Top 7 Things To Do in January

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New Year, Big Fun

Resolve to have more fun this New Year! Here are 7 great events in RiverSouth this January to kick off 2016.

Snocross at Canterbury Park
Championship snocross racing roars into Canterbury Park January 8 and 9 for two days of extreme action! Watch the best sledheads in the world take on jumps and curves at intense speeds. Tickets start at just $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday. Plus, you can get $5 off General Admission tickets if you purchase in advance at the Mystic Lake Box Office. Learn more at

More Snow = More Prizes
Let it snow! Mystic Lake is helping ease any post-holiday winter blues with their Thursday night Cabin Fever drawings. Dozens of people will win up to $1,500 in free slot play from 3:30 – 9:30 pm Thursdays, January 7 – 28. The grand prize winner each week wins a minimum of $2,500—and that jackpot grows by $1,000 for every inch of cumulative snow at MSP airport in the past six days!

MMA Fight Night
Watch live mixed martial arts action in the Canterbury Expo Center Saturday, January 16. Local and national fighters get inside the octagon for a night of intense MMA fights! Tickets start at just $35. Details at

Travel Through Time – And the Open Sea
Take a trip down memory lane with Mystic Lake’s Cruising Through the Decades free parties Saturdays, January 9 – 30. Each night celebrates a different decade from the 60s through the 90s, with tribute bands paying homage to the biggest acts of each era. Be one of the first 200 guests to swipe your players club card each week and instantly win a free gift! Enter prize drawings for up to $2,000 free slot play, and get ready to set sail—the weekly grand prize winner gets an all-expenses-paid Royal Caribbean cruise!

Big Game Big Screen Giveaway
Canterbury Park is getting you set for the big game by giving away a dozen big screen TVs! Get to the Canterbury Card Casino on Saturday, January 30 for your chance to win one of eleven 50” TVs or score the grand prize—a new 70” big screen just in time for the big game! Earn Big Game Big Screen Bonanza bonus entries starting January 22.

Valleyfair Season Passes
Let’s face it—one of the best ways to make it through winter is thinking about summer. And summer means Valleyfair. Valleyfair marks its 40th anniversary this year, and you can lock in your fun now with a 2016 Season Pass—on sale now at the lowest price of the season.

Road To Kentucky
The race to the Kentucky Derby is on! Watch and wager on the best three-year-old horses in the country as the prep race season heats up. Plus, participate in Canterbury Park’s $30,000 Road to Kentucky handicapping contest every Saturday starting January 16. Check out for a full slate of key prep races.

Those are just some of the events we’re looking forward to this January in RiverSouth. You can always find the latest events and Big Fun at

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