Events

April, 2014

Watertown Circus

605-880-0535

Watertown Apr 20, 2014
10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm
Watertown Circus is sponsored by the Temple Building Board Association of Watertown . Proceeds will be used to support the Watertown Masons, Eastern Star, CHIPS (Child Identification Program), 2 scholarships for a Watertown Senior High student and a Lake Area Technical Institute student, Masonic Student Assistance Program, and the Northeastern General Auxiliary which is an organization that raises funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities.

Red Green - "How to do Everything" Tour

605-995-8430

Mitchell Apr 23, 2014
7:00pm
A brand new show - from the same old guy! After a successful run of 139 shows throughout Canada and the USA on his "Wit and Wisdom Tour", Red Green is back in theatres across North America in 2014 with a brand new show - How To Do Everything - from the man that should know!

All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition, Works

605-626-7117

Groton Apr 24 - 25, 2014
9am - 3pm
High school artists from North and South Dakota participate in this artistic show and workshop. They are invited to submit one piece of original art for the show as well as have the opportunity to work with some of the finest professional artists in the upper Midwest.

ZooCub Class- Seven, Eight, Animal Weight

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Apr 24, 2014
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Count along with the Zoo in this fun parent and child class! We’ll use numbers to discover how animals live with a story, craft, Zoo tour, and an animal encounter. Count a little higher every month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $9 per class. Non-member price is $15 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Chicago in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Apr 24, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

ZooCub Class- Rough and Scratchy

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Apr 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Come explore the different textures of animals! This parent and child class will include a variety of learning activities for infants and toddlers, including stories, a simple craft, a Zoo exhibit visit and an animal visitor. We’ll touch on a different texture each month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $7 per class. Non-member price is $12 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Country Gold Tour in concert, 5 pm show

605-559-1187

Deadwood Apr 25, 2014
5 pm to 6:30 pm
Featuring Leroy Van Dyke, Eddy Raven, T. Graham Brown and Bobby Bare. Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Country Gold Tour in concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Apr 25, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets are on-sale now through our box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Concert artists include: Leroy Van Dyke, Eddy Raven, T. Graham Brown and Bobby Bare.

Black Hills Fiber Arts Fair

605-791-0711

Rapid City Apr 25 - 26, 2014
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.

Bad Dates - One-Woman Comedy Show

605-642-7973

Spearfish Apr 25 - 27, 2014
Fri. & Saturday: 7:30-9:30pm, Sunday: 2:00-4:00pm
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center’s community theater will be presenting a one-woman comedy, “Bad Dates.” The play is showing on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. The show, written by Theresa Rebeck, stars Brenna Meyer as Haley, a single mom and self-proclaimed idiot savant at managing restaurants. Jon Steven Wiley directs this production. Tickets are on sale now for $15 adults and $10 for youth (18 and under) and BHSU students

Earth Day Celebration

605-716-7979

Rapid City Apr 26, 2014
Main Street Square in Downtown Rapid City is going green with its Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26. Many local organizations and businesses will have booths demonstrating how they are earth friendly. There will also be environmentally-friendly kids’ activities and family fun. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

RiverRat Marathon and Bike Ride

111-111-1111

Yankton Apr 26, 2014
Timed running events and bike ride to raise money for Yankton Area groups.

ZooCub Class- Seven, Eight, Animal Weight

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Apr 26, 2014
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Count along with the Zoo in this fun parent and child class! We’ll use numbers to discover how animals live with a story, craft, Zoo tour, and an animal encounter. Count a little higher every month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $9 per class. Non-member price is $15 and includes admission to the Zoo.

South Dakota Sneaker Tour

605-658-5510

Vermillion Apr 26, 2014
5K starts at 11 AM
The Vermillion segment of the SD Sneaker Tour is a 5K run / walk event beginning and finishing at the Old Lumber Company in downtown Vermillion. Registration required to participate in this event. Please visit our website for more details.

LATI Car Club 9th Annual Car Show for a Cause

605-882-5286

Watertown Apr 26, 2014
11:00am-3:00pm
Lake Area Technical Institute’s Car Club 9th Annual Car Show for a Cause will be held on April 26, 2014. This car show raises money for Make a Wish. Bring your car to enter in the show, or come view all the cars entered.

ZooCub Class- Rough and Scratchy

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Apr 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Come explore the different textures of animals! This parent and child class will include a variety of learning activities for infants and toddlers, including stories, a simple craft, a Zoo exhibit visit and an animal visitor. We’ll touch on a different texture each month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $7 per class. Non-member price is $12 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Car Show Test 'N' Tune at Casino Speedway

605-881-1781

Watertown Apr 27, 2014
12:00pm car show, 3:30pm Test 'N' Tune
Car Show Test 'N' Tune at Casino Speedway

Car Show: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Test 'N' Tune: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: – Free

Pit Entry:
Drivers – $20 each
Crew Members – $10 each

Watertown Concert Association Presentation

605-886-4393

Watertown Apr 28, 2014
7:30pm
The Watertown Concert Association concert presentation will be at the DD Miller Auditorium at 7:30 pm on April 28, 2014.

Shrine Circus

800-289-7469

Mitchell Apr 28 - 30, 2014
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Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor"

605-882-2076

Watertown Apr 30 - May 03, 2014
7:30pm April 30 - May 3, 2:00pm May 4
Town Players Community Theater present Ken Ludwig’s "Lend Me a Tenor" April 30 through May 3 at 7:30pm, and May 4th at 2pm.

The Town Players Theater is located at 5 South Broadway. Please call 605-882-2076 with questions.

Black Hills Film Festival

605-574-9454

Hill City Apr 30 - May 04, 2014
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.

May, 2014

Mellette House Open

605-886-4730

Watertown May 01 - Oct 01, 2014
1pm-5pm Tuesday through Sunday
Mellette House,built in 1885 was Home to South Dakota's first governor and is open for tours May 1 to October 1.

Public Opinion Premier Cooking Event

605-886-6901

Watertown May 01, 2014
4:00pm-9:30pm
The Public Opinion Premier Cooking Event with celebrity Chef Jon Ashton will be held at the Watertown Event Center on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Doors open at 4:00pm and the show featuring Chef Jon Ashton will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Movie: The Namesake

605-642-7973

Spearfish May 02, 2014
7:30 p.m.
The Matthews will host the final Big Read event by showing the movie, "The Namesake," based on the book of the same name. The book, by Jhumpa Lahiri, has been the Big Read community read book (Spearfish) since October 2013. The film does full justice to Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel. To be able to fit a story spanning three decades into two hours without making it feel rushed or contrived takes some doing, and Mira Nair paces it beautifully. The cinematography

South Dakota Birding Festival

605-487-7603

Pickstown May 02 - 04, 2014
Birding enthusiasts will gather May 3-5, 2013 at Fort Randall, SD to catch site of hundreds of migrating bird species returning to South Dakota or heading to other parts of the country. There are unique birding opportunities in this region. The Fort Randall location in Central South Dakota includes the Missouri River, Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge and Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, which are all major flyways for migrating birds

Annie - Theatre Production

605-996-9137

Mitchell May 02 - 04, 2014
Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
This family classic Broadway musical was based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. During the Great Depression in New York City, a red-haired scrapper named Annie is the voice of hope for fellow orphans who live under the supervision of drunken floozy Miss Hannigan. One day, the orphanage is visited by Grace Farrell personal secretary to Oliver Warbucks. In order to improve his image, Grace brings Annie to the Warbucks’ estate for a weeklong visit

Platte Chamber Fishing Tournament

888-297-8175

Platte May 02 - 03, 2014
The annual Platte Chamber Fishing Tournament starts Friday, May 2nd with an hors d'oeuvres social from 6-8 pm at The Yellow Rose followed by the rules meeting and Calcutta. Door prizes will be given. ALL ENTRANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE THERE FOR THE RULES MEETING. Fishing begins Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., followed by the awards banquet at 7:30 at The Yellow Rose. Trophies will be awarded and winners announced

Spring Market (Jog for a Dog)

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 03, 2014
Main Street Square is breaking the rules for just one day for the third annual Jog for a Dog at Main Street Square on Saturday, May 3. Highlights include dog demonstrations and a one-mile walk/run. Families and individuals are encourage to bring their leashed dog on a walk around Downtown Rapid City. The event is held in conjunction with Main Street Square’s Spring Market with local foods, crafts and other items the same day, May 3. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Korczak Day

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse May 03, 2014
Please join us and celebrate the anniversary of Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski's 1947 arrival in the Black Hills to accept Lakota leader's invitation to carve Crazy Horse Memorial.

Festival of Tables

605-539-1373

Wessington Springs May 03, 2014
10 AM - 1 PM
The 2nd Annual Festival of Tables will be held in the Senior/Community Center, Saturday, May 3rd at 12-noon. Open at 10 AM to view the tables. Over a dozen local individuals and organizations set unique, festive tables for a luncheon and local talent provide musical entertainment. For $10 advanced tickets, contact Linda Burg 605/539-1373

4 parks, 4 hikes, 1 adventure

605-987-2263

Canton May 03, 2014
8 a.m. CT
Come on out for a new kind of an adventure! The Newton Hills State Park along with Good Earth State Park, Union Grove State Park and Spirit Mound Historic Prairie will be hosting a hiking/traveling expedition that will take hikers through the scenic areas of each park. Hiking participants will hike first at Good Earth State Park and onward to Union Grove State Park, Spirit Mound Historic Prairie and ending at Newton Hills State Park

4 parks, 4 hikes, 1 adventure

605-987-2263

Vermillion May 03, 2014
8 a.m. CT
Come on out for a new kind of an adventure! The Newton Hills State Park along with Good Earth State Park, Union Grove State Park and Spirit Mound Historic Prairie will be hosting a hiking/traveling expedition that will take hikers through the scenic areas of each park. Hiking participants will hike first at Good Earth State Park and onward to Union Grove State Park, Spirit Mound Historic Prairie and ending at Newton Hills State Park

4 parks, 4 hikes, 1 adventure

605-987-2263

Beresford May 03, 2014
8 a.m. CT
Come on out for a new kind of an adventure! The Newton Hills State Park along with Good Earth State Park, Union Grove State Park and Spirit Mound Historic Prairie will be hosting a hiking/traveling expedition that will take hikers through the scenic areas of each park. Hiking participants will hike first at Good Earth State Park and onward to Union Grove State Park, Spirit Mound Historic Prairie and ending at Newton Hills State Park

Hank Harris Live Concert - "Peace" CD Release

605-642-7973

Spearfish May 03, 2014
7:30 p.m.
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is set to host Hank Harris’ newest CD “Peace” release live concert on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Joining Hank onstage will be Jim Groth and Maya Van Nuys. Tickets are $15 adults and $5 for youth (18 and under) and BHSU students. Tickets are now available online at www.MatthewsOpera.com, at The Matthews’ art gallery during business hours, Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, or by phone at 605-642-7973

Opening Night Races

605-881-1781

Watertown May 04, 2014
5:45pm
Come cheer on your favorite driver as the racing season gets started.

Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor-Matinee

605-882-2076

Watertown May 04, 2014
2pm
The Watertown Town Players will perform Ken Ludwig's famous play "Lend me a Tenor"

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner May 04, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Anne’s Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse May 06, 2014
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.

ZooCub Class- World's Loudest

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls May 08, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Explore animal athletes and record holders, just in time for the Olympics! Our oldest ZooCubs can have their own animal adventure with a lesson, craft, Zoo tour and an animal visitor. Discover a different medal-worthy animal every month! (Please note that parents are welcome to attend, but not required.)

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Member price is $11 per class. Non-member price is $17 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Mom's Nite Out at the Empire Mall

605-361-3301

Sioux Falls May 08, 2014
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Simon malls will open their doors for thousands of moms for a Nite of shopping, pampering, socializing, fun, and helpful interactive demonstrations and displays. Mom’s Nite Out takes place at over 100 Simon Malls.
Simon Malls promotes Mom’s Nite Out in a grass roots manner that attracts an average of 1,500 moms to each event using cooperative promotional relationships with mom’s group and bloggers across the country as well as local mall Facebook pages and Twitter accounts

Dueling Duo

605-886-1554

Watertown May 09, 2014
7pm
Dueling Duo is putting on a show and dinner for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Glacial Lakes at 2nd Street Station in Watertown Sd

The World’s Largest Pair, the Dueling Duo, performs over 130 shows a year throughout the Midwest, wowing audiences everywhere they go. This show is truly something different…and since it’s all request, it’s different every time!

2014 Leadercast

605-692-6125

Brookings May 09, 2014
7:30 am
Leadercast® is a one-day leadership event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of locations around the world.

Annie - Theatre Production

605-996-9137

Mitchell May 09 - 11, 2014
Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
This family classic Broadway musical was based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. During the Great Depression in New York City, a red-haired scrapper named Annie is the voice of hope for fellow orphans who live under the supervision of drunken floozy Miss Hannigan. One day, the orphanage is visited by Grace Farrell personal secretary to Oliver Warbucks. In order to improve his image, Grace brings Annie to the Warbucks’ estate for a weeklong visit

Main Street Square's Spring Market

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 10, 2014
Main Street Square’s Spring Market includes local foods, crafts and other items. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Pumpkin Bog Wine Label Contest

605-574-3898

Hill City May 10, 2014
10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
Help us decide which of the amazing local pieces of art will grace the 2014 Pumpkin Bog label. See all the submissions and vote for your favorite.

Aberdeen ABATE/FM Crusaders Bike Show & Dance

605-228-6283

Aberdeen May 10 - 11, 2014
10am-5pm
Biggest bike show in eastern SD. Fifty+ motorcycles on display & approximately 40 different vendors from surrounding states. Live music and a dance on Saturday night.

Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

605-715-9580

Aberdeen May 10 - 11, 2014
1pm - 5pm each day
The 2014 Pari-Mutuel Horse Races are an annual event held in May of each year at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

ZooCub Class- World's Loudest

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls May 10, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Explore animal athletes and record holders, just in time for the Olympics! Our oldest ZooCubs can have their own animal adventure with a lesson, craft, Zoo tour and an animal visitor. Discover a different medal-worthy animal every month! (Please note that parents are welcome to attend, but not required.)

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Member price is $11 per class. Non-member price is $17 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Avera Race Against Breast Cancer

605-322-8900

Sioux Falls May 10, 2014
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Each year, the Avera Race brings together family, friends, cancer survivors and others - all racing toward a common goal: to enhance cancer care for people right here in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. The Avera Race consists of a 10K run, 5K run, 3 mile walk, 1.5 mile family fun walk.
The 2014 Avera Race Against Breast Cancer marks its 26th year as Avera McKennan and the Avera Cancer Institute continue their ongoing commitment to providing all women in our community with the most

Olson Memorial Late Model Races

605-881-1781

Watertown May 11, 2014
5:45pm
Casino Speedway is racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, SD… On Sunday evenings, from late April to early September, you can find the best fender-to-fender and door handle-to-door handle WISSOTA racing action on the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the Northern Plains. The Freedom Valu Centers Candy Toss is at 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. each race night, with 3 hours of great family entertainment…

Historic Prairie Village Opening Day

605-256-3644

Madison May 11, 2014
Opening Day - Carousel rides daily. train rides on Saturdays at 2pm

Mother's Day Brunch at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City May 11, 2014
10a.m. and 1:30p.m.
Treat Mom to a Mother's Day V.I.P. experience at Prairie Berry Winery. Enjoy brunch, wine tasting, and reserved seating.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner May 11, 2014
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 Mother's Day Express

605-574-2222

Hill City May 11, 2014
1:15pm
Champagne, cupcakes and more! Treat your mother to a unique and unforgettable steam train ride through the beautiful Black Hills. Enjoy bubbly beverages, a tasty treat, a delectable dessert, and entertainment. This is definitely an adventure your mother will never forget.
Get your tickets early. For pricing, information and reservations, call 605-574-2222 or visit www.1880train.com. Train departs Hill City station at 1:15pm.

Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass in Concert

605-996-5081

Mitchell May 12, 2014
7:30pm
A veritable "dream team" of ten of America's virtuoso brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous gift of great music of every era to every audience. Program high lights may include the music of Elvis Presley, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Earth, Wind & Fire, and classical music like the William Tell Overture and Tchaikovsky's Symphony no 4.

Instrumentation includes 4 trumpets/flugelhorns. two trombones, two French horns, tuba and drums.

Williams & Ree Show

800-658-4717

Watertown May 16, 2014
8pm
Bruce Williams & Terry Ree, “The Indian and the White Guy,” the Williams and Ree Comedy Show have sustained a career over 40 years packing casinos, clubs, and arenas from Niagara Falls to Las Vegas with their ever-changing routine that –more times than not–steers away from the off-color Indian jokes that originally established the duo.

Open House Celebration

605-255-4515

Custer May 16 - 18, 2014
all weekend
Celebrate Open House weekend at Custer State Park, beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and ending 11 p.m. Sunday. To celebrate the beginning of the summer season, visitors can enjoy nature hikes, hayrack rides, cowboy cookouts, pancake feeds and other special events. This is also the weekend for the park's infamous buffalo chip throwing contest. The park hosts a free fishing derby, awarding prizes for anglers in each age group. Info: (605) 255-4464

South Dakota Birthday Bash

605-582-7243

Brandon May 17, 2014
7 p.m. CT
Join us for fun and games at the Big Sioux Recreation Area's amphitheater to celebrate South Dakota's 125 years of statehood. We will celebrate with nature gifts, outdoor games and a special birthday treat.

Dust Off the Dutch Ovens

605-668-2985

Yankton May 17, 2014
7 p.m. CT
Join us for some helpful tips on caring for your dutch-ovens and for some delicious and simple recipes to try at your next outdoor cooking venture.

Seasonal Volksmarch Trail

605-255-4515

Custer May 17 - Sep 30, 2014
This is a Volksmarch event which evolved from public races in southern Germany that still take place today. Custer State Park continues this European tradition each year. Participants walk 6.2 miles (on their own) through various park habitats. The trail begins at the parking area of the east end of the French Creek Natural Area. Participants will walk approximately a 6-mile loop. Gradual uphill first 3 miles and gradual downhill last 3 miles

Disc Golf Demonstration and Instruction

605-432-6374

Corona May 17, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Expert disc golfers will be availabe for demonstrations and instruction. Kids of all ages are welcome to get some pointers or check out a set of discs and play on one of the best disc golf courses in the Mid-west. Free disc checkout. Park entrance is free that day as part of the parks' Open House Weekend.

Kids' Fishing Derby

605-853-2533

Miller May 17, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Join us for a kids' fishing derby at Lake Louise. There is no cost to enter andprizes will be givento all participants. As part of the State Parks' Open House and Free Fishing Weekend, no park entrance licenses or fishing licenses are required.

Step Outside

605-987-2263

Canton May 17, 2014
9 a.m. CT
The Department of South Dakota Game Fish and Parks will be hosting a Youth Day event at Lake Lakota (part of Newton Hills State Park). The Step Outside program is a youth based program that offers kids ages 8 and up (along with a parent or guardian) an opportunity to take part in numerous outdoor recreational activities all in the same day. Events in the program will tentatively include archery, BB gun shooting, GPS training, .22 rifle shooting, fishing, trapping

125th Birthday Card Hunt Kickoff

605-987-2263

Canton May 17 - Sep 01, 2014
South Dakota is celebrating 125 years of statehood, and we want you to celebrate with us at the park! Newton Hills is hiding birthday cards all around the park this summer. Each will have a point value. When you have collected 125 points, turn them into the welcome center to claim your party favor! Stop in for rules and details.

Kites and Castles

605-487-7046

Pickstown May 17, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Let's go fly a kite and build a sand castle or sculpture! Some kites will be available for use, or bring your own. Runs 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Fracis Beach.

Family Fishing

605-594-3824

Garretson May 17, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Free Fishing on SD Game Fish and Parks opening weekend, so join us young and older for some great fishing along Split Rock Creek inside Palisades State Park. There will be a limited number of poles to share for the event and plenty of night crawlers to go around! As part of Open House weekend, enjoy free entrance into all South Dakota state parks and recreation areas. Camping fees still apply. This weekend is also Free Fishing Weekend. No fishing licenses are required

Kids to Parks Day

605-626-3488

Aberdeen May 17, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Kids to Parks Day will be held during the SD State Parks Open House Weekend, no entrance fees required. This event will encourage kids of all ages to get out and explore South Dakota.

Midwest Modified Races

605-881-1781

Watertown May 17 - 18, 2014
5:45pm
Casino Speedway is racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, SD… On Sunday evenings, from late April to early September, you can find the best fender-to-fender and door handle-to-door handle WISSOTA racing action on the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the Northern Plains. The Freedom Valu Centers Candy Toss is at 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. each race night, with 3 hours of great family entertainment…

Gordon Stockade Historic Site Volksmarch

605-574-3278

Custer May 17, 2014
8 am - 2 pm
Traveling around Stockade Lake, the trail follows the footsteps of past gold miners and early pioneers. Walk on portion of Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway and Stockade Lake Nature Trail. Gordon Stockade Historic Site stands today as a replica to the first permanent "white" settlement in the Black Hills. Open House Week-End in Custer State Park with free entrance and free fishing for the three-day week-end.

Super Diamond (Neal Diamond Tribute) in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood May 17, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb 14, and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

1880 Train's Appreciation Weekend

605-574-2222

Hill City May 17 - 18, 2014
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. Adult ticket price is $28. Choose from the following dates and times:
May 17th, 2014
•Hill City Departures –10:00am & 1:15 pm
•Keystone Departures – 11:15am
May 18th, 2014
•Hill City Departures –10:00am & 1:15 pm
•Keystone Departures – 11:15 am

Advanced reservations are required and must be made no later than 24

South Dakota State Poker Chamionship

605-578-3670

Deadwood May 17 - 18, 2014
South Dakota State Poker Championship – Ready to be crowned the best poker player in the region? Well, there’s only one way to do it and that’s at the 4th Annual South Dakota State Poker Championship at the Silverado. Many will play, but only one can walk away with the $100,000* top prize. The main event will be held May 17 & 18. For more information, visit us online at www.silveradofranklin.com/pokerchamp. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this great event. *based on 100% participation

Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

605-715-9580

Aberdeen May 17 - 18, 2014
1pm - 5pm each day
The 2014 Pari-Mutuel Horse Races are an annual event held in May of each year at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen May 17, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner May 18, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Jersey Boys: The Musical

605-367-6000

Sioux Falls May 21 - 25, 2014
“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys , the 2006 Tony Award® winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys

ZooCub Class- Nine, Ten, Animal Dens

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls May 22, 2014
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Count along with the Zoo in this fun parent and child class! We’ll use numbers to discover how animals live with a story, craft, Zoo tour, and an animal encounter. Count a little higher every month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $9 per class. Non-member price is $15 and includes admission to the Zoo.

ZooCub Class- Soft and Fluffy

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls May 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Come explore the different textures of animals! This parent and child class will include a variety of learning activities for infants and toddlers, including stories, a simple craft, a Zoo exhibit visit and an animal visitor. We’ll touch on a different texture each month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $7 per class. Non-member price is $12 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Fiesta Friday!

605-668-2985

Yankton May 23, 2014
7 p.m. CT
Help us kick-off Memorial Day weekend with a party! Make a craft inspired by the Spanish culture and learn how to do the Mexican Hat Dance. All ages welcome.

Memorial Day Weekend Campsite Decorating Display

605-983-5085

Arlington May 23, 2014 - May 26, 2013
all weekend
Campers bring supplies to decorate your campsite. Judging on Saturday. Prizes for all!

Legends in Light® Laser Light Show at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse May 23 - Oct 13, 2014
A must see laser light multimedia presentation. Shows nightly at dark Memorial Day Weekend through Native Americans' Day.

Legendary Hart Ranch Rodeo

605-399-2582

Rapid City May 23 - 25, 2014
7pm-9pm
Legendary Hart Ranch Rodeo celebrating 30 years of tradition. Events include Bareback Rding, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. 3 day events with numerous vendors and activities throughout the day.

Foothills Rodeo Queen Contest & Lil Miss & Mister

605-539-1166

Wessington Springs May 23, 2014
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Wessington Springs Foothills Rodeo Queen Contest on Friday, May 23. The horsemanship part of the contest begins at 3 p.m. at the rodeo grounds, followed by speeches and the Lil Miss & Mister Pageant at the Opera House. Contact Jane Barber at (605) 539-1166 for more details.

Lake Andes Fish Days

605-487-7611

Lake Andes May 24, 2014
Come and celebrate Fish Days with us June 6, 7 & 8th!! Our Walleye Tournament will be held May 24th, contact TJ 491-0796. Events held on June 6th are the Queen & Lil Miss Fishy contest & Lawn Mower Races (contact Jason 481-5713), Saturday June 7th events are: Parade 10:30, Kid's Games 11:30, Pedal Pull 1:00, Bingo 1:30-5:00, FREE Fish Dinner 2:00-4:00, Demolition Derby 3pm (contact Mike 481-1305), Car & Motorcycle Show, Street Dance 8:00-1:00am, Crowning of Mr. Carp & Ms. Bullhead

Crazy Horse Memorial Day Weekend Open House

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse May 24 - 26, 2014
Guest artists exhibiting their works in Indian Museum of North America and Cultural Center. Free* admission to residents of South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. *Requested donation of 3 cans of food per person for KOTA Care and Share Food Drive. Blast on Memorial Day.

South Dakota Kayak Challenge

605-864-9011

Yankton May 24 - 25, 2014
Race begins at 7 a.m. and must reach the finish line by 1 p.m. on 5/25/14
The South Dakota Kayak Challenge pits racers against 72 miles of Missouri River. A majority of the course is part of the Missouri National Recreational River one of South Dakota's National Parks. Racers have 30 hours to complete the race. Race starts in Riverside Park in Yankton, SD.

Judy Collins w/ the BH Symphony Orchestra in Concert

877-907-4726

Deadwood May 24, 2014
Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Judy’s love of lyrics.

Extreme Campers Challenge

605-582-7243

Brandon May 24, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Think you have what it takes to be an extreme camper? Well, we shall see! In this race through the park, teams will complete camping-themed challenges to see who will emerge victorious. All ages welcome, but it's best for racers age 10 and above. No pre-registration required. Sign up will take place at the picnic shelter.

Kids' Fishing Derby

605-983-5085

Arlington May 24, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Kids aged 4-15, meet at the boat launch at 10 a.m. to register. Bring a pole. Bait is provided. Prizes for all participants!

Family Fun Amazing Race

605-987-2263

Canton May 24, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Join us for our Family Fun Amazing Race! It is a foot race only, but strollers and wagons are welcome for little ones. The race consists of several stops throughout the park, each with a different challenge. Everyone that participates will receive a prize, but the first, second, and third places will be taking home trophies! Please bring water and wear appropriate attire!

Wishard Memorial Disc Golf Tournament

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre May 24, 2014
10 a.m. CT
This disc golf tournament is held in remembrance of a local disc golfer who lost his life at a very young age. All ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend.

ZooCub Class- Soft and Fluffy

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls May 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Come explore the different textures of animals! This parent and child class will include a variety of learning activities for infants and toddlers, including stories, a simple craft, a Zoo exhibit visit and an animal visitor. We’ll touch on a different texture each month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $7 per class. Non-member price is $12 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Memorial Day Weekend Live Music at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City May 24, 2014
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Join us for live local music to honor and celebrate the men and women who've given their lives while serving our nation.

