Events

November, 2014

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.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Game

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Nov 26, 2014
Starting times may vary. Check website for specifics time.
Join for Aberdeen Wings Hockey! Home games are played at the newly renovated Odde Ice Center. The Aberdeen Wings are a member of the NAHL.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Game

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Nov 28, 2014
Starting times may vary. Check website for specifics time.
Join for Aberdeen Wings Hockey! Home games are played at the newly renovated Odde Ice Center. The Aberdeen Wings are a member of the NAHL.

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.

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

Erik Apland & Shawn Cable Concert

605-627-5671

Bruce Nov 28, 2014
3pm and 7pm
Bruce native Erik Apland will be performing his hometown concert on Friday November 28th and will join with Shawn Cable, the KSFY meteorologist, for a fundraiser concert in support of the Bruce Community Club. Apland lives in Washington, DC and spent years in the President's own U.S. Marine Band, and was one of the pianists for the White House and the President. Cable is a tenor vocalist and has had the privilege of performing with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Sioux Falls Parade of Lights

605-338-4009

Sioux Falls Nov 28, 2014
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Game

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Nov 29, 2014
Starting times may vary. Check website for specifics time.
Join for Aberdeen Wings Hockey! Home games are played at the newly renovated Odde Ice Center. The Aberdeen Wings are a member of the NAHL.

Free Youth Shinny

605-716-7979

Rapid City Nov 29, 2014
8 to 10 a.m.
There will be Free Youth Shinny on the ice skating rink at Main Street Square from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

SDSU vs. FGCU Men's Basketball

605-312-7900

Sioux Falls Nov 30, 2014
4:00 pm Tip Off
South Dakota State University and Florida Gulf Coast University will play a regular-season men’s basketball game at the Sanford Pentagon on November 30.

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.

One Guy Christmas-Gordy Pratt On Stage Dinner Show

605-584-2067

Lead Dec 02, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm
December 2014
Tuesday Nights: 12/2, 12/9/ 12/16
One Guy Christmas
onstage dinner show
with Gordy Pratt

LEAD, SD – Gordy Pratt is always on stage - but now audiences can laugh literally right next to him during his funny 'One Guy Christmas' dinner show performances on Tuesday nights in December right on the stage of the Historic Homestake Opera House on Main Street Lead.

Music and comedy go hand-in-hand for Pratt

An Ordinary Woman's Extraordinary Encounter

605-584-2067

Lead Dec 03, 2014
6:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:00 pm
AN ORDINARY WOMAN'S EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER

In 1989 Shari Peterson survived the unthinkable.
She witnessed nine people perish as their seats were ripped out of the side of a Boeing 747 at 24,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean.
A series of amazing warnings - disguised at the time as irritating mishaps - kept her alive.
After hearing Shari's journey (told in her down-to- earth and relatable Midwestern way)

A Christmas Carol

605-880-6478

Watertown Dec 04, 2014
7pm
Scrooge never had a more emotional ride that this one with Flower and Flame.

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.

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

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 05, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

Ugly Christmas Sweater Skate Party

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 05, 2014
5 to 9 p.m.
Find your ugly Christmas sweaters and join Main Street Square for a party on the rink! Entertainment, prizes and more will make the night fun for all ages! For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Mobridge Parade of Lights & Santa Land

605-845-2387

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

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.

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.

Holiday Gift & Craft Fair, Festival of Trees

605-673-5134

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

Winter Market and Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 06, 2014
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 information, visit www.mainstreetsquare.com.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 06, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Game

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Dec 06, 2014
Starting times may vary. Check website for specifics time.
Join for Aberdeen Wings Hockey! Home games are played at the newly renovated Odde Ice Center. The Aberdeen Wings are a member of the NAHL.

A Homespun Holiday Celebration

605-626-7117

Aberdeen Dec 06, 2014
1 pm - 4 pm
An event for the entire family - view rooms of decorated trees and wreaths, visit with Santa, live music, enjoy children's activities and crafts and special sales in the gift shop.

Aberdeen Living Christmas Tree

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Dec 06 - 07, 2014
Saturday 7 pm; Sunday 3 pm and 7 pm performances.
The 2014 Aberdeen Area Living Christmas Tree is a cantata performance that share the true meaning of Christmas through music and narration. It features a large adult choir, children's choir, and orchestra.

Custer Christmas Parade

605-673-2244

Custer Dec 06, 2014
Christmas parade in downtown Custer.

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.

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.

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.

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!

One Guy Christmas-Gordy Pratt On Stage Dinner Show

605-584-2067

Lead Dec 09, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm
December 2014
Tuesday Nights: 12/2, 12/9/ 12/16
One Guy Christmas
onstage dinner show
with Gordy Pratt

LEAD, SD – Gordy Pratt is always on stage - but now audiences can laugh literally right next to him during his funny 'One Guy Christmas' dinner show performances on Tuesday nights in December right on the stage of the Historic Homestake Opera House on Main Street Lead.

Music and comedy go hand-in-hand for Pratt

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 11, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

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

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

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.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 12, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

Lights on the Ice Teen Night

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 12, 2014
5 to 9 p.m.
Back by popular demand! JDProductions will transform the Main Street Square Ice Rink into a dance party for teens complete with lights and today's top hits from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12! For event information, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Game

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Dec 12, 2014
Starting times may vary. Check website for specifics time.
Join for Aberdeen Wings Hockey! Home games are played at the newly renovated Odde Ice Center. The Aberdeen Wings are a member of the NAHL.

Winter Market and Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 13, 2014
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 information, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 13, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

Black Hills Cowboy Christmas Ball

605-584-2067

Lead Dec 13, 2014
2pm and 7pm
The 2014 Black Hills Cowboy Christmas Ball is set for Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Homestake Opera House, Main Street, Lead, SD.
Enjoy some of the Black Hills' best performers playing your favorite holiday songs and Christmas classics in this century-old Landmark of American Music. This year's performers include Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, Paul Larson, Robert Dennis, Jami Lynn, Brent Morris, Dylan Lewis, Sarah Carlson, and Ruth Groeneveld.
Doors open at 1:00 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m

Frontier Christmas

605-448-5474

Lake City Dec 13, 2014
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Throughout the day, visitors will learn how to make holiday decorations: popcorn garland and 12 different holiday crafts. They will also get the chance to taste freshly churned butter and homemade bread. A number of artists will provide musical entertainment to round out the holiday setting. The Fort's horse drivers will be giving sleigh rides through the winter wonderland. Visitors can stroll the grounds and meet the various men and women of the fort.

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.

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.

Winter Market/Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

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.

USD vs. UNLV Men's Basketball Game

605-312-7900

Sioux Falls Dec 13, 2014
7:05 pm Tip Off
Sanford Pentagon will host the University of South Dakota and UNLV men’s basketball programs in a regular-season game December 13 on Heritage Court.

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

605-539-1929

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

605-584-3896

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.

One Guy Christmas-Gordy Pratt On Stage Dinner Show

605-584-2067

Lead Dec 16, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm
December 2014
Tuesday Nights: 12/2, 12/9/ 12/16
One Guy Christmas
onstage dinner show
with Gordy Pratt

LEAD, SD – Gordy Pratt is always on stage - but now audiences can laugh literally right next to him during his funny 'One Guy Christmas' dinner show performances on Tuesday nights in December right on the stage of the Historic Homestake Opera House on Main Street Lead.

Music and comedy go hand-in-hand for Pratt

Cowboy Christmas at Joy Ranch

605-886-4622

Watertown Dec 18, 2014
6pm
This Christmas celebration will include a cowboy's take on Christmas music and includes a 4-course meal. Have photo takend in sleigh

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 18, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 19, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

Christmas with The Celts

605-559-0386

Deadwood Dec 19, 2014
The Celts (formerly known as “The Blair Band”) have been performing around the world for 15 years. The Celts are a combination of Irish born and Irish-American musicians. The band performs a combination of fiery Scottish/Irish traditional instrumental tunes and vocal songs as well as their own Beatles/American pop influenced original songs with Celtic instrumentation.

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

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

605-574-2222

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.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 20, 2014
Enjoy a helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and dessert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it. (2014 dates: December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20)

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Game

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Dec 20, 2014
Starting times may vary. Check website for specifics time.
Join for Aberdeen Wings Hockey! Home games are played at the newly renovated Odde Ice Center. The Aberdeen Wings are a member of the NAHL.

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.

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

605-578-3670

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.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Game

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Dec 31, 2014
Starting times may vary. Check website for specifics time.
Join for Aberdeen Wings Hockey! Home games are played at the newly renovated Odde Ice Center. The Aberdeen Wings are a member of the NAHL.

Downtown Countdown

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 31, 2014
5 to 8 p.m.
Spend the last night of 2014 at Main Street Square. There will be ice skating and family entertainment, capped off by fireworks at 7 p.m. For event information, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

January, 2015

Lights on the Ice Teen Night

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jan 02, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
The ice rink is transformed in to a dance party for teens, complete with lights and today’s top hits. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Annual Pigeon Show

605-520-1053

Watertown Jan 03, 2015
ALL DAY
The Lake City Racing Pigeon Show will be held at the Codington County Extension complex in watertown SD. This is an annual event featuring Pigeons and owners.

Foreign Film Festival

605-642-7973

Spearfish Jan 04, 2015
Every Sunday in January, The Matthews’ presents a different movie during our 2015 Foreign Film Festival. All movies start at 2:00 p.m. Schedule: week 1: Ben X; week 2: Gigante; week 3: Hawaii, Oslo; week 4: Buddy.

Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament

605-845-2387

Mobridge Jan 08 - 10, 2015
Ice Fishing Tournament & Winter Expo

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Jan 09, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey vs the Minnesota Magicians.

Frosty Frolics - Family Snowshoeing 101

605-367-4414

Sioux Falls Jan 10, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Guided family-friendly snowshoe tour for beginners. Join a 20-minute walk through the arboretum. You might catch a glimpse of wild turkey, bald eagle, deer, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Shoes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks will be limited to 20 minutes. While you wait, take a tour of the historical classroom in the Mabel & Judy Jasper Educational Center.

Health and Safety Fair

605-882-1734

Watertown Jan 10, 2015
1-am-5pm
The Annual KXLG Health and Safety Fair will be held from 10 am to 6 pm at the Watertown Mall in Watertown SD. Come get health and safety information from vendor booths of local Watertown Businesses offering Health and Safety services.

Nice Ice Ice Carvers

605-882-3877

Watertown Jan 10 - 11, 2015
all day
Professional ice carvers sculpt ice. Multiple sculptures on display, bring skates for skating on Redlin Pond

Foreign Film Festival

605-642-7973

Spearfish Jan 11, 2015
Every Sunday in January, The Matthews’ presents a different movie during our 2015 Foreign Film Festival. All movies start at 2:00 p.m. Schedule: week 1: Ben X; week 2: Gigante; week 3: Hawaii, Oslo; week 4: Buddy.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Jan 16, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Morgan James

605-367-4616

Sioux Falls Jan 16, 2015
For Epic recording artist Morgan James, honing in on the ideal use for her stunningly powerful vocals took years of soul-searching and discovery. After joining a choir in junior high, James left her Northern California home at age 18 to study opera at the Juilliard School. Part of Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's 2014-2015 Concert Series.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Jan 17, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Jan 17, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Heroes Skate Party

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jan 17, 2015
1 to 5 p.m.
The ice skating rink at Main Street Square will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. All local heroes including military men and women, police and firefighters and their families skate free all day! The ice rink is open to the public to help Main Street Square celebrate our local heroes. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Foreign Film Festival

605-642-7973

Spearfish Jan 18, 2015
Every Sunday in January, The Matthews’ presents a different movie during our 2015 Foreign Film Festival. All movies start at 2:00 p.m. Schedule: week 1: Ben X; week 2: Gigante; week 3: Hawaii, Oslo; week 4: Buddy.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Jan 20, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Country Throwback Tour

605-559-0386

Deadwood Jan 22, 2015
Put that radio in reverse and get ready for three country music superstars to throw down some tried and true tunes, as the Country Throwback Tour featuring Mark Chesnutt, Terri Clark and Joe Diffie stops off at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center.

Sisseton Winter Show

605-698-7261

Sisseton Jan 23 - 24, 2015
Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
More than 60 exhibitor booths featuring products & services for farm, home & business. On-going stage entertainment throughout both days. Educational speakers. Free pancake dinner served by county 4-Hers.

Short Course Winter High Point Swim Meet

605-216-0100

Aberdeen Jan 24 - 25, 2015
8 am - 6 pm
The Winter Short Course High Point Swim Meet brings together swimmers from across the state of SD. The meet will be held at the Aberdeen Family YMCA.

Glacial Lakes Beer Fest

605-886-6127

Watertown Jan 24, 2015
4pm-8pm
Sample over 120 craft beers. Light beer, dark beer, flavored beer. You'll be surprised at the unique flavors you will experience.

Winter Games Winter Fest Finale

605-882-6269

Watertown Jan 24, 2015
TBD
Start at Bramble Park Zoo with snowsnakes and snowshoeing, snowglake hunting and cold crafts. Then travel to Lake Kampeska for broomball, snowmobile fun, and winter olympics. Finish the day at Joy Ranch with Music hot chocolate and sleigh rides.

Foreign Film Festival

605-642-7973

Spearfish Jan 25, 2015
Every Sunday in January, The Matthews’ presents a different movie during our 2015 Foreign Film Festival. All movies start at 2:00 p.m. Schedule: week 1: Ben X; week 2: Gigante; week 3: Hawaii, Oslo; week 4: Buddy.

Eureka Hymns Annual Concert

605-284-2136

Eureka Jan 25, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Eureka Hymns Gospel Men's Chorus featuring gospel vocal music, featuring William Gaither style arrangements.

Public Opinion Prom & Bridal Show

605-886-6901

Watertown Jan 25, 2015
12pm-4pm
The Public Opinion Prom and Bridal Show 2015 is an annual event held at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown SD. Come see the latest styles and trends in Prom and Bridal for 2015

The show starts at noon and goes until 4 pm.

Keigwin Dance Troupe

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Jan 27, 2015
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin and Associate Director Nicole Wolcott, KEIGWIN + Company creates and presents electrifying contemporary dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of wit, style and heart.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Jan 29, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Day County Farm, Home & Sport Show

605-345-4668

Webster Jan 30 - 31, 2015
Annual Day County Farm, Home & Sport Show features agricultural seminars and booths offering everything for your farm, home, and sporting needs. Vendors for everyone in the family. Lots of entertainment Friday and Saturday going all day. Great Food! Admission is Free! Hours are: Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ISOC SnoCross Shootout

605-578-1876

Deadwood Jan 30 - 31, 2015
It’s the best show on snow! Head to Deadwood to take in the high-flying, high-speed professional Snocross races at the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds. Watch the top racers in the world take to the snow and compete for big prize money.

Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo

605-355-3861

Rapid City Jan 30 - Feb 08, 2015
Open at 10am daily
The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo features over 100 events, 11 rodeos, 400 vendors and 1000 animals. The region's largest trade show, livestock sales and competitions and is one of the top 5 indoor PRCA rodeos in the country.

Rodeo Skate Party

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jan 31, 2015
1 to 5 p.m.
Enjoy a western-themed skate day on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. Don’t miss the special autograph sessions with featured Rodeo Queens, Rodeo Clowns, and PRCA Xtreme Bull Riders. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Living History Fair

605-881-1758

Watertown Jan 31, 2015
9am-5pm
live demonstrations of how our ancestors lived, worked and played. Live actors will be onsite to give a true living experience. Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, Ole The Norwegian, Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln will be attending in person. There will also be demonstrations of the tools used in the past for daily living, such as spinning, weaving and Native American Drum Making.

February, 2015

Mardi Gras

605-578-1876

Deadwood Feb 06 - 07, 2015
Enjoy Deadwood’s largest Winter event and the best party north of the Bayou! This annual event comes complete with two days of parades, a Cajun cook-off, live music, a costume contest and over 100,000 sets of beads thrown out along the parade route.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Feb 07, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Dakota Territory Gun Collector's Assn. Show

701-851-0129

Aberdeen Feb 07 - 08, 2015
Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 9 am - 3 pm
The 2015 event will run Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm. Join us for one of the largest collector's gun shows in the state.

Eagles and Bagels Walk in the Park

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre Feb 07, 2015
9 a.m. CT
Information will be presented that will highlight eagle habitat and characteristics, and discuss tips and proper conduct for viewing and photographing birds. The group will travel into the park for a one-and-a-half-mile guided walk(weather permitting) to observe the birds in their natural setting. A number of stops will occur along the walk to view eagles and answer any questions. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, cameras, comfortable hiking shoes and cold-weather clothing. Bagels

Watertown Farm Show

605-886-5814

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

Lights on the Ice Teen Night

605-716-7979

Rapid City Feb 13, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Main Street Square Ice Rink transforms into a dance party for teens complete with lights and today's top hits from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13! For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Strawbale Winery Valentines Twilight Flights

605-543-5071

Renner Feb 13, 2015
Enjoy a romantic evening and helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes, wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and desert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it.

Heart to Heart Chocolate Auction

605-688-5423

Brookings Feb 13, 2015
4:30 - 7:00 pm
Just in time for Valentine's Day! Silent auction of various chocolate desserts during the Heart to Heart artist reception. Valet parking. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Valentine's Lover's Leap Snowshoe Hike

605-255-4515

Custer Feb 14, 2015
9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This guided snowshoe hike takes participants through a dense pine forest, meandering near Grace Coolidge Creek. The hike is three miles long and is geared toward the basics of snowshoeing. It is considered moderate to strenuous. Snowhoes are provided, but reservations are required due to the limited number of snowshoes. Make reservations by calling the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center at (605) 255-4464. Info: (605) 255-4464.

Winter Big Boy Toy Show

605-229-3632

Aberdeen Feb 14 - 15, 2015
Sat. 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
You'll find campers, boats, ATB's and much more.

Strawbale Winery Valentines Twilight Flights

605-543-5071

Renner Feb 14, 2015
Enjoy a romantic evening and helicopter flight to see the lights of Sioux Falls. Cost is $230.00 for 2, and $265.00 for 3. Includes, wines and heavy appetizers, flight, and desert and wines. Must call for reservations with a credit card to hold it.

Watertown Polar Plunge

605-868-3195

Watertown Feb 14, 2015
1pm
Watertown SD Polar Plunge offers a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics South Dakota athletes and programs by raising money and jumping into frigid waters.

It's Your Party Bridal Show

605-886-4127

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.

