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Labor Day, for many in Minnesota, is the unofficial end of summer. Kids are heading back to school, football season is starting, and are very close to fall. Below is a list of events, activities, and attractions you can take advantage of in Shakopee through Labor Day Weekend!
Valleyfair Amusement Park has some terrific events now through Labor Day. Some of their events include:
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 47th season. There is so much to see and do at one of the largest Renaissance Festivals in the nation. Some of the events to take part in through Labor Day weekend include:
In addition to the thrills and excitement of live horse racing at Canterbury Park, there are many other numerous fun activities and events to take part in.
There is still time to enjoy the great waterparks Shakopee has to offer. SandVenture Aquatic Park is open through August 20. Come out and enjoy the 300-foot waterslide, two 12-foot drop slides, and sandy beach leading out to the sand-bottom, chlorinated pool.
Soak City Waterpark at Valleyfair is one of the premier waterparks in the Midwest. For thrill seekers, nothing beats a trip down Breakers Pipeline or Breakers Plunge. Or, take in some of the other thrill slides including Hurricane Falls, Panic Falls Speed Slides, and more. For younger kids, there are great water activities including Breakers Bay Wave Pool, Barefoot Beach, the Splash Station, or Ripple Rapids.
Located in nearby Jordan, Sand Creek Adventures is a perfect spot for you thrill seekers. Their three zip line tour spans 1,700 feet across the beautiful Sand Creek bluffs, with a 100 foot vertical height over the water.
Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard opens for the season on Saturday, August 19. The apples available for picking on opening day include PaulaRed, State Fair, Red Baron, Chestnut Crab (Aug 26), and Zestar.
Near Minnesota Harvest on Highway 169 is Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. This can’t miss yellow barn houses an extensive array of unique candies rarely found anymore. They also have fresh baked goods, a wide selection of sodas, apple-wood smoked jerky, and more!
Step back in time at The Landing, nestled along the Minnesota River. See what life was like for Minnesota settlers during the 1800’s in this living history museum. Visit with 19th-century characters, join hands-on demonstrations, tours, and other activities.
Summer is fading away. Make sure to enjoy all the amazing things the Shakopee area has to offer before it is too late! Go to VisitShakopee.org to plan your end of summer getaway!