Want to find out what's happening at the park? From special events to holiday festivals with live entertainment and fireworks, it's all right here.

Group and Educational Events

Each season, we host many special group days and school events when we turn the park into a gigantic learning lab. See our group events tab below so you can plan your trip today.

Opening Weekend

May 2-3

Save the date for Opening Weekend, May 2 - 3!

Live & Local

Select Dates

We are proud to host local entertainers to showcase their talent and have create great entertainment!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Sunday, May 3

Ortega® invites you to a Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Join us Sunday May 3 for the fiesta!

Devil Dash 5K

May 3

Run the race, then ride the rides for this 5K!

Mother's Day

May 10

Celebrate Mother's Day with smiles and thrills to last a lifetime.

Memorial Day Weekend

May 23-25

Kick off the summer at Six Flags Great America!

Hurricane Harbor Opening Day

May 23-25

Join us this Summer for Hurricane Harbor fun!

Discover Exclusive Ride Time

June 14

Enjoy exclusive thrills with Discover and Six Flags!

Coasters After Dark

June 19 & August 14

Exclusive ride time for Season Pass holders on the park's major rides!

Father's Day Weekend

June 20 - 21

Celebrate Father's Day at Six Flags Great America

July 4th Fest

July 3-5

Fireworks and special activities each day of Fourth of July weekend.

Discover Exclusive Ride Time

July 12

Enjoy exclusive thrills with Discover and Six Flags!

Discover Exclusive Ride Time

August 9

Enjoy exclusive thrills with Discover and Six Flags!

Labor Day - Roller Coaster

Labor Day

September 5- September 7

The Ultimate End of Summer Tradition!

Fright Fest

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®

September 26-November 1*

Enjoy the best in haunted houses, spooky rides, shows, and scare zones!

Coaster Challenge

September 27

Register, fundraise for Special Olympics, and ride the distance of a 5K, 10K, or Marathon.

Zombie Crawling - Fright Fest

Halloween Weekend at Fright Fest

October 30- November 1

Join us for Fright by Night this Halloween weekend.

Smashing Pumpkins

November 1

Smash your pumpkins at the end of the Halloween season!

Students at Math and Science Day

Physics Day

April 30

Students will perform experiments and calculations as well as enjoy all the coasters, rides, and attractions!


Midwest Cheer and Dance Competition

May 2

Six Flags Great America hosts the third annual Midwest Cheer and Dance Championship on Saturday, May 2! 

Dance Fest

May 3, 17, 31 and June 7

Six Flags Great America is proud to host our annual Dance Fest on May 3, 17, 31 and June 7.

Event - Marketing

Marketing and Business Leadership Day

May 8

Marketing presentation by Six Flags Marketing professionals and a create-your-own-commercial contest

Technology and Engineering Day

May 14

Special presentation by Six Flags Corporate Engineers at this fourth annual event!

Events - Students - Math and Science Day

Math and Science Day

May 15

Students will perform experiments and calculations as well as enjoy all the coasters, rides, and attractions!

Grad Nite

Grad Nite 2015

May 16

Reserve your spot now for the best end of the school year celebration - Grad Nite 2015!

Stop Bullying

Stand for the Silent - Anti-Bullying Event

May 20

Six Flags Great America is proud to host the Stand for the Silent Anti-Bullying event on Wednesday, May 20.

Celebrate the Arts

Fine Arts Day

May 21

Get a behind the scenes look at what goes into the production of our award winning shows and entertainment.

Happy Family

Catholic Family Day

June 14

The Archdiocese of Chicago presents the second annual Catholic Family Day!

Any Day Math & Science / Physics Day

May 2 - June 14

Make Six Flags Great America your outdoor learning lab.

Boy Scout Uniform and Flag

Scout Days

June 20-21, July 18-19

Annual Boy and Girl Scout Day June 20-21, July 18-19

Home School Day

Home School Days

August 18-21

Annual day dedicated to home school students with fun lesson plans included.

Cosmetology Day

October 11

Learn how make-up artists transform Fright Fest actors into ghouls and goblins



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