Events

July, 2014

Midwest Water Ski Show/Championships

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jul 24 - 27, 2014
Various start times each day
The Midwest Water Ski Show Tournament will bring 10-12 water ski teams (1000+ participants)to Aberdeen to compete against each other to qualifty for the National Water Ski Tournament.

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 24, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 24, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 24, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Aaron Watson in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Jul 24, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec 13, and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jul 24, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

Thursday Nite Live is a Weekly Nite Summer Music Concert Tradition in Uptown Watertown SD. Food, Drink, Friends, and Great Live Music on an outdoor stage on the street in front of the Goss Opera House. It’s the perfect summer evening to spend enjoying the different music style and live bands each

Country Rock n' Nights at Casino Speedway

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 25 - 26, 2014
7pm
Country Rock N Nights at Casino Speedway is 2 nights of fun filled music under the outdoor sky.Charlie Worsham, Montgomery Gentry, QUIET RIOT!!Creedence Clearwater Revisited are the bands performing

Sara Evans in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Jul 25, 2014
10 pm to 11:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Montgomery Gentry in Concert

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 25, 2014
8pm
Montgomery Gentry take the Main Stage in Concert at the Country Rock n' Nights at Casino Speedway in Watertown SD on Friday July 25, 2014.

Troy Gentry & Eddie Montgomery is a duo with fourteen Top 10 singles, including five No. 1s, “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.” Friday Night will be full of high exciting country entertainment!!!

Charlie Worshim Concert

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 25, 2014
7pm
Charlie Worshan is the opening concert at Country Rock N Nights at Casino Speedway. This concert Country Rock N Nights is 2 nights of fun filled music under the outdoor sky.
A two day outdoor concert event will feature 4 different entertaining acts starting on Friday at 7pm with up in coming country star Charlie Worsham!!
or the last two years, he's divided his time between writing songs, being an in-demand studio musician for other artists and playing his music live — sharing stages across

Elk's Rodeo

605-842-1533

Winner Jul 25 - 27, 2014
SDRA Rodeo

Christmas in July

605-256-5003

Madison Jul 25 - 27, 2014
All weekend
Bring your Christmas decorations to your campsite for christmas in July and join us for festive activities throughout the weekend. Info: 605-256-5003.

Halloween in July

605-983-5085

Arlington Jul 25 - 27, 2014
all weekend
Get in the spooky mood with a Halloween campsite decorating display, costume parade, and even trick-or-treating! Be sure to bring candy for your guests as well. Sign up at the welcome center to take part in the fun!

Christmas in July

605-256-5003

Madison Jul 25 - 27, 2014
All weekend
Bring your Christmas decorations to your campsite for christmas in July and join us for festive activities throughout the weekend. Info: 605-256-5003.

Folk Off at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 25 - 26, 2014
10:00am-9:00pm
Folk Off at Strawbale Winery is a two day folk music competition, and concert. Up to 28 musical acts will compete for cash and a slot to play at the Sioux River Folk Festival, the following week. There will be food, beverages, and shopping vendors during the event. Folk Off is a fundraiser for the Friends of Traditional Music and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Tickets are good for admission for both days. Relax

Gold Discovery Days

605-673-2244

Custer Jul 25 - 27, 2014
Special historical events celebrating the discovery of gold in The Black Hills.

Christmas in July on Lake Herman & Walker's Point

605-256-5003

Madison Jul 25 - 27, 2014
8 AM - 10 PM
Lake Herman brings the Holiday Season alive 6 months early in July to celebrate, decorate and enjoy Christmas in July at the Lake! Get your Christmas decorations out or come and see the camp sites and decorations throughout the parks all weekend long.

Christmas in July on Walker's Point

605-256-5003

Wentworth Jul 25 - 27, 2014
8 AM - 10 PM
Walker's Point Recreation Area brings the Holiday Season alive 6 months early in July to celebrate, decorate and enjoy Christmas in July at the Lake! Get your Christmas decorations out or come and see the camp sites and decorations throughout the parks throughout the weekend.

Storybook Land Festival

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Jul 25 - 26, 2014
10am-8pm Fri; 10am-5pm Sat
Storybook Land at Wylie Park provides a natural backdrop for the Storybook Land Festival which includes literacy, music, storytelling and enlivening the imagination of everyone. Nationally recognized children's authors are featured as well as regional and local authors. Add in some music entertainment, jugglers, balloon twisting, hands-on arts and craft activities and you will have a perfect day at the Storybook Land Festival!

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

De Smet Jul 25 - 27, 2014
Gates at 6:00pm; Show begins at 8pm
Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House book These Happy Golden Years, this year's annual pageant finds Laura, now a young adult, teaching school and being courted by Almanzo Wilder. Held Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27. This is an outdoor theater production. Come enjoy an evening on the Dakota prairie. Seating provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Jackets recommended.

Theater Festival

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 25, 2014
Friday 7/25, 7:30 pm & Sunday 7/27, 3:00 pm
Theater Festival (formerly “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”)
The performance will take place on Friday, July 25th at 7:30 p.m. & again on Sunday, July 27th at 3 p.m. at the 1905 Opera House. This series of short plays is directed by Mindy Kraft and sponsored by SACOTA (Springs Area Council of the Arts) and features a cast of local actors and actresses. More information: 605/ 539-1169.

Oliver!: The Musical

605-624-6670

Vermillion Jul 25 - 28, 2014
Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. There is a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27.
Vermillion Community Theatre presents its 2014 summer production, "Oliver!" The classic musical features familiar music, lively dancing and a poignant story set in Victorian London.

Badlands Astronomy Festival

605-433-5243

Interior Jul 25 - 27, 2014
Novices and experts alike will enjoy the spectacular dark night skies of Badlands National Park at public star parties each evening. During the day, a variety of family-friendly workshops and special events will provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the night sky, the sun, and space exploration. This year additional telescopes will be provided by Celestron for day and night observations.
Events will include nightly special guest speakers, public stargazing activities

Harvest Fest

(no phone)

Wilmot Jul 26 - 28, 2014
Activities will include a summer dinner theater, parade, rodeo, 5K Run/Walk, Wilmot’s Amazing Race, softball tournament, street dance, fireman’s supper, fireworks display, pancake breakfast, kiddie tractor pull, kids’ games, pie and ice cream social, rummage sales, scarecrow contest, farmers’ market, bean bag tournament, nondenominational worship service and Lee Township schoolhouse tours. Money raised will be used for new playground equipment.

Tropical Fiesta Nights

321-278-8623

Rapid City Jul 26, 2014
7pm
Two worlds meet in music inspired by Latin American song. Featuring Pizzolla Four Seasons, Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras #5 with Soprano Dr. Nancy Roberts and works by d’Aguila, Paquita Rivera and more.

Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society Show

605-348-8948

Rapid City Jul 26 - 27, 2014
Join us for the 34rd annual show on July 26 & 27 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. There will be vendors with rocks, jewelry, fossils and books. There will be various programs, children's activities, hourly door prizes, silent auction items, gold panning, fluorescent display room, and exhibits.

Madison Discovery Day

605-256-2454

Madison Jul 26, 2014
8 AM - 9 PM
Discover the Unexpected during Madison Discovery Day including Mart in the Park, music, retail shopping, outdoor booths and food vendors, Country Showdown Competition, free entertainment day long, inflatable’s for all ages, demonstrations, train rides throughout town and sports tournaments. Free picnic in the park, swimming at the aquatics center and bowling is also a part of the day. Tour the City Road Races – 4 total, offered for all ages and free for children under 12. Exotic animals viewing

Madison Tour the City Road Races

605-256-2454

Madison Jul 26, 2014
8 AM, 8:15, 9:00, 9:30
Compete in multiple races, run with family or enjoy a run with friends in scenic Madison for the Chamber Tour the City Road Races. 3 competitive races and 1 Kids Fun Run. Tour the City 5K, Karen Cummins 10K and Egan Avenue Mile for adults and children over 11 years plus the Kids Fun Run is FREE for 11 years old and under. A commemorative originally designed Tour the City T-Shirt is given to every preregistered runner. To learn more visit the Madison Chamber

AirVenture Cup Race

605-996-1228

Mitchell Jul 26 - 27, 2014
The public is invited to Wright Brothers Aviation on July 26th to view a wide range of these experimental aircrafts, listen to speakers, talk with the pilots and head back to watch the launch on Sunday July 27th. All activities are free of charge.

The Airventure Cup is the World's largest Cross Country Air Race. 2014 is the 17th running of this race. The Airventure Cup Race is flown to unite aviation's rich history with its promising future

Play In Platte Weekend

605-337-2275

Platte Jul 26, 2014
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
City-wide rummages, Crazy Days, golf tournament, softball tournament, bean bag toss tournaments, car show, inflatable games, food court and more

Milks Camp Community Pow Wow

605-469-5708

Herrick Jul 26 - 28, 2014
Colorful finery, elaborate featherwork, and intricate beadwork describe the visual atmosphere of a powwow or "wacipi" pronounced WA CHEE PEE, which is Dakota, Lakota and Nakota for "dance." Spirited drumming and singing fill the air as dancers complete their fancy footwork

Dakota Irish Fair

605-373-9154

Sioux Falls Jul 26, 2014
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cultural event with Irish music, dancing, rugby games, childrens crafts, and food vendors.

Christmas in July Celebration

605-668-2985

Yankton Jul 26, 2014
7 p.m. CT
It's Christmas in July! Pack an extra set of lights and decorate your campsite or a neighboring Ponderosa Pine and participate in our contest. Even Santa likes to camp at South Dakota State Parks!

SD State Insect

605-987-2263

Canton Jul 26, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Do you know South Dakota's State insect? They do some pretty sweet work. Join us to learn all about them!

Kayaking for Fun

605-487-7046

Pickstown Jul 26, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Learn how to safely and effectively paddle a kayak. Kayaks provided. Bring your own personal floatation device if you have one. Preregistration required.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Concert

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 26, 2014
8pm
The Creedence Clearwater Revisited Concert is the main act to perform Saturday Night July 26, 2014 at the Country Rock n Nights music festival at Casino Speedway in Watertown SD.

Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford may not have intended it, but their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively) from the legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revival launched the Creedence Clearwater

South Dakota Peach Festival

605-366-7022

Sioux Falls Jul 26 - 27, 2014
Saturday - 8:30am - 10 pm. Sunday - 11am - 5pm
Two fun-filled days of live music, activities, vendors and delicious foods. Enjoy peaches from the Georgia orchards and eat your way through the weekend tasting all things peach including pies, jams, cobbler, tea, smoothies and ice cream as well as traditional festival foods and drinks.

Quiet Riot Concert

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 26, 2014
7pm
Quiet Riot Concert is the opening act on Saturday Night July 26th of the Country Rock N Nights, this concert will feature classic rock n roll!! Taking the stage around 7pm will be QUIET RIOT!!(www.quietriot.com) Quiet Riot is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album Metal Health

Casey Donahew Band in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Jul 26, 2014
10 pm to 11:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4, 2014, at 10 am and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Tesla in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Jul 27, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 27, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Theater Festival

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 27, 2014
Friday 7/25, 7:30 pm & Sunday 7/27, 3:00 pm
Theater Festival (formerly “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”)
The performance will take place on Friday, July 25th at 7:30 p.m. & again on Sunday, July 27th at 3 p.m. at the 1905 Opera House. This series of short plays is directed by Mindy Kraft and sponsored by SACOTA (Springs Area Council of the Arts) and features a cast of local actors and actresses. More information: 605/ 539-1169.

Albert & Gage Live Concert

605-642-7973

Spearfish Jul 27, 2014
7:30 pm. to 9:30 p.m.
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center presents Albert & Gage, with special guest Kenny Putnam on Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $20 adults and $10 for youth (18 and under) and BHSU students. Tickets are available at The Matthews’ art gallery during business hours, Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by phone at 605-642-7973. Buy tickets online at www.matthewsopera.com.

Christine Albert and Chris Gage are a talented duo out of Austin, Texas

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 31, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 31, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 31, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

"Barefoot in the Park" - A Play

605-665-4711

Yankton Jul 31 - Aug 03, 2014
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
Theatre - Play
Directed by Sue Fields

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jul 31, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

Thursday Nite Live is a Weekly Nite Summer Music Concert Tradition in Uptown Watertown SD. Food, Drink, Friends, and Great Live Music on an outdoor stage on the street in front of the Goss Opera House. It’s the perfect summer evening to spend enjoying the different music style and live bands each

Aberdeen Aqua Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jul 31, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Ski Club is a competitive ski club that presents a water ski show that is open to the public.

