While many businesses are closed and events have been cancelled or postponed, some attractions and events are going virtual. Here are a few things to experience while social distancing.
1.) 32nd Annual (Virtual) Avera Race Against Breast Cancer
Participate in a 1.5 mile family walk, a 3 mile walk, a 5K, or a 10K virtually for the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer. Build a team and fundraise through the online Participant Center. Virtual race incentives include an Avera Race backpack and other giveaways, a print-off Avera Race window sign, fun activities to stay engaged, and you can share your fundraising progress and photos of yourself to build excitement leading up to the May 9 race.
MORE INFO: AVERARACESIOUXFALLS.ORG.
2.) 47th Annual Tribute to Women Celebration
Now more than ever, it’s essential to come together and take the time to recognize, lift up, and honor the incredible achievements from individuals that enrich the community. EmBe will broadcast Tribute to Women live on its Facebook page on May 19 at 7 p.m. Winners in nine categories will be announced.
MORE INFO: EMBE.ORG.
3.) Cinco de Mayo
The Wells Fargo Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is happening virtually throughout the month of May with proceeds benefiting the support of Caminando Juntos ministries of the Presentation Sisters. Have a chihuahua that wants to strut their stuff? Have a favorite traditional dish you make for Cinco de Mayo? Love to dance? Know your history? This family event brings the community together to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the cultural gifts and heritage of the Latino people. Celebrate wherever you are, with fun virtual activities including giveaways on the event’s Facebook page.
MORE INFO: CINCOFIESTA.COM.
CoNAMIWalks Your Way South Dakota: A Virtual Event is happening with NAMIWalks across the country, and participants can “make their race their own.” Walk the 5K through your neighborhood, in your backyard, or on the treadmill. Or participate in the virtual walk day. On May 30, participants will be walking 3,500 steps for a 5K Their Way, planning a craft day with their kids, holding a virtual bake-off with their team, practicing self-care with a favorite hobby (yoga, gardening, knitting), doing a 5K on the treadmill or stationary bike, and hosting a virtual paint and sip party. Share photos at #NotAlone and #MentalHealthForAll.
MORE INFO: NAMIWALKS.ORG.
5.) The Great Hub City Escape
Experience an escape room-type experience that you can participate in from the comfort of your vehicle. Hosted by Unravel: Aberdeen Escape Room, The Great Hub City Escape is a driving scavenger hunt around Aberdeen and features some fellow local businesses. All clues can be easily viewed from your car, and all you need is paper and a pencil. Receive the hunting materials digital download when you book on the website, and keep track of your confirmation number for the virtual leaderboard.
MORE INFO: ABERDEENESCAPEROOM.COM.
6.) Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society
Don’t miss the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society’s weekly Virtual Concert Series. Performances are live-streamed every Thursday on Facebook. Performances are live-streamed every Thursday on Facebook and have already included artists like Elisabeth Hunstad, The Hegg Brothers, and Chris Champion. All donations
taken during the performance go directly to supporting the performer.
MORE INFO: SFJB.ORG.