The Meridian District is home to numerous events hosted by a variety of businesses and organizations throughout the year! Some of these great events take place on a regular basis and are listed below.
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Market at the Meridian
From May through October you'll find a fantastic farmers market at 2nd and Douglas. Shop for locally grown foods and handcrafted products while enjoying beautiful background music and great conversation!
Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
August 19-21, 2022
For 38 years Yankton has celebrated its riverboat roots with a huge three-day festival in Riverside Park. It always happens the third full weekend of August, so mark your calendars!
Harvest Halloween Festival
October 29, 2022
Downtown Yankton comes alive with creepy, silly, and adorable characters during the Harvest Halloween Festival. Although attractions vary from year to year, you can always plan to Trick-or-Treat at our welcoming Meridian District businesses!
2023 Date TBD
Every summer the retailers in the District come together to bring you crazy deals and steals all at one time! This two-day event is the perfect time to hop from shop to shop finding your next favorite outfit, gift, art, or treasure.
Music at the Meridian
This free summer concert series is held on Thursday nights during July and August in the green space west of the Meridian Bridge. Local beer and food vendors serve up some of the best and everyone is welcome to paint a community mural tile.
Holiday Festival of Lights
December 1, 2022
It may be cold on the Thursday after Thanksgiving, but this annual event will warm your heart. The Parade of Lights features floats that are lit up better than the Griswold's house. Head down to the Meridian Bridge after the parade for the lighting of the huge community Christmas tree!
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3rd on 3rd Block Party
July 3, 2022
3rd Street becomes a giant block party on the day/evening before Independence Day. Take your drinks from the bar outside and enjoy local food trucks and great live music.
Rock 'N' Rumble
July 23, 2022
This motorcycle rally is the perfect time to show off your hot ride! Cast your vote in the various contests, enjoy live music, and get a taste of our local food trucks. If you're headed to the Sturgis Bike Rally on the west side of our state, this is a great way to gear up for it!
June 11, 2022
This summertime amateur rib contest brings mouthwatering bbq, a full day of free live music, kid's inflatables, and so much more to the Meridian District!