It is with great regret that the 2020 Yankton Riverboat Days Board of Directors, together with the Yankton Area Arts Board of Directors, has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival scheduled for August 21-23.

The decision follows discussions with local and regional leaders as well as consideration of the current recommendations from the CDC regarding the COVID 19 pandemic and festivals of our size.  The safety of our community, citizens, visitors and vendors is our top priority and concern.

Yankton Riverboat Days and Yankton Area Arts would like to thank our community for your understanding during this difficult time.  Additionally, we wish to express our gratitude for the tremendous support from our sponsors, the City of Yankton and all of the volunteers.

We look forward to celebrating in person with all of you next summer, August 20-22, 2021 at Riverside Park!

See you next year!

Yankton Riverboat Days Board of Directors
Yankton Area Arts Board of Directors

Join Us for Yankton's Riverboat Days Festival

The 36th Anniversary of Yankton Riverboat Days will be held August 16th-18th. The theme for this years Riverboat Days is "Magic on the Missouri"

Riverboat Days Parade

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Parade Information
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2019 Captain & Belle

Congratulations to our new Captain and Belle,
Larry Nickles & Jody Johnson!
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Schedule of Events

So much to see and do this year, you don't want to miss your chance to do them all!
2019 Schedule