Cedar County Fair

Enjoy all that the 2017 Cedar County Fair has to offer. Fun, Food & Entertainment. This year’s fair includes 5 big days of entertainment in Hartington! The fair begins Wednesday, July 19th, with the ranch rodeo and local talent show. Thursday night, July 20th, it’s the 17th annual MSRA/IRA/MRA Rodeo. Friday, July 21st, will feature the crowd favorite Demolition Derby. Saturday, the 2017 ACM Duo of the year, Brother’s Osborne will take the stage on the grandstand. Sunday, July 23rd, the Cedar County Fair welcomes country music group Blackhawk. Don’t miss out on the great line up of family friendly events! Five Day Passes are $45 for adults, $35 for children and are on sale now.

Purchase your passes at all Security Bank locations- Hartington, Laurel, & Coleridge, Bank of Hartington, Keith’s Package in Hartington, or at Riverfront Broadcasting Studios- 202 W. 2nd St. in Yankton.

Find more information at www.cedarcountyfair.net.

 

 

Elk Point Summer Jam

It’s the annual Summer Jam in Elk Point, July 21-22nd. Enjoy The Gary Weldon Variety show Friday at 7:30 in the city park. Watch the movie “Sing” at dusk. Saturday brings the Pancake Feed from 7am-11 am at Prairie Estates Parking Lot. Take part in  sand volleyball for adults and  3 on 3 basketball for kids, a horseshoe tournament, dunk tank, bean bag tournament, and kids activities from 10 am-2 pm. Saturday’s evening events includes a kids pool party at the Elk Point Pool from 6-8 and street dance from 7:30-11:30 featuring Casey Muessigmann. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Elk Point Summer Jam.

 

 

 

Rock N’ Rumble Motorcycle Rally

It’s the 3rd Annual Rock n’ Rumble, July 21st & 22nd. Enjoy Yankton’s motorcycle rally, including a Miss Rock N Rumble contest, loudest pipe contest, free concerts-Kings of Oblivon, Mrs. Begley & The Boys, Bad Hamster, & Jade Monkey Band. There’s even a bikers garage sale. Ride in the motorcycle parade across the Meridian Bridge at 3 pm on Saturday. The Rock N’ Rumble Motorcycle Rally will benefit local charities.

Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Rock N’ Rumble Motorcycle Rally.

 

 

 

 

Niobrara’s Desperado Days

The national day of the cowboy will be filled with lots of family fun July 21st-23rd  in Niobrara. Desperado Days kicks off Friday, July 21, with Bank of Hartington Pool Party at Niobrara State Park Pool from 1-3 pm. The Fire & Rescue sand volleyball tournament, fish fry, and beer garden will start at 6 pm.

Most of the events will take place on Saturday, beginning with a cowboy breakfast (free-will offering) at the Niobrara Lutheran Church from 8-11 a.m. Enjoy root beer floats from 10-3 at the WFLA Hall, kids sand dig, cowboy carnival, inflatables, sportsmen’s triathalon( shuffleboard, pool, & cornhole) at 2 pm, ranch rodeo, chuck wagon bbq, & vigilante night golf at NVGC at 9:45.

Sunday’s events concludes with cowboy church service at 9 am, Niobrara Adventures “Desperado Days on the River, and Road Ralley at 1 pm.

Visit www.niobrarane.com for more information on Niobrara’s Desperado Days.

 

 

Lesterville Tractor & Pickup Pull

Join in the Fun Saturday, July 22, for the Lesterville Benefit Tractor & Pickup Pull featuring Northeast Nebraska Pullers Association. All tractor classes and local pickups are welcome at the Lesterville Baseball park Saturday at 3 pm. Registration will be 1/2 hour before the pull, or you can pre-register by calling Trevor at 660-4977. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, along with live and silent auctions, with all the proceeds going to Jeff Vaith & Peggy Munkvold. It’s great fun for a great cause. Bring your lawn chairs. No coolers allowed.

