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The Hood Magazine

July/August Issue is Here

Jul 01, 2023 ● By The Hood Magazine

Cruising into Back to School

Our 4th Familyfest Fun Cruise is just around the corner! Families from all over the Sioux Falls area can spend the day together by cruising around town to check out local businesses. These businesses provide extra specials, giveaways, discounts, and activities for the whole family throughout the day of the cruise. You can visit as many or as few stops as you would like, whatever works best for your family! 

You can find more fun summer events at Our calendar has classes, festivals, and places to go with the whole family! If you want ideas to keep the kids busy, we also have activities, crafts, and recipes to make at home. If you are a stay-at-home or work-from-home parent, the mom of our cover story family shares her summer survival tips in this issue. 

While we’re still in the middle of summer’s heat, we are also looking ahead to back-to-school time. In this issue, you’ll find stories on preschool, hearing detection, and keeping them active through the arts. Our Ask the Experts are also talking about going back to school. Check out for even more tips. 

I am excited about this year’s cruise and seeing all of you who attend. Our unicorn mascot, Fancy, will also be there, along with free Familyfest Fun Cruise Swag Bags with lots of goodies! Don’t forget to tag us in your fun photos and stories on social.