Courtesy of Cedar Point

Frontier Festival, which brings Cedar Point’s “celebration of hope, health and harvest,” sets off Thursday (May 26). The event will feature live music, food, drinks, interactive games for kids and adults, artisans and crafters, festive décor and a wagon-full of street characters and family entertainment.

Attendees may also buy a tasting card and sample their way through more than 25 cherry-inspired culinary creations. Other food options include a new glazed donut bacon cheeseburger joins barbacoa nachos, steak fajita tacos, mojo whole hog sliders and gluten-free chocolate flourless cake. Add to that more than 60 craft beers, hard seltzers and ciders from local and national beverage makers are also available to taste, with offerings from Rhinegeist, Platform Brewing Co., McKenzie’s, Saucy Brew Works and more. This year, Frontier Festival continues its partnership with Prayers From Maria, a local organization whose mission is to raise awareness and money to fund research to end childhood cancer. The event runs daily through June 19 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As for Wild Frontier Nights, those will debut in early June, offering a 21 and older after party. According to a release, “Once Cedar Point closes for the night, hostess Lusty Lil (of Lusty Lil’s Palace Theatre), will reopen Frontier Town with exclusive, private access for ticketed guests. A massive lineup of entertainment will greet them, including ax throwing, mechanical bull riding, live music, hearty foods from the park’s private recipe collection, signature cocktails, a bourbon trail tasting experience, street performers and dancing.” Guests will also have private access to some of the park’s most popular rides like Steel Vengeance, Maverick, Skyhawk, Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Wave Swinger.

Wild Frontier Nights runs June 3, 4, 10 and 11 from 9 p.m. to midnight and is not included with park admission. Guests must be 21 years of age or older, and limited tickets are available online only. For more information, visit CedarPoint.com.

10 Cedar Point Rides We Really Miss

  • Top Thrill Dragster

    Last August, a Cedar Point guest was seriously injured at the park. As she was waiting in line for the Top Thrill Dragster, the woman was hit by a flying part off the ride and subsequently injured. The ride won’t be back for 2022, but no word on if it will be back after that.

  • Mantis

    Cedar Point converted the Mantis into a floorless roller coaster named Rougarou in 2015, the latter of which is still there. But, some people miss the Mantis!

  • Antique Cars

    Just this season, Cedar Point removed Antique Cars, a drive-it-yourself ride through Frontier Town, in order to create enough space for a new restaurant.

  • Wicked Twister

    Wicked Twister welcomed its first passengers at Cedar Point on May 5, 2002. It actually held the record for the world’s tallest and fastest twisting impulse roller coaster. It closed last year!

  • Demon Drop

    This was a scary one! Watch video below.

  • White Water Landing

    White Water Landing closed back in 2005.

  • WildCat

    This was a tipsy turvy one! See footage below.

  • Space Spiral

    I don’t remember this one at all. But check out footage below!

  • Mean Streak

    This coaster was all the rage when I was a kid.

  • Disaster Transport

    This was a wild indoor coaster- very unique!

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