Downtown Riverfest

Date(s): Saturday, August 16, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Downtown Riverfront from 6th Street to South of 8th Street

Phone: 605-338-4009


Enjoy live music, art, kids' activities, food, beverage, retail vendors and more at this 2nd annual Sioux Falls festival that embraces the beauty of the Big Sioux. Food, product, display and art vendors can apply here.

Unique lighting design is a key element to the evening, as LED illumination will be prominent along the riverfront, and a fireworks display will close out the evening.

Great Western Bank Amphitheater Main Stage

The evening's talent line-up is once again also a celebration of talented local and regional musicians.

4:30 - 5:30   Burlap Wolf King
6:00 - 7:15   Jami Lynn & Dylan James
7:45 - 9:00   Deeper Than Square
9:30 - 11:00   Main Avenue Warehouse
10:54 - 11:00   Fireworks presented by Xcel Energy

Read more about the bands here.

Midcontinent Communications 2nd Stage

The Phase II portion of the riverfront revitalization project will feature a second location showcasing local acoustic musicians.

4:00 - 6:45   Billy Lurken
7:00 - 9:30   Greyson Schulz

Book a Hotel Room

Hilton Garden Inn: offering a package for $149 that includes a one night stay, breakfast for two, two Downtown Riverfest event guides and the two Downtown Savings Passes. Book here by August 8.

(Instructions after clicking booking link: 1) Click on "Make a reservation online" on the top right. 2) Type in "Sioux Falls, SD", enter dates of stay, type "RIV" in group code on right. 3) Choose first result "Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown")

Event Parking/Transportation:

Walk, run, bike, canoe or kayak to this event located on the city of Sioux Falls bike trail at the Downtown River Greenway!

Find a map of downtown city parking here. Other lots available for event parking include:
North Cherapa Place Parking Lot (No event parking on south Cherapa Place lot)
Kilian Community College Lot
Commerce Center Lot
8th & Railroad Center Lot
Lumber Exchange (CNA) Building Lot and Ramp

Art and Kids' Activities:

The Washington Pavilion will offer the following FREE kids' activities by the Raven riverfront:

  • Spiro-graph motorcycles
  • Easel painting
  • Beading fun

Sidewalk chalk will be available for all ages to show their creativity on the south end of the venue near the Midcontinent Stage and interactive water fountain.

Exposure Gallery & Studios is gathering artists to create a live mural painting by the 8th Street bridge.  Come watch them work!

Visit the following artist booths in the prairie on the north side of Cherapa Place:

  • Jenna Weir will demonstrate watercolor painting as well as a ceramics slip trailing on clay demo.
  • Eastbank Art Gallery will have several artists throughout the day demonstrating painting, portriature, block print and more.

Persons requiring special accommodation for participation in Downtown Riverfest should call 605-338-4009 during regular business hours at least 48 hours prior to the event. Special needs will be accommodated whenever reasonably possible.


2014 Downtown Riverfest Sponsors


CorTrust Bank
Country Inn & Suites
First PREMIER Bank
Prairie Berry East Bank
Pride Neon
Raven Industries
Sanford Health
Stockwell Engineers
Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau


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