Custer Cruisin'

605-673-2244

Custer Jul 31 - Aug 10, 2014
Special activities welcoming visitors to The Black Hills.

August, 2014

Sioux River Folk Festival

605-987-2263

Canton Aug 01 - 03, 2014
7 p.m. CT Friday
Newton Hills State Park hosts three days of music, dancing and family fun during the annual Sioux River Folk Festival. The 35th Annual FolkFestival starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Please visit http://www.fotm.org/ for more information.

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank

605-338-4009

Sioux Falls Aug 01, 2014
6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Come downtown to the Eastbank (8th & Railroad Center) for the First Friday Block Party the first Friday of June, August and September and the second Friday of July!

Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer & wine for purchase and shopping at some of the most unique stores in Sioux Falls. Picnic table seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair.

There will be two bands each evening. Between the bands, enjoy a Battle for the Arts competition!

Sioux Empire Fair

605-367-7178

Sioux Falls Aug 01 - 10, 2014
noon to midnight
Free national, regional, and local concerts. Pro Rodeo August 9 and 10. Explore unique food and commercial vendors. Livestock and horse shows for regional families to participate. Interact with magic and family shows. Static and live art, cooking, and baking contests for the novice, professional, and children. Thrilling carnival rides for the family. Special events to celebrate the diamond jubilee!

Prairie Hills Art Show

605-539-1963

Wessington Springs Aug 01, 2014
Friday 8/1, 7-9 pm & Saturday 8/2, 12-4 pm
Prairie Hills Art Show – August 1 & 2, 2014 - Friday 7-9 pm & Saturday 12-4 pm. - Annual two day art show featuring local & area artists. Paintings, photographs and more. Sponsored by SACOTA. Contact Wendy Bergeleen 605/539-1963.

Jerauld/Buffalo 4-H Achievement Days

605-539-1929

Wessington Springs Aug 01 - 02, 2014
Jerauld/Buffalo 4-H Achievement Days - Friday-Saturday, Aug 1-2, 2014 - The Static Show will be Friday & the Livestock Show will be Saturday.

Classic Car & Tractor Show

605-350-1687

Wessington Springs Aug 02, 2014
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Entrants have an opportunity to win best in class, people's choice & participant's choice. There are categories for cars, tractors & motorcycles. Events include Kid's Pedal Competition and Kid's Hot Wheel Derby. Vendors have space to set up. Registration times are from 10 a.m. - noon, with the show running from 12-3:30 p.m. For more information about the show or vendor information call Dana Fagerhaug at home 605/539-1805 or 605/ 350-1687 or Fred Knight 605/539-0283.

Prairie Hills Art Show

605-539-1963

Wessington Springs Aug 02, 2014
Friday 8/1, 7-9 pm & Saturday 8/2, 12-4 pm
Prairie Hills Art Show – August 1 & 2, 2014 - Friday 7-9 pm & Saturday 12-4 pm. - Annual two day art show featuring local & area artists. Paintings, photographs and more. Sponsored by SACOTA. Contact Wendy Bergeleen 605/539-1963.

Annual Foothills Classic Car & Tractor Show

605-350-1687

Wessington Springs Aug 02, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 PM
The 9th Annual Foothills Classic Car & Tractor Show has 18 car and tractor classes where participants have the opportunity to win Best in Class, People's Choice, and Participant's Choice Trophies.
A kid's Pedal Pull & Women's Powder Puff Pull round out the day of fun.
Event is held on Main Street in Wess. Springs. Concessions are available.

Outdoor University

605-362-2777

Sioux Falls Aug 02, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join SD Game, Fish and Parks and The Outdoor Campus for a whole day of outdoor activities - FREE - for the whole family. Try archery, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, fly fishing, air rifles and other great outdoor skills. Meet wildife biologists and see how they capture wildlife, meet conservation officers who let kids climb in their trucks and boats, and play games like lifejacket relays and panning for gold. See birds of prey

BBQ Pit Row

605-842-1533

Winner Aug 02, 2014
BBQ Competition where pitmasters prepare pork ribs & beef brisket. Street dance from 7-11pm.

Clark Classics Car Club CAR SHOW

605-881-9322

Clark Aug 02, 2014
Registration (9AM-1PM)-SHOW (NOON-4PM)
Held Annually on Clark's Potato Day celebration, This Show has been going for over 20 years, there are several classes with 1st,2nd, and 3rd place trophies, with peoples choice, womens choice, best of show ect. There are many other events planned at this years Potato Day that will be new and different. So come on over and check it out!! Also Check out our page on Facebook for our past shows and may answer any other questions you may have.(PRE-REGISTRATION)-$10.00-(DAY OF SHOW)$15.00

Music in the Park: John and Susan McNeill

605-668-2985

Yankton Aug 02, 2014
7 p.m. CT
Talented singing duo, John and Susan McNeill are here and ready to put on a great show for you! Bring a lawn chair, sit back, relax and enjoy the great music!

Bean Bag Tourney

605-987-2263

Canton Aug 02, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Bring your game face to the park for this bean bag tournament! We have a limited number of bean bag sets, so first come, first served. All ages are welcome. Games will be for fun but we'll have some prizes for both participants and winners.

Kayaking for Fun

605-487-7046

Pickstown Aug 02, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Learn how to kayak safely and efficiently. Kayaks will be provided. Bring your own personal floatation device if available. Pre-registration required at 605-487-7046.

Steady Eddy Disc Golf Tournament

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre Aug 02, 2014
10 a.m. CT
The 12th Annual Steady Eddy Disc Golf Tourney is played in memory of Ed Headrick, known as the inventor of disc golf. Player registration begins at 10 a.m. Players will complete two rounds of 18 holes. Cash payout to place winners. Come early and camp as tournament may include some Friday evening activities. Course has recently been renovated with concrete tee pads, new signs and new turf. Tournament is conducted by the local Sharp Shooters DGC. Tournament Info: 605-223-7722.

Evening with the Owls

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre Aug 02, 2014
8:30 p.m. CT
Join us for a walk and talk on South Dakota owls. A short presentation will engage the participants and also provide an opportuhity to look inside the life of our South Dakota owls. Adults and children alike find this program very entertaining and educational.

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

605-448-5701

Lake City Aug 02, 2014
3 p.m. CT
There will be a dutch oven cooking demonstration at Roy Lake State Park on Saturday, August 2 at 3 p.m. For more information, call 448-5474.

Glacial Lakes 4-H Rodeo

605-698-3152

Sisseton Aug 03, 2014
A rodeo where youth ages 8-18 from South Dakota compete in various events to qualify for state competition. 2014 will be our 21st event!

Madison Car Show

800-693-3644

Madison Aug 03, 2014
21st Annual Madison Car Show

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 03, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

605-720-0800

Sturgis Aug 04 - 10, 2014
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of the world’s oldest, largest, motorcycle gatherings, offering incredible riding. Exhibitors, motorcycle shows, demo rides, racing, concerts, and much more. Find out why this international phenomenon draws motorcycle legends, superstars, and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts each year and is listed as one of the “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”

Custer Cruisin' Vintage Bike Show

605-673-2244

Custer Aug 04, 2014
Special Vintage Bike Show during Custer Cruisin'.

12th Annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride

605-720-0800

Sturgis Aug 04, 2014
9:00 A.M.
Join Sturgis Mayor, Mark Carstensen, state and local legislators, motorcycle enthusiasts, industry professionals, celebrities and legends on the 12th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride, Monday, August 4th, during the 2014 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally.

The Mayor's Ride is a fund-raiser for the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department. As we have been blessed to live in the beautiful Black Hills and be surrounded by trees and prairie & with years of drought behind us and the additional responsibilities faced

Legends Ride

605-578-1876

Deadwood Aug 04, 2014
Be a part of the Legends Ride, a 50-mile ride from Deadwood to Sturgis, and help raise money for local and regional charities. Celebrities lead the ride to the legendary Buffalo Chip where a private reception is followed by headlining concerts. Sponsored by the Legendary Buffalo Chip and the Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau.

Custer Cruisin' Mayor's Ride

605-673-2244

Custer Aug 05, 2014
Special Mayor's Ride during Custer Cruisin'.

Randy Houser in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Aug 05, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

National Night Out

605-626-7000

Aberdeen Aug 05, 2014
6pm - 9pm
A celebration to unify our community and to cultivate and strengthen partnerships between police, emergency services, and community-based organizations.

Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers

605-745-6996

Hot Springs Aug 06, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
Does catching insects, discovering tracks, smelling flowers, identifying animal droppings, looking at birds through binoculars, and just being outside sound fun to you? If so, come to Shelter House 2 at Angustora Recreation Area and spend the morning being a naturalist and exploring nature! Geared for children 7-12 years old. Wear water shoes, bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Info: 605-745-6996.

Nature Day Camp: Fabulous Flowers

605-594-3824

Garretson Aug 07, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Designed for kids ages 7-12 this day camp will focus on the flowers of South Dakota. Participants will participate in fun activities, take a short hike, make a craft and play games. This program will also qualify for South Dakota's Junior Naturalist program. Registration is preferred; call 605-594-3824.

Custer Cruisin' Veterans' Appreciation Ride

605-673-2244

Custer Aug 07, 2014
Special Veterans' Appreciation Ride during Custer Cruisin'.

Custer County Fair - Hermosa

605-673-2244

Hermosa Aug 07 - 10, 2014
County Fair.

Stoney LaRue in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Aug 07, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4, 2014, at 10 am and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Aug 07, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

Thursday Nite Live is a Weekly Nite Summer Music Concert Tradition in Uptown Watertown SD. Food, Drink, Friends, and Great Live Music on an outdoor stage on the street in front of the Goss Opera House. It’s the perfect summer evening to spend enjoying the different music style and live bands each

Aberdeen Aqua Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Aug 07, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Ski Club is a competitive ski club that presents a water ski show that is open to the public.

"Barefoot in the Park" - A Play

605-665-4711

Yankton Aug 07 - 10, 2014
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
Theatre - Play
Directed by Sue Fields

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 07, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 07, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 07, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Ridin the Rez Poker Run

605-455-2685

Rapid City Aug 07, 2014
9am
Rapid City to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
On site registration 9am at The Journey Museum.
Start time 10am. 150 mile ride, 80 miles back to Rapid City. Informational Interpretation at Wounded Knee Memorial. Meal and entertainment at the end of the run. T-shirts for the first 40 riders. Door prizes.

Harvey Dunn Society Plein Air Event

605-854-3176

De Smet Aug 08 - 10, 2014
Artists of all levels are encouraged to spend a weekend painting in the "open air" on the prairie, of the historical sites and community of De Smet. Social gatherings will be held in the evenings with beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and sandwiches. A public display of the artists' works and a wet sale will take place Sunday afternoon. The public is encouraged to observe the artists at work as canvases capture the effects of sunlight and different times of day on their subjects

Shawn Cable with Erik Apland Concert

605-882-3877

Watertown Aug 08, 2014
7:30pm
beloved meteorologist for KSFY television, one of Shawn Cable’s other talents is as a tenor vocalist. With a bachelor’s degree in choral and vocal music, Shawn’s had the privilege of performing with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the South Dakota State University Concert Choir, and Statesmen. This summer, he and his good friend and accompanist, Erik Apland, have put together a summer tour. Apland lives in Washington, DC and spent years in the President’s Own U.S. Marine Band…

Art Night Downtown

605-717-7979

Rapid City Aug 08, 2014
5 - 8 pm
Downtown Celebration of Rapid City's Creative Side

Art Night Downtown is held every second Friday, June through September from 5 to 8 p.m. It brings businesses and artists together to create an interactive experience for participants. Visitors will never know what is around the next corner as they walk throughout downtown Rapid City visiting local businesses and enjoying our vibrant creative community. You don't want to miss them because something new will 'pop-up' at each event!

McCrory Gardens Garden Party

605-688-6707

Brookings Aug 08, 2014
All Day
Jazz band, face painting, SDSU ice cream, guided tours and gift shop.

Art Walk - Rapid City

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 08, 2014
Explore Black Hills’ hub for art while discovering Downtown Rapid City’s creative side at the Second Fridays Art Walk this summer. Galleries and other businesses will feature artists’ receptions, demonstrations, performances and other special events, on Friday, June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Back to School at the Empire Mall

605-361-3301

Sioux Falls Aug 09, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Get ready to take on the new school year with the Kidgits Back to School event! This event is a fun way to get kids excited for the start of school!

