Last year, Sioux Falls Pride was excited to bring back the festival and parade after pivoting in 2020 due to Covid.

In 2021, the festival took place at Cherapa Place, for the first time, and the parade went down Phillips Avenue.

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When is Sioux Falls Pride 2022?

But wait, 2022 has some changes!

2022's festivities will take place on Saturday, June 18. However, due to construction at Cherapa Place, the festival will now be at 8th and Railroad Center.

When is the Sioux Falls Pride Parade?

The parade is also returning. It will be on Saturday, June 18th, 2022  and will start at 10:00 am at 8th Street and Dakota Avenue and travel down 8th Street, ending at the festival grounds at 8th and Railroad. The festival will begin around 11:00 am and go until 5:00 pm.

In a press release, Sioux Falls Pride states, "Sioux Falls Pride holds their celebrations in June each year as a part of Pride Month, often on the third weekend. Sioux Falls Pride would like to recognize that this year our celebrations fall on the weekend of Juneteenth. The Juneteenth holiday celebrates the emancipation of all enslaved African Americans in the United States. For more information on Juneteenth, please contact the Juneteenth Sioux Falls organization. All are welcome at the Sioux Falls Pride Festival."

The Pride festival is family-friendly complete with live entertainment. drag storytime and a kid's corner.

SAFETY: Sioux Falls Pride Announces Security Plan For Saturday’s Event

Sioux Falls Pride Festival Saturday, June 18, 2022 Event Schedule:

  • 10:00 am Parade
  • 11:00 am: Festival Begins
  • 12:00 pm: Welcome to Pride
  • 12:15 pm: National Anthem
  • 12:20 pm: Sponsor Recognition, Remarks from Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo
  • 12:30 pm: Awards
  • 12:45 pm: Drag Performance Set 1
  • 2:00 pm: Performance by Brody Ray
  • 2:30 pm: Drag Storytime & Bingo in Kids Corner
  • 3:30 pm: Drag Performance Set 2
  • 4:45 pm: Closing Announcements

For festival attendees 21 and over, there will be a beer garden. There will also be an official Sioux Falls Pride After Party for those 21+.

Sioux Falls Pride is hosting a smattering of events all throughout the month (Details Here)

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Flashback: The First Ever Pride Parade in Sioux Falls

Hot 104.7 was proud to make Sioux Falls history by being part of the first-ever Pride Parade on June 15, 2019!

Also, I want to give a shout-out to Sioux Falls Pride and a special note to Cody Ingle, who was in charge of the parade. As a participant in the parade, I thought it was put together very well. Everyone knew where to be when and the parade started on time!


Food Network Shows That Have Been To South Dakota

Living here in the upper midwest we are don't end up on national TV shows very often. That's probably a good thing in the long run.

But it is pretty cool when something from South Dakota is on TV. Three shows from the Food Network family of shows have showcased South Dakota restaurants.

You may remember when Guy Fieri and Diners Drive-ins and Dives was in Sioux Falls in June of 2020 to visit some of our city's unique establishments.

A few years ago the Travel Channel Show Food Paradise visited Deadwood.

If you remember the 'golden age' of Foot Network, back when Rachel Ray was the queen of the channel, she took her show $40 a Day to Rapid City in 2005.