Fun Is Always in Season in Buena Park, California

By: Shelley Seale

When planning your next trip, don’t forget to explore Buena Park’s numerous one-of-a-kind seasonal events. Visitors can experience everything from holiday snow fall and delicious food festivals to world renowned Halloween events and prehistoric expositions. For the full list of Buena Park’s special events and festivities, go to



Kid’s Takeover Buena Park Promotion – The campaign runs January through the end of February, and offers the best deals of the year on top kids attractions, hotels and restaurants in Orange County.

Knott’s Fire and Police Personnel Promotion – As a thank you, Knott’s Berry Farm provides FREE admission to fire and police personnel and one guest during select days in December and January.


Family Fossil Day – Families are invited to Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center located inside Clark Regional Park for a free three hour presentation and exposition to learn about Orange County’s prehistoric past.


Knott’s Boysenberry Festival – First created by Walter Knott in the 1920’s, the boysenberry gained its popularity at his fruit stand in Buena Park. Visitors can celebrate its rich history during the 23-day Boysenberry Festival starting April 1st at Knott’s Berry Farm. The jam packed event features live entertainment, interactive experiences, over 50 delicious boysenberry creations including barbeque, desserts, beverages and the popular fun bun.


Knott’s Soak City Waterpark Opens for Summer – Visitors can splash around on 7 brand new slides opening this season at the 13 acre waterpark. The new slides will join dozens of other thrilling rides, wave pool, kid’s area and one of the world’s longest lazy rivers. The park is open from Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend.



Concerts in the Park – Guests can catch free live music performances from some of Orange County’s most popular musical acts at Boisseranc Park. The shows are Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm on select nights in June and July.


Concerts at Buena Park Downtown – On Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm in July and August, visitors can enjoy free live performances from cover bands including Elvis, Johnny Cash and the Beatles.   

Concerts at Buena Park Downtown – On Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm in July and August, visitors can enjoy free live performances from cover bands including Elvis, Johnny Cash and the Beatles.   

July 4th Fireworks at Knott’s Berry Farm – During 4th of July, visitors can enjoy exclusive food, special performances and a firework spectacular.


Knott’s Scary Farm – The crypts open to the largest Halloween experience in the world during September and October. The event features over 1,000 monsters roaming through 4 terrifying themed areas. For even more shrills, brave the thirteen themed mazes including Black Ops Infected.


Knott’s Scary Farm & Knott’s Spooky Farm – During the day time, the fog lifts at Knott’s Berry Farm and kids are invited to dress up, take pictures with the Peanuts Gang and trick-or-treat in kid-friendly mazes. Knott’s Scary Farm is open in the evening.

Vampirates – At Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Vampirates take over the dinner show with a special, Halloween experience running all October long.

Monster Beer Fest – Rock & Brew’s Annual Monster Beer Fest includes unlimited tastings from over 100 craft breweries, live music, delicious food and costume contest. Date TBD.

Silverado Days Festival– During the second weekend of October, the Silverado Days 3-day Festival comes to Boisseranc Park with thrilling carnival rides, interactive games and delicious food.  Admission is FREE.



Knott’s Military Personnel Promotion– As a thank you, Knott’s Berry Farm provides free admission to active and retired military and one guest during select days in November and December.

Knott’s Merry Farm – The end of November through the first week in January the holiday comes to life at Knott’s Berry Farm with a 60-foot Christmas tree, festive decorations, nightly snowfall and entertainment including the ice skating spectacular, Merry Christmas Snoopy!


Pirate’s Take Christmas – At Pirate’s Dinner Adventure not everyone makes the nice list. A group of ruthless pirates attempt to steal Santa and Christmas but with your help, the holidays can be saved. The holiday show runs all month long.

Knott’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Ring in the New Year at Knott’s Berry Farm with live entertainment, exclusive food offerings and a countdown that culminates in a firework spectacular.

Ongoing Events

Nutrilite Health Institute Tours – Athletes, celebraties and visitors from all over come here to learn more about the science of being healthy. The free 2-hour tour takes you through the process of how they developed the first all-natural vitamin, the secret to good health and interactive exhibits. Reservations are required.

Knott’s Independence Hall – An exact brick-by-brick replica of the original in Philadelphia, Knott’s Independence Hall is a FREE exhibit showcasing America’s history. Visitors can hear the forefathers discuss the Declaration of Independence, explore a replica of the Liberty Bell and browse historical artifacts.


Located just 5 miles from Disneyland®, 10 miles from beaches and 20 miles from Los Angeles is the charming town of Buena Park. A vacation hot spot, the city is home to world-famous entertainment, interactive dinner shows and one-of-kind shopping. Visit Buena Park, the tourism bureau for the City of Buena Park is dedicated to offering first class customer service to visitors and groups traveling to Buena Park. They promote the Buena Park/Orange County brand as well as develop and support destination marketing programs and initiatives. For more information contact Visit Buena Park at