Parmelee Community Pow Wow

605-319-8485

Parmelee Aug 09 - 11, 2014
Colorful finery, elaborate featherwork, and intricate beadwork describe the visual atmosphere of a powwow or "wacipi" pronounced WA CHEE PEE, which is Dakota, Lakota and Nakota for "dance." Spirited drumming and singing fill the air as dancers complete their fancy footwork.

Adams Homestead Celebration

605-232-0873

North Sioux City Aug 09, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Take a step back in time and experience some of the cultural and natural history of South Dakota. This free, fun event for all ages is full of activities, crafts, music and demonstrations. Make a rope or candle, visit the Lamont Country School and Stavenger Lutheran Church, watch the threshing machine demonstration, taste great food at the Dutch oven cooking demonstration, and compete in the watermelon seed spitting contest and buffalo chip throwing contest. Great time for all.

RiverKid Sprint Triathlon

605-773-2885

Pierre Aug 09, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Join us out at Farm Island Recreation Area for the 4th Annual RiverKid Sprint Triathlon. Participants can participate in age brackets from ages 6-14 years of age. The race is split into swimming, biking, and running portions. Registration fees apply and a park entrance license is required. Pre-registration is not required but highly encouraged. Registration and more information can be found at the Farm Island Recreation Area website in June 2014. Info: 605-773-2885

State of South Dakota Pioneer Birthday Bash

605-256-5003

Madison Aug 09, 2014
11 a.m. CT
Help us celebrate South Dakota's 125th birthday. Make birthday candles, shell corn, and churn butter for birthday biscuits!

Dutch Oven Basics

605-296-3643

Canistota Aug 09, 2014
4 p.m. CT
Come and learn all the basics of cooking in a Dutch Oven and try your hand at making a delicious meal. Supplies, recipes and samples for everyone!

Stories of the Stars Hike

605-668-2985

Yankton Aug 09, 2014
10 p.m. CT
Come learn about what makes the night sky so fascinating and the stories behind the constellations.

Un-Nature Hike

605-987-2263

Canton Aug 09, 2014
10 a.m. CT
You will need a keen eye for this hike! Hikers will be challenged to spot items that have been hidden and do not belong on the trail.

Street Masters Car Show and Ice Cream Social

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre Aug 09, 2014
7:30 p.m. CT
Join us for this car show with style. Local businesses provide ice cream and soda for visitors and the car show participants. All guests are encouraged to cast their votes for their favorite car. At the end of the ice cream social, we'll award the Camper's Choice trophy to the best car as voted by the audience. This evetn draws cars from area states and is an annaul crowd pleaser! Campers should plan to have their lounge chairs ready as the cars SLOWLY parade throughout the 3 campgrouds at Oahe

Sand Volleyball Fun

605-627-5441

Bruce Aug 09, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Join us at the beach volleyball court for some fun in the sun!

Camaro Fun Days

605-695-1560

Brookings Aug 09, 2014
9 am
Music, food vendors and a Camaro Cruise
*Entry fee: 2 cans of food for the Brookings Food Pantry

Bark for Life

605-882-3877

Watertown Aug 09, 2014
8:30am
Bring your dog to walk in support of the fight against cancer. walk in the beautiful Redlin Art Center Wildlife Park.
The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 10, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Brown County Fair

605-626-7116

Aberdeen Aug 11 - 17, 2014
Open all day, events are scheduled for various times.
The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880's. It began as a small county fair with livestock, vegetables, grains, and machinery. The Brown County Fair now offers six nights of grandstand entertainment for a reasonable price, various 4-H, Livestock and Open Class competitive events, as well as free entertainment throughout the day including tractor pulls, vendor and food booths, a Midway,games, and so much more.

Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers

605-255-4515

Custer Aug 13, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
Does catching insects, discovering tracks, smelling flowers, identifying animal droppings, looking at birds through binoculars, and just being outside sound fun to you? If so, come to Custer State Park and spend the morning being a naturalist and exploring nature! Geared for children 7-12 years old. Wear water shoes, bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Reservations are required and must be made by calling the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center at 605-255-4828. Info: 605-255-4464.

Nature Day Camp: Fabulous Flowers

605-582-7243

Brandon Aug 14, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Designed for kids ages 7-12 this day camp will focus on the flowers of South Dakota. Participants will participate in fun activities, take a short hike, make a craft and play games. This program will also qualify for South Dakota's Junior Naturalist program. Registration is preferred; call 605-594-3824.

Midcontinent Free Day at Bramble Park Zoo

605-882-6269

Watertown Aug 14, 2014
10 am to 7 pm
Midcontinent is sponsoring a FREE Admission day for visitors at the Bramble Park Zoo in Watrtown SD. Plan to visit and bring the whole family to the zoo! Midcontinent is sponsoring this free admission day for the community. Come see the over 800 animals at the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, SD.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Aug 14, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

Thursday Nite Live is a Weekly Nite Summer Music Concert Tradition in Uptown Watertown SD. Food, Drink, Friends, and Great Live Music on an outdoor stage on the street in front of the Goss Opera House. It’s the perfect summer evening to spend enjoying the different music style and live bands each

The Music of Abba in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Aug 14, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb 22, and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 14, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Legendary Hart Ranch Rodeo

605-399-2582

Rapid City Aug 14 - 16, 2014
7pm-9pm
Legendary Hart Ranch Rodeo celebrating 30 years of tradition. Events include Bareback Rding, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. 3 day events with numerous vendors and activities throughout the day.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 14, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 14, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

John Nelson Drawing In Action

605-882-1780

Watertown Aug 14, 2014
5 pm
John Nelson will create portraits while you watch! John is the master of quick, detailed portraits. It is John Nelson's life drawing in action!

You'll watch John create several portraits during Arts Night @ the Pub and hear about the fascinating life he has led - this is one night you will NOT want to miss John Nelson Life Drawing In Action! You will be amazed at how quickly he can bring a painting to life.

Riverboat Days Mall Craft Show

402-669-6774

Yankton Aug 15 - 17, 2014
Craft show along with a sportscard show, DCLynch Carnival and Farmer’s Market. Shuttle buses run from Yankton Mall to Riverside Park

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival

605-665-1657

Yankton Aug 15 - 17, 2014
The Summer Arts Festival showcases over 120 professional artists and craftsman form 10+ states who will display and sell their works.

The Dweebs Street Dance

605-787-7665

Watertown Aug 15, 2014
9 pm
The Dweebs perform a street dance at Shooters Bar in Watertown SD. Come enjoy a fun rock and roll show and dance under the summer stars.

American Island Days

605-234-4416

Chamberlain Aug 15 - 17, 2014
city-wide festival

Great Plains Hot Air Balloon Race

605-332-6161

Sioux Falls Aug 16 - 17, 2014
This is South Dakota's only hot air balloon event attracting balloon pilots from surrounding states.

White River Frontier Days Wacipi & Rodeo

605-828-2561

White River Aug 16 - 18, 2014
Colorful finery, elaborate feather work, and intricate beadwork describe the visual atmosphere of a pow wow or "wacipi" (pronounced WA CHEE PEE), which in the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota dialects means "dance". Spirited drumming and singing fill the air as dancers complete their fancy footwork. For complete information please call 605- 747-2316.

Family Dino Dig

605-582-7243

Brandon Aug 16, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Grab the family and join us for some Dinosaur fun at Big Sioux Recreation Area. We will learn all about the different dinosaurs that called South Dakota home millions of years ago. We will also have a mock fossil dig to see what we can find.

South Dakota Bat Festival

605-255-4515

Custer Aug 16, 2014
6:30 p.m. MT
In partnership with the South Dakota Bat Working Group, Custer State Park is hosting the 9th Annual Bat Festival. Several biologists will be on-hand with activities and presentations to help visitors understand and appreciate the myths and facts associated with bats. Info: 605-255-4464 or www.sdbwg.org

Parrot Program

605-987-2263

Canton Aug 16, 2014
11 a.m. CT
Bring the family and your lawn chairs to learn about the Ensz family's eight parrots from all over the world. They will tell us all about what it is like to live with these friendly birds. Children under 12 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.

South Dakota Birthday Bash

605-487-7046

Pickstown Aug 16, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Join in celebrating South Dakota' 125th birthday. Bake your tastiest birthday in Dutch ovens or over the fire.

Persied Meteor Shower and Star Party

605-594-3824

Garretson Aug 16, 2014
10 p.m. CT
Join us for a tour of the night sky and meteor shower as we learn all about the night sky. A telescope will be set up for visitors to use. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and bug spray.

Downtown Riverfest

605-338-4009

Sioux Falls Aug 16, 2014
4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Enjoy live music, art, kids' activities, food, beverage & retail vendors and more at this 2nd annual Sioux Falls festival that embraces the beauty of the Big Sioux. It will be held along the riverfront downtown, from 6th Street to south of 8th Street.

Unique lighting design is a key element to the evening, as LED illumination will be prominent along the riverfront, and a fireworks display will close out the evening

Yankton Riverboat Days Kayak Run

605-941-4940

Yankton Aug 16, 2014
Race runs from 2 - 4 p.m.
Six miles on the Missouri River. Race from "The Bubble" to Paddle Wheel Point in Yankton, SD. There is a few of $25, this includes a t-shirt

Free shuttle service from start to finish and back.

Register online at http://yrbdkayakevent.blogspot.com or find us on Facebook at Yankton Riverboat Days Kayak Run.

Sign up today. Registration closes on August 11.

South Dakota Gran Fondo - Tour De Prairie

605-233-0506

Watertown Aug 16, 2014
7am-9pm
Bike ride of 100+ miles across rural Watertown

Animal Enrichment Day

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Aug 16, 2014
1-4 p.m.
This event allows the public to see some of the special work that often goes on behind-the-scenes at the Zoo. This is an opportunity to witness the unique work of the Zoo’s Animal Care Staff as well as a chance to see the animals at play. Zoo-goers see the Giant Anteater swirl his 18-inch tongue around a tube filled with honey, or a Cheetah stalk a cardboard Gazelle filled with treat meat. This event is free with paid Zoo admission.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Aug 16, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 17, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Willie Nelson in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Aug 17, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Watertown's SD STATE 125th Celebration

605-886-4622

Watertown Aug 17, 2014
Watertown is celebrating South Dakotas 125th Anniversary and this outdoor festival will be held at Joy Ranch, with old time activities, such as stage coach rides, loom weaving, cowboys, blacksmiths, etc.

Dakotafest

(no phone)

Mitchell Aug 19 - 20, 2014
Dakotafest continues to connect industry leading manufacturers/providers with decision making producers. As the premier agricultural event in South Dakota, Dakotafest provides both exhibitors and attendees with all their farming and ranching needs. As the largest farm show in the South Dakota region, Dakotafest continues to: •Connect 30,000+ attendees with over 550 local and leading companies in the farming industry

Miller Lite Bull Bash

605-770-8299

Mitchell Aug 20, 2014
7:30pm
Come watch the most daring, fast paced sport in America. Miller Lite Bull Bash features over 40 bull rides with some of the top bull riders in the sport of rodeo today. Also enjoy the always entertaining mutton bustin' with kids ages 4-7.

Admission: Adults $10, Children $5.00 Advanced adult tickets are $9.00- available at Coborn's, County Fair Food Store, and Parkston Food Center.

Pat Benatar in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Aug 20, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11, 2014, at 10 am and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Corn Palace Festival

605-995-8430

Mitchell Aug 20 - 24, 2014
The Corn Palace Festival will be held on August 20 through the 24 and will be held at Mitchell Main street.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Aug 21, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

Thursday Nite Live is a Weekly Nite Summer Music Concert Tradition in Uptown Watertown SD. Food, Drink, Friends, and Great Live Music on an outdoor stage on the street in front of the Goss Opera House. It’s the perfect summer evening to spend enjoying the different music style and live bands each

Aberdeen Aqua Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Aug 21, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Ski Club is a competitive ski club that presents a water ski show that is open to the public.

Red Hat Day at Joy Ranch

605-886-4622

Watertown Aug 21, 2014
all day
Red Hat day at Joy Ranch. Put on your red hats and purple pants, hop in the car and get over to Joy Ranch. We invite Red Hat Groups from all across South Dakota to come to Joy Ranch, You will step back in time to a new old west town. Call Betsy 605-886-4622

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 21, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 21, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Kool Deadwood Nites

800-344-8826

Deadwood Aug 21 - 24, 2014
Relive the 50’s and 60’s with Deadwood’s largest event. This four-day event features over 600 classic cars with parades, show and shines and two days of FREE concerts featuring the very best classic rock and roll including Paul Revere & the Raiders and The Buckinghams

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 21, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Bash to the Colonies Sailboat Regatta

605-665-2680

Yankton Aug 22 - 24, 2014
8th Annual
Held at Lewis and Clark Lake. First entrance near Marina and Lewis & Clark Resort area. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics South Dakota.

