Special Events

WINTER WONDERLAND

The dazzling lights will be on display nightly, 6 p.m. until 12 midnight from Friday, November 22, 2019, through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Come enjoy the lights and music.

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | ALL AGES

What a great way to kick off the weekend! Gather the family and come have fun with our entertainment, carnival games, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

NOV 22 | FRI | 6:30–8:30 P.M. 

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Wibit Volleyball

WIBIT WATER VOLLEYBALL

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Gather your friends for some spiking and splashing over Thanksgiving break! Whether you are looking for friendly competition or a just a good workout, water volleyball is both fun and challenging. Players must be able to comfortably stand in 4 feet of water. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

NOV 27–DEC 1 | WED–SUN | ALL DAY

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

ALL AGES

Join us at “our house” as we host free family movie nights. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, or pillows to get comfy watching a movie in the gymnasium. Don’t forget to bring your favorite movie snacks! The movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. No registration required.

DEC 6 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | SMALL FOOT

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FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us at the Midco® Aquatic Center for a floating good time watching a movie in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Whoever thought an afternoon watching a favorite movie could be so fun! Inner tubes provided. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 1 | SUN | 2 P.M. | THE GRINCH
JAN 5 | SUN | 2 P.M. | HAPPY FEET
MAR 1 | SUN | 2 P.M. | FROZEN

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

ALL AGES

Join us for a family movie night at “our house” as we host free family movie nights. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, or pillows to get comfy watching a movie in the gymnasium. Don’t forget to bring your favorite movie snacks! All movies begin at 6:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied. No registration required.

DEC 6 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | FREE | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | SMALL FOOT
JAN 17 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | DUMBO
FEB 21 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | OYATE C.C. | MARY POPPINS RETURNS
MAR 13 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | WONDER PARK

FREE  

WIBIT® EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

What is a Wibit®? A Wibit® is an inflatable water feature that can be used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! Midco® Aquatic Center will host Wibit® events. These events will be held in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. No registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates. Lap lanes may not be available when the Action Tower is in use.

DEC 15 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER AND WIGGLE BRIDGE
JAN 19 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. | ACTION TOWER

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FAMILY KARAOKE FUN

KUEHN C.C. | #315000 | ALL AGES

Enjoy some family time with our Family Karaoke Fun. As the name states, the whole family is invited for this Karaoke-filled night, where you can team up with a family member to sing a song or even challenge another family for a song battle. Registration required.

DEC 19 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | FREE

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REINDEER GAMES

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | #920097 | ALL AGES

The weather outside may be frightful but our party will be so delightful! You are invited to the early holiday celebration! Come join us for some fun holiday games, and win some prizes all while jamming to some of your favorite carols! No registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 21 | SAT | 2:30–4 P.M.

THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Cardboard boats can really float! All boats must be powered by humans ages seven years or older. Five age divisions. All boats will be judged based on creativity, sea-worthiness, and quickest to sink! Each boat will need up to two participants to commandeer the course. Boats must be constructed using corrugated cardboard and duct tape. No wood, Styrofoam, fiberglass, paint, or plastic. Life jackets for this event will be provided, and must be worn by contestants. Swimsuits required. Registration required.

DEC 28 | SAT | 1 PM | BOAT CHECK-IN TIME | FREE
                            2 PM | RACE TIME

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FROSTY FROLICS FUN RUN/WALK

SPENCER PARK | ALL AGES

Join the fun and competition of this frosty morning run. Races will be 5K and 10K. Runners will follow the path along the Big Sioux River. Turnaround points will be noted along the route. Runners who are registered before December 18 will receive a T-shirt. Runner check-in and day of registration will be available starting at 8 a.m. Registration required.

