Dtsf Signature Event
21 Aug

8th Annual Downtown Riverfest 2021


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Celebrate the Big Sioux River in style at the 8th Annual Downtown Riverfest!

Party on the Big Sioux River at Downtown Riverfest with live music, a variety of activities, food vendors, display vendors, cold beverages, and more!


4:30pm – 6:00pm Mat D
Dubbed as the “Hemingway of the Highway” by fans, singer-songwriter Mathew deRiso has written, recorded, and performed original music since 2006.

6:30pm – 8:15pm Tuff Roots 
Tuff Roots is a reggae band from Sioux Falls. Focused on creating good vibes and love through the sound of their music, you will have a hard time leaving the crowd without feeling the positive vibrations.

8:45pm – 11:00pm V the Noble One & The Knights Tempo  – Headliner
V the Noble One (Vaney Hariri), one of the founding fathers of hip-hop in the Upper Midwest, creates lyrically diverse high energy sound. His hip-hop style is backed up by The Knights Tempo, a rocking six-piece band with featured vocalists.

4:00pm – 7:30pm

Earn free ice cream from the SDSU Ice Cream truck with the Undeniably Dairy Scavenger Hunt. Start by picking up the word scramble sheet at the Riverfest Activity Tent and explore the event to find Undeniably Dairy signs with letters to unscramble. Once the puzzle is solved, redeem for your free scoop of ice cream at the SDSU Ice Cream truck.

8:00pm – 9:30pm

  • Bingo hosted by Woodgrain Brewery 
    This is a free event for ages 21 and older. Win prizes from various downtown businesses, restaurants, and breweries!

The Friends of the Big Sioux River (FBSR) will sell raffle tickets to win an inflatable paddle board sponsored by ISG and raise funds for the FBSR’s efforts to protect the Big Sioux River.

Backyard BBQ
Boki Gelato
Breaking Burrito
Hunny + Bunny
Kettle Corn
Made It Myself Shaved Ice
Murphs Butterguts
Prairie Cocoa & Confections
Rainy Day Coffee Company
SDSU Ice Cream
Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen

Balanced Life Chiropractic
Big Sioux River Project
BronzeAge Art Casting
Butterfly House & Aquarium
Friends of the Big Sioux River
Highest Health Chiropractic
La Galère
Lost & Found
Omaura Skin
Pet Wants
Row House Sioux Falls
Scheels All Sports
Scratchpad Tees
South Dakota Sierra Club
Universal Windows Direct
Your CBD Store

We’re also looking for Volunteers for this event! If you’re interested, please fill out the online form here.

Note: We are accepting applications for food vendors. Download the application by clicking on the link below.

Food Vendor Form

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the DTSF office at 605-338-4009 at least 5 days in advance of the event.

Thank You to All Our Sponsors:

Midwest DairyPremier Sponsor

AveraPresenting Sponsor

Marsh & McLennan AgencyPresenting Sponsor

Schulte SubaruPresenting Sponsor

Billion Auto NissanContributing Sponsor

ISGContributing Sponsor

ReliabankContributing Sponsor

CorTrust BankSupporting Sponsor

Eide BaillySupporting Sponsor

HDRSupporting Sponsor

MIDCOSupporting Sponsor

Raven IndustriesSupporting Sponsor

Stockwell EngineersSupporting Sponsor

The BancorpSupporting Sponsor

Xcel EnergySupporting Sponsor