Events

January, 2015

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.

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.

February, 2015

Dino-Roars

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Feb 03 - May 03, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Great Room of the Delbridge Museum of Natural History has been transformed into a jungle where 19 lifelike dinosaurs “roar” to life and swish their tails. Your family or school group will watch the Apatosaurus family grazing, see the Maiasaura watching over her nest, and catch the ferocious Albertosaurus on the hunt. Not only does this exhibit educate about dinosaurs, it also makes connections to animals that you see at the Zoo

Movie Premier: Larry and the Monsters

605-584-2067

Lead Feb 06, 2015
7pm-8pm
LEAD, SD - The public is invited to attend the premiere of a locally-produced and directed short film, Larry and the Monsters by Magic-Time Films on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Historic Homestake Opera House (HHOH) theater at 313 W. Main Street in Lead.

Larry and the Monsters is a 30-minute movie prelude to an all-new web series written and directed by Ryan Brewer, Spearfish; produced by Keith Melcher, Deadwood; and filmed by Shaun O’Connell, Aberdeen

Transcendence: The Journey of Autism Art Exhibit

605-642-7973

Spearfish Feb 06 - 28, 2015
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat. 10a-5pm, Opening reception Feb. 6, 5-7pm
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center honors the work of a local Black Hills State University (BHSU) student. The Matthews Art Gallery will be displaying, “Transcendence: The Journey of Autism,” works by Ethan Engel. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The exhibit runs Feb. 6-28.

Engel is a graphic design and communications major at BHSU. Art has helped Ethan overcome his struggle with Asperger’s Disorder—a form of high functioning autism that creates

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.

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

John Muellers Dance Party

800-658-4714

Watertown Feb 07, 2015
8pm
A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper

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.

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

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.

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.

Martina McBride, The Everlasting Tour

605-692-7539

Brookings Feb 13, 2015
This country music legend brings her "Everlasting" tour to Brookings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Laura - A Play by the Townplayers

605-882-2076

Watertown Feb 18 - 21, 2015
7:30 pm Wed-Sat. 2pm on Sunday
The play Laura will be presented by The Townplayers theater group in Watertown SD.

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!

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Feb 21, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

Laura - A Play by the Townplayers

605-882-2076

Watertown Feb 22, 2015
7:30 pm Wed-Sat. 2pm on Sunday
The play Laura will be presented by The Townplayers theater group in Watertown SD.

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.

Sister Act

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls Feb 24 - 25, 2015
Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement!

Annual “Nemo 500” Outhouse Races

605-578-2708

Nemo Feb 28, 2015
Put together a team and build a racing outhouse!
Otherwise, please come as a spectator... it's going to be a blast! Proceeds provide support for the NAJA Shrine Kid's Transportation.

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

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.

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!

Mamma Mia!

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls Mar 10 - 11, 2015
Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!

Jackyl

605-559-0386

Deadwood Mar 12, 2015
In all their hard rock, heavy metal and Southern metal glory, Jackyl is set to crank it up and let there be rock during their show at Deadwood Mountain Grand.

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.

Cody Johnson

605-559-0386

Deadwood Mar 14, 2015
Ready to ramp-up the redneck factor at Deadwood Mountain Grand, Cody Johnson of “Cowboy Like Me” fame is saddling up and bringing his band to the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center stage.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

605-367-7288

Sioux Falls Mar 17, 2015
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will be stopping at the PREMIER Center on March 17, 2015, as part of their 2014 / 2015 Ride Out Tour.

Foreigner

605-559-0386

Deadwood Mar 18, 2015
alling all Foreigner fans. Don’t miss this “Urgent” memo and no, you’re not having “Double Vision.” One of the most iconic classic rock bands in history, Foreigner, is set to rock the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center.

Southern Hills Comm. Theatre Spring Play

605-745-4140

Hot Springs Mar 19 - 21, 2015
7:00pm
"Every Little Crook and Nanny" by Pat Cook.

