Valleyfair Announces Largest-Ever Event Line-Up for 2022 Season

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Valleyfair Announces Largest-Ever Event Line-Up for 2022 Season

Kelsey Megard |
February 22, 2022

You have never seen an event line-up like this before at Valleyfair! Get ready for a season of fun, thrills, food, and so much more. From private events just for our Season Passholders to brand NEW events that will amaze the whole family, our team is ready to bring you an unforgettable 2022!

We will give you the quick rundown, but keep scrolling to learn more about each of these unique and totally awesome events. 

  • Season Pass Preview Weekend | May 14-15
  • Opening Weekend | May 20-22
  • Soak City Opening Weekend | May 28-30
  • Grand Carnivale | June 25 - July 10
  • Fourth of July Fireworks | July 4
  • Latin Days | July 23-24
  • Monster Jam Thunder Alley™ | August 12 - September 5
  • Tricks and Treats | Select Dates September and October

SEASON PASS PREVIEW WEEKEND | MAY 14-15, 2022

Do you have a 2022 Platinum, Gold, Value, or Pre-K Pass? Then, be the first to twist and turn on Wild Thing or fly high on North Star during our Season Pass Preview Weekend! That's right, weekend. We've extended this special event to two days just for our Season Passholders!

Don't have a 2022 Season Pass? Get yours now to attend this fun event!

Have friends that don't have Season Passes? No worries! Season Passholders can take advantage of Season Pass benefits and get Bring-A-Friend discount tickets (one friend per pass) for this special Valleyfair opening.

Children ages 3-5 years old can register for our FREE Pre-K Pass. Register online before going to the park and activate your Pre-K Pass at Season Pass Preview Weekend. Be sure to bring proof of age (original or a copy of a birth certificate or travel passport) and your child to have their photo taken.

OPENING WEEKEND | MAY 20-22, 2022

May 20, 2022, marks the return of all your favorite thrills! Discover your next adventure on one of eight thrilling coasters or learn to love thrills on one of Planet Snoopy's 16 kid rides. Whatever your thrill level, Valleyfair is where families come to play the Minnesota way!

SOAK CITY OPENING WEEKEND | MAY 28, 2022

It's our waterpark's opening day! Welcome to the return of all your favorite Soak City Waterpark slides and splashes. Get ready to jump into gallons of awesome splish-splashin' family fun as Soak City opens for the 2022 Season.

Kids will love Barefoot Beach, with pint-sized slides, geysers, and fountains of fun. Test your courage on our four capsule drop slide, Breakers Pipeline, fill up on yummy treats at Beach Bites, lounge in personal cabanas, and so much more! Cool off from the summer heat at Valleyfair's Soak City Waterpark!

GRAND CARNIVALE | JUNE 25 - JULY 10, 2022

Valleyfair brought our largest-ever event to the park last year and this season we are bringing it back BIGGER and better than ever! That’s right. You can see, hear and experience how the world kicks up its heels at Grand Carnivale, a larger-than-life cultural celebration with something for everyone.

Immerse yourself in the electrifying vibe of our Spectacle of Color Parade, a prismatic procession that reflects joyous cultural traditions from around the globe. A fanciful fusion of extravagantly decorated floats, mesmerizing street performers and pulsing rhythms, this parade promises to enchant and delight — especially as the day slips into night and the sky radiates with a dazzling array of lights that takes on a life of its own.

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS | JULY 4, 2022

Where is the best spot in town for the 4th of July Fireworks? The top of Power Tower, of course! Valleyfair's fireworks show is back and bigger than ever. So bring the whole family to the park to enjoy a day spent on all your favorite thrills, cool off in Soak City Waterpark, and then cap off the night with a fireworks display to celebrate America's birthday!

UNIVSION MN LATIN DAYS | JULY 23-24, 2022

This is the one Latin festival in Minnesota you do not want to miss. Univision MN Latin Days are back by popular demand! Join us for a weekend full of live musical performances, authentic Latin foods, and a celebration of Latin culture.

Performances from local music and dance groups will be held at Superior Stage and are free with park admission, so you can experience the exciting live entertainment while enjoying your day of fast rides and thrills at Valleyfair.

MONSTER JAM THUNDER ALLEY™ | AUGUST 12 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2022

Experience the larger-than-life trucks that compete in Monster Jam® and take a stroll through Thunder Alley. Get nose-to-grill with some of Monster Jam's biggest superstars where each truck's vivid personality and world-class legacy will be on display in unique and interactive ways.

Hop in a multi-passenger Monster Jam Freestyle Ride Truck and feel the intense exhilaration of a Freestyle-inspired, action-packed course, witnessing it from the driver's point of view. Hang out in our impressive garage where you can see, touch and activate real-life elements of these mechanical marvels. Young truck enthusiasts will love our family-friendly play areas where their bright imaginations can run wild.

The best part? Monster Jam Thunder Alley™ is free with park admission!

TRICKS AND TREATS | SELECT DATES SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 30, 2022

Halloween celebrations at Valleyfair are transforming in 2022 as we say goodbye to Halloween Haunt and introduce Tricks and Treats, our all-new, over-the-top, larger-than-life, gotta-be-there Halloween event with all fun and no fright. From little goblins to grown-up ghouls, everyone will find ghastly great things to do for Halloween. Plus, we’ve got skeleTONS of delicious seasonal treats, drinks and, of course, candy!

There’s so much to see and do at Tricks and Treats! When you arrive, you choose a path to follow—and both have their temptations. Do you dare explore the quirky murk of the Land of Tricks, promising spooky (but not scary), gross and weird adventures? Or do you stroll into the Land of Treats with all the nostalgia of a cozy fall festival?

We can’t wait to welcome you back to Valleyfair this year. In 2022, there is always something unique and exciting happening at Valleyfair with our many Seasons of Fun events. We will kick off the year with the return of Grand Carnivale in June, and then we turn up the heat for Latin Days in July. Monster Jam Thunder Alley™ roars into Valleyfair in August, and then the fun takes a spooky turn as the temperatures drop while the park transforms into Tricks and Treats this fall.