­­­­­­­­­­­­­Now – January 9…WINTER WONDERLAND…See Falls Park light up nightly with over 350,000 dazzling lights during the holiday season. See a 360-degree view of the park from the 5-story viewing tower. (www.dtsf.com)

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January 4 (Tuesday)… SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE…6:30pm at the Sanford Pentagon. The Force host the Santa Cruz Warriors. (https://siouxfalls.gleague.nba.com)

January 5-9 (Thursday-Sunday)…MOVIES AT THE STATE THEATER IN DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS…See  “The Sound of Music” Wednesday and Saturday; “Red Rocket” Thursday through Sunday; “Valentine Crush” Friday through Sunday; and “The French Dispatch” on Sunday.

January 6 (Thursday)… SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE…6:30pm at the Sanford Pentagon. The Force host the Iowa Wolves. (https://siouxfalls.gleague.nba.com)

January 7 (Friday)… SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE…7:05pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The herd host the Waterloo Black Hawks. (www.sfstampede.com)

January 7, 8, 9 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)…FROSTY FROLICS WEEKEND…Events include ice skating on Frdiay, a fun run/walk, ice fishing, yoga, snowshoes, and human foosball on Saturday, and K9 Root Beer Keg Races, snowman hunt, and a cardboard sled race on Sunday. (https://www.facebook.com/siouxfallsparks)

January 7 (Friday)…FIRST FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS…Try some burgers in the Downtown Burger Batter, enjoy happy hours, specials and deals at downtown shops, free admission from 5-8pm at the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion, and more. (www.dtsf.com)

January 8 (Saturday)…ERIC CHURCH…At the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The Gather Again Tour. Tickets are still available starting at $66. (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/06005A818712258E?_url=%2Fa7tl6y)

January 9 (Sunday)… SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE…4:05pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The herd host the Fargo Force. (www.sfstampede.com)


January 14 (Friday)… SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE…7:05pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The herd host the Lincoln Stars. (www.sfstampede.com)

January 15 (Saturday)… SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE…6:05pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The herd host the Omaha Lancers. (www.sfstampede.com)

January 15 (Saturday)…SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE…7pm at the Sanford Pentagon. The Force host the Memphis Hustle. (https://siouxfalls.gleague.nba.com)

January 16 (Sunday)… SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE…3pm at the Sanford Pentagon. The Force host the Memphis Hustle. (https://siouxfalls.gleague.nba.com)

January 18 (Tuesday)…SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE…6:30pm at the Sanford Pentagon. The Force host the Southbay Lakers. (https://siouxfalls.gleague.nba.com)

January 21 (Saturday)… SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE…7:05pm at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The herd host the Tri-City Storm. (www.sfstampede.com)

January 21, 22 (Friday, Saturday)…FUNSKI…At Great Bear Ski Valley. A benefit for Children’s Inn. Events include a snow sculpture contest, snow tube races, downhill corporate cup, snowboard giant slalom, rail jam, fat bike race, and more. Get registered today. (www.funski.org)

January 21, 22, 23 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)…GREATER SIOUX FALLS BOAT, RV, AND CAMPER OUTDOOR SHOW…Friday from 2-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-4pm at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Expo Building. See the largest selection of brands and dealers of campers, motorhomes, and RV’s. Everything new for ATV lovers. Fishing boats and supplies. Boat docks and lifts. $8 at the door, children 12 and under get in free. (www.greatersiouxfallsoutdoorshow.com)

January 21, 22, 23 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)…”THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW”…At the Orpheum Theater. 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Saturday and Sunday. A show that parodies classic “Golden Girls” moments with puppets. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/event/golden-girls-show)

January 24 (Monday)…SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE…6PM at the Washington Pavilion’s Mary W. Sommervold Hall. Schoolhouse Rock explodes onto the stage with songs you loved and now updated for a whole new generation. Tickets are $10. (https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/schoolhouserock)

February 4, 5, 6 (Fri, Sat, Sun) SINGLE MOM'S RETREAT... Join Inspiration Hills and ATLAS for a rejuvenating, empowering, and joy-filled weekend! Through speakers, pampering, mentoring, connecting with other single moms, small groups discussions… we work hard to refresh and equip you to where you are at in your life. We will be joined by GUEST SPEAKER, MANDY MCCLEARY. With over 20 years in ministry work and a lifetime full of stories, Mandy shares with women the only way she knows how - with sincere, humorous, real, and relatable truth. Thanks to our sponsors, this retreat is affordable for any single mom. If you are not a single mom but would like to be involved, check out our support staff/prayer team option on our website! To register or learn more, visit inspirationhills.org. RSVP by January 21.

