Valleyfair to welcome 'Grand Carnivale,' it's largest ever event, in 2020

The Shakopee theme park will host the cultural festival for 23 days next summer.
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Valleyfair has announced it will host its "largest ever event" to Shakopee in 2020.

The theme park revealed it will next year play host to Grand Carnivale, a traveling extravaganza that takes guests on a cultural tour of the world over a 23-day festival.

Valleyfair says it's the "largest event and entertainment line-up in Valleyfair’s history," with the event having recently finished up a stint the Worlds of Fun theme park in Kansas.

Being held between July 25 and Aug. 16, it will feature a nightly "Spectacle of Color" parade comprising 150 costumed performers and 7 multicolor floats.

Elsewhere, there will be stalls sending a vast array of world food and drink, crafts, games, and a "Carnivale Street Party" that includes dancing and family-friendly activities.

"We are excited to produce this new immersive event on a scale that Valleyfair guests have never seen before," said Raul Rehnborg, Valleyfair’s General Manager, in a press release.

"Grand Carnivale will be an incredible and unique experience that you will want to share with family and friends in 2020."

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