 

 

Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights

Join Bragging Rights On Thursday Nights and support the community and non profits with love of cars! Come on out Thursday, July 27th from 6 pm to 8 pm, with your classic car, motorcycle, anything you have!!! This month’s non profit will be Keep Yankton Beautiful and will host the meal. This is free will donation! Bring your lawn chairs, come our for food, friends, music, and to support our local non profits! Bragging Rights is located in the parking lot behind Missouri River Associates, next to the Meridian Bridge. 124 Walnut Street, Yankton, SD.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page: Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights.

 

 

Summer Reading Program End Party

All Summer Reading Program participants are invited to participate in this year’s SRP End Party at Vermillion’s Prentis Plunge Pool! This year’s party will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 1 to 3 pm. Any registered Summer Reading Program participant is welcome, but sign-ups are REQUIRED. Please call or stop by the Library’s Circulation Desk to get your/your child’s name on the list.
Children 6 & under, as well as non-swimmers, will require a parent or caregiver’s (14+) presence.
Admittance is free, and a snack will be included. Call 677-7060 for more information.

 

 

 

Wayne County Fair

Don’t miss the Wayne County Fair, July 26-30th. Catch Ultimate Bull Riding on Thursday, Bush Pullers Tractor Pull on Friday, and country music star, Joe Nichols, on Saturday night. End the weekend Sunday night with the Demolition Derby. Check out www.thewaynecountyfair.com for a full schedule of events.

 

 

Heartland Humane Society Meet & Greet

Pump N Pak in Vermillion and Riverfront Broadcasting are teaming up for a meet and greet with the Heartland Humane Society. Come and meet all of their cute paws at Pump N Pak, located at 629 Sanford St., from 11 am-1 pm on Friday, July 28th. Pump N Pak is also going to pay for the first 2 animal adoption fees. View all the animals up for adoption at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net.

 

 

 

2nd Annual Paul Taggart Poker Run

Make plans to attend the Anchoring to Hope annual charity events, benefiting suicide awareness and survivor aftercare. Ride in the Poker Run in memory of Paul Taggart, Saturday, July 29th. Registration starts at 11:00 am at Rock Bottom Beers & Burgers in Yankton. Kickstands up at noon. Raffle and prizes are available. Cost is $20 per card. All vehicles are welcome.

Party by the river after the poker run. It’s the Might Mo Music Festival featuring The Confidentials. Music starts at 7:00 pm at The Landing in Yankton. Cost is $15 for general admission.

Find more information at www.paultaggartfoundation.com.

 

 

Wausa Pork chop BBQ

The Annual Porkchop BBQ will be held in the park again this year, Saturday, July 29th serving from 5:30-8:00 and dance until 1:00 AM with LIVE music from “The Rude Band’! Purchase of ticket will include all you can eat porkchop, potatoes and salad with 2 free drink tickets. There will be auction items as well.
TIckets are $15 per person and can be purchased through Heather Carlson (402-640-8086), Heidi Hefner (402-375-1098) or Corie Clausen (402-360-2157). Purchase between Father’s Day and July 4th to catch the ‘Holiday Blitz’, which means tickets will only be $12 instead of $15. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Wausa Pork Chop BBQ.

 

Wynot EMS BBQ

Support the Wynot EMS by attending their Barbecue Party, August 4th at the Bow Valley Dance Hall. The pig roast will start at 5 pm until gone. Cost is $10 per plate, kids ages 5 and under eat free. They will also be taking orders to go. Call (402) 357-2180.

 

 

 

 

Step Forward to Prevent Suicide 

Join the Helpline Center to make a difference on Saturday August 5, 2017 in Yankton at the Meridian Bridge. Step Forward to Prevent Suicide. Event starts at 8:30 am Saturday, August 5, 2017 until noon. This is a 1.5 mile walk event beginning with registration at 8:30. Walk and run events begin at 9:00 at the Meridian Bridge

Our community and state continue to experience the loss of our family and friends to suicide. We can all help by Stepping Forward to make a difference. There is Help and Hope through raising awareness about suicide and funding prevention programs.