SDRA Foothills Rodeo

605-770-4370

Wessington Springs May 24 - 25, 2014
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.

Grand Magic Show--Custer Show Barn

406-291-2004

Custer May 24 - Aug 31, 2014
Grand Magic Performance/Show in Custer.

ZooCub Class- Nine, Ten, Animal Dens

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls May 24, 2014
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Count along with the Zoo in this fun parent and child class! We’ll use numbers to discover how animals live with a story, craft, Zoo tour, and an animal encounter. Count a little higher every month!

Classes are held one Saturday and one Thursday a month from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Both classes each month are the same.) Member price is $9 per class. Non-member price is $15 and includes admission to the Zoo.

Advantage RV Modified Races

605-881-1781

Watertown May 25, 2014
Casino Speedway Midwest Modified Races in Watertown SD. Casino Speedway is racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, SD… On Sunday evenings, from late April to early September, you can find the best fender-to-fender and door handle-to-door handle WISSOTA racing action on the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the Northern Plains. The Freedom Valu Centers Candy Toss is at 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. each race night, with 3 hours of great family entertainment…

Walk the Fort

605-487-7046

Pickstown May 25, 2014
1:30 p.m. CT
Learn about the history of Ft. Randall, find out who the famous residents were and what there was to do for fun in the 1860s and 1870s.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner May 25, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

605-715-9580

Aberdeen May 25 - 26, 2014
1pm - 5pm each day
The 2014 Pari-Mutuel Horse Races are an annual event held in May of each year at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner May 29, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series Kick-Off

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 29, 2014
Can’t wait for summer? You don’t have to. The Summer Concert Series will kick off on Thursday, May 29. The performance is an introduction to the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square, each Thursday from June 5 to August 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

RibFest

605-367-7288

Sioux Falls May 29 - Jun 01, 2014
Thursday 4-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 17th Annual RibFest features award-winning bar-b-que vendors from across the country, national and local concerts, and fun for the kids. Held at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

Engelbert Humperdinck in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood May 30, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28, 2014, at 10 am and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

10th Annual Custer Stampede Art Auction Unveiling

605-673-2244

Custer May 30, 2014
Unveiling of the Artwork for the 10th Annual Custer Stampede Buffalo Art Auction.

Public reception: Bob H. Miller & Shannon Sargent

605-688-5423

Brookings May 30, 2014
4:30-7pm
Join us for a public artists reception for Bob H. Miller "Glow Pop Art" and Shannon Sargent "Objects Found for the Purpose of Understanding". Artists to present at 5:30 pm

34th Annual Stan Marshall Golf Classic

605-693-4315

Brookings May 30 - 31, 2014
Brookings Country Club

Friday: practice round and evening social
Saturday: Tournament and Barbeque

Team of four, all members tee off on each hole, then chooses one player to play their own.

Admission covers cost of green fees, cart rental, BBQ and social.

Summer Music Series at Prairie Berry WInery

605-574-3898

Hill City May 30 - Sep 05, 2014
6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
Prairie Berry Winery's Summer Music Series takes place outdoors, with a view of Harney peak and a relaxing acoustic vibe. All shows are family friendly. Come hungry for a bite to eat from the Prairie Berry Kitchen, and enjoy a glass of wine along with a unique musical experience every Friday from May 30 through September 5.

Madison Community Center Triathlon

605-256-5837

Madison May 31, 2014
8 AM - 10 AM
Tri-athletes compete as individuals or as a 2 or 3 person team. The Madison Community Center Triathlon consists of 300 yards in the indoor swimming pool, 9 miles biking and a 2.25 mile run. Plan to swim, bike and run or collectively as a team as you discover the unexpected in Madison!

Ron White in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood May 31, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now through our box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Riverboats, Roads and Rails

605-665-3898

Yankton May 31, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The 4th Annual Riverboats, Roads and Rails is a family fun event to get families out and exploring the history of Yankton and the Dakota Territory. There will be a kids activities, dutch oven demonstrations, Civil War area re-enactors, and so much more. Concession stand will be available.

Bikes & Babes

605-334-2721

Sioux Falls May 31, 2014
11am
An Eastern SD poker run with all proceeds go to Children’s Miracle Network.

Starting locations: Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Brookings, Madison, Orange City, Chamberlain, Mitchell, Watertown, Aberdeen

Cost is $25 per biker and $10 for additional poker hand.

$25 registration entitles participants to: Ride; T-shirt (guaranteed if pre-registered; Ribfest Ticket; Door Prizes; 1 Poker Hand.

Kids' Carnival at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City May 31, 2014
Main Street Square is the place for kids to be on Saturday, May 31. Kids can enjoy games, entertainers, and educational booths at this event. The interactive fountain at Main Street Square will be on for a quick cool down. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

South Dakota Sneaker Tour - Pierre 5K

605-658-5510

Pierre May 31, 2014
Event starts at 11 AM
The Pierre segment of the SD Sneaker Tour is a 5K run. Registration required to participate in this event. Please visit our website for more details.

Who Lives in a Tree?

605-987-2263

Canton May 31, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Join us for this fun and educational program about Newton Hills Wildlife!

Kids' Fishing Derby

605-627-5441

Bruce May 31, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Kids ages 4-15 can participate in this annual fishing derby. Register at 10 a.m. at the Welcome Center. Fish from the dock or shore. Bring a pole. Bait provided. Prizes for all participants!

Dutch Oven Gathering Night

605-668-2985

Yankton May 31, 2014
6 p.m. CT
We'll provide the ingredients, you bring your imaginations! This creative cooking event is geared twards the entire family. Some dutch ovens will be provided for your use, but please bring your own if you have one.

Game Fish & Parks Family Outdoor Recreation Day

605-353-7146

Wessington Springs May 31, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Come step outside for a fun experience that combines the joy of activity and the thrill of learning. It's a great way to get to know others who enjoy our South Dakota traditions. Ages 8-15. Fish casting, Archery, Shotguns, BB Guns, Game Calling, Trapping, GPS, Owl Pellet dissection.

June, 2014

Wissota Races

605-881-1781

Watertown Jun 01, 2014
5:45pm
Wissota Racing-Casino Speedway in Watertown SD. Casino Speedway is racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, SD… On Sunday evenings, from late April to early September, you can find the best fender-to-fender and door handle-to-door handle WISSOTA racing action on the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the Northern Plains. The Freedom Valu Centers Candy Toss is at 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. each race night, with 3 hours of great family entertainment

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 01, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon

605-584-3896

Deadwood Jun 01, 2014
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


Lil Chef

605-361-3301

Sioux Falls Jun 03, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Attention aspiring chefs! Pint sized food lovers and even the pickiest of eaters will have a blast as they whip up some fun and roll up their sleeves and explore the fun side of food at this culinary extravaganza!

Crazy Horse Dedication Anniversaries

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jun 03, 2014
Anniversary of 1948 dedication of the Memorial and first mountain blast. Also marks the anniversary of the dedication of finishing the face of Crazy Horse in 1998. Admission is three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Trolley on the Trail

605-584-3896

Deadwood Jun 03, 2014
1 p.m. MT
The Trolley on the Trail allows people with impaired mobility to experience the Mickelson Trail. This ride will cover the trail from the Englewood Trailhead to Rochford, about four hours from start to finish. To reserve your place, please call Neighborhood Housing at 605-578-1401.

Nature Day Camp: Nature's Yuck!

605-594-3824

Garretson Jun 05, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Designed for kids ages 7-12, this day camp will focus on the Yucky things in nature, including bats, spiders, and the gross things animals do. We'll do several fun activities, take a short hike, make a craft and play games. This program will also qualify for South Dakota's Junior Naturalist program. Registration is preferred; please call 605-594-3824.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jun 05, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jun 05 - Aug 14, 2014
6 PM to 8 PM
Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 5th through Aug 14th 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 Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jun 05, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

"The King and I" - A Musical

605-665-4711

Yankton Jun 05 - 08, 2014
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
Theatre - Musical
Directed by JoAnn Lambertz
Musical Director Kenneth Tice

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 05, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 05, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Fort Sisseton Historic Festival

605-448-5474

Lake City Jun 06 - 08, 2014
Fort Sisseton comes alive with calvary re-enactments, artillery & infantry demonstrations, entertainment, vendors and great food. See a full dress calvary charge living re-enactment, black powder shoot, and antique tractor pull. Rendevous Camp Arena. Kids 11 and under are free! The Fort is 10 miles SW of Lake City.

Wheel Jam

605-353-7340

Huron Jun 06 - 08, 2014
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 06 - 07, 2014
The Original SD State BBQ Championship 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, bean bag tournament, and Backyard BBQ Competition are all part of the fun. The SD BBQ Championship is part of Wheel Jam Weekend on the SD State Fairgrounds.

Northern Bull Riding Tour-Historic Prairie Village

800-693-3644

Madison Jun 06, 2014
Calcutta at 6:30 pm
Bull Riding at 7 pm
Ride the mechanical bull. Food and drink available on the grounds.

2014 Regional High School Rodeo

605-529-5868

Watertown Jun 06 - 08, 2014
The 2014 Regional High School Rodeo will be held at the Bob Kirby Arena/Derby Downs in Watertown. The kids work hard all year to prepare for this rodeo event

Redlin Art Center 17th Anniversary Celebration

605-882-3877

Watertown Jun 06, 2014
The Redlin Art Center is holding a 17th Anniversary Celebration on June 6, 2014 from 9am to 5pm. Come enjoy coffee and cookies in the gallery.

The Redlin Art Center opened June 6, 1997. This year will mark our 17th anniversary! Come help us celebrate. Coffee & cookies in the gallery.

Kenny Rogers in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Jun 06, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Lake Andes Fish Days

605-487-7611

Lake Andes Jun 06 - 08, 2014
Come and celebrate Fish Days with us June 6, 7 & 8th!! Our Walleye Tournament will be held May 24th, contact TJ 491-0796. Events held on June 6th are the Queen & Lil Miss Fishy contest & Lawn Mower Races (contact Jason 481-5713), Saturday June 7th events are: Parade 10:30, Kid's Games 11:30, Pedal Pull 1:00, Bingo 1:30-5:00, FREE Fish Dinner 2:00-4:00, Demolition Derby 3pm (contact Mike 481-1305), Car & Motorcycle Show, Street Dance 8:00-1:00am, Crowning of Mr. Carp & Ms. Bullhead

World Oceans Day

605-882-6269

Watertown Jun 07, 2014
1pm-4pm
World Oceans Day at Bramble Park Zoo will take place on June 7, 2014 from 1:00-4:00pm.

On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration! Come see all the activities the Bramble Park Zoo has planned to help celebrate and increase awareness of the World’s Oceans.

African Dance Party

605-878-2003

Watertown Jun 07, 2014
8pm
An African Dance Party will be held at Burritos on Broadway, 12 North Broadway, Uptown Watertown. Have fun and Dance to the latest African dance music

Sioux Avenue Cruise Night

605-280-4835

Pierre Jun 07, 2014
4 pm to midnight
A classic cruise night and car people hangout with no fees and no trophies for hot rods, street machines, customs, muscle cars, tuners, trucks, motorcycles, whatever! Group cruises scheduled every hour leaving from the Wegner Auto lot. One hundred cars and 30 motorcycles joined the fun last year. A live band and many more extras are being planned. There will be great photo opportunities even if you don’t have a vehicle to participate with

Poker Run & Harley Davidson Giveaway

800-658-4717

Watertown Jun 07, 2014
8am-5pm
Dakota Sioux Casino Poker Run & Harley Davidson Giveaway is a annual event in Watertown SD.

Dakota Sioux Casino’s 3rd Annual Poker Run is on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
All players may earn tickets for the Harley-Davidson giveaway by playing the slots from April 1st until 11:00 pm on June 7th (20 points = 1 Ticket). Must be using your Players Club Card.
Poker Run participants will receive 5 drawing tickets.
The Dweebs will perform at 9pm

The Dweebs

800-658-4717

Watertown Jun 07, 2014
9 pm
The Dweebs will perform at 9pm.
Contact Group Sales for pre-registration: 605-884-1638 Tasina or 605-884-1678 Cynthia.
Poker Run proceeds go to South Dakota’s Make A Wish.

Denny Palmer Memorial Walleye Classic

605-845-2387

Mobridge Jun 07 - 08, 2014
Walleye Tournament

Searching for Bigfoot!

605-582-7243

Brandon Jun 07, 2014
2 p.m. CT
There are rumors that something big has been spotted in Big Sioux Recreation Area! We will take a hike through the park following clues and tracks to find just what has been walking around the area. Good walking shoes and bug spray are recommened.

Kid's Fishing Derby

605-668-2985

Yankton Jun 07, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Come spend the afternoon with the naturalists and become hooked on fishing! Bring your own fishing poles or borrow some of ours. Bait and refreshments will also be provided.

National Trails Day Hike: Badger Clark Trail

605-255-4515

Custer Jun 07, 2014
4 p.m. MT
Join a park naturalist for an easy one-mile hike along the Badger Clark Trail and learn of Badger's legacy in South Dakota and Custer State Park. Interpretive panels along the trail take visitors back to a place and time of a man who lived and shared a simple life. Meet at the Badger Hole Historic Site. Info: 605-255-4464.

National Trails Day Hike: Prairie Trail

605-255-4515

Custer Jun 07, 2014
9 a.m. MT
Participants will take an easy to moderate hike on the Prairie Trail. Custer State Park offers over 18,000 acres of grassland habitat, which houses a diversity of life. From wildflowers to grasses, from wildlife to unseen beauty, this guided hike exposes participants to the significance of the Great Plains. Meet at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center. Info: 605-255-4464.

