If you are looking for some awesome fun to kick off your Labor Day weekend look no further than Downtown Sioux Falls.  It's gonna be a party!

First Friday is a special day of shopping, art and entertainment from 10am - 8pm the First Friday of every month downtown!

Many stores stay open late until about 8:00pm. Enjoy a day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots.

September's First Friday theme is Chalk the Walk!

Here's what's going on:
Animals on the Amphitheater: Meet four live animals with the Great Plains Zoo’s ZooExpress, which will be stopping by the Amphitheater on First Fridays May through September. Featuring a different educational and entertaining presentation each month, by knowledgeable zoo staff, Animals on the Amphitheater brings the zoo to you! Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank: Enjoy live music from Toby Kane & Guilty Pleasures Band, food vendors, beer and wine for purchase and shopping at some of the most unique stores in Sioux Falls from 6:00 - 10:30pm. Picnic table seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair. Admission is FREE. 8th & Railroad Center, 401 East 8th Street

Other Happenings:
Coffea Roasterie: Artist Reception - Cameron Stalheim's new works, Dreamy Duress. Artist talk with Q & A at 8:00pm  200 South Phillips Avenue

Exposure Gallery & Studios: Tallgrass Recovery Art Show The show is free and will be running 9/2-9/29 this year.  401 North Phillips Avenue

Falls Overlook Cafe: Musical Fridays - September 2nd featured band - Jazzed  825 North Weber Ave

Oh My Word Luxury Paperie: Chelsey Burtis will lead you through the streets of downtown as we fill Sioux Falls with lovely quotes, phrases, and art. 328 South Phillips Avenue

Pappy's the Original: Head to Pappy's for Natural T & Jagged Annies on September's First Friday for some outdoor fun, food and entertainment! 101 South Phillips Avenue

Sioux Falls Arts Council: Artist Reception - Joan Zephier  326 East 8th Street

Sioux Falls Design Center: PechaKucha Night Vol. 19  108 West 11th Street

Washington Pavilion: Not one, but TWO Gallery Talks tonight! Anna Reich from 6:00-6:45pm, andDan Mortenson and Nihn Nguyen from 6:45-7:30pm

Washington Pavilion: It's another FREE First Friday from 5-8pm! Visit the Kids Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center for FREE! 301 South Main Avenue