International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil

August 31 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm CDT

If you have lost a loved one to overdose, we encourage you to submit their name to be read during the event.

🗓️ Date: Saturday, August 31st

⏰ Time: 8 p.m.

📍 Location: Greenway Amphitheater

Every day, 307 lives are tragically lost to overdose in the United States. Let us come together as a community to honor and remember those who have died from overdose. By shining a light on their stories, we can raise awareness and advocate for change.

Our candlelight vigil will take place at the scenic Greenway Amphitheater, nestled in downtown Sioux Falls next to Cherapa Place and the iconic Arc of Dreams. In solidarity with this global event, the amphitheater and the Arc of Dreams will be illuminated in vibrant purple, the color that symbolizes International Overdose Awareness Day.

During the vigil, you will have the opportunity to hear firsthand from courageous families who have experienced the heart-wrenching loss of a loved one to addiction. Their stories will serve as a reminder of the devastating impact that substance use disorder can have on individuals and their families.

Additionally, we will have valuable information available on how to seek help and support for those struggling with addiction. Understanding the resources and avenues for assistance is crucial in addressing this crisis, and we aim to provide guidance to anyone seeking to make a difference.


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Located in Cherapa Place off the Sioux Falls Bike Trail
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103 United States
2023 IOAD
2022 IOAD
2021 IOAD