National Trails Day Hike: Little Devil's Tower Trail

605-255-4515

Custer Jun 07, 2014
1 p.m. MT
Hikers will take an adventurous hike to one of the highest points in the Black Hills. Hiking through a spruce-pine forest, then scrambling through a rocky terrain, participants venture to the summit of a geological landscape. This hike is considered strenuous and is not recommended for people with health conditions or physical limitations. Meet at the Sylvan Lake General Store Parking Lot. Info: 605-255-4464.

Basic Birding

605-983-5085

Arlington Jun 07, 2014
9 a.m. CT
We'll learn about birds of the area while hiking the trails in the park. All ages welcome. Some binnoculars will be available, but you're encouraged to bring your own. The hike departs from the amphitheater.

Basic GPS and Geocaching

650-847-4893

Lake Preston Jun 07, 2014
10 a.m. CT
This fun activity combines the use of GPS units with exploring the beautiful park. The park will provide GPS units for a lesson in the basics of geocaching.

Geocaching 101

605-987-2263

Canton Jun 07, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt and an excellent way to explore Newton Hills. Come and learn the basics of using a GPS while geocaching. Participants are encouraged to bring their own GPS, but a limited number of GPS units will be available for use.

Kids' Fishing Derby

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre Jun 07, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Kids can join in a morning of fun-filled fishing and prizes at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre on Saturday, June 7th. Kids are encouraged to register the week prior to the event at the Welcome Center at Oahe Downstream. Registration will close at 9:50 a.m. on June 7th. Fishing begins at 10 a.m. and will end at noon. Immediately following fishing, prizes will be awarded for the largest, smallest and most interesting catches of the morning

Creative Crafting

605-627-5441

Bruce Jun 07, 2014
1 pm. CT
Choose from a variety of nature crafts to make and take. Come and go event. Meet at Mortimer's Cabin. All are welcome!

South Dakota's Birthday Breakfast

605-987-2263

Beresford Jun 07, 2014
9 a.m. CT
The state of South Dakota is having a birthday, and it's a big one! Help us celebrate 125 years by joining us for this outdoor cooking demonstration!

Crazy Horse Volksmarch

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jun 07 - 08, 2014
29th annual organized hike up the world's largest mountain carving in progress. Memorial admission free* to hikers;$3 per person charge by AVA for 10K (6.2-mile) round trip hike. *Requested donation cash or 3 cans of food per person for KOTA Care & Share Food Drive in lieu of admission.

Zippity Zoo Day

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Jun 07, 2014
9 a.m.-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. This event is free with paid Zoo admission.

Siouxland Rennaissance Festival

866-489-9241

Sioux Falls Jun 07 - 08, 2014
Sat. 10am - 7am Sun. 10am - 6pm
Come thrill to the spectacle of armored jousting. Venture into a realm especially for children. Marvel at our jugglers, dancers, and other performers. We offer a wide variety of vendors offering goods and food to suit every taste. Roam the streets filled with people of Shrewsbury County to play in the past!

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 08, 2014
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 Pageants

605-256-3644

Madison Jun 08, 2014
7 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 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!

Late Model Special Races

605-881-1781

Watertown Jun 08, 2014
5:45pm
Casino Speedway-Late Model Special RacesCasino Speedway is racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, SD… On Sunday evenings, from late April to early September, you can find the best fender-to-fender and door handle-to-door handle WISSOTA racing action on the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the Northern Plains. The Freedom Valu Centers Candy Toss is at 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. each race night, with 3 hours of great family entertainment…

Prairies to Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp

605-574-2222

Hill City Jun 10 - 12, 2014
Prairies to Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp is an educational camp for young people from the ages of 11 to 15 years of age. Its main purpose is to teach young people rail safety around highway/rail grade crossings, as well as along railroad rights-of-ways and around rail equipment and rail operations. In addition, it seeks to educate them to the many different crafts which are necessary to operate a railroad and strives to expose them to the opportunities available in the rail industry. Thus

Nature Day Camp: Kids' Fishing Day

605-745-6996

Hot Springs Jun 11, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
Participants will learn how to tie a fishing knot, take part in a casting contest, learn some tricks for cleaning the catch, make fish prints to take home, and of course GO FISHING! Geared for kids ages 7-12. Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a snack. Meet at shelter house #2. Info: 605-745-6996

Nature Day Camp: Nature's Yuck!

605-582-7243

Brandon Jun 12, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Designed for kids ages 7-12 this day camp will focus on the Yucky things in nature. From bats, spiders, and the gross things animals do. Participants will participate in fun activities, take a short hike, make a craft and play games. This program will also qualify for South Dakota's Junior Naturalist program. Registration is preferred; call 605-594-3824.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jun 12, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

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

SHCT Presents "Cut to the Chase"

605-745-4140

Hot Springs Jun 12 - 14, 2014
7:00PM
Southern Hills Community Theatre presents "Cut to the Chase" A Comedy by Pat Cook. A srewball comedy set in 1949 about a team of Hollywood writers .

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 12, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 12, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

"The King and I" - A Musical

605-665-4711

Yankton Jun 12 - 15, 2014
Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
Theatre - Musical
Directed by JoAnn Lambertz
Musical Director Kenneth Tice

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jun 12, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Crazy Horse Stampede Rodeo & Gift from Mother Earth Celebration

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jun 13 - 15, 2014
23rd Annual Great Plains Indian Rodeo Association and PRCA rodeo events. Native American/Western arts and crafts show/sale.

Art Walk - Rapid City

605-716-7979

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

5th Annual Wheels and Squeals

(no phone)

Beresford Jun 13 - 14, 2014
A weekend filled with family fun and entertainment in Beresford, SD. Featuring a BBQ Contest, Car Show, Burn Out Contest, Rib, Food, and Craft Vendors, Kids Activities, and Live Music.

Wild Bill Hickok Days

800-999-1876

Deadwood Jun 13 - 14, 2014
Celebrate the life and times of Wild Bill Hickok with a weekend full of free entertainment!

Spook Yourself Silly Hike

605-668-2985

Yankton Jun 13, 2014
10 p.m. CT
Many interesting thing can happen on Friday the 13th. Join us for a thrilling night hike along our majestic hiking trail.

Father's Day Bluebird Box Workshop

605-745-6996

Hot Springs Jun 14, 2014
6 p.m. MT
Come on over to the host site at Horsehead Campground and build a bluebird box for the mountain bluebirds of the area. Bring a hammer and the whole family! Participants will learn why bluebirds nest in the boxes they build and fun facts about these feathered friends! Info: 605-745-6996.

Luce Cabin Pioneer Day

605-256-5003

Madison Jun 14, 2014
10 a.m. CT
History comes alive with pioneer chores, demonstrations, and exhibits!

Father's Day Treats for Dad

605-983-5085

Arlington Jun 14, 2014
4 p.m. CT
Make some treats to celebrate Father's Day. Info: 605-983-5085

Parrot Program

605-987-2263

Canton Jun 14, 2014
11 a.m. CT
Bring the family and your lawn chairs to learn about the Ensz family's eight parrots from all over the world. They will tell us all about what it is like to live with these friendly birds. Children under 12 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.

125th Anniversary Riddle Hunt

605-987-2263

Canton Jun 14, 2014
10 a.m. CT
We are celebrating 125 years of South Dakota's statehood with a riddle hunt. Stop into our welcome center for your riddles. Solve them to explore the park and learn more about South Dakota's history. When you have completed the hunt, return your form to collect a prize!

Archery for Beginners

605-487-7046

Pickstown Jun 14, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Meet at the North Point archery range located along the entrance to ST Francis Beach. Pre-registration is required.

Techno Treasure Hunt Walk in the Park

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre Jun 14, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Learn more about the fun activity of geocaching and operating a GPS unit. Program will consist of basic GPS instruction and learning how to use your GPS to locate hidden Geocaches within the program area. This program can be a fun family exercise and often has family members competing on time in which items can be found. Park will have a limited supply of GPS units available for the program.

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

605-627-5441

Bruce Jun 14, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Join us for a demonstration on how to cook in a Dutch oven. Presented by the SD Trappers Association. Happy Fathers Day!

Fruits and veggies and nuts - Oh my!

605-594-3824

Garretson Jun 14, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Learn some fun recipes and tips for cooking healthy while camping, guaranteed to satisify everyone. Recipes, supplies and samples provided.

Lewis & Clark Homestead Day

605-668-2985

Yankton Jun 14, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Celebrate Father's Day weekend at this free event with fun for the whole family. Make butter and candles, sample homemade ice cream, watch rope-making and spinning demonstrations, try for prizes in the homemade pie contest, and much more!

Luce Pioneer Day

605-256-5003

Madison Jun 14, 2014
10 AM to 3:00 PM
Luce Pioneer Day is an event recreating history of living on the prairie on the homestead of Herman Luce. Lake Herman and the State Park is named after Herman Luce and annually a celebration is held reenacting the era he and his son William lived as the first settlers at Lake Herman. They settled the timberland on the east side of the lake and assumed squatters' rights on June 17, 1870.The log cabin in the park was built for Herman Luce in the summer of 1871

Old Settlers Days

605-854-3773

De Smet Jun 14 - 15, 2014
Old Settler’s Day is the longest running celebration in South Dakota. Activities include a 5K Run, parade, activities, street dances, airport fly-in and pancake breakfast.

Black Hills Mud Run

605-209-4105

Sturgis Jun 14, 2014
10am - 3pm
The most exhilarating adventure weekend in the Black Hills will take place at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground on June 14, 2014. The 2nd-annual event will feature trail running, obstacle courses, food, music, and of course, lots and lots of mud.

The Mud Run’s main attraction is its challenging three-mile course, which starts at the Buffalo Chip and fans out over trails and across the facility. Racers will battle professionally built and natural obstacles that require climbing, crawling

3rd Annual "It's All About Science" Festival

605-312-6556

Sioux Falls Jun 14, 2014
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us for the 3rd annual “It’s All About Science” Festival! This FREE festival is an annual celebration and exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for all ages featuring hands-on science activities, talks, demonstrations and vendor exhibits.

Art and Wine Festival at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 14 - 15, 2014
See. Sample. Savor. The Art and Wine Festival is Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15. Sample wine as you browse art from more than 50 local and regional artists. Enjoy live artistic performances, music and activities for kids. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

8th Annual Ashley & Amanda Loban Golf Tournament

605-627-5444

Volga Jun 14, 2014
Meadow Creek Golf Course

Four person team scramble, no handicap, 20 team limit and lunch will be served.

Proceeds benefit the Ashley & Amanda Loban Scholarship Fund.

Family Fun Weekend

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Jun 14 - 15, 2014
All day
Don't miss the excitement of Family Fun Weekend! Enjoy special actiities such as the children's fishing contest, watermelon feed, and special discounts and events. Come and join the fun activities. Bring the entire family for an enjoyable weekend at Wylie Park.

Trio Con Brio Summer Solstice Celebration

605-882-3877

Watertown Jun 14, 2014
7pm
It all began in 2001, when Jan Holmgren got the idea of putting together a trio consisting of one flute, one oboe and a piano. Trio con Brio was born, and today the trio consists of Carina Cederwall – flute and vocal, Jan Holmgren – oboe / English horn and vocal, and Stig Andersson – piano / arrangements and vocal. They were all educated at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Their repertoire goes from classical music to well known hymns via jazz, musicals and film music

Wissota Races

605-881-1781

Watertown Jun 15, 2014
5:45pm
Wissota Racing-Casino Speedway in Watertown SD. Casino Speedway is racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, SD… On Sunday evenings, from late April to early September, you can find the best fender-to-fender and door handle-to-door handle WISSOTA racing action on the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the Northern Plains. The Freedom Valu Centers Candy Toss is at 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. each race night, with 3 hours of great family entertainment

1880 Train Father's Day Special

605-574-2222

Hill City Jun 15, 2014
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.

Get your tickets early. Call 605-574-2222 to make reservations or make them online.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 15, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Lakota Arts + Identities Workshop

605-688-5423

Brookings Jun 17 - 19, 2014
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Learn about Lakota culture and work with the South Dakota Art Museum's Native American collection. Visit www.nativecairns.org for more information.

Nature Day Camp: Kids' Fishing Day

605-641-0023

Belle Fourche Jun 18, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
Participants will learn how to tie a fishing knot, take part in a casting contest, learn some tricks for cleaning the catch, make fish prints to take home, and of course GO FISHING! Wear clothes that can get wet and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a snack. Info: 605-641-0023.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jun 19, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 19, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 19, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Tabor Czech Days

605-463-2478

Tabor Jun 19 - 21, 2014
CZECH DAYS--These two words are synonymous with fun, music, entertainment, dancing, and traditional Czech foods. The celebration has kept alive the heritage of the early founders of the little South Dakota community who came to Tabor from Czechoslovakia as early as 1869.

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jun 19, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Prairie Hills Art Show

605-539-1963

Wessington Springs Jun 20 - 21, 2014
Fri. June 20th 7 PM-9 PM & Sat. June 21th 12 PM- 4 PM
Annual two day art show featuring local and area paintings, photographs and more.

Becoming an Outdoor Family

605-256-5003

Madison Jun 20 - 22, 2014
Decorate your campsite, put on your costume and get ready for some candy and other Halloween fun all weekend long.

Dalesburg Midsummer Festival

605-253-2575

Vermillion Jun 20, 2014
Annual celebration of Scandinavian and rural heritage. Scandinavian and other foods, programs on rural and Scandinavian heritage and raising of the midsummer pole. Held at Dalesburg Lutheran Church north of Vermillion.

Oahe Days Music and Arts Festival

605-945-3900

Pierre Jun 20 - 22, 2014
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ESTELLINE RODEO DAYS

605-690-2241

Estelline Jun 20 - 21, 2014
6:30 PM
SDRA,MRA,NRCA APPROVED RODEO

Sunset Safari

605-882-6269

Watertown Jun 20 - 21, 2014
A day for families focused on cultures, critters, and creating memories.

