Family Safety Fairs

Learning About Being Safe

The Safety Village of South Dakota’s Children’s Safety Camps are now available to all family members as we transition to our new Family Safety Fairs. This year we are focusing on family safety by offing our Safety Fairs to children and their parents. The Family Safety Fair will provide children and parents with information and skills needed to keep your family safe in a variety of situations, and with the expertise and knowledge of our area safety partners.

Summer Family Safety Fair
Free Admission

Saturday, June 10, 2023 – 1pm to 3pm

Thunder Road – 201 N Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Warm weather and long days are perfect for outdoor sports and activities, exploring nature, swimming, traveling with family and friends and making happy memories. The Summer Family Safety Fair at Thunder Road on Saturday, June 10th from 1pm to 3pm and learn safety tips to help you and those you love stay safer and healthier all summer long.

With the help of our community safety partners there will be stations with demonstrations and conversations on various safety topics such as; fire escape safety, CPR, 911 Call safety, passenger and driver safety, home safety, pet safety, poison safety, water and swimming safety, outdoor and weather safety and so much more! 

Thunder Road is a fun park & mini-golf course offering go-karts, thrill rides, laser tag & other kid friendly games. This year Thunder Road and the Safety Village of South Dakota are teaming up to provide an opportunity for area families to come and learn about important safety topics while having fun.

Bring your family to Thunder Road and join the Safety Village and all our safety partners for life saving safety tips and the thrilling adventure of the Thunder Road complex.

Program Details

Content may include (but is not limited to):

  • Passenger, traffic, bicycle, electrical, fire and home safety.
  • Demonstrations by PatientCare EMS, Metro 911 Communications, SD Highway Patrol, Safe Splash, Delta Dental, Minnehaha County Emergency Management, Minnehaha County Animal Control, Northern Plains Justice, Sanford Trauma, Emergency Solution Services, and the South Dakota Safety Council.

No registration needed. 

For more information, give us a call at 605.334.7233 or email us at


Sioux Empire Fair – Safety House

August 7 – 11, 2023 – 11am to 3pm each day
W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds – Free with Fairground Admission

The Safety Village of South Dakota Children’s Safety Fair takes place each year during the Sioux Empire Fair August 5 – 12, 2023. Our Safety House will be open to the public, Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11 from 11am to 3 pm each day. The Safety Village is excited to offer safety messages to help keep your children safe with our community safety partners to demonstrate various safety topics such as fire escape, CPR, passenger and driver safety, home, farm, weather safety and so much more! Stop on out to the Safety Village at the North end of the Fairgrounds and learn more about how to keep your children safe!

Program Details

Content may include (but is not limited to):

  • Passenger, traffic, bicycle, electrical, fire and home safety.
  • Demonstrations by Sioux Falls Police Department, Avera, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Patient Care, Metro 911, SDK Kennels, National Weather Service, Outdoor Campus, SD EMS for Children, and Xcel Energy, Sanford Trauma, SD ENA, Avera Careflight.

No registration needed. 

For more information, give us a call at 605.334.7233 or email us at


Our son and his friend had a great time at Safety Camp last year!  They had some great hands on activities and great information for kids.  Looking forward to when we can send him to Car Safety camp!  Thank you for having great programs for our kids!

Safety Partners

Sioux Falls Police Department
Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Department
Sioux Falls Animal Control
Delta Dental
Northern Plains Justice
SDK Kennels
Xcel Energy
Avera Careflight
Emergency Solutions Services
Emergency Management
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue
Sanford Trauma
National Weather Service
911 Metro Communications
Avera MCK-MBX-Family Life Educators


Spooky Lane
Safety Trunk or Treat

Free to Children and Families

The Safety Village of South Dakota is holding the 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat Safety event on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 3pm to 5pm. We will have many of our area first responder and safety experts to talk about safety topics as well as trick or treat safety! There will be photo opportunities, games, door prizes and of course candy and Halloween giveaways! This event is free to kids and families. Dress up in your spooky Halloween costumes and join us for the family fun! Follow us on our website or our Facebook page for more details and a list of the participants that will join be joining us.

Saturday, October 14, 2023 3-5 pm

Safety Village of South Dakota
W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds
Safety Village and Pioneer Lane

Our 2022 Safety Participants:

HyVee – Sponsor
Don McKenna Eclectic Americana – Live Music
Smoken Dakota Kennels
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SD ENA Injury Prevention
Delta Dental
Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society
Northern Plains Justice
Sanford Trauma
Avera Care Flight
Minnehaha County Sheriffs Department
Emergency Solution Services
Minnehaha County Emergency Management
SD EMS for Children
Health Connect / 605-334-7233

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