Wessington Springs Farm & Home Show

605-539-1929

Wessington Springs Feb 16, 2015
10 AM-3:30 PM
Farm & Home Show featues over 60 vendors selling their unique products, free educational programs related to farming, ranching, home interior and personal health care. Past programs have also included veteran's affairs and legislative forums.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Feb 20, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Feb 21, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Feb 21, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Snowshoe on the Trail

605-584-3896

Lead Feb 21, 2015
1 p.m MT
The area of the hike will be determined by the amount of snowfall. Please call the Black Hills Trails Office to reserve your spot 605-584-3896. No experience needed!

Hub City Radio's Briday Showcase

605-229-3632

Aberdeen Feb 22, 2015
12 noon - 4 pm
The Convention Center will be filled with wedding vendors. You'll find everything you need to plan your wedding.

Aberdeen Ag Expo

605-725-5551

Aberdeen Feb 24 - 26, 2015
Feb. 24, 12 noon to 6pm, Feb. 25, 10am - 6 pm, Feb. 26, 10 am - 5pm
The Aberdeen Ag Expo fills the Dakota Event Center with tons of local, regional and national agricultural vendors. This is the area's only ag expo.

Last Day to Skate Beach Party

605-716-7979

Rapid City Feb 28, 2015
1 to 5 p.m.
Bring the family to Main Street Square to skate in a tropical paradise from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28! Feel like you’re skating at the beach with our themed party. The date of the last day of skating, and the party, may change depending on the weather. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Home Builders Show

605-886-5814

Watertown Feb 28 - Mar 01, 2015
all day
The Watertown Home Builders Show will be held at the Codington County Expo Building in Watertown SD. see all the newest products and designs for homes this year

March, 2015

Land in Her Own Name exhibit

605-688-6226

Brookings Mar 01 - Apr 04, 2015
Mon-Sat. 10 am - 5 pm; closed Sundays and State holidays
An exhibit based on Elaine Lindgren's book titled "Land in Her Own Name". The exhibit features stories of women homesteaders. Most of these remarkable women lived and worked their homestead claims in the early 20th century. Programs related to the exhibit will be offered throughout the month. Contact the SD Agricultural Heritage Museum for program times and dates.

Nickelback

605-367-7288

Sioux Falls Mar 03, 2015
Since first landing on the scene in 1996, Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles.

Clint Black

605-559-0386

Deadwood Mar 06, 2015
Country superstar Clint Black is set to be "Killin' Time" in Deadwood, as he returns to the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Mar 06, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Mar 07, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Aberdeen Home Builders 14th Annual Home Show

605-225-2055

Aberdeen Mar 07 - 08, 2015
Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
The 14th Annual Aberdeen Home Builders Show will include exciting new and innovative ideas for your next building project.

Big Boy Toy Show

605-884-3548

Watertown Mar 07 - 08, 2015
Sat 10-5 Sun 11-4
Presented by Power 106 Radio, Dacotah Bank and Dakota Sioux Casino.

The show will feature jet skis, Pontoons, golf carts, cars, docks, Lifts, taxidermist, boats, RV’s & campers, ATVs, motorcycles, vendors and concessions.

Summit League Basketball Tournament

(no phone)

Sioux Falls Mar 07 - 10, 2015
Sixteen teams...One Ticket to the BIG DANCE!
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Reserve your seat NOW for the Summit League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!
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Purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com to order.

Owl Moon Snowshoe Hike

605-627-5441

Bruce Mar 07, 2015
7 p.m. CT
We'll start at the Welcome Center and snowshoe around a one-mile lamp-lit trail. Campfire with hot cocoa and marshmallows to follow. Bring your own snowshoes or call ahead to borrow some of ours for free! 605-627-5441.

Sylvan Lake Snowshoe Hike

605-255-4515

Custer Mar 07, 2015
1 p.m. MT
Take an easy one-mile guided hike around Sylvan Lake using snowshoes, followed by a one mile moderate hike up Trail #9 to a vista overlooking the Black Hills and Harney Peak. Total hike is three miles. Snowshoes are provided. NOTE: Reservations are required for those borrowing snowshoes; call 605-255-4464. Info: 605-255-4464

Simply Sintra: Lippa's Tribute to Frank Sinatra

605-226-2452

Aberdeen Mar 10, 2015
7 pm - 10 pm
America's premier vocalist and standards singer, Steve Lippia and his ultra hot 10-piece swing band treat audiences to an evening of great hits!

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Mar 13, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Advantage RV Spring Camper Show

605-753-5022

Watertown Mar 13 - 14, 2015
all day
The show will feature RVs and vendors displaying the latest and greatest in Rv’s and Campers.

call Kevin at 605-753-5022 for more info.

St. Patrick's Day Weekend in Deadwood

605-578-1876

Deadwood Mar 13 - 17, 2015
Celebrate St. Patrick with this annual event that features a 1,000+ person Pub Crawl, Irish music, the Leprechaun Olympics and the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. You’ll hear authentic pipe and drum musicians in the parade and roaming the streets.

Nikki Hill

605-367-4616

Sioux Falls Mar 13, 2015
If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her. Hill and her band (who Nikki deems ‘The Pirate Crew’) are climbing to the top of the roots music scene step by step and leaving jaws on the floor along the way. With a no-filter energy, they take all the flavors of American roots music and deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock and roll again! Part of Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's 2014-2015 Concert Series.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Mar 14, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

Aberdeen Mar 20, 2015
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Aberdeen Wings Hockey Games played at the Odde Ice Arena.

William Weege exhibit reception

605-688-5423

Brookings Mar 20, 2015
4:30 - 7:00 pm
The public is invited to a reception for the William Weege exhibit, curated by the art museum's intern, Samantha Berry. Valet parking. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Spring Craft Show

605-882-1734

Watertown Mar 21 - 22, 2015
all day
Join us for the Watertown Mall Spring Craft Show in March. Vendors from 5 states will be here with unique items, for your home, garden as well as Spring and Easter items! Something for everyone! Don’t miss it!

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Mar 21, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Aberdeen Farm Toy and Collectibles Show

605-225-4841

Aberdeen Mar 21 - 22, 2015
Sat. 12 noon to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 3 pm
Great selection of toys at the Aberdeen Farm Toy and Collectibles Show.

South Dakota Taxidermy Competition

605-886-6127

Watertown Mar 21, 2015
9am 5pm
SD taxidermists come together for a competition of their projects

Curt Carter Gun Show

605-793-2347

Watertown Mar 21 - 22, 2015
Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun 8am to 3pm.
This show is the areas largest gun show and many people come from miles around. Don't miss it.

Simply Three Concert

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Mar 24, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Simply Three string trio captures the true essence of the classical crossover field by combining their technical virtuosity and captivating musicality being equally at home with performing works by composers such as Puccini and Gershwin to artists like Adele, Coldplay and Michael Jackson.

WineFest Renaissance 2015

605-225-8714

Aberdeen Mar 28, 2015
6:30 pm - 10 pm
Aberdeen's premier art, wine and culinary event. The 3rd annual Wine Fest Renaissance offers a chance to sample more than 100 wines from across the country, a great selection of beers and spirits, and a nice variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres. There is also a silent and live auction featuring many distinctive package

April, 2015

Lions Club Ice Show

605-886-8588

Watertown Apr 04 - 05, 2015
The Lions Club Ice Show Watertown SD will be held at the Watertown SD George Maas Ice Arena. It features figure skating and competition

Shrine Circus

605-225-4841

Aberdeen Apr 09 - 11, 2015
April 9 at 4 pm, 8 pm; April 10 at 4 pm 8 pm; April 11 at 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm
The Shrine Circus features 3 rings with traditional circus performances such as elephants, clowns, and more.

Artist Reception: Carol Brown Goldberg

605-688-5423

Brookings Apr 10, 2015
4:30 - 7:00 pm
The public is invited to an artist reception with Carol Brown Goldberg. Valet parking. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Kathy Kosins

605-367-4616

Sioux Falls Apr 10, 2015
ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. Part of Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's 2014-2015 Concert Series.

Spring Fling Home & Garden Show

605-745-4140

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.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Apr 18, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

LATI Auto Club Car Show

605-882-5284

Watertown Apr 18, 2015
LATI Car Club 10th Annual Car Show for a Cause 2015. This car show is in Watertown SD and is an annual event that is growing as a car show must see.

Annual Car Show for a Cause . This car show raises money for Make a wish. Bring your car to enter in the show, or come view all the cars entered in the car show

Arbor Day Celebration

605-367-4414

Sioux Falls Apr 24, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Join us for tree planting and festivities as we celebrate the importance of Arbor Day in South Dakota.

May, 2015

Mellette House Opens

605-886-4730

Watertown May 01, 2015
1pm
the Watertown home of South Dakota’s first governor, Arthur Calvin Mellette.

Experience life first hand in an elegant Italianante 1885 Dakota Territory home. Mellette House is renowned not only because of it spectacular architecture but because of the remarkable family that built it and occupied it for the first ten years of its existence.

Step back in time with us now and visit this magnificent house and meet the Mellette Family.

Springtime In The Country

605-367-4414

Sioux Falls May 02, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Jesse James 4-H club will be bringing goats, lambs, dairy calves, ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, puppies and kittens (all baby animals).
Join us as the Jesse James 4-H club will also be providing fun and easy springtime crafts for kids to make.
Visit the Blood Run Miniatures.
Watch as the scouts make rope the old-fashioned way.
Ever wonder where snakes go in the winter? Venture inside the Jasper Educational Center to meet a variety of snakes found in the park and learn about their

Korczak Day

605-673-4681

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

605-673-4681

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.

