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Summer Arts Festival

YAA's Summer Arts Festival is the premiere, three-day arts event of the region held in conjunction with the annual Yankton Riverboat Days Celebration. The festival is held in picturesque Riverside Park which borders the mighty Missouri River.


Held annually on the third full weekend in August this juried arts & crafts show features over 120 fine artists and craftsmen from around the country. Each year an estimated 100,000 people attend this community celebration.

2024 Dates

The 41th Annual Summer Arts Festival will be held August 16-18.

Vendor Booth Hours:

Friday, Aug. 16 6:00PM - 8:00PM (optional)

Saturday, Aug. 17 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Sunday, Aug. 18 9:30AM - 5:30PM

Stop by our YAA booth for festival info, YAA merch, and to learn more about our organization 


2023 Best of Show Winners

Frank Costanzo Pop Art

Best of Show -
Fine Arts

 3D Pink Flower

Honorable Mention - Fine Arts

Jolene Steffen Gallery

 3D Pink Flower

Honorable Mention -
Fine Arts

Fritz Wood Design


Best of Show -

Warm Hearth Creations

Art Piece

Honorable Mention - Crafts

Front Porch

 3D Pink Flower

Honorable Mention - Crafts

Dukes Bee’s


We Need Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help make the Sumer Arts Festival a success. Click the link below to see areas where help is needed and sign up!

Paint Tubes

Be a Vendor

Applications for the 2024 show will open on January 1, 2024

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