South Dakota Scavenger's Journey

605-380-9486

Pukwana Jun 20 - 22, 2014
Will Vary
Scavenger’s Journey is coming back to Central South Dakota for its 3rd year! Participating communities on the nearly 100 mile route along old US Hwy 16 include Plankinton, White Lake, Kimball, Pukwana, Chamberlain, Oacoma, Reliance, and Presho. Communities will showcase their unique business districts, host organized antique and flea markets as well as unique programs such as the wildlife program at the Native Prairie Garden in Kimball, a quilt show at the historic Bendon Church

SD State Hog Rally Bike Parade

605-949-2371

Watertown Jun 21, 2014
5:30 pm
Come out to wave the flag and welcome the SD HOGG rally to town as they ride in a Bike Parade. Route will start at the Redlin Art Center and proceed through Watertown, ending up at the Dakota Sioux Casino with entertainment for the evening at Dakota Sioux Casino

The Big Mick

605-584-3896

Lead Jun 21, 2014
5 a.m. MT
Are you up for the challenge? Join us for this bike ride of the entire 109-mile Mickelson Trail in one day. Snacks and meals are provided. For more information, go online to http://www.thebigmick.org.

Strider Championship Series - Rapid City, SD

605-342-0266

Rapid City Jun 21, 2014
10am until 3pm
The STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bike Championship Series is a national series of races held at unique venues across the country that bring together STRIDER riders and their families from all over the country for a day full of fun with the thrill of STRIDER racing. Go to www.striderbikes.com for more information

Extreme Campers Challenge

605-296-3643

Canistota Jun 21, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Think you have what it takes to be an extreme camper? Well, we shall see! In this race through the park, teams will complete camping-themed challenges to see who will emerge victorious. All ages welcome, but it's best if racers are age 10 and above. No pre-registration required. Sign up will take place at the picnic shelter.

Wilderness Survival Challenge

605-668-2985

Yankton Jun 21, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Participate in a variety of camping skills-related events, including campfire building, setting up a tent, geocaching, plant identification and more! Ages 10 and older welcome!

South Dakota Birthday History Hike

605-987-2263

Canton Jun 21, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Are you curious about local legends? Join us at the entrance to the Woodland Trail on the lower road for a history hike, stopping several times along the way to learn about the Newton Hills area's past, both legend and fact. This hike will last about and hour, ending where it began. Please bring water and wear insect repellent and appropriate shoes.

Become a Buffalo Buff

605-448-5701

Lake City Jun 21, 2014
3 p.m. CT
Become a buffalo buff! Join us for a Junior Naturalist Program on Saturday, June 21. Meet us at Roy Lake State Park at 3 p.m. and learn about all things buffalo! For more information, call 448-5474.

Brookings Kite & Bike Festival

605-688-4313

Brookings Jun 21 - 22, 2014
Fishback Soccer Complex

Free family fun event includes huge show kites, a bike obstacle course, food vendors, face painting, rockets and more.

Arts in the Park

605-226-1557

Aberdeen Jun 21 - 22, 2014
10am-6pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun
For over 30 years, exhibitors have lined the pavement within Melgaard Park with their handrafted wares on the third full weekend in June. Each year this juried event attracts exhibitors from over 12 states. Arts in the Park features fine and folk art, entertainment and a wide variety of food items.

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Jun 21, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Prairie Village Variety Show

800-693-3644

Madison Jun 22, 2014
see website for event's full schedule

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 22, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

St. Francis Indian Day Pow Wow

605-891-9992

Saint Francis Jun 23 - 25, 2014
Colorful finery, elaborate featherwork, and intricate beadwork describe the visual atmosphere of a powwow or "wacipi" pronounced WA CHEE PEE, which is Dakota, Lakota and Nakota for "dance." Spirited drumming and singing fill the air as dancers complete their fancy footwork. For complete information please call 605-407-1137.

Jerauld/Buffalo Co. 4H Horse Show

605-539-9471

Wessington Springs Jun 23, 2014
All day event.
Come out and support our local 4-H youth as they complete in our county show. Concessions will be available on the grounds.

Down Home Family Music Festival

605-399-2582

Rapid City Jun 24 - 29, 2014
TBD
One of the biggest events of the summer season will be the Down Home Family Music Festival June 24-29th. This event will be unlike any music festival ever facilitated in the country. We’re going to kick off the festival with the Nashville Vocal Showdown and give both individuals and groups an opportunity to perform in a competitive environment, complete with judges. These judges will be professionals in the industry and will help direct musically talented individuals on how they might improve

Nature Day Camp: Kids' Fishing Day

605-255-4515

Custer Jun 25, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
Participants will learn how to tie a fishing knot, take part in a casting contest, learn some tricks for cleaning the catch, make fish prints to take home, and of course GO FISHING! Wear clothes that can get wet, bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Reservations are required and must be made by calling the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center at 605-255-4828. Info: 605-255-4464.

Duel on the Prairie Cowboy Fast Draw

605-999-1884

Mitchell Jun 25 - 29, 2014
9am - 5pm
The Cowboy Fast Draw State Championship features the best of the best in South Dakota competing for the state title in this timed sport using single action .45 caliber western style six-shooters. Cowboy Fast Draw is based on the exciting American West culture between 1873 through the 1890's.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jun 26, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Halloween in June at Wild Water West

605-361-9313

Sioux Falls Jun 26, 2014
11:00am - 8:00pm
Show your halloween spirit and help support Feeding South Dakota. Costume contest and all day admission discounts for all who participate.

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 26, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Sturgis Camaro Rally

406-891-1372

Sturgis Jun 26 - 29, 2014
All generation Camaro Rally that will feature a show & shine, auto cross, poker runs, and drag racing. For more details please visit our website at www.sturgiscamarorally.com

Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo

605-874-2996

Clear Lake Jun 26 - 28, 2014
PRCA Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete in different PRCA and WPRA sanctioned events. Join us "Where the Pavement Ends" in Clearlake SD.

Crazy Horse June Night Blast

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jun 26, 2014
There will be an evening program honoring Mrs. Korczak (Ruth) Ziolkowski's 88th birthday and the anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The laser-light show will begin at dark followed by a night blast. Admission after 7 PM is three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care & Share Food Drive.

National Red Power Round Up

605-353-7340

Huron Jun 26 - 28, 2014
The 25th Annual Red Power Round Up is remarkable in many ways. It’s the 25th annual celebration for people from all around the world to gather to see the history of International Harvester and agriculture-related memorabilia. Along with an impressive selection of tractors, engines, trucks, and equipment, attendees can also browse exhibits which include household appliances, milking equipment, and toy collections.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jun 26, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

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

Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival

605-745-3684

Hot Springs Jun 27 - 29, 2014
Friday Noon-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3
Handcrafted arts & Crafts only - sold by the artist. Food - Entertainment - Children's Stage

Halloween in June on Lake Herman

605-256-5003

Madison Jun 27 - 29, 2014
8 AM - 10 PM
Boo! Everyone likes to dress up and decorate for Halloween. Lake Herman offers state park campers and visitors the opportunity to dress up in their costumes, decorate their campsite or tour the park and enjoy goblins, ghosts, witches, haunted sites and more during Halloween in June. Join the fun on the shores of Lake Herman!

Becoming an Outdoor Family

605-773-7048

Madison Jun 27 - 29, 2014
Becoming an Outdoor Family is a weekend full of fun, camping and outdoor activities. For just $50 per family, participants get an electrical campsite for two nights, their choice of several outdoor skill classes, program materials and use of equipment. In addition, families will participate in several general sessions and activities, including a campfire potluck.

Classes are being set, but in the past have included sessions on archery, shooting sports, kayaking/canoeing, fishing

Halloween in June

605-256-5003

Madison Jun 27 - 29, 2014
All weekend
Decorate your campsite, put on your costume and get ready for some candy and other Halloween fun all weekend long.

The Great South Dakota Treasure Hunt

605-668-2985

Yankton Jun 27, 2014
7 p.m. CT
South Dakota is celebrating a big birthday this year and what better way to kick-off than with a large-scale game of geocaching with a South Dakota twist!

Yankton Area Relay for Life

605-668-8850

Yankton Jun 27 - 28, 2014
5 p.m. to 6 a.m.
All are welcome to come and walk and enjoy the fundraising and entertainment in honor of our cancer survivors and in memory of those we have lost. All proceeds will go to American Cancer Society but come back to our area ten-fold!

Montongator Joe's Country Music Festival

866-245-2702

Madison Jun 27 - 29, 2014
Your favorite local and regional country music entertainers!
Camping, fun and more!

Dustin Lynch in Concert

877-907-4726

Deadwood Jun 27, 2014
Party pit tickets - $20
General admission - $15

Halloween in June on Walker's Point - Lake Madison

605-256-5003

Wentworth Jun 27 - 29, 2014
8 AM - 10 PM
Boo! Everyone likes to dress up and decorate for Halloween. Walker’s Point Recreation Area on Lake Madison offers state park campers and visitors the opportunity to dress up in their costumes, decorate their campsite or tour the park and enjoy goblins, ghosts, witches, haunted sites and more during Halloween in June. Join the fun on the shores of Lake Madison!

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

605-348-1198

Sturgis Jun 27 - 29, 2014
The 33rd Annual Black Hills Bluegrass Festival is a family event featuring national touring bands as well as local musicians. There are 3 full concerts as well as a Sunday Morning Gospel Music Show. Instrumental workshops are hosted by the bands. Kids workshops and activities, Arts & Crafts vendors and food concession. The concerts are held outdoors but there is an indoor stage in case of rain. The campground offers 100 RV sites with full hookups plus tent camping and fully modern shower

Sculpture in the Hills

605-515-0643

Hill City Jun 28 - 29, 2014
10a.m.-7:00p.m. Saturday, 10a.m.-4p.m. Sunday
Sculpture in the Hills is Hill City’s annual sculpture show featuring renowned sculptors working in stone, bronze & mixed media. The show is juried, so quality for interested buyers is guaranteed. The show also includes artwork in a variety of price ranges, so visitors are able to stop by for a small gift or a new monument. With a maximum of 25 artists per year, the show comes together under one tent just off Main Street—between the famous Alpine Inn and Granite Sports.

Admission is free.

Pampered on the Prairie

605-626-7117

Groton Jun 28, 2014
10am-3pm
A day, especially for ladies, in the peaceful setting of the Granary Rural Cultural Center. The schedule includes motivational/inspirational speakers, workshops, lunch, and a tour of the outdoor sculpture gardens.

Watertown Uptown Summer Festival

605-886-3040

Watertown Jun 28, 2014
9am-5pm
Outdoor vendors displaying and selling arts and crafts along with home businesses

Guess Who's Turning 125? Birthday Party

605-668-2985

Yankton Jun 28, 2014
8 p.m. CT
South Dakota, you've never looked better! Come celebrate our great state's brithday with some South Dakota inspired games, crafts and cake, of course!

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

605-983-5085

Arlington Jun 28, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Join us for a demonstration on how to cook in a Dutch oven.

Birding Basics

605-987-2263

Canton Jun 28, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Interested in seeing some of the different birds in Newton Hills? We will talk about how to best spot and identify our feathered friends and practice what we learn in the park. We will also listen to some bird songs that can be heard throughout the park. This will qualify as a Junior Naturalist Program.

Dutch Oven Gathering

605-487-7046

Pickstown Jun 28, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Learn how to use a Dutch oven and try your hand at cooking over a fire. Tasting the results is required!

Carp-A-Thon

605-594-3824

Garretson Jun 28, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Most people don't fish for Carp but this event is all about the Carp. Techniques, bait and learning all about these fish. There will be a limited number of poles to share for the program. There will also be many different types of bait. If you have a secret we would love to hear it!

Red Rocks South Dakota Birthday Party

605-594-3824

Garretson Jun 28, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Help us in celebrating the state of South Dakota's 125th Birthday at the Palisades Amphitheater. There will be games, gifts to make and treats.

Wellmark Tour de Oahe

605-222-0858

Pierre Jun 28, 2014
The Wellmark Tour de Oahe is a one-day bike ride with three different routes for varying levels of challenge. It will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014, near Pierre. The start and end locations are the Oahe Downstream Group Lodge at the Oahe Dam. The website for all of the details is: www.WellmarkTourdeOahe.com.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jun 29, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

July, 2014

Trolley on the Trail

605-584-3896

Deadwood Jul 01, 2014
1 p.m. MT
The Trolley on the Trail allows people with impaired mobility to experience the Mickelson Trail. This ride will cover the trail from Englewood Trailhead to Rochford, about four hours from start to finish. To reserve your place, please call Neighborhood Housing at 605-578-1401.

Special Exhibit: The Early Years Unveiling New Work

605-882-3877

Watertown Jul 01, 2014
9am-5pm
SPECIAL EXHIBIT: The Early Years
Unveiling of 5 new recently acquired original oil paintings that truly launched Terry Redlin’s career.

Mobridge Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo

605-845-2387

Mobridge Jul 02 - 04, 2014
Annual PRCA Rodeo

Old Time Country 4th Celebration

605-673-2244

Custer Jul 03 - 05, 2014
Old Time Country 4th Celebration in Historic Downtown Custer.

Old Time Country Fair 1881 Courthouse Museum

605-673-2244

Custer Jul 03 - 05, 2014
Arts and Crafts, Old Time Country Fair activities at the 1881 Courthouse Museum.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jul 03, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 03, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Faulkton's Wild West Days

605-598-6515

Faulkton Jul 03 - 06, 2014
all day
Faulkton's Wild West Days over the 4th of July includes but not limited to: parade fireworks, car show, 4-H Carnival, 5k run, BBQ in the park, Golf Tournament, brat feed, music bands and much more

95th Annual Black Hills Round Up

605-892-2676

Belle Fourche Jul 03 - 06, 2014
Varied Upon Performance
July 3rd – Ranch Rodeo
July 4th – PRCA Rodeo and concert
July 5th – PRCA Rodeo and Fireworks
July 6th – PRCA Rodeo and concert

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 03, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Lake Norden Community Barbeque

(no phone)

Lake Norden Jul 03, 2014
community BBQ followed by Fireman's Water Fight

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 03, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Lake Norden Independence Day Celebration

605-785-3602

Lake Norden Jul 04, 2014
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.