NE Area Pari Mutual Horse Racing

605-715-9580

Aberdeen May 09 - 10, 2015
1 pm - 6 pm
Pari Mutual Horse Racing event conducted weekends during May.

Prairie Village Opening Day

605-256-3644

Madison May 10, 2015
Prairie Village, a living museum of the past, is located 2 miles west of Madison and situated on 120 acres. Prairie Village has over 40 antique filled buildings, reliving the days of an active turn of the century main street. Visit the Lawrence Welk Opera House, sod and log houses, country school, churches, and one of the last remaining chapel railroad cars, the "Emmanuel". See agricultural displays, steam tractors, sawmill and much more

Hot Springs' Mother's Day Walk

605-574-3278

Hot Springs May 10, 2015
8 am- 1:30 pm
Enjoy a walk through historic downtown Hot Springs to Larive Lake. Walk on paved Freedom Trail, along Fall River and under waterfall. Open House at Mammoth Site. View lighted flag above cell phone tower near American Legion. Historic photos and information about Hot Springs will be available. 5K/11K routes.

1880 Train Mother's Day Express

605-574-2222

Hill City May 10, 2015
1:15pm-3:30pm
Treat your mother to a unique and unforgettable steam train ride through the beautiful Black Hills. Passengers will also enjoy a 45-minute layover in Keystone, giving them a chance to shop. Enjoy bubbly beverages, a tasty treat, a delectable dessert and entertainment. This is definitely an adventure your mother will never forget.

Artist Reception: Harvey Dunn and His Students

605-688-5423

Brookings May 15, 2015
4:30 - 7:00 pm
The public is invited to an artist reception for the Harvey Dunn and His Students exhibit. Valet parking. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen May 16, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

1880 Train's Appreciation Weekend

605-574-2222

Hill City May 16 - 17, 2015
During these two days, kids (ages 0-12, riding with an adult) and active military ride for free. This is the perfect opportunity to ride the 1880 Train with your family. Passengers will also enjoy western-themed characters on board the train for the 1:15 pm departure both days.
Advanced reservations are required and must be made no later than 24 hours prior to your desired departure time. Military ID must be presented upon collecting tickets and discount applies only to person on valid ID.

NE Area Pari Mutual Horse Racing

605-715-9580

Aberdeen May 16 - 17, 2015
1 pm - 6 pm
Pari Mutual Horse Racing event conducted weekends during May.

Shakespeare Garden Planting Festival

605-539-1529

Wessington Springs May 20 - 23, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join in the fun by volunteering to help plant the flowers at Shakespeare Garden. A great opportunity to help get the garden off to a beautiful start for the summer season.

Black Hills Music Festival

605-645-1880

Spearfish May 22, 2015
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Black Hills Music Festival is a fun filled three day festival offering one of the biggest country and alternative rock outdoor concert in South Dakota. Join thousands of music fans descending upon Spearfish, SD and Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort on Memorial Day Weekend, 2015 for an array of food and drinks, beautiful Black Hills scenery and of course, great music you’ll be sure to love. So spread the word!

Memorial Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

605-673-4681

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.

Black Hills Music Festival

605-645-1880

Spearfish May 23 - 24, 2015
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Black Hills Music Festival is a fun filled three day festival offering one of the biggest country and alternative rock outdoor concert in South Dakota. Join thousands of music fans descending upon Spearfish, SD and Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort on Memorial Day Weekend, 2015 for an array of food and drinks, beautiful Black Hills scenery and of course, great music you’ll be sure to love. So spread the word!

SDRA Foothills Rodeo

605-770-4370

Wessington Springs May 23 - 24, 2015
Saturday 6 PM & Sunday 2 PM
11th Annual Wess.Springs Foothills SDRA Rodeo competition including Bare Back, Saddlebronc, Tie Down Roping,Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Sr. Men's Break-a-Way Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Goat Tying, Team Penning, Bull Riding & Children's Mutton Bustin'. Concessions available. Friday Night Calcutta & Saturday night Dance to follow Rodeo. All ages welcome.

NE Area Pari Mutual Horse Racing

605-715-9580

Aberdeen May 24 - 25, 2015
1 pm - 6 pm
Pari Mutual Horse Racing event conducted weekends during May.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner May 28, 2015
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.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner May 31, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

June, 2015

Dedication Anniversaries at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

605-673-4681

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.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jun 04, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 04, 2015
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.

Wheel Jam

605-353-7340

Huron Jun 05 - 07, 2015
Three bigs days. Three big shows. Thousands of wheels. If you like wheels and to have a good time, this is your weekend! Wheel Jam is a three-day event that consists of three major shows: car show, motorcycle show and semi show. Besides the foundation of the three main shows, there is a wealth of other activities that take place, including live entertainment, dynamic engine brake competition, semi light show, car and motorcycle show n’ shine, Midwest Spl audio sound competition

The Original SD BBQ Championships

605-353-7340

Huron Jun 05 - 06, 2015
The Original SD State BBQ Championships is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event. Teams gather from the greater MidWest area and Canada to compete for a chance to take home some of the $13,000.00 in cash prizes and a chance to qualify for the National Competition. The F.A.T. Friday Chili Challenge and Backyard BBQ Competition are all part of the fun. The public can participate in the people’s choice category in the chili and bbq competitions

Sisseton Car & Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet

605-698-3401

Sisseton Jun 06, 2015
Registration 8 a.m.; Awards ceremony 2 p.m.
For the 45th consecutive year, the Lake Area Cruisers car club of Sisseton will host their annual Car Show & Swap Meet on Sisseton's Veterans Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., followed by a parade of the classic cars and motorcycles.

SD Quilt Guildes State Quilt Show

605-216-3560

Quinn Jun 06 - 07, 2015
Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 9 am - 3 pm
SD Quilt Guild's WIND OF CHANGE Quilt Show will feature the Aberdeen Area Quilt Guilds and SDQG quilts. The event will include a wide variety of vendors, entertainment, and a Saturday evening banquet.

SDQG Quilt Show

605-228-3545

Aberdeen Jun 06 - 07, 2015
Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, Sunday 9:00 to 3:00
South Dakota Quilt Guild's WINDS OF CHANGE Quilt Show will feature the Aberdeen Area Quilt Guilds and SDQG quilts. Event will include a Saturday evening banquet, entertainment,and a wide variety of vendors. Event will be held in the newly renovated library of the Old Central High School Building now known as the ARCC

Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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.

Gatsby on the Green

605-688-5423

Brookings Jun 06, 2015
5:00 - 10:00 pm
1920's themed lawn party fundraiser for the South Dakota Art Museum. Enjoy lawn games, scavenger hunt, music and auction items.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 07, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Miss Prairie Village & Prairie Princess Pageant

605-256-3644

Madison Jun 07, 2015
7:00 PM
Miss Prairie Village is an opportunity for local area teens to earn scholarships, boost self esteem and make new friends. Teens that are at least 14 years and not older than 18 are invited to compete. Miss Prairie Princess is an opportunity for girls ages 8-11 to make new friends and have fun.

Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon

605-584-3896

Deadwood Jun 07, 2015
7 a.m. MT
Join us for a Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K that take place on the George S. Mickelson Trail from Rochford to Deadwood. For more information Call 605-641-3534 or www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com


Prairies to Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp

605-574-2222

Hill City Jun 09 - 11, 2015
The camp will be held at the 1880 Train in Hill City, SD, in the beautiful Black Hills!

In partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration, the camp’s main purpose is to teach young people, ages 11-15 years, rail safety around highway/rail grade crossings, railroad rights-of-ways, rail equipment and rail operations. In addition, it educates them about the many different crafts that are necessary to operate a railroad and exposes them to the opportunities available in the rail industry.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 11, 2015
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 Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jun 11, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jun 11, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Old Timers Celebration

605-627-9113

Volga Jun 12 - 14, 2015
This annual celebration features a parade, fireworks, park activities and a street dance.

Hills & Valley Riding Club Annual Trail Ride

605-742-3077

Sisseton Jun 12 - 14, 2015
An enjoyable 3-day weekend of camping, horseback riding and wagon train through the beautiful Coteau Hills. A dance for attendees and guests takes place on Saturday evening. 2015 will mark the 50th consecutive year for this annual event.

Northern Bull Riding Tour

605-256-3644

Madison Jun 12, 2015
6:30 PM
Northern Bull Riding Tour & Calcutta. Calcutta 6:30 PM Bull Riding 7:00 PM. Food and drink available on the grounds. Ride the mechanical bull! Camping available with 266 sites on the grounds.

Family Fun Weekend

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Jun 13 - 14, 2015
10 am - 8 pm
Don't miss the excitement of the 2015 Family Fun Weekend! Enjoy special activities such as the children's fishing contest, watermelon feed, Storybook Land Theatre performances, and much more. Bring the entire family for an enjoyable weekend at Wylie Park.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 14, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 18, 2015
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.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jun 18, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jun 18, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

605-673-4681

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.

Prairie Hills Art Show

605-539-1963

Wessington Springs Jun 19 - 20, 2015
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.

Wild Bill Hickok Days

800-999-1876

Deadwood Jun 19 - 20, 2015
Celebrate the life and times of Wild Bill Hickok with a weekend full of free entertainment!

