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Vintage Christmas-Mead

Bring the kiddos out to the Mead on December 12th.

Decorate cookies! Meet Father Christmas! Decorate your own stocking and string popcorn on our tree! Listen to a story read by Lady Christmas! Enjoy the beautifully decorated Mead Building for the holiday season!

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Holiday Festival of Lights

The City of Yankton and The Meridian District will host the annual Holiday Festival of Lights: Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony to celebrate Yankton’s holiday season. Join us, dress warm, and enjoy the festivities! 

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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!

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Fall in the Park

Featuring activities for all ages from pre-school to adults. Music, an obstacle course, air rifles, games, crafts, Dutch Oven cooking and much more! Come out and enjoy the fun!

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Bash to the Colonies

Bash to the Colonies Sailboat Regatta is a “friendly competition” between sailing enthusiasts. Trophies are awarded but the event is not a hardcore race. Over the years it has developed into a weekend of sailing, fun, food, music, and entertainment. All proceeds go to a local charity. All types of boats get on Lewis & Clark lake to watch, tag along, and simply enjoy the water for the weekend. There are many fun and exciting things to do throughout the weekend. 

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Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival

Held annually at Riverside Park, Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival features 50+ food vendors, over 150 art and craft vendors, and concerts.

Riverboat Days also includes a parade, 5k run, amphitheater performances, and a fantastic fireworks display and so much more!

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Halloween at the Ranch

Join us for Halloween in August! This fun filled evening will include bike decorating followed by a bike parade, a hayride, a fun house, and a candy hunt. These events will be followed by an outdoor movie at 9:00!

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4th of July Fireworks

Celebrate America’s Birthday with the City of Yankton’s Annual Firework Show!! 🎇🇺🇸 Bring your family, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the best firework show in Yankton! Fireworks will begin promptly at 10pm. 

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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.