Celebrate Memorial Weekend in RiverSouth

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Start Your Summer in the Land of Big Fun

This weekend is the unofficial opening weekend of summer, and here in RiverSouth we’re off and running with special holiday weekend events.

Running of the Bulldogs
The crowd favorite Running of the Bulldogs returns to Canterbury Park on Memorial Day. Watch these four-legged dynamos race to become top dog! Plus, enjoy other great family day activities including free face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo. The first horse race begins at 12:45 pm with bulldog heats between races. Visit for ticket information and full racing schedule.

Military Appreciation Weekend
Valleyfair is honoring our hometown heroes with Military Appreciation Days May 27 – 30. Active duty military or veterans receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Plus, military personnel may purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $32 per ticket (plus tax). A valid military ID must be presented at a Valleyfair ticket window to receive this offer.

Soak City Waterpark Opens
Valleyfair kicks off the biggest pool party of the summer May 28 at Soak City Waterpark. The 90-foot Breakers Plunge waterslides are among the tallest side-by-side waterslides in the country! Riders drop virtually straight down at speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour. And they’re ready for prime time—these slides will be featured on the upcoming season of the Travel Channel’s Xtreme Water Parks.

Win a Chevy Camaro on Memorial Day
Put the pedal to the metal during the Mystic 500 at Mystic Lake Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30. The more you play, the more you win Friday through Sunday with the opportunity to win up to $500 free slot play each day. On Memorial Day, three lucky guests will be drawn to play for a new ride. The grand prize winner drives home a new Chevy Camaro!

Multi-talented Comedian Tracy Morgan
From 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live and Martin the multi-talented Tracy Morgan is bringing his live stand-up to Mystic Lake Friday, May 27. Catch him on his major multi-city tour Tracy Morgan: Picking Up the Pieces. Morgan starred on seven seasons of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, playing Tracy Jordan opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

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