What to Do in Sioux Falls

Recommendations from people who know! Sioux Falls Food Co+op Staff list of all the cool places you will want to see while at CCMA 2022!

Great Places to Eat!

Restaurant Location Why We Love it
Bread and Circus 600 N Main Ave #110 Portland transplants that have created a fun, laid back place to grab a sandwich, burger or salad made with local ingredients. They have beer and wine a a huge patio. breadandcircussd.com
M.B. Haskett 324 S Phillips Ave Great breakfast and lunch spot that won’t leave you feeling like a greaseball. James Beard nominee and SFFC board member, Mike Haskett, features tons of local items in an easy going atmosphere. mbhaskett.com
Sanaa’s 401 E 8th St #100 The spot for out-of-this-world Syrian dishes curated by one of the kindest souls in the known universe, Sanaa Abourezk. Impossible to leave here without a full belly and a full heart. www.sanaacooks.com/restaurant/
C.H. Patisserie 309 S Phillips Ave Award winning dessert chef making elevated desserts and good coffee. A great , quiet place to escape for a few minutes and give yourself a treat. Plus the macaroons are GF! www.chpatisserie.com/
Pizza Cheeks 120 S Phillips Ave Dinner only with pies named: Large Marge, Tiny Dancer, Pinche Blanco, Hello Nasty! Located in the back of HelloHi Tiki bar. www.mypizzacheeks.com

Great Places to Get a Drink!

Drinkery Location Why We Love it
The Breaks Coffee 311 E. 12th St. One of our amazing board members and her husband own this fantastic coffee spot. They have years of experience roasting the best coffee beans in South Dakota, and a very unique menu of goodies as well. If you are feeling adventurous order the Barista’s Choice! Easy access to the Big Sioux River Greenway and multi-use trail system downtown. thebreakscoffeeroasting.com
Coffea 200 S Phillips Ave Top notch coffee drinks and baked goods. A quiet spot to sneak away for some “me” time. coffearoasterie.com
Hello Hi
120 S Phillips Ave Lovely little local Tiki themed bar with outstanding, fun drink menu. Anyplace that has a menu section titled “Yacht-tails” is where i want to be. www.thehellohi.com
The Carpenter
215 S Phillips Ave Best fancy drinks in Downtown Sioux Falls features an ever-evolving craft cocktail menu. https://thecarpenterbar.com/
The Treasury 100 N Phillips Ave A beautiful and imaginative cocktail lounge in historic downtown Sioux Falls. Located inside the recently renovated Sioux Falls National Bank building, The Treasury is bringing back everything good from the 1920s. Imaginative cocktails and delectable bar bites. https://thetreasurydtsf.com/
HighBall 440 E. 8th Street
Swanky  cocktail bar located on the tracks in Eastbank with a very cool patio.
Woodgrain Brewery
101 S Phillips Ave Local microbrewery with an ever changing menu of beers and craft sodas. Nice little patio. http://www.woodgrainbrew.com
Fernson Brewing Company
322 S Phillips Ave Taproom in downtown Sioux Falls is light filled and airy. They have 16 beers on tap, plus a wonderfully curated menu of shareable food options. Kid-friendly, dog friendly patio. Get some pooch snuggles in while you are at the conference.  https://www.fernson.com/

Art and Shops!

Shop/Gallery Location Why We Love it
Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce 400 n main ave suite 100 This regional gallery space found inside marketing agency Fresh Produce is open to the public during working hours. SFFC board member Katrina Lehr-McKinney works there. OPEN M-F 8A-5P. https://pickfresh.com/
Sweetgrass Soapery 319 N. Main Ave Sweetgrass Soapery is a Native-owned bath, body and spirit shop that began as a farm – a dream between shop owner Miranda Koltze and her husband – to live self sufficiently on their own chunk of chemical-free earth.They now are growing and harvesting countless herbs, beeswax and honey, fruits, and the fats of the land to provide real, sustainable, chemical-free ingredients for all their bath and body products. In 2021 they expanded their sales operation to a retail location that features not only their line of bath and body products, but also Native-made beaded jewelry, quilting, and other home goods. https://www.sweetgrasssoapery.com/
Great Outdoor Store

