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Knott’s Berry Farm Summer bucket list
Gorgeous days are up ahead, and we have the ultimate Knott’s Berry Farm Summer bucket list! It’s the hottest of what’s happening at Knott’s this season, and we made sure to included a date night with your amorcito. Gotta make time for love this season… maybe grab a boysenberry soft serve to share?
The list is in no particular order – it’s just what you absolutely have to do when you stop by Knott’s Berry Farm and check out all the fun stuff happening this season. Don’t forget to pick up your season pass and stop by Soak City too.
Great for the family
Voyage to the Iron Reef
Voyage to the Iron Reef, a spectacular new 4-D interactive ride, has surfaced at Knott’s Berry Farm. Grab a freeze ray and join the battle to save Knott’s from the mysterious creatures that are emerging from the waters beneath the Boardwalk!
Great for kids
Blockbuster Beagle!…on ice – Charles M. Schulz Theatre
Join Snoopy and the world-class ice skating stars at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre for this amazing new production where Snoopy and his Peanuts buddies “go Hollywood.” They bring the Walk of Fame glamour, dazzling movie lot escapades and California excitement to a brand new ice show adventure.
When: June 13 – August 23 No shows on Wednesdays
Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers – Camp Snoopy Theatre
Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy in a show that’s sure to make an outdoorsman out of anybody!
When: Daily, June 14 through September 1
The Peanuts Gang – Camp Snoopy
Meet and hug one of your favorite Peanuts characters including Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Franklin, Woodstock, and Peppermint Patty.
When: Year round – Characters vary daily
Great for date night
Big Band Swingin’ Sundays
Jump, Jive & Swing to the sounds of Orange County’s best local Big Bands.
When: Sunday evenings, June14 – August 30
Boardwalk Dance Party – Boardwalk Circle Stage
Dance ‘til you drop and wave your hands in the air until you just don’t care with DJ Howly, one of Orange County’s most requested “mixers & spinners”.
When: Monday & Tuesday evenings, June 15 – August 25 Plus September 7
Salsa Bands – Fiesta Plaza Stage
Nothing says a party at the Fiesta Plaza stage better than the energy created by some of Orange County’s most popular salsa bands.
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings, June 13 through August 23, Plus August 29, 30 and September 5, 6, & 7
Great for music lovers
Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies – Birdcage Theatre
Things get krazy when Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies perform their toe tappin’, knee-slappin’, side splittin’ country comedy show that has Knott’s audiences clamoring for more! It’s the perfectly krazy way to spend some time at Knott’s Berry Farm!
When: Fridays through Mondays, June 13 – August 23 except 6/19 and 8/6 & 29.
The Big Fat Steve Band – Boardwalk Circle Stage
Back by popular demand, The Big Fat Steve Band-The Kings of Kool is a fun, exciting dance band with a swingin’ beat. Enjoy the live musicality of rockabilly, swing and classic sounds. The only thing missing is your dance moves.
When: Wednesday through Saturday, June 13 – August 29, plus September 5 & 6
Vertical Impact After Party
“DJ Nytemadness” will keep the party going mixing all the best of current EDM, dance & pop hits after each show while the cast joins the guests of all ages to dance, party, take selfies, and just be a part of it all.
When: June 13 – August 23 No shows on Mondays & Tuesdays
Great for Show Lovers
The Ghost Town Miners – Spurs Stage
For a “Yeehaw” of a good time you won’t want to miss the Ghost Town Miners sing and play some of the best bluegrass this side of the Rio Grande!
When: Tuesday through Thursday, June 16 – August 20
The Marshal Purdy Show – Birdcage Theatre
Come on in for some old fashioned, homespun fun that’s sure to tickle your fancy and bust your gut.
When: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 17 – August 21
Calico Saloon Cancan Show – Calico Saloon
What’s a Saloon without a show? Don’t miss the Calico Saloon Show for some good old’ fashioned bar room fun. We heard that the dancin’ girls even perform that new fandangled dance from Paree, France, the Cancan! You might even want to cool off with a tall cool bottle of the hard stuff…Sarsaparilla!
When: Daily, June 13 – September 30, Plus September 5 – 7
Fool’s Gold Stunt Show – Wagon Camp
Will the bad guys manage to re route and steal the gold? Find out in this rowdy, comical, western stunt show presented on Knott’s legendary Wagon Camp stage.
When: Year round
Vertical Impact & Vertical Impact Geared Up Show
Stop by Calico Square for Vertical Impact. It’s the ultimate blend of extreme stunts with high flying acrobats performing a one of a kind performance perfect for the entire family!
The fun continues after dark with Vertical Impact, Geared Up! This high energy show is set to the most popular songs of today, combining everything from trampoline stunts, bmx bikes, skaters, dancers, and aerialists. Every show ends with an informal meet & greet for the guests with the entire cast on stage. The cast pumps up the volume with the latest hits, the biggest tricks and awesome special effects.
The pace is intensified, the stunts are electrified, and the cast is breaking down the walls, defying gravity, and taking it all to the next level. Watch the show for the amazing aerial acrobatics, and crazy trampoline & vertical wall stunts, then stay for the after party and be a part of the show!
When: June 13 – August 23 No shows on Mondays & Tuesdays
Great for History Buffs
Ghost Town Streetmosphere
Ghost Town is alive with townsfolk who will put you smack dab in the middle of the Wild West. New residents have put down stakes recently… Clem Culpepper, the ever hopeful gold miner, Ma & Pa Shine, our resident moonshiners & Nathan Quickly, the Pony Express Agent. And as you mosey on through Ghost Town, say “Howdy” to returning favorites, Dusty Trail, who’s never without her six-shooter, Miss Ruby, the purtiest Saloon Gal in town, Miss Apple the School Teacher, and the rest of the Calico townsfolk.
When: Daily June 13 – September 7
You won’t want to miss the beautiful music, authentic costumes and historically rich traditions presented at the Indian Trails Stage.
When: Thursday through Monday – Year round
Sit back and let this award winning, one of a kind attraction mesmerize you as our Native
American Storyteller shares stories of his rich history and culture
The special effects will amaze you.
When: Daily Year Round
Bookmark this Knott’s Berry Farm Summer bucket list and don’t forget to use #NewAtKnotts when you share online. I’d love to see what you’re up to when you visit the park.
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Originally published on June 9, 2015. Last Updated on June 10, 2015 by Pattie Cordova