Bald Eagle Days

Bald Eagle Days, a free public event sponsored by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point has been rescheduled to Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19.

Take this opportunity to see and enjoy beautiful bald eagles perching in nearby trees. There will also be hands –on activities to participate in, along with watching programs with live raptors, including a Bald Eagle, presented by SOAR Raptors of Dedham, Iowa.

The weekend will be filled with special displays, handouts and activities for the kids.

SOAR programs:

Friday: 4 and 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 and 11 a.m. & 1 and 3 p.m.

Sunday: 9 and 11 a.m. & 1 and 3 p.m.


Programs are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Seating is not guaranteed and reservations are not accepted.

Please arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour early as programs fill up fast.




Cabin Fever Games

Feeling the winter blues? Beat your cabin fever on February 18, 2017 with a full-day of outdoor adventure. The Cabin Fever Games is a winter festival held at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Teams of six (age 21 and older) will compete across five different games for the first ever Cabin Fever title. Compete for your community, employer, university, fraternity or other organization.  Who will win bragging rights for the entire year?

Don’t want to compete? Stop out, watch the fun, and enjoy food trucks, beer garden, shopping vendors and additional event activities. Cabin Fever Games is hosted by the Yankton Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the 2016 Leadership Yankton class. Find out more information at 




Valentine's Night Out Fundraiser

Join the Gayville's Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for the 12th annual fundraising event, Saturday, February 18th at the Gayville Community Center. Enjoy two acts this year, ventriloquist David Malmberg and magician Bill Ulin. Social hour starts at 5:00 pm with a chicken or roast beef dinner to follow. Live auction begins at 7:30 with shows before and after. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and are available at Cortrust Bank, Valley Ag, or with any Gayville Firefighter. 




Wine with Will

Join the South Dakota Shakepeare Festival on February 24th at the historic National Music Museum for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings, a silent auction and plenty of merriment. All proceeds go to the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival and their upcoming production of The Comedy of Errors!

Tickets to the event are $50.00. For information on how to purchase tickets, email:

For more information visit



Vermillion's Polar Plunge

This family-friendly event will be hosted on Saturday, February 25 in downtown Vermillion. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to register and change for the Plunge! Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes (including shoes), towel, funds raised and your costume! Be prepared to have tons of fun while you are “Freezin for a Reason!” Registration: 1:00 pm – inside the Old Lumber Company. Plunge Time: 2:00 pm. Register online at   



Dude Looks Like A Lady Beauty Contest

Get ready for a lots of laughs and a great time at the First Annual Dude Looks Like a Lady Beauty Contest on March 11th at Minerva's Bar & Grill.

Our Dudes will compete in the following categories: street wear, swimwear, evening gown, and talent! YOU the audience will decide who wins "Miss Anchoring to Hope 2017"!

"Miss Anchoring to Hope" will serve as the Foundation's ambassador appearing at events such as riding in a float at the 2017 Riverboat Days parade!

Contestants: Lance Corbit, Cole Larson, Jon Moser, Mike Kostal, Matt Hoxeng, and Chris Stibral

Tickets: 35.00 per person. Includes show and heavy appetizers. VIP seating available. Tickets available at Willa B's 215 West Third Street, Yankton. 

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Paul Taggart Foundation. For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page: Dude Looks Like A Lady Men's Beauty Contest. 



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Abu Bekr Shrine N' Dales

Join the Abu Bekr Shriners for the 3rd Annual Abu Bekr Shrine N' Dales! This all male revue will have you laughing, smiling, and enjoying the night! This event is open to the public so be sure to bring all your girlfriends along too! Tickets are $10 at the door for individual tickets, or you can purchase an advance table for $90 which includes all 8 tickets for a reserved table plus a complimentary bottle of wine! Doors open at 7:00 with the show starting at 8:30 pm. Must be 21+ to be admitted! The Abu Bekr Shrine Center is located at 820 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, Iowa. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Deb at (712) 870-4949 or on the Facebook Event Page: Shrine N' Dales. 

This event is not for benefit for Shriners Hospital for Children and is not tax deductible. 




The Dave Naslund Benefit

Join the Dave Naslund family for a cancer benefit, Saturday April 15th, at the NFAA Easton Archery Center. The benefit will start at 3 pm and include silent & live auctions, pulled pork meal & drinks, entertainment by the BS Band, and kids' activities.For additional ways to help, please contact Heather at (605) 890-1155. You can also support the Dave Naslund family by purchasing benefit t-shirts for $15 each, with all proceeds benefiting the family. 




3rd Annual YCSAR Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser

Yankton County Search and Rescue is holding a spaghetti feed and raffle fundraiser to raise money for equipment and training expenses. This event will be held April 24th from 5 to 8 pm at United Church of Christ-Congregational,218 W 5th St, Yankton. Please come and enjoy a meal for a free will donation. For more information the Facebook Event Page: 3rd Annual YCSAR Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser




Relay for Life of Yankton Area

Join and walk in the Relay for Life of Yankton County on June 23rd at Riverside Park. 

This event will be kicked off by celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer. Whether someone's been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. Join these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. To join this Relay for Life, visit  



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