What's Going on in Sioux Falls?

(Wednesdays-Sundays)…SIOUX FALLS STATE THEATER…Experience the restored State Theater in downtown Sioux Falls with comfortable recliners with a table, fantastic picture quality, and reserved seating. See this week’s movies and show times on our website. (https://siouxfallsstatetheatre.org/)

OUTDOOR POOLS OPEN FOR THE SEASON…Weather permitting. Hours for Open Swim are 1-5pm and 6:30-8pm. Family Swim hours at select pools are 5-6:30pm. Pools are closed July 4. Aquatic facilities include:

  • Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center – 301 S. Fairfax Ave.
  • Frank Olson Pool – 4101 E. 16th Street
  • Kuehn Pool – 2309 Kuehn Park Road
  • Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center – 3401 E. 49th
  • McKennan Wading Pool – 1500 S. Third
  • Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center – 1001 W. Madison Ave.

 

June 6-9 2024...SOUTH DAKOTA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL...At Vermillion, South Dakota's Prentis Park. https://www.sdshakespearefestival.org/

June 6, 7, 8, 9 (Thur-Sun)…HARRISBURG DAYS…There will be a carnival, food vendors, beer garden, live music, Parade at 11am Saturday, craft fair, business expo, kids tractor pull, Johnny Holm Band concert Saturday night, pancake feed and kids fishing derby on Sunday, and more! (https://harrisburgdays.com/)

June 7 (Friday)…DOWNTOWN FIRST FRIDAY…Find deals, specials, and unique events every first Friday in downtown Sioux Falls. From art receptions, live music, retail deals, and food and drink specials. Free admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion. (www.dtsf.com)

June 7 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…At Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. 7pm. It’s Teacher Appreciation Night and a preview show, so gate and e-tickets are $7 off. (www.catfishbay.com)

June 7 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Tony DePaolo. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

June 7 (Friday)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Headlining is Kyaira (key-air-uh). Opening act is the cast and musicians of the Premiere Playhouse’s HAIR production. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org/event/kyaira/)

June 8 (Saturday)…SIOUX FALLS STORM...At the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The Storm host the Vegas Knight Hawks at 7:05pm. (https://siouxfallsstorm.com/)

June 8 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

June 8 (Saturday)…LIVE LIKE CAT BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT…Registration starts at 11am and the tournament starts at Noon at Golf Addiction, 5301 W. 57th Street. The 2-person team fees benefit the Caitlyn “Cat” Carman Education Scholarship that supports teacher grants, literacy and classroom outreach. (www.livelikecat.org)

June 8 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

June 8 (Saturday)…YANKTON RIBFEST…An free all-day event in downtown Yankton, South Dakota. There will be food vendors, amateur BBQ contest, kids area, car and bike show, cornhole tournament, and live music. (https://www.yanktonribfest.com/)

June 8 (Saturday)…SIOUX FALLS PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL…The parade will be held in downtown Sioux Falls along 8th Street starting at 10:00AM and the festival will immediately follow at the Sioux Falls Stadium (The Birdcage) until 5:00PM. All performances, including drag performances, are family-friendly. There will also be a kids corner with an inflatable and games, food and beverage vendors. All ages welcome.

June 8 (Saturday)…FESTIVAL OF CULTURES…Festivities start at 10am. A celebration of all cultures at Levitt at the Falls. There will be a children’s program, food trucks, live performances, local artisans, vendors, local resources and opportunities from local organizations and service-oriented businesses. (https://www.facebook.com/events/785421773551207)

June 8 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

June 8 (Saturday)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Headlining is Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs playing a bit of Tex-Mex, Texas rock, and some R&B riffs. Opening act is Tuff Roots. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org/event/los-texmaniacs)

June 9 (Sunday)…605 UNITY JAM…A jamboree of art and music. A multi-cultural celebration at Wagner Lake in Wagner, South Dakota. Noon-8pm. Events include a youth pow wow, cornhole tournament, cardboard box boat regatta, kolache eating contest, arts and craft vendors, food trucks, live music, youth fishing clinic and fishing derby, Czech and Native dance demonstrations, and more. Admission is free. (Dana 605-491-0804 or danasanderson51@gmail.com)

June 9 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Jetley Park. Craig’s Shaved Ice and King of Gyros will be the food truck. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

June 11, 12 (Tues, Wed)…STOMP…7:30pm at the Washington Pavilion. The 8-member troupe uses everything by conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps, and more – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Tickets start at $29 (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/stomp)

June 12 (Wednesday)…HANDY MAN HOME REMODELING CENTER ANNUAL CRUISE NIGHT…5PM-7:30PM at Handy Man, 901 E. 10th Street. Bring your car, your family and enjoy the evening. Food will be available. (https://tinyurl.com/y2fdrxwm)

June 13 (Thursday)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Headlining is Wildermiss, fronted by Emma Cole. Opening act is Me Like Bees. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org/event/wildermiss)

June 13 (Thursday)…STARLAB INFLATABLE PLANETARIUM…1:30PM and 2:30PM at the Old Courthouse Museum, 200 W. 6th Street. Discover the night sky and explore the constellations. $2 per person. (www.siouxlandmuseums.com)

June 13 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

June 13 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

June 13, 14, 15, 16 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)…THE PREMIERE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS ‘HAIR’...7PM  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2pm on Sunday at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls. The musical that introduced rock ‘n’ roll to the theatrical stage. Tickets start at $35. https://thepremiereplayhouse.com/productions/hair/

June 13, 14, 15, 16 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)…ROCK RAPIDS HERITAGE DAYS CELEBRATION…In Rock Rapids, IA. Events include a taco supper, pie auction, parade, burn out contest, waffle breakfast, all-school reunion, inflatables, street dance, and more. (https://rockrapids.com/to-do-see/rock-rapids-heritage-days-celebration/)

June 13, 14, 15, 16 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)…HARTFORD JAMBOREE DAYS…Events are located at the Hartford City Park. Activities and attractions for all ages. There will be a carnival, vendor booths, car show, parade on Saturday, inflatables, face painting, Saturday night street dance, and a tractor pull on Sunday. (https://hartfordjamboreedays.com)

