Dtsf Signature Event
17 Aug

7th Annual Downtown Riverfest

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Celebrate the Big Sioux River in style at the 7th Annual Downtown Riverfest!

Party on the Big Sioux River at Downtown Riverfest, with live music on two stages, kids’ activities, food trucks, cold drinks, retail vendors, canoe rides, live art, and a fireworks finale! Come by foot, bike, canoe or kayak and join the fun on August 17. Download the 7th Annual Downtown Riverfest Guide here.

Great Western Bank Main Stage Entertainment

Midco Tent

4:00 – 8:00PM: Rockin’ Red

8:30-10:45PM: WoodGrain Brewing Co. Beer Bingo

Canoe Rides

Take a canoe ride with the South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association from 5:00pm – 8:00pm just north of the main stage amphitheater.

Finale Fireworks

10:54: Fireworks presented by Xcel Energy

Food Vendors

The Lunch Box – Chicken wraps, burgers, pulled pork sandwich, fruits & chips
Stone’s Famous Kettle CornKettle corn specialty popcorn flavors, fresh squeezed lemonade, & cotton candy.  
SDSU Ice Cream – SDSU ice cream, shaved ice, cotton candy, Jackrabbit ice cream coffee blenders, & smoothies
The Tasty TrolleyWalking tacos, super nachos, hot dogs, & soft-serve ice cream
Hunny & BunnySteak shawarma, chicken shawarma, falafel pita and fries
Breaking BurritoBurritos, tacos, & quesadillas
Backyard Grill Sioux Falls Phillips AvePulled pork, beef brisket, & smoked chicken
The Daily Donut – Hot dogs, mini doughnuts, nachos, & smoothies
DL’s Bahn Mi – Vietnamese sandwiches, egg rolls, milk tea, & Thai tea
Swamp Daddy’s Cajun KitchenJambalaya, po boys, sausage sandwiches, & hushpuppies
Boki European Street FoodGyros, rice bowls, fries, with meat & vegetarian options
Papa Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza – Pizza! 

Display Vendors

Scratchpad TeesProvides fresh, good looking designed clothing that is comfortable to wear
Highest Health ChiropracticNeurologically-based Chiropractic Care
BronzeAge Art Casting LLC South Dakota sculpture and art foundry
ReliabankLocally owned community bank in eastern South Dakota. 
Fairchild Lamb & Wool – Homemade soaps & cutting boards
Friends of the Big Sioux RiverKayak Raffle
Washington PavilionGames & giveaways
EcomaniacsRaise recycling awareness, keep the city clean, and provide an opportunity for not-for-profit organizations to raise funds
ISG – Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental Planning Firm
WoodGrain Brewing Co. – Beer Bingo
Bath FitterBeautiful & affordable bathroom remodeling
Duluth Trading Company – Clothing, apparel & more!
Great Shots – Sioux Falls newest sports entertainment complex 

Vehicle Parking

Walk, run, bike, canoe or kayak to this event located on the city of Sioux Falls bike trail at the Downtown River Greenway! Find downtown city parking here.

Consider the following lots, which are available for event parking:

  • North Cherapa Place (No Event Parking in South Cherapa
    Place) 300 North Cherapa Place
  • Lutheran Social Services 300 East 6th Street – After 6pm
  • 8th & Railroad Center 401 East 8th Street
  • Lumber Exchange (CNA) Building Lot & Ramp 101 South
    Reid Street
  • Commerce Center 200 North Phillips Avenue

Bike Parking

Bicycle parking will be available at the venue in the North Cherapa Place parking lot, courtesy of Falls Area Bicyclists.

Persons requiring special accommodation for participation in Downtown Riverfest should call 605-338-4009 during regular business hours at least 48 hours prior to the event. Special needs will be accommodated whenever reasonably possible.

7th Annual Downtown Riverfest Sponsors