Earth Day Fun Shoot

Come enjoy archery games and crafts, Friday April 21st from 6:00 -8:00 pm at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex. This event is open to all ages with any level of archery experience. Pre-registration is encouraged on our
Adult supervision is recommended for children under 8 years old. Find more information on the Facebook event page: Earth Day Fun Shoot.



KYB Great American Cleanup

Help us clean up the streets of Yankton to get ready for a beautiful spring Saturday, April 22nd.

Meet Keep Yankton Beautiful at the South Memorial Park Picnic Shelter in Yankton at 8:00 am for a short informational meeting regarding the cleanup and routes.

Every volunteer will receive garbage bags and gloves for the cleanup. To help save on costs, bring your own gloves if you have them!

Yankton community members are encouraged to register corporate teams ahead of time! If your corporate team would like to clean their route on a day a within a week of April 22nd, the litter collected can still count to our event totals. Contact KYB for more information! Find more information about on the Facebook Event Page: Great American Cleanup.


River Rat Marathon

Join the River Rat Marathon, April 22nd. The River Rat Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Register online for any of the five awesome River Rat races.

Timed running events to raise money for pre-selected Yankton Area Groups: Bravo Battery, Yankton Science Club, Yankton Track Club, & The Center.

No race day registrations accepted for any race. Race check in and packet pick up: at Ace Bike & Fitness, 2404 Broadway (recommended) day before event from 5-8 pm Friday; new registrations will also be accepted at ACE during check in period-Day of event Riverside Park-2 hours before race, closes 1 hour before each race.

Register at


R.E.D. Run 5K Fun Run/Walk

The USD Veterans Club and the Student Veteran Resource Center are putting on a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 22nd at 10 am at the northwest corner of Prentis Park in Vermillion. “RED” stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.

This is our way to honor and keep in our thoughts those who are deployed overseas. This run, which will tour much of the Vermillion community, is way to raise money for care packages to send to those overseas, as well as set up an emergency fund for some of our student veterans who may be tight on available funds.

Register online at Cost for online registration is $25 for individuals or $100 for team of five and are guaranteed a t-shirt. Prizes will be given out for most patriotic and most R.E.D. outfit/costume for both individual and team. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: R.E.D. Run 5K Fun Run/Walk.


Comedy Night at Sh-Booms

Laugh the night away Saturday, April 22nd at Sh-Booms, above Yankton Bowl. Enjoy headliner Kristin Linder and Dakota native Joe Christianson. Show time is 8:00 pm. 21+ show. Admission is $12. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Comedy Night at Sh-Booms.

Headliner: Kristin Lindner
This clever comedian with dry wit has never conformed to traditional values. She approach-es her successful stand-up career the same way she does her life – with unrepentant enthusiasm. It’s a balancing act few will ever master. The scales are decisively tilted in Kristin’s favor. Comedy beckoned the working mother of three at just the right time. Disenchanted with corporate America and inundated by the challenges of marriage and family, the Texas native channeled the weight of emotion, disappoint-ments and untapped creativity into a hysterical dec-laration of her life altering experiences.
Credits: Nick At Night Funniest Mom’s in America and SiriusXM Radio

Also appearing: Joe Christianson
A millennial and Dakota native mixed comedy and crowd work. All with charm!


Pathways Open House

Join the Pathways Shelter for the Homeless for the first Open House in the new facility from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday April 23rd. Pathways moved into the new shelter at 412 E 4th St in October of 2015, and we want you (the community) to come see the changes we have made, how we currently operate, and share in our vision for future projects. There will be light refreshments available (coffee, water and baked goods). There will be a short program at 2:30 to honor several past board members and share our vision with those in attendance. We invite anyone who is interested to take a walking tour through the public areas of our facility. Free will donations will be accepted in the lobby. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Pathways Open House.

3rd Annual YCSAR Spaghetti Feed

Join the Yankton County Search and Rescue for a spaghetti feed and raffle fundraiser on Monday, April 24th from 5pm-8pm at the United Church of Christ- Congregational.  Help raise money for equipment and training expenses. Come and enjoy a meal for a free will donation.


Denim Day

Join the River City Domestic Violence Center in an international protest for Denim Day, Wednesday, April 26th.  Denim Day is an international protest responding to the Italian Supreme Court’s overruling of a rape conviction in 1999. Although the assailant had been found guilty at trial, the Supreme Court argued that because jeans are difficult to remove, the assailant couldn’t have done so without the victims help.

To honor Denim Day, we encourage community members to wear jeans to work or school to promote discussion of the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. Participants are asked to use the hashtag #DenimDayYankton if photos are posted on social media.

For more information, go to or on the Facebook Event Page: Denim Day 2017.


