An event that draws thousands of people to downtown Sioux Falls, and always signifies the end of summer each year is turning 60 years old next weekend.

Of course, I've got to be talking about the Downtown Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival.

The 2023 version of the Sidewalk Arts Festival is slated for Saturday, (September 9) on Main and Dakota Avenue between 10th and 13th Street, and 11th Street from Main West to Minnesota Avenue and on the parking lots south of the Pavilion.

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The Downtown Sidewalk Arts Festival has become the longest-running festival in the Sioux Falls area and one of the largest fundraisers throughout the year for the Washington Pavilion.

As Dakota News Now reports, more than 270 of the region’s best fine art, folk art, and craft artisans, along with food vendors and nonprofit organizations will be lined up on the streets surrounding the Pavilion showcasing their work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM that day.

All these highly talented artisans from South Dakota and throughout the nation will be giving art lovers in attendance an opportunity to purchase some really unique pieces of artwork that in most cases you won't be able to find anywhere else.

In addition to all the artwork you'll be able to see and buy, there will once again be a host of entertainment for attendees to enjoy in the Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden along 11th Street between Dakota and Main Avenues throughout the day.

And new this year, a Beer Garden area, that is sure to come in handy for art lovers looking to cool off on what will more than likely be another sizzling hot summer day here in the Sioux Empire.

The Downtown Sidewalk Arts Festival is free to the public and is a smoke-free event.

Get all the details on this region's largest one-day arts festival here.

Source: Dakota News Now

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