Area Summer Festivals You Must Attend
Head in any direction out of Sioux Falls and eventually you'll run into small town summer festival. Nearly every weekend this summer you'll be able to find carnivals, parades, live music, corn dogs, and car shows.
Sioux Falls has several big events lined up this summer including JazzFest, Germanfest, Festival of Cultures, the Sioux Falls Pride Festival, and the Sioux Empire Fair, but have you ever taken a road trip to a nearby town to experience a small town summer festival? Here are a few you must attend this summer.
June 8 - June 10 in Harrisburg, South Dakota.
Events include a carnival, live music including the Johnny Holm Band and the parade at 11:00 AM on Saturday.
June 13 - June 16 in Tea, South Dakota.
Events include a carnival, hot rod show and shine, live music including a street dance with Driven, parade at 10:00 AM Saturday, pancake breakfast and more.
Hartford Jamboree Days
June 14 - June 17 in Hartford, South Dakota.
Events include a car show and burnout contest, parade, vendors in the park, live entertainment and more.
June 15 - June 16 in Tabor, South Dakota.
Events include a carnival, craft fair, parade, dancing, eating kolaces and more.
Marion's Summer Celebration
June 15 - June 17 in Marion, South Dakota.
Events include an all school reunion, chislic feed, softball games, parade, car show and more.
Jesse James Days
June 15 - June 17 in Garretson, South Dakota.
Golf tournament, live music, treasure hunt, parade and more.
June 22 - June 24 in Dell Rapids.
Events include a parade, arts and crafts in the park, street dance with Judd Hoos, fireworks and more.
July 5 - July 8 in Centerville, SD.
Events include toilet bowl races, street dance, car cruise poker run, inflatables and more.
Brookings Summer Arts Festival
July 14 - July 15 in Brookings, South Dakota.
Arts, crafts, entertainment, children's activities, and more.
July 18 - July 22 in Viborg, South Dakota.
Golf, water wars, all school reunion, inflatable carnival, parade, craft and vendor fair and more.
Brandon Hometown Days
July 21 in Brandon, South Dakota.
Enjoy inflatables, train rides, ferris wheel, vendor booths, live music and a movie at dusk featuring "Coco."
Celebrate Canton 2018
July 25 - July 29 in Canton, South Dakota.
Saturday in the Park features vendors, dunk tank, food and more. Parade on Saturday and more.
July 27 - July 29 in Colton, South Dakota.
Parade, pork loin feed, inflatables, chicken bingo and more.
South Dakota Chislic Festival
July 28 in Freeman, South Dakota.
Events include a chislic competition with top-ranked chislic recipes receiving cash prizes and trophies. There will also be craft beer from across the state and other activities.
Folk Off and Rib Challenge
July 28 at Strawbale Winery in Renner, South Dakota.
A folk and Americana music competition and a BBQ competition.
Sioux River Folk Festival
August 4 - August 6 at Newton Hills State Park in Canton, South Dakota.
Three days of live music, vendors and more.
Turner County Fair
August 13 - August 16 in Parker, South Dakota.
Ranch rodeo, carnival, food vendors and more.
August 17 - August 19 in Renner, South Dakota.
Vendor far, car show, parade, games and more.
August 17 - August 19 in Yankton, South Dakota.
Carnival, kiddie parade, arts and crafts, live music and more.
Corn Palace Festival
August 22 - August 26 in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Carnival rides, live music, vendors and more.