Special Events

POUND: ROCKOUT WORKOUT

McKennan Park Bandshell | AGES: 14+

Meet at McKennan Band Shell. Channel your inner rockstar with this cardio jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.

Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Get excited! Registration required.

SEP 12 | SAT | 9:00-10:00 A.M.
SEP 19 | SAT | 9:00-10:00 A.M.
SEP 26 | SAT | 9:00-10:00 A.M.

Register   $10 per participant

 

ROAD RACES

SPENCER PARK | ALL AGES

Join the fun and competition of Monday night road races along the beautiful bike trail! Races will be 3,000 and 5,000 meters. Participants will register on-site between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the date of each event.

SEP 14, 21, 28 | MON | 6:30 P.M. 

FREE

TOUCH-A-TRUCK

HARMODON PARK | ALL AGES

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. Fun for the entire family. No registration required.

SEP 18 | FRI | 6–8 P.M. 

Register   FREE

 

TRY IT DAY

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Are you ready to dive into a workout routine? Whether you are new or just cannot get enough of the water, join us for a water workout frenzy. Classes will run for 20 minutes, allowing you to experience a few of our fun water workouts. We will feature some of our favorite classes including BOGA and Hydroriders.

Date TBD - Stay tuned!

 

WIBIT® EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

A Wibit® is an inflatable used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! Midco® Aquatic Center will host Wibit® events. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates. Lap lanes may not be available when the Action Tower is in use. No registration required.

SEP 13 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER
OCT 11 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER & WIGGLEBRIDGE
NOV 27–NOV 29 | FRI–SUN | ALL DAY | WIGGLEBRIDGE

Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission 
 

FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | #920099 ALL AGES

Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us at the Midco® Aquatic Center for a floating good time watching a movie. 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 20 | SUN | 2 P.M. | Surf’s Up 
OCT 25 | SUN | 2 P.M. | Onward 
NOV 29 | SUN | 2 P.M. | Frozen II

Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission 
 
 

Paws in the park

PAWS IN THE PARK

FAMILY DOG PARK | ALL AGES

Join us for our annual dog festival! Bring your furry friends and connect with dog enthusiasts from all over town! There will be an everyday dog show with contests, vendors, raffles, and more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this event, please call 605-367-3530.

OCT 3 | SAT | 1–3 P.M.

Register   FREE

SUNSET FISHING

COVELL LAKE AT TERRACE PARK | 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 first-come, first-served basis. Individuals 16 years of age and older must have a valid South Dakota fishing license. No registration required.

OCT 6 | TUE | 5:30–6:30 P.M. 
OCT 20 | TUE | 5:30–6:30 P.M

Register   FREE

 

FLOATING PUMPKIN PATCH

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Do not miss the coolest pumpkin patch in town! Jump in and pick your pumpkin! We will have fun carnival games and enter to win our BIG pumpkin. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates. Registration required.

OCT 17 | SAT | 2:30–4 P.M.

Register   $10 PER PARTICIPANT

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

OYATE C.C. | ALL AGES

Join us for a family movie night at “our house” as we host free family movie nights. Enjoy some quality time with your family, while watching a great movie! You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, or pillows to get comfortable watching a movie in the gymnasium. Do not forget to bring your favorite movie snacks!

OCT 23 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | OYATE | DUMBO

Register   FREE

 

GLOW HIKE

GREAT BEAR | AGES: 6+

Hiking in nature has been shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. This adventurous night hike is recommended for participants ages 6 and up that are able to hike at least one mile on sometimes uneven terrain. A registered adult must accompany children. Glow sticks will be provided, but a flashlight or headlamp is recommended. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Registration required.

OCT 27 | TUE | 6–7 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

DEFRIGHTFUL FAMILY FUN

KUEHN C.C. | ALL AGES

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. No registration required.

OCT 31 | SAT | 1–3 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

S’MORE FUN RUN

DUNHAM PARK | AGES: 10+

Work up a sweat, and earn a sweet treat in the process! Throughout the fun run, you will come to various stations and earn one essential component of a s’more! By the end of the fun run, you will come upon our bonfire where you can enjoy your tasty snack. Have a hankering for more? Take the run again to earn another!

NOV 7 | SAT | 6–7 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

FAMILY KARAOKE FUN

KUEHN C.C. | ALL AGES

Enjoy some family time at Kuehn Community Center this fall with our Family Karaoke Fun. As the name states, the whole family is invited for this Karaoke-filled night, where you can team up with a family member to sing a song or even challenge another family for a song battle. Registration required.

NOV 12 | THU | 6–8 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

TURKEY SWIM

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Swim or water walk for a chance to take home a turkey or pie for Thanksgiving! The event will run for three days and each milestone you reach (500, 1,000, 1,500, and 2,000 meters) will earn you a prize and raffle ticket. You may swim/walk further than the 2,000 meters, but the prize and raffle tickets stop at this distance. Make it your goal to reach 2,000 so you can reach the maximum amount of four entries.

NOV 19–22 | THU–SUN

Register   $10 PER PARTICIPANT

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | ALL AGES

What better way to kick off the weekend than creating memories with your family! Gather the family and come have fun with our entertainment, carnival games, and more. An adult must accompany children. No registration required.

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Register   FREE

 

WIBIT WATER VOLLEYBALL

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Gather your friends for some spiking and splashing over Thanksgiving break! Whether you are looking for friendly competition or just a good workout, water volleyball is both fun and challenging. Players must be able to comfortably stand in 4 feet of water. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

NOV 27–NOV 29 | FRI–SUN | ALL DAY

Register   Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission

 

FULL MOON HIKE

GREAT BEAR | AGES: 6+

Come out and see Great Bear under the full moon’s glow! Hiking not only provides the physical relief of other exercise choices, but hiking in nature has been shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. A registered adult must accompany children. Participants must be able to hike one mile on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Limited flashlights will be available to borrow. Registration required.

NOV 30 | MON | 6–7 P.M.

Register   FREE