Insider Guide to Knott’s Summer Nights
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Insider Guide to Knott’s Summer Nights

From May 26 - September 4, sunset kicks off Summer Nights at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. This summer party livens up the evening with live music, DJs, food and beverage booths, as well as games up and down the Boardwalk. The iconic theme park also offers daytime festivities for park goers to immerse themselves in throughout their park day. There’s plenty to keep in mind for your visit, so here’s our Insider Guide to Knott’s Summer Nights to help you out!
Food at Knott's Summer Nights at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

Get Discount Tickets
Save and purchase discounted tickets ahead of time to Knott's Berry Farm. Single day tickets purchased in advance online saves you up to $39 off of main gate pricing. Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel also offers packages that include park tickets, hotel stays, and dining options. It’s important to note that Summer Nights does not require additional admission and is included with your ticket! Food tastings and beverages are at an additional cost.

Specialty Festival Foods and Beverages
A key component to the Summer Nights festival are the food booths that can be found up and down the Knott’s midway. In addition to these booths, many permanent dining locations throughout the park offer limited time specialty items for the duration of the festival. Prop Shop Pizzeria, Boardwalk BBQ, and Ghost Town Bakery are just a few of the participating locations. Keep an eye out for the official drop of the Summer Nights food guide on the Knott’s Berry Farm website!

Save with the Summer Nights Tasting Card
A tasting card at Knott’s Summer Nights can be purchased for $50 plus tax and includes six tabs that are transferable for tastings at each of the festival booths. These tabs can be used on food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Items can also be purchased a la carte without a tasting card.

Live music at Knott's Summer Nights at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

Enjoy Live Entertainment at Every Corner
Music lovers will find endless options for entertainment every evening. Calico Mine Stage will be host to a Top 40s band while a live DJ will be playing all your favorite songs at Charleston Circle Fountain. Local favorites like Suburban Legends, Hiatus, and the Suffragettes will play on several nights during the summer season. Keep up to date with the Knott’s Berry Farm app, where you’ll find details on the day’s entertainment schedule.

Immerse Yourself in Ghost Town Alive!
Every summer, Ghost Town Alive! returns to Knott’s Berry Farm complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol’ western hoedown, and much more! Guests can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer’s story of the Wild West, where the power to unlock adventures is in the hands of every guest.

HangTime at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

Maximize Your Time
Skip the line all day long with a Fast Lane Pass, which gives you priority access to all your favorite attractions like HangTime, GhostRider, Silver Bullet, Supreme Scream, and more. Be sure to view the Fast Lane Availability Calendar to ensure it will be offered the day of your visit. Please note that Fast Lane is not offered daily, as it is dependent on crowd levels of the day.

Leave Cash at Home
Knott’s Berry Farm is a cashless theme park, meaning that all cashiers throughout the park and at the parking booths will only accept credit, debit, or a smart device with Apple Pay or Google Pay in place of cash. If for any reason you only have cash or forgot your card at home, no need to fret, there are cash-to-card kiosks where you can load cash onto a card with any amount between $1 to $500.

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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