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2021 Familyfest Fun Cruise

Jun 28, 2021 ● By The Hood Magazine
The Familyfest Fun Cruise is back! Find out everything you need to know below, or click here to check out the Familyfest page!

What is the Familyfest Fun Cruise? The Familyfest Fun Cruise was created in 2020 as a new way for families to explore all that our amazing community has to offer for families! From 10am-2pm on July 24th, families can spend the day together cruising to area businesses and organizations to participate in activities, enter to win prizes and maybe even get some deals!

What is the cost of the Familyfest Fun Cruise? Absolutely nothing! It’s true! The Familyfest Fun Cruise is completely free for all families participating! 

Does our family have to cruise to all of the locations listed? No! Your family can go to as many or as few stops as you would like! Many families will start at Stop #1 (Sanford at 69th & Louise) to receive their FREE Event Backpack and then head to the stops that interest your family! You are in control of your family’s cruising experience!

Does our family have to cruise to the stops in numerical order? Your family can go to the stops in any order that you choose! You are in control of your family’s cruising experience!

That’s a pretty fancy unicorn I see on the Familyfest Fun Cruise marketing! Who is that? Fancy is super amazing Familyfest mascot. She likes to travel around the Sioux Empire and meet as many friends as possible every year! She will be out cruising our community during the month of July to get excited for  the Fun Cruise this year! If you see her, come say hi & take some pictures! She absolutely loves hugs from kids!

Are there any giveaways or prizes that our family can score during the Familyfest Fun Cruise? There are loads of goodies for the families participating in the Familyfest Fun Cruise this year! Make sure to swing by the Sanford location at 69th & Louise to pick up your FREE Event Backpack filled with swag from friends of the Familyfest Fun Cruise. Then head out to the stop locations that your family has chosen and enter to win prizes at each cruise stop by scanning the Familyfest Fun Cruise Digital Passport QR Code and telling us about your cruise experience! Some cruise stop locations will also be giving away swag or have the opportunity to enter for additional giveaways that they are sponsoring!

What is the Familyfest Fun Cruise Digital Passport? At each stop location, there will be a QR Code for your family to scan. When you scan the code, you will be asked to enter your name, email and answer a question about that stop. Every time you scan a different QR Code and answer the question, you will earn one entry into our Familyfest Fun Cruise drawings for hundreds of dollars in prizes! Don’t forget you earn one entry each time you scan a new QR code at each location and answer the question, so have fun cruising to as many stops as you can! 

There are 39 cruise stops this year! Check them all out below!

Stop #1 
Name: Sanford
Address: 6101 S Louise Ave
Start your Familyfest Fun Cruise with Sanford! We will have something for everyone in the family from a DJ dance party with bubbles, Zoo Express, the Sanford helicopter, and make and takes! Everyone receives a FREE Familyfest Fun Cruise Swag Bag filled with tons of freebies from cruise participants!

Stop #2
Name: Sylvan
Address: 4816 S Technopolis Dr
Cruise into Sylvan Learning for family fun & giveaways! Learn  more about Sylvan tutoring!

Stop # 3
Name: Oh My Cupcakes
Addresses: 5015 S Western Ave Suite 290 & 3326 E 10th St
Join us for a cupcake carnival at our Bridges location & fun surprises and giveaways at our East 10th St. location! It’s also going to be a “Random Acts of Cupcakes” day so you might just get your order for free! 

Stop # 4
Name: Scheels
Address: 2101 W 41st St
We will be playing "Minute to Win It" games throughout the store! We will have prizes and a fun photobooth set up as well

Stop # 5
Name: DART Boutique
Address: 615 E Brian St, Unit B, Tea, SD 57064
Stop in + color a picture for a free toy! Every coloring page completion will receive a free toy valued up to $8!

Stop #6
Name: Skyzone 
Address: 5129 S Solberg Ave
Sign up for a chance to win two birthday party packages to be raffled off! Every child gets fun Skyzone swag too!

Stop #7 
Name: Mini Critters
Address: 3509 W 49th St
Cruise in and the first 100 families will receive a free beta fish!

