Yankton Air Show

The Yankton Air Show comes up August 31 and September 1 at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport. The top 3 performers include the Gene Soucy Airshows who is known as Mister Airshow. Award Winning pilot turns a crop duster into an incredible aerobatic machine. Also the Younkin Airshow. It is second generation airshow legend dances his large twin engine airplane, miss Ellie, through the sky to the Elephant Waltz. And the Vanguard Squadron will be there, it’s South Dakota’s very own! Four aiplanes fly in perfect formation as they loop and roll through the sky!

Gates open at 10:00, Air Show is from 1:00-3:00. Door Closes at 4:00 $15 for a weekend pass or $10 for a day pass! Top notch performers, food trucks, and lots of fun!

Yankton Air Show

The Yankton Air Show comes up August 31 and September 1 at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport. The top 3 performers include the Gene Soucy Airshows who is known as Mister Airshow. Award Winning pilot turns a crop duster into an incredible aerobatic machine. Also the Younkin Airshow. It is second generation airshow legend dances his large twin engine airplane, miss Ellie, through the sky to the Elephant Waltz. And the Vanguard Squadron will be there, it’s South Dakota’s very own! Four aiplanes fly in perfect formation as they loop and roll through the sky!

Gates open at 10:00, Air Show is from 1:00-3:00. Door Closes at 4:00 $15 for a weekend pass or $10 for a day pass! Top notch performers, food trucks, and lots of fun!

3rd annual Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk

Bridging Yankton, Pathways to Hope, Help & Healing, will be hosting the 3rd annual Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at Riverside Park in Yankton. Registration will start at 8:30am, and the event will begin at 9:00am at the Riverside Park Amphitheater. The 1.5 mile walk will include the Yankton Meridian Bridge and is followed by a remembrance ceremony at the amphitheater. There is no cost to participate, and walkers can register as individuals or as a team the day of the event or online at helplinecenter.org.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults in South Dakota. Proceeds from the event will support local suicide prevention efforts and help Bridging Yankton partner with the Yankton School District, United Way of Greater Yankton and the Helpline Center to support TEXT4HELP, a 24/7 suicide crisis texting line for students in the Yankton School District. Since TEXT4HELP’s launch in Yankton in 2017, over 125 text conversations have taken place, with students reaching out for support for themselves or a friend. Proceeds from the event will also support the Helpline Center to provide statewide prevention services, educational programs, and support to survivors of suicide loss.

WYNOT EMS BBQ fundraiser

Please join the WYNOT EMS for a fun night of great food and fun on Friday, August 2nd beginning at 5pm. The fundraiser event will be held in St. Helena, NE at the St. Helena Dance Hall. We will be serving our famous smoked pork, baked beans, salads and chips. The cost of the meal is $10/plate, to-go available $11/plate and kids 5 and under eat FREE! The proceeds from the event help pay for expenses such as new equipment and continued education for the squad. There will also be ring sausage available for sale sponsored by B & B LOCKERS of WYNOT! COME ON OUT FOR A GREAT NIGHT AND A GREAT CAUSE!

Yankton County Fair

Yankton County Fair is fun for the whole family!  This year we have tons of new and exciting things we would like to share with you!  We will be having movies, games, art, live music, bean bag tournament, vendor/craft fair, bouncy houses, livestock shows, open class exhibits, 4-H supper and much more! The Fair starts the evening of Thursday, August 1st and ends Saturday, August 3rd early evening. Stop on down and bring the whole family!

Pops Concerts

East of Westreville will close out the series on July 30. East of Westreville is a blues to bluegrass road trip with a few stops along the way! It is Americana roots music: bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, and country—an ever-changing mix of music and memories, reminiscent of the days when all that was needed for entertainment was a barn dance or a Philco radio and a comfy chair. Get ready for a great evening of old-timey foot-stomping, hand-clapping acoustic music intertwined with homespun humor. East of Westreville is Kaija Bonde (Always…Patsy Cline), Boyd Bristow (Acoustic Christmas), Brian Bonde (The Cardigans), and Al Slaathaug (Blueberry Buckle).

Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit organization located at 508 Douglas in Yankton, SD. All concerts are sponsored by Yankton Area Arts and the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department and are free to the public. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Summit Activities Center Theater, 1801 Summit Street. For late changes due to weather, tune to local radio stations and facebook

Lady Coyotes Football Clinic

Ladies- enjoy a night out event with USD Football! Coming up on Tuesday, July 30 from 6:00 to 8:30 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. Cost is $30. Registration includes clinic participation and a t-shirt. Register at: Facebook/2019 Lady Coyotes Football Clinic. Learn about the basics of football with Coach Nielson. Participate in field drills with players and coaches. Proceeds will benefit the Dakota Hospital Foundation for future upgrade 3D Mammogram at Sanford Vermillion.

2nd Annual Summer Reading Talent Show

Last summer’s talent show was a blast! We know there is more talent to showcase, so we are hosting our 2nd Annual Summer Reading Talent show! This year’s show will take place on Monday, July 29th at 6pm in Marion Auditorium at Mount Marty College. If you would like to participate and showcase a talent, stop in or call the Yankton Community Library. Performances must be 5 minutes or less and family-friendly. Singing, dancing, musical instruments, comedy…..use your imagination and show us your special talent! Even if you don’t want to perform, everyone is welcome to come enjoy the show and cheer on the performers. Each performer will receive a swag bag and each audience member will be entered into our prize drawings. The deadline to sign up is Monday, July 22nd. There is no cost to attend or participate in this event.

 

For questions, please call the library at 605-668-5275 or email us at library@cityofyankton.org.

10th Annual Duck Pluck

Those fun and loving Rubber Duckies are gearing up for another exciting event again this year on July 25th. The Yankton Kiwanis Club and Yankton County Parents as Teachers are sponsoring the 10th Annual Ducky Pluck again this year at the Memorial Park Pool area. The Kiddie Carnival will begin at 6:00 pm followed by the Lucky Duck Pluck at 7:00 pm. “Family friendly activities fit perfectly into the Parents as Teachers mission of family well-being. We encourage families to explore community events and activities to build quality time as a family, stated Carie Jo Ahlgrim, Educator/Coordinator of Yankton County Parents as Teachers.

The theme for this year’s Kiddie Carnival is summer and beach fun. For the children’s lucky duck carnival game, children can purchase a rubber ducky for $1.00 at the carnival and those ducks will be dumped into the kiddie pool. There will be prizes for first, second and third place for whose lucky duck is plucked. All other carnival game tickets will be sold at the events for .25 cents each. The carnival is held near the kiddie pool.

Tickets for the 10th Annual Duck Pluck are currently being sold by PAT board members and Kiwanis Club members. Tickets are $10.00 for each duck or a Quack Pack of 3 for $25.00. Prizes are $500 for the Grand Prize, followed by $150.00 for 2nd; $100 for third and for the last and luckiest duck a prize of $25.00.You do not need to be present to win. If you wish to purchase ducks, you can contact Carie Jo Ahlgrim at 605-661-4833. Tickets will also be sold at Hy-Vee various weeknights July 12th through July 23rd.

Yankton County Parents as Teachers and the Yankton Kiwanis club are again partnering for this event with the goal to raise funds for their uniquely different programs but with the common cause of the youth of Yankton. The Motto of the Kiwanis is “Serving the Children” and they do that through donations to many youth programs including: Yankton Boys and Girls Club, Torch Club, Math and Science Awards, Yankton Ice Association, Yankton Figure Skating, Science Olympiads, and Boys and Girls State. Yankton County Parents as Teachers provides home visits to families with children from prenatal to school age. Their vision is that all families will have the ability to provide a strong developmental foundation for their children. Parents as Teachers is a United Way Partner Agency.

More information on this year’s events or to purchase tickets can be directed to Carie Jo Ahlgrim at 605-661-4833.

LINC’s 3rd Birthday Bridge Bash

United Way of Greater Yankton’s newest volunteer group, LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.) invite all young professionals to their next social event, LINC’s 3rd Birthday Bridge Bash, on July 25th, 5:30 pm at the Music at the Meridian. Join us to celebrate LINC turning 3 with music, beverages, cupcakes and MORE! We will be joining Music at the Meridian, signing up to volunteer for Bridging Yankton’s Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk and celebrating the impact LINC members have had in Yankton the past year.