Nintendo is firing up the karts and stocking up on mushrooms to bring the Play Nintendo Tour 2024 across the United States this summer.

The Play Nintendo Tour kicks off June 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and features several interactive activities for kids and families, including game demo booths and photo-ops.

And best of all, it’s completely free!

Attendees can enjoy demos of recent Switch releases Super Mario Bros. Wonder and Princess Peach: Showtime, as well as Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Pikmin 4, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Enjoy photo-ops with colorful backgrounds from Princess Peach: Showtime, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD (coming June 27), and hang out with Pikachu as you learn about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

We predict the most popular booth to be Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, featuring racing chairs, and the Booster Course Pass DLC.

Parents are invited along with their kids to play games and enjoy puzzles, quizzes, and a claw machine full of prizes.

By participating in activities, attendees can fill out their Play Nintendo Tour passport. With a complete passport, they receive special goodies, such as bracelets, coloring pages, and a free Nintendo Switch Online 14-day trial. Nintendo Accounts can also receive 100 Platinum Points for attending.

The full 2024 schedule is below, hitting lots of major cities and malls (though California is conspicuously absent). In related news, Nintendo has announced plans to open their second official Nintendo store in San Francisco, in 2025.

Market Location Address Dates
Salt Lake City, UT The Shops at South Town 10450 S. State Street
Sandy, UT 84070
June 13 – June 16
Denver, CO FlatIron Crossing 1 W Flatiron Crossing Drive
Broomfield, CO 80021
June 20 – June 23
Houston, TX The Woodlands Mall 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
June 27 – June 30
Des Moines, IA Jordan Creek Town Center 101 Jordan Creek Parkway,
West Des Moines, IA 50266
July 11 – July 14
Philadelphia, PA King of Prussia 160 N Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
July 18 – July 21
East Rutherford, NJ American Dream 1 American Dream Way,
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
July 25 – July 28
Greenville, SC Haywood Mall 700 Haywood Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Aug. 1 – Aug. 4
Miami, FL Aventura Mall 19501 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
Aug. 8 – Aug. 11
Minneapolis, MN Mall of America® 60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
Aug. 30 – Sept. 2


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