May 26, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT
The fun continues even after the sun sets at Knott’s Summer Nights!
Tickle your tastebuds with specialty bites and sips, take a step back in time with the comeback of Ghost Town Alive, and dance to live music played by bands and DJs. You’ll never get bored here! So, gather the entire family and make this summer the best one yet.
Follow along as we share all the hottest activities to enjoy at Knott’s Summer Nights.
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Knott’s Berry Farm Summer Nights Tickets
The event is included with your daily admission and season pass, with the exclusion of the tasting cards. Check back later for more updates regarding the Knott's Summer Nights tasting card sale date.
Nearby Hotels and Lodging
Nothing beats the pleasure of relaxing in a great hotel after a tiring day. Book any of these nearby accommodations with Tripster for the coziest experience:
- Quality Inn & Suites Buena Park Anaheim
- Days Inn by Wyndham Buena Park
- Good Nite Inn Buena Park
- Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Anaheim at Disneyland Park
- Anaheim Discovery Inn & Suites
Other Attractions in Los Angeles
Wherever you find yourself in Los Angeles, there are a variety of places to explore. Fill your vacation itinerary with these fun area attractions:
- Universal Studios and Disneyland Ticket Packages
- Disneyland and Universal Packages
- Disneyland Hotel and Ticket Packages
- Disneyland and SeaWorld Packages
- Aquarium of the Pacific
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Summer Nights Knott’s Berry Farm Highlights
Ghost Town Alive!
Step back in time and roam around Calico town once again with the awaited return of the interactive Ghost Town Alive! Guests are invited to let their imagination run wild and experience their own Western adventures through role-playing or being the star in this summer's tale of the Wild West.
So, dust off your cowboy boots, hats, and jeans to dress for the part. There will be live performances and food options to revel in as well. Before you leave, take pictures with the cowboys, bandits, and other characters for the best souvenir.
Knott’s Summer Nights Live Shows
The activity, food, and drink options at Summer Nights Knott's are worth the visit alone, but the live music makes the experience even more fun. This sunny season, your favorite farm comes more alive with live bands and DJs to entertain the crowd and liven up the night. Dance to folk tunes and country music in Calico Park.
Bop to lively beats at the Calico Mine Stage or see the Boardwalk DJ playing the hottest songs in Charleston Circle Fountain. No matter what your musical taste is, you’re bound to catch the best performances here. Some of its past performers include Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies plus Mariachi Angelitas.
We’re also expecting family-friendly shows just like last year’s event, which fell on September 5th, such as Miss Cameo Kate’s Western Burle Q Revue held at the Bird Cage Theatre and Yo Gabba Gabba’s by DJ Lance Rock at Walter Knott Theater.
We will update this page with more information about Knott's Summer Nights schedule.
All-New Fiesta Village
Have a blast at Fiesta Village, where you’ll get to experience the reimagined MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress. See the Hispanic Influence everywhere you look and experience one-of-a-kind entertainment and dining, in addition to plenty of thrills.
Then, wander around the Fiesta Mercado and find an array of local merchants offering unique items, from apparel to artwork. Once done shopping, sink your teeth into authentic burritos, tacos, and more Spanish dishes at the Casa California restaurant. Wash all the flavors down with a bottle of cold cerveza and specialty cocktails.
MonteZOOMa; The Forbidden Fortress
Are you the chosen one who can find Montezuma’s gold? Test your luck and more at MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress. But look out, the road to getting the treasures is not as smooth as you expected.
Experience the story of Montezuma’s hidden treasure while aboard the Montezooma’s Revenge coaster during your visit. This ride is only for the bravest among us who can handle an exciting attraction that catapults riders at 55 mph and reaches up to 112 feet.
The dare-devil ride zooms up, down, and backward, boosting your adrenaline like never before. Brave guests who can pass the 48’’ minimum height requirement can experience the roller coaster for themselves.
A Variety of Food Options
Excite the foodie in you when you head to Knott’s Berry Farm Summer Nights Festival. With a wide selection of cuisines, you’ll be sure to satisfy your appetite here. Sample everything from Mexican dishes to American favorites. While at it, take the chance to eat at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.
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This restaurant has been a favorite of guests over the years -- especially its classic fried chicken. Taste the world-famous fried chicken dinners and then the delicious boysenberry pies for the complete dining experience. Stay tuned for the lineup of food vendors.
Knott's Summer Nights Dates
Knott's Berry Farm Summer Nights run from May 26, 2023, through September 4, 2023. Ghost Town Alive! counts as one of the day's events and starts at 10 AM on select dates. However, the food locations are open beginning at 5:30 PM.
Knott’s Berry Farm Summer Nights Venue
Located at 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620.
Experience Knott’s Summer Nights
When it comes to summer festivals, Knott s Summer Nights is hard to beat. Enjoy the sunny season by rocking out to live bands, sampling delicious dishes, and then feel what it is like to be a resident of Calico town at Ghost Town Alive!
The hottest summer event is bursting with thrilling adventures, so don’t miss it. Grab your tickets and Summer Nights tasting card now!