Savoy Winter Challenge

605-584-3435

Lead Mar 20 - 21, 2015
There are two fun races to participate in: a Fat Bike race and a Snowshoe Run. The 28 Below Fatbike race is a 28 mile lolly-pop loop with around 2,700 ft of climbing. It follows groomed snowmobile trial, and has a spectacular vista on top of Cement Ridge Fire Lookout. The Buzzards Roost Snowshoe Race is a six-mile loop, starting right out the front door of the Lodge and heading up the 76 trail. It will top out with some amazing views of the Canyon.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Mar 21, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

Native American Stories Workshop

605-578-1657

Deadwood Mar 21, 2015
Learn about the tradition of Native American story telling. Listen to traditional Native American stories and have an opportunity to make your own stories and storybook. Suggested for students K-6.

Peter and the Starcatcher

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls Mar 24 - 25, 2015
This comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.

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

Little Britches Rodeo

605-341-7900

Rapid City Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Held at the Central States Fairgrounds, the Little Britches Rodeo features all the rugged events of professional rodeo for boys and girls ages 5 through 18.

April, 2015

Eggstravaganza

605-716-7979

Rapid City Apr 04, 2015
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spend time with the family, experience children's activities at Main Street Square and hunt for eggs at Memorial Park on Saturday, April 4. The Easter Bunny will even make an appearance! The event will be held in conjunction with the Legacy Commons Playground Grand Opening. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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

Million Dollar Quartet

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls Apr 08 - 09, 2015
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival

605-578-1876

Deadwood Apr 09 - 11, 2015
This event features city-wide tastings at various venues in town, where ticket holders will taste a variety of Brews and Wines from different parts of the United States.

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.

The Big Grape - Wine Tasting

605-322-8900

Sioux Falls Apr 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Big Grape is a premier wine tasting event that includes fine wine, craft beer, gourmet food, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Avera Children's Hospital and helps our tiniest patients receive quality care.

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.

Charlie Daniels Band

605-559-0386

Deadwood Apr 16, 2015
Charlie Daniels is all set to rosin up his bow and play that fiddle hard, as the Charlie Daniels Band takes to the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center Stage.

Johnny Rivers

605-559-0386

Deadwood Apr 17, 2015
The 60s and 70s-era legendary rock ‘n roll singer of “Secret Agent Man” and many other well-known hits, Johnny Rivers, returns to perform at the Deadwood Mountain Grand event center stage.

Walk Like a Man-Frankie Valli Tribute Band

800-658-4717

Watertown Apr 17, 2015
8pm
A Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band concert.

Earth Day Bluebird Box Workshop

605-255-4464

Custer Apr 18, 2015
Participants will build a bluebird house from scrap wood in honor of Earth Day, teaching recycling and appreciation for birds. There are two session times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is a limit of 20 participants per session. Participants must bring a hammer. All participants will take their completed birdhouse home.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

605-394-4101

Rapid City Apr 18 - 19, 2015
The Rapid City Arts Council presents the 2014/2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Experience adrenaline-packed action sports and explore the world’s last great wild places - raw, real life adventure on the big screen at the Elks Theatre, downtown Rapid City.

Two days of exciting films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, presented by National Geographic and The North Face, which annually brings together the world's best films on mountain culture.

Lunafest Film Festival

605-517-1664

Custer Apr 18, 2015
Attend LUNAFEST and enjoy great short films while supporting an important community cause. You'll have fun and make a difference.

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

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Apr 18, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

Rodney Carrington

605-692-7539

Brookings Apr 19, 2015
Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums which have sold more than two million copies … two of which have been certified Gold. (for mature audiences)

Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls Apr 19, 2015
The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.

A Bad Year for Tomatoes

605-882-2076

Watertown Apr 22 - 25, 2015
7:30 Wed-Sat and 2pm Sun
A Bad Year for Tomatoes - is a community play presented by the Townplayers a theater group in Watertown SD. Come enjoy an evening of entertainment in historic uptown Watertown at the Townplayers theater.

Black Hills Fiber Arts Fair

605-791-0711

Rapid City Apr 23 - 25, 2015
Celebrating and supporting the history of fiber production and artisans of the Black Hills region.
Classes for spinners, knitters, weavers, felters and fiber lovers from national, regional and local instructors.
Over 30 quality vendors of fiber, yarns, equipment and finished items.

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.

RiverRat Marathon and Bike Ride

111-111-1111

Yankton Apr 25, 2015
Timed running events and bike ride to raise money for Yankton Area groups.