52nd Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree

800-693-3644

Madison Aug 22 - 24, 2014
see website for event's full schedule

Rosebud Fair Pow Wow Celebration

605-441-9258

Rosebud Aug 22 - 25, 2014
Colorful finery, elaborate feather work, and intricate beadwork describe the visual atmosphere of a pow wow or "wacipi" (pronounced WA CHEE PEE), which in the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota dialects means "dance". Spirited drumming and singing fill the air as dancers complete their fancy footwork.

SD Senior Games Golf Tournament

605-882-6262

Watertown Aug 22, 2014
SD Senior Games Golf Tournament at Cattail Crossing Watertown SD.

anyone over 50 can play this 9 hole golf tournament

Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos Concert

605-884-3539

Watertown Aug 22, 2014
7:30 pm
A comedic musical show to keep you entertained.

Donkey Ranch Golf Tournament

605-539-1944

Wessington Springs Aug 23, 2014
Donkey Ranch Golf Tournament - Contact the Springs Country Club for details 539-1944.

Lean Horse 100 Ultra-Marathon

605-673-2244

Custer Aug 23, 2014
New Marathon in the Black Hills.

Book on a Bike

605-668-2985

Yankton Aug 23, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Join the naturalists for a relaxing morning stroll as we read a Dr. Seuss classic along the way, and enjoy the beautiful bike trail.

SD State Mammal

605-987-2263

Canton Aug 23, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Do you know South Dakota's state mammal? He's a wiley creature! Join us to learn all about him!

Celebrate SD Bike Hike

605-627-5441

Bruce Aug 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. CT
Bring your bike and we will take you on a tour with activities at each stop. Open to all with bike riding skills. Meet at the ampitheater.

Animal Tracks

605-448-5701

Lake City Aug 23, 2014
3 p.m. CT
Join us for a Junior Naturalist Program on Saturday, August 9th at 3 p.m. about animals and their tracks. For more information, call 448-5474.

Dallas Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration

605-835-8468

Dallas Aug 23, 2014
10:00 AM--3:00PM
The one-day event will begin with a 10:00 AM program featuring guest speakers, which include the SD State Librarian and several local authors. There will be tours of the library and a story time for the children during the day. Around noon, following the program, a meal will be served at the park across from the library. The Gregory Co. Historical Society Museum in Dallas will also be open during this time.

Rumble on the Ranch

605-882-6250

Watertown Aug 23, 2014
This is a 6 Mile down and dirty Mud Run.
This is not a timed event, it is a test of your strength and determination. There will be no official time recorded, however a running time will be available for your personal record.

Watertown Color Dash

605-882-5238

Watertown Aug 23, 2014
1pm
The Color Dash is a fun, non-competitive 5k run/walk where participants experience a hurricane of color at each kilometer.



Come for the dash….stay for the party!...



There will be live music and colors flying as you turn your life colorful in The Watertown Color Dash!



We encourage the whole community to participate. Register as a family, a team or as an individual.



The Color DASH will give back 50% of the proceeds to the D.A.S.H. initiative http://www.watertownsd

Sizzlin' Summer Nights Car & Motorcycle Show

605-226-3441

Aberdeen Aug 23, 2014
4 pm - 9 pm
Regions largest car and motorcycle show located in beautiful Downtown Aberdeen! If you have a fancy or historic vehicle, then this is the place to show it off. All ages welcome. Food vendors available for lunch, dinner or snacks.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 24, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Season Track Racing Championships

605-881-1781

Watertown Aug 24, 2014
5:45pm
The Season Racing Champtionships for Wissota Racing will be held at Casino Speedway located by Lake Kampeska in Watertown SD. Come be in the action as the Season winner is awarded after this race.
Classes Racing: Late Models, Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds & Street Stocks

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 28, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 28, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 28, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

South Dakota State Fair

605-353-7340

Huron Aug 28 - Sep 01, 2014
Come to YOUR South Dakota State Fair! Stay at the largest campground in South Dakota. Enjoy six stages of free entertainment. Take in a grandstand show. Experience South Dakota's largest carnival midway. See the state 4-H exhibits and championships. Fun for the whole family!

LifeLight

605-338-2847

Worthing Aug 29 - 31, 2014
Visit website for schedule and details.

Men's National A & B Fast Pitch Tournament

605-886-3347

Watertown Aug 29 - 31, 2014
all day
This years National Mens A & B Softball Tournament is held in Watertown SD. Come see teams from all over the nation compete for the National title. Held at Koch Complex

Survivor Weekend

605-987-2263

Canton Aug 29 - 31, 2014
various times throughout
How confident are you in your ability to survive? Come out to the park to test your skills and perhaps learn some new ones! We will be talking about survival all weekend through fun, educational activities!

Calamity Peak Cowboy Gathering

605-673-2244

Custer Aug 29 - 30, 2014
Special musical gathering at Broken Arrow Campground near Custer.

Labor Day Celebration

605-842-1533

Winner Aug 29 - Sep 01, 2014
Jammin' Bands, Carnival, Prairie Cruisers Car & Tractor Show, Bull Riding, Demolition Derby, Golf Tournament, Pow-Wow, Parade, 5K Run/Walk, Ranch Rodeo, Mud Races

Winner Car & Tractor Show

605-840-0552

Winner Aug 30, 2014
Registration 11am- 1pm
Show 1pm - 4pm
Award Presentation 4pm

Free meal at noon. Door prizes.

Badlands Circuit Finals Steer Roping

605-578-1876

Deadwood Aug 30, 2014
The award winning Deadwood Days of ’76 Committee, who was inducted into the PRCA Hall of Fame is proud to present the 5th annual PRCA Badland’s Circuit Steer Roping Finals. The event will host five go-rounds with many of the top ropers competing for the Circuit Championship and a trip to the PRCA National Circuit Finals Championship.

Southern Hills Triathlon

605-745-6996

Hot Springs Aug 30, 2014
7 a.m. MT
Olympic Distance Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon and Kids' courses. Winners in team and individual divisions. Distances and registration fee to be announced. Contact the park at 605-745-6996 for more information.

I Know Nuttin' about Nature Hike

605-668-2985

Yankton Aug 30, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Look up, look down, look all around. Join us for a relaxing morning stroll along the hiking trail and learn all about the beautiful plants and animals found along the way.

Labor Day Carnival

605-487-7046

Pickstown Aug 30, 2014
9:30 a.m. CT
Saddle up those bikes and play games for a rip-roaring fun time.

Bean Bag Game Tourney

605-627-5441

Bruce Aug 30, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Bring your bean bag game boards or borrow ours. We'll meet north of Mortimer's Cabin. All ages welcome. Prizes for all!

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

605-594-3824

Garretson Aug 30, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Join us to learn all about the wonderful Monarch butterfly. Then help us identify, tag and realease them as they head to Mexico.

Bike Rodeo

605-487-7046

Pickstown Aug 30, 2014
11 a.m. CT
Saddle up those bikes and play games for a rip-roaring good time.

Chute the Bull

605-842-1533

Winner Aug 30, 2014
Bull Riding with $3000 added purse, Mutton Bustin, Wild Horse Race

Black Hills Bicycle Tour

800-755-2453

Rapid City Aug 30 - Sep 05, 2014
Fully-supported week-long group road bicycle tour around the Black Hills of South Dakota. 50 riders, catered meals, 235 miles in 6 riding days. Camping with motel options, catered meals. Intermediate level of difficulty.

“Majestic,” “striking,” and “otherworldly” are just some of the words used to describe the Black Hills of South Dakota. Rising abruptly from the plains, this mini mountain range of deep forests and mystical geologic formations is best seen from the seat of your bike as

Poker Ride & BBQ Lunch

605-431-4097

Custer Aug 30, 2014
Join in the fun and support Custer County Search and Rescue! The ride is on a new trail this year. Ride starts between 8am and 12 noon. Lunch starts at 10:30. $8 per plate for lunch only.
$20 per person for registrations by Aug 20. $25 per person for registrations after Aug 20.
Raffle drawings, games and much more.

Rockin' RibFest

605-665-2263

Yankton Aug 30, 2014
11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Spend a day in downtown Yankton. Listen to a FREE Classic Rock Concert, enjoy time with the kids as they bounce and play on the FREE inflatables, savor every bite of mouth-watering ribs from our vendors and check out the Amateur Rib Competition. Plus much more.

Labor Day Weekend Open House

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 30 - Sep 01, 2014
Annual open house. Residents of South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska receive free admission to Crazy Horse Memorial with three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive. Artists and crafts people show/sell their work in the Indian Museum of North America and Cultural Center.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 31, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Studebaker Car Show--Custer

605-673-2244

Custer Aug 31, 2014
Studebakers and Vintage Car Show.

Bike Parade

605-487-7046

Pickstown Aug 31, 2014
9:30 a.m. CT
Meet at the North Point amphitheater, decorate your bikes, and then ride through the campground.

Bike Parade

605-487-7046

Pickstown Aug 31, 2014
11 a.m. CT
Meet at the amphitheater to decorate your bikes and then ride through the campground.

September, 2014

Historic Prairie Village Closes for Season

800-693-3644

Madison Sep 01, 2014
Historic Prairie Village closes for season. Will reopen in the spring.

Trolley on the Trail

605-584-3896

Deadwood Sep 02, 2014
1 p.m. MT
The Trolley on the Trail allows people with impaired mobility to experience the Mickelson Trail. This ride will cover the trail from Englewood Trailhead to Rochford, about four hours from start to finish. To reserve your place, please call Neighborhood Housing at 605-578-1401.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 04, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 04, 2014
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through September. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Portfolio Show

605-336-9737

Sioux Falls Sep 05, 2014
Join us at Rehfeld's on September 5th for our biggest event of the year, the annual Portfolio Show. Enjoy a night of art, wine, and live music while more than fifteen artists unveil their newest, never before seen creations! Guests are more than welcome to meet with attending artists, including Nancyjane Huehl, Mary Groth, Paul Schiller and many more.

15th Annual Portfolio Art Show

605-336-9737

Sioux Falls Sep 05, 2014
6-8 pm
Meet 20 of the area's finest artists as they unveil their latest creations! The entire gallery will be filled with brand new art. Please join us for live jazz music and free wine and desserts from 6-8 pm.

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank

605-338-4009

Sioux Falls Sep 05, 2014
6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Come downtown to the Eastbank (8th & Railroad Center) for the First Friday Block Party the first Friday of June, August and September and the second Friday of July!

Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer & wine for purchase and shopping at some of the most unique stores in Sioux Falls. Picnic table seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair.

There will be two bands each evening. Between the bands, enjoy a Battle for the Arts competition!

"Screen on the Green" Outdoor Movie on the Lawn

605-882-3877

Watertown Sep 05, 2014
Begins early evening at dusk
The Redlin Art Center presents "Screen on the Green," an outdoor movie on the lawn and grounds of the Redlin Art Center. There will be booths and tents of food and non-alcoholic beverages with a variety of vendor booths in an outdoor festival venue. Family-friendly and fun for all ages.

The Richmond Rumble Disc Golf

605-626-3594

Aberdeen Sep 06 - 07, 2014
9am - 6 pm
A PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event. Play will be 2 rounds of 27 holes. Added cash to prize pool, putting and distance competitions, camping, etc. Call for more information and registration fees.

Hill City Area Quilt Show & Sale

605-574-2368

Hill City Sep 06 - 07, 2014
9am to 4pm
The Hill City Area Quilt Show & Sale will be held inside the Hill City School gymnasiums for two days! Vendors, Demonstrations, Trunk Shows, and a great assortment of Quilts will be shown throughout the 3 Gymnasiums.

Holy Rocka Rollaz Concert

605-882-3877

Watertown Sep 06, 2014
5:00pm & 7:30pm
The fantastic 50’s band, The Holy Rocka Rollaz, will be returning to the Redlin Art Center for 2 shows! If it’s the classic early rock’n’roll of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Johnny Cash (and many more) that you want, played just the way those legends played it…you have found your dream band! Minnesota’s own Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras. Tickets will go on sale June 2, 2014.