February 18, 19 (Fri, Sat)...4th - 6th GRADE WINTER RETREAT... Join Inspiration Hills this winter for an exciting weekend! Many fun activities are planned: winter activities, camp games, chapel, worship, and much more! Reconnect with your friends from summer camp or come to camp for the 1st time! We will be joined by GUEST SPEAKER, MATT DENGLER. Matt has served as a chaplain for many years at Inspiration Hills and was a prior summer staff member. Scholarships are available! If you would like to register for a scholarship, apply and register before January 30. To register or learn more, visit inspirationhills.org. Register before January 28 for the early bird discount!

February 19 (Saturday)…SIOUX EMPIRE ON TAP…At the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Sample hundreds of craft beers, hard ciders, and spiked seltzers from over 50 of America’s favorite breweries. There will be live music and food available for purchase. VIP session is from Noon-4pm. General admission sessions are from 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Get your tickets now because they’ll sell out. (www.siouxempireontap.com)

February 20 (Sunday)…2ND ANNUAL BARKS AND BREWS…At the Sioux Falls Arena. 2-5pm. Largest indoor dog park in Sioux Falls. Bring a donation for the Sioux Falls Humane Society. Enjoy some brews and let your dog run and play while you visit with pet friendly vendors, plus giveaways. (https://www.facebook.com/sfadopt/events)

March 18 (Friday)...13th ANNUAL COMPASS CENTER GALA...5:30-9:30pm at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The 13th Annual Compass Center Gala is an evening event to raise awareness for the mission of The Compass Center and honor the impact and important role it plays in our community. Funds raised at the event will be used towards expanding the reach of impact of The Compass Center by supporting initiatives such as: Expanded telehealth delivery to remote communities, Play Therapy Program expansion, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and their Rape Crisis Hotline. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook at The Compass Center Gala to stay up-to-date on upcoming event announcements for our annual fundraising dinner and recognition of all of our donors, supporters and sponsors.

March 31 (Thursday)...The Wildest Banquet Auction in the Midwest...5:30PM  at the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance 1600 W Russell St. in Sioux Falls. We are proud to announce that we are bringing back “The Wildest Banquet Auction in the Midwest” with an all-new twist this year! Usually, you have to travel to New Mexico, Texas or Wyoming to see authentic western entertainment. Well guess what…you don’t need to travel because we are bringing in one of the all-time top chuckwagon dinner shows special just for this event! This year’s banquet will feature Syd Masters and the Swing Riders straight from New Mexico along with our friends from the PBR. To top it off we will have an authentic chuckwagon style meal like no other this year! The event will also feature an exciting live and silent auction with many great items to bid on. Tickets available now $75 at https://shop.mccrossanboysranch.com/Event-Tickets_c3.htm

May 16 and 17 (Monday, Tuesday)...14th ANNUAL KNICKERS FOR KNOCKERS...At Willow Run Golf Course. Reserve your spot now. Play some golf and help Feisty Fighters raise money for cancer patients. Bringing hope and help to those fighting cancer. With cancer being the #2 cause of death in South Dakota, the Feisty Fighters work day-in and day-out to fulfill our mission to kick cancer to the curb. Every dollar makes a difference. In 2020, we gave $57,625 in grants. Over the last fifteen years, along with the support of countless event sponsors, donors and community leaders, the Feisty Fight- ers have raised over $966,000 for not only 545 individuals with cancer, but also local cancer research organizations. Together, we can make a difference.


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