Backyard Bash at the Birdcage

Flyer for Bluestone's Backyard Bash at the Birdcage. All information contained in the flyer is repeated in the text below the flyer, as well as a series of FAQs for the event.

Bluestone FCU’s Backyard Bash at the Birdcage!

Sat, June 22nd, 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Sioux Falls Canaries Stadium

Free Event – Open to the Public

  • Cornhole Tournament by Corn Palace Cornhole
  • Bounce Houses from Bounce Around Inflatables
  • Food Trucks
    • Backyard Grill, Breaking Burrito, Dakota Snow & Ollies
  • Outdoor Movie: The Sandlot
  • Kids’ Activities from our partner non-profits
  • Yard Games: use ours or bring your own
  • Bluestone Brew beer by Severance Brewing Company


  • 1:30 – 2:00          Open Registration for Cornhole Tournament
  • 2:00 – 5:00          Cornhole Tournament
  • 2:00 – 7:00          Bounce houses, kids’ activities, yard games
  • 2:00 – 8:00          Food trucks (Dakota Snow 4-7p)
  • 7:00 – 9:00          Movie: The Sandlot

Backyard Bash FAQ sheet


  • Can guests register for the cornhole tournament before the event?
    • No, registration will be on site from 1:30-2pm.
  • How does the cornhole tournament work?
    • Bring your own partner. Upper division-$40 per team, lower division-$20 per team. Double elimination with 50% of proceeds going back to division winners and 50% going to onsite non-profits. 
  • Can guests bring their own bean bags for the tournament?
    • Yes, but not necessary
  • What if I just want to play bags and not be in the tournament?
    • We will have a few sets of bags and boards available for people to use on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Food & Drinks

  • What food trucks will be there?
    • Breaking Burrito, Backyard Grill, Ollies, Dakota Snow (Ice Cream)
  • Are the food trucks free?
    • No
  • How long will food trucks be on site?
    • 2pm-8pm (Dakota Snow 4pm-7pm)
  • Will the Canaries have concessions open?
    • The Canaries will have beverage concessions open for the duration of the day. They will also have popcorn and small snacks available to purchase for the movie.
  • Can you bring outside food and drinks?
    • No outside food and drinks will be permitted. Reusable water bottles are ok.

Kid Stuff

  • Where are the kids’ activities located?
    • The kids’ activities sponsored by our partner organizations will be directly inside the west gates (the only gate we are using for this event) this area is located next to the kids’ playscape which will be open for the event. Bounce houses will be located in various areas.
  • When will kid’s activities be open?
    • 2-7p (ish)
  • Will Cagey be there?
    • Yes!
  • What games and activities will there be besides the cornhole tournament?
    • Bouncy houses, speed pitch inflatable, kickball, cornhole, frisbees, footballs, face painting, etc.
  • Can we bring our own games?
    • YES! We encourage you to bring your own games. Please note, games not allowed: anything with spikes that stick into the ground, water games including squirt guns (small mist fans OK) water balloons, paint or other messy games, games with hard flying objects (like a golf ball). This is a family-friendly event so we ask you to use your judgment to keep things safe for all.
  • Is there shade on the field?
    • The main space of the event on the field is without shade. The kids’ area just inside the gates has ample shade for cooling off and getting out of the sun. Handheld umbrellas are permitted. Beach umbrellas are not as we cannot stick stakes or poles in the turf. Small (under 4’ wide or tall) pop-up beach tents are permitted but must not be staked and must be willing to move or take down if they impede game play during the day and/or visibility for the movie. We reserve the right to ask that any tent come down in the event of space issues.


  • What movie is playing?
    • The Sandlot
  • When does the movie start?
    • Around 7p


  • Who can come?
    • This event is open to the public, all are welcome.
  • Can I leave and come back?
  • How much does it cost?
    • The event is free and includes kid’s activities, yard games on the field, bounce houses and the movie. Concessions, food trucks and the cornhole tournament have associated costs.
  • Are pets allowed?
    • No.
  • Can I bring a speaker to play music?
    • There will be music playing during the day so we ask that you keep personal speakers at home.
  • Can guests bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets?
    • Yes, chairs and blankets are encouraged for the duration of the event. We encourage everyone to be courteous to those using the space during the day for games and to claim your space for the movie after the bulk of the games are wrapping up.
  • Can you bring outside food and drinks?
    • No outside food and drinks will be permitted. Reusable water bottles are ok.
  • What organizations are going to be there?
    • CU Mortgage Direct, The Foster Network, the Kitten League, Big Paws Canine Foundation, the Mighty Corson Art Players.
  • Is there a Canaries game that night?
    • No, we have the stadium to ourselves!
  • What gate do we enter?
    • The west side gate will be open for the event. Food trucks will be parked just outside these gates. The main gate will be closed.