Celebrate the Big Sioux River in style at the 9th 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!
4:30 – 6pm: Back Alley
6:30 – 8:15pm: Mat D & the Roadside Revival
8:45 – 11:00pm: Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs
Note: Due to construction, Downtown Riverfest is in a new location this year! Join the festivities at Fawick Park.
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.
- 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 and raise funds for the FBSR’s efforts to protect the Big Sioux River.
- Backyard BBQ
- Breaking Burrito
- Hunny + Bunny
- Kettle Corn
- Lunch Box
- Made It Myself Shaved Ice
- Murphs Butterguts
- Old Skool Jersey
- Prairie Cocoa & Confections
- SDSU Ice Cream
- Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen
DISPLAY, PRODUCT, AND RETAIL VENDORS
- Balanced Life Chiropractic
- Baker Audiology
- Big Sioux River Project
- Blue Rock Bar & Grill
- BronzeAge Art Casting
- Building Sustainable Connections
- Butterfly House & Aquarium
- Dakota Rural Action
- Friends of the Big Sioux River
- Great Shots
- Highest Health Chiropractic
- Mosquito Shield
- Original Corn Pie
- Scheels All Sports
- Schulte Subaru
- Scratchpad Tees
- Sioux Empire Travel
- Sioux Falls Planning & Development, 2035 Plan
- Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey
- South Dakota Sierra Club
- The Bancorp
- Uptown Sauce Co
- Your CBD Store
Parking in downtown is free on evenings and weekends. Find parking and transportation information at the DTSF website.
DTSF will provide accessible or designated parking for people with special needs. Please call 605-338-4009 at least 48 hours prior to the event.
Interested in volunteering at Downtown Riverfest? Click the button below to go to our volunteer page to sign up!
Thanks to our premier sponsor, The Bancorp. Thanks to our presenting sponsors: Avera, Marsh McLennan, and Schulte Subaru. Thanks to our contributing sponsors: ISG and Midwest Dairy. Thanks to our supporting sponsors: Eide Bailly, Xcel, HDR, Scheels.