A brief summary of just a few of the activities Sioux Falls, South Dakota has to offer, including Lifelight, JazzFest, the bike trails, air show, and Falls Park:
Beautiful any time of year, Falls Park is where the city got its name and a favorite photo sites for wedding photos, senior pictures, and the photographer looking for some great nature shots. When you visit Falls Park, you can walk the trails over looking the river or relax on one of the benches and listen to the sound of the falls. You could also stop in for a bite at the Overlook Cafe or explore the five-story observatory. One thing’s for sure, when you come to the Falls, don’t forget your camera! If you enjoy parks, you might like to check out www.siouxfallsparks.org for more details on the over 70 parks in and around the city.
Once you’ve seen Falls Park, why not take a trip around the rest of Sioux Falls! Falls Park is the most centrally located park in the city, and a great place to get started. If you’re new to the area, it’s a good idea to grab a map before you head out, so you can know where you’re going and still be able to get back to where you came from. For a map of the trails in Sioux Falls, visit http://www.siouxfallsparks.org/Bike/trail.
A Christian music festival founded by Alan and Vickie Green, Lifelight has grown from a festival small enough to fit on a church lawn to a huge festival capable of drawing over 300,000 people in a matter of 3 days. The Sioux Falls festival is the biggest of the nationwide tour, and draws a wide range of Christian musicians such as Michael W. Smith and the Newsboys, along with talented speakers who share their stories and inspiration. This year’s festival is still coming up! Visit www.lifelight.org for more information today!
A jazz and blues music festival held annually at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. JazzFest is a two day outdoor concert with two stages featuring performers from across the country. The 2009 edition of the festival boasted the talents of performers such as Elvin Bishop, Bettye Lavette, and Lil’ Brian & the Travelers, just to name a few. JazzFest is organized by the hard work of the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society as a fundraiser for the organization. To learn more about JazzFest, please visit www.jazzfestsiouxfalls.com
Sioux Falls Air show:
held one weekend each summer at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, the Air show features the US Navy’s Blue Angels, a US Air Force F-22 Demo, and much more! There are also inflatables for the kids to play in free of charge, and real aircraft on display. Food, drink, and gift vendors are on site if you get hungry, but there’s no admission charge to the air show. More info at www.siouxfallsairshow.com.