Chase Rice in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Sep 06, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale, Friday, April 4, 2014, at 10 am and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Crazy Horse September Night Blast

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Sep 06, 2014
Observation of dual anniversaries - 1877 death of Crazy Horse and 1908 birth of Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. There will be a night blast immediately following the laser-light show, weather permitting. Admission after 6:00 PM is three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Foothills Bull Bash

605-770-4370

Wessington Springs Sep 06, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30PM
The Bull Bash is sponsored by Budweiser and includes a Calcutta, raffles, and lots of FUN!!! A dance featuring a live band will follow the Bull Bash at the American Legion. Concessions are available at the Rodeo Grounds.

Southern Hills Triathlon

605-745-3494

Hot Springs Sep 06, 2014
Register online at www.active.com or email southernhillstriathlon@yahoo.com

Events will run in Team and Solo with a
*Kids’ Triathlon (ages 7-14), 100 yard swim, 5 mile bike ride, 1 mile run

*Sprint Triathlon, 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride, 3.1 mile run

*Olympic Distance Triathlon, 0.9 mile swim, 24 mile bike ride, 6.2 mile run,

*Duathlon, 3.1 mile run, 12 mile bike ride, 3.1 mile run.

ANSI approved helmets required for the bike events.

Vintiques Rod Run & Car Show

605-882-2952

Watertown Sep 06, 2014
12pm-4pm
Car Show in Uptown Watertown

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 07, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Homesteader Day Celebration

605-594-3824

Brandon Sep 07, 2014
1 p.m CT
The annual Homesteader Day event is a way for visitors to experience pioneer life. There will be horse-powered pioneer farming demonstrations, old time fiddlers, pioneer games, candle dipping, civil war soldiers, rope making, and much more. The historic cabin will also be open for visitors to come in and explore.

Trolley on the Trail

605-584-3896

Hill City Sep 10, 2014
10 a.m. MT
The Trolley on the Trail allows people with impaired mobility to experience the Mickelson Trail. This ride will cover the trail from Hill City Trailhead to Rochford, about four hours from start to finish. To reserve your place, please call the Hill City Chamber at 1-800-888-1798.

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 11, 2014
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through September. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Ralph Wamsher Photographer At Arts Night @ the Pub

605-880-0823

Watertown Sep 11, 2014
5pm-8pm
Come see the work of Ralph Wamsher Photographer At Arts Night @ the Pub at Dempsey's Brew Pub in Watertown, SD.

Award winning photographer Ralph Wamsher brings his beautiful photography to Arts Night @ the Pub. Ralph is known for his floral portraits, kiss of color on black & white nature photos. You'll enjoy hearing about his process and his travels as he makes portraits of nature.

Ralph Wamsher lives in Watertown, SD

Martina McBride in Concert

605-559-1188

Deadwood Sep 11, 2014
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Foothills Bud Light Bull Bash

605-539-0014

Wessington Springs Sep 12, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Foothills Bud Light Bull Bash - Friday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jerauld County 4-H Rodeo Grounds - The Bull Bash includes a calcutta, raffles and lots of fun. Concessions area available at the rodeo grounds. A dance follows at the Prairie Lounge. The Annual Kyle Evans Memorial Wagon Train & 125th Wagon Train will be held in conjunction with the Bull Bash. Contact Brian Bergeleen 605-539-0014 for more information.

Art Night Downtown

605-717-7979

Rapid City Sep 12, 2014
5 - 8 pm
Downtown Celebration of Rapid City's Creative Side

Art Night Downtown is held every second Friday, June through September from 5 to 8 p.m. It brings businesses and artists together to create an interactive experience for participants. Visitors will never know what is around the next corner as they walk throughout downtown Rapid City visiting local businesses and enjoying our vibrant creative community. You don't want to miss them because something new will 'pop-up' at each event!

Goodtime Gals

605-882-2076

Watertown Sep 12 - 13, 2014
7:30pm
A play is presented by the Watertown Townplayers community theater group. Play will be performed at the Watertown Event Center

The Eagles Tribute Band Hotel California

800-658-4717

Watertown Sep 12, 2014
8pm
The Eagles Tribute Band Hotel California is the original tribute to The Eagles.
Come on in and see why they are still one of the most popular tribute acts out there...

The Eagles broke up in 1982. But the Eagle Tribute Band Hotel California covers their hits by blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents. HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of

Watertown Art Showcase

605-882-2776

Watertown Sep 12, 2014
10am-7pm
Regional artist display, artists sell their work.

Deadwood Jam

605-578-1876

Deadwood Sep 12 - 13, 2014
It’s coined the premier outdoor music festival in the Black Hills! 2014 marks the 24th year of the Deadwood Jam, which draws thousands each fall to Deadwood and the Black Hills. The event features national touring bands as well as top regional and national acts. In the past few years, the Jam stage has hosted Big & Rich, Collective Soul, STYX, The Guess Who, Everclear, Augustana, The Wallflowers, Blues Traveler, Grand Funk Railroad, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and more.

Twin Rivers Old Iron Harvest Festival

605-779-5291

Delmont Sep 13 - 14, 2014
10:00am - 7:00pm
The Harvest Festival includes antique tractors, old farm equipment demonstrations, tractor pull, music, pancake breakfast and a non-denominational church service. This year a Rib-Fest is planned for Sat.pm

Mobridge Beef n Fun Days

605-845-2387

Mobridge Sep 13 - 14, 2014
Car Show, Gun Show, Ranch Rodeo & Roping & The Free Beef BBQ.The Klien Museum has their Quilt Show, Vegie Contest, Arts & Crafts & Garden Show

Sturgis Supermoto

605-720-0800

Sturgis Sep 13 - 14, 2014
AMA sanctioned event taking place on Sturgis Main Street. This race will combine flat out street racing as well as dirt with jumps. The race is for professional ad amateur racers.

Leisure Riders Annual Memorial Run

605-268-1437

Watertown Sep 13, 2014
10:00 am
The Leisure Riders Annual Memorial Run is a parage of motorcycles that begins at the Redlin Art Center. Come wave the flag along the route to welcome riders to town.

Registration in Redlin Pavilion Parking Lot

Contact Scott, 605-268-1437, for more information.

Wine Express Into the West

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 13, 2014
1:30p.m. and 5:00p.m.
Our tenth year for this event, it's your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on Hill City¹s famous 1880 Train. Our Wine Express into the West features a gourmet lunch box, with each item paired with a Prairie Berry wine, and a scenic train ride through the Black Hills. Ticket prices include food, wine, the train ride, a keepsake wine glass and fun Old West-style entertainment.

Menno Car Show

605-387-2427

Menno Sep 13, 2014
car show 4-7 entertainment 7-midnight
Features different classes of cars, trucks & motorcycles
Door Prizes and trophies given
Live entertainment
Food available

Kuchen Festival & Twin Rivers Old Iron Harvest Festival

605-779-2211

Delmont Sep 13 - 14, 2014
10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days
Delmont hosts two festivals on one day. The Kuchen Festival features kuchen by the slice or by the pan, arts, crafts, quilt and fabric arts shows, parade, musical entertainment, plus museum tours. We also serve lunch featuring Blue Bird Locker brats. The Harvest Festival includes antique tractors, old farm equipment demonstrations, tractor pull, music, pancake breakfast and a non-denominational church service. (Twin Rivers Old Iron information: www.twinriversoldiron.org or 605-779-5291)

GPIRA Finals

605-733-2134

Mission Sep 13 - 14, 2014
2pm-10pm
2. On September 13th and 14th we will also be hosting the Great Plains Indian Rodeo Association Finals. In 1976, five people gathered to put a concept to reality. They united several regional Indian Rodeo Associations from the U.S. and Canada to form the Indian National Finals Rodeo Inc. (INFR). Champion Indian cowboys and cowgirls will come together in November 2014 where they will compete at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas NV.

Irene Fire & Rescue 4th Annual Car Show

605-660-4857

Irene Sep 14, 2014
Registration 9-12 Show 12-4:30
This is our annual car show, last year we had 155 entries from 4 different states. There is 3 trophies for each of our 28 classes ,18 specialty trophies , plus Best Stock & Modified. Also there will be dyno competition (come out and prove how bad a motor you really do have.)
Car Show entry fee $15
Dyno 3 pulls $65

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 14, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 18, 2014
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through September. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Karing Kapers Theater

605-882-6316

Watertown Sep 18 - 20, 2014
7:30 pm each night
Karing Kapers theater is held at the Watertown SD High School DD Miller Auditorium. Karing Kapers is a fundraiser to help promote the arts in Watertown. It is an annual event in which the community looks forward to a night of music and fun

Artist Reception: Robert Jackson & Gerald Cournoye

605-688-5423

Brookings Sep 19, 2014
4:30 - 7:00 PM
Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying artwork; meet the artists and learn about their artwork. Complimentary valet parking and free admission.

Eureka Schmeckfest

605-284-2370

Eureka Sep 19 - 21, 2014
9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
This is an annual event that celebrates our German heritage. Activities and entertainment vary from year to year other than the annual German meal which is a highlight every year. There are kids' activities, bake sales, craft fair, vendors, religious singing, old time dances and music, pioneer demonstrations. It has been held the 3rd weekend in September, but as of 2015 it will be the 3rd weekend in July to accommodate more weather-friendly activities.

South Dakota Fiddle Contest and Jambore

605-880-0436

Yankton Sep 19 - 21, 2014
Friday: 7 p.m. Jamboree

Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Accordion, Harmonica and Fiddle Contests.

Sunday: 10 a.m. Gospel Sing; 1:30 p.m. National Invitational Final.

Admission is $5 per day or $15 weekend pass. Weekend camping available and bring your own chairs – you may need them. Food on site. All ages welcome.

Listen to amazing music, meet great people, jam with talented artists and develop skills.

North Country Fiber Fair

605-254-8434

Watertown Sep 19 - 21, 2014
Fri classes only, Sat 9-5:30, Sun 9-4
A 3 day fiber festival for craftspersons with classes, vendors, fiber animals and craft demonstrations. During the fair see sheep dog demos and classes, a goat show and a spinning wheel repair consultant as well as a continuous spinning and fiber circle.

Strider World Championship 2014

605-342-0266

Rapid City Sep 19 - 21, 2014
Various. See website at www.StriderBikes.com
The STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bike World Championship is an annual racing event that brings together STRIDER riders and their families from all over the globe for the culmination of all world STRIDER racing events. Go to www.StriderBikes.com for more information.

Watertown Radio Chili Cook-Off

605-882-6269

Watertown Sep 20, 2014
10am-3pm
Watertown Radio Chili Cook-Off at Bramble Park Zoo is a Best Chili Contest, Music, Prizes and a canned food drive that takes place annually. This event is held at the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, SD from 10 am to 4 pm.
The Best Chili Contest is decided by the public tasting event in which the visitors to the Bramble Park Zoo vote for the Chili they liked the best.

If you have a group or organization that wants to enter the Chili Contest and have a booth to pass out your chili for the

Mickelson Trail Trek--Begins in Custer

605-673-2244

Custer Sep 20 - 22, 2014
Special run along the Mickelson Trail, beginning in Custer.

Fall in the Park at Lewis and Clark

605-668-2985

Yankton Sep 20, 2014
1 p.m CT
Join us for an afternoon of fall crafts, games and activities. Fun for the whole family!

Menno Pioneer Power Show

605-387-5161

Menno Sep 20 - 21, 2014
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Steam threshing & plowing
historic buildings, jail, sod house, 1884 schoolhouse, toy show, craft-flea market, railway depot & sidecar, saw mill, ladies building, petting zoo, blacksmith, ground wheat flour, stone oven, children's games
corn cutting, binding, chopping, shelling & shredding

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Sep 20, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games

605-216-3403

Aberdeen Sep 20 - 21, 2014
various times daily
The NE South Dakota Celtic Faire and Games is a two day event which features a unique blend of sporting events, agricultural events, and the arts, such as storytelling, dance, and music which will educate the public on the Celtic culture and its contribution and impact on American society and culture. Activities such as concerts, musical workshops, dance performances, dance instruction, heritage arts demonstrations, traditional Celtic sporting events

Outkasts Cruise-in & Car Show

605-996-7203

Mitchell Sep 20, 2014
11am-4pm
Preserving the heritage of Old Skool hot rods, and keeping the spirit of kustomizing alive!

27th Annual National Pedal Pull

605-995-8430

Mitchell Sep 20, 2014
10am-4pm
Kids that have completed in their state pedal pulls placed either first, second, or third place are invited to compete in the National Pedal Pull at the Corn Palace!

