Arts & Culture Experiences

Get a Taste of the True Sioux Falls

The Washington Pavilion

Interactive science exhibits. Giant-screen cinema. Symphonies and Broadway shows. There's no place in the area quite like the Pavilion when it comes to culture, entertainment and education.

Admission is free the first Friday of each month.


Easily incorporate art into your downtown shopping excursion year-round.

Exploring between May and September? Cast your vote for People’s Choice! The city purchases the winning sculpture for its permanent collection.

Center for Western Studies

This research library and museum houses hundreds of archival collections, as well as exhibits aimed at preserving the history and culture of the Northern Plains.

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The Center hosts 3-4 major exhibits each year — keep an eye on their calendar to stay posted about upcoming events and shows.

Siouxland Heritage Museums

Enjoy free access to a variety of cultural and historical exhibits housed in breathtaking original structures.

Old Courthouse Museum

Pettigrew Home and Museum

Cathedral of Saint Joseph

A recent renovation brought new life to the century-old cathedral, restoring original paintings, moldings and structural elements.

605 Summer Classic

This annual outdoor festival celebrates the best of local music, beer and food. Past performers include Hippo Campus, Mod Sun, Brother Ali and T-Pain.

First Fridays Downtown

The first Friday of each month is highlighted by extended store hours, special deals and live music.

These events are just the start. See what else is happening around town.

Don’t Forget To...


Sioux Falls offers a diverse food scene across the entire city, from ethnic eats to homegrown favorites. (Chislic, anyone?)


The brewery boom is alive and well in Sioux Falls! See how many you can check out while you're in town.


Sioux Falls is home to a boutique or shop for every style. Check out Downtown Sioux Falls, The Bridges at 57th, Lake Lorraine, Dawley Farm Village, The Empire Mall and more.

Each area has plenty of shops to peruse — plan for a few hours at each so you don’t feel rushed.