The boys- -or you could say, the Birds of Summer are coming back this Friday, May 17, as the Canaries make their return to The Birdcage for the homestand of the 2024 season.

Sioux Falls Canaries celebration
Sioux Falls Canaries by permission and Canva

It's another sure sign that summer is on its way when the Canaries come back to play and on Friday night (May 17) at 7:05 PM they'll be taking on the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.

All throughout the game fans have a chance to win cash and prizes in the "9 innings of winning"! And, immediately following the game there will be a fantastic fireworks show!

Sioux Falls Canaries Cagey
Sioux Falls Canaries with permission and Canva

Saturday's 5:35 PM game will feature Preakness prizes & pageantry. Sunday's Family Fun Day game time is 1:05 PM, but before the game, you can play catch in the outfield and run the bases!

The Monday game at 11 AM will be a wild one with the Great Plains Zoomobile visiting. On Tuesday, May 21 it's a 2-Fer Tuesday at 6:35 PM with buy-one-get-one ticket and concession deals, and a "Waggin' Wednesday" game at 1:05 PM, where you can bring your furry friends to The Birdcage!

Sioux Falls Canaries Cagey and kids having fun
Sioux Falls Canaries by permission and Canva

As always, The Birdcage presents the best family fun experience for all ages in Sioux Falls and it's more than just baseball! There's fabulous ballpark food, entertainment full of videos and games, and music, a free playground and bounce house zone for kids, and of course everyone's favorite mascots, Cagey and Peep.

Sioux Falls Canaries Cagey & Peep
Sioux Falls Canaries by permission and Canva

You can get your tickets online or at the Birdcage box office, so get out and support our home team in their season opener beginning this Friday at the Birdcage.

READ MORE: Great Plains Zoo Splash Pad is opening soon!

For more information see the Canaries online and on Facebook.

35 Movies That Take Place in South Dakota

When it comes to South Dakota and Hollywood, we've seen our fair share of films that have used our state as the backdrop for a number of productions over the years. They may not have always filmed here, but movie folk love to set stories here.

We're all familiar with the blockbusters like 1990's Dances With Wolves, 1959's North By Northwest, and more recently, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets. But our state's life on the big screen goes back nearly 100 years.

According to IMDb, it all started with Courtin' Wildcats, a 1929 film which, like so many of the 29 films on this list, is a Western set in the time before South Dakota became a state in 1889.

Gallery Credit: Jeff Harkness/

New Sioux Falls Residents are Moving from these 5 Cities

Before we get to the top 5, here's an honorable mention that's a bit surprising:

20) New York City: Sioux Falls gained 83 new residents in the latest census, according to Stacker.

Gallery Credit: Andy Gott

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