Ignite the Night 5K Run/Walk

605-256-5837

Madison Jun 20, 2015
Dusk
5K run through downtown streets lit up in a glow as runners are wrapped in a glow of their own. This run is not a competition, just fun! DJ and fun following the race at Stadium Sports Grill and the Madison Downtown Armory.

Aberdeen Arts in the Park

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Jun 20 - 21, 2015
Sat. 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
The 40th annual Arts in the Park features exhibitors and vendors filling Melgaard Park for a weekend of fun, food, entertainment and of ours fantastic arts and crafts.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jun 20, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Zippity Zoo Day

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Jun 20, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Zippity Zoo Day, the Zoo’s annual summer children’s carnival draws nearly 5,000 people. This family-friendly event includes exciting activities such as inflatable jumpers, face painting, carnival games, Zookeeper talks, animal encounters and live performances by children’s musician Phil Baker.

Brookings Kite & Bike Festival

605-688-5423

Brookings Jun 20 - 21, 2015
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Ride your bike and come fly a kite! A fun-filled family event for all ages! Watch massive demonstration kites and fly your own kite. Bike obstacle course and more.

1880 Train's Father's Day Special

605-574-2222

Hill City Jun 21, 2015
Spend time with your dad riding the 1880 Train. Dads ride for a child price when accompanied by a family member. Advanced reservations only (at least 24 hours).

Special train robbery for dads on the 1:15 pm departure.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 21, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Prairie Village Variety Show

605-256-3644

Madison Jun 21, 2015
7:00 PM
An entertaining show where individual performers and groups will showcase their talents. The show is in the Lawrence Welk Opera House, newly remodeled in 2014.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 25, 2015
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 Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jun 25, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Questers Garden Walk

605-225-1455

Aberdeen Jun 25, 2015
12 noon - 7:30 pm
The Questers Garden Walk is an opportunity to visit Aberdeen area residential gardens.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jun 25, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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.

Motongator Joe's Country Music Festival

605-256-3644

Madison Jun 26, 2015
5:00 PM
A three day country music festival featuring numerous artists. 266 campsites available for all to enjoy the weekend

Motongator Joe's Country Music Festival

605-256-3644

Madison Jun 27, 2015
5:00 PM
A three day country music festival featuring numerous artists. 266 campsites available for all to enjoy the weekend

Uptown Summer Festival

605-886-3040

Watertown Jun 27, 2015
10 am
The Uptown Summer Festival is an annual event held on Kemp Ave in Uptown Watertown SD.
There is entertainment all day on the Showmobile, with live music, entertainment and demonstrations of art, food, vendors and other fun activities. Also a Poker run and Bike show will be held in conjunction of the Uptown Summer Festival, so bikers get out your bikes and come out to show off.

The kid's alley has fun for the kids with bouncy houses

Motongator Joe's Country Music Festival

605-256-3644

Madison Jun 28, 2015
5:00 PM
A three day country music festival featuring numerous artists. 266 campsites available for all to enjoy the weekend

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 28, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

July, 2015

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 02, 2015
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 Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 02, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jul 03, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Lake Norden Community Barbeque

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

Freedom Dayz

605-284-2370

Eureka Jul 03 - 05, 2015
Band only on 7/3- 8am to 2pm 7/4 and 11 am to 3pm 7/5
This year's celebration will be the 1st annual event based around Eureka's beautiful lake, sports complex, and ball fields. It will include kids activities, vendors, polka music, car show, Rock/country bands in the ball park at night, fireworks, all school reunion, school tour, jackpot bingo, lake activities, and beer gardens.

Miller 4th of July Celebration

605-853-3098

Miller Jul 03 - 05, 2015
Parade, fireworks, inflatables in the park, live entertainment, and so much for Miller's 4th of July Celebration July 3-5.

Spectarcular Celebration

605-472-0965

Redfield Jul 04, 2015
10:00
Parade (starts at 10am), (the following activities located in Redfield’s City Park) Carriage Rides, Inflatable Rides, Mechanical Bull Rides, Kids Train Rides, Face Painting, Kid’s and Adult Tractor Pull. No Trophy Auto Show, Snow Cones, Horse shoe Contest, Bungee Trampoline, Bean Bag Toss Tourney, Balloon Animals, Concessions, Barrel Racing/Pole Bending runs (at Fairgrounds) , Fantastic Fireworks (At Have-a- Rest Park) and more

Fourth of July at the Depot

605-472-4566

Redfield Jul 04, 2015
10:00 am-4:00 pm
5K walk and run starting at 8:00 at the Depot. Lunch from 11pm to 1:00am. 1:00-pm to 4:00 pm Depot tours , Tours with a tour guide around the Historic places and the city. Depot hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Watertown's 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

605-886-5814

Watertown Jul 04, 2015
2pm & 6pm
Parade at 2 pm on Kemp Ave, and fireworks show starts at 6pm with fireworks at dark at the Watertown Stadium

Lake Norden Independence Day Celebration

605-785-3602

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.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jul 04, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Wylie Park 4th of July Celebration

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Jul 04, 2015
10 am - 10 pm
Bring the entire family to Wylie Park on the 4th of July for a fun-filled day. Take part in the many activities at the park throughout the day including a theatre performances,water ski show, concert and fireworks.

Independence Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

July 4 Celebration

605-387-2427

Menno Jul 04, 2015
All Day
The day begins with 5K & 10K Road Races at 7:30 a.m. from Menno State Bank.
The American Legion sponsored parade with a patriotic theme bgins at 11 a.m. followed by the FFA Barbecue at the city/school gym.
Evening events begin at the baseball field with the baseball game at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks when the game is over.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 05, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 09, 2015
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 Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 09, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jul 09, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

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.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

De Smet Jul 10 - 12, 2015
Gates open at 6pm; Performance begins at 8pm
Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, this year's pageant By The Shores of Silver Lake brings the Ingalls family to wide open prairie in De Smet, SD. They live in the Surveyors’ House and Pa picks out his homestead. This is an outdoor theater experience. Seating provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Jackets recommended.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

De Smet Jul 10 - 26, 2015
Gates open at 6pm; Performance begins at 8pm
Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, this year's pageant By The Shores of Silver Lake brings the Ingalls family to wide open prairie in De Smet, SD. They live in the Surveyors’ House and Pa picks out his homestead. This is an outdoor theater experience. Seating provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Jackets recommended.

Watertown 4-H Rodeo

605-882-6260

Watertown Jul 11 - 12, 2015
The 4-H Eastern Dakota Rodeo will be at Derby Downs in Watertown SD

Prairie Village Railroad Days

605-256-3644

Madison Jul 11, 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday
Rides all day on the Doodlebug, train and carousel. Roundhouse open for touring steam & diesel locomotives and turntable. Model train layouts, tour the "Emmanuel" Chapel Car. Pizza train Saturday night 6:00 PM by reservation, adults $12 age 12 & under $7. Sunday: free hobo stew at Wentworth Depot while it lasts. Sunday church service, 10:00 AMA in "Emmanuel" Chapel Car. 266 campsites available plus steam carousel rides.

Smile Palooza

605-225-2236

Aberdeen Jul 11, 2015
1 pm - 4 pm
come join us for our 8th annual Smile Palooza event on July 11, 2015 at Wylie Park! It's a free event with fun for all ages including inflatables, games and a live DJ.

Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Jul 11, 2015
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo caps off an entire month of celebrating the Great Plains Zoo’s partnership with Hy-Vee. This event includes a catered lunch by Hy-Vee, stilt walkers, animal encounters and visits from the Zoo’s mascots.

Prairie Village Railroad Days

605-256-3644

Madison Jul 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday
Rides all day on the Doodlebug, train and carousel. Roundhouse open for touring steam & diesel locomotives and turntable. Model train layouts, tour the "Emmanuel" Chapel Car. Pizza train Saturday night 6:00 PM by reservation, adults $12 age 12 & under $7. Sunday: free hobo stew at Wentworth Depot while it lasts. Sunday church service, 10:00 AMA in "Emmanuel" Chapel Car. 266 campsites available plus steam carousel rides.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 12, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 16, 2015
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.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 16, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jul 16, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

LauraPalooza 2015

720-280-7048

Brookings Jul 16 - 17, 2015
LauraPalooza is an academic conference sponsored by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Held every two years (after a schedule adjustment before the third one), it embodies the community spirit, work ethic, and social interaction embraced by the Ingalls and Wilder families. Academic presentations mingle with ice cream socials and spelling bees. Scholars, writers, and professionals who specialize in Ingalls and Wilder literary, historical

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.

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

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

De Smet Jul 17 - 19, 2015
Gates open at 6pm; Performance begins at 8pm
Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, this year's pageant By The Shores of Silver Lake brings the Ingalls family to wide open prairie in De Smet, SD. They live in the Surveyors’ House and Pa picks out his homestead. This is an outdoor theater experience. Seating provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Jackets recommended.

Sisseton Horse & Buggy Days

605-698-7261

Sisseton Jul 17 - 19, 2015
This 3-day event features live entertainment, arts & crafts booths, food vendors, a street dance, parade and other activities. 2015 will be the 23rd Annual Horse & Buggy Days event.

Cookin on Kampeska

605-886-5814

Watertown Jul 17 - 18, 2015
fun-filled family entertainment. Activities include a coed volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament, live music, a sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society BBQ Competition, a salsa cook-off contest, and thrilling performances tbd

Murdo Ranch Rodeo

605-516-0080

Murdo Jul 18, 2015
5:00pm to about 9:00pm ct
Ranch Rodeo, with events such as Trailer loading, Mini Bronc Riding, Stray gathering, Hide Race,and the Range Ride. For the kids we have a Boot and Candy Scramble. Fun time for spectators and contestants alike!