Worship in the Round featuring Building 429

Grammy-nominated Building 429 is bringing their Worship in the Round tour with Josh Wilson and Chris August to Mount Marty College on Thursday, April 27th.  Coming to Cimpl Arena at Mount Marty College on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for General Admission | $18 for Groups of 10+. Tickets are available at The ticket sponsor for this concert is Kleinschmit Trucking. For more information please email

Running in Color 5K mile Walk

Mount Marty will be hosting the annual color run/walk, Running in Color 5k and MMC Mile Walk, on April 29th with registration beginning at 10:00am followed by the race at 10:30am. Applications and information for the event are now available at All proceeds from the event will be donated toward the Yankton Special Olympics program. Lunch will be served following the race.


Christian Sorlien Benefit

Join the Christian Sorlien for a benefit on April 29th at MC North Bar-Clicks. Christian Sorlien was in car accident in December. He is continuing medical treatment for the injuries he sustained. This benefit is to raise money for his ongoing medical treatment. A free will donation meal will be served starting at 6:30pm. After the meal, BINGO, raffle prizes and a silent auction will take part. Come on out to raise money for a member of the Freeman Community community! Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Christian Sorlien Benefit.


Batting for Youth exhibition baseball game

Professional baseball returns to Yankton as the Yankton Morning Optimist club presents the Sioux Falls Canaries VS the Sioux City Explorers. The birds vs the x’s will be Monday, May 8th at Riverside Ballpark. The evening begins with a youth baseball clinic from 4:30 to 5:30. The tailgate party will start at 4:30. First pitch is at 6 pm. Get your free tickets at many local business.



Heartland Humane Society Open House

Join the Heartland Humane Society for their open house between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, May 6th as they celebrate the grand opening of the addition. Activities will include door prizes, adoption specials, and tours. We hope you can come celebrate with us. For more information, visit


Bridging The Gap 5K

Join the Servant Hearts Clinic 2nd annual Bridging The Gap 5K fundraiser on May 29th. The event will start at Meridian Bridge and end in Riverside Park. Snacks and awards to follow! FREE registration for veterans and current military!

Event Details: 8:30 start time. This is a RUN/WALK families are welcome. FREE kids fun run to follow. $25 Early Registration/$35 Race-Day.

Early Registration packet pickup will be Sunday, May 28th 4-7pm downtown at Servant Hearts Clinic (232 Capital St. Yankton SD.) Race-Day Registration packet pick up will be from 7:00-8:00am outside the Riverside Park Capital Building.

Can’t make the race but would still like to donate? Donations can be sent to: Servant Hearts Clinic, Po Box 7037, Yankton, SD 57078

❤ Servant Hearts Clinic is a Christ centered free medical clinic providing care for the uninsured and underinsured of the Yankton area and surrounding communities. Servant Hearts Clinic is a nonprofit organization operating solely through donations and with the helping hands of many volunteers. The clinic is located at 232 Capital St. in downtown Yankton.

Register at www. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: 2017 Bridging The Gap 5K.



 Yankton’s Rockin’ Ribfest

Yankton’s biggest party is coming June 2 & 3, 2017! Rockin’ Ribfest is bringing you the best music entertainment both nights – The Ron Keel Band on Friday and HAIRBALL on Saturday! Your one-time entry fee gives you access to two days of food vendors and great music at the new location at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex. The amateur rib contest will be held on Saturday as well as a FREE kids jumping area and cornhole boards for all to play! Visit for all the details!

While parking is always a concern at events such as this, there is substantial parking in the area.Furnished school buses for shuttle transportation to and from Ribfest that will run from 4 to midnight on Saturday, June 3. Route will be from the Archery Center to Fantle Memorial Park and to Downtown Yankton (city lot on 2nd & Douglas). Buses will operate an estimated 2 round trips per hour. No alcohol allowed on buses.




Taste & Tour

Mark your calendars! The sixth annual Taste & Tour benefiting Heartland Humane Society is headed to downtown Vermillion on Saturday, June 17th. More information to come soon! Committed stops already on the tour includes the Eagles, Nook ‘n’ Cranny, Maloney Real Estate, Sharing the Dream, Charlies, The Varsity, Treasure Trove, and the Spa at Wynie Mae’s. For more information, visit


Yankton County Relay for Life

Join the Yankton County Relay for Life on Friday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm at Riverside Park.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser cancer walk for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers who give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.

To sign up individually, a team, or for the survivors lap, visit



Crofton Q125

Come celebrate Crofton, Nebraska’s 125 anniversary June 30-July 4. Events include Children’s Mobil Museum, Parade, Quilt Show & Kids Festival, Duck Races, Street Dance feat. Pink Kadillac, Cruisin’ Car Show, Baseball Game, Fun Run, & Pancake Breakfast. For a full schedule of events, visit



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 an older, and go on sale May 1st. Buy your passes in May and save.

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




Rock N’ Rumble Motorcycle Rally

It’s the 3rd Annual Rock n’ Rumble includes a motorcycle parade across the Meridian Bridge, lake tour and bands playing into the evening. This event will take place on July 21st in Yankton, SD. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Rock N’ Rumble Motorcycle Rally.



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.