Special Events

Special Events

California's Great America offers a variety of event and entertainment options that families can enjoy together.
 

Physics, Science & Math Days
Physics, Science & Math Days

05/01/15, 05/08/15, 05/15/15, 05/22/15

The principles of physics come to life as California’s Great America offers special days where the amusement park is turned into the world’s largest classroom.
Note: Friday, May 22, 2015 is a non-programming date.

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Homeschool Days
Homeschool Days

05/01/15, 05/08/15, 05/15/15, 05/22/15

Get the kids out of the house and into our giant classroom! Students can experience the laws of physics in motion and discover how math and science apply to amusement park excitement.

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Performing Arts Day
Performing Arts Day

05/08/15

California’s Great America provides an exciting and fun opportunity to learn about the performing arts.

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Girl Scouts Thrillbuilders
Girl Scouts Thrillbuilders

05/09/15

Thrill seeking Girl Scouts, friends and family are invited to experience the laws of physics in motion and how math and science apply to amusement park excitement. Team up with engineering students in workshops held throughout the day to launch your own crazy carnival of moving parts; or learn on the go as you experience the Gold Striker Force, Math Scavenger Hunt and the Graph Matching worksheets. Then return to the workshop area to receive your participation patch and enjoy a day at California’s Great America.
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Mother's Day
Mother's Day

05/10/15

Celebrate this Mother’s Day with us on Sunday, May 10. The entire family (and friends) can enjoy a fun day together with our wonderful Bring-A-Friend special this weekend. Season Pass holders can bring up to 4 friends for just $19.99 each.
School Days
School Days

05/20/15, 05/21/15

California’s Great America is happy to offer two days in May for school groups. These special days include an optional all-you-can-eat picnic lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, chili beans, potato chips, ice cream novelties and unlimited soft drinks in the Picnic Grove from noon-2pm.

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Fireworks Spectacular
Fireworks Spectacular

05/22/15, 05/23/15, 05/29/15, 05/30/15, 06/05/15, 06/06/15, 06/12/15, 06/13/15, 06/19/15, 06/20/15, 06/26/15, 06/27/15, 07/03/15, 07/04/15, 07/10/15, 07/11/15, 07/17/15, 07/18/15, 07/24/15, 07/25/15, 07/31/15, 08/01/15, 08/07/15, 08/08/15, 08/14/15, 08/15/15, 08/22/15, 08/29/15, 09/05/15, 09/06/15

Beginning May 22, every Friday & Saturday in summer will have a special fireworks presentation! Great America will present Fireworks before closing to cap your perfect summer visit.
Memorial Day Weekend Military Days
Memorial Day Weekend Military Days

05/23/15, 05/24/15, 05/25/15

On Saturday Boomerang Bay opens. Then on Monday we'll salute the military with a color guard presentation and an all-you-can-eat BBQ ($15.99 plus tax). We'll pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to active or retired United States Service men and women, including veterans, with a valid military I.D.
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