LauraPalooza 2015

720-280-7048

Brookings Jul 18, 2015
LauraPalooza is an academic conference sponsored by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Held every two years (after a schedule adjustment before the third one), it embodies the community spirit, work ethic, and social interaction embraced by the Ingalls and Wilder families. Academic presentations mingle with ice cream socials and spelling bees. Scholars, writers, and professionals who specialize in Ingalls and Wilder literary, historical

RDO Day of Play

605-225-6772

Aberdeen Jul 18, 2015
10:30 am - 3 pm
A fun filled day of games and activities for the whole family. From tractor rides and gator rides, to duck pond games, face painting, tattoos, barrel train rides and much more. Bring the whole family out to look at all the new equipment, and play with all the new toys. There will be a meal with all proceeds going to a local charity In the community.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 19, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Days of '76 Rodeo

800-344-8826

Deadwood Jul 21 - 25, 2015
Truly the "Best Rodeo. No Bull". The Days of '76 Rodeo has been named the PRCA Small Outdoor Rodeo of the Year four times and was named PRCA Midsize Rodeo of the Year for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and again in 2012. The Days of '76 has also held the title of Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the Year since 2002.

This is truly one of the best outdoor rodeos in the country. Make plans to attend today!

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 23, 2015
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.

Western Print Pro-Am

605-226-0989

Aberdeen Jul 23 - 26, 2015
7 am - 8 pm daily
The annual Western Printing Pro-Am Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 23-26, 2015 at Moccasin Creek Country Club. Golfers from across the state and region will compete.

Harvest of Arts Exhibition

605-626-7117

Groton Jul 23 - Sep 27, 2015
hours vary by date - see website for details
An exhibit of art created by local and regional artists. All media represented including paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, photography and more. If interested in exhibiting please call 605-226-7117 for details.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 23, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

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.

Storybook Land Festival

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Jul 24 - 25, 2015
Friday 3 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday 10 am - 10 pm
Experience a world of imagination, myth and magic as nationally recognized authors, storytellers and entertainers bring beloved children's stories to life.

24th Annual Bruce Honey Days

605-627-5671

Bruce Jul 24 - 26, 2015
24th Annual Bruce Honey Days full weekend of fun for all ages.
Starts Friday night with bean bag tournament for kids and adults, followed by a teen dance.
Saturday begins at 7am with a 5K run walk or pedal, then line up for a large parade at 10am, craft show and bake sale all day, the noon burger feed is scrumptious, car show, honey contest, co-ed volleyball, horse shoe tournament, kids inflatable games, 5pm join the pork barbecue, and ending the day with a street dance

Strawbale Winery Folk Off

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 24 - 25, 2015
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

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

De Smet Jul 24 - 26, 2015
Gates open at 6pm; Performance begins at 8pm
Based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, this year's pageant By The Shores of Silver Lake brings the Ingalls family to wide open prairie in De Smet, SD. They live in the Surveyors’ House and Pa picks out his homestead. This is an outdoor theater experience. Seating provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Jackets recommended.

Mart in the Park

605-480-2839

Madison Jul 25, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fun for all ages, Mart in the Park offers children's inflatables, food fair, vendor booths & free live entertainment. Regional & local vendors.

Madison Discovery Day

605-256-2454

Madison Jul 25, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Join us in Madison as we celebrate Madison Discovery Day. Don't miss the great sales, 28th Annual Road Races, entertainment, food, attractions and endless fun for the whole family. The Road Races include: Tour the City Road Race 5K - Karen Cummins 10K - Egan Ave. Mile. Races begin at 8:00 AM

Tour the City Road Races- 5K, 10K, Mile & Kids Run

605-256-2454

Madison Jul 25, 2015
8:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 9:30 AM
For 28 years the Madison Chamber Tour The City Road Races offer competition and family fun. Races include the Karen Cummins 10K, Tour the City 5K, Egan Ave. Mile & Kids FUN Run. Discover the Unexpected in Madison at the races! Contact the Chamber Office to register 256-2454.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 26, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 30, 2015
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.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 30, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Jul 30, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Jungle Jubilee

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Jul 30, 2015
5:30 p.m.
This ticketed event is the Zoo’s annual summer fundraising gala. This event features fine wines, delicious food, and one of the area’s premier live and silent auctions. Guests bid on vacation packages, unique paintings and art pieces, spa baskets, and more. Jungle Jubilee helps the Zoo raise funds to support its mission, which includes providing outstanding animal care, environmental education throughout the four state area, exciting new animals and cool new exhibits.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 30, 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.

August, 2015

Jonny Rogers "History of Rock & Roll" Concert

605-256-3644

Madison Aug 01, 2015
7:00 PM
The Johnny Rogers Band direct from Chicago, is coming to the newly remodeled Lawrence Welk Opera House at Prairie Village. Johnny Rogers has played for four U.S. Presidents and he was nominated for the best show in Branson, MO in 2009 & 2010, and played to a sold out crowd at Prairie Village in 2014. There are 266 campsites available on the grounds.

Praire Village 22nd Annual Madison Car Show

605-256-3644

Madison Aug 02, 2015
8:30 AM Gates Open, 11:00 AM Show Starts
Gates open at 8:30 AM, show starts at 11:00 AM, with awards at 3:30 PM. Classes include Street Rod, Cars, Pickups, Tuners, Muscle Cars & Motorcycles. Train & Doodlebug rides and Carousel rides available during the day. There are 266 campsites available on the grounds for event attendees and general public.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 02, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Glacial Lakes 4-H Rodeo

605-698-3152

Sisseton Aug 02, 2015
A rodeo where youth ages 8-18 from South Dakota compete in various events to qualify for state competition. 2015 will be the 21st annual event.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

605-720-0800

Sturgis Aug 03 - 09, 2015
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.”

Day County Fair

605-345-9504

Webster Aug 05 - 09, 2015
Annual Day County Fair includes 4-H kids with their many animal entries, craft vendors, great food & entertainment of all kinds, Bake sale, horse show, pee-wee showmanship, car show, pony rides, face painting, and other 4-H exhibits. Truely a taste of America!

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 06, 2015
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 Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 06, 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.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Aug 06, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Aug 06, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

Plein Air 'Paint Out'

605-203-0216

De Smet Aug 07 - 09, 2015
Artists of all levels from many states paint outside on the prairie in 7th annual Plein Air event. Free registration to artists begins Fri. Reception Fri eve. Free workshops held Sat. for artists & public; 'Wet Sale' Sun. Public invited to observe artists painting in & around De Smet all weekend and to purchase this art on Sun. All events free all weekend.

Lake Eureka Carp Classic

605-284-2440

Eureka Aug 08, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
A two-person boat fishing tournament. Maximum of ten carp may be weighed to qualify for prize money. Additional prizes awarded for the largest carp and the most carp caught.

Twin Brooks Threshing Show

605-880-2884

Twin Brooks Aug 08 - 09, 2015
Feature in 2015 is Cockshutt. Events include quilting, lead pouring, blacksmith, sanctioned kids pedal pull, tractor pull threshing and baling. Horse demonstrations, sawmill, log cabin, school house, flea market, homemade food, music. Parades both days. Checkout our facebook page. For more information www.twinbrooksthreshingshow.com

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 09, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. 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 10 - 16, 2015
Daily 8 am - 11:59 pm
The Brown County Fair is a family friendly week long event held every August. The grandstand is packed every year with big name entertainment. There is a carnival midway as well as two Expo buildings full of vendors for your shopping pleasure. The BCF also hosts the largest 4-H program in SD and host many open class livestock and arts & crafts events. Rodeo, tractor pulls, food vendors, children's events, chili cook-off and so much more.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 13, 2015
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 Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 13, 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.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Aug 13, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 4th through Aug 143h except for July 3rd. Refreshments will be for sale by local eateries from 6 PM. There's no admission charge but donation are welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Free concert from 7 PM to 8 PM by area musicians. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Opera House. For more information, call 605/539-1169.

White River Frontier Days Rodeo

605-669-3310

White River Aug 14 - 16, 2015
Come see the White River Frontier Day's Rodeo and get a taste of the old west on your vacation!
Celebrating 104 years of thrilling rodeo action! SDRA, NRCA, MSRA & NSRA sanctioned
Sponsored by the American Legion Otterman Post 94 - Dedicated to All Veterans.
Slack Timed Events: Friday, August 14 - 1:00 P.M. CDT
Ranch Rodeo: Friday, August 14 - 7:00 p.m. CDT (calcutta at 6:30 p.m.)
Rodeo Performances: 15th and 16th starting at 2 p.m. CDT.
Swift Bear Wacipi: August 14, 15

Redfield Bull-a-Rama

605-472-0965

Redfield Aug 15, 2015
evening event
Good old fashioned fun for all ages. Redfield Retailer’s 2nd annual sidewalk sale’ starts at 9am. Evening events, Bull riding, Young Guns Bull Riding, Mutton Bust’n, Kids Candy Scramble, “Snorkle” the clown, Calcutta. Lot’s to eat and drink with a Barn Dance to follow. Come out to see who outlasts the Bulls and the sheep.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 16, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 20, 2015
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.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

Aberdeen Aug 20, 2015
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Area Aqua Addicts Ski Shows will be held mostly on Thursday night at 7:00 pm beginning in June and ending in August. This ski team has progressed to become one of the most competitive ski show teams in the Midwest.

