Music at the Meridian – The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League

The 6th night of Music at the Meridian is Thursday, August 8th with The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League out of Minnesota. GATL plays jazz originals. Modern songs under an old-time facade. It’s music your granddad would listen to, if your granddad was a time-traveler from 2050 with a hankering for vintage cocktails and hot jazz. It’s hot, infectious, and emotional.

As always the event is free and open to everyone!

Local craft beer from Ben’s Brewing Co.

Food trucks from Broken Trellis, Rolling Waiters, and Craig’s Shave Ice.

The Meridian Mural is back with another art project, too.

Collins Carnival Fundraiser

Come on, come all! Step right up to the most fun around! The 3rd annual cure for Collins Carnival fundraiser party is coming to town! Games, prizes, face painting, bouncy houses & more. Cotton candy, hot dog bar, beverages & smiles galore. The festivals can’t start until you walk through the door, so we will see you Saturday, August 3rd from 1 to 4! All happening at the Vermillion National Guard Armory – 603 Princeton St. Free will donation & HUGE silent auction! All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Collins’ name.

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

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.

All-American Blood Drive

The All-American Blood Drive in Vermillion is coming up this end of July at TWO different locations. The blood drive will be at Sanford Vermillion and Ace Hardware. The blood drive is going on from 10 to 1 and then 2:30 to 6. It’s a free All American t-shirt to all who donate. Also a certificate for a free crispy beef taco, compliments of Taco John’s in Vermillion. Donors must be 17 years old. It is recommenced that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating blood. Walk-ins welcome!

Music Mondays at the Austin-Whittemore House

The Clay County Historical Society invites you to enjoy live music on the lawn of the Austin-Whittemore House – 15 Austin St. in Vermillion. Bring your lawn chair and cold beverage and get free popcorn and enjoy music from Bluff Ridge Band from 7 to 8:30

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.


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