Events in Yankton

Vintage Christmas-Mead

Be sure to stop by the Mead this December and experience Vintage Christmas!

Best of all, every child will receive free admission to the museum from December 1 to December 31 when accompanied by an adult.

We will have treat bags with a cookie, a hot cocoa packet, and a craft to assemble at home. A scavenger hunt and bingo game can be played inside the Mead plus the entire building will be decked with Christmas decor including the Hall of Trees!  

Father Christmas will visit on Saturday, December 12 & 19.

Also, don’t forget to see the Paul Goetz Toy Collection! Toys from 1889- 1960 will be on display throughout the month.

MCEC is open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday – Saturday.

Face masks are strongly recommended but not required.

Events in Yankton

Small Business Saturday

When you shop small in Yankton, you’re supporting our business and our community. So join us November 28th and get your holiday shopping done!

Events in Yankton

May Cruise Night – Bragging Rights On Thursday Nights

Our FIRST Bragging Rights event is happening Thursday, May 28!! Although things will be a bit different for this first event, we have worked hard to make it AWESOME!

We are going to change things up and host an old fashion cruise night!!

  • We will meet at 124 Walnut (Missouri River Associates) around 6pm. Please park/hangout but continue to practice social distancing.
  • We will leave around 6:30 pm out the BACK exit onto Levee Street. (You will be given a map)
  • We will try to follow one “route” loop around town so those at home can see all your amazing rides! After that…feel free to “cruise” Broadway! (Peel off as necessary) 
  • We have Swag Bags for the first 100 Cars to leave.. (They will be handed out as you leave for the cruise.)
  • We are working with Riverfront Broadcasting and plans are to have special “cruise” music during the night, shout outs, and requests. 
  • Make sure to go get your photo taken Charlie’s Pizza House and post it to their Facebook page (tag Missouri River Associates) for a chance to win free pizza!!
    • The winner will be announced during the cruise!

 HAVE FUN! Be Safe! 

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Free fishing for kids age 12 and under from 10:00 – 12:00.
– Equipment will be provided for those that don’t have their own, but if you have your own please bring it along.
– We will have lots of bait (worms).
– Fish cleaning is available at no charge. Typically each child can take home three rainbow trout for dinner.
– Four fishing ponds will be set up, providing lots of shoreline for fishing.
– We suggest you park at the Aquarium and walk on the paved path (not the road) down to the ponds.

Lewis & Clark Wag’n’Walk

Well-behaved pets on leashes (and their owners) are invited to join us on February 22nd at 10:00 AM for a winter hike at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. We will meet at the Gavins Point Boat Ramp and walk 2.4 miles along the scenic lakeside and park trails. After the hike there will be a bonfire and hot chocolate available for guests.

Don’t have a pet? No problem! Come enjoy a beautiful winter day and stretch your legs.

For further information, please contact the park office at (605) 668 – 2985 and ask for Jake. A park entrance license is required

Bald Eagle Days 2020

View beautiful bald eagles perching in nearby trees, participate in hands-on activities, and watch programs with live raptors, including a Bald Eagle, presented by SOAR Raptors of Dedham, Iowa. There will be special displays, handouts, and activities for kids.

SOAR programs:
Friday: 4pm & 6pm
Saturday: 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Sunday: 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm
✹ Programs are available on a first come, first serve basis.
✹ Seating is not guaranteed and reservations are not accepted.
✹ Please arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour early as programs fill up fast.


Sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District

YASB Christmas Concert

The Yankton Area Summer Band will reconvene for an annual Christmas Concert held at Yankton Summit Theater.

The all-volunteer band will perform some Christmas favorites at no cost to the public. A cookie and cider reception will follow in the high school commons provided by the Services Central Federal Credit Union.