Wine Express Into the West

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 20, 2014
1:30p.m. and 5:00p.m.
Our tenth year for this event, it's your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on Hill City¹s famous 1880 Train. Our Wine Express into the West features a gourmet lunch box, with each item paired with a Prairie Berry wine, and a scenic train ride through the Black Hills. Ticket prices include food, wine, the train ride, a keepsake wine glass and fun Old West-style entertainment.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 21, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Eli Young Band

605-559-1188

Deadwood Sep 21, 2014
8:00 PM
Tickets available from our box office or www.ticketmaster.com.

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 25, 2014
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through September. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

South Dakota Film Festival

605-226-3481

Aberdeen Sep 25 - 28, 2014
5:00 pm Thurs - 5:00 pm Sun
South Dakota's premiere film festival featuring jury-selected films from South Dakota and the world.

7th Annual Blessing for the Hunt

605-225-5680

Aberdeen Sep 25, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A night of fun events for outdoor lovers. Free wild game feed, prizes, etc.

Menno Band Day

605-387-5161

Menno Sep 26, 2014
starts at 10 a.m.
Marching Band Competition - up to 20 bands compete
Trophies Awarded
Sweepstakes Award - best performance of the day
A different college band featured every year.

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

605-255-4515

Custer Sep 26, 2014
6:30 a.m. MT
Feel the thunder and witness one of the last great events of the Old West, the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls on horseback and park crews in pickups round up the 1,300-head buffalo herd and drive them into the corrals

Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

605-745-4140

Hot Springs Sep 26 - 27, 2014
Celebrate the life, works and spirit of South Dakota's first poet laureate at the Badger Clark Poetry & Music Gathering, sponsored by the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. It's not just for cowboys, it's for anyone who loves the Black Hills the way Badger Clark did! Be sure to make this part of your Buffalo Round-Up trip!

Friday evening kicks things off with a social hour, buffet and Bunk House Tales open mic featuring some of our guest performers

Buffalo Roundup

605-255-4515

Custer Sep 26, 2014
6:30 a.m. MT
Feel the thunder and witness one of the last great events of the Old West, the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls on horseback and park crews in pickups round up the 1,300-head buffalo herd and drive them into the corrals. Following the roundup, watch park crews sort, brand and vaccinate the herd in preparation for the fall sale. Breakfast is available in both viewing areas and lunch in the corrals following the roundup. More info: 605-255-4464, www

Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival

605-255-4515

Custer Sep 27 - 28, 2014
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend that includes an Arts Festival and Craft Show with approximately 125 exhibitors selling Native American and Western Arts and Crafts and South Dakota Made Products. Non-stop entertainment under the big top features dancers, bands, and poets. Educational programs are also conducted throughout the weekend featuring snakes, birds, and living history demonstrations. Sunday's main event is the annual chili cook-off sponsored by the Custer Area Chamber of Commerce

Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival

605-255-4515

Custer Sep 27 - 28, 2014
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend that includes an Arts Festival and Craft Show with approximately 125 exhibitors selling Native American and Western Arts and Crafts and South Dakota Made Products. Non-stop entertainment under the big top features dancers, bands

1880 Train Oktoberfest Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 27, 2014
Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train! On September 27th, 2014, the 1880 Train, with support from friends at Eagle Sales of the Black Hills, will hold its fifth annual Oktoberfest Express.
Prior to departure, enjoy fun and festive live music by Easy Sounds of Rapid City. On board, passengers will enjoy seasonal beer while enjoying traditional German foods. A costume contest will be held, so wear your lederhosen!

Get your tickets early

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 27, 2014
Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for a sixth year on Saturday, Sept. 27. Visit Main Street Square and venture down Sixth Street and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weight-off, chef competition, KIDZONE, vendors and more. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

South Dakota Women's Expo

605-353-7340

Huron Sep 27, 2014
9 am - 4 pm
Presented by the South Dakota State Fair Park and Huron Regional Medical Center, the South Dakota Women’s Expo: A Day for Women promises to be an event that will keep women talking long after the day is over. The event features a keynote speaker, day spa, shopping, make-overs, health screenings and seminars, informative talks and demonstrations on anything from decorating to cooking to healthy living, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and a relaxation area.

Living History Fall Festival

605-626-7117

Groton Sep 27, 2014
10 am - 4 pm
A day filled with re-enactors, games, demonstrations, music, and food.

Autumn Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Sep 28 - 29, 2014
2nd Annual autumn hike up to the arm of Crazy Horse. Breakfast available at Laughing Water Restaurant, 6am-10am, on Volksmarch days. Custer State Park’s Buffalo Round-up (Fri, Sept 26th) and Art Festival (Sat., Sept 27-Sun, Sept 28) takes place the same weekend. Enjoy all 4 action packed days in the Black Hills!
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive. $3 per person charge by AVA for 10K (6

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 28, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

October, 2014

Pumpkin Bog Fest

605-574-3898

Hill City Oct 01 - 31, 2014
10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
Prairie Berry celebrates Pumpkin Bog Fest with family-friendly activities all month long in October. Enjoy the artwork of this year's Pumpkin Bog wine label contest winner, take advantage of our fall photo setting featuring pumpkins, straw bales and corn stalks, and bring home a bottle of Pumpkin Bog, our seasonal pumpkin and cranberry wine.

Oktoberfest

800-344-8826

Deadwood Oct 03 - 04, 2014
Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest, “Deadwood style”. We’ll have live German music, free food, dancing and the now famous Weiner Dog Races and Parade. Bring the family and join us for all the great activities.

Wilbur- Eillis Corn Palace Challenge

605-995-8430

Mitchell Oct 03 - 04, 2014
The Wilbur- Ellis Corn Palace Challenge will be held on October 3 though the 4.

Bierbörse

605-716-7979

Rapid City Oct 04, 2014
The fourth annual Bierbörse, a beer festival, will be on Saturday, October 4, in Downtown Rapid City. Admission is free. The event features a microbrew tasting, homebrew sampling, announcement of homebrew contest winners, polka music provided by the Barry Boyce Polka Band and more. All ages are welcome, and IDs are required to consume alcohol. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Festival of Quilts

605-753-0229

Watertown Oct 04 - 05, 2014
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
Quilts on display from local quilters and vendor booths

Tour of Vacation Homes

605-578-3555

Deadwood Oct 04, 2014
12pm-4pm
See what you have been missing. View a few of our luxurious lodges in the Black Hills to see first hand want our vacation homes are all about. Receive door prizes and a chance at winning a weekend get-a-way. Light appetizers and beverages will be served as you enjoy your VIP tour of some of the best lodges in the Black Hills!

Hobo Marlin's Pumpkin Train

605-256-3644

Madison Oct 04, 2014
Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch. Beware the ghost of Hobo Marlin. Children age 12 and under pick a pumpkin from the patch (while supplies last).
Donuts, cider and games.

FestiFall

605-987-2263

Canton Oct 04, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Pumpkin catapulting, carving and seed guessing are just a few of the activities visitors to the FestiFall participate in. The popular FestiFALL event is attended annually by people of all ages. The event features many family activities including arts and crafts booths, kids' games, and bluegrass music. Kids of all ages can participate in, make and take craft activities. As in years past, the pumpkin will take center stage with pumpkin catapulting, pumpkin carving demonstrations

FestiFALL

605-987-2263

Canton Oct 04, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Pumpkin catapulting, carving and seed guessing are just a few of the activities visitors to the FestiFall participate in. The popular FestiFALL event is attended annually by people of all ages. The event features many family activities including arts and crafts booths, kids' games and bluegrass music.Kids of all ages can participate in, make and take craft activities such as lollipop witches, pipe cleaner spiders, and pumpkin pins. As in years past

CandleLight Walk

605-987-2263

Canton Oct 04, 2014
7:15 p.m. CT
The CandleLight Walk will lead visitors along 2.2 miles of candle-lit trail through the deep woods of Newton Hills. The trail will be solely lit by candles and carved pumpkins. Walkers will encounter many surprises along the trail including musicians, colorful characters from the past, telescopes, and much more. Walkers may begin the self-led adventure anytime between 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. For more info, please visit the Newton Hills page at www.gfp.sd.gov.

Gypsy Day Parade

605-626-3007

Aberdeen Oct 04, 2014
9 am - 12 pm
2014 Northern State University Homecoming - Gypsy Day Parade, part of NSU Gypsy Days celebration. Homecoming Football Game will follow the parade at Swisher Athletic Complex.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

605-665-4711

Yankton Oct 09 - 12, 2014
Rocky Horror Picture Show will be performed at the Dakota Theatre in Yankton. Performances are scheduled to run October 9-12 and 16-19. various times apply.

Wild West Songwriter's Festival

605-578-1876

Deadwood Oct 10 - 11, 2014
Deadwood will host the 3rd annual multi-day festival featuring seminars, live performances and other activities with some of the most famous singers and songwriters in America today, who write for the biggest name acts in the world.

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

402-331-2889

Sioux Falls Oct 10, 2014
Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Hundreds of the nation's finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted work. Voted one of the top 100 shows in the country according to Sunshine Artist Magazine. Music, hourly gift certificate drawings, food & drink, lots of family fun!

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

402-331-2889

Sioux Falls Oct 11, 2014
Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Hundreds of the nation's finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted work. Voted one of the top 100 shows in the country according to Sunshine Artist Magazine. Music, hourly gift certificate drawings, food & drink, lots of family fun!

Newton Hills Trail Run

605-987-2263

Canton Oct 11, 2014
9 a.m. CT
The Sioux Falls Area Running Club is putting on the 13th annual trail run at Newton Hills on Oct 11. This is a very scenic run through the park's trail system and very successful with over 100 runners each year. Trail distances are 2 miles and 6.2 miles. Pre-registration is encouraged and also guarantees a shirt. For more information and registration, please visit www.siouxfallsarearunningclub.org

Fall Arts & Craft Show

605-226-2162

Aberdeen Oct 11 - 12, 2014
10am-7pm Sat; 12pm-6pm Sun
Artisans from a multi-state area will be selling and displaying their arts & crafts.

Oktoberfest

605-225-1692

Aberdeen Oct 11, 2014
11 am - midnight
Beer & Wine Garden, Craft Beer Tasting, Traditional German Foods, Root Beer Garden Kids Area, Contests & Prizes, German Breed Dog Prade, Dachshound Races, Joey Johnson Band, S. G Edelweiss-St Paul Dancers, & Presentations.

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

402-331-2889

Sioux Falls Oct 12, 2014
Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Hundreds of the nation's finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted work. Voted one of the top 100 shows in the country according to Sunshine Artist Magazine. Music, hourly gift certificate drawings, food & drink, lots of family fun!

Annual Redlin Toy & Doll Show

605-886-3589

Watertown Oct 12, 2014
all day
Redlin Farm Toy & Doll Show will be held at the Codington County Extension Complex on Sunday October 12, 2014 Come see the model toys and collectible dolls

Native Americans' Day & Teacher of the Year at Crazy Horse

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Oct 13, 2014
Annual Native American Day celebration. There will be a program with speakers, performing artists and many other special activities at the Memorial.Free buffalo stew lunch for everyone attending. There will be a blast on the mountain, weather permitting. Requested three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive in lieu of admission.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

605-665-4711

Yankton Oct 16 - 19, 2014
Rocky Horror Picture Show will be performed at the Dakota Theatre in Yankton. Performances are scheduled to run October 9-12 and 16-19. various times apply.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Oct 18, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Hunter's Wives Day

605-226-2162

Aberdeen Oct 18, 2014
10am-7pm
A fun filled day of special events to mark the beginning of the Pheasant Hunting season.

Young Dubliners in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Oct 18, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 18 and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

26th Annual Craft Fair - Wessington Springs

605-539-1515

Wessington Springs Oct 18, 2014
9AM to 4PM
Women, come spend the day shopping while the guys head out to the fields for the first hunt of the season. The Fall Craft Fair has a little of everything (homemade goods, jewelry, tupperware, and much more). Stop and see what you can find. You may just find something for everyone on your Christmas list.

Faulkton Arts & Crafts Festival

605-598-6783

Faulkton Oct 18, 2014
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Many Displays, Make and Take, Free Admission, and Themed Lunch

Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Oct 20, 2014
Requested three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive in lieu of admission. Only on this day may you walk to sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski's (1908-1982) tomb to pay your respects to him, to his daughter, Anne Z. (Aug. 21, 1955-May 6, 2011) and to Monique Ziolkowski's husband, James Howe.

Haunted Forest

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Oct 24 - 25, 2014
6:30pm-10pm Fri/Sat; 1pm-3pm Sat matinee
The Haunted Forest is a thrilling Halloween event for youth and adults of all ages. These is a matinee show for children on Saturday and the evening shows are for adult participants.

