Dtsf Signature Event
01 Apr

April First Friday

  • family
  • pets


It’s finally spring in downtown Sioux Falls. Enjoy a variety of April First Friday fun and support small businesses. From family activities, art receptions, live music, and food & drink specials, there’s something for everybody!

On this First Friday, we’ll be kicking off  Downtown Restaurant Week. Savor the flavors of downtown as you revel in the culinary talents of this year’s featured chefs and restaurants.

Come downtown to enjoy more special events and promotions on April First Friday:


    • Adopt + Shop First Friday | Primp Boutique | 5-7pm:
      If you haven’t heard, we LOVE when you visit with your fur-babies! But this time, we want to bring these adorable pups to you! This Friday we will have a few adoptable dogs from Almost Home Canine Rescue from 5-7p!
      Stop by to learn more about Almost Home and shop our new spring styles to help us give back to an awesome organization!
    • Vince Camuto Spring Launch Party | JuLiana’s Boutique | 11am-6pm:
      Join us to celebrate the launch of our new line, Vince Camuto!
      Enjoy complimentary sips & snacks while getting a first glance at our new designer shoes.
      Free gift for the first 25 with special in-store giveaways!


    • Blarney Stone Pub: Happy Hours 3:00pm-6:00pm; 9:00pm till Close: $1.00 OFF drafts, bar pours, and house wine; discounted appetizers. ClawRita Friday: 5:00pm-12:00am: Tequila, Triple Sec & Sweet & Sour. Garnished with a can of Red Bull. Choose from a variety of flavors – $5.50
    • Rough Cut Social First Friday 1/2 Price Pitchers: Every First Friday, Rough Cut Social (formerly downtown Escape 605) offers 1/2 off domestic pitchers! They also have live axe throwing lanes.
    • First Friday @ WoodGrain | 4:30-8pm: Celebrate First Friday by kicking back with some of the best craft beer this side of the Mississippi and the Old Skool Jersey Rippers & Balls food truck! Live music kicks off at 7pm with Nick Burke!
    • First Friday Pizza Party with Hard Italian Sodas | Full Circle Book Co-op | 5-10pm :
      We have teamed up with Sunny’s Pizzeria to bring you some tasty ‘za to pair with your books, beer and wine!
      Just order online from your table, and the Sunny’s crew will deliver your food right to your FCBC table.
      We are also launching our new Italian Sodas – with both a soft or hard option (hard sodas replace soda water with Skip Day Seltzer!)


    • Free admission at Washington Pavilion | 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Featuring free admission to the Kirby Science Discovery Center, free admission to the Visual Arts Center, various science activities and fascinating demonstrations with science center interactors. Discounted tickets to educational films in the Wells Fargo CineDome also available.
    • Convolo First Friday Open House | April 1st | 5pm-7pm:
      Convolo is hosting their first open house on this coming First Friday! Grab a friend and pop by to see the space, mingle, and enjoy some beverages and bites from En Place. Located near Highball at 8th and Weber, downtown Sioux Falls. Hope to see you there!
    • April First Friday: Thompson, Jacobsen and Roghair | 6-8pm This April’s First Friday is featuring THREE artists: Judy Thompson, Jamie Jacobsen and Cristen Roghair! Join us for some multi-media fun with works in watercolor, oil and photography.
    • DakotAbilities First Friday Exhibition | Van Art Studio | 5-9pm: Join us for an exhibition of spin art work created by people supported at DakotAbilities in collaboration with artist Edward Eich. Freewill donations will benefit Meaningful Day programs at DakotAbilities.
    • First Friday Live Music with the Hegg Brothers | R Wine Bar | 6:30-9:30pm: Join us for First Friday in Downtown Sioux Falls with the best duo in the city, the Hegg Brothers!
    • Artist in Residence: Jessica Hammond | Vishnu Bunny | 7-9pm: Jessica’s art will be up all year with a First Friday opening April 1st during the “Le Nouveau (NOW)” show featuring Amy Kasten, Adam Lane, Rose Neuharth and Benjamin Sagmoe. Opening will feature DJ Big Papa, glizzys, beer with ID and love filled magic. Please save the date and continue to shop/look/listen local.

More information coming soon. Please check back!