10 Fun Things To Do This Spring in Shakopee

Warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, fun events—it’s springtime in Shakopee, and here’s your guide to the best ways to enjoy the season.

  1. Catch a show at the Mystic Showroom, which has an exciting spring lineup of music and comedy.  Upcoming shows include country singers Lauren Alaina (April 11) and Brett Young (April 25), comedians Lewis Black (April 26) and Chelsea Handler (May 24), and rock legends the Marshall Tucker Band and Jefferson Starship (May 19).


  1. Ooh and aah at death-defying feats of skill at the Double Down on Danger show at Canterbury Park on April 20, 2024.  The performance troupe combines comedy, juggling, and knife throwing in an exciting 90-minute show, with matinee and evening performances.


  1. Put on your best hat, sip a mint julep, and watch the 150th Kentucky Derby from a real race track at Minnesota’s Best Derby Party.  Held at Canterbury Park on May 4, 2024, the party will include festive drinks, live music, a red carpet selfie station, and prizes for the best Derby attire.


  1. Hunt for bargains and unique finds at one of this spring’s special shopping events at Canterbury Park.  The Spring Festival: An Arts and Crafts Affair (April 12-14) features items from hundreds of artists and crafters.  At the Junk Bonanza (April 18-20), you can peruse vintage home and garden items from over 150 vendors.  Score gently-used kids clothes, toys, furniture, and more at the From Yours to Mine consignment sale (April 26-28).


  1. Sing along to your favorite Taylor Swift hits at the Shakopee Brewhall’s Swiftie Celebration on April 20, 2024.  The free, family-friendly event includes friendship bracelet making and trading, Swiftie trivia, and special non-alcoholic Taylor Swift-themed drinks.  The Brewhall also has ticketed Taylor Swift new album listening parties planned for April 19 and 20.


  1. Test your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars Family Trivia on May 4, 2024.   The free, family-friendly event includes snacks and refreshments, plus a chance to win prizes from Shakopee Parks & Rec.


  1. Gather your girlfriends for Ladies Weekend at Mystic Lake on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2024.  You and your pals can enjoy live entertainment on the casino floor, giveaways, drink specials, wine sampling, and selfie stations with souvenir flip books.  There’s also a special purse bingo session with $5,000 in cash and designer handbags up for grabs.


  1. Discover Minnesota history at The Landing, a collection of historic 19th century buildings along the Minnesota River.  You can explore the grounds on a self-guided tour, or you can attend the Stories that Spark Creativity family event on April 10, 2024 that includes a bonfire storytime, nature walk, and kids’ activities.


  1. Admire the beautiful blooms at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  With over 28 specialty gardens, you’re sure to find flowers to delight your senses.  There are paved paths throughout the 1,200-acre grounds, as well as miles of wood trails and stone pathways.


  1. Bike or hike along the Minnesota Valley State Trail.  The picturesque route along the Minnesota River boasts scenic views, spring wildflowers, and abundant wildlife.

This spring, stay in Shakopee!  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  It’s also conveniently located to area attractions like Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

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