Celebrate Founders' Week at Silver Beach Carousel: June 24-28

Step into the Emerald City and experience a week of enchanting fun!

Silver Beach Carousel invites you to join us for a week-long celebration of history and happy memories! From June 24th to 28th, we'll be commemorating the legacy of Silver Beach Amusement Park's founders, Louis Wallace and Logan Drake, with a series of themed events that harken back to the park's golden age.


Daily Themed Events

Monday, June 24: Seniors' "Yellow Brick Road" Day

(Noon-5 pm)

Calling all history buffs, ages 60 and over! Take a trip down memory lane with our Seniors' Day. Share stories of your park visits, learn interesting facts through historical talks and enter hourly drawings for a vintage-themed candle. Enjoy buy-one-get-one discounts on Carousel tokens (limit two per person).

Tuesday, June 25: Kiddies' "Munchkins" Day

(Noon-4:30 pm)

Calling all little munchkins (ages 3-12)! It's your chance to experience the magic of the Silver Beach Carousel at a discounted rate! All carousel rides are half-priced on Kiddies' Day. Participate in fun activities, show off your moves on the Carousel and enter drawings to win giant, colorful Munchkin lollipops.

Wednesday, June 26: Emerald City Express Day

(Noon-5 pm)

All aboard the Emerald City Express! On Wednesday, prepare to be mesmerized by our intricate miniature train display as it winds its way through a whimsical Wizard of Oz scene. Don't forget to check out the movie-themed memorabilia that adds a touch of magic to the trains. Enter our hourly drawings for a chance to win free cotton candy!

Thursday, June 27: Defying Gravity Day

(Noon-9 pm)

Witness the incredible sand-sculpting magic of Janet Schrader, the "Sand Pirate," as she transforms sand into a magnificent creation directly in front of the Shadowland Ballroom. Feeling inspired? Learn sandcastle-building tips from Janet between noon and 5 p.m. Kids aged 3-12 can enter drawings for Kinetic Sand at the Carousel's refreshment stand.

Friday, June 28: Horse of a Different Color Day

(Noon-5 pm)

Hold onto your hats! On Friday, surprise rides on the Carousel will come with a pack of Skittles candies. Get ready to show your artistic side with our "Horse of a Different Color" coloring contest (ages 5-14). Winners will be chosen in random drawings on June 29th, with two lucky winners in each age category receiving gift baskets!

Fun for Everyone, All Week Long!

In addition to our daily themed events, we'll have a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy throughout the week:

  • Free coloring sheets and photo opportunities with your favorite Carousel figures, including the lion, tigers, and bear!
  • Free corn hole games featuring artistic renditions of Wizard of Oz characters (located outside the Carousel House).
  • Explore the historic Shadowland Ballroom and the Curious Kids' Discovery Zone within the Silver Beach Center.

Don't miss out on this magical celebration! Come join us for Founders' Week at Silver Beach Carousel.

Plan your visit around these annual events!

Trying to decide the best time to visit The Silver Beach Carousel? While there are no bad days here, there are definitely days where some more activity is buzzing through the Carousel House! Consider checking out these planned events that we host each year and stay tuned for more information. 


Founders' Week

The week honors Logan Drake and Louis Wallace who spent their lives creating happy memories for millions of people and delighting all ages from 1891-1971 at Silver Beach Amusement Park. Founders' Week runs in mid-June with festivities to celebrate!

lego dino

Builders' Bash

Are you crazy about LEGOS? We are too, especially during March and April. This event and the Amazing Lego Display showcase LEGO builds at The Silver Beach Carousel, created by LEGO builders, ages 5-18. Participants will have their build on display, get a certificate of participation, earn a swag bag full of goodies and walk the red carpet during the Builders' Bash celebration.

easter bunny

Easter Extravaganza

Enjoy fun egg-citement at the Silver Beach Carousel with random prize rides, a visit with the Easter Bunny, free prize eggs and some arts and craft projects for kids! This is a great time to get your Easter pictures early. 

Spider web covering Halloween-decorated Carousel

Boo Bash

Celebrate Halloween with spooky treats and fun activities at the Silver Beach Center's annual Boo Bash.

A carousel figure with hat and scarf.

Christmas in July

Celebrate the holidays early with Christmas in July at the Carousel. Santa will make an appearance, color a picture of our holiday horse Noel and grab your Christmas card pictures early. 

Halloween at the Silver Beach Carousel.

Haunted Scarousel

Sunshine or rain, this is a must-stop if you are in town on an October weekend. Spooky good music and decor make their way down to The Silver Beach Carousel House. Costumes are definitely encouraged! 

Countdown to Noon

Countdown to Noon

Want to give your little ones the New Years Eve treatment before bedtime? Spend the day at the Silver Beach Center with a Countdown to Noon. Other details are hashed out closer to the event, so stay tuned!