201 E 10th Street

If you don’t rep one piece of Patagonia, are you even a cooperator? If you forgot your rain jacket or the breakout room is too cold, they have you covered. Just a quick two blocks from the conference. https://greatoutdoorstore.com/
Total Drag Records
307 E 12th Street Record AND cassette store, community oriented art and music space open to people of all ages who are interested in participating in and supporting an environment of creativity and artistic innovation and freedom.  http://www.totaldragrecords.com
Full Circle Book Co-op
123 W. 10th St Enjoy wine, beer, and coffee while you peruse their curated selection of new and used books. A cooperative space for artists and fans of art to gather, collaborate, and create. https://www.fullcirclebookcoop.com/
Sculpture Walk
Washington Pavilion to Falls Park Largest annual exhibit of public sculptures in the world! The cornerstone of SculptureWalk is the Arc of Dreams, which is a stainless steel arc that spans over the Big Sioux River staking its claim as a Sioux Falls landmark. https://sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com/

Music!

Free outdoor concerts at Levitt at the Falls
504 N. Phillips Avenue MAP

Thursday, June 9 at 6:30
Sonia De Los Santos – Sonia’s concert delves into her experiences growing up in Mexico and her migration north. Her original songs in Spanish and English are inspired by various Latin American rhythms like son jarocho, cumbia and huapango, as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States that influence her music. Sonia tours across the country with her band and has played in renowned venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Getty Museum, Symphony Space, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits. Sonia recently released her third album titled Esperanza, a bilingual collection of songs that explore hope; looking back at our own journey, cherishing our cities and homes, being grateful, dreaming of a better future, marveling at nature, and finding light within ourselves.

Friday, June 10 at 6:30

Carrie Newcomer & pianist Gary Walters – Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer, and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone. Carrie is known for her musical depth, for her low and resonant voice “…as rich as Godiva Chocolate” according to The Austin Statesman, and for the progressive spiritual content of her songs, poetry and workshops.  Carrie actively works in the areas of justice, spiritual and interfaith communities, and health and hunger organizations.

Saturday, June 11 at 6:30 (maybe after you hit up the closing night party?!)

D’DAT – D’DAT is an exciting multi-cultural, genre-expansive group fusing the uniquely American musical traditions of the native southwest, jazz, funk and hip-hop. Combining the inspirational and heartfelt lyrics of James Pakootas with the hard-driving instrumental fire of award-wining trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of international touring drummer Nicholas Lucero, and the expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass, D’DAT has carved its own path with high desert-forged influences and world-class musicianship.  D’DAT’s contemporary Indigenous sound not only attracts listeners but also tells a stories of tradition and personal identity. D’DAT has been featured on Grammy.com, JazzTimes, NPR, SiriusXM and TEDx.

 

Get Outside!

Falls Park – If you only have time for one stop in Sioux Falls, it has to be Falls Park, the city’s namesake. The park is comprised of over 128-acres and located just north of downtown, along the Big Sioux River. An average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the Falls each second. Enjoy the Falls from the many different viewing platforms, including the five-story observation tower. Falls Park is also home to a rich history that includes some of Sioux Falls’ oldest buildings.

The Recreation Trail – Sioux Falls is home to over 80 public parks. The centrally located Falls Park is the hub of the park system and connected to many of the city’s other parks via the Greenway trail corridor which encircles the city. https://www.siouxfalls.org/parks/bike

Saturday, June 11, 12 – 5 pm | Falls Park
Festival of the Cultures – attendees can enjoy sights, sounds, and tastes from around the world as we bring the community of Sioux Falls together for a fun day of celebration!

Stroll through our local vendor booths, participate in interactive workshops where you can learn various cultural traditions and skills, taste a variety of foods from around the world at popular local food trucks, and enjoy musical entertainment and more on our main stage.

Saturday, June 11, 8 – noon | Falls Park

Farmers Market – Located on the north side of Falls Park, across from the Stockyards Ag Experience. Falls Park Farmers Market is the place to get your weekly supply of fresh flowers, vegetables, meat, and baked goods. Sip a cup of coffee, enjoy a burger, share a pizza. Plant your garden with lovely geraniums and heirloom tomatoes. Conveniently located at Falls Park near downtown Sioux Falls, our market offers delicious food, healthy plants, natural soaps, surrounded by beautiful scenery.