We're well into summer and the days ahead are about to get warmer. More opportunities to enjoy the heat outside in Sioux Falls begin this week as Summer Hydrant Block Parties are about to begin.

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Sioux Falls Hydrant Block Party Is Back

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Morningside Park - July 11

Beginning July 11 city employees from several departments will kick off the season at Morningside Park, 2500 South Bahnson Avenue where you can cool off and splash, enjoy games and music. The Sioux Falls Hydrant parties are kid friendly for all ages.

Prairie Meadows Park - July 18

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6805 S. Grange Ave 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Granite Valley Park - July 25

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1601 E 69th St N 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Whispering Woods Park - August 1

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5820 S Bahnson Avenue 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Galway Park - August 8

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7420 W. 64th St. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Bring your own chairs, a blanket, and a picnic basket.

READ MORE: YOUR SIOUX FALLS ‘A-Z’ GUIDE TO SUMMER

The summer Sioux Falls Hydrant block parties are a celebration where Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation, The Fire, Police, & Health Departments, and Siouxland Libraries come together to build community relationships and support by bringing water activities closer to neighborhoods throughout the city.

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The Remaining Drive-In Theaters In South Dakota

If you were born last century...you know, in the nineteen hundreds (ugh)...you may have spent a summer evening in the car watching movies. I don't mean on your phone, I mean at the drive-in movie theater!

If you were in Sioux Falls in the 1970s and '80s you may remember seeing Jaws and Indiana Jones at The East Park or the Starlite Drive-In. Both drive-ins opened just after World War 2.

The East Park didn't make it out of the '70s, closing in 1978. The Starlite survived long enough to see the birth of home video, closing in 1985.


Drive-in movies had a bit of a resurgence during the pandemic. They were a way to go out and do something social without getting out of your car.

If you tried one during that time, or you remember the fun of a warm summer evening watching movies on that giant screen there are still places in South Dakota and around Sioux Falls you can do it.

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

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