Knotts Berry Farm Seasonal Events 2024

From the Peanuts Gang to bandits, 2024 at Knott’s Berry Farm is full of seasonal fun! For a family outing to celebrating spooky season, there’s something for you!
Amanda Rosa
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Knott's Berry Farm Promises Seasons of Fun in 2024

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Knott’s Berry Farm has unveiled their calendar for the 2024 season and, in typical Knott’s fashion, they’re going all out. Guests can expect more Charlie Brown, more live entertainment, and a lot more fun in this uniquely Southern California theme park.

Think summer nights filled with music, in-season flavors, and memorable encounters. Plus the return of Southern California’s longest-running Halloween theme park event, Knott’s Scary Farm.

Knott’s Berry Farm will wrap up the park’s 5 seasons of fun with Knott’s Berry Farm. Where guests can enjoy festive decor, classic carols, plus the return of the beloved Peanuts ice show.

Peanuts Celebration at Knotts Berry Farm
Peanuts Celebration at Knotts Berry Farm

“It’s Knott’s, or it’s not”

I wanted to share my personal opinion right up front that Knott’s Berry Farm takes its seasonal events very seriously. A large part of the theme park’s success comes down to one ideal - Knott’s is the perfect place to create a lifetime’s worth of memories.

Ready to show that you’re the ultimate Snoopy and PEANUTS fan? Dreaming of a magical white Christmas? Whatever event is calling you to Knott’s Berry Farm, we know it’ll be worth the visit.

Parking Entrance to Knotts Berry Farm
Parking Entrance to Knotts Berry Farm

Get Discounted Admission to Knott’s Berry Farm, No Matter the Season

Before we dive into the details of the 2024 seasonal events, let’s get you into the park at a discounted price!

Whether you’re visiting Knott’s for the Halloween events or can’t wait for Summer Nights, a Go City San Diego pass is the only accessory you’ll need.

If you’ve read any of our articles on family-friendly attractions like LEGOLAND California or the San Diego Zoo, you know the easiest way to get the most out of any San Diego visit is an All-Inclusive Go City San Diego pass. With the pass you’ll get discounted access to some of San Diego’s most popular activities, attractions, and museums.

It’s the best price on Knott’s Berry Farm admission tickets, regardless of the season. Even better? No waiting in line at the gate.

Use the discount code GVSD5OFF for further savings and splurge on a little dessert for yourself!

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Plan Your Visit in Advance
Special events tend to be very popular, and buying tickets ahead of time can save you time waiting in line at the gate. Additionally, check the event schedule and plan your visit around special shows, entertainment, and attractions that you don't want to miss.

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Spring Events

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year in San Diego and it’s a great time to enjoy Knot’s Berry Farm as well.

Peanuts Store at Knotts Berry Farm
Peanuts Store at Knotts Berry Farm

Knott’s Peanuts Celebration

The Knott’s PEANUTS™ Celebration ran from January 27th to February 25th, in 2024 and we hope to see it back again for the 2025 season!

Highlights included Pigpen in the livery stable, Schroeder and Linus at Calico Park, and Charlie Brown for a PEANUTS themed, “It’s Your Life!”

New for 2024, Franklin joined the gang at Knott’s and you could meet him in a brand new exhibit. There was also a Snoopy’s Legendary Rooftop Concert with the family-friendly indie band, The Jelly of the Month Club.

And all this to get visitors excited about the reimagined Camp Snoopy opening on Memorial Day weekend in 2024. New attractions related to this early 2024 event included Snoopy’s Tenderpaw Twister Coaster and Sally’s Swing Along, both ready for you to enjoy during your next visit!

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

It’s a celebration of the little berry that started it all!

Springtime in Southern California is the perfect time to celebrate Knott’s farming roots. The food and wine festival not only celebrates Walter Knott’s beginning, but it puts the spotlight on the berry that made it possible: the boysenberry.

Try a lineup of curated dishes that range from savory to sweet to decadent, all with a boysenberry twist! Pair the dishes with a variety of wines, and craft beers, including a selection from local brewers.

The 2024 season brings new dishes for guests to try. A selection of over two dozen food and drink options will bring all the foodies to the farm. And they’re like, wouldn’t this be better with music?

Live music, family-friendly activities, and interactive experiences round out the rest of the festival.