A Bad Year for Tomatoes

605-882-2076

Watertown Apr 26, 2015
7:30 Wed-Sat and 2pm Sun
A Bad Year for Tomatoes - is a community play presented by the Townplayers a theater group in Watertown SD. Come enjoy an evening of entertainment in historic uptown Watertown at the Townplayers theater.

Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant: 50th Anniversary

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls Apr 27, 2015
This legendary folk singer-songwriter returns to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, “Alice’s Restaurant.”

May, 2015

Special Olympics Spring Games

605-237-3933

Watertown May 01, 2015
8 am
COme out and watch all the athletes compete.

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

Spring Market and Boats, Jets and Pets

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 02, 2015
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main Street Square will host the fourth annual Jog for a Dog on Saturday, May 2. The event is held in conjunction with Main Street Square's Spring Market where you can shop for local art or cut a deal on a new boat, jet-ski or ATV just in time for summer in the Black Hills. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

SD Coin & Stamp Club Show

605-886-4609

Watertown May 02, 2015
9 am
A show to buy and sell coins, stamps and collectibles

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.

Hot Springs Concert Series: Link Union

605-745-3446

Hot Springs May 05, 2015
7:30pm
Hot Springs Concert Association Presents Link Union, an 8-person Americana band.

Black Hills Film Festival

605-574-9454

Hill City May 06 - 10, 2015
The 5th annual Black Hills Film Festival will be April 30-May 4, 2014. In addition to screening great Independent Films, the Festival also features seminars and workshops with Industry Experts and great parties with Celebrity guests.

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.

Luke Bryan

605-367-7288

Sioux Falls May 09, 2015
Luke Bryan makes a stop at the PREMIER Center on May 9 with special guests Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.

Spring Market and Fruhlingsfest

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 09, 2015
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main Street Square's Spring Market includes local foods, crafts and other items. The event will feature a microbrew tasting, live music and more. All ages are welcome, and IDs are required to consume alcohol. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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.

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.

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.

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls May 16, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

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.

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 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!

Williams & Ree Comedy Show

800-658-4717

Watertown May 22, 2015
8pm
The Indian and the White Guy Comedy Show

Downtown Wine Walk & Putt Challenge

605-745-4140

Hot Springs May 22, 2015
5:30pm-8:00pm
Taste the best wines the Black Hills has to offer while challenging yourself and friends and family to business-themed mini-golf holes in downtown Hot Springs!

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner May 28, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, we have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 28, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Kids' Carnival

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 30, 2015
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main Street Square is the place to be on Saturday, May 30. Families can enjoy games, crafts, entertainers, train rides and educational booths. The year's event will be held in conjunction with Regional Health's Kohl's Cares Foundation "Don't Thump Your Melon" event, so strap on your helmet and ride your bike down to the Square. Additional bicycle parking will be available. The interactive fountain at Main Street Square will be on for a quick cool down. For event details, visit www

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 04, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, we have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 04, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

41st Annual Black Hills Quilt Show & Sale

666-666-6666

Rapid City Jun 05 - 07, 2015
Friday & Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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

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.

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.

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


RASDAK - Ride Across South Dakota Bike Tour

(no phone)

Spearfish Jun 07 - 13, 2015
Join us as we bike across South Dakota. Registration opens January 1, 2015.

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 11, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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 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.

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.

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.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 11, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Art Night Downtown

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 12, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
Art Night Downtown is held every second Friday, June through September, from 5 to 9 p.m. It brings businesses and artists together to create an interactive experience for participants. Visitors will never know what is around the next corner as they walk throughout downtown visiting local businesses and enjoying our vibrant creative community. You don't want to miss them because something new will 'pop-up' at each event!

BJ Thomas Concert

800-658-4717

Watertown Jun 12, 2015
8pm
BJ Thomas in COncert

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.

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.

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.

Art & Wine Festival

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 13, 2015
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
See. Sample. Savor. The Art and Wine Festival is Saturday, June 13. Sample wine as you browse art and antiques offered by more than 50 local and regional merchants. Enjoy live music and activities for kids. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 18, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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.

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.

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 Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 18, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Kenny Chesney

605-367-7288

Sioux Falls Jun 18, 2015
Kenny Chesney brings The Big Revival Tour to the PREMIER Center on June 18.

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.

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Jun 20, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 25, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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 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.

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.

