Sioux Falls Winter Carnival in full swing

Sioux Falls, S.D. - It’s a big weekend in Sioux Falls as a first of its kind event is underway.

The Winter Carnival event is designed to give those in the community something out of the ordinary to do in the middle of these cold and snowy months.

Saturday a lot of kids and adults came out for the snowman building contest at Fawick Park.

“It’s almost an 85 degree swing. So there’s no better reason than to have an outdoor day and we just have best time and see people and come out and play really,” Boys and Girls Club Director of Philanthropy Amy Sumner said.

“We saw this on the thing and well we haven’t been outside for a while. We were like why don't something fun with friends. So we invited friends to come play,” Alexandra Thurston said.

The Winter Carnival raises money for the Boys and Girls Club of the Sioux Empire.

It runs until February 9th .