Step Forward offers a 1.5 mile walk and remembrance ceremony. The event raises awareness and support for the Bridging Yankton’s focus of a new student texting project  for Yankton High School and the Helpline Center’s local suicide prevention services and survivor support programs. 100% of proceeds stay local. For more information, visit www.helplinecenter.org

 

 

Cardboard City

Pathways Shelter for the Homeless is hosting a Cardboard City event on August 11th to increase awareness about homelessness in Yankton and surrounding areas. All proceeds from the event will go towards breaking the cycle of homelessness in those we serve.

Spend the night in a cardboard box at Memorial Park. Look into the reality of not having a bed to sleep on or a place to call home.

Raise funds to help make their night more comfortable.
$25 – Participants receive a cardboard box for shelter
$50 – Participants receive a cardboard box for shelter, a sack lunch, and a bottle of water
$100 – Participants receive the items above and may bring a pillow or blanket
$250 – Particpants receive the items above and may bring electronics (cell phone, electric fan, etc.)
$500 – Participants may opt out of the event and sleep in the comfort of their own bed (we hope they choose to stay anyway!)

Events Coordinator Sarah Swensen is the main contact for this event. To register or ask for more information, she can be reached at sswensen@yanktonpathways.org or 665-8994. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Cardboard City.

 

 

 

Boys & Girls Club Chevy Raffle

You could win a 2018 Chevy Equinox with the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton. Raffle tickets are on sale for $100 which could get you a 2018 Chevy Equinox or $20,000 towards a new vehicle from Northtown Auto. Raffle tickets are available at the Boys & Girls Club at 2008 Mulberry , Northtown Automotive or online at www.greatfuturessd.org. The grand prize drawing event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, August 16th at 5:30 pm.

 

 

 

Yankton Riverboat Days & Summer Art Festival

It’s Southeastern South Dakota’s biggest celebration. Yankton’s Riverboat Days & Summer Art Festival August 18th-20th. The free party by the river includes fireworks, art festival, kids activities, and great food. Entertainment by JunkFM on Friday and Jagertown on Saturday night. Catch the Riverboat days parade, Silver Creek Mavericks (Old West Re-enactors), extreme bull riding, & Brule. For a full schedule of events, visit www.riverboatdays.com.

 

Pooch Plunge & Agility Run

It’s time to let the dogs out once again! Please join the City of Yankton’s annual Pooch Plunge at Memorial Poo, Monday, August 21st from 5:30-8:30 pm. $5 admission per dog (Humans are free. Cats sadly not encouraged to attend.)

NEW THIS YEAR! – Stay to watch the inaugural Agility Run in the park at 7:00pm. Our celebrity contestants will race through an agility course. The winner will be crowned Agility Queen or King for 2017. Following the fun competition, pet owners can make a free-will donation to run the course. Door prizes available.

Refreshments will be available for a free-will donation. Please make sure all pets are leashed in the park, are dog friendly, and are up-to-date on Rabies and vaccinations. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Pooch Plunge & Agility Run.

 

Elvis Rock ‘N’ Remember

Elvis is in the house! Come see Joseph Hall’s tribute to Elvis once again at the Lewis & Clark Theatre Company, August 25th at 7:30. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Doors open at 6:30 pm and VIP is seated in the first 2 rows from the stage. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page:  Joseph Hall Elvis Rock ‘N’ Remember VIP.

 

 

 

Walk to Remember

Healing Hope Ministries  of Crofton is having A Walk to Remember, Lunch & Raffle on Saturday, August 26th from 10:300-12:30pm. Money raised will go toward developing a retreat center devoted to families who have lost children of any age. The walk will get underway at 10:30 am.
No matter the length, every child leaves an impression on a parent’s heart. Walk, Share, Remember the Life of a Child. Whether you’re a parent who has lost a child of any age, a family member, friend, or caregiver of a child, all are invited to attend. Lunch will be served from 11:00-12:30 pm.
RAFFLE/CHINESE AUCTION – purchase a sheet of 25 tickets for $20 for a chance to win various gift baskets. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Walk to Remember- Crofton, NE.

