m.

July 2: Big Time Rush at Hersheypark Stadium | 7 p.m.

July 5: 3ICE at GIANT Center | 7 p.m.

July 6: Tori Amos at Hershey Theatre | 7:30 p.m. 

July 7: Jerry Seinfeld at Hershey Theatre | Times Vary

July 13: Luke Bryan at Hersheypark Stadium | 7 p.m.

July 28: Jason Aldean at Hersheypark Stadium | 7:30 p.m.

Bonus - 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 A Sweet 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!

Enjoy Breakfast with the Hershey  Characters at The Chocolatier

Join us Saturdays and Sundays in July for Breakfast with the Hershey Characters at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio! Kickstart your Hersheypark day with a delicious breakfast buffet and specialty cocktails alongside your favorite characters. Breakfast begins at 8 AM and lasts through 10:30 AM each day and reservations are required. Character availability varies by day.

Adults (ages 12+): $34.95

Kids (ages 3-11): $24.95

Children 2 and under are free.

Hersheypark Season Pass Holders can receive their Pass Discount. 

Indulge In A Summer Spa Treatment at MeltSpa by Hershey

This month, head to the heart of downtown Hershey for a spa treatment at  MeltSpa by Hershey day spa! With over 70 quality spa treatments and convenient evening hours seven days a week, MeltSpa by Hershey makes it easy to fit relaxation into any schedule. Try one of the refreshing treatments from the seasonal Summer Strawberry Collection this summer, featuring an immersion, manicure and pedicure. Or, indulge in a Hershey’s Dark Chocolate treatment - available year-round and exclusively at MeltSpa by Hershey. 

Plan a Visit To The Zoo

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily with extended hours this summer for guests to explore the wild of North America. Visitors can enjoy daily animal feeding and training activities included with admission. The activities schedule is available at the Admissions building on the day of your visit. 

Need a break from coaster riding? ZooAmerica is included with a Hersheypark ticket when accessing the Zoo from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours. 

Work In The Sweetest Place On Earth

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!

Celebrate Hershey's Calder Cup Champions

The Hershey Bears are once again Calder Cup champions! Make sure you have your Calder Cup merchandise to celebrate the franchise’s AHL-record 12th Calder Cup championship.

The Bears are currently hibernating in offseason mode, but make sure you get your season tickets for the 2023-24 campaign as Hershey looks to defend its title. And be sure to be on the lookout for appearances by the Calder Cup throughout Central Pennsylvania this summer!