June 14 (Friday)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Headlining is Armchair Boogie, playing lightning fast bluegrass to fiery funk to soulful folk. Opening act is Startz and Endz. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org/event/armchair-boogie)

June 14 (Friday)…CANTON PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS HOTEL CALIFORNIA: A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES…This is the only tribute band with permission to play the Eagles music. 7-10pm at the Canton Performing Arts Center, 800 N. Main in Canton. Tickets are $50 plus fees. (https://cantonpac.com/upcomingevents)

June 14 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Brady Wrede. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

June 14, 15 (Friday, Saturday)...75TH TABOR CZECH DAYS…In Tabor, South Dakota. Events include a carnival midway, parade at 1pm on Friday, craft fair and quilt show, kiddie parade at 11am on Saturday, lots of Czech music and dancing, and traditional Czech foods. (https://www.taborczechdays.com)

June 14, 15, 16 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…JESSE JAMES DAYS…In Garretson, South Dakota. There will be live music, entertainment, 5K/10K road race, vendor fair, inflatables, parade at 11am on Saturday, and much more. (https://visitgarretsonsd.com/jessejamesdays/)

June 14, 15, 16 (Fri, Sat, Sun)… SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…7:05PM Friday, 5:35PM Saturday, 4:05PM Sunday at the Birdcage, 1001 N. West Ave. The Canaries host the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. (www.sfcanaries.com)

June 14, 15, 16 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…FATHER’S DAY FESTIVITIES IN LAKE BENTON, MN…There will be a street dance with the Red Dirt Road Band on Friday night starting at 8:30pm at Homer’s Bar & Grill, the fireworks at dusk. Saturday there is a parade at Noon, bean bag tournament, and a Bloody Mary bar on Homer’s patio. (https://www.facebook.com/lakebentonmn)

June 15 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

June 15 (Saturday)...EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8AM-10AM at the Tea Airport. All-you-can-eat pancakes, one serving of eggs, three sausage links, and a beverage. $10 per person, 5-11 years $5, kids 4 and under eat free. (https://www.facebook.com/eaa289/)

June 15 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

June 15 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

June 15 (Saturday)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Headlining is Latin fusion band, De Tierra (day-tee-air-uh) Caliente (cal-ee-en-tay). Opening act is Sabor del Sur. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org/event/de-tierra-caliente)

June 15 (Saturday)…THE DINNER DETECTIVE...7-10PM at the Sheraton in Sioux Falls, 1211 N. West Ave. America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theater show. Actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience. Your $59.95 ticket includes an interrogation reception and multi-course dinner. A prize package will be awarded for the Top Sleuth who comes closest to solving the crime. (https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/sioux-falls/murder-mystery-tickets-showtimes/)

June 16 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Mogen’s Heroes. Backyard BBQ and Shibi Tea will be the food truck. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

June 18 (Tuesday)…DIVE-IN MOVIES…8-10:30PM at Laurel Oak Aquatic Center. It’s an outdoor “swimming cinema.” Watch the movie “Luca” from the water, bring your own air mattress or inflatable device (no inflatables with cutout centers). There will be seating on the deck. Games start at 8am and show time is approximately 9pm. The event is free. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

June 19 (Wednesday)…TOUR de TRASH…5-7PM at SoDak Compost at Iron Fox Farm, 705 S. Blauvelt Ave. in Sioux Falls. Find out how composting works and how it benefits our community. A free event hosted by Sioux Falls Sustainability Coalition. (www.sodak350.org)

June 18, 19, 20 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER…10AM  all three days, plus at 7pm performance on Tuesdays at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Performances include stories that are familiar classics and some that are not-so-familiar. Shows involve fairy tales, music, costumes, dance, and more. Free admission. This week’s performance is “The Wizard of Oz.” (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

June 18, 19, 20 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)… SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…6:35PM all 3 nights at the Birdcage, 1001 N. West Ave. The Canaries host the Chicago Dogs. (www.sfcanaries.com)

June 20 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

June 20 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

June 20, 21, 22 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is Iowa country band, Tyler Richton & the High Bank Boyz. Opening act is Nick Burke Music
  • Friday: Headlining is Nur-D with this soulful sounds and powerful energy.
  • Saturday: Headlining is Faytinga (fay-ting-uh). She is from the Kunama (koo-nuh-muh) people, one of Eritrea’s (Ear-ruh-TREE-uh) many tribes where women and men have equal rights. She composes her own songs and also interprets work from well-known poets and composers from Eritrea.

June 20, 21, 22, 23 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)…THE PREMIERE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS ‘HAIR’...7PM  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2pm on Sunday at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls. The musical that introduced rock ‘n’ roll to the theatrical stage. Tickets start at $35. https://thepremiereplayhouse.com/productions/hair/

June 20, 21, 22, 23 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)…QUARRY DAYS IN DELL RAPIDS…Events include the parade at 10am Saturday, craft show Saturday and Sunday, several food vendors, Quarry Days pageant, golf tournament on Thursday, 5K run, car show and fishing derby on Sunday, and more. (https://dellrapidschamber.com/quarry-days/)

June 21 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Oldilocks (Claude Summers). (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

June 21 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

June 22 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

June 22 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

June 22 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

June 22, 23 (Saturday, Sunday)…BROOKINGS KITE FESTIVAL…Come fly a kite, watch massive demonstration kites, face painting, food vendors, SDSU ice cream, and more. The event is free and located at Fishback Soccer Complex. (https://www.facebook.com/brookingssdkitefestival)

June 23 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Amy Ellsworth. Food trucks will be on site. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

June 23 (Sunday)…PADDLING FAIR…1-4PM at Family Park. Paddling is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those interested in trying out the sport. Boats, paddles, lifejackets, and on-water guidance will be provided. The event is free.

June 25 (Tuesday)…KIDS NITE IN THE PARK…6-8PM at McKennan Park. Carnival games, inflatables, art show, food trucks, and a Storyland Theater performance. No registration is required and no admission. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

June 25 (Tuesday)…BINGO…Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Sioux Falls Post 15. 5-6pm social hour, 6-6:30pm a $10 burger bar with all the fixings, salad, and dessert. You must make your meal reservation by June 20. Bingo starts at dinner. $5 for 12 games of bingo at the Alliance, 1600 West Russell Street in Sioux Falls.