Stop #8
Name: 605 Ninja Academy
Address: 2101 W 41st St
Open from 11AM-2PM - Come try our fun ninja obstacles. (Ideal for ages 5+) We will have fun station set up for the kids to try! First 50 families will receive 1 free open gym pass. Limit 1 per family.

Stop# 9
Name: Balanced Life 
Address: 2801 W 34th St #105
Yeti cooler giveaway, and activities for both children as well as adults!

Stop #10
Name: Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire
Addresses: 2001 E 8th Street 
5015 S Crossing Place
You don’t want to miss the fun at Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire! We will be hosting Olympic style events and there will be S’more making fun happening all day!

Stop #11
Name: Chef Ellen
Address: 2210 W 69th St #130
Cool down with Chef Ellen and Sub Zero! Enter to WIN a full size cheesecake! In store purchases of $25 or more get a free slice of cheesecake.

Stop # 12
Name: Butterfly House & Aquarium
Address: 4320 S Oxbow Ave
Cruise on in to enter to win admission tickets and enjoy taking some time to interact with aquatic animals, crafts and games focused on our mission of sea, land, and sky. 

Stop #13
Name: Karl’s TV & Appliance
Address: 2921 W 41st St
The kids will love using their imaginations at our castle made out of cardboard! We will be giving away a Karl's Kingdom Fun Pack which will include family fun passes to local businesses!

Stop #14
Name: Flyboy Donuts
Address: 3221 S Sertoma Ave, 5005 S Western Ave #190, 3600 E 10th St, 4700 E 57th St Ste 102
Get a stamp from all 4 Flyboy Donuts locations during the cruise and redeem
for a FREE Assorted Dozen coupon that can be used the next time you want donuts! Purchase is not necessary to get a stamp, but you'll probably want to sample a few donuts while you cruise!

Stop #15 
Name: Vern Eide Motorcars
Address: 4501 E Arrowhead Pkwy
Princesses and superheroes heard about FamilyFest and wanted to see what it’s all about! Stop by to meet and take your pictures with them! Don’t forget to enter our giveaway!

Stop #16
Name: Juniper Apothecary
Address: 401 E 8th St., Suite 122
Stop in and create Fairy Dust (bath bomb powder) for only $10! We will provide a 12 oz jar, powders, and prizes to create your own for the bath. You can also enter to win an awesome Kids Bath Package!

Stop # 17
Name: Experience Sioux Falls
Address: 900 N Phillips Ave
Cruise to the Falls Park Visitor Information Center from July 1st-24th to enter our Falls Family Adventure Package Giveaway. Packed full of attraction passes, dining gift cards, merchandise, and a weekend stay at a family-friendly Sioux Falls hotel - valued up to $1,000! * Redeemable through December 31, 2021. Blackout dates apply. Additional terms and conditions apply.*

Stop # 18
Name: The Sandlot and Functional Kids
Address: 305 W Willow St, Harrisburg
Stop in for one-of-a-kind fun! First 20 children will receive a FREE gift! Open play will be happening in our sandpit, splash room, and sensory gym. In addition, on-site speech and occupational therapists will be hosting Minute-to-Win-It challenges and games & free screenings!

Stop #19
Name: Once Upon A Child
Address: 3804 S Western Ave
Cruise on in Once Upon A Child to get your picture taken with Fancy the Unicorn in our Photo Booth! You'll also have the chance to enter to win a super fun summer gift set!

Stop # 20
Name: Kidtopia
Address: 5005 S Western Ave, Suite 120
901 S Highline Place
For every $20 Purchase get a free book! PLUS enter our drawing for a $100 gift card given away at each store location!

Stop # 21
Name: Sioux Falls Lutheran 
Address: 6715 South Boe Lane
Cruise on in for family fun and giveaways and learn more about our mission at Sioux Falls Lutheran School.

Stop# 22
Name: Sioux Falls Audiology Associates
Address: 4948 E 57th St
Cruise on in to cool off with yummy root beer floats for the whole family!

Stop # 23
Name: Health Connect
Address: 4008 S Shirley Ave - Savers
Visit Health Connect in the SAVERS parking lot! See how your lungs work and learn about other health & safety topics for use at your family time! Bring a clothing item to donate and receive an extra bonus at our stop!

