Events in Yankton

Yankton County Fair

Yankton County Fair is fun for the whole family! August 6 & 7 there will be lots going on. Livestock shows, Barnyard Carnival, Face Painting, Vendor Fair, 4-H Supper, Live Music with The BS Band, Kids Cart and Pony rides, Zoomobile, and much more! Check out Yankton County Fair Facebook page for more details!

Events in Yankton

Yankton County Fair

Yankton County Fair is fun for the whole family! August 6 & 7 there will be lots going on. Livestock shows, Barnyard Carnival, Face Painting, Vendor Fair, 4-H Supper, Live Music with The BS Band, Kids Cart and Pony rides, Zoomobile, and much more! Check out Yankton County Fair Facebook page for more details!

Events in Yankton

Xanadu in Concert

Xanadu Bio

In March 2020, dozens of Yankton High School students were rehearsing for the upcoming spring musical, Xanadu, when schools closed in response to the COVID pandemic. One year later, Yankton Area Arts, in partnership with the Lewis and Clark Theater Company, is giving the cast the curtain call they have been waiting for! The cast will reunite to perform selections from the musical, a spoof of the 1980s movie starring Olivia Newton John and featuring Gene Kelly. This performance will highlight students from the YHS Class of 2020 and will feature 2001 YHS Grad Tim Hausmann in the Gene Kelly role. Xanadu is directed by Amy Miner, with choreography by Kathryn Reimler, and music direction by Julie Amsberry.

Xanadu is being performed as part of the Yankton Area Arts Annual Summer Concert Series held each Tuesday night at 8:00 throughout the summer. This concert will be held at the Dakota Theater, located at 328 Walnut and is free due to the support of the City of Yankton, Yankton Parks and Recreation, and the Lewis and Clark Theater Company.

Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit organization located at 508 Douglas in Yankton, SD.

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Kids Studio: Summer Art Camp

There is something for everyone this summer at Yankton Area Arts!

Kids Studio Kids Art Camp is a 6-week camp for kids in preschool through high school.
Learn more at YanktonAreaArts.org

Mondays & Wednesdays (9-11am) – 5-8 years old
Tuesdays & Thursdays (9-11am) – 9-12 years old
Fridays (9-11am) – Preschool
Fridays (6:30-8:30pm) – teens (13-18 years) – June 25, July 9 and July 23 only

Pay per class! Cost includes all supplies.

Preschool – $5/class
6-12 years – $7/class
​Teens – $10/class

Registration is required, all payments are final. No refunds.

Events in Yankton

Kids Studio: Summer Art Camp

There is something for everyone this summer at Yankton Area Arts!

Kids Studio Kids Art Camp is a 6-week camp for kids in preschool through high school.
Learn more at YanktonAreaArts.org

Mondays & Wednesdays (9-11am) – 5-8 years old
Tuesdays & Thursdays (9-11am) – 9-12 years old
Fridays (9-11am) – Preschool
Fridays (6:30-8:30pm) – teens (13-18 years) – June 25, July 9 and July 23 only

Pay per class! Cost includes all supplies.

Preschool – $5/class
6-12 years – $7/class
​Teens – $10/class

Registration is required, all payments are final. No refunds.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Exhibit: An Encaustic Link by Jenny Bye

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have painted in watercolor, acrylic, oil, but the medium I am most connected to is encaustic. The process of painting with beeswax and demar resin holds my attention for hours at a time.  It is a very physical, mysterious, and exciting medium to work with.  Not knowing what will happen next, what that next scrape will reveal, fuels my need to create.

It is my hope that my paintings show this feeling of mystery, intrigue and excitement.  A visual engagement and interaction of sorts.  By organizing elements and building layers of wax I strive for a sense of movement, balance and a state of harmony.

When in my studio, I listen to music and draw from conscious and innate examination of past and current thoughts and feelings. Working quickly to capture energy and spontaneity in the hardened wax, I fuse layer to layer then scrape into them unveiling the structure beneath.  The addition of collage materials is an intricate and fragile process adding dimension and interest.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jenny Bye is a Sioux Falls based artist and has been painting in this technique for twelve years. She uses beeswax, damar resin, dry pigments and collage elements that are fused into layers, variously added and scraped away.

Jenny Bye grew up in Lincoln Nebraska and Sioux Falls and has lived in and worked in Wyoming, Montana and Iowa. She studied art at Eastern Montana State University in Billings, Montana and has a Bachelor’s of Science from South Dakota State University.

Before relocating to Sioux Falls seven years ago, Bye was the education coordinator at the Sioux City Art Center. She has had solo exhibitions at the Sioux City Art Center, the Sioux Falls Arts Council, JLG Architecture Firm and Eastbank Art Gallery. Her work has also been published in the Briar Cliff Review (2016, 2017 and 2019).

A reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5:00-7:00pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Events in Yankton

Trick-or-Treat in the Meridian District

Get in on the Halloween Fun and Trick-or-Treat at downtown businesses on Saturday, October 31 from 11 am – 1 pm!

Meridian District participating businesses:

  • Boston Shoes to Boots
  • Monta’s Framing & Decor
  • Styles by Erica
  • Zombies Realm
  • Yankton Antique Mall
  • The Walnut
  • DIGS & POE Parlor
  • LilyCrest
  • Black Orchid Bar and Drinkstillery
  • Ben’s Brewing Co
  • River City Relics
  • Yankton Rexall
  • Head 2 Heels
  • Statement Boutique
  • Royal Sport Shop
  • Larsen Carpet
  • L.Lenae designs & floral
  • Legacy Studio
  • River City Nutrition
  • Style N File Salon
  • Endless Treasures
  • Boomer’s
  • Fox & Youngberg Law Office
  • River’s Edge will be hosting a free kids meal

Find a complete list of Meridian District Businesses here

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Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch Opening Day

Yankton’s newest attraction opens for the season! 

Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch is filled to the brim with activities and places to explore. Spend the afternoon with them navigating the corn maze, hiking up tire mountain, testing your ability on the obstacle course, and taking a swim in our corn pool. Little ones will love the duck races and hopping aboard the barrel train for a ride around the countryside. They can’t wait for you to visit!

All of these activities are INCLUDED with a general admission ticket.

  • ​CORN MAZE

  • HAYRACK 

  • ROLLING PIPE SLIDE

  • DUCK RACES

  • TIRE MOUNTAIN

  • ROLLING RACERS

  • OBSTACLE COURSE

  • SANDBOX

  • TRIKE TRACK

  • BARREL TRAIN

  • CORN POOL

  • TIRE TRACTORS

  • COMBINE SLIDE

  • HOOP SHOOT

  • TINY TOWN

  • GIANT CANDY LAND

  • UDDER COW

  • TETHERBALL

  • LOTS OF PHOTO OPS & MORE…