June 25, 26, 27 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER…10AM  all three days, plus at 7pm performance on Tuesdays at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Performances include stories that are familiar classics and some that are not-so-familiar. Shows involve fairy tales, music, costumes, dance, and more. Free admission. This week’s performance is “Dance, Dino Dance.” (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

June 25, 26, 27 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)… SIOUX FALLS CANARIES… 6:35PM Tuesday and Wednesday and 11:05AM Thursday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Lincoln Saltdogs. (www.sfcanaries.com)

June 26, 27, 28, 29 (Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat)...AMERICAN LEGION POST 15 RUMMAGE SALE...8AM-6PM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 8AM-Noon on Saturday at 1300 N. Industrial Ave., in the old AAA building. All proceeds go to helping support youth programs, Legion programs, and veterans in need in the community.

June 27 (Thursday)...HARTFORD FARMERS MARKET…5-8:30pm on Main Avenue in Hartford. You’ll find fresh food, seasonal produce, handcrafted items, and more. Enjoy food trucks, live music, kids activities, shopping, and fun. (https://www.facebook.com/HartfordSDFarmersMarket/)

June 27 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

June 27 (Thursday)…STARLAB INFLATABLE PLANETARIUM…1:30PM and 2:30PM at the Old Courthouse Museum, 200 W. 6th Street. Discover the night sky and explore the constellations. $2 per person. (www.siouxlandmuseums.com)

June 27 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

June 27 (Thursday)…ZOOFARI…5-9PM at the Great Plains Zoo. Explore the Great Plains Zoo during this adult-only, after-hours expedition. Enjoy food and dessert stations throughout the Zoo grounds, learn from animal care and education experts, meet the adorable farm and ambassador animals, interact with butterflies and marine life, tour the vet clinic, and more. (https://www.greatzoo.org/zoo-events/)

June 27, 28, 29 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is David Rosales (roe-saul-us) & His Band of Scoundrels. His sound embodies the vibe of the Wallflowers, Ben Harper, and Chris Isaak. Opening act is Open Mic Night at the Levitt.
  • Friday: Headlining is South Dakota native, Janice Gilbert, playing contemporary country. Opening act is Analisa Marie.
  • Saturday: Headlining is Jessie G playing a mix of country and rock music. Opening act is Tommy Edwin.

June 28 (Friday)…LITTLE FEAT “CAN’T BE SATISFIED TOUR”…7:30PM at the Washington Pavilion. Special guests Duane Betts and Palmetto Hotel. Tickets start at $59. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/little-feat)

June 28 (Friday)…FREE FAMILY FRIDAYS…6:30-8pm at Frank Olson Pool. An event in recognition of July National Park and Recreation month. Family swim time will be extended on these special nights. Free admission. Enjoy Witbit, yard games, and more. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

June 28 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

June 28 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Devon Cadwell. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

June 28, 29 (Friday, Saturday)…IRENE RODEO…SDRA-sanctioned rodeo in Irene, South Dakota. Events include youth mini bulls and broncs, barrels, broncs, team penning, team roping, bulls, calf roping, and mutton bustin’ for kids  5-8. Rodeo performances at 7pm Friday night and 6pm Saturday night. (https://www.facebook.com/IreneRodeoAssociation)

June 28, 29, 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun)… SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…7:05PM Friday, 5:35PM Saturday, 1:05PM Sunday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Kane Country Cougars. (www.sfcanaries.com)

June 29 (Saturday)…SIOUX FALLS STORM...At the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The Storm host the Jacksonville Sharks at 7:05pm. (https://siouxfallsstorm.com/)

June 29 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

June 29 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

June 29 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

June 29 (Saturday)…”WHEN DOVES CRY: THE PRINCE TRIBUTE SHOW”…8PM at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls. A multi-talented 9-piece tribute show to the music of Prince. Featuring Prince’s “Purple Rain” album in its entirety to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Tickets start at $29.50. (https://www.siouxfallsorpheum.com/events-tickets/upcoming-events/when-doves-cry-the-prince-tribute-show/)

June 29, 30 (Sat, Sun)…SAW: THE MUSICAL…7:30PM Saturday and 2pm and 7pm Sunday at the Washington Pavilion Belbas Theater. One of the most thought-provoking horror films of all time is now a musical. The musical hilariously captures the events of the first movie, parodying the “Saw” that started it all. Tickets start at $35. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/saw-musical)

June 30 (Sunday)…DEANA CARTER…7PM at the Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall. Special guest is Janice Gilbert. Deana is known for her hits “Did I Shave My Legs for This” and “Strawberry Wine.” Tickets start at $35. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/deana-carter)

June 30 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Kobe Jordan. Food trucks will be on site. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

July 2, 3 (Tues, Wed)…STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER…10AM  both days, plus at 7pm performance on Tuesday at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Performances include stories that are familiar classics and some that are not-so-familiar. Shows involve fairy tales, music, costumes, dance, and more. Free admission. This week’s performance is “Alice in Wonderland.” (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 4 (Thursday)…SIOUX FALLS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION…The event will take place along Phillips Avenue and Levitt at the Falls. The morning starts with a Fun Run/Walk at Fawick at 8am. Registration fee is $5 for the run/walk. The parade begins at 10am and at 11am, a free lunch will be served to the first 3,000 attendees on the south side of the Levitt Shell. (www.siouxfalls.org/july4)

July 4 (Thursday)…LENNOX OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION…A day-long event with a parade at 10:30am; arts, crafts, and food vendors in the Park; games; music; entertainment, and more. (https://www.cityoflennoxsd.com/page/old-fashioned-4th-of-july-celebration/)

July 4 (Thursday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…2PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

July 4, 5, 6 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is local favorite KORY & the FIREFLIES. Opening act The Downboys.
  • Friday: Headlining is Mike Mains & the Branches. Opening act Jake Brewer
  • Saturday: Headlining is Dyer Davis playing soulful blues. Opening act EZ Answers.

