June First Friday
Date(s): Friday, June 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! The first Friday of every month many stores stay open later until 8:00pm. Enjoy a full day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots!
The June First Friday kicks off the beginning of a busy summer for Downtown! Check out some of the following activities happening downtown this evening.
Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank: Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer and wine for purchase and shopping at some of the most unique stores in Sioux Falls from 6:00 - 10:30pm. Picnic table seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair. There will be two bands each evening. Between the bands, enjoy a Battle for the Arts competition! Admission is FREE. 8th & Railroad Center, 401 E 8th Street
Horse & Carriage Rides: Relive years past as you pass down Phillips Avenue in a carriage pulled by two majestic horses. Discover simple romance in the heart of your beautiful city. Rides will load at the Plaza by 12th Street and Phillips Avenue from 6:00 - 8:30pm. Cost is $5 per rider. Horse and Carriage rides are provided by Eide Bailly.
Plein Aire Artists: "En Plein Air" simply means "in the open air." Come downtown from 5:00 - 8:00pm to enjoy artists working outside along Phillips Avenue from 14th Street to 9th Street.
Street Musicians: Enjoy the sounds of live outdoor music at various downtown locations. From 7:00 - 9:00pm, Jeff Thomson and Kevin Gross will be playing at Parker's Bistro.
Rhythm on the River: Enjoy the sounds of live outdoor music at the River Greenway Amphitheater. 11 Years New, as well as the Washington HS Jazz Band, will be performing from 7:00 - 9:00pm.
Trolley: The Sioux Falls Trolley is another unique way to discover all of what downtown has to offer. It will run on First Friday from 10am - 8pm, and is just $1 per rider, with kids 5 and under FREE!
Artists Against Hunger: Artists Against Hunger is a bi-annual Art Show held at 8th and Railroad Center in the heart of Downtown Sioux Falls, SD. They strive to create change within the community using art and compassion as their mantra. The event will take place from 5-10pm on First Friday on all 3 floors of the 8th & Railroad Center! The event continues on Saturday from 10am-5:30pm. Proceeds go to Feeding South Dakota. 401 E 8th Street
Cliff Hangers Gallery: Please visit the gallery to help open the latest showing: TAKE ME HOME "Wanderings of a Contemporary Naturalist", new work by Artist David Sieh. Friday, June 6th from 6pm - 9pm. Cold Refreshments will be served! 126 S Phillips Avenue
Cookie Jar: It's a special Father's Day edition of cookie decorating night! $15.00 for a dozen cookies to decorate for Dad. Pre-registration is required, call 978-0991. Event sessions are held 4-5pm, 5-6 pm, and 6-7pm. 230 S Phillips Avenue
Country Inn and Suites Sioux Falls: 15% off any room type available on June 06, 2014 in celebration of First Friday. Please mention this ad when booking. Located in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, within walking distance to everything First Friday has to offer. Don't forget about our complimentary hot deluxe breakfast to get your day started off right. 200 E 8th Street
Creative Spirits: Register for the Monarch/Dragonfly Pond painting this First Friday from 7-9pm! No experience necessary - the Creative Spirits artist will guide you step by step. Don't forget your favorite wine, beer (no hard alcohol allowed), soda or water to sip while you paint. 224 S Main Avenue
Eastbank Art Gallery: On exhibit in June: new work by watercolorist Jim Heroux and innovative photos by Black Hills photographer Bonny Fleming. The exhibit will be on display from June 3-28, 2014. Come view the artwork and meet the artists at the reception on Friday, June 6 from 5-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public! 401 E 8th Street, Suite 116
East Bank Yoga: Toni Moriston, LMT will be providing chair massages on the boardwalk at 8th and Railroad. 5 minutes free or 15 minutes for $10.00 6:00 - 8:30pm! 401 E 8th Street
ELOFSON: Head to ELOFSON for a POP UP SHOP featuring: Darling Vintage, and a JAM Art & Supplies Materials Drive! Items from Darling Vintage will be for sale beginning Friday, June 6th, and will continue through the month of June. Join us for the opening party and supply drive, FASHION FRIDAY, June 6th, from 6-10pm. 112 N Indiana Avenue
Meso: Borrowing the structure and creativity of the hugely popular Humans of New York, Meso along with Jake Photography will once again be taking candid shots of individuals who visit Meso on First Friday from 6-9pm. They will be gathering sound bites, quotes, advice and stories that will become the captions for each photo. This collection will be shared on its own Facebook Page! 220 S Phillips Avenue
Prairie Star Gallery: First Friday in June celebrates all men: sons, dads, grandpas, & great grandpas. These male artists and gallery supporters will be with us June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Great Grandpas: Gordon Bird, Hidatsa musician, and lifetime supporter of wife Jo Anne Bird, also in the gallery. Gordon Bird, life-time supporter of career of his wife, Jo Anne, and our gallery Bud Johnston, Keepers of the Sacred Pipe owner, pipemaker, dancer and story teller, known around the world. Grandpas: John Boyd, native at heart, the best of partners, co-owners, and problem solvers extraordinare Russ Cournoyer, Yankton Dakota ledger artist. -Vern Long Soldier, Oglala Lakota, maker of drums, headdresses, dream catchers, bows/arrows. 207 S Phillips Avenue
Rehfeld's Art & Framing: Enjoy art demonstrations from 5:00 - 9:00pm. Tara Barney will demonstrate how to make corn jewelry, and Glenn Krupka will be doing a geometric abstract painting demonstration. 210 S Phillips Avenue
Say Anything Jewelry: First Friday Specials from 10am-7pm: 1. Scratch Off tickets! Get 1 ticket to scratch off a discount for 15%, 25% or 35% off your purchase! Get an additional scratch off ticket for every item purchased, good until the end of June! Discounts can be used immediately, but are not valid on other specials listed below. 2. 35% off our God's Blessings design $52.65 (reg.$81) 3. Scandal Necklaces (Worn by Lisa Kudrow on ABC's hit Show Scandal) are $29! (Reg. $40) 4. Simplicity necklaces are just $20! (Reg. $29). 524 N Main Avenue, #104
Sioux Falls Design Center: It's PechaKucha Night (PKN) from 6:30 - 9:00pm! PKN 20x20 is a simple presentation format where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. PKN events are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share ideas, design projects, works of art, captivating stories and other alluring topics. This event is free and open to the public. 108 W 11th Street
Sioux Falls State Theatre: The State Theatre will be open Friday, June 6th from 5 to 8 pm for First Friday. Stop in and see the completely renovated lobby, foyer, and bathrooms! 316 S Phillips Avenue
Sticks and Steel: It's the Lilly Barrack Trunk Show, 5-9pm on First Friday! For the past 20 years, world-renowned artist, Lilly Barrack, has been designing and crafting jewelry for everyday wear. Each piece is individually handmade at her studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Liz Amdahl, a member of the Lilly Barrack team who has ties to the great Midwest, will be in store showing off Lilly's latest creations. Stop in and see this extensive collection in person from 5-9pm, and again on Saturday from 10am-3pm. 401 E 8th Street, #118
Ten Thousand Villages: Save up to 75% off on select items during First Friday from 10am - 5:30pm at the Summer World Caravan Sale! Sale runs through through Monday, June 9th. 218 S Phillips Avenue
Washington Pavilion: It's another FREE First Friday from 5:00 - 8:00pm! Visit the Kids Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center for FREE! 301 S Main Avenue
Thank you to First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard for support of all 2014 First Fridays.