Familyfest is almost here and we are so excited! This year’s Familyfest Fun Cruise is full of amazing stops. There are truly stops for everyone in the family! Get ready for a day full of FREE family fun on June 1st! 

Over 40 locations! 

We have so many incredible local businesses and organizations on the Fun Cruise this year. Make sure to check out the full directory of Familyfest stops here! 

This year we are excited to welcome back Touch-A-Truck, Sponsored by Knief River! Check them out in the Lake Lorraine Parking lot. We are also welcoming back Superhero and Princess Characters, Sponsored by Black Hills Credit Union! You can find them at Eastway Bowl. Make sure to stop by the Outdoor Campus for your Swag Bag and free fishing too! 

How does Familyfest work, you might be wondering? We have a whole section of our site dedicated to all things Familyfest. Check that out here. For more information, read on!  

Here are 5 Things to Know about Familyfest!

  1. Cruise Your Way!

Familyfest runs from 9am-2pm on Saturday, June 1st. It would be nearly impossible to fit in all the different stops! There is no requirement of where to start, how many stops to go to, or how long your cruise for. You are able to pick the locations that fit your family the best! 

The Swag Bag (bags sponsored by Virtus Investments) stop is at the Outdoor Campus this year! At some point during the cruise, you may want to stop by for your swag bag. But it’s not a requirement!

  1. Swag Bags

Speaking of Swag Bags…they are worth the pick-up! The Swag Bag is filled with great information, coupons and deals, treats from local businesses, and more! There will be 500 bags available (1 per family)! Find your Swag Bag pick-up location at the Outdoor Campus. Make sure to also check out everything the Outdoor Campus has to offer! During Familyfest you can enjoy free fishing out on their pond! 

  1. Keep Location in Mind

Check out the Familyfest Fun Cruise Map to see where all of the stops will be this year. We have grouped the stops together based on location. Plan out your Fun Cruise around these locations so that you avoid having to backtrack or drive back across town. 

This year, we also have a bunch of cluster stops! These “Pop-Up” stops are located next to or inside another location. They might have an extra stop or even a few extra stops all together! At Lake Lorraine you can find the Touch-a-Truck, Wings Gymnastics, Rainy Day Coffee Co, the Safety Village, and a Silvercar stop! We have cluster stops at BritZa, Eastway Bowl, Functional Therapy, 605 Ninja, and at Boy Scouts! 

  1. Learn and Ask Questions

The Familyfest Fun Cruise is the perfect opportunity for your family to see what the Sioux Empire has to offer! Use this FREE day of fun to check out an area business you haven’t tried before or have been eyeing. This is the perfect day to ask questions, try things out, and learn all for FREE! 

  1. Giveaways

Make sure to sign up for our ‘hood giveaways! At each Familyfest Stop you will find a QR code to scan. After you scan you simply answer a few quick questions (Name, email, ect.). Every location you scan puts your name in our drawing for gift cards to some of the amazing locations on the Familyfest Fun Cruise! Not only will you get to enjoy a day of free family fun-put you can also win gift cards too! 

We are so excited to cruise with you soon! Mark your calendars and get ready for a great year with Familyfest.