July 5 (Friday)…DOWNTOWN FIRST FRIDAY…Find deals, specials, and unique events every first Friday in downtown Sioux Falls. From art receptions, live music, retail deals, and food and drink specials. Free admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion. (www.dtsf.com)

July 5 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

July 5 (Friday)…FREE FAMILY FRIDAYS…6:30-8pm at Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center. An event in recognition of July National Park and Recreation month. Family swim time will be extended on these special nights. Free admission. Enjoy Witbit, yard games, and more. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 5, 6, 7 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…LAURA INGALLS WILDER PAGEANT…Gates open at 6pm and the performance begins at 8pm. Located in De Smet, South Dakota and held on the outdoor, prairie stage overlooking the Big Slough and cottonwood trees planted by Charles Ingalls. Celebrate the Ingalls family and De Smet’s early history. Seating is provided, but lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. All seating is general admission. Also held the weekend of July 12-14 and July 19-21. (https://www.desmetpageant.org/)

July 5, 6, 7 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…BARE BODKIN’S PRESENTS “TWELFTH NIGHT”…7pm in the ruins of the Queen Bee Mill at Falls Park. Free admission. Seating is limited; lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 6 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

July 6 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 6 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

July 7 (Sunday)...SIOUX FALLS AMERICAN LEGION POST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8:30AM-12:00PM at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance at 1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls. Serving cakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, and orange drink. Open to the public. $8 for 11 years and over. $2 for 10 and under. (For more info call 605-336-3470 or click their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SiouxFallsAmericanLegionPost15)

July 7 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Tom Watson. Food trucks will be on site. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

July 8 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band  Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, the Neo Johnsons playing classic rock. (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 9, 10, 11 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER…10AM  all three days, plus at 7pm performance on Tuesday at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Performances include stories that are familiar classics and some that are not-so-familiar. Shows involve fairy tales, music, costumes, dance, and more. Free admission. This week’s performance is “Jack and the Beanstalk.” (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 9, 10, 11 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…6:35PM Tuesday and Wednesday and 4:05PM Thursday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Gary Southshore Railcats. (www.sfcanaries.com)

July 10 (Wednesday)…QUOIN BANK 10TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW…6-8pm in the Quoin Bank parking lot, just north of 69th and Western. The Great Plains Street Rodders will be showcasing many makes and models of cars. If you have a classic, drive it on over. Enjoy a grilled hot dog or hamburger with a beverage and listen to live music. A free will offering will benefit South Dakota Hands and Voices. (605-275-5000)

July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Wednesday-Sunday)…BARE BODKIN’S PRESENTS “TWELFTH NIGHT”…7pm in the ruins of the Queen Bee Mill at Falls Park. Free admission. Seating is limited; lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 11 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

July 11 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

July 11 (Thursday)…HOT DOG NITE…In Luverne, Minnesota. Over 15,000 hot dogs will be served for free. Events include the Wienerman Triathlon, demonstrations, entertainment, wiener dog races, street dance, and beer garden. The fun starts at 4:30pm. (https://www.exploreminnesota.com/event/hot-dog-nite/10357)

July 11, 12, 13 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is Indie-pop trio Gilda House. Opening act Kobe Jordan
  • Friday: Headlining is Judd Hoos. Opening act: the Moore Brothers Band
  • Saturday: Headlining is Chilean singer-songwriter, Pascuala (pas-quay-luh) Ilabaca (Eee-luh-bah-ka). Opening act: Elisabeth Hunstad.

July 12 (Friday)…FREE FAMILY FRIDAYS…6:30-8pm at Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center. An event in recognition of July National Park and Recreation month. Family swim time will be extended on these special nights. Free admission. Enjoy Witbit, yard games, and more. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 12 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

July 12 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Kobe Jordan. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

July 12, 13 (Friday, Saturday)…THUNDER IN THE VALLEY…In Rock Valley, Iowa. Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday at Noon and 6pm. The premier outlaw national truck and tractor pull with 31 classes. Camping is available. Admission is $25 per adult, $10 for children 6-12 years old and 5 and younger get in free. (www.rockvalleypull.com)

July 12, 13, 14 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…LAURA INGALLS WILDER PAGEANT…Gates open at 6pm and the performance begins at 8pm. Located in De Smet, South Dakota and held on the outdoor, prairie stage overlooking the Big Slough and cottonwood trees planted by Charles Ingalls. Celebrate the Ingalls family and De Smet’s early history. Seating is provided, but lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. All seating is general admission. Also held the weekend of July 19-21. (https://www.desmetpageant.org/)

July 12, 13, 14 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…7:05PM Friday, 5:35PM Saturday, 1:05PM Sunday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Winnipeg Goldeyes. (www.sfcanaries.com)

July 13 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

July 13 (Saturday)…BRANDON HOMETOWN DAYS…11AM-2PM at Brandon Valley High School, 301 S. Splitrock Blvd. Enjoy inflatables, a game trailer, laser tag, archery, Touch a Truck, princesses, clowns, balloons, reptiles, food trucks, and music. (https://bvoptimists.org/brandon-hometown-days)

July 13 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 13 (Saturday)…ZIPPITY ZOO DAY…9AM-5PM at the Great Plains Zoo. Inflatables, bubble parties, entertainment from Phil Baker, face painting, carnival games, zookeeper talks, animal encounters and more. Last admission at 4pm.  (https://www.greatzoo.org/zoo-events/)

July 13 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

July 13, 14 (Saturday, Sunday)…BROOKINGS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL…10AM-7PM Saturday and 10AM-5PM Sunday at Pioneer Park in Brookings, South Dakota. Over 200 artists from across the nation bring their skilled and handcrafted works of art. Thirty-eight gourmet and ethnic food booths. Historic and antique booths that celebrate South Dakota’s heritage. There will also be a children’s area and entertainment. (https://bsaf.com/)

July 14 (Sunday)…KILLER QUEEN: A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN…Doors open at 7pm and the concert starts at 8pm at the Washington Pavilion. The UK-based group has entertained sold out audiences across the world. Performing all of Queen’s greatest hits. (www.jadepresents.com)