Stop # 24
Name: BritZa Studios
Address: 3400 S Bedford Ave
The fun starts here! You don't want to miss this parking lot dance party, inverted chalk art craft and summer photo booth!

Stop # 25
Name: Eastway Bowl
Address: 3201 E 10th St
Roll your way into Eastway Bowl this year and take your shot on our kid friendly lane. Everyone receives prizes, but only the first 100 get entered in for our grand prize giveaways!

Stop # 26
Name: Apple Tree
Address: 6400 W 43rd St
Cruise on in to Apple Tree for tons of family fun and some amazing giveaways!

Stop # 27
Name: Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons
Address: 1101 S Marion Rd
Cruise on in to participate in a fun activity to build a boat and see if it floats. While you’re here, be sure to register for a chance to win a free tie dye kit!

Stop # 28
Name: Shop Dog Boutique
Address: 5015 S Western Ave, Suite 130
Cruise in to enter to win a $100 shopping spree and take home free dog food
samples on your visit. Check in on Facebook and get a free cookie from our bakery case!

Stop # 29
Name: Highest Health Chiropractic 
Address: 3601 W 57th St
Free bike helmet to the first 100 kids! Stick around to receive tours of the office and color at our coloring stations!

Stop # 30
Name: Clean Ride Auto Spa
Address: 550 W 85th St
The Clean Bean will be giving away free drip coffee and cookies. Also stop in to sign up for a free one month membership.

Stop # 31
Name: Sioux Falls Skyforce
Address: 2131 S Minnesota Ave
Test your pop-a-shot skills, sign up to win suite tickets for an upcoming game, design your own Skyforce jersey and take selfies with Thunder!

Stop # 32
Name: The Table Ministry
Address: 1903 S Ellis Road
The Table Ministry will be loving on families with food and freebies.

Stop # 33
Name: Wings Gymnastics
Address: 5825 S Bahnson Ave &The Shops on Lake Lorraine
Cruise in to either location and enter to win a FREE Birthday Party Package. Every child receives a FREE Open Gym pass for stopping by!

Stop # - 34
Name: School Bus Inc-  
Address: 5100 W 8th St
We will have a fun obstacle course for the children that will end with a slide attached to the back exit of one of our school buses!

Stop # 35

Name: Selfie World
Address: 5000 Empire Place (Empire Mall)
Selfie Wrld Sioux Falls will offer a free 10 minute session at two select backgrounds. Stay and play longer and receive a 10% off discount. Mention FamilyFest at this stop.

Stop # 36
Name: Celtic Steps 
Address: 3119 S Tyler Ct
Celtic Steps and Balleraena Studio are teaming up! There will be performances at 10:30am and 12:30pm Check out Celtic Steps special offer! 10 classes for $10! Best deal in town!

Stop # 37
Name: Galaxy Gaming
Address: 3120 S Mayfair Dr
Cruise into Galaxy Gaming for Buy One, Get One deals on Laser tag, gaming and virtual reality during the hours of the cruise! 

Stop # 38
Name: The Playground - Indoor Softball Facility
Address: 2517 S Shirley Ave
Cruise in to get a glimpse of what The Playground - Indoor Softball Facility is all about and what we will have to offer when our facility is officially opened. Complimentary swag bags for the first 100 kids and other giveaways!

Stop #39
Name: Duncan Appliance
Address: 2517 S Shirley Ave
Stop by for family fun and giveaways!

Want to be the coolest family on the Familyfest Fun Cruise? Enter the Voyage Federal Credit Union “Cruising to Family Fun” Giveaway!

From July 1st to July 15th, you can enter to win one of 2 “Cruising to Family Fun” giveaway packages from our friends at Voyage Federal Credit Union and SuFu Cruise. Included is 2 hours cruising the Familyfest Fun Cruise in a limo, fanny packs filled with yummy treats, and an Event Backpack for everyone in your family! Your limo will take you to any Familyfest Fun Cruise stops that you desire for 2 hours, while you get to sit back and enjoy the day with your family! Head over to to fill out the simple form for your chance to win one of these packages!