What first began as a berry stand by Walter and Cordelia Knott in 1920 grew into a restaurant and replica Ghost Town. Today, it’s a world famous theme park run by Cedar Fair, that’s still deeply in touch with its humble beginning - and that is definitely a reason to raise a glass - or berry - in a toast.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival runs daily from March 8th to April 7th, then weekends until April 28th.

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Summer at Knott’s

Independence Hall at Knotts Berry Farm
Independence Hall at Knotts Berry Farm

We live for those long summer days and short summer nights. During select dates on June 14 - September 2, 2024, Knott’s Berry Farm is your park for day and night fun.

With beloved events returning and brand new rides in the Camp Snoopy update, there’s so much going on during the summer that there’s something for everyone in your group.

Ghostrider Roller Coaster at Knotts Berry Farm
Ghostrider Roller Coaster at Knotts Berry Farm

Knott’s Summer Days

Ghost Town Alive! returns to immerse you in an authentic wild west adventure. Bandits, cowboys, and robberies run rampant across the town of Calico. As an honorary citizen, you get a first row seat to watch its story unfold through interactive activities and more. Who will you be?

Be sure to make time to experience a good ole western hoedown to truly experience the Wild West. You know the saying, when in the wild, wild west…

Knott’s Summer Nights

As the sun goes down, the live entertainment and nighttime festivities heat up. Live music from a rotating list of top 40s bands keeps the mood going.

Seasonal and themed food and drinks, plus family-friend events and activities, makes the Knott’s Summer Nights the place to be.

Camp Snoopy

Don’t forget! Memorial Day Weekend reveals the reimagined Camp Snoopy.

With new rides, competitions, and activities, join Snoopy and the gang for this fresh take on an old classic.

The 4th of July

Knott’s Berry Farm consistently delivers one of the San Diego area’s best fireworks displays and 2024 won’t be any different.

With entertainment, attractions, and live music going on from sunup to sundown, there’s plenty to do before it’s showtime. However, we all know the real star of the show are the fireworks. The pyrotechnics display begins at 9:30 PM.

Fall & Holiday Events at Knott’s Berry Farm

Calico Mine Ride at Knotts Berry Farm
Calico Mine Ride at Knotts Berry Farm

While I’m not expecting any snow this fall or winter in San Diego, we are looking forward to a bunch of fall and holiday themed fun!

Knott’s Scary Farm

Celebrating 51 years, Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and scariest Halloween event in any theme park. And since it also happens to be the longest running Halloween event, it's safe to assume they’re the best show in town.

The Cedar Fair company deserves a lot of the credit for the rebranding in the 90s, as they shifted from explicit horror to a more balanced blend of horror and humor. Last year’s golden anniversary celebration made Knott’s Scary Farm the largest event for any theme park, and you can expect 2024 to keep that energy up.

Through the thick fog and cacophony of screams, immersive haunted houses, hair-raising scare zones, and terrifying mazes combine fear and excitement for a dose of sinister fun. The nightmares continue across attractions and shows that thrill.

Plus, hundreds of creatures and ghosts that traverse several bygone eras. Do not ask for whom the nightmare lurks for, it lurks for thee, and everyone in your party over 13.

The thrilling fun runs on select nights from Sept. 19th - Nov. 2nd. Tickets are a separate admission event, so be sure to plan accordingly and ensure you have the correct tickets.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

Little ones get to have their own bit of spooky Halloween fun at Knott’s!

This daytime event runs on select dates from September 26 through October 31, including Columbus Day. Kids can trick-or-treat through Calico plus enjoy pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, surprises, and old west fun.

Your little ghosties can come dressed in costume and join the Calico Carnival Costume Cavalcade. The perfect excuse for them to get the most out of that costume.

Unlike Scary Farm, this event is included with your regular park admission ticket.

Knott’s Merry Farm

Between November 22 - January 5, 2025, Southern California will become a winter wonderland covered in garland, lights, and snow.

The Home for the Holidays musical revue will have your family singing along to classic carols. And you can’t miss Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang join world-class ice skaters in Knott’s spectacular ice show, Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas.

Calico boasts its own holiday decor and shows. From the Calico Christmas Carolers to the Snow and Glow experience, guests will experience the wonder of Christmas through Calico’s old west charm.

The nightly Christmas tree lighting is perfect for that member of your family that has the tree up in your living room the day after Halloween. While the Christmas Crafts Village is a lifesaver for those who save all of their shopping for the last minute.

Be sure to stop by Santa’s Cabin to say hi to the big man himself.

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