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 20, 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.

Kool Deadwood Nites

800-344-8826

Deadwood Aug 20 - 23, 2015
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

Sizzlin' Summer Night Car & Motorcycle Show

605-226-3441

Aberdeen Aug 22, 2015
4 pm - 9 pm
A great car and motorcycle show located in historic Downtown Aberdeen. If you have a fancy or historic vehicle - come and show it off! Food vendors available and Downtown Merchants will be open for shopping while you stroll Main St.

Animal Enrichment Day

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Aug 22, 2015
1 p.m. to 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.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 23, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 27, 2015
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.

Prairie Village 53rd Annual Steam Threshing Jambor

605-256-3644

Madison Aug 27, 2015
Hours vary daily
Featuring Ford-Ferguson tractors, trucks & cars. Machinery parades, car parade, flea market vendors, tractor pulls, food vendors, train & carousel rides, steam and horse threshing, machinery demonstrations, free musical entertainment, exhibits, dinner train with reservations, home baked pie contest, shuttle bus available from Madison to Prairie Village and Back. Campsites are available, all electrical sites are reserves

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 27, 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.

Prairie Village 53rd Annual Steam Threshing Jambor

605-256-3644

Madison Aug 28, 2015
Hours vary daily
Featuring Ford-Ferguson tractors, trucks & cars. Machinery parades, car parade, flea market vendors, tractor pulls, food vendors, train & carousel rides, steam and horse threshing, machinery demonstrations, free musical entertainment, exhibits, dinner train with reservations, home baked pie contest, shuttle bus available from Madison to Prairie Village and Back. Campsites are available, all electrical sites are reserves

Prairie Village 53rd Annual Steam Threshing Jambor

605-256-3644

Madison Aug 29, 2015
Hours vary daily
Featuring Ford-Ferguson tractors, trucks & cars. Machinery parades, car parade, flea market vendors, tractor pulls, food vendors, train & carousel rides, steam and horse threshing, machinery demonstrations, free musical entertainment, exhibits, dinner train with reservations, home baked pie contest, shuttle bus available from Madison to Prairie Village and Back. Campsites are available, all electrical sites are reserves

Rumble on the Ranch

605-882-6250

Watertown Aug 29, 2015
Tough Cowboys and Cowgirls interested in testing their strength and stamina on a challenging 6 mile military style obstacle course.

Prairie Village 53rd Annual Steam Threshing Jambor

605-256-3644

Madison Aug 30, 2015
Hours vary daily
Featuring Ford-Ferguson tractors, trucks & cars. Machinery parades, car parade, flea market vendors, tractor pulls, food vendors, train & carousel rides, steam and horse threshing, machinery demonstrations, free musical entertainment, exhibits, dinner train with reservations, home baked pie contest, shuttle bus available from Madison to Prairie Village and Back. Campsites are available, all electrical sites are reserves

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 30, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

September, 2015

South Dakota State Fair

605-353-7340

Huron Sep 03 - 07, 2015
Come to YOUR South Dakota State Fair! Stay at the largest campground in South Dakota. Enjoy six stages of free entertainment and excellent grounds 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!

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 03, 2015
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.

Portfolio Show

605-336-9737

Sioux Falls Sep 04, 2015
6-8 pm
Meet 20+ of the area's top artists as they unveil their newest creations! Enjoy live music, wine, and tasty treats as you peruse the art.

Labor Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Sep 04 - 07, 2015
American Indian artists featured throughout 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.

A Taste of South Dakota

605-645-1880

Spearfish Sep 04, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Taste of South Dakota is an extraordinary three day festival featuring the savory cuisine of the region held on Labor Day Weekend 2015 at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort. Event goers will indulge in relishing treats prepared by innovative chefs and bakers while enjoying beverages ranging from smoothies to an ice cold beer. This annual culinary event includes live entertainment, competitions, shopping and outdoor friendly activities for all to enjoy!

LifeLight Festival

605-338-2847

Worthing Sep 04 - 06, 2015
12pm - 1am
The LifeLight Festival is the largest and most well known aspect of the ministry and is faithfully offered at no cost to the public. Beginning on a church lawn for one night in 1998, it has since become one of the nation's largest music festivals. Held annually over Labor Day weekend in Sioux Falls, SD, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country and world.

Foothills Bud Light Bull Bash

605-539-0014

Wessington Springs Sep 04, 2015
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.

A Taste of South Dakota

605-645-1880

Spearfish Sep 05 - 06, 2015
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
A Taste of South Dakota is an extraordinary three day festival featuring the savory cuisine of the region held on Labor Day Weekend 2015 at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort. Event goers will indulge in relishing treats prepared by innovative chefs and bakers while enjoying beverages ranging from smoothies to an ice cold beer. This annual culinary event includes live entertainment, competitions, shopping and outdoor friendly activities for all to enjoy!

Southern Hills Triathlon

605-745-3494

Hot Springs Sep 05, 2015
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.

3rd Annual Redfield Quilt Show

605-472-4566

Redfield Sep 05 - 26, 2015
10 AM - 4 PM Tuesday through Sunday
Display of quilted items for anyone who enjoys the art of quilting.

Beer Train

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 05, 2015
Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful Black Hills on the 1880 Train while sampling different beer selections.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 06, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Sep 06, 2015
Observance of dual anniversaries; 1877 death of Lakota leader Crazy Horse and the commemoration of the birth date of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski born in 1908. Second night blast of the year (conditions permitting).
FREE Admission after 6pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Prairie Village Closed for the season

605-256-3644

Madison Sep 07, 2015
Closed for the season until Mother's Day 2016. 266 campsites are available until frost.

Watertown Art Showcase

605-882-2776

Watertown Sep 11 - 13, 2015
Friday is 4pm to 8pm Saturday is 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
The Watertown Art Showcase is developed by artists, for artists. The mission of the show is to promote top quality regional art and artists and to help showcase them. The Watertown Art Showcase an annual event with indoor show & sales featuring paintings, bronze sculptures, watercolor, Mixed media, pottery, woodcarvings Admission is free to the public. Door Prizes will be given away. There will be a silent auction, Best of Show Award and People's Choice award.

James Valley Threshing and Tractor Show

605-298-5679

Andover Sep 11 - 13, 2015
6am - late evening
A demonstration of vintage farm machinery, threshing, lumber sawing, the largest plowing display in the country, and also heritage crafts, a country school and church. Over 20 steam engines, antique gas tractors, stationary gas engines, antique cars and a Stanley Steam car make the parade. Old time music and flea markets available. Quilting, spinning and weaving for the ladies. Kids tractor pull and toy and doll display for the children.

Living History Fall Festival

605-626-7117

Groton Sep 12, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Fun for all ages. Enjoy the colors of fall and see history come to life. There will be re-enactor, historic demonstrations, children's activities, music and more! Concessions available on site. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare to enjoy the activities. Located at the Granary Rural Cultural Center.

1880 Train Wine Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 12, 2015
This is your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on the 1880 Train during our Wine Express. Ticket price includes food, wine, train ride, keepsake wine glass and entertainment.

Vintiques Car Show

605-880-1433

Watertown Sep 12, 2015
noon -4pm
This annual event has over 800 antique and collector cars on display on Kemp Ave. from noon to 4pm.

Sidewalk Arts Festival

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls Sep 12, 2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Sidewalk Arts Festival is a FREE outdoor event with over 225 vendor booths featuring the region’s best fine art, folk art and craft artisans. Enjoy activities for kids, live entertainment, food vendors and more! This festival is a fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion and is the region’s largest one-day arts festival.

1880 Train Wine Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 12, 2015
This is your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on the 1880 Train during our Wine Express. Ticket price includes food, wine, train ride, keepsake wine glass and entertainment.

Menno Car Show

605-387-5607

Menno Sep 12, 2015
Registration begins at 3 p.m.
The Car Show features 9 different classes competing for trophies: Mopar, Ford, GM, Truck, Street Rod, Modified, SOB (Some Other Brand), Motorcycle, Modern American Muscle & 2005 & newer. The recipient of the Best of Show trophy is chosen by the participants and a Longest Distance Award is given.
The Menno Historical Society Museum will hold a fund raiser featuring Taco's in a Bag, tavern and homemade ice-cream.
The Menno Volunteer Fire Department will serve pork loin sandwiches, hot dogs

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 13, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Wissota 100

605-352-4848

Huron Sep 16 - 19, 2015
Dirt track racing.

Pumpkin Pickin Hay Ride

605-472-0965

Redfield Sep 16, 2015
5:00PM
For children 4th grade and under. They ride out to a pumpkin patch where children pick their own pumpkin.

Deadwood Jam

605-578-1876

Deadwood Sep 18 - 19, 2015
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.

North Country Fiber Fair

605-254-8434

Watertown Sep 18 - 20, 2015
Fri classes only, Sat 9-5:30, Sun 9-4
NCFF is a 3 day event on the 3rd weekend of September dedicated to expanding opportunities for fiber producers and consumers as well as education in all aspects of fiber production, fiber arts and marketing. We hold 3 days of classes in spinning, knitting, basket making, felting and many other fiber arts featuring national, regional and local teachers. Vendors featuring fiber, yarn and finished items are open to the public Saturday & Sunday. We have a large spinning circle, free demonstrations

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Sep 19, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Harvest Moon Festival

605-690-1501

Volga Sep 19, 2015
3PM - 8PM
Festival featuring live music, hay rides, pumpkin painting and a scarecrow contest, as well as wine and beer tasting. There are also food booths, a bake sale, a quilt display and a photo contest display in the Auditorium.