Halloween Night Hike

605-255-4515

Custer Oct 24 - 25, 2014
5:30 p.m. MT
Participants take a guided one-mile night hike along a path lit only by jack-o-lanterns during this festive educational event. The event is geared to expose families to the interesting and humors sights, sounds, and night life of Custer. Hikes depart from the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center every 15 minutes between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. MT both nights. Pre-registration is required by calling 605-255-4464. Info: 605-255-4464, www.custerstatepark.com

Spooktacular Trick or Treat Trails

605-582-7243

Brandon Oct 25, 2014
5 p.m. CT
Dress in your Halloween costume, bring a trick or treat bag, a flashlight, and head to Big Sioux Recreation Area for a spooktacular good time. Families will walk along a special path in the park and search for reflective signs with their flashlights and trick or treat along the way.

ZOO BOO

605-882-6268

Watertown Oct 25, 2014
2-6pm
Zoo Boo at Bramble Park Zoo will hold this annual event on October 25, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00pm.

Come to a Halloween party and trick or treating in a fun safe environment for the whole family! See the Zoo animals while you trick-or-treat at the Bramble Park Zoo. Call 605-8826269 for more information on Zoo Boo or visit www.brambleparkzoo.com

have a howling good time at the Zoo’s annual trick-or-treating event

Annual Mitchell Gun Show

605-268-0254

Mitchell Oct 25 - 26, 2014
Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
Collector's and gun enthusiasts, come enjoy a day or two with the Dakota Territory Gun Collector's Association's Annual Gun Show and buy, sell, trade, or just look!

Scare in the Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Oct 25, 2014
Scare in the Square features an afternoon of family entertainment at Main Street Square, on Saturday, Oct. 25. Entertainment, vendors and fun will fill the Square. See you in your costumes! Scare in the Square is held in conjunction with the Rapid City Downtown Association's Downtown Trick or Treat at participating businesses. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Trick or Treat Trails

605-223-7722

Pierre Oct 26, 2014
4:30 PM CT
This event features several sponsors who set up tables along the trails and give out candy along with other promotional items to hike participants. Participants are guided along the trail with lights and reflective markers as they hike through the wooded area. A variety of mascots will also be walking around the trails greeting the kids. Info: 605-773-2885.

Thunder From Down Under

605-559-1188

Deadwood Oct 30, 2014
8:00 PM
Tickets are available from our box office or www.ticketmaster.com.

Mall-O-Ween

605-361-3301

Sioux Falls Oct 31, 2014
5:30-7:30 pm
Halloween is here and Simon Kidgits Club is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular good time at the Kidgits Halloween event. Kids can wear their cool costumes and participate in a variety of different activities after trick-or-treating through-out the mall.

Deadweird

800-344-8826

Deadwood Oct 31, 2014
It’s spooky, it’s creepy but most of all, it’s hilarious. Join us for the largest costume contest in the Black Hills where over 500 people enter to win terrific prizes including over $8,000 in cash. Come a day early and enjoy our annual Costume Crawl throughout Deadwood’s Main Street.

Trick Or Treating Uptown Watertown

605-886-3040

Watertown Oct 31, 2014
4-6pm
Trick or Treating in Uptown Watertown is an annual event in which children stop at all the uptown stores for treats. Lots of costumes and fun. So come see all the ghost and gobblins as they scare the Uptown Watertown Shopkeepers. This is a free event and all that's required is a costume.

November, 2014

SD R&R Hall of Famers 4th Dimension in Concert

605-878-4677

Watertown Nov 01, 2014
8pm
SD Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The 4th Dimension will be in Concert at the Goss Opera House in Watertown SD. The 4th Dimension is a home grown Watertown Rock and Roll band from the fifties? Well sometime back in the Rock and Roll Hey days. Come see the famous 4th Dimension perform again with some original band members who still hang out in our great city. The Goss Opera House is a great venue for this historic concert, being a historic landmark in Watertown

Fall Coin and Currency Show

605-882-4663

Watertown Nov 01, 2014
10am-4pm
The Fall Coin & Currency Show will be held at the Elks Lodge in Watertown SD. Coin Dealers and club members will be on hand to buy, sell, or trade coins, currency, tokens, gold, silver, and supplies.

Come see all the coin & currency collections as well as add to your collection too!

Admission is free.

Forest Drive Fright Night

605-626-3488

Aberdeen Nov 01, 2014
5pm-8pm
Continue your Halloween fun for another day with an adventure along the dark trails of Forest Drive. A reflective sign scavenger hunt and coloring contest are just a couple of the fun events we will have.

Forest Drive Fright Night

605-626-3488

Aberdeen Nov 01, 2014
5 p.m. CT
Continue your Halloween fun with Forest Drive Fright Night at Richmond Lake Rec Area. Come explore the trails in the dark and see what you can find. We will also have a coloring contest at the warming shelter. Info: 605-626-3488.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt

605-337-2170

Platte Nov 07 - 08, 2014
Banquet at the Platte Community Building Friday at 7 p.m. Hunt all day on Saturday.

Pheasant Fiesta

605-758-8743

Watertown Nov 07 - 08, 2014
all day
The Pheasant Fiesta is a competitive pheasant hunt held outside of Watertown SD at the Glacial Lakes hunting Lodge.

The Watertown Area and Glacial Lakes Hunting Lodge will be hosting a pheasant hunting competition this fall. More information will come at a later date. If you would like to sign up for the Pheasant Fiesta, please contact either Tim Chandler or The Watertown Convention & Visitors Bureau

Culturefest & Wacipi

605-626-3011

Aberdeen Nov 07 - 08, 2014
10am-2pm & 5:30pm-8pm
Culturefest is a celebration of cultural diversity at Northern State University and the local Aberdeen community. Tickets for Culturefest will be sold at the door. The Wacipi (Powwow)on Saturday is an American Indian culture-sharing event and admission is free.

Jon Crane Show

605-336-9737

Sioux Falls Nov 07, 2014
6pm-8pm
Meet the Midwest’s premier watercolorist, Jon Crane. Jon will be available for signing from 6-8pm while displaying his newest original watercolor paintings at Rehfeld’s. The first 50 attendees will be given a free signed mini print and guests will also enjoy sale prices on select framed Jon Crane prints! Admission is free!

38 Special in Concert

605-559-1188

Deadwood Nov 07, 2014
8:00-9:30 PM
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25th, and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City Nov 08, 2014
12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Get more out of your shopping experience. Find unique gifts, meet with family and friends for lunch and a glass of wine, and enjoy free live musical events Saturdays in November (starting November 8), and the Saturday before Christmas, while you "sip 'n' shop."

Sisseton Holiday Open House Extravaganza

605-698-7425

Sisseton Nov 08, 2014
Numerous Sisseton merchants showcase their stores during our Annual Holiday Open House Extravaganza as a kick-off to the Christmas season. Many offer product samples, wine tasting (South Dakota wines) and special offers throughout the day. Several churches also offer lunch options.

Christmas at the Homestead

605-232-0873

North Sioux City Nov 08, 2014
12 p.m. CT
Take a step back in time and get into the holiday spirit by visiting Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Tour through the homestead buildings decorated for the Christmas season. The visitor center will have Santa Clause taking pictures, vendors for some shopping and some tasty goodies. You may also listen to carolers in the church and make crafts in the schoolhouse. This is a great family event.

Veterans Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Nov 11, 2014
A day to honor our Veterans. Blast on the mountain at 11 a.m. (conditions permitting).
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Hairball in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Nov 14, 2014
8 pm - 10 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8, and can be purchased in the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Fall Buffalo Auction

605-255-4515

Custer Nov 15, 2014
9 a.m. MT
Each November Custer State Park conducts a live buffalo auction to keep herd numbers in check with the available rangeland forage. Between 250 and 400 buffalo and a few burros are sold at this auction. Funds generated from the sale help support the operation of the state park system. The sale has played an important role in establishing herds of buffalo throughout the U.S. Buffalo, which once faced extinction, now number over 250,000. Buyers and the public are invited to view the auction

Santa Saturday at the Empire Mall

605-361-3301

Sioux Falls Nov 15, 2014
8:30 - 10:00 am
Ready to meet Santa? Come to Center Court in The Empire Mall as Santa Arrives for story time, games, and crafts.

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City Nov 15, 2014
12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Get more out of your shopping experience. Find unique gifts, meet with family and friends for lunch and a glass of wine, and enjoy free live musical events Saturdays in November (starting November 8), and the Saturday before Christmas, while you "sip 'n' shop."

Women's Escape Expo

605-886-5814

Watertown Nov 15, 2014
9am-3pm
The annual Women's Escape Expo is held at the Codington County Expo Building. Come shop all the vendor booths, see demonstrations of crafts and recipes. Take in a fashion show, and much more. There are prizes and auctions and more fun as you relax with a nice lunch you can purchase from the kitchen. The homemade bars they serve are worth the whole day. Yum. So come escape for the day and bring your girlfriend for a fun day of shopping and seeing the latest and greatest of everything for

Christmas Belles

605-882-2076

Watertown Nov 19 - 22, 2014
7:30pm NOv 19-22, 2pm Nov 23
Christmas Belles is the Holiday production of the Townplayers Community Theater group in Watertown, SD.

Christmas plays are not unlike the gifts we find under the tree on Dec. 25. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.

www.townplayers.net

If “Christmas Belles’’ were a gift, it would be a necktie so loud and garish that you’d be tempted to discard it the moment you unwrapped it.

But bit by bit, almost against your will, you’d start to develop a sneaking affection for it

Lighted Parade & Chili Cook-Off

605-698-7261

Sisseton Nov 21, 2014
Local businesses & organizations provide lighted parade entries that make their way down Veterans Avenue and end at the Middle School/High School complex. There, cooks compete for prizes in the Chili Cook Off that is open to the public.

Winterfest

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Nov 22 - 23, 2014
10am-5pm Sat; 11am-4pm Sun
Winterfest consists of food, entertainment, a fine arts gallery, and nearly 50 artisan booths. Winterfest is committed to presenting a high quality juried show with balance and variety between the various art forms as well as between fine and folk arts. A perfect opportunity to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City Nov 22, 2014
12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Get more out of your shopping experience. Find unique gifts, meet with family and friends for lunch and a glass of wine, and enjoy free live musical events Saturdays in November (starting November 8), and the Saturday before Christmas, while you "sip 'n' shop."

Christmas Belles

605-882-2076

Watertown Nov 23, 2014
7:30pm NOv 19-22, 2pm Nov 23
Christmas Belles is the Holiday production of the Townplayers Community Theater group in Watertown, SD.

Christmas plays are not unlike the gifts we find under the tree on Dec. 25. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.

www.townplayers.net

If “Christmas Belles’’ were a gift, it would be a necktie so loud and garish that you’d be tempted to discard it the moment you unwrapped it.

But bit by bit, almost against your will, you’d start to develop a sneaking affection for it

Christmas at the Capitol

605-773-4010

Pierre Nov 25 - Dec 27, 2014
The annual Christmas at the Capitol includes more than 90 trees decorated by individuals and organizations from across South Dakota. Activities will include lighting ceremony the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, musical entertainment and story time for children throughout the display period, Pie Day, and special weekend displays.

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Nov 28, 2014
Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train.

Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family!

This ride departs from Hill City station and lasts approximately one hour. Get your tickets early! Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online at www.1880train.com.

Sioux Falls Parade of Lights

605-338-4009

Sioux Falls Nov 28, 2014
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 29, dazzling lighted holiday floats and music will flood historic Phillips Avenue from 14th Street to 5th Street. The annual Parade of Lights is the official start to the downtown holiday season! For parking, consider trying a ramp for free after 6 p.m.: http://www.dtsf.com/Parking There will be awards for floats in the following categories: Best Use of Lights - This award is given to the float that shows the most ingenuity and engineering in light

Uptown Holiday Lighted Parade

605-886-3040

Watertown Nov 28, 2014
6:30pm
The Uptown Holiday Lighted Parade starts the Holiday season every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. What better way to kick off the holiday season than a Parade? This event, which is held annually by the Watertown Business Association, takes place the Friday evening after Thanksgiving at 6:30 each year, and has become a tradition for many in the Watertown area.
The Uptown Holiday Lighted Parade offers something for everyone. Santa makes an annual appearance

Platte Area Seed Stock Pen Expo & Cattle Dog Trial

605-337-2275

Platte Nov 29, 2014
The only cattle dog trial held in South Dakota includes bull and heifer pen expo, ag seminars, Cowboy Christmas craft and trade show, and petting zoo.

