Summertime is a fantastic time for country concerts in South Dakota. We are lucky to have top-notch country shows in South Dakota!

The annual Yankton Riverboat Days festival is back for another spectacular weekend in August. This year, country singer Randy Houser will be a headliner for the celebration!

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Mark this date in your calendars: Friday, August 16th Randy Houser will be the main act for the Yankton Riverboat Days festival.

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Randy Houser has been known to light up stages across the country. Some of his songs include "How Country Feels," "Like A Cowboy," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," and "Sunshine on the Line."

Randy Houser is just one highlight of this year's fun! The annual Yankton Riverboat Days will begin on August 16th and go until Sunday, August 18th. The festival will feature food vendors, arts and crafts, dances, parades, fireworks, and lots of fun for the family to enjoy!

I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are so thrilled that the Yankton Riverboat Days Festival is back!  Having Randy Houser on board shows this year's festival is set to be one of the biggest yet.

You can find out more information about this year's festival by clicking here. The website for Yankton Riverboat Days is not up to date at the time of this post. But they are very active on Facebook! Check out their page here.

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A lot of them you might have visited, some you haven't for sure, and some are old favorites that maybe you haven't been to in a while. So, while there is still a little time or even one more weekend, and gas prices are down a bit - - try and make it to one of these great places.
What can be found in these 12 locations?

What can't? Camping, fishing swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, and tons of other great outdoors-type activities. Historical, educational exploration, hobby interests, kids activities, just plain old beautiful scenery, and- - to use an overused phrase- -lots more!

With all of that in mind, let's dive in!

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We’ve created an exploration of off-the-beaten path restaurants nestled in the charming landscapes of the tri-state area. Take a detour from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary flavors as you travel the roads not-so-often traveled. 

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