Sioux Falls is a great city to raise a family. We have the luxuries of larger cities while still maintaining a small town community feel. Being in a larger city like Sioux Falls, it always seems like there are things to do, but does your family ever say to you: "I'm bored"? If you ever have that dreaded question asked, here are some ideas you can do with your family. Best part: all of these kids' activities are FREE in Sioux Falls.
5 Free Sioux Falls Kids' Activities
1. First Fridays at the Washington Pavilion
Every First Friday of the month in Sioux Falls, take you family to the Washington Pavilion for free admission to the Kirby Science Center and Visual Arts Center. Each First Friday, there are various science activities to do. The Washington Pavilion is Sioux Falls' home for the arts, entertainment, and science. There are endless possibilities for fun and learning at the Washington Pavilion. For more information, click here.
2. Visit the Outdoor Campus
One thing that Sioux Falls has helped preserved is nature. Escape from the city life at the Sioux Falls Outdoor Campus. The Outdoor Campus is a part of the state's Game, Fish, and Parks department and organizes events and activities throughout the year including Outdoor University on August 6th. Visit the Outdoor Campus today!
3. Visit the Japanese Gardens
See exotic flowers, trees, entrance arbor, and lanterns at the unique Shoto-Teien Japanese Gardens near Covell Lake in Terrace Park. This is a one of a kind gem in Sioux Falls. Go exploring on a walk around the gardens.
4. South Dakota Peach Festival
Yes, that's right: an entire festival devoted to peaches! Enjoy two fun-filled days of live music, kids activities, face painting, games, vendors, and delicious foods down at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. This year's Peach Festival is on June 25th-26th and it's absolutely free to attend.
5. Moonlight Movies in Downtown Sioux Falls
During the summer months, you and your family can see a movie for free down at Fawick Park on Saturdays. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, some snacks, and relax under the stars while watching some famous "stars" on the big screen. For a complete schedule of the free movies, click here.