July 14 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Janice Gilbert. Food trucks will be on site. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

July 15 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band  Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, music from the El Riad Shrine “Last Call” band. (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 16, 17, 18 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER…10AM  all three days, plus at 7pm performance on Tuesday at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Performances include stories that are familiar classics and some that are not-so-familiar. Shows involve fairy tales, music, costumes, dance, and more. Free admission. This week’s performance is “Alanna and the Wonderful Lamp.” (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 17-21 (Wed-Sun)…DANISH DAYS IN VIBORG…Several events are planned including the parade at 10:30am on Saturday. Other events include: Thursday: Cruise night, outdoor movie, Friday: Water wars, music, small engine poker run, movie at the Lund Theater, Saturday: Vendor and craft fair, Taste of Denmark ethnic food, kids carnival, poker run, street dance, Sunday: Scavenger hunt, community BBQ, family fun night, fireworks. (https://danishdays.org/schedule/)

July 18 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

July 18 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

July 18 (Thursday)…DIVE-IN MOVIE…8-10:30PM at Terrace Park Aquatic Center. It’s an outdoor “swimming cinema.” Watch the movie “Shark Tale” from the water, bring your own air mattress or inflatable device (no inflatables with cutout centers). There will be seating on the deck. Games start at 8am and show time is approximately 9pm. The event is free. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 18, 19, 20 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is vocalist and guitarist Ron Artis (ar-teese) II (the second). Opening act: Jesse Christen
  • Friday: Headlining is Denham
  • Saturday: Headlining is blues band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Opening act: Humbletown.

July 18, 19, 20, 21 (Thurs-Sun)…CORN PALACE STAMPEDE RODEO…The PRCA Rodeo features performances at 8pm each night at the Rodeo Grounds north of Mitchell. Other events include a golf tournament, barrel racing, team roping, mutton bustin’, parade at 10:30am on Saturday, cowboy church service, chili cook-off on Sunday, and more. (https://www.cornpalacestampede.com/events)

July 19 (Friday)…FREE FAMILY FRIDAYS…6:30-8pm at Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center. An event in recognition of July National Park and Recreation month. Family swim time will be extended on these special nights. Free admission. Enjoy Witbit, yard games, and more. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 19 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Shirley Stripped. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

July 19 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

July 19, 20, 21 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…LAURA INGALLS WILDER PAGEANT…Gates open at 6pm and the performance begins at 8pm. Located in De Smet, South Dakota and held on the outdoor, prairie stage overlooking the Big Slough and cottonwood trees planted by Charles Ingalls. Celebrate the Ingalls family and De Smet’s early history. Seating is provided, but lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. All seating is general admission. (https://www.desmetpageant.org/)

July 19, 20, 21 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…COLTON COUNTRY DAYS…In Colton, SD. Live music, parade at 10am Saturday, tractor pull, craft and vendor booths, food and beverage vendors, and more. (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057069806902)

July 20 (Saturday)…SIOUX FALLS STORM...At the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The Storm host the Green Bay Blizzard at 7:05pm. (https://siouxfallsstorm.com/)

July 20 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 20 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

July 20 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

July 21 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Geoff Gunderson. Food trucks will be on site. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

July 22 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band  Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, music from the Surfin’ Safari playing 50’s and 60’s music.  (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 23, 24, 25 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER…10AM  all three days, plus at 7pm performance on Tuesday at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Performances include stories that are familiar classics and some that are not-so-familiar. Shows involve fairy tales, music, costumes, dance, and more. Free admission. This week’s performance is “The commedia Voyages of Sinbad.” (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 24 (Wednesday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

July 25 (Thursday)…HARTFORD FARMERS MARKET…5-8:30pm on Main Avenue in Hartford. You’ll find fresh food, seasonal produce, handcrafted items, and more. Enjoy food trucks, live music, kids activities, shopping, and fun. (https://www.facebook.com/HartfordSDFarmersMarket/)

July 25 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

July 25 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

July 25, 26, 27 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is Wesli (Wesley), blending traditional Haitian rhythms and lyrics with a wide range of styles. It’s Open Mic Night at the Levitt before the headlining act.
  • Friday: Headlining is international award-winning Native American artist, Kelly Jackson. Opening act: Stella Standing Bear.
  • Saturday: at 10:30am there’s a special Saturday morning show for youth and families featuring hoop dancer Starr Chief Eagle from the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Tribe. Supaman, a Native American dancer and hip-hop artist headlines Saturday night. Opening act: Night Shield.

July 25, 26, 27, 28 (Thurs-Sunday)…BERESFORD OLD-FASHIONED WEEKEND…In Beresford, SD. There will be a community dinner on Thursday; pedal cruise on Friday; vendor fair, car show, burn out contest, car cruise, and street dance on Saturday; pancake feed and tractor pull on Sunday, plus many more events throughout the weekend. (https://www.facebook.com/ChamberBeresford/)

July 25, 26, 27, 28 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)…SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…6:35PM Thursday, 7:05PM Friday, 5:35PM Saturday, 4:05PM Sunday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Winnipeg Goldeyes. (www.sfcanaries.com)

July 26 (Friday)…FREE FAMILY FRIDAYS…6:30-8pm at Kuehn Pool. An event in recognition of July National Park and Recreation month. Family swim time will be extended on these special nights. Free admission. Enjoy Witbit, yard games, and more. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 26 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Fine Mess. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

July 27 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

July 27 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

July 27 (Saturday)…FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS…9AM-11AM at Family Park in Sioux Falls. Spend your morning fishing with the family. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 27 (Saturday)…SOUTH DAKOTA CHISLIC FESTIVAL…In Freeman, South Dakota. A day full of food, beverages, activities, entertainment for all ages, and of course several chislic vendors. 10am-9pm at the Freeman Prairie Arboretum. Free admission. (https://www.sdchislicfestival.com/)

July 27 (Saturday)…CELEBRATE CANTON “SATURDAY IN THE PARK”…12PM-6PM at Jack Fox Park in Canton, South Dakota. Parade starts at Noon. There will be games, inflatables, face painting, vendor fair, food, beverages, music, and more. (https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateCantonSD)

July 28 (Sunday)…CANTON AREA CAR SHOW FOR THE GENERATIONS…Gates open at 8:30am and the show goes from 11am-4pm. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and much more.