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.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 25, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 02, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 02, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Celebration

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 04, 2015
2 to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day at Main Street Square on Saturday, July 4, and honor past and present military personnel with a musical performance. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 09, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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 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.

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.

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.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 09, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Art Night Downtown

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 10, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
Art Night Downtown is held every second Friday, June through September, from 5 to 9 p.m. It brings businesses and artists together to create an interactive experience for participants. Visitors will never know what is around the next corner as they walk throughout downtown visiting local businesses and enjoying our vibrant creative community. You don't want to miss them because something new will 'pop-up' at each event!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Cruiser Car Show

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 12, 2015
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Classic cars will roll into the Downtown area on Sunday, July 12, as cruisers park and stay to show off their rides. Shop the "car corral," play in the Kidz Zone and grab something to eat from one of our delicious food vendors. Don't miss the free rockin' concert in the afternoon. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 16, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Deadwood 3 Wheeler Motorcycle Rally

605-717-7174

Deadwood Jul 16 - 19, 2015
8 AM to 10 PM
The Deadwood 3 Wheeler Motorcycle Rally is a new event for trikers and trike enthusiasts. All makes and models welcome! Designated rides to Crazy Horse Memorial and Devils Tower Monument, a Trike Show n Shine on Deadwood's Historic Main Street, Photo Contests, Meet n Greets, Socials, a Photo Scavenger Hunt and more will take place during this exciting 4-day event. Registration and registration fee required for trike participants. No charge for spectators.

Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 16, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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.

Burke Stampede Rodeo

605-830-2083

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

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

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

Hills Alive 2015

605-342-6822

Rapid City Jul 17 - 19, 2015
Hills Alive is back for its 30th year! KSLT/KLMP/97.9 The Point-FM, along with area churches and businesses, are sponsoring this FREE outdoor music festival on July 17th-19th, 2015, in Rapid City, SD, where there will be activities for the entire family.

On the main stage there will be several of the hottest artists in Christian music today! In addition, there will be a second stage that will feature the Hills Alive Talent Search winner along with regional and national artists geared

Native Art Market & Cultural Celebration

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 17, 2015
5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
The Third Annual Gathering of People, Wind and Water, a Native art market and cultural celebration, is a free annual event in the heart of downtown Rapid City the third weekend of July. The Gathering features original artwork for sale by nearly 50 Great Plains Native artists and a full day of performances on the stage at Main Street Square on Saturday. A ticketed artists' awards reception is held at The Journey Museum & Learning Center Friday evening. For event details, visit www.artsrapidcity

Native Art Market & Cultural Celebration

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 18, 2015
5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
The Third Annual Gathering of People, Wind and Water, a Native art market and cultural celebration, is a free annual event in the heart of downtown Rapid City the third weekend of July. The Gathering features original artwork for sale by nearly 50 Great Plains Native artists and a full day of performances on the stage at Main Street Square on Saturday. A ticketed artists' awards reception is held at The Journey Museum & Learning Center Friday evening. For event details, visit www.artsrapidcity

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Jul 18, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

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.

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

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!

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 23, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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 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.

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 Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 23, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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

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.

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.

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

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 30, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 30, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

August, 2015

Clark Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

605-532-3973

Clark Aug 01, 2015
Registration (9AM-1PM) Show (Noon-4PM)
Car and Motorcycle Show Held Annually on the first weekend in August on Clark's Main Street during Clark's Potato Day. Several Classes to choose from including Corvette, Pony Car, Mopar, GM and FoMoCo Stock and Modified, Trucks, Motorcycles, ECT. 1st,2nd,3rd place trophies including Best of Show, Kids Choice, and Ladies Choice. New for 2015 Cars will be Judged by Speed Judge Certified Judges. Pre-Registration $10.00, Registration Day of Show $15.00

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 06, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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 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.

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.

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.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 06, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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.

Heartland Country Corn Maze

605-743-5984

Harrisburg Aug 07 - Oct 25, 2015
Fridays 5-9, Saturdays 12-9, Sundays 12-5
Great Family, Group or Business activity. Navigate through this 11 acre corn maze in a new design for 2015. With maze map and questions, find checkpoints containing answers. Find hidden checkpoint for free treat. Bring flashlights for after dark fun. Concessions and restrooms. Hours August 7 - October 25. Friday 5-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5. Open Labor Day 12-5. Last person enters at closing times. Grounds close 1 hour after closing times. Cash or check only please

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.

