Just about everything in our lives changed dramatically several months ago. Slowly and hopefully, cautiously, activities which in the past had almost become tradition, are resuming in a "new normal" capacity.

Downtown Eastbank Block Parties are set to return this first Friday in July and will continue every month through September. They will have a new format and elements that will bring the festivities into compliance with COVID-19 safety precautions.

The Friday, July 3, First Friday Block Party will also feature a Farmer's Market and numerous other vendors, including multiple food trucks. So, you'll be able to pick up veggies, jam & jellies, bread, or sweets, and pick up supper too!

The Eastbank Block Parties, from 5 to 10 PM in the 8th & Railroad Center parking lot, (401 E. 8th Street) as always, will be family-friendly and music-filled. You're invited to bring your own lawn chairs and relax while listening to local and regional artists playing everything from blues to folk, pop, country, and beyond.

Food and retail vendors will be set up around the Block Party area, so you will be able to satisfy a growling tummy with something delicious and do some fun shopping at the same time.

Just because the way events are presented has changed, doesn't mean they won't be just as satisfying as they always were. Downtown Sioux Falls Block parties became a rite of summer years ago and the tradition continues!

For more information see DTSF Inc. online and on Facebook or call 605-338-4009.

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