JAN 4 | SAT | 9 A.M. | $5 PER PERSON

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FROSTY FROLICS SNOWSHOE STROLL

MARY JO WEGNER ARBORETUM | AGES: 6+

We are partnering with the Outdoor Campus to offer a snowshoeing activity that will teach you the fundaments of the sport and allow you to spend time outdoors in the winter at the beautiful Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. The number of snowshoes available is limited so please sign up early for these limited space tours. Group walks will leave every hour starting at 11 a.m. with the last group departing at 2 p.m. Registration is highly recommended.

JAN 4 | SAT | 11 A.M., 12 NOON, 1 P.M., 2 P.M. | FREE

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FROSTY FROLICS ICE FISHING FRENZY

FAMILY PARK |ALL AGES

We are partnering with The Outdoor Campus. Ice fishing poles will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; you are welcome to bring your own. Registration required.

JAN 4 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 P.M. | FREE

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MOONLIT SNOWSHOE

LOWER TUTHILL PARK | AGES: 6+

Did you know that the sport of snowshoeing can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour? Participants will learn snowshoeing fundamentals before partaking in a group snowshoe hike. Warm up with hot cocoa post-hike in the warming house. Registration required.

JAN 14 | TUE | 7–8 P.M. | FREE

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INTRO TO ICE SKATING

CAMPUS ICE RINK | ALL AGES

Love being outside during the winter? Always wanted to learn how to ice skate, but never had a chance? Well come on over to Campus Ice Rink and learn how to skate like a pro. Program is free with the purchase of skate rental. All ages are welcome. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. No registration or experience required.

JAN 16 | THU | 6:30–8 P.M. | FREE

FREE

 

MILK JUG BOWLING

ALL AGES

Get ready for some winter bowling, with a twist! Your bowling ball will be replaced with a milk jug as you put your aiming skills to the test, on ice! This event will bring the whole family together for an evening of fun. Prizes awarded to top scoring families! Registration required.

JAN 23 | THU | 6:30 –8 P.M. | FREE | MEMORIAL HOCKEY PEN
JAN 28 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M. | FREE | SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN

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MEAL PREP 101

KUEHN C.C. | ALL AGES

Meal Prepping 101 with Chef Ellen Doerr. Each participant will learn how to meal prep for the week, and discover options they can make from the comfort of their home. Each participant will take home brand new containers to make meal prepping easier. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

FEB 4 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT

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SUPER HERO SKATE PARTY

SHERMAN ICE RINK | ALL AGES

Have you always wanted to learn a little bit more about your Sioux Falls local heroes but never got a chance? Join us and bring your best super hero costume to match our local heroes’ attire. No registration required.

FEB 9 | SUN | 1–3 P.M. | FREE

FREE

 

DATE NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY

ALL OUTDOOR ICE RINKS | #375000
ALL AGES

BOGO skate rentals are the name of the game for date night at all outdoor public ice rinks. Buy one skate rental and get one of equal or lesser value free of charge for that special someone! No registration required.

FEB 4, 11 | TUE | 4–8 P.M. | BUY ONE GET ONE SKATE RENTALS

 

ICE FISHING 101

FAMILY PARK LAKE | ALL AGES

Winter is the perfect season to explore your frozen waterways while enjoying the cool calming atmosphere. Come brave the cold with the Outdoor Campus and SFPR to learn the basics of the sport of ice fishing. All equipment provided. Registration required..

FEB 8 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | FREE

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WIBIT WATER VOLLEYBALL

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | ALL AGES

Gather your friends for an evening of spiking and splashing! Whether you are looking for friendly competition or a just a good workout, water volleyball is both fun and challenging. Players must be able to comfortably stand in 4 feet of water. Drop-in play will be held in the shallow end of the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

FEB 14–17 | FRI-MON | ALL DAY

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BOGA PARTIES

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | #931000
ALL AGES

Our NEW “BOGA” Parties include one 30-minute Boga class for up to ten people. Package includes the use of the facility, one hour in a party room, and a Boga class. This is ideal for youth birthday parties, bachelorette parties, or just a fun reason to get a group of friends together and try something new! Active wear over your swimwear recommended. Call for availability and reservations 605-367-7665. $150 per party.