DTSF Event

7 Downtown Sioux Falls Events to Kick Off Summer

April 17, 2019

Kick off summer in downtown Sioux Falls with some of the best events in the area. The first weekend of May is filled to the brim with exciting opportunities to experience DTSF like never before. Here are our Top 7!

1. May Art & Wine Walk

It’s all in the name folks. Stroll through your favorite downtown shops while viewing art, meeting local artists, shopping, and sipping on a variety of wine. Find a full list of locations and artists here.

2. May First Friday

Get ready for the first First Friday of summer! Downtown businesses come together on the First Friday of every month to plan art receptions, live music, food & drink specials, and shopping deals. Check out all May First Friday promotions here.

3. May Eastbank Block Party presented by Vern Eide Honda

May the 4th be with you! We’re kicking Eastbank Block Parties off a month early, and on a Saturday. Enjoy live music from local hip-hop/R&B artist Denham and retro rock n roll from Des Moines, IA, with The Maytags!

Enjoy food trucks and product vendors, cold beverages, and some of the most unique shops in the area along the boardwalk of 8th & RR Center. Stop by the Vern Eide booth and kick the tires on a 2019 Honda Passport!

Learn more about this FREE event thanks to our sponsors Vern Eide Honda and 8th & Railroadhere.

4. 2nd Annual Hops & Hondas Tour

Drink craft beer at downtown breweries, help raise money for Almost Home Canine Rescue, and enter a chance to win a 2-year 2019 Honda Passport lease during the Hops & Honda Tour, presented by Vern Eide Honda! Get the schedule here.

5. Explore Downtown Walking Tours

Inspired by Jane’s Walk, explore downtown Sioux Falls on foot Saturday, May 4, with interactive walking tours of Architectural History, Theaters, and Breweries to learn more about the downtown community and promote walkability!

6. 2019 SculptureWalk Installation & Artist Meet and Greet

Sioux Falls SculptureWalk celebrates 16 years of gifting artwork to downtown as part of one of the largest free outdoor art exhibits in the country with 59 brand new sculptures installed early morning on Saturday, May 4th! Later in the evening, stop by the May Eastbank Block Party and visit the SculptureWalk Tent for a chance to chat with the artists themselves.

7. Falls Park Farmer’s Market Season Opener 

Local farmers, pizzaioli, coffee roasters, and floriculturists are back for the season with their locally crafted and grown flowers, fresh greens, baked goods, coffee, wood fired pizza, and so much more.


BONUS: 8. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

There’s more to look forward to the weekend of May 11th with the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration!  Head to Falls Park for live music, local food vendors, a Kid’s Zone with piñatas and inflatables, and most importantly – a Chihuahua Fashion Show! Learn more here.

Come downtown to kick off summer and find other events on our Events calendar.  Get an exclusive list of events, specials, and news with the Downtown Insider, sign up here.