Summer Arts Festival

The 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 under the coordination of Yankton Area Arts, the juried show features over 120 fine artists and fine craftsmen from around the country. Each year an estimated 100,000 people attend this community celebration.

The 38th Summer Arts Festival will be held August 18-20, 2023. 

Artist Applications open January 10-March 1, 2023

For further information contact the Yankton Area Arts office at 605-665-9754. 

2023 Artist Information & Rules + Application

2022 Festival Artists

2022 Artist list and Map 


2021 SAF Winners Announced



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