May is a busy month for many families! School is wrapping up, summer is about to bring its on own activities and routines, and the weather is usually in a perfect place. May is a full month this year for activities in the Sioux Falls Area as well! There are plenty of shows, activities, and events to enjoy as a family this month. 

Remember to Check out our Summer Camps Guide if you are still looking for things to fill in the gaps in your summer schedules. 

Check out our post on 15 Free Things to do in Sioux Falls and our Sioux Falls Bucket List Printable for some more summer fun Ideas. 

May in the Sioux Falls Area

Starting Off

Kicking off May you can find the second show of Annie at the Washington Pavilion on May 1st. This show would be a perfect introduction into professional theater for the kiddos in your family! 

Bill Nye the Science Guy will be at the Washington Pavilion on May 2nd. Many of us remember Bill Nye being playing in our classrooms growing up after the teacher rolled out the TV on wheels! Relive a bit of your childhood with this show. 

The historic Howard Wood Relays will be on May 3rd and 4th this year. It’s the 99th year of this competitive track meet! See the best track and field athletes in our Area at this event. 

The Falls Park Farmers Market is open every Saturday from May-October from 8am-1pm. Enjoy the first Farmers Market of the season on May 4th! After enjoying the Farmers Market, stroll over to Falls Park or check out the Stockyards! 

May 11th and 12 is a Full Weekend! 

There is a lot happening in Sioux Falls on May 11th and 12th. Check out some of the great events coming this Saturday. Remember that Mother’s Day is on the 12th! 

The Avera Face Against Cancer Run/Walk in on May 11th. Participating in this amazing event supports patients at the Avera Cancer Institute here in Sioux Falls. Sign up to run, walk, or even to be a sideline supporter! 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Wells Fargo Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 11th at Falls Park. This free event will have great food, dance, art, children’s activities and more. 

Lauren Daigle will be coming to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on May 11th! This amazing tour is sure to be a show not to miss. 

Mother’s Day lands on May 12th this year. For some great gift ideas for mom, check out this post. If your Mom loves to be outside check out this next (Free if you have a state park pass) event! 

The Good Earth State Park Summer Concert Series is kicking off their summer programming on May 12th and will be hosting the Back Alley Band. 

Second Half of the Month

Comedian Nate Bargatze is bringing his “The Be Funny Tour” to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on May 16th. Nate Bargatze is an amazing comedian that is sure to get you laughing. 

Friday, May 17th, get ready to head down to the Birdcage for the first Canaries home game of the season! Get ready for a summer full of great Baseball with our hometown team! 

Chris Stapleton will be at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on May 24th for his “All-American Road Show” tour! If you are a County Music fan, you won’t want to miss this concert. 

The Washington Pavilion will be hosting its fundraising gala on May 30th. The Pavilion will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary this weekend of May/June! 

Though not in May, Familyfest is close to it! Get ready for Familyfest on June 1st from 9am-2pm! Cruise Sioux Falls participating in fun activities, enter to win prizes, and have a blast with your family…completely free! Click here to learn more about this amazing event! 

Happy May, ‘hood Family!