4th of July Parade & Celebration - Watertown

605-886-5814

Watertown Jul 04, 2014
2pm Parade, 6pm Celebration
4th of July Parade & Celebration, live music

Independence Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 04, 2014
American Flag is displayed on the mountain. Other events may take place.

4th of July Parade & Fireworks - Wessington Springs

605-539-1929

Wessington Springs Jul 04, 2014
Join in the fun celebration of 4th of July by attending the Annual Wessington Springs 4th of July Parade. Prizes are given for best float display, most patriotic, best tractor float and more. Then top off the day by sitting back, relaxing and watching the fireworks display put on by the WS Volunteer Fire Dept,

Royal River Casino & Hotel Fireworks Show

877-912-5825

Flandreau Jul 04, 2014
sunset
This is the annual July 4th Fireworks display held in the hotel parking lot at dusk.

Wylie Park 4th of July Celebration

605-626-7015

Aberdeen Jul 04, 2014
10am - 11pm All Day
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.

Uncle Sam Jam

605-692-7539

Brookings Jul 04, 2014
Live music, beer garden, balloon twisting, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatable games and a final fireworks display!

4th of July Parade - Brookings

605-692-1430

Brookings Jul 04, 2014
11 am
Annual Holiday Event

Lake City Centennial

605-448-5493

Lake City Jul 04 - 05, 2014
Centennial Celebration
Parade,activities,& street dance.

July 4 Celebration

605-387-2427

Menno Jul 04, 2014
All Day
5K & 10 K Road Races 7:30 a.m. Menno State Bank
American Legion Parade 11 a.m. 2014 Parade Theme "Let Freedom Ring"
FFA Barbecue following parade city/school gym
Baseball Game 7:30 p.m.
Fireworks following the baseball game

4th of July Rib Cook-off

605-854-3773

De Smet Jul 04, 2014
Spend your 4th of July eating at the rib cook-off in Washington Park. Stay for live music & kids activities, ending with a spectacular fireworks display.

4th of July Fireworks Display at Lake Mitchell

605-999-4671

Mitchell Jul 04, 2014
Begins at dusk.
Celebrate Independence Day at Lake Mitchell with a beautiful display of fireworks!

Independence Day Celebration at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 04, 2014
Celebrate Independence Day at Main Street Square on Friday, July 4, and honor past and present military personnel with musical performances and more. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Big & Rich in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Jul 04, 2014
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

Hot Springs 4th of July Events

605-745-4140

Hot Springs Jul 04, 2014
All Day Events, Call Chamber for Details
Events in Hot Springs for the 4th of July include a street dance* in Centennial Park, the Firecracker Mile, 5K & 10K runs starting in Chautauqua Park, a parade through downtown Hot Springs, a community picnic at the Mueller Civic Center, Chamber Firequacker Duck Race in Fall River by Hill Inn, Demolition Derby at the city Materials Recovery Facility, and fireworks at dusk.

*Street dance held on July 3.

Patriots Parade - Custer

605-673-2244

Custer Jul 04, 2014
Patriots Parade in Historic Custer.

4th of July Fireworks - Custer

605-673-2244

Custer Jul 04, 2014
July 4th Fireworks in Custer.

Fort Pierre's 4th of July Parade, Rodeo & Firework

605-224-7361

Fort Pierre Jul 04, 2014
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4th of July Fireworks Celebration - Yankton

605-668-5242

Yankton Jul 04, 2014
At Dusk
Fireworks at dusk. Bring your lawn chair

Independence Day Bike Parade

605-582-7243

Brandon Jul 04, 2014
3 p.m. CT
Grab your bike and join us for a Independence Day bike parade around Big Sioux Recreation Area's campground. The ranger will lead the way for this fun event!

Independence Day Bike Parade

605-256-5003

Madison Jul 04, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Decorate your bicycle and pedal for freedom as we take the parade throughout the campground. Info: 605-256-5003.

Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display

605-983-5085

Arlington Jul 04 - 06, 2014
all weekend
Campers, bring supplies to decorate your campsite and show your patriotism! Judging on Saturday, prizes for all!

Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display

650-847-4893

Lake Preston Jul 04 - 06, 2014
all weekend
Campers, bring supplies to decorate your campsite for Independence Day! Judging on Saturday, prizes for all!

Uncle Sam's Bike Parade

605-296-3643

Canistota Jul 04, 2014
11 a.m. CT
Join us for a bike parade through Lake Vermillion Recreation Area. Let's meet ahead of time and decorate our bikes together before the Park Ranger leads the parade. Great for all ages, and if you don't have a bike you can rent one of ours!

Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display

605-627-5441

Bruce Jul 04 - 06, 2014
all weekend
Campers, bring supplies to decorate your campsite for Independence Day! Judging on Saturday, prizes for all!

Glow Bug 4th of July Parade

605-594-3824

Garretson Jul 04, 2014
8:30 p.m. CT
Grab your glow sticks, flashlights or borrow one of ours for this fun walking parade through Palisades State Park campground. We will march along for everyone to enjoy and maybe even sing a few patriotic songs. Great for all ages.

Independence Day Bike Parade

605-256-5003

Madison Jul 04, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Decorate your bicycle and pedal for freedom as we take the parade throught the campground. Info: 605-256-5003.

Dakota Running Irons (Cowboy Mounted Shooters)

605-730-1979

Wessington Springs Jul 04 - 06, 2014
July 4th will be Guns, Cans and Cattle. Start time 3:00 or one hour after open barrel race.
July 5th Will shoot for Food III
Rifle on July 5th. Start time 1 pm.
July 6th Will Shoot for Food VI. Same as above only will shoot Shotgun and start time 10 am.
Office fee goes to Local Food Pantry.
Questions Call Craig Shryock 605-730-1979

Blue & Gold Golf Tournament

605-539-1944

Wessington Springs Jul 05, 2014
All day event.
Blue & Gold Golf Tournament - Saturday, July 5th - Contact the Springs Country Club for details at 539-1944.

Patriotic Bike Parade

605-983-5085

Arlington Jul 05, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Meet at the amphitheater to decorate your bike. We'll have some supplies, but you can bring your own as well. At 10:45 a.m. we'll travel through the park with the park ranger leading. All ages welcome, treats afterward!

Firefly Fiesta Hike

605-668-2985

Yankton Jul 05, 2014
10 p.m. CT
Join us on this popular 4th of July night hike to learn about the fascinating creatures that light up the sky! All ages welcome.

Red, White & Blue Bike Parade

605-668-2985

Yankton Jul 05, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Meet at the Lewis and Clark Amphitheater at 10 a.m. and naturalists will help decorate your bike or, better yet, come with your bike already decked out in patriotic splendor. The parade will wind through the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area in celebration of our nation's independence.

Dash for the Cache GPS Tournament

605-668-2985

Yankton Jul 05, 2014
7 p.m. CT
On your mark, get set, GO!!! Race to be the first family to find all the hidden containers and solve puzzles along the way. Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Participants are encouraged to bring their own GPS units, although some will be available for use. Basic instruction on the use of GPS units will be given before the race. 12 years and older welcome.

Extreme Amazing Race

605-987-2263

Canton Jul 05, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Have you ever seen the TV show Amazing Race? Newton Hills now has their own! The Extreme Amazing Race will be a foot race and it will be more intense than our traditional Family Fun Amazing Race. The race will be about 3.5 miles long with many challenges along the way. Can you handle it? Please bring water, bug repellent, and appropriate footwear.

Independence Day Parade

605-987-2263

Canton Jul 05, 2014
5 p.m. CT
Bring your bikes over to shelter 3 at 4:30 p.m. where the park will provide some patriotic decorations to deck out your ride! Feel free to show your red, white, and blue spirit by bringing your own decorations from home as well. At 5 p.m., decorated bikes will be judged and two winners will be chosen to lead the bikes just behind our park ranger with lights and sirens! The parade will loop through the campgrounds in celebration of our great nation's independence

Extreme Campers Challenge

605-594-3824

Garretson Jul 05, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Think you have what it takes to be an extreme camper? Well, we shall see. In this race through the park, teams will complete camping-themed challenges to see who will emerge victorious. All ages welcome, but best if racers are age 10 and above. No pre-registration required. Sign up will take place at the picnic shelter.

"You Should See The Stars From Here' Concert

605-673-2244

Custer Jul 05, 2014
Headliner national band concert on Pageant Hill in Custer.

Wessington Springs Fireman's Street Dance

605-539-9018

Wessington Springs Jul 05, 2014
9 PM to 1 AM
Come dance the night away to a live band. The perfect way to top off the 4th of July Holiday. There is a gate admission or you can purchase tickets in advance by contacting the Fire Dept. Beverage and food concession onsite.

Rosebud Casino 4th of July Pow Wow

(no phone)

Mission Jul 05 - 07, 2014
Native American Pow wow held at the Rosebud Casino Grounds between Mission, SD and Valentine, NE.

Archeology Awareness Days

605-996-5473

Mitchell Jul 05 - 06, 2014
10am-5pm
Don't miss Archeology Days where primitive technology experts from around the country demonstrate skills such as flint-knapping, hide-tanning, pottery making, atlatl throwing and more!

Celebrate Freedom Live Music at Prairie Berry WInery

605-574-3898

Hill City Jul 05, 2014
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Join us in celebrating more than 200 years of freedom with live music, outdoor games, food and drink specials, and a small-town family feel that will make your 4th unforgettable.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 06, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

The Avett Brothers in Concert

605-559-1187

Deadwood Jul 06, 2014
8 pm to 9:30 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 21, 2014, at 10 am and can be purchased through the box office or www.ticketmaster.com

HOT ROD Tour Vintage Cars Racing

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 06, 2014
5:45 pm
Come enjoy racing by beautiful Lake Kampeska at Casino Speedway race track. Classes Racing: Vintage Cars, Late Models, Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds & Street Stocks

Nature Day Camp: Track Detectives

605-745-6996

Hot Springs Jul 09, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
When many animals are nocturnal and most people are diurnal (awake during the day), it can be a mystery figuring out where an animal was going and what it was doing when only foot prints are left behind. Come learn about the many animals of the area, how to identify common animal tracks, and make an animal track to take home. Meet at Shelter House 2. Geared for kids 7-12 years old. Wear water shoes, bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Info: 605-745-6996.

Trolley on the Trail

605-584-3896

Hill City Jul 09, 2014
10 a.m. MT
The Trolley on the Trail allows people with impaired mobility to experience the Mickelson Trail. This ride will cover the trail from the Hill City trailhead to Rochford, about four hours from start to finish. To reserve your place, please call the Hill City Chamber at 1-800-888-1798.

Nature Day Camp: Fish

605-594-3824

Garretson Jul 10, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Designed for kids ages 7-12 this day camp will focus on the Fish in South Dakota. Participants will participate in fun activities, take a short hike, make a craft and play games. This program will also qualify for South Dakota's Junior Naturalist program. Registration is preferred; call 605-594-3824.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

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

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

Family Fun Days

605-486-4753

Grenville Jul 10 - 13, 2014
6 p.m. CT Thursday
Join us for a weekend of games, contests, skits, food, and fun for the whole family. Activities begin Thursday at 6 p.m., continue all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m.

Hot Harley Nights

605-334-2721

Sioux Falls Jul 10 - 13, 2014
What began as a vision in 1996 has since grown into one of the biggest events of the year for Sioux Falls. Eighteen years ago, J&L Harley-Davidson of Sioux Falls created a fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish® South Dakota designed to give motorcycle enthusiasts a reason to ride for charity, while showcasing the city at the same time. Hot Harley Nights™ was born, and so was an amazing annual tradition. The first year, 250 people participated in the casino run

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 10, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 10, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 10, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Antique Tractor Ride

605-665-9785

Yankton Jul 10 - 12, 2014
Antique Tractor Ride through parts of Nebraska one day and parts of South Dakota one day. July 11 there will be a parade at 6 p.m. in downtown Yankton.

Lemmon Boss Cowman Days

605-374-5716

Lemmon Jul 10 - 13, 2014
8am to 2am
Three Days of Rodeos, Country Showdown, Arts & Crafts, Parade, Bed Races, Kids Games Bands on Big Tent on Main Street and much more!

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

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

Art Walk - Rapid City

605-716-7979

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

Terry Redlin Birthday Bash Celebration

605-882-3877

Watertown Jul 11, 2014
Terry Redlin Birthday Bash Celebration at the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD. Come join the Redlin Art Center for a Birthday Party Bash Celebration for Artist Terry Redlin born on July 11, 1937. He will celebrate his 77th birthday this year! Join us for a special birthday party in his honor at the Redlin Art Center in Watertown, SD

http://www.redlinart.com

Eastern Dakota 4-H Rodeo

605-628-2310

Watertown Jul 12 - 13, 2014
The 4-H Eastern Dakota Rodeo will be at Derby Downs

Antelope Community Pow Wow

605-828-1273

Antelope Jul 12 - 14, 2014
Colorful finery, elaborate featherwork, and intricate beadwork describe the visual atmosphere of a pow wow or "wacipi" (pronounced WA CHEE PEE), which in Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota means "dance". Spirited drumming and singing fill the air as dancers complete their fancy footwork. For complete information call 605-828-1273

43rd Annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival

605-692-2787

Brookings Jul 12 - 13, 2014
Over 200 artists from across the nation, representing 17 disciplines of art, grace Pioneer Park with original skilled and handcrafted works of art. More than 40 gourmet and ethnic food booths satisfy the appetite.

