Special Events

FOOD AT FAWICK

FAWICK PARK

Did you know eating outside is a natural mood booster? Join us for the lunch hour and boost your mood!! On the fourth Fridays of the month you can purchase a meal from a local food vendor while sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying entertainment. Price of food will be set by vendors. Weather permitting.

AUG 24 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.
SEP 28 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.


SWIMMING GONE TO THE DOGS

Swimming Gone to the Dogs

Laurel Oak and Terrace Park Aquatic Centers will each host a “dog–a–POOL–ooza.” We invite your dog to a fun–filled evening at the pool. Dogs will be required to bring their owners (no more than two dogs per owner), be current with their shots, and be ready to have a doggone good time! Dog off–leash rules will apply to this event. No swimming by dog owners. Free. No registration required.

AUG 12 | SUN | 3:30-5 p.m. | LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
SEP 4 | TUE | 5:30 - 7 p.m. | TERRACE PARK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER


ROAD RACES

SPENCER PARK | AGES: 6+

Join the fun and competition of Monday night road races. Races will be 3,000 and 5,000 meters. They will follow the greenway recreation trail.

SEP 10, 17, 24, OCT 1, 8 | MON | 6:30 P.M.

FREE

WIBIT® EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

What is a Wibit®? A Wibit® is an inflatable play feature that can be used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! These events will be held in the 50 Meter Pool. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

SEPT 16 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER & WIGGLE BRIDGE
OCT 14 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER & WIGGLE BRIDGE
NOV 25 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER & WIGGLE BRIDGE
Lap lanes may not be available when the Action Tower is in use.



TOUCH-A-TRUCK

HARMODON PARK

Have you ever wondered what it is like to sit behind the steering wheel of a truck that you passed on the street? Touch-A-Truck gives your family an opportunity to explore various vehicles and talk to the people who operate them. Inflatables will be available as well. Fun for the entire family.

SEP 21 | FRI | 6–8 P.M.

FREE

POW/MIA CEREMONY

VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK

POW/MIA Recognition Day is held each year on the third Friday of September to pay special recognition to all those U.S. men and women who have been held as prisoners of war and especially those who remain unaccounted for. The event is free and open to the public.

SEP 21 | FRI | 6:30 P.M.

FREE

FLICK & FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us at the Midco® Aquatic Center for a floating good time watching a movie in the 50 Meter Pool. Whoever thought an afternoon watching a favorite movie could be so fun! Inner tubes will be provided. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

SEP 23 | SUN | 2–4 P.M. | THE LION GUARD: THE RISE OF SCAR
NOV 11 | SUN | 2–4 P.M. | THE LITTLE MERMAID
DEC 9 | SUN | 2–4 P.M. | THE LITTLE MERMAID II

   Participants will need an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

FOOD AT FAWICK

FAWICK PARK

Did you know eating outside is a natural mood booster? Join us for the lunch hour and boost your mood!! You can purchase a meal from a local food vendor while sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying entertainment. Price of food will be set by vendors. Weather permitting.

SEP 28 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.

FREE

SUNSET FISHING

TERRACE PARK (WEST), COVELL LAKE | AGES: ALL AGES

Whether you already enjoy fishing or would like to learn how to fish, this program is for you! Fishing is a great way to relieve stress while spending time outdoors. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will provide all of the necessary equipment for you and your family to have an enjoyable evening of fishing. Poles and bait will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Individuals 16 years of age and older must have a valid South Dakota fishing license.

OCT 2 | TUE | 5:30–6:30 P.M.
OCT 16 | TUE | 5:30–6:30 P.M.

FREE

PAWS IN THE PARK

SPENCER DOG PARK

Join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation for the 11th annual Paws in the Park celebration. This dog-centered festival offers a chance for owners and pets to get together and socialize. Fall-themed events will take place, including a dog costume contest! There will be vendor booths, music, and contests. Registration for the contests will begin at 1 p.m. with a limit of two judged contests per dog. All ages are welcome at this free family event. If you are interested in being a partner or vendor for this fun-filled event, please contact 978-6930.

OCT 13 | SAT | 1–3 P.M.

FREE

PUMPKIN CARVING CLASS

AGES: ALL AGES

Love carving pumpkins but not the mess? Come carve your very own masterpiece just in time for Halloween! You will have a spooktacular time as you create the best pumpkin that will have all of the other trickor-treaters talking. Pumpkins will be provided.

OCT 23 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KUEHN C.C.
OCT 25 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C.

Register   $10 PER PERSON

DEFRIGHTFUL FAMILY FUN

KUEHN C.C.

Get an early start on your celebration by dressing up in your favorite costume for an afternoon of family fun. Let your ghouls and goblins participate in family-friendly games, win prizes, enjoy inflatables, and much more.

OCT 27 | SAT | 1–3 P.M.

FREE

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

OYATE C.C.

What a great way to kick off the weekend! Gather the family and come have fun with our entertainment, carnival games, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

NOV 9 | FRI | 6–8 P.M.

FREE

YOUTH PICKLEBALL

TERRY REDLIN GYM AGES: 6–17

Pickleball is a fun paddle sport designed for all skill levels. With simple rules and elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, the game is easy for beginners but quick and competitive for more experienced players. Join us for a Saturday of pickleball and put your skills to the test in this pickup game format! Registration is required.

NOV 10 | SAT | 10 A.M.–11 A.M.

Register   FREE

REINDEER GAMES

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

The weather outside may be frightful but our party will be so delightful! You’re invited to the early holiday celebration! Come join us for some fun holiday games and win some prizes all while jamming to some of your favorite carols! Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 22 | SAT | 2:30–4 P.M.

   Participants will need an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.