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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
- Phil Baker Music
- South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Bird Feeders and More!
Make your own bird feeders while learning about native South Dakota birds! Get more information on SDPB’s Early Learning Initiative.
- Washington Pavilion Face Painting and Radley Rex Puppets
- Butterfly House & Aquarium Ocean in Motion
- Start the Undeniably Dairy Scavenger Hunt
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.
Hunny + Bunny
Made It Myself Shaved Ice
Prairie Cocoa & Confections
Rainy Day Coffee Company
SDSU Ice Cream
Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen
DISPLAY, PRODUCT, AND RETAIL VENDORS
Balanced Life Chiropractic
Big Sioux River Project
BronzeAge Art Casting
Butterfly House & Aquarium
Friends of the Big Sioux River
Highest Health Chiropractic
Lost & Found
Row House Sioux Falls
Scheels All Sports
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.
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 Dairy – Premier Sponsor
Avera – Presenting Sponsor
Marsh & McLennan Agency – Presenting Sponsor
Schulte Subaru – Presenting Sponsor
Billion Auto Nissan – Contributing Sponsor
ISG – Contributing Sponsor
Reliabank – Contributing Sponsor
CorTrust Bank – Supporting Sponsor
Eide Bailly – Supporting Sponsor
HDR – Supporting Sponsor
MIDCO – Supporting Sponsor
Raven Industries – Supporting Sponsor
Stockwell Engineers – Supporting Sponsor
The Bancorp – Supporting Sponsor
Xcel Energy – Supporting Sponsor