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.

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.

Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 13, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, we have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 13, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Art Night Downtown

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 14, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
Art Night Downtown is held every second Friday, June through September, from 5 to 9 p.m. It brings businesses and artists together to create an interactive experience for participants. Visitors will never know what is around the next corner as they walk throughout downtown visiting local businesses and enjoying our vibrant creative community. You don't want to miss them because something new will 'pop-up' at each event!

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

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Aug 15, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

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.

Culture Shock: Young Artist Festival

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 15, 2015
1 to 8 p.m.
This festival celebrates the outstanding young artists in our community! A wide variety of local organizations create and display interactive opportunities including photography, metalworks, graffiti, graphic design, black out poetry, and more. Watch and listen to live performances by emerging musicians, dancers, poets, and actors. At Culture Shock you can make, see, and share your creative side! For event details, visit www.artsrapidcity.org.

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 Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 20, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, we have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Kool Deadwood Nites

800-344-8826

Deadwood Aug 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

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.

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 Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 20, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Riverboat Days Extreme Bull Riding

605-760-2153

Yankton Aug 22, 2015
7:30 pm
Bull Riding,Barrel racing,Clown,
candy toss Mutton Bust'n,drill team on horseback.concessions drawings for prizes

Also a Ram Rodeo sponsored

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.

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.

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.

[Love]² Bridal Fair

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 23, 2015
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event planners and future brides and grooms can find everything they need at the [Love]² Bridal Fair featuring wedding and special occasion exhibitors, activities, music, fashion shows, giveaways and entertainment. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Summer Concert Series

605-716-7979

Rapid City Aug 27, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids' activities, food and assortment of refreshments in the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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 Porch Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Aug 27, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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 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

Black Hills Bicycle Tour

800-755-2453

Rapid City Aug 29 - Sep 04, 2015
Fully-supported week-long group road bicycle tour around the Black Hills of South Dakota. 50 riders, catered meals, 235 miles in 6 riding days. Camping with motel options. Intermediate level of difficulty.

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.

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.

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

September, 2015

Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Sep 03, 2015
The Summer Porch Series is a fun-filled evening of music, art, food, wine and fun. Each Thursday evening, from the end of May through August, 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.

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!

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 03, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through Sept. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Dueling Pianos

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 05, 2015
7 to 9 p.m.
This Labor Day weekend Downtown Rapid City is the place to be as Main Street Square hosts an all-ages show featuring the talents of the 176 Keys Fun Pianos. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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.

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.

Heartland Country Corn Maze

605-743-5984

Harrisburg Sep 07, 2015
12-5
Great Family, Group or Business Activity. Navigate through this 11 acre corn maze in a new design for 2015. With maze map and questions, find checkpoints containing answers. Find hidden checkpoint for free treat. Bring flashlights for after dark fun. Concessions and restrooms. Hours Friday 5-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5. Open Labor Day 12-5. Last person enters at closing times. Grounds close 1 hour after closing times. Cash or check only please. No credit/debit cards.

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.

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 10, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through Sept. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Art Night Downtown

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 11, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
Art Night Downtown is held every second Friday, June through September, from 5 to 9 p.m. It brings businesses and artists together to create an interactive experience for participants. Visitors will never know what is around the next corner as they walk throughout downtown visiting local businesses and enjoying our vibrant creative community. You don't want to miss them because something new will 'pop-up' at each event!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wissota 100

605-352-4848

Huron Sep 16 - 19, 2015
Dirt track racing.

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 17, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through Sept. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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

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.

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Sep 19, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

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.

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

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.

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 24, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
The [FUN]² continues in Downtown Rapid City on Thursday nights through Sept. Autumn Nights is free and will offer all of the features of the Summer Concert Series, on Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

605-745-4140

Hot Springs Sep 25 - 26, 2015
After experiencing the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup, come on down to Hot Springs for one the best cowboy poetry and music gatherings in the midwest! Friday night's bunkhouse tales offers a plate-lickin' cowboy meal and just a taste of the finest poetry & music. On Saturday, learn the ropes (so to speak) and find out from the finest cowboy poets and songwriters how to try your hand at writing western poems and songs. Saturday night we close out with the Roundup

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!

