25 April 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 22, 2019) – MGM Springfield will kick off a weekend of festivities on Friday, May 3 with the launch of “Food Truck Fridays” and “Derby de Mayo Weekend” on Armory Square.

“Derby de Mayo Weekend” kicks off at 11 a.m. with a performance by local cover band Feel Good Drift, lawn games and bites from “Food Truck Fridays” inaugural event. Guests can also enjoy TAP Sports Bar’s signature outdoor beer garden, which will be open for the first time this season. On Saturday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m., Armory Square will transform into an outdoor viewing party for the highly anticipated horse race as it plays live on the 330-square-foot marquee screen. The event also will feature live music and MGM Springfield’s three food trucks. The party continues Sunday, May 5 starting at 1 p.m. with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta complete with a mariachi band and custom tequila bar.

Every week throughout the spring and summer, “Food Truck Fridays” will bring local eats to downtown Springfield from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The culinary bonanza will include three original concept food trucks from MGM Springfield, serving tacos, gelato and Asian-inspired dishes. A variety of other popular food trucks from across the region, such as Wahlburgers, Hot Oven Cookies and Say Cheese, will be offered on a rotating schedule.

Opening day of “Food Truck Fridays” on Friday, May 3 will include:

  • Guac This Way by MGM Springfield
  • Asian-Inspired Food Truck by MGM Springfield
  • Italian Gelato by MGM Springfield
  • Wahlburgers of Boston
  • Liberty Rock Tavern of Milford, Conn.
  • Holyoke Hummus of Holyoke, Mass.
  • Say Cheese of Worcester, Mass.
  • Hot Oven Cookies of Springfield, Mass.
  • Kona Ice of Manchester, Conn.
  • Palazzo of Springfield, Mass.  
  • Sweet Chili’s of Springfield, Mass. 

For more information on “Food Truck Fridays” and “Derby de Mayo Weekend” at MGM Springfield, please visit mgmspringfield.com. For hi-res images of the MGM Springfield Food Trucks, visit newsroom.mgmresorts.com.

About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Saverio Mancini / Ellanje Ferguson
MGM Springfield Communications
(413) 273-5580 / (413) 273-5581
smancini@mgmspringfield.com / eferguson@mgmspringfield.com