Jellystone Park™ has exciting events throughout the season! Fun themes and activities center on holidays, seasons of the year, and other special days. Take a look at what we’re planning this season at our Hudson Valley campground!
*Non-peak season attractions & events have reduced availability. Open: April 19 – November 3, Peak Season: June 21 – September 2. All attractions are subject to change at any time.
Want to see what's happening day by day? Check out the daily activity calendar to find family favorites or to try something new.
4/19-4/28: WILD WEST ROUNDUP / WAKE UP THE BEARS WEEKENDS
Howdy, campers! Break out your cowboy boots because Yogi and the posse are wrangling up fun! Channel your inner cowboy at our lasso competition, saddle up for the hoedown, and mosey on down to the balloon stampede. This is a rootin’ tootin’ good time that you won’t want to miss! *Weekend Events Only
Headliner Events: - Wake Up The Bears - Lasso Competition - Hoedown - Balloon Stampede
The bears have been sleeping all winter, but now they’ve got a little "spring” in their step! Pay for Friday night, get Saturday night FREE! Offer valid 4/19- 4/20. Use code WAKEUP at checkout!
5/3-5/5: CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND
This is nacho average Cinco De Mayo– prepare yourself for a taco-tastic time at Jellystone Park™! Celebrate with a BEARy fun fiesta, and if you’re up for a challenge, sign up for our hot pepper eating contests!
Join us in making Jellystone Park™ paw-sitively pigmented! Go crazy with color in our 5k color run, light up the night at our glow in the dark dance party or come to our one-of-a-kind sip n' paint experience! *Weekend Events Only
Headliner Events: - 5k Color Fun Run - Glow in The Dark Dance Party - Sip n' Paint
5/24-6/2: MESS FEST WEEKENDS
Messy mayhem is coming to Jellystone Park™! From the foam party, to our famous chocolate slip ‘n slide, to an ultimate food fight, this wacky whirlwind of messes will keep you on your toes and leave you wanting more!
Headliner Events: - Foam Party - Chocolate Slip n' Slide - Food Fight
6/7-6/16: TROPICAL BEARADISE WEEKENDS
Aloha, friends! Join Jellystone Park™ in island-inspired fun in the sun! Come to our Luau of a lifetime with outdoor entertainment or play putt putt in paradise. It’s a paw-ty for the whole family full of leis and laughter! *Weekend Events Only
Join us under the stars as we celebrate freedom, fun, and Yogi Bear™! Break out your red, white, and blue in our patriotic golf cart parade and enjoy star-spangled activities and entertainment throughout the week. Don’t forget to also celebrate Yogi at our Yogi Bear™ Birthday Party!
Ahoy, campers! We’re diving into the world of all things oceanic. Check out our live entertainment, make a big splash at our pool party, or find the hidden treasure at our treasure hunt.
Headliner Events: - Live Entertainment - Pool Party - Treasure Hunt
7/19-8/1: CHRISTMAS IN JULY WEEKS
Here comes Santa Claus… and his goats! Even in the Summer, Santa is still checking his list! We’ll have Christmas activities all week long–and don’t forget to see Cindy at the Cindy Bear Birthday Party™!
Headliner Events: - Cindy Bear™ Birthday Party - Santa - Christmas Goats
8/2-8/15: CARNIVAL OF DREAMS WEEKS
Step right up, campers! Enjoy summer nights and carnival lights at Jellystone Park™! The fun is just beginning with our one-of-a-kind carnival and festive inflatables. Keep the good times rolling with our decorative golf cart parade! For food lovers and thrill seekers alike, this is an adventure you won’t want to miss!
Break out your bell bottoms, because we’re celebrating Boo Boo in a totally groovy way! Stop by the Boo Boo™ Birthday Party for far-out fun, or Boogie down at the Disco Dance Party, where a DJ will be spinning some tunes! Don’t forget to enter our 70’s-inspired tie dye competition!
Headliner Events: - Boo Boo™ Birthday Party - Silent Disco - Tie Dye Competition
8/23-9/2: SUPER DUPER HEROES WEEKS
Calling all heroes– Jellystone Park™ needs your help! Grab your cape and unleash your inner hero as we celebrate our local heroes. Stop by our Touch a Truck event and meet the courageous people behind the wheel! Next, dress for success to strengthen your powers in our Hero Training session. Don’t forget to stop by our donation drive for our local heroes!
Headliner Events: - Touch a Truck - Local Donation Drive - Hero Training
9/6-9/15: FALL INTO FUN WEEKENDS
Fall is in the air! Come ring in the new season with Yogi™, Cindy™ and Boo Boo™ as the leaves change colors! Roll up your sleeves with a pumpkin activity, customize a fall treat at our caramel apple station, and enjoy many other fall activities. Then close out the warm weather with a doggie pool day! *Weekends Events Only
Headliner Events: - Pumpkin Rolling/Smashing - Doggie Pool Day - Caramel Apple Station
9/20-10/27: HALLOWEEN WEEKENDS
It’s time to get spooky, campers! Jellystone Park™ has lots of fun and frightful activities in store. Gather up lots of yummy treats with trick -or-treating, or watch the Halloween magic come to life during the Magic Pumpkin Experience. Show your creepy creative side with our golf cart competition, site decorating, and costume contest! With lots of spooktacular events every weekend, you’ll be sure to have a BEARy good time. *Weekend Events Only
The air is getting chilly, so help us put the bears to bed with a movie night, s’mores bonfire, and many other cozy activities! Put on your comfiest PJs, snuggle up, and join us for a weekend of unforgettable memories under the starry sky!
Headliner Events: - Pajama Party - Bears into Hibernation - Bonfire/S'mores - Movie Night
With the exception of sparklers, fireworks are not allowed in Jellystone Park™. We have a fireworks show during Fourth of July week!
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