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

605-716-7979

Rapid City Sep 26, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for a seventh year on Saturday, Sept. 26. Visit Main Street Square and venture down Sixth St. and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, Kidz Zone, wagon rides, vendors and more. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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

Bierborse

605-716-7979

Rapid City Oct 03, 2015
Noon to 6 p.m.
The fifth annual Bierbörse, a beer festival, will be on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Downtown Rapid City. Admission is free. The event features a microbrew tasting, homebrew sampling, polka music and more. All ages are welcome, and IDs are required to consume alcohol. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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.

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Oct 17, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

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.

Scare in the Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Oct 31, 2015
1 to 5 p.m.
Scare in the Square features an afternoon of family entertainment at Main Street Square, on Saturday, Oct. 31 and is held in conjunction with the Rapid City Downtown Association's Downtown Trick or Treat. We’ll see you in your costumes! For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

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.

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Nov 21, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

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.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Nov 28, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Holiday Celebration and Winter Market

605-716-7979

Rapid City Nov 28, 2015
1 to 6 p.m.
Help us usher in the holiday season with a festive celebration, including ice skating, tree lighting, Santa Claus’s arrival and musical performances to delight young and old alike. Shop the Winter Market, a collection of local vendors where you are sure to find that perfect gift. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

December, 2015

East River snowmobile trails season

605-773-3391

Pierre Dec 01, 2015 - Mar 15, 2016
The East River snowmobile season runs from December 1 to March 15. For maps, regulations and more information, visit www.gfp.sd.gov.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 04, 2015
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 Sweater Skate Party

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 04, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
Don your ugly sweaters and join Main Street Square for a holiday party on the rink! Entertainment, prizes and more will make the night fun for all ages! For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 05, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During Santa in the Square, on Saturday, Dec. 5 and 12, enjoy ice skating, carriage rides, and bring the little ones to share their list with Santa Claus. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 05, 2015
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)

Volga Parade of Lights

605-690-1501

Volga Dec 05, 2015
Volga will be hosting its 3rd Annual Parade of Lights on December 5th, 2015. Join us for an evening of fun and enjoy some goodies and hot cocoa! Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be in attendance!

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Dec 05, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Aberdeen Living Christmas Tree

605-216-2448

Aberdeen Dec 05 - 06, 2015
Saturday 7 pm - 8:30 pm; Sunday 3 pm - 4:30 pm and 7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aberdeen Living Christmas Tree features a full orchestra, children's choir and adult choir proclaiming the arrival of the Savior of the World - Jesus Christ. Celebrating it's 27th year, the event marks the beginning of the Christmas Season for many people in the around the community.

SD Governor's 6th Biennial Art Exhibition

605-626-7117

Aberdeen Dec 10, 2015 - Jan 20, 2016
See website for specific times.
The SD Governor's 6th Biennial Art Exhibition recognizes and encourages SD Artists, promoting the artistic identity of SD and celebrating the cultural and artistic heritage and future of SD for over a decade.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 10, 2015
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 11, 2015
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 12, 2015
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)

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Dec 12, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Open house events includes three model train layouts running in three different scales, some with over 80 cars.

Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 12, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During Santa in the Square, on Saturday, Dec. 5 and 12, enjoy ice skating, carriage rides, and bring the little ones to share their list with Santa Claus. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Black Hills snowmobile trails season

605-584-3896

Lead Dec 15, 2015 - Mar 31, 2016
The Black Hills snowmobile season runs from December 15 to March 31. For maps, regulations and more information, visit www.gfp.sd.gov.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 17, 2015
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 18, 2015
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 18, 2015
5 to 9 p.m.
The ice rink is transformed into a dance party for teens complete with lights and today’s top hits. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flight

605-543-5071

Renner Dec 19, 2015
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)

Sea & Sky Saturday

605-334-9466

Sioux Falls Dec 19, 2015
10a - 2p
Every third Saturday of the month, we take the opportunity to highlight a special insect or animal. Come learn fun facts and make a craft inspired by the featured creature!

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Downtown Countdown

605-716-7979

Rapid City Dec 31, 2015
5 to 10 p.m.
Spend the last night of 2015 at Main Street Square. There will be ice skating and family entertainment, capped off by fireworks at 7 p.m. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

January, 2016

Mardi Gras

605-578-1876

Deadwood Jan 29 - 30, 2016
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.