• 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Planning a Special Event

The primary function of the Office of Special Events is to serve the community and to guide the event planners through the City's special event permitting process. All reservations for special events that desire to take place on public property (streets, parks, etc.) are initiated with our office. Our Special Events Handbook is designed to provide event planners with the necessary information about permitting, planning and producing your event in the City of Yankton. 

 

When is a Special Event Permit Required?

A Special Events Permit is required for any outdoor activity taking place on city property (streets, rights of way or city parks) that is open to the general public and/or any outdoor activity requesting amplification of sound (i.e., DJ, sound system with speakers, etc.)

 

How do I apply for a Special Event Permit?

  • Please review the Special Events Handbook to familiarize yourself with the permitting process.
  • Call our office to check the date and space availability. A tentative hold will be placed on the calendar.
  • Apply Online to the Office of Special Events. Email completed application to:

Brittany LaCroix, Events Coordinator 

  • Applications must be submitted 90 days prior to event date to have your application considered.

 

Application Process

  • Complete application in its entirety and submit the application and $100 Special Events fee no later than 90 days prior to event date.
  • A letter will be sent to the applicant outlining the requirements for the event.
  • Upon receipt of the applicants acceptance of the requirements, costs and deposit, an event coordination meeting with the applicable city departments will be scheduled.
  • Depending on the type of event, the applicant may be required to obtain additional permits. 
  • Upon final approval and review by the Events Manager, a permit is issued that will include certain conditions and/or restrictions for which the applicant will be responsible to meet. 

Brittany LaCroix, Events Coordinator 
Department of Parks and Recreation
1801 Summit Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5231

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