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Summertime fun at Knott’s Berry Farm is better than ever

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

There’s summertime fun for the whole family at Knott’s Berry Farm with the return of Ghost Town Alive!, Knott’s Summer Nights, Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, and more.

Summertime fun at Knott's Berry Farm - Knott's Summer Nights
Photos courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm

Ghost Town Alive!

After two years, the town of Calico will once again come to life with the return of the award-winning, interactive Ghost Town Alive! with new adventures, roles, and characters.

In this immersive version of the Old West, the citizens of Calico invite park guests to join a new action-packed storyline through the streets of Ghost Town, where each guest has the power to unlock secret missions with characters, influence the day’s events, and take on mind-challenging puzzles. Ghost Town Alive! will take place on select days from May 20 to Sept. 5, 2022.


Ghost Town Alive! returns this summer with brand new adventures

Knott’s Summer Nights

On select dates from May 20 to Sept. 5, 2022, The summertime fun at Knott’s Berry Farm continues after the sun goes down, thanks to Knott’s Summer Nights. This nighttime party features tasty twists on favorite summer eats, family-friendly backyard games, Instagram-able photo opportunities, and live music, including top 40’s bands at the Calico Mine Stage, the Boardwalk DJs around Charleston Circle Fountain, and Latin, Reggae, and Zydeco bands at Calico Park Stage.

The Knott’s culinary team has created over two dozen seasonal-inspired dishes and drinks for this event, like crab cake sliders, Korean BBQ burgers, vegan lettuce wraps, and peach and pineapple shaved ice.

knott's Berry Farm Summer Nights Tasting Card menu

Additional costs apply for food tasting experiences within the event, so the best way to try all the new food and drinks is by purchasing a tasting card which includes six tastings for $50 ($45 for season pass holders).

Knott’s Soak City Waterpark

The 15-acre Knott’s Soak City Waterpark returns this summer from May 21 through Sept. 18, 2022 – its longest season ever.

Guests can cool down as they catch a ride down 23 different speed, tube, and body slides, face the rip-roaring The Wedge raft ride, or chill out in one of the longest lazy rivers in the country. Plus, the interactive kid’s area is the perfect spot for the littlest family members to splash the day away.

More Summertime Entertainment at Knott’s Berry Farm

This summer, the colorful and charming “Alegre!” will be performed in Fiesta Village by the Bob Baker Marionettes – a Southern California institution since 1963 – along with the Mariachi Angelitas, who present a lively show filled with history, tradition, and sounds from South of the Border.

No trip to Knott’s is complete without the toe-tappin’ shenanigans of Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies in the Wagon Camp, the funniest band of musicians this side of the Calico Mine. Also in Ghost Town is “Miss Cameo Kate’s Western Burle-Q Revue” at the legendary Bird Cage Theatre, starring a travelin’ troupe of singers, dancers, and musicians who perform a daily western can-can revue. Plus, the resident DJs at K-NOT Radiothe coolest station on the dial – are back in Boardwalk to keep you up to date on all the happenings around the park.

Knott’s Summer Nights and Ghost Town Alive! are included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm or with a Knott’s Hotel Summer Package that includes overnight accommodations, a tasting card, parking, and more.

Click here for more information about summertime fun at Knott’s Berry Farm.

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