Where’s the hottest place to spend your summer? Knott’s Berry Farm! There’s something fun for everyone at Knott’s Berry Farm this summer.
The transformation of the new Fiesta Village will offer another Knott’s original experience with enhanced theming, beautiful décor, authentic food, immersive entertainment, thrilling rides, and more starting on May 26. Lively entertainment continues park-wide with the return of Ghost Town Alive! and Summer Nights. Across the street, Knott’s Soak City reopens its gates for another splash-filled summer.
Learn more about the summer offerings at the Buena Park, California themepark.
Explore the New Fiesta Village at Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm has revamped the Fiesta Village section of the park ahead of the 2023 summer season. The area pays homage to the Hispanic influences in Southern California.
Fiesta Village Dining Options
Bring your appetite when visiting Fiesta Village at Knott’s! Check out some of the food and drinks options!
- Casa California – Burritos, birria quesadillas, and signature tamales
- Cantina Del Sur – A variety of bebidas
- Baja Taqueria – Delicious fish tacos
- Papas Mexicanas – Fan favorite! Carne Asada fries
Fiesta Village Shopping
Guests can stroll down Fiesta Mercado, inspired by Los Angeles’ Olvera Street, and find a variety of merchants with unique and authentic items. New merchandise items inspired by the area include a selection of Chamoy candies, hot sauces and queso. Other additions include carts throughout the village selling wares such as personalized parasols and colorful zarapes.
Fiesta Village Rides
Looking for a thrill? Check out the seven refreshed rides reopening in Fiesta Village.
- Los Voladores
- Carrusel de California
- Dragon Swing
- Hat Dance
- La Revolucion
- Sol Spin
- MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress
Note: Due to construction delays, MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress will not open in Fiesta Village this summer. No official opening date has been released.
Calle Celebración Nighttime Party
In addition to the delicious food options and rides, summertime offers an expansion of the summer evening festivities. The nighttime street party is called Calle Celebracion will celebrate Mexican traditions with family, love, community, and festive colors.
Flavors of Summer
Enjoy festival food booths in Fiesta Village with menu items like potato and chorizo tacos, micheladas, and elotes.
Dance the night away to the sounds of Mariachi music, encounter a storyteller spinning whimsical tales of the alebrijes, experience performances of the traditional dance Folklorico and be entertained by interactive puppets and their playful antics. Those who venture through the newly landscaped alebrije gardens can meet Fiesta Village’s very own spirit animal friends.
Ghost Town Alive!
A must-visit event at Knott’s is the interactive Ghost Town Alive! The setting is the town of Calico on “Founder’s Day.” Guests are invited to become the star of this summer’s new action-packed storyline in the streets of Ghost Town. Each guest has the power to unlock secret missions with characters, influence the day’s events, and take on mind-challenging puzzles in this immersive version of the Old West.
It’s perfect for elementary-aged children and those looking to engage with the fantastic cast of characters.
The day culminates with a hoe-down to celebrate every evening.
Ghost Town Alive! will offer new adventures, roles, and characters this summer on select days starting May 26.
Knott’s Summer Nights
A summer favorite continues after the sun goes down at Knott’s Berry Farm with a nighttime summer party. Food, music, and family fun are all on the agenda!
Knott’s Summer Nights Food
A summer party is not complete without an abundance of food and drinks, and no theme park does food quite like Knott’s. The Knott’s culinary team has created tasty twists to classic summer dishes, from Sea Salt Caramel Iced Coffee, BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps and Mexican Pineapple Pork Sandwiches.
Check out this Fruity Pebbles Funnel Cake!
A great way to indulge in all the flavors of Summer is by purchasing a Tasting Card that allows you to choose from a selection of over four dozen seasonal-inspired dishes and drinks.
- Tasting Cards are $55 for 6 tastings
Tastings is a bit of an understatement. The servings are HUGE! I typically split one card among 2 members of my party to allow for a drink, meal, and dessert. Share your meals to experience even more flavors!
Knott’s Summer Nights Entertainment
It’s not a summer night without an epic soundtrack! Enjoy local bands rocking two stages. Make sure to check the official Knott’s app for an up-to-date entertainment schedule.
Plus, Knott’s Summer Nights transforms Calico Park into a neighborhood party like no other with a hub of live music, relaxing atmosphere, Instagram-able photo opportunities, and family-friendly games.
Knott’s Soak City
Make your own waves with a visit to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark all summer long, starting select dates May 20 through September 10.
Guests can catch a ride down 23 different speed, tube, and body slides or take a relaxing trip down one of the longest lazy rivers in the country. The 15-acre water park has something for each member of the family, an interactive kid’s area, and for those more adventurous, The Wedge, a rip-roaring raft ride.
Find out more in this Epic Knott’s Soak City Guide.
The best way to enjoy a full day at Soak City is with a cabana rental. Your private cabana offers a retreat from the sun, plus designated inner tubes, lounge chairs, table & chairs for dining, and meal service with dedicated wait staff.
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Want to enjoy all the fun throughout Knott’s summertime? Make sure to secure your 2023 Gold Season Pass! With a pass, you’ll get unlimited visits to both parks, food and merchandise discounts, plus so much more!
For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm, please visit knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smartphone.