Railroad Days at Historic Prairie Village

800-693-3655

Madison Jul 12 - 13, 2014
A day on the Prairie Village, Herman & Milwaukee Railroad.
Rides all day on Doodlebug, Train, Motorcars and Carousel.
Roundhouse open for touring steam locomotives and turntable.
Model train layouts, tour the "Emmanuel" Chapel car.
Chainsaw art demonstrations.
Pizza train by reservation.

Tour de Cure South Dakota

605-312-6439

Sioux Falls Jul 12, 2014
Save the date: July 12, 2014 to Take the Ride of Your Life when the American Diabetes Association hosts their signature fundraising event Tour de Cure South Dakota in Sioux Falls. The ride features three routes of different lengths for all skill levels and a walk. There's something for everyone - a leisurely 8 mile ride to a more challenging 25 and 50 mile ride. All bike routes are safe and fully supported with route marshals, SAG vehicles, mechanical support

The Rapid Pursuit

605-209-4105

Rapid City Jul 12, 2014
11:00am start time
July 12, 2014 • Rapid City, SD

The Rapid Pursuit is and exciting urban adventure race that includes both mental and physical challenges throughout Rapid City.

Teams of 3-5 people will set off on this 5 hour search for adventure as they decipher the clues and choose their route to hit as many of the check points as they can before the deadline!

Start and Finish at Main Street Square in the heart of Rapid City. Be prepared to bike, run, paddle, think, search, throw, fling, bounce

CASA Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon & 5K

605-722-4558

Spearfish Jul 12, 2014
This event is an annual fundraiser, which benefits the abused and neglected children through the Northern Hills Area CASA Program.

Pre-registration is STRONGLY recommended. T- shirts are only guaranteed to those pre-registered by 6/30/2014.

Dutch Oven Gathering

605-582-7243

Brandon Jul 12, 2014
3 p.m. CT
Area Dutch oven cookers will prepare and cook meals in Dutch ovens, including bread, soups, stews, desserts and more. There will be a campground potluck following the presentations at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and join us!

Family Sand Volleyball Tournament

650-847-4893

Lake Preston Jul 12, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Gather your teams and join us on the beach for a day of fun in the sun. Call the park to register your teams before Friday 7/12 at 605-847-4893.

Parrot Program

605-987-2263

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

Outdoor Cooking from A to Z

605-223-7722

Fort Pierre Jul 12, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Visitors will learn basics of Dutch Oven cooking. We'll prepare a main dish, side dish, and dessert. Pleae join us for this annual event and find how easily to take part in outdoor cooking.

Bean Bag Game Tourney

605-627-5441

Bruce Jul 12, 2014
2 p.m. CT
Bring your bean bag game boards or borrow ours. We'll meet north of Mortimer's Cabin. All ages welcome. Prizes for all!

Cruiser Car Show (DRC)

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 13, 2014
Classic cars will roll into the Downtown area on Sunday, July 13, as cruisers park and stay to show off the cars. Family-friendly activities and food vendors will be available. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 13, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Watertown City Band Outdoor Concert

605-882-3877

Watertown Jul 13, 2014
6:30 pm
Watertown City Band Concert
The Watertown, South Dakota Municipal Band will perform on the patio of the Redlin Art Center. This outdoor concert is the best way to enjoy a summer evening! Admission is free. Bring your lawn chair or your blanket and find a nice spot on the lawn. Admission is free.

Wissota Races

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 13, 2014
5:45pm
Wissota Racing-Casino Speedway in Watertown SD. Casino Speedway is racing on the shores of beautiful Lake Kampeska in Watertown, SD… On Sunday evenings, from late April to early September, you can find the best fender-to-fender and door handle-to-door handle WISSOTA racing action on the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the Northern Plains. The Freedom Valu Centers Candy Toss is at 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:00 p.m. each race night, with 3 hours of great family entertainment

Hot Summer Nites

605-338-4009

Sioux Falls Jul 16, 2014
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Join us on the "hottest nite" of year for great music, food, drinks and some of the sweetest rides you'll see in one place! Corvettes, Harleys and Rock N Roll music. . . the sounds of summer!

6:45 - Harley Parade

7:30 - 10:00 - Band at 11th & Main Ave

Venue: Phillips and Main Aves. from 9th to 14th Street, plus 11th, 12th and 13th Streets between. STREETS CLOSE AT 5:15PM.

Spectator Parking: Free in the 1st Ave Ramp after 6:00pm, enter westbound on 10th Street

Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers

605-641-0023

Belle Fourche Jul 16, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
Does catching insects, discovering tracks, smelling flowers, identifying animal droppings, looking at birds through binoculars, and just being outside sound fun to you? If so, come to Rocky Point Recreation Area and spend the morning being a naturalist and exploring nature! Wear water shoes; bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Info: (605) 641-0023.

Nature Day Camp: Fish

605-582-7243

Brandon Jul 17, 2014
9 a.m. CT
Designed for kids ages 7-12, this day camp will focus on the Fish of South Dakota. Participants will participate in fun activities, take a short hike, make a craft and play games. This program will also qualify for South Dakota's Junior Naturalist program. Registration is preferred; call 605-594-3824.

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

Watertown Jul 17, 2014
6pm-10pm
Thursday Nite Live at The Goss Opera features a different Live Band Each week in the summer in Uptown Watertown, SD. Band TBD..This is a FREE outdoor Street Concert, so bring your lawn chairs.

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 17, 2014
5:00-8:00pm
Summer Porch is a fun filled evening of live music, art, food, wine and fun. We have live music, local artists selling their wares, and food vendors from around the area. Check out our website for more information. Admission is $5.00/car. Please no pets or outside food or drink. All will be provided.

Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues JazzFest

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Sioux Falls Jul 17 - 19, 2014
Two stages and over 90,000 people! The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival, JazzFest is FREE! Music, food, beer garden, fireworks, kids’ activities and more! Shuttle buses available. - Check out our website for more information on JazzFest and other events put on by Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues.

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

Rapid City Jul 17, 2014
Join us in Downtown Rapid City on Thursdays this summer for the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square featuring live bands, kids’ activities, food and an assortment of refreshments at the beverage garden. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.

44th Annual Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo

605-770-4919

Mitchell Jul 17 - 20, 2014
8pm
Nightly performances at 8pm including Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc & Bare Back Riding, Mutton Bustin', and more! The Stampede Rodeo is celebrated weeklong with a Golf Tournament, Chili Cookoff, Cowboy Country Showdown, Cowboy Church Service, and Parade.

Ticket Information:
Reserved Seating: $17.00
General Admission:
$14.00 at the door - Adults
$13.00 in advance - Adults
$7

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 17, 2014
Weekly presentations. Programs start at 6PM every Thursday, June through August. Free admission with requested donation of cash or 3 cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Cookin' on Kampeska

605-886-5814

Watertown Jul 18 - 19, 2014
Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-11pm
Barbeque competition, family entertainment, inflatables, Little Ms. & Mr. Kampeska Contest, co-ed volleyball tournament, and live music.

Aberdeen ABATE WHEEL INN

605-228-6283

Pierpont Jul 18 - 21, 2014
Various Time throughut the event
Three day Music Fest with vendors and games including bike games, dunk tank, mud drags, tug of war, airboat rides and many other events. A Saturday afternoon Poker Run is scheduled and there will be music each night featuring great rock music as seen in Sturgis and Algona.

Hills Alive Festival

605-342-6822

Rapid City Jul 18 - 20, 2014
Friday, 7:00pm-10pm; Saturday & Sunday Noon until 10:00pm
The Black Hills Region’s biggest FREE family event of the summer! Hills Alive is a Christian music festival taking place July 18-20, 2014 and features some of the top names in the Christian music industry. Taking place in the center of Rapid City, SD, Hills Alive has something for the entire family including three stages, 20+ bands, free admission, children’s activities, inflatables, shopping, great food, and much more!

Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi

605-997-3891

Flandreau Jul 18 - 20, 2014
Annual Powwow

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

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

Spearfish Festival in the Park

605-642-7973

Spearfish Jul 18 - 20, 2014
Juried Art's Festival with over 180 vendors featuring fine arts, crafts and food booths held in beautiful Spearfish City Park. The park features a canopy of large trees with Spearfish Creek running through it. Children's activitoes, entertainment and music held throughout the weekend. Live music playing in the "Watering Hole". Fun for the entire family. Come and join us for the weekend.

Halloween in July

605-627-5441

Bruce Jul 18 - 20, 2014
all weekend
Decorate your campsite for Halloween. Bring your costumes for a fashion show and go trick-or-treating. Be sure to bring candy for the trick-or-treaters that stop by your campsite!

Force of Nature Kids Duathlon

605-582-7243

Brandon Jul 19, 2014
8 a.m. CT
Kids ages 7 - 18 can race on foot and bike in this amazing duathlon inside Big Sioux Recreation Area. Participates will run, bike, then run again along the paved bike path. Regristation is from 8-8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be three age groups with stagered starts. Racers must have their own bike and helmet.

Tree Walk

605-987-2263

Canton Jul 19, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Newton Hills has a plethora of different tree species! Join us for a walk to learn about a few of the trees in the park.

Basic GPS Program

605-627-5441

Bruce Jul 19, 2014
10:30 a.m CT
Learn the basics of GPS on one of our GPS units. Meet at the Ampitheater.

Searching through a Dark Park

605-668-2985

Yankton Jul 19, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Play an exciting game of geocaching at nighttime! Containers will be marked with glow-in-the-dark sticks for extra fun! Ages 12 and older welcome!

Dutch Oven Cooking

605-487-7046

Pickstown Jul 19, 2014
10 a.m. CT
Learn how to use a dutch oven or share your favorite recipe.

Knock on Wood

605-448-5701

Lake City Jul 19, 2014
3 p.m. CT
Join us for a Junior Naturalist Program about trees and leaves. For more information, call 448-5474.

Dutch Oven 101

605-987-2263

Canton Jul 19, 2014
1 p.m. CT
Want to learn a few tricks about outdoor cooking? Join us for a dutch oven cooking demonstration. We'll talk about the basics when it comes to cooking in the great outdoors!

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

Aberdeen Jul 19, 2014
June-Aug 1pm-4pm; 1pm-5pm the rest of the year.
The 2014 James Valley Model Railroad Open House events will include three model train layouts running in three different scales. There are long freight trains with some having over 80 cars. Club members will be present to help with any model railroad questions.

Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Jul 19, 2014
11 a.m.- 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. This event is free with paid Zoo admission.

Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade

605-996-8305

Mitchell Jul 19, 2014
10am
The parade is always a highlight of our rodeo celebration and welcomes thousands of people to Mitchell's Downtown area. The parade gives our creative volunteers an opportunity to decorate a float or entry with western flair or to best depict, the theme.

Corn Creek Celebration Pow Wow

605-828-0952

Rosebud Jul 19 - 21, 2014
Colorful finery, elaborate feather work, and intricate beadwork describe the visual atmosphere of a pow wow or "wacipi" (pronounced WA CHEE PEE), which in the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota dialects means "dance". Spirited drumming and singing fill the air as dancers complete their fancy footwork.

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

Renner Jul 20, 2014
Bring a Picnic Lunch! Live music from 1:00 - 4:00! Sangria Summer Wine!
$5.00/ carload
Please no pets or outside beverages.

Canoe/Kayak Tour

605-627-5441

Bruce Jul 20, 2014
12:30 p.m. CT
Meet at the swimming beach for this annual tradition. All ages welcome. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent some of ours. Registration: 12:30 p.m. Poker Run: 1:30 p.m. ($9/person) Blindfold Canoe Race: 3:30 p.m. Prizes: 4 p.m.

Casino Speedway Sunday Night Races

605-881-1781

Watertown Jul 20, 2014
5:45 pm
Casino Speedway near Lake Kampeska in watertown sd, present races each Sunday night in the summer. Come be part of the race and see the finest racing in the area.
Classes Racing: Modifieds, Midwest Modifieds & Street Stocks
NO LATE MODELS RACING!!!

Days of '76 Rodeo

800-344-8826

Deadwood Jul 22 - 26, 2014
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!

Nature Day Camp: Track Detectives

605-255-4515

Custer Jul 23, 2014
9:30 a.m. MT
When many animals are nocturnal and most people are diurnal (awake during the day), it can be a mystery figuring out where an animal was going and what it was doing when only foot prints are left behind. Come learn about the many animals of the area, how to identify common animal tracks, and make an animal track to take home. Wear water shoes, bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Geared for kids 7-12 years old

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

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

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

Aaron Watson in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

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

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Midwest Water Ski Show/Championships

605-380-9932

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

Storybook Land Festival

605-226-1557

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

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

800-776-3594

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

Christmas in July on Lake Herman & Walker's Point

605-256-5003

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

Christmas in July on Walker's Point

605-256-5003

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

Folk Off at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Gold Discovery Days

605-673-2244

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

Sara Evans in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Christmas in July

605-256-5003

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

Halloween in July

605-983-5085

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

Christmas in July

605-256-5003

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

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Play

605-539-1169

Wessington Springs Jul 25, 2014
7:30 PM
SACOTA is sponsoring the presentation of an adaptation of William Shakespeare's delightful comedy 'A Midsummer Nights Dream', directed by Mindy Kraft and featuring a cast of local actors and actresses. More information: 605/539-1169

Country Rock n' Nights at Casino Speedway

605-881-1781

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

Christmas in July Celebration

605-668-2985

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

SD State Insect

605-987-2263

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

Kayaking for Fun

605-487-7046

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

Casey Donahew Band in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Dakota Irish Fair

605-373-9154

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

AirVenture Cup Race

605-996-1228

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

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

Milks Camp Community Pow Wow

605-469-5708

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

Play In Platte Weekend

605-337-2275

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

Madison Tour the City Road Races

605-256-2454

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

Madison Discovery Day

605-256-2454

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Tesla in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

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

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

Custer Cruisin'

605-673-2244

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

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

"Barefoot in the Park" - A Play

605-665-4711

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

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

August, 2014

Sioux Empire Fair

605-367-7178

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

Sioux River Folk Festival

605-987-2263

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

Music in the Park: John and Susan McNeill

605-668-2985

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

Bean Bag Tourney

605-987-2263

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

Kayaking for Fun

605-487-7046

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

Steady Eddy Disc Golf Tournament

605-223-7722

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

Evening with the Owls

605-223-7722

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration

605-448-5701

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

Clark Classics Car Club CAR SHOW

605-881-9322

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

Rally Live Music at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City Aug 02, 2014
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Join us in celebrating the 74th Annual Rally with live music, food and drink specials, and a respite from the road.

