2024 Valleyfair Season Preview

Conveniently located to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Shakopee’s Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest—and there’s plenty of fun on the schedule for 2024! Get ready for big thrills on your favorite coasters, family-friendly shows and rides at Planet Snoopy, and cooling off at Soak City Waterpark. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect at Valleyfair this season.

Exciting New Dining

In addition to 75 attractions and live entertainment, Valleyfair boasts 25 delicious dining options! Check out these four brand-new spots in 2024.

Inspired by Minnesota’s north woods, Lucky Loon Kitchen offers scratch-made, seasonal items like roasts, hand-breaded chicken tenders, pasta, salads, and fresh desserts. Plus, the menu includes gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Grab a seat on the patio deck to soak up the sun. 

Funnel cakes are a longtime Valleyfair specialty, and Superior Funnel Cake Co. will be serving up unique creations like a berry cheesecake funnel cake loaded with a berry medley and creamy cheesecake bites.

With smoky, slow-cooked meats and savory sides, Renegade Smokehouse is the culinary destination for guests in search of delicious barbecue. Try the BBQ sandwiches filled with your choice of smoked chicken, beef, or pork and served with coleslaw and kettle chips.

Savor a slice from Northwoods Pizzeria, which will be serving hand-tossed pizza, chicken tenders, and breadsticks.

Special Events

Save the date for these special events and festivals in 2024!

Season Pass Preview Day—May 11, 2024

Be the first at Valleyfair! Guests with a 2024 season pass get to kick off the season a day early.

Opening Day—May 12, 2024

Roller coasters, Planet Snoopy, tasty eats, fun entertainment: Valleyfair is open for the season!

Soak City Opening Weekend—May 25-27, 2024

Don’t forget your swimsuit, since Soak City is included with park admission! The seven-acre waterpark has a wave pool, splash pads, water slides, a lazy river, and more.

Star Spangled Night—July 4, 2024

Celebrate Independence Day with a dazzling fireworks display synchronized to music.

Latin Days—August 3-4, 2024

Enjoy a weekend of Latin music by local performers and delicious Latin cuisine.

Corn Fest—Saturdays and Sundays, August 17-September 2, 2024

Chow down on special sweet and savory corny eats and participate in fun games like a corn-eating contest.

Tricks and Treats—Saturdays and Sundays, September 28-October 27, 2024

Enjoy a family-friendly Halloween celebration with fall foods and drinks, a costume contest, special Halloween shows and activities, and candy.

ValleyScare—select Fridays and Saturdays, September 21-October 26, 2024

The frightening, immersive Halloween event is back, with creepy mazes, scare zones, and eerie entertainment, plus the chance to ride your favorite thrill rides after dark.

After a full day of fun at Valleyfair, skip the drive home and 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.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!