July 28 (Sunday)… GOOD EARTH SUMMER CONCERT…4-6PM at the Good Earth State Park Amphitheater, just southeast of Sioux Falls. Enjoy an outdoor concert by Too Drunk to Fish. Food trucks will be on site. There is limited seating, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Park license is required. (https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/good-earth-state-park/)

July 29 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, Men in Black playing country music.  (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

July 30 (Tuesday)…KIDS NITE IN THE PARK…6-8PM at McKennan Park. Carnival games, inflatables, art show, food trucks, and a Storyland Theater performance. No registration is required and no admission. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

July 30, 31, August 1 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER…10AM  all three days, plus at 7pm performance on Tuesday at the McKennan Park Band Shell. Performances include stories that are familiar classics and some that are not-so-familiar. Shows involve fairy tales, music, costumes, dance, and more. Free admission. This week’s performance is “Princess Armadillo and the Donuts of Destiny.” (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

August 1 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

August 1 (Thursday)…DOGUST 1ST…6-7:30PM at Spencer Dog Park. Celebrate the rescue of your best friend at the universal birthday for shelter and rescue dogs. Socialize with other dog owners and their pups and even check out the dog photo opportunity. The Sioux Falls Humane Society will be present with fun giveaways and promotional information. The event is free. (https://www.siouxfalls.gov/activities-recreation)

August 1 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

August 1, 2, 3 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is Crow. The group had several Top 40 hits from 1969-1972. Opening act: Lisa Wenger Band
  • Friday: Headlining is the folk/Indie-pop trio, Babes in Canyon. Opening act: Fine Mess
  • Saturday: A special 10:30am show for youth and families featuring Phil Baker. Soulful artist Nadjah (naud-juh) Nicole headlines Saturday night with opening act Arlinda Peacock.

August 2 (Friday)…DOWNTOWN FIRST FRIDAY…Find deals, specials, and unique events every first Friday in downtown Sioux Falls. From art receptions, live music, retail deals, and food and drink specials. Free admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion. (www.dtsf.com)

August 2 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

August 2 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is James Monroe. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

August 2, 3, 4 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…SIOUX RIVER FOLK FESTIVAL…Held at Newton Hills State Park near Canton. Rain or shine. The event is dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional music for South Dakotans and the region. There will be musical performances, workshops, food vendors, yoga, and more. (https://sdfotm.org/)

August 2-10…85th SIOUX EMPIRE FAIR...At the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Livestock exhibits, carnival, free entertainment, horse shows, fair food, grandstand entertainment and more. Events in the Grandstand are free with paid admission to the fair. (https://www.siouxempirefair.com/) Grandstand entertainment: Saturday, August 3, The Fray. August 4, Jo Dee Messina. August 6, Travis Denning and Conner Smith. Thursday, August 8, Flo Rida.

August 3 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

August 3 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

August 3 (Saturday)…STEP BIG SATURDAY…The annual fundraiser designed to create greater awareness of Parkinson’s disease and to encourage others to take action. The event takes place at the Jefferson High School Track in Sioux Falls. Registration starts at 8am and the walk at 9am. ($35 registration for adults, $25 for youth, kids under 6 don’t need to register. (https://www.southdakotaparkinson.org/step-big-walk)

August 4 (Sunday)...SIOUX FALLS AMERICAN LEGION POST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8:30AM-12:00PM at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance at 1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls. Serving cakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, and orange drink. Open to the public. $8 for 11 years and over. $2 for 10 and under. (For more info call 605-336-3470 or click their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SiouxFallsAmericanLegionPost15)

August 5 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band  Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, The El Riad Shrine Chanters Men’s Chorus.  (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

August 6, 7, 8 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…6:35PM Tuesday and Wednesday and 4:05PM Thursday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Lake Country DockHounds. (www.sfcanaries.com)

August 7 (Wednesday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

August 8 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

August 8 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

August 8, 9, 10 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is Scottish band Skerryvore (scary-voor). Opening act: Mat D and the Roadside Revival
  • Friday: The Levitt National Tour presents the multi-Grammy-nominated duo The War and Treaty playing a blend of blues, gospel, soul, bluegrass, and country. Opening act: Lexi McGee.
  • Saturday: Headlining is Bee Taylor. Her sound is a melting pot of jazz, funk, roots, and soul. Opening act: Ultra Violet Fever.

August 8, 9, 10 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…CLAY COUNTY FAIR IN VERMILLION…Featuring 4-H exhibits and livestock shows, kids pedal pull, cornhole tournament, barnyard Olympics, inflatables, vendors, free community BBQ on Thursday, demolition derby on Sunday, street dance on Saturday, and more. (https://claycountyfair.net/)

August 8, 9, 10, 11 (Thurs-Sunday)…EPHEMERAL (eh-fem-er-uhl) PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS BROADWAY & BEYOND…7PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the McKennan Park Band Shell. The magic of New York City and the big screen comes to McKennan Park. From current Broadway shows and film titles such as “Hamilton,” and “Moulin Rouge,” to classics such as “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Grease,” the stage comes alive with over 30 musical numbers in 75 minutes. Free admission (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

August 9 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Contae Loch. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

August 9, 10 (Friday, Saturday)…QUARRY DAYS IN DELL RAPIDS…Events include the Quarry Days Pageant, food and craft vendors, parade, 5K run, golf tourney, pedal pull, car show, fishing derby, talent show and more. (https://dellrapidschamber.com/chamber-quarry-days/)

August 9, 10, 11 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…7:05PM Friday, 5:35PM Saturday, 4:05PM Sunday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Milwaukee Milkmen. (www.sfcanaries.com)

August 10 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

August 10 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

August 12 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band  Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, The Clover Fold playing folk music.  (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

August 12, 13, 14, 15 (Mon-Thurs)…TURNER COUNTY FAIR IN PARKER, SD…The oldest county fair in the state. Enjoy 4 days of agriculture displays, carnival midway, grandstand races, entertainment and more. One of the best parts about the Turner County Fair is the food; lamb chislic, homemade ice cream, homemade pie, fresh-baked donuts, beef and pork sandwiches and more. Admission is FREE. (https://turnercountyfair.com/)

August 15 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket).

