August 2 (Friday)…GREATEST SHOW ON H20…At Catfish Bay Waterski Park, I-90, exit 399.  7pm.

August 2 (Friday)…OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM SUMMER PLAZA CONCERT SERIES…Noon-1pm at the Old Courthouse Museum.  Free, live outdoor music.  This week it’s Barley Jacks.

August 2 (Friday)…FIRST FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS…A special day of shopping, art and entertainment.  Many stores will stay open late until 8pm.  Enjoy a full day and evening of culture and activity.

August 2, 3, 4 (Fri, Sat, Sun)… SIOUX FALLS CANARIES…7:05pm Friday and Saturday and 1:05pm Sunday  at the Birdcage.  The Canaries host the Kansas City T-Bones.

August 2, 3, 4 (Fri, Sat, Sun)…SIOUX RIVER FOLK FESTIVAL…at Newton Hills State Park in Canton.  Music starts at 6pm Friday and Sunday and Noon on Saturday.  There will also be plenty of food vendors.  Tickets are $35 for weekend pass or $20 for Friday, $25 on Saturday and $5 on Sunday.

August 2-11 (Friday-Sunday)…SIOUX EMPIRE FAIR…10 big days of music, carnival midway, fair food, and a pro rodeo at the WH Lyon Fairgrounds.  8/3: Godsmack, 8/4: Hairball, 8/5: Kory and the Fireflies, 8/6: Charlie Daniels Band, 8/7: Kip Moore, 8/8: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 8/9: Hunter Hayes, 8/10 and 8/11: Pro Rodeo.  With the exception of Godsmack, all shows are Free with paid gate admission.  ($7 adult, $2 6-12, 5 and under free)

August 3 (Saturday)…FARMER’S MARKET…There are two Farmer’s Market’s you can check out in downtown Sioux Fallson Saturdays.  The Falls Park Farmer’s Market at FallsParkacross from the horse barn and the Sioux Empire Farmer’s Market located in the parking lot at 8th and Railroad.  You’ll find vegetables, flowers, jellies, meats and more.

August 3 (Saturday)…BRANDON HOMETOWN DAYS…Starts at 3pm at McHardy Park in Brandon. FREE.  Inflatable midway, paddle boats, train rides, laser tag, pony express, mobile game trailer, photo booth, kids tractor pull, magic show and hypnotist, 80’s rock tribute band, ORYX at 6:30pm, a free movie “Rise of the Guardians” at 9:15pm.

August 3 (Saturday)…OUTDOOR UNIVERSITY…9am-4pm at the Outdoor Campus at Sertoma Park.  A day of games, prizes and outdoor activities like fly fishing, kayaking, archery, rock climbing and more.  There will also be demonstrations and informational booths.  FREE!

August 3 (Saturday)…SOUNDS AT THE FALLS…Free musical entertainment from 7-9pm at the Queen Bee Mill in Falls Park.  Limited seating is available, bring your own chairs.  This week’s entertainment is Goodroad Band featuring rock and country.  (In case of inclement weather, the show will be cancelled at 5pm.  Like Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation on Facebook and know the status of the show.)

August 3, 4 (Sat, Sun)…BIKE M.S. PEDAL THE PLAINS…A weekend bike ride from Sioux Fallsto Madisonand back.  A benefit for the MS Society.  Raise money, have fun and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

August 4 (Sunday)…SIOUX FALLS MUNICIPAL BAND…3pm at McKennan Park Bandshell and  8pm at Terrace Park Bandshell for the grand finale.