Excitement Is In The Air At Prairie Meadows in May

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Start Your Engines! Head to Prairie Meadows For Your Chance To Win A Share Of $125,000 In Cash & Prizes

Nothing says excitement more than a chance to win a brand-new 2023 Chevy Silverado! Stop by Prairie Meadows on Wednesdays in May for your chance to win a cash prize or a qualifier spot for their Chevy Silverado truck drawing on May 31. Fourteen winners will be chosen each week at 7pm in the Finish Line Show Lounge. To be eligible to win, you must be a Prairie Gold Rewards member. Not a member? Signing up is easy! Stop by Prairie Meadows to sign up at Iowa’s favorite place to play!

Kentucky Derby Festivities Kickoff Summer Entertainment

Prairie Meadows is the entertainment destination that has you covered with countless ways to “play” all summer long! The fun starts May 6 with their Kentucky Derby celebration festivities.

  • Watch and wager on the most exciting two minutes in sports – the 149th Kentucky Derby. Advance wagering is available beginning at 10:30am on Thursday, May 4. Derby Day Simulcast races being at 9:30am and the Kentucky Derby post time is TBD* on Saturday, May 6.
  • Derby Day Celebration — Put on your Derby best and take part in the Derby Day Celebration hat or bow tie contests from 2pm – 4pm on Level 4 at Prairie Meadows. Contest winners will be crowned at 4:30pm.
  • Kentucky Derby Swipe & Win promotion for your chance at cash from noon – 10pm to reveal your prize.
  • Champions will be serving up barbecue favorites and homestyle fried chicken beginning at noon. Call 515.967.8575 to reserve a table.
  • Sip on Kentucky Derby favorites mint juleps or a refreshing Kentucky Mule.
  • Take a trip back in time as Journey Tribute Band Escape brings high-energy excitement to Prairie Meadows recreating the essence of the early 80’s Journey starting at 7pm!

Entertainment is Rockin’ at Prairie Meadows

The good times don’t stop with all the Kentucky Derby festivities! Prairie Meadows will be hosting ESCAPE – The Journey Tribute Saturday, May 6 at 7pm in the Finish Line Show Lounge for a high energy, blast from the past kind of night! This top-notch tribute will take you back as you sing and dance to all your favorite Journey hits. Reserved seating tickets are on sale now, while supplies last, for $25 plus tax at Prairie Meadows Gift Shop. Tap here for the full line up of entertainment coming to Prairie Meadows. Must be 21 or older to attend all shows.

Live Racing Season Has Arrived

The 2023 Live Racing season at Prairie Meadows kicks off on Friday, May 12 with post time at 6pm. Prairie Meadows features live horse racing Fridays and Saturdays with a 6pm post time, Sundays and Mondays with a 4pm post time. Racing at Prairie Meadows is FREE and open for all ages to attend. Watch and wager on all the race action at Your Favorite Place to Play!

Celebrate Mom at AJ’s Steakhouse

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a perfectly prepared meal and exceptional service at AJ’s Steakhouse. Treat her to a meal like no other featuring brunch favorites, AJ’s classics, and homemade desserts. Plan ahead, make your reservations now to celebrate Mom with family and friends. For reservations, tap here or call 515.957.3535.

Memorial Day Weekend at Prairie Meadows

Whether it is enjoying free entertainment, food trucks, or the thrill of live horse racing, Prairie Meadows is Your Favorite Place to Play Memorial Weekend. Be sure to try your luck with the Memorial Day Swipe & Win promotion for your chance to win up to $1,000 cash or bonus entries for their Chevy Silverado & Cash Drawings. Swipe your rewards card from noon – 8pm to see what you have won. Or stop by and feel the thunder of the horses competing on the track. Post time on Saturday night is 6pm, Sunday and Monday’s post times are 4pm. Sample fare from local food trucks on May 28 on the track apron, and take in some tunes in the Finish Line Show Lounge on Friday & Saturday night. Hear 80’s tunes from duo Taylor King & Nicholas Sinclair on Friday and electric rock classics from Trio Aceto on Saturday. Both shows start after live racing at 10pm. Tap here to see what else Prairie Meadows has in store for you this summer at Your Favorite Place to Play!