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City Nov 29, 2014
12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Get more out of your shopping experience. Find unique gifts, meet with family and friends for lunch and a glass of wine, and enjoy free live musical events Saturdays in November (starting November 8), and the Saturday before Christmas, while you "sip 'n' shop."

Holiday Celebration at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Nov 29, 2014
Holiday Celebration in the Square returns with a festive celebration, including ice skating, Santa and music to delight young and old alike. Join us! For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Greater Madison Chamber Show and Sell

605-256-2454

Madison Nov 29, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Madison Chamber Show and Sell is a family tradition many enjoy and is always on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is one of the largest vendor events in the area. This holiday kick off has grown to require two adjacent facilities with over 100 vendors with a large variety of hand crafted items and something for everyone.

Festival of Trees

605-692-4177

Brookings Nov 29, 2014 - Jan 02, 2015
12 pm - 5 pm
View about 20 beautiful trees decorated by members of the community, businesses, groups and organizations.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Nov 29, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Nov 29, 2014
Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train.

Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family!

This ride departs from Hill City station and lasts approximately one hour. Get your tickets early! Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online at www.1880train.com.

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

Watertown Nov 29 - 30, 2014
6 to 9 pm Fri, Sat & Sun nights
Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Lights Display

Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Display is Lighting up the lives of Children...young and old! Drive through Stokes Thomas City Park for this annual lighted holiday display. Bring the family 6-9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving through December 29 th

December, 2014

East River snowmobile trails season

605-773-3391

Pierre Dec 01, 2014 - Mar 15, 2015
The East River snowmobile season runs from December 1 to March 15. For maps, regulations and more information, visit www.gfp.sd.gov.

19th Annual Festival of Lights Parade

605-692-6125

Brookings Dec 04, 2014
7 pm
Enjoy hot chocolate and a festival of lights parade in Downtown Brookings!

Miracle on 34th Street

605-665-4711

Yankton Dec 04 - 07, 2014
Join us for the timeless classic of Miracle on 34th Street at the Dakota Theatre in Yankton.

Mobridge Parade of Lights & Santa Land

605-845-2387

Mobridge Dec 05 - 06, 2014
Parade of Lights down Main Street

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

Watertown Dec 05 - 07, 2014
6 to 9 pm Fri, Sat & Sun nights
Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Lights Display

Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Display is Lighting up the lives of Children...young and old! Drive through Stokes Thomas City Park for this annual lighted holiday display. Bring the family 6-9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving through December 29 th

11th Annual Fezziwig Festival at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City Dec 06 - 07, 2014
11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
This festive event takes guests back to Dickens-era England, with live music, delicious wine and food and a tour of the winery's production area. Staff attired in Victorian garb. Limited tickets available.

Aberdeen Area Living Christmas Tree

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Dec 06 - 07, 2014
7pm Sat; 3pm and 7 pm Sun
The Aberdeen Area Living Christmas Tree is a cantata performance that shares the true meaning of Christmas through music and narration. It features a large adult choir, childrens choir, and orchestra.

Custer Christmas Parade

605-673-2244

Custer Dec 06, 2014
Christmas parade in downtown Custer.

Holiday Gift & Craft Fair, Festival of Trees

605-673-2244

Custer Dec 06, 2014
Holiday Gift & Craft Fair & Festival of Trees at YMCA, Custer.

Christmas at the Redlin Art Center

605-882-3877

Watertown Dec 06, 2014
10 am
Redlin Art Center kicks off the Christmas season on the first Saturday of December with a spectacular lineup of activities that will get you into the holiday spirit! Sleigh rides are already on the day’s schedule!

Cookies with Santa

605-367-8313

Sioux Falls Dec 06, 2014
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Each year, the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History transforms its Great Room into a winter wonderland with more than 20 decorated and themed trees. This has become an annual event for many families, with 600-900 people attending every year. Highlights of the event include opportunities to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy cookies, crafts, puppet shows, live carolers, and up-close animal encounters. This event is free with paid Zoo admission.

Winter Market/Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 06, 2014
Winter Market, on Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13, features local vendors with items perfect for placing under the tree or in stockings. Enjoy ice skating, shop the market and bring the little ones to share their list with Santa Claus. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Dec 06, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Miracle on 34th Street

605-665-4711

Yankton Dec 11 - 14, 2014
Join us for the timeless classic of Miracle on 34th Street at the Dakota Theatre in Yankton.

SHCT Presents "It's A Wonderful Life"

605-745-4140

Hot Springs Dec 11 - 13, 2014
7:00PM
Southern Hills Community Theatre presents "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" adapted by Joe Landry. The beloved holiday move staged as a radio show before your very eyes.

Herman's Hermits Christmas Show

605-559-1187

Deadwood Dec 12, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 21, 2014, at 10 am and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Sharpshooter Classic

605-842-1533

Winner Dec 12 - 13, 2014
Competition pheasant hunt consisting of 20 teams, 6 members per team. 4 hours of hunting with 1 box of ammunition per team.

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

Watertown Dec 12 - 14, 2014
6 to 9 pm Fri, Sat & Sun nights
Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Lights Display

Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Display is Lighting up the lives of Children...young and old! Drive through Stokes Thomas City Park for this annual lighted holiday display. Bring the family 6-9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving through December 29 th

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Dec 13, 2014
Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train.

Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family!

This ride departs from Hill City station and lasts approximately one hour. Get your tickets early! Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online at www.1880train.com.

Breakfast With Santa

605-882-6269

Watertown Dec 13, 2014
8 am-10 am
Breakfast with Santa at Bramble Park Zoo will take place on December 13, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00am.

An annual event, Breakfast with Santa at the Bramble Park Zoo, is a fun way to kick off the holiday season. Bring the kids to have breakfast with Santa at the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, SD.

Winter Market/Santa in the Square

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Rapid City Dec 13, 2014
Winter Market, on Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13, features local vendors with items perfect for placing under the tree or in stockings. Enjoy ice skating, shop the market and bring the little ones to share their list with Santa Claus. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Dec 13, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Christmas Tour of Lights

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Wessington Springs Dec 14, 2014
5:30 PM
Wessington Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Springs Area Bus team up to bring you an evening of relaxation while taking in the Christmas lights around the neighborhoods. Participants will vote for their favorite light display. Afterwards, a stop will be made at the Anne Hathaway Cottage for free refreshments sponsored by the Shakespeare Garden Society.

Black Hills snowmobile trails season

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Lead Dec 15, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015
The Black Hills snowmobile season runs from December 15 to March 31. For maps, regulations and more information, visit www.gfp.sd.gov.

Winter Wonderland

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Watertown Dec 19 - 21, 2014
6 to 9 pm Fri, Sat & Sun nights
Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Lights Display

Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Display is Lighting up the lives of Children...young and old! Drive through Stokes Thomas City Park for this annual lighted holiday display. Bring the family 6-9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving through December 29 th

1880 Train Holiday Express

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Hill City Dec 20, 2014
Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train.

Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family!

This ride departs from Hill City station and lasts approximately one hour. Get your tickets early! Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online at www.1880train.com.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Dec 20, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

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Hill City Dec 20, 2014
12:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Get more out of your shopping experience. Find unique gifts, meet with family and friends for lunch and a glass of wine, and enjoy free live musical events Saturdays in November (starting November 8), and the Saturday before Christmas, while you "sip 'n' shop."

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Dec 21, 2014
Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train.

Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family!

This ride departs from Hill City station and lasts approximately one hour. Get your tickets early! Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online at www.1880train.com.

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Dec 23, 2014
Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train.

Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. This holiday ride is perfect for the whole family!

This ride departs from Hill City station and lasts approximately one hour. Get your tickets early! Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online at www.1880train.com.

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

Watertown Dec 26 - 28, 2014
6 to 9 pm Fri, Sat & Sun nights
Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Lights Display

Winter Wonderland Outdoor Holiday Display is Lighting up the lives of Children...young and old! Drive through Stokes Thomas City Park for this annual lighted holiday display. Bring the family 6-9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving through December 29 th

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

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Deadwood Dec 31, 2014
Midnight
New Year’s Ball Drop in Deadwood – One of Deadwood’s biggest and best annual events has to be the New Year’s Eve celebration on historic Main Street. Each year, thousands of party goers looking to say goodbye to one year and hello to another, descend on the legendary town. The highlight of the night is the ball drop above the Historic Franklin Hotel veranda.

February, 2015

Watertown Farm Show

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Watertown Feb 10 - 14, 2015
The Watertown Winter Farm Show is a five day event filled with entertainment and education for all ages. The Farm Show is an outlet for the agriculture community to share new programs, opportunities, and ideas. Featured events include livestock shows and sales, home and family programs, educational presentations, commercial exhibits, zoo demonstrations, and a Lego contest

It's Your Party Bridal Show

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Watertown Feb 15, 2015
noon to 4 pm
Bridal Show at County Fair Banquet Hall will be held February 16, 2014, from noon until 4pm. Admission is FREE. Door prizes will be given away every 30 minutes (must be present to win). This is an event for brides to get to know vendors in the area and to get great ideas to make their wedding day special.

April, 2015

Spring Fling Home & Garden Show

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Hot Springs Apr 11, 2015
9am to 4pm
Home & Garden Vendors, Food, Hourly Demonstrations, and door prizes. Fun for the whole family. Discover how you can improve your quality of life through various vendors offering everything from home & garden upgrades to financial and utility information. Custer State Park seasonal passes also sold at this event.

May, 2015

Korczak Day

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Crazy Horse May 03, 2015
Anniversary of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski mov¬ing to the Black Hills in 1947 to accept the Lakota leaders’ invitation to carve Crazy Horse Memorial.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Anne’s Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse May 06, 2015
The anniversary of the passing of Korczak and Ruth Ziolkowski’s daughter, “Anne Z.” (1955-2011) On this day, you may walk to the site of the family’s cemetery to pay your respects. First of two opportunities annually that the public may take this walk.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Memorial Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse May 22 - 25, 2015
American Indian artists featured throughout the Visitor Complex.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Legends in Light® Laser Light Show at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse May 22 - Oct 12, 2015
A must see laser light multimedia presentation. Shows nightly at dark Memorial Day Weekend through Native Americans' Day.

June, 2015

Dedication Anniversaries at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jun 03, 2015
Anniversaries of the 1948 dedication of the Memorial and first mountain blast and the 1998 dedication of finishing the face of Crazy Horse.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jun 04, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jun 06 - 07, 2015
annual organized spring hike up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. Breakfast will be available at the restaurant 6am to 10 am.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive. $3 per person charge by AVA for 10K (6.2-mile) round trip hike.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jun 11, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jun 18, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Crazy Horse Stampede Rodeo and Gift from Mother Earth

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Crazy Horse Jun 19 - 21, 2015
24th annual Great Plains Indian Rodeo Associa¬tion & PRCA rodeo events; American Indian & Western arts & crafts show-sale.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive. Rodeo tickets are additional charge; please call for prices.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jun 25, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jun 26, 2015
Evening program honoring Ruth Ziolkowski (Birthday) and commemorating the Anniversary of the Battle of Little Big Horn (1876). The first of two yearly night blasts on the mountain (conditions permitting).
FREE Admission after 7pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

July, 2015

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jul 02, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Lake Norden Community Barbeque

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Lake Norden Jul 03, 2015
community BBQ followed by Fireman's Water Fight

Lake Norden Independence Day Celebration

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Lake Norden Jul 04, 2015
Triathlon at Lake Park with competition including biking, running and canoeing. Evening baseball game - Lake Norden Lakers play an area team. Fireworks display following the game.

Independence Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jul 04, 2015
American Flag is displayed on the mountain. Other events may take place.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

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Crazy Horse Jul 09, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Northern Fort Playhouse

605-467-3247

Lake City Jul 10 - 25, 2015
Play performances alter beginning with he Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns and The Perfect Wedding. Performances are July 11-13, July 18-20, July 23, July 25-26. Friday evenings wine and cheese receptions. Saturday evening dinner theater and Sunday matinees include a luncheon option. See website for full details.

Burke Stampede Rodeo

605-830-2083

Burke Jul 16 - 19, 2015
Largest amateur rodeo in the midwest featuring bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, goat tying, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, and much more. Rodeo goers can enjoy a ride onto the grounds in a horse-drawn wagon, authentic chuck-wagon feed, and Stampede Idol contest Thursday night before the first rodeo event. Friday night is family night and features mutton busting for the kids. Saturday and Sunday nights feature special event-wild cow ridin

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 16, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 23, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.