Celtic Faire and Games

605-216-3403

Aberdeen Sep 19 - 20, 2015
Saturday 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
The NE SD 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 Celtic culture and it's contribution and impact on our American society and culture. The many activities such as concerts, musical workshops, dance performances, dance instruction, heritage arts, demonstrations, traditional Celtic sporting events

1880 Train Wine Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 19, 2015
This is your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on the 1880 Train during our Wine Express. Ticket price includes food, wine, train ride, keepsake wine glass and entertainment.

1880 Train Wine Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 19, 2015
This is your chance to enjoy a memorable experience on the 1880 Train during our Wine Express. Ticket price includes food, wine, train ride, keepsake wine glass and entertainment.

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 20, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Gypsy Days

605-626-3007

Aberdeen Sep 23 - 26, 2015
times vary, check website for specific events
Each fall, maroon and gold fever takes over the campus and community of Aberdeen during Northern State University's annual homecoming celebration, Gypsy Days. This weeklong celebrations draws alumni back to NSU for a full slate of fun events.

Menno Band Day

605-387-5161

Menno Sep 25, 2015
begins at 10:00 a.m.
Up to 20 area marching bands come to Menno to compete for trophies. The Sweepstakes Award is given to the marching band with the best performance of the day.
A different college band is featured every year and they give a special performance at the football field following the parade down Fifth Street.

Menno Pioneer Power Show

605-387-5166

Menno Sep 26 - 27, 2015
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Enjoy the following attractions at the 29th Annual Power Show: steam threshing & plowing, baling, saw mill, corn shelling, historic jail, sod house, 1884 schoolhouse, railway depot with sidecar, blacksmith shop, farm emporium, ladies building, stone ground wheat flour, bread baked in a stone Russian oven and much more. There are activities for all ages: Parade, children's pedal pull, rides and petting zoo, crafts & flea market, bale throwing, ladies nail driving contest

Living History Fall Festival

605-626-7117

Groton Sep 26, 2015
10 am - 4 pm
Spend a day in the beautiful park like surroundings of the Granary Rural Cultural Center and enjoy re-enactors, historic demonstrations, music children's activities and much more. Concessions are available on site. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare to enjoy the activities.

South Dakota Women's Expo

605-353-7340

Huron Sep 26, 2015
9 am - 4 pm
The South Dakota Women’s Expo has been completely revamped to bring attendees more excitement, entertainment, fun and friendship. To help women put “staying healthy” at the top of the to-do list, HRMC and other health organizations will host education booths and provide free screenings, including blood pressure, diabetes and body composition. Several local physicians will present healthy-living information. Women are invited to pamper themselves with a manicure

1880 Train Oktoberfest Express

605-574-2222

Hill City Sep 26, 2015
Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train! On September 26, the 1880 Train, with support from friends at Eagle Sales of the Black Hills, will hold its sixth annual Oktoberfest Express.

Prior to departure, enjoy fun and festive live music by Easy Sounds of Rapid City. On board, passengers will enjoy authentic seasonal beer while enjoying traditional German foods. A costume contest will be held, so wear your lederhosen!

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 27, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangria Sundays are for those afternoons you want to enjoy to outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

SD Film Festival

605-226-3481

Aberdeen Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2015
Sessions vary. Please check website for specific times.
The SD Film Festival features jury-selected films from SD and around the world. The events runs Thursday through Sunday.

October, 2015

Oktoberfest

800-344-8826

Deadwood Oct 02 - 03, 2015
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.

Prairie Village Hobo Marlin's Pumpkin Train

605-256-3644

Madison Oct 03, 2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM while supplies last
Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch. Children ages 12 & under pick a pumpkin from the patch. Donuts, cider & games. Children 12 & under $5 and $2 for adults. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Carousel at Prairie Village.

Watertown Quilt Festival

605-753-0229

Watertown Oct 03 - 04, 2015
The bi-annual Watertown Quilt show has vendors and many lovely handmade quilts on display

Wild West Songwriters Festival

605-578-1876

Deadwood Oct 08 - 10, 2015
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.

Webster Area Pumpkin Fest & Night Parade

605-345-4668

Webster Oct 09 - 10, 2015
All things "pumpkin" at the annual Webster Pumpkin Fest & Lighted Autumn Parade including horse drawn wagon rides and pony rides for the wee ones. Craft vendors, giant pumpkin weigh-in, baking contest, children's tractor pull, bounce houses, great food & entertainment. Also the Great Lighted Night Parade! Come to the Webster Pumpkin Fest and enjoy two whole days of family fun! For times and further information, please call 605-345-4668.

Strawbale Winery Harvest Festival

605-543-5071

Renner Oct 10, 2015
WE ARE DONE WITH HARVEST!!! SUPER DAY OF SUPER FUN TO SHOW YOU HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE THAT YOU ARE OUR CUSTOMER!
Wine, Food, Wine, Games, Wine, Fun, Wine
Games, discounts on wines, and much more. Great food vendors will be here also.
Relax, sit back and listen to Live Music. All outdoors in beautiful South Dakota. Paint a pumpkin, cork painting, or play a game of bean bag toss.
Please no pets. No outside foods or beverages. All will be provided.

Native American Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Oct 12, 2015
Activities for youth; program and performers; Educator of the Year awarded, and mountain blast (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.

MADC Vendor-Blender

605-760-0031

Menno Oct 17, 2015
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ladies, do you need a way to spend your day while your husband is out pheasant hunting?
Come and enjoy a fun day of shopping with over 30 vendors offering a wide variety of merchandise. Visit our concessions for good food and refreshments!

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Oct 17, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Oct 20, 2015
The second of two days each year the public is permitted to walk to the tomb of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) and pay respects to him and the others (daughter, Anne and son-in-law, James Howe) laid to rest at the family cemetery.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

C&NW Historic Railroad Depot Box Lunch Day

605-472-4566

Redfield Oct 22, 2015
Pre orders picked up between 11AM and 1PM
Preorders can be eaten in the Depot Building or taken out as desired. Eat ins can enjoy homemade soup with their box lunch.

ZooBoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Oct 23, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 on Friday, 3:30 to 7 on Saturday and Sunday
Every year, the Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a three-night Halloween extravaganza. Over the course of those three nights, 10,000 kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the way, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass by the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian

Aberdeen Haunted Forest

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Oct 23 - 24, 2015
Friday and Saturday nights, 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm; Saturday Matinee 3 pm
The 2015 Haunted Forest is a thrilling Halloween event for youth and adults of all ages. There is a matinee show for children on Saturday and the evening shows are for older children and adults.

ZooBoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Oct 24, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 on Friday, 3:30 to 7 on Saturday and Sunday
Every year, the Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a three-night Halloween extravaganza. Over the course of those three nights, 10,000 kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the way, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass by the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian

ZooBoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Oct 25, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 on Friday, 3:30 to 7 on Saturday and Sunday
Every year, the Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a three-night Halloween extravaganza. Over the course of those three nights, 10,000 kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the way, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass by the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian

Deadweird

800-344-8826

Deadwood Oct 30 - 31, 2015
It’s spooky, it’s creepy, but most of all, it’s hilarious. Join us for the Monster Ball on Friday night and, on Saturday, the largest costume contest in the Black Hills where more than 500 people enter to win terrific prizes including over $8,000 in cash.

Forest Drive Fright Night

605-626-3488

Aberdeen Oct 31, 2015
5 pm - 9 pm
Join us as we celebrate Halloween. Activities will include a scavenger hunt along the trails, hay ride around Forest Drive, coloring contest, and trick or treating tables. All ages welcome.

November, 2015

Northern State University Culturefest & Wacipi

605-626-3011

Aberdeen Nov 06 - 07, 2015
Culturefest is Friday from 10am - 8 pm; The Wacipi is Saturday and is free.
Culturefest 2015 is a celebration of cultural diversity at Northern State University. The Wacipi (powwow) is a celebration of Native American culture.

Jon Crane Art Show

605-336-9737

Sioux Falls Nov 06, 2015
6-8 pm
Meet the Artist!
Jon Crane will be at Rehfeld’s on November 6, 2015 from 6-8:00 p.m. Stop by and visit with the artist and first 50 attendees receive a free autographed mini print. (1 per household please)

17th Annual Redfield Gun Show

605-472-0965

Redfield Nov 07 - 08, 2015
9:00AM - 5:00PM Sat. and Sun 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Lots of guns, clothing, knives, books, art, wood working, Jerky, etc. There’s a little something for everyone!!

Veterans Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Nov 11, 2015
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.

Sisseton Area Merchants Holiday Extravaganza

605-698-7425

Sisseton Nov 14, 2015
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. 2015 will be the 18th year of the Extravaganza.

Sisseton Lighted Parade & Chili Cook-Off

605-698-7261

Sisseton Nov 20, 2015
Parade 6 p.m.; Chili Cook-Off 6:30 p.m.
Local businesses & organizations provide lighted parade entries that make their way through the center of the business district 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 2015

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Nov 21 - 22, 2015
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Winterfest will feature artists from across the region. This festival celebrates folk and fine art for sale along with entertainment and great food.