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Inside KELOLAND: Pride, Juneteenth & summer activities

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – In this week’s Inside KELOLAND, we take a look at some of the activities, festivals and parades you can take part in this summer.

The Sioux The Falls Pride Parade and Festival will be held on June 18 this year. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will go from 8th Street & Dakota Avenue to 8th Street & Railroad. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8th & Railroad in downtown Sioux Falls. It will include vendors, local artists, performances and a children’s corner.

Juneteenth is Saturday, June 19, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth Sioux Falls will be celebrating the holidays on Saturday, June 25 at Kenny Anderson Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include live jazz, a fashion show, vendors, food trucks and a kids’ zone. This will be the first year that South Dakota officially recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday.

State parks are a great way to get out and enjoy the nature around us. South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks hosts all kinds of events and programs for the whole family to learn about our wildlife and habitats. GF&P also offers activities that allow people to try kayaking, canoeing, fishing and more.