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Tips for Attending a 2022 Concert at Hersheypark Stadium

Parking, ticketing, safety FAQs and more

With the summer concert season at Hersheypark Stadium quickly approaching, we wanted to share our top 10 tips and venue policies for making your night as memorable as possible. Check out the list below! 

1. Bring only essential items - large bags are prohibited 

New for 2022, Hersheypark Stadium recently updated its bag policy to prohibit bags inside the venue that exceed 5”x 8”x 1” for guest safety. Hand clutches, wristlets and small purses are permitted but may not exceed the size limit and are subject to search. Backpacks, large purses, clear bags, fanny packs, camera bags, drawstring bags, totes and suitcases are not allowed inside the venue.

Exceptions are made for guests that require a medical equipment bag and/or a parenting bag. These bags must be smaller than 14” x 14” x 6” and will need to go through metal detection screening at entry and are subject to physical search. 

2. Carry a credit or debit card for purchases

Hersheypark Stadium is now a cashless venue but will be accepting all major credit cards and debit cards. Don't worry - if you forgot your credit card, we have Cash-to-Card kiosks located under the East and West grandstands. There is no fee to load cash onto a card at these kiosks. Please note, strolling vendors will only accept cash. 

3. Review the venue safety policy

Guests are welcome to continue wearing face coverings anywhere on property if they choose to do so. Any additional tour requirements will be shared on the event pages at HersheyEntertainment.com

Additionally, all guests will be required to enter through walk-through metal detectors. 

4. Plan to arrive early to accommodate for potential traffic

Plan to arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the show to accommodate for potential concert and Hersheypark traffic. Doors open 90 minutes prior to the start of the show so take advantage of that time to find your seat and grab food or drinks before the concert begins. 

5. Show your ticket stub for free parking

Did you know parking is included in the price of your concert ticket at Hersheypark Stadium? When you present your ticket stub at the designated concert parking lot, you will not be required to pay a parking fee. The parking lots open at 12 p.m. the day of the show. If you're planning to tailgate, make sure to check out the tailgating policy before doing so.

6. Stay hydrated

With the hot days that come with summer concerts, we want you to stay hydrated and cool. One sealed water bottle per ticket holder is permitted in the venue. Reusable and open water bottles are not permitted. 

7. Ride coasters during the day

Hersheypark Stadium is located right next to Hersheypark, a 121-acre amusement park with 15 roller coasters, more than 20 kiddie rides and dozens of family-friendly attractions. If you're attending a concert at Hersheypark Stadium, you can receive discounted admission to Hersheypark on the day of, the day before or the day after an event. All you have to do is present proof of your ticket at Ticketing Services located in Tram Circle to receive the concert special of $56.95. That means you can ride some mild to wild coasters before singing the night away! 

8. Stay overnight and receive complimentary transportation

There is so much to see and do in The Sweetest Place On Earth, so why not spend the night and make a trip out it? Concertgoers can book overnight accommodations at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge or Hersheypark Camping Resort and receive free resort benefits, including free shuttle service to and from the concert. 

Free front gate shuttle service drops guests off at the exclusive resort drop-off location at Hersheypark, which is adjacent to Hersheypark Stadium. The shuttles will run until one hour after the concerts at Hersheypark Stadium are over.

See why you need an extra day in Hershey, Pa., here.

9. Grab dinner or drinks before the show

Complete your night out at Hersheypark Stadium by grabbing a drink and dinner at The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio before the show. Just a short walk across the parking lot, The Chocolatier is located inside the same building as Hersheypark Supply Co. as part of Hershey's Chocolatetown outside the Hersheypark front gate. You do not need a Hersheypark ticket to dine there. 

The Chocolatier serves up family fare with a  fun spin and hints of chocolate from an open kitchen. If you're with a group of friends, we recommend the Ferris Wheel Sampler, which offers A Taste Of Fun For Everyone. The menu also features other delicious shareables, salads, burgers, flatbreads and big plates like Cocoa-Dusted Beef Short Ribs and Heath Bar Crusted Salmon. Here are 10 items to try at The Chocolatier.

You can also enjoy a signature cocktail like the Reese's Cupfusion Old Fashion at a Carrousel-themed bar or experience one-of-a-kind views of Candymonium hypercoaster and the iconic Kisses Fountain on the first-come-first-serve patio and patio bar.

10. Have fun

There is nothing we enjoy more than seeing concertgoers singing and dancing along to their favorite artists at our venue. Keep these tips in mind when attending a show so you can focus on making memories that will last. Don't forget to share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging us and using #HersheyparkStadium!


See the stars under the stars at Hersheypark Stadium and experience the most prominent names in the music industry as they make their stop in Central PA. Hersheypark Stadium also plays host to regional high school sports, band competitions and more.