36th Annual Festival of Bands USA

Oct 07
Saturday, October 07 All Day

Sioux Falls will strike up the bands Saturday, October 7, 2023 as host of the 36th Annual Festival of Bands, USA! This year’s Festival of Bands will feature bands from across the region participating in parade and field competition.

The 2023 Festival of Bands parade will be held adjacent to Covell Lake — and close in proximity to the field competition at Howard Wood Field. The Parade will start at 8:30 a.m. on W. Madison and turn onto N. Lake Avenue in Sioux Falls adjacent to Covell Lake and the baseball fields. The parade will end at the corner of N. Lake Avenue and West Avenue.

The Field Competition will begin at 10:15 a.m. at Howard Wood Field, with bands competing to advance to the Finals competition that evening at 6:45 p.m.

A live stream of the Field Competition will be available at festivalofbands.com.

Admission to the Field Competition is by wristband only. Admission fees are $15 for adults, $5 for students, and children age 5 and under are free. Wristbands can be purchased in advance at all Lewis Drug locations in Sioux Falls and Brandon. On the day of the Festival, wristbands can be purchased from volunteers at the Parade and Howard Wood Field. Credit cards are accepted at the gate at Howard Wood Field.

Festival of Bands, USA is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy event for all participants and therefore has announced this will be a smoke-free event.

ADA Parking at the parade will be located at the Boy Scouts of America office at 800 West Ave. If additional ADA accommodation is needed, please contact festivalofbandsusa@gmail.com or (605) 941-6207 at least 72 hours before the event. Alternatively, on the day of the event, please contact (605) 941-4804.

In the event of severe or inclement weather, the event may be delayed (same day) or cancelled

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