August 15 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

August 15, 16, 17 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is 5-piece Indie rock band from Iowa City, Halfloves (half-loves). Opening act: Walking Phoenix.
  • Friday: Headling is folk and Midwest Americana singer, Humbird. Opening act: Emmy Woods
  • Saturday: Headlining is The Reminders, blending rhymes and soulful vocals with reggae-tinged hip-hop beats. Opening act: New World Radio

August 16 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Kevin Ryan. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

August 16 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

August 16, 17, 18 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…RIVERBOAT DAYS IN YANKTON, SD…At Riverside Park in Yankton. The three-day event includes and arts and crafts show with vendors set-up in the park, food booths, beer garden, live music, kids entertainment, fireworks, quilt show, and carnival. (https://www.riverboatdays.com/)

August 17 (Saturday)...EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8AM-10AM at the Tea Airport. All-you-can-eat pancakes, one serving of eggs, three sausage links, and a beverage. $10 per person, 5-11 years $5, kids 4 and under eat free. (https://www.facebook.com/eaa289/)

August 17 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

August 17 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

August 19 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band  Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, Funk-Uh-Fried playing funk music.  (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

August 21, 22 (Wed, Thurs)…SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…4:05PM Wednesday and 6:35PM Thursday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Lincoln Saltdogs. (www.sfcanaries.com)

August 21-25…CORN PALACE FESTIVAL…In Mitchell, SD from 5th-9th Street on Main Street. There will be a carnival midway, vendor booths, bingo, kids pedal pull on Saturday, and more. Live music at the Corn Palace; Scotty McCreery on Thursday, Skillet on Saturday. (https://cornpalace.com/181/Festival-Schedule)

August 22 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

August 22 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

August 22, 23, 24 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is Americana trio The Rebel Eves. Opening act Brady Wrede & the Wanderers
  • Friday: Headlining is Americana country duo Lance and Lea. Opening act: Back Alley
  • Saturday: Headlining is Mames (mom-es) Babegenush (Bau-buh-gunn-oosh) with their strong Scandinavian roots merging with dance music of Eastern Europe. Opening act is Klezmer Konsortium.

August 23 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Geoff Gunderson. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

August 23 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

August 24 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

August 24 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

August 26 (Monday)…MONDAYS AT McKENNAN…7PM at the McKennan Park Band  Shell. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot to enjoy a free concert. This week, Mogen’s Hereos.  (https://issuu.com/siouxfalls/docs/p_r_summer_guide_2024_final_digital?fr=xKAE9_zU1NQ)

August 27, 28, 29 (Tues, Wed, Thurs)…SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…6:35PM all three nights at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Sioux City Explorers. (www.sfcanaries.com)

August 28 (Wednesday)…STYX & FOREIGNER with SPECIAL GUEST JOHN WAITE…6:45pm at the Denny Sanford Premiere Center. Tickets start at $34.50 plus fees. (https://www.dennysanfordpremiercenter.com/events/2024/styxforeigner)

August 29 (Thursday)…CANTON OPEN AIR MARKET…6-8PM at Jack Fox Park. Featuring homemade crafts, jewelry, baked goods, produce, locally-roasted coffee and more. There will be food trucks and live music. Every Thursday through August. (https://www.facebook.com/cantonopenairmarket)

August 29 (Thursday)…HARTFORD FARMERS MARKET…5-8:30pm on Main Avenue in Hartford. You’ll find fresh food, seasonal produce, handcrafted items, and more. Enjoy food trucks, live music, kids activities, shopping, and fun. (https://www.facebook.com/HartfordSDFarmersMarket/)

August 29 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

August 29, 30, 31 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… It’s a summer of 50 free concerts at Levitt at the Falls at the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Thursday: Headlining is 2MX2. The band combines traditional Latin, alternative, pop, and urban rhythms, blending English and Spanish. Open Mic Night at the Levitt opens the evening’s entertainment.
  • Friday: Headlining is soul singer, Nikki Hill. Opening act is Etta and the Vendetta.
  • Saturday: Headlining is gospel and soul duo, The Sensational Barnes Brothers. Opening act Reuben Rodriguez Syndicate.

August 30 (Friday)… FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA…A summer series of live music and food trucks. From 11:30am-1:30pm, Dakota News Now will host musicians from across the region as they perform in the 12th Street Plaza outside the studio. Food trucks will be on-site to serve lunch. This week’s entertainment is Amy Ellsworth. (https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2024/04/24/fridays-plaza-series-returns/)

August 30 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…7PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

August 30, 31, September 1, 2 (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)…WAGNER LABOR DAY CELEBRATION. In Wagner, SD. Events include the parade at 10am on Monday, bingo party on Friday, rodeo on Saturday, Figure 8 races and Family Feud on Sunday. There will be live music, arts and craft vendors, midway carnival, and more.  (https://wagnerlaborday.wixsite.com/celebration)

August 30, 31, September 1, 2 (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)… SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…7:05PM Friday, 5:35PM Saturday, 1:05PM Sunday and 11:05AM Labor Day Monday at the Birdcage. The Canaries host the Kansas City Monarchs. (www.sfcanaries.com)

August 31 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

August 31 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

September 1 (Sunday)...SIOUX FALLS AMERICAN LEGION POST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8:30AM-12:00PM at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance at 1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls. Serving cakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, and orange drink. Open to the public. $8 for 11 years and over. $2 for 10 and under. (For more info call 605-336-3470 or click their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SiouxFallsAmericanLegionPost15)

September 2 (Labor Day Monday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H2O…2PM at Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, 5500 Show Place in Sioux Falls, just off I-90 & Cliff Ave. See amazing water skiing tricks, stunts, and a funny, family-friendly stage show. (www.catfishbay.com)

September 5 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

September 6 (Friday)…DOWNTOWN FIRST FRIDAY…Find deals, specials, and unique events every first Friday in downtown Sioux Falls. From art receptions, live music, retail deals, and food and drink specials. Free admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion. (www.dtsf.com)

September 6, 7 (Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… At the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Friday: Headlining is the Lowdown Brass Band. Opening act: The Fat Trio.
  • Saturday: Headlining is blues/roots group Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland. Opening act: Funk-UH-Fried.

