Riverfest Hits Downtown Sioux Falls
by Betsy Jibben, Reporter
August 17, 2013 10:16 PM
It’s a party downtown and everyone’s invited.
Beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, the Sioux Empire was invited to enjoy live music, kids' activities, along with art, food and beverage vendors for the first ever Downtown Riverfest.
The event is taking place from 6th Street to South of 8th Street along the Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls.
Officials with Downtown Sioux Falls organized the event to show people the revised and revitalized Riverfront.
"We really wanted to show it off to the public and let the people of Sioux Falls know that we have this new, beautiful redeveloped area of downtown," said Event Director, Maureen Ohm.
Downtown Sioux Falls was hoping to draw 2-thousand people to the event but they think they had an even bigger turnout.
Downtown Riverfest runs through 11 p.m. Saturday, ending with fireworks presented by Xcel Energy.