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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
Fright Fest
Glow Run
Joker Group Photo


There is always something exciting going on at Six Flags! From internationally acclaimed holiday festivals to engagingly entertaining educational events to out-of-this-world fireworks displays, our calendar is always booked with the best.

employees at the park

Hiring Events

February 10 & 24 and March 10 & 24

Join Team Six where all positions pay a minimum of $9 per hour!

guests at pre party for superhero glow run in hometown square

Superhero Glow Run

April 20

Get covered in UV glow powder and run through the park as your favorite superhero in this fun run!

Wide shot of the Carousel with American flag and crystal clear blue skies

Opening Weekend

April 21-22

The incredible kick off the 2018 season of thrills!

Family of six with Bugs Bunny in front of the reflection pond

Mother's Day

May 13

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

Blue and red trains of America Eagle racing each other down the white coaster track

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26-28

Kick off the summer at Six Flags Great America!

Dad with group of daughters dancing in midway

Father's Day

June 17

Celebrate Father's Day at Six Flags Great America!


Coca-Cola July 4th Fest

June 30 - July 4

Fireworks and special activities to celebrate the 4th of July!

Group of five friends excited and smiling in front of THE JOKER: Free Fly Coaster

Labor Day Weekend

September 1 - 3

The ultimate end of summer tradition!

Students at Physics Day event

Physics Day

April 26

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

Stage performers singing and dancing at park with audience

Music in the Parks

April 29, May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2

Join us to celebrate music and performances from all around!

Teens fill out workbooks with engineer during Education Days

Any Day Math & Science / Physics Day

April 28- June 10

Make Six Flags Great America your outdoor learning lab from April 28- June 10.

Group of students with female marketing professional in a suit looking at a clipboard in front of X Flight

Marketing and Business Leadership Day

May 4

Marketing presentation by Six Flags Marketing professionals and a create-your-own-commercial contest on May 4

singer performing

Six Flags Music Festival

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Six Flags Great America is proud to present the third annual Six Flags Music Festival!

Cheerleaders in circle

Midwest Cheer and Dance Nationals

May 5

Six Flags Great America hosts the 6th annual Midwest Cheer and Dance Championship on Saturday, May 5! 

Group of girls on a Dance Team in front of X Flight

Dance Fest

May 6 & 20 and June 3 & 10

Six Flags Great America is proud to host our annual Dance Fest on May 6 & 20 and June 3 &10. 

Group of teens holding clipboards in front of Goliath

Technology and Engineering Day

May 10

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

guests in park by roller coaster

Math and Science Day

May 11

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

teens at Grad Nite with Bugs and Daffy in their graduation gowns

Grad Nite

 May 12 & 19

Reserve your spot now for the best end of the school year celebration -Grad Nite 2018! Sponsored by Takis®

Boy Scout Uniform and Flag

Scout Days

May 26 & 27 and June 23 & 24

Annual Boy and Girl Scout Day May 26 & 27 and June 23 & 24!

guests eating in picnic grove at Autism Awareness day with Autism Speaks logo overlay

Autism Awareness Day

June 9

In conjunction with Autism Speaks, Autism Awareness Day will be held on Saturday, June 9. 

guests in park

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day

July 28

Our 23rd annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day.

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