• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

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

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 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.

  • 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

Special Events

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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?

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 at (605) 668-5231 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 email


  • Applications must be submitted 90 days prior to event date to have your application considered. A fee may be associated with your application if received within 90 days of event date.


Application Process

  • Complete application in its entirety and submit the application 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, if needed.
  • 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 email
Department of Parks and Recreation
1801 Summit Street
PO Box 176 
Yankton, SD 57078-0176 
(605) 668-5231