 

 

 

 

Family Fun Day and Pinewood Derby

River City Family Connections is once again presenting Family Fun Day! Family Fun Day is a FREE event at Memorial Park in Yankton and includes games, prizes, bouncy houses and much more. Family Connections will also provide a lunch for the families in attendance. Come on out with the family between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on August 26th for a day filled with fun and excitement.

In conjunction with Family Fun Day, Family Connections will be having a Pinewood Derby fundraiser. This fundraiser will help raise funds for family services at Family Connections. This event is for both adults and children and will be on August 26th and Memorial Park. You can come out and spectate or you can find out if you have what it takes to become Yankton’s Pinewood Derby Champion. For more information or to register please contact 665-1204.

 

Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights

Join Bragging Rights On Thursday Nights and support the community and non profits with love of cars! Come on out Thursday, August 31st from 6 pm to 8 pm, with your classic car, motorcycle, anything you have!!! There will be a non profit for each event that will host a meal. This is free will donation! Bring your lawn chairs, come our for food, friends, music, and to support our local non profits! Bragging Rights is located in the parking lot behind Missouri River Associates, next to the Meridian Bridge. 124 Walnut Street, Yankton, SD.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page: Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights.

 

 

United Way Human Foosball Tournament

United Way of Greater Yankton will kickoff the 2018 Community Campaign with the second annual Human Foosball Tournament event, Saturday, September 9th, to be held at The Landing, 104 Capital St. There will be 2 life-sized foosball courts to accommodate a 12+ team human foosball tournament. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled afternoon!

Play in the Human Foosball Tournament by fundraising for United Way of Greater Yankton! A minimum donation of$300.00 per team. The first 12 teams registered will be guaranteed a spot. Games begin at noon. Follow the Untied Way on Facebook for event details!

Sign up to play!

  1. Complete Online Registration or PDF Version of Registration Form
  2. Return Liability Form to United Way, 610 W 23rd St., Ste. 11, Yankton, SD 57078 by Friday, Sept. 2nd.
  3. Start fundraising! $300.00 minimum donation per team. Donations may be turned into United Way office also by Sept. 2nd. Crowdfunding technology available!

 

 

Discovery Days Adventure Race

Participate in the Discovery Days Adventure Race, Saturday, September 16th, starting at the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center. This course includes running, trekking, mountain biking, map reading, orienteering, & kayaking. Choose between two races–4 hour (Sport Course)  8 Hour (Adventure Course). Division include Solo,Teams of 2–coed,male,female. Adventure races are a great sport to test your patience, physical and mental abilities and have some great fun!

Participants will get maps,instructions,clues and have to find checkpoints out on the course in their allotted time frame. All racers will be provided kayaks,life vests and paddles. All racers must wear a helmet while on the bikes.
Required gear–Bikes,helmets,pack with at least 40oz bladder,bike tire repair kit,extra tubes,1 cell phone per team, zip lock bags or water proof bags for food,cell phone,maps,instructions,small first aid kit.
Teams will be on gravel and paved roads along with some trails.
Fees–Sport Course–$45 per person  Adventure Course–$65 per person
Fees include–insurance,shrts,maps,prizes,food
Registration closes September 1!!
Visit www.raceregister.net to find more information or to register.
Contact Katie Meyer at 402-667-6557 or Jim Craig at 402-432-3622 for more info.

Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights

Join Bragging Rights On Thursday Nights and support the community and non profits with love of cars! Come on out Thursday, September 28th from 6 pm to 8 pm, with your classic car, motorcycle, anything you have!!! There will be a non profit for each event that will host a meal. This is free will donation! Bring your lawn chairs, come our for food, friends, music, and to support our local non profits! Bragging Rights is located in the parking lot behind Missouri River Associates, next to the Meridian Bridge. 124 Walnut Street, Yankton, SD.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page: Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights.