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Fun’s in Full Bloom in RiverSouth


Spring is in full swing in the Land of Big Fun with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, the return of live horse racing, the Midwest debut of a new thrill ride and more.

Mystic Lake is throwing a FREE Cinco de Mayo party on Friday, May 5. Don’t miss this South of the Border party in the North Star state!

For some fulfilling entertainment, catch The Taco Debacle World Taco Eating Championship at 7 pm in the Grand Ballroom. World Champion Joey Chestnut will compete against female champion Miki Sudo and other world-ranked contestants. If you think you’ve got what it takes, swipe your Club M card from 4 pm to 6 pm for your chance to win the final contestant spot!

Los Lobos is playing a free Cinco de Mayo concert for Club M members in the Mystic Showroom at 8 pm. Swipe your Club M card starting at noon in the Mystic Showroom lobby for your free ticket. If you’re not yet a Club M member, get your free card onsite.

After the concert, check out free Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling in the Grand Ballroom starting at 10 pm. Mystic Lake will also be having food and drink specials, a mariachi band and even a street taco stand right on the casino floor. After all that fiesta fun, rest easy with a hotel deal—use the code CINCO for 15% off! Get all the Cinco de Mayo party details at

Canterbury Park begins its 67-day racing schedule on Friday, May 5 with the return of Minnesota’s biggest happy hour and live music by Tim Mahoney. On Saturday, May 6, grab your Derby hat and celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Canterbury with live music by Boogie Wonderland.

Looking ahead, the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, runs on May 20. Watch all the Preakness Stakes action live from Maryland plus live horse racing on the Canterbury track, music by Hitchville and yard games in the infield.

On Memorial Day, May 29, the bulldogs are back at Canterbury for the family-friendly Running of the Bulldogs races.

Valleyfair Family Amusement Park officially opens for the 2017 Season on Friday, May 12. Be among the first to soar on North Star—the new 230-foot thrill ride at RiverSouth’s favorite family hangout! Be sure to check out the new seating patio at Caribou Coffee and a selection of new tempting treats throughout the park. Celebrate Mom on Opening Weekend with a special Mother’s Day Brunch featuring the PEANUTS Gang! Make a splash when Soak City Waterpark opens on May 27.

Run the miles and stay for the smiles! The Run & Ride Race series makes its return to Valleyfair May 20 – 21 with four races designed for the entire family. It’s not every day you can experience a behind-the-scenes run through your favorite amusement park before the gates open! Take this opportunity to watch the sun rise over roller coasters, run alongside dinosaurs, high-five Snoopy, earn a very cool medal and enjoy some fabulous swag—a ticket to the park.

Stop by Mazopiya near Mystic Lake on Saturday, May 20 for the Shop Local event and discover healthy, wholesome products made right here in the community. From noon until 4 pm, you’ll have a chance to meet Minnesota farmers and food producers, try food samples and maybe even win a prize. Bring the whole family and experience true local flavor.

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