Outdoor University

605-362-2777

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

Annual Foothills Classic Car & Tractor Show

605-350-1687

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

Madison Car Show

800-693-3644

Madison Aug 03, 2014
21st Annual Madison Car Show

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

605-720-0800

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

Custer Cruisin' Vintage Bike Show

605-673-2244

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

12th Annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride

605-720-0800

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

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

Legend's Ride

605-578-1876

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

Custer Cruisin' Mayor's Ride

605-673-2244

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

Randy Houser in Concert

605-559-1187

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

National Night Out

605-626-7000

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

Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers

605-745-6996

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

Nature Day Camp: Fabulous Flowers

605-594-3824

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

Stoney LaRue in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

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

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

Custer Cruisin' Veterans' Appreciation Ride

605-673-2244

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

Custer County Fair - Hermosa

605-673-2244

Hermosa Aug 07 - 10, 2014
County Fair.

"Barefoot in the Park" - A Play

605-665-4711

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

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

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

Art Walk - Rapid City

605-716-7979

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

McCrory Gardens Garden Party

605-688-6707

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

Harvey Dunn Memorial Society Plein Air Event

605-854-3176

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

Harvey Dunn Memorial Society Plein Air Event

605-854-3176

De Smet Aug 09, 2014
Artists of all levels are encouraged to spend a weekend painting in the "open air" on the prairie, of the historical sites and community of De Smet. Social gatherings will be held in the evenings with beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and sandwiches. A public display of the artists' works and a wet sale will take place Sunday afternoon. The public is encouraged to observe the artists at work as canvases capture the effects of sunlight and different times of day on their subjects

Camaro Fun Days

605-695-1560

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

Parmelee Community Pow Wow

605-319-8485

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

Back to School at the Empire Mall

605-361-3301

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

Adams Homestead Celebration

605-232-0873

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

RiverKid Sprint Triathlon

605-773-2885

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

State of South Dakota Pioneer Birthday Bash

605-256-5003

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

Dutch Oven Basics

605-296-3643

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

Stories of the Stars Hike

605-668-2985

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

Un-Nature Hike

605-987-2263

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

Street Masters Car Show and Ice Cream Social

605-223-7722

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

Sand Volleyball Fun

605-627-5441

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Harvey Dunn Memorial Society Plein Air Event

605-854-3176

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

Brown County Fair

605-626-7116

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

Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers

605-255-4515

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

Nature Day Camp: Fabulous Flowers

605-582-7243

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

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

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

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

The Music of Abba in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Legendary Hart Ranch Rodeo

605-399-2582

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

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

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

Riverboat Days Mall Craft Show

402-669-6774

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

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival

605-665-1657

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

American Island Days

605-234-4416

Chamberlain Aug 15 - 17, 2014
city-wide festival

Great Plains Hot Air Balloon Race

605-332-6161

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

Family Dino Dig

605-582-7243

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

South Dakota Bat Festival

605-255-4515

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

Parrot Program

605-987-2263

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

South Dakota Birthday Bash

605-487-7046

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

Persied Meteor Shower and Star Party

605-594-3824

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

White River Frontier Days Wacipi & Rodeo

605-828-2561

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

Yankton Riverboat Days Kayak Run

605-941-4940

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

Free shuttle service from start to finish and back.

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

Sign up today. Registration closes on August 11.

South Dakota Gran Fondo - Tour De Prairie

605-233-0506

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

Animal Enrichment Day

605-367-7003

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Willie Nelson in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Watertown's SD STATE 125th Celebration

605-886-4622

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

Dakotafest

(no phone)

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

Miller Lite Bull Bash

605-770-8299

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

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

Pat Benatar in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Corn Palace Festival

605-995-8430

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

Thursday Nite Live Outdoor Concert Series

605-878-4677

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

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

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Kool Deadwood Nites

800-344-8826

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

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Bash to the Colonies Sailboat Regatta

605-665-2680

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

52nd Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree

800-693-3644

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

Rosebud Fair Pow Wow Celebration

605-441-9258

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

Sizzlin' Summer Nights Car & Motorcycle Show

605-226-3441

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

Lean Horse 100 Ultra-Marathon

605-673-2244

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

Book on a Bike

605-668-2985

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

SD State Mammal

605-987-2263

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

Celebrate SD Bike Hike

605-627-5441

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

Animal Tracks

605-448-5701

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

Rumble on the Ranch

605-882-6250

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

Watertown Color Dash

605-882-5238

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



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



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



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



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

Season Track Racing Championships

605-881-1781

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Aberdeen Air Show

605-228-3373

Aberdeen Aug 24, 2014
7am - 2 pm
Fly-in pancake breakfast and Static Air Display. A Young Eagles event will also be included.

South Dakota State Fair

605-353-7340

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

Summer Lecture Series Presentation at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

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

Survivor Weekend

605-987-2263

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

Calamity Peak Cowboy Gathering

605-673-2244

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

LifeLight

605-338-2847

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

Badlands Circuit Finals Steer Roping

605-578-1876

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

Black Hills Bicycle Tour

800-755-2453

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

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

Poker Ride & BBQ Lunch

605-431-4097

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

Southern Hills Triathlon

605-745-6996

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

I Know Nuttin' about Nature Hike

605-668-2985

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

Labor Day Carnival

605-487-7046

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

Bean Bag Game Tourney

605-627-5441

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

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

605-594-3824

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

Bike Rodeo

605-487-7046

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

Labor Day Weekend Live Music at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

Hill City Aug 30, 2014
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Kick back and relax to free live music while you enjoy great wine and food--you deserve it!

Rockin' RibFest

605-665-2263

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

Labor Day Weekend Open House

605-673-4681

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Bike Parade

605-487-7046

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

Bike Parade

605-487-7046

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

September, 2014

Studebaker Car Show--Custer

605-673-2244

Custer Sep 01, 2014
Studebakers and Vintage Car Show.

Historic Prairie Village Closes for Season

800-693-3644

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

Trolley on the Trail

605-584-3896

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

Summer Porch at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

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

Portfolio Show

605-336-9737

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

15th Annual Portfolio Art Show

605-336-9737

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

"Green on the Green" Outdoor Movie on the Lawn

605-882-3877

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

Holy Rocka Rollaz Concert

605-882-3877

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

Crazy Horse September Night Blast

605-673-4681

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

Foothills Bull Bash

605-770-4370

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

Southern Hills Triathlon

605-745-3494

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

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

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

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

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

ANSI approved helmets required for the bike events.

Vintiques Rod Run & Car Show

605-882-2952

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

Chase Rice in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Homesteader Day Celebration

605-594-3824

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Trolley on the Trail

605-584-3896

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

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

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

Watertown Art Showcase

605-882-2776

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

Deadwood Jam

605-578-1876

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

Oktoberfest

605-225-1692

Aberdeen Sep 13, 2014
11 am - 12 pm
Beer & Wine Garden, Craft Beer Tasting, Traditional German Foods, Root Beer Garden Kids Area, Contests & Prizes, German Breed Dog Prade, Dachshound Races, Joey Johnson Band, S. G Edelweiss-St Paul Dancers, & Presentations.

Sturgis Supermoto

605-720-0800

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

Kuchen Festival & Twin Rivers Harvest Festical

605-779-2211

Delmont Sep 13 - 14, 2014
10:00am-4:00pm both days
Delmont hosts two festivals on one day. The Kuchen Festival features kuchen by the slice or by the pan, art, craft, quilt and fabric arts shows, parade, musical entertainment plus museum tours. We also serve lunch featuring Blue Bird Locker brats.

Twin Rivers Old Iron Harvest Festival

605-779-5291

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

Mobridge Beef n Fun Days

605-845-2387

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

Kuchen Festival & Twin Rivers Harvest Festival

605-779-2211

Delmont Sep 13 - 14, 2014
Delmont hosts two festivals on one day. The Kuchen Festival features kuchen by the slice or by the pan, art, craft, quilt and fabric arts shows, parade, musical entertainment plus museum tours. We also serve lunch featuring Blue Bird Locker brats.

Wine Express Into the West

605-574-2222

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

Menno Car Show

605-387-2427

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

Leisure Riders Annual Memorial Run

605-268-1437

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

Registration in Redlin Pavilion Parking Lot

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

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

South Dakota Fiddle Contest and Jambore

605-880-0436

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

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

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

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

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

North Country Fiber Fair

605-254-8434

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

Strider World Championship 2014

605-342-0266

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

Mickelson Trail Trek--Begins in Custer

605-673-2244

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

Fall in the Park at Lewis and Clark

605-668-2985

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

Wine Express Into the West

605-574-2222

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

Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games

605-216-3403

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

Menno Pioneer Power Show

605-387-5161

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Outkasts Cruise-in & Car Show

605-996-7203

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

27th Annual National Pedal Pull

605-995-8430

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

Eureka Schmeckfest

605-284-2370

Eureka Sep 20, 2014
9am to 1am
This is an annual event of which this is the 25th year. It celebrates our German heritage. Activities and Entertainment vary from year to year other than the annual German meal which is a highlight every year. There are kids activities, bake sales, craft fair, vendors, religious singing, old time dances and music, pioneer demonstrations. Next year we will feature a street dance with a variety show

Eureka Schmeckfest

605-284-2370

Eureka Sep 21, 2014
9am to 1am
This is an annual event of which this is the 25th year. It celebrates our German heritage. Activities and Entertainment vary from year to year other than the annual German meal which is a highlight every year. There are kids activities, bake sales, craft fair, vendors, religious singing, old time dances and music, pioneer demonstrations. Next year we will feature a street dance with a variety show

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

Autumn Nights

605-716-7979

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

South Dakota Film Festival

605-226-3481

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

Menno Band Day

605-387-5161

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

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

605-255-4515

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

Buffalo Roundup

605-255-4515

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

Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

605-745-4140

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

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

Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival

605-255-4515

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

Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival

605-255-4515

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

1880 Train Oktoberfest Express

605-574-2222

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

Get your tickets early

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

605-716-7979

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

Living History Fall Festival

605-626-7117

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

South Dakota Women's Expo

605-353-7340

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

Autumn Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery

605-543-5071

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

October, 2014

Pumpkin Bog Fest

605-574-3898

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

Oktoberfest

800-344-8826

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

Wilbur- Eillis Corn Palace Challenge

605-995-8430

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

Bierbörse

605-716-7979

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

Festival of Quilts

605-753-0229

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

Tour of Vacation Homes

605-578-3555

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

Hobo Marlin's Pumpkin Train

605-256-3644

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

FestiFall

605-987-2263

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

FestiFALL

605-987-2263

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

CandleLight Walk

605-987-2263

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show

605-665-4711

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

Wild West Songwriter's Festival

605-578-1876

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

Newton Hills Trail Run

605-987-2263

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

Fall Arts & Craft Show

605-226-2162

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

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

605-673-4681

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show

605-665-4711

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

Faulkton Arts & Crafts Festival

605-598-6783

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Hunter's Wives Day

605-226-2162

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

26th Annual Craft Fair - Wessington Springs

605-539-1515

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

Young Dubliners in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day

605-673-4681

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

Haunted Forest

605-626-7015

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

Halloween Night Hike

605-255-4515

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

Spooktacular Trick or Treat Trails

605-582-7243

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

Scare in the Square

605-716-7979

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

Annual Mitchell Gun Show

605-268-0254

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

Trick or Treat Trails

605-223-7722

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

Mall-O-Ween

605-361-3301

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

Deadweird

800-344-8826

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

November, 2014

Forest Drive Fright Night

605-626-3488

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

Forest Drive Fright Night

605-626-3488

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

Culturefest & Wacipi

605-626-3011

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

Jon Crane Show

605-336-9737

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

Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt

605-337-2170

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

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Christmas at the Homestead

605-232-0873

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

Veterans Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Hairball in Concert

605-559-1187

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

Fall Buffalo Auction

605-255-4515

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

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Santa Saturday at the Empire Mall

605-361-3301

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

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Winterfest

605-226-1557

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

Christmas at the Capitol

605-773-4010

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

Sioux Falls Parade of Lights

605-338-4009

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

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Greater Madison Chamber Show and Sell

605-256-2454

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Festival of Trees

605-692-4177

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

Platte Area Seed Stock Pen Expo & Cattle Dog Trial

605-337-2275

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

Holiday Celebration at Main Street Square

605-716-7979

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

December, 2014

Miracle on 34th Street

605-665-4711

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

19th Annual Festival of Lights Parade

605-692-6125

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

Mobridge Parade of Lights & Santa Land

605-845-2387

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

Custer Christmas Parade

605-673-2244

Custer Dec 06, 2014
Christmas parade in downtown Custer.

Holiday Gift & Craft Fair, Festival of Trees

605-673-2244

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

Aberdeen Area Living Christmas Tree

605-626-7015

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

Cookies with Santa

605-367-8313

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

11th Annual Fezziwig at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Winter Market/Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

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

11th Annual Fezziwig at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Miracle on 34th Street

605-665-4711

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

SHCT Presents "It's A Wonderful Life"

605-745-4140

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

Herman's Hermits Christmas Show

605-559-1187

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

Winter Market/Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Christmas Tour of