September 7 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

September 7 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

September 7 (Saturday)…SIDEWALK ARTS FESTIVAL…9AM-5PM on the streets surrounding the Washington Pavilion. A free outdoor event with more than 300 vendor booths featuring the region’s best fine art, folk art and craft artisans, food vendors, nonprofit organizations, and more. There will also be activities for kids, beer garden, live entertainment and more. The event is a benefit for the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science.   (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/sidewalk-arts-festival-2024)

September 12 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

September 13, 14 (Fri, Sat)…LEVITT AT THE FALLS… At the Levitt Shell in downtown Sioux Falls at 504 N. Phillips Avenue in Falls Park West. Music starts at 7pm. There will be food trucks and beverage vendors on site. (https://www.levittsiouxfalls.org)

  • Friday: Headlining is the all-women salsa sextet, Las Guaracheras (las-gwar-uh-chair-us).
  • Saturday: Headlining is Marcella Simien. Opening act: John Bakken’s Hot Pockets.

September 14 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

September 14 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

September 14 (Saturday)…JIM GAFFIGAN BARELY ALIVE TOUR…7pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center. Tickets start at $36.75 plus fees. (https://www.dennysanfordpremiercenter.com/events/2024/jim-gaffigan)

September 19 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

September 20, 21, 22 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…SOUTH DAKOTA FESTIVAL OF BOOKS…Located in Brookings on the SDSU Campus and off-campus. The festival celebrates reading, writing and humanities with locally-known and nationally-recognized authors. (https://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books/)

September 21 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

September 21 (Saturday)…OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK…At the Levitt Band Shell in downtown Sioux Falls. Registration starts at 12pm and the program starts at 1:30pm. Join others in spreading awareness of suicide prevention and raising funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (Afsp.org/Siouxfalls)

September 21 (Saturday)...EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8AM-10AM at the Tea Airport. All-you-can-eat pancakes, one serving of eggs, three sausage links, and a beverage. $10 per person, 5-11 years $5, kids 4 and under eat free. (https://www.facebook.com/eaa289/)

September 21 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

September 26 (Thursday)…HARTFORD FARMERS MARKET…5-8:30pm on Main Avenue in Hartford. You’ll find fresh food, seasonal produce, handcrafted items, and more. Enjoy food trucks, live music, kids activities, shopping, and fun. (https://www.facebook.com/HartfordSDFarmersMarket/)

September 26 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-7PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

September 28 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

September 28 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

September 28 (Saturday)…LIGHT THE NIGHT…5:30-9pm AT Falls Park. The event is free and open to the public and raises awareness for blood cancer.  There will be food trucks, music, family-friendly activities, plus an inspirational ceremony and a short walk with illuminated lanterns held high. The evening will end with fireworks. (www.lightthenight.org/events/sioux-falls-1)

October 4 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-6:30PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

October 5 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

October 5 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

October 6 (Sunday)...SIOUX FALLS AMERICAN LEGION POST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8:30AM-12:00PM at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance at 1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls. Serving cakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, and orange drink. Open to the public. $8 for 11 years and over. $2 for 10 and under. (For more info call 605-336-3470 or click their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SiouxFallsAmericanLegionPost15)

October 11 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-6:30PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

October 12 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

October 12 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

October 19 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

October 19 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

October 18 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-6:30PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

October 19 (Saturday)...EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8AM-10AM at the Tea Airport. All-you-can-eat pancakes, one serving of eggs, three sausage links, and a beverage. $10 per person, 5-11 years $5, kids 4 and under eat free. (https://www.facebook.com/eaa289/)

October 21 (Monday)…P!NK LIVE 2024 TOUR…With special guest the Script. 7:30pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The concert is part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the PREMIER Center. A few tickets are still available. (https://www.dennysanfordpremiercenter.com/events/2024/pnk)

October 26 (Saturday)…FALLS PARK FARMERS MARKET…The last market of the season. Open from 8am-1pm in the Falls Park picnic shelter. Find fresh produce, bedding plants, fresh flowers, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, wood-fired pizza and more. (https://www.fallsparkfarmersmarket.com/)

October 25 (Thursday)…LAKE LORRAINE FARMERS MARKET…4-6:30PM in the parking lot between Hobby Lobby and Dave & Busters. Items offered include vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants, flowers, sauces, art, and more. Food trucks will also be on site. (lakelorrainesiouxfalls.com)

October 26 (Saturday)…BRANDON FARMERS MARKET…9AM-1:30PM at 925 N. Splitrock Blvd in the Lippert parking lot. You’ll find fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, and more. Every Saturday through October 26 (www.brandonfarmersmarket.com)

November 3 (Sunday)...SIOUX FALLS AMERICAN LEGION POST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8:30AM-12:00PM at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance at 1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls. Serving cakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, and orange drink. Open to the public. $8 for 11 years and over. $2 for 10 and under. (For more info call 605-336-3470 or click their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SiouxFallsAmericanLegionPost15)

November 9 (Saturday)…LAINEY WILSON – COUNTRY’S COOL AGAIN TOUR…7pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Special guests Jackson Dean and Zach Top. Tickets start at $34.95. (https://www.dennysanfordpremiercenter.com/events/2024/lainey-wilson)

December 1 (Sunday)...SIOUX FALLS AMERICAN LEGION POST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST...8:30AM-12:00PM at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance at 1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls. Serving cakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, and orange drink. Open to the public. $8 for 11 years and over. $2 for 10 and under. (For more info call 605-336-3470 or click their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SiouxFallsAmericanLegionPost15)

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown - KKRC