Splash into summer at Buccaneer Cove! Our water playground is now open and included with your Ride Park ticket. For a limited time, tickets are only $19.99 when you purchase four or more!

Year Round Events

Family fun is always in season at Castle Park

There’s always a reason to celebrate at Castle Park! From Mardi Gras each spring, to the opening of Buccaneer Cove and the start of summer, to Castle Dark in the fall and Duke’s Very Merry Village at the holidays, there a special event for every season and every family member!

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Castle Dark

Castle Dark

Riverside's best Halloween haunt returns for our 15th year of FEAR! Terror and fright take over the night as Castle Park transforms into Castle Dark. Six new haunted experiences, including mazes, scare zones, and terrifying surprises welcome guests for six scary weeks! Platinum and Gold Annual Passholders enjoy FREE Castle Dark admission. Not a passholder? Upgrade today!

Buy your tickets in advance online and save up to 25%.

Join us for fun-filled frights Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m through October 29.

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    Saturdays and Sundays through October 29

    Castle Park’s Dia de los Muertos celebration is included with General Admission tickets. A family friendly daytime celebration of Mexican and Latin American folk traditions. Entertainment, crafts and trick-or-treating! It’s Dia de los Muertos at Castle Park Saturdays and Sundays through October 29.

  • Returning November 2023

    Duke’s Very Merry Village is the most “fun-derful” time of the year at Castle Park. Enjoy delightful decorations throughout the park, holiday-themed rides, delicious holiday snacks and of course, our famous snow and light show. Celebrate the season at Castle Park!

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    Mardi Gras

    Returning February 2024

    Mardi Gras comes to Riverside with Castle Park’s unique take on New Orleans’ favorite festival. Let the good times roll with seasonal treats and fun activities for the whole family. It’s Mardi Gras at Castle Park. Returning in February 2024.

  • Kevin Fest

    Kevin Fest!

    Annual celebration of Kevin the Castle Park Peacock

    Don’t miss our annual celebration of Kevin the Castle Park Peacock. Free scavenger hunt, our famous Easter Egg Hunt and Kevin’s Birthday Celebration!

    Coming Soon!
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    Season begins in May

    The summer season kicks off at Castle Park with the opening of our Buccaneer Cove water playground. With five water slides, aquadomes, spray cannons and a giant dumping bucket, Buccaneer Cove is the place to cool down. Even better, it’s included with your ride park ticket!

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    Duke's Summer Dance Party

    Returning Summer 2024

    Get down with Duke’s Summer Dance Parties Saturday nights each summer. Join us for a different party theme every Saturday. Enjoy the Castle Park DJ, dancing with Duke giveaways and more!

Castle Dark

A USA Today 10 Best Halloween Event!
Select days through Oct. 29.
Frightful fun is in store with six all-new haunted experiences , including the Cinema of Fear and Night Shift mazes, Shipwreck Cove and Slider Alley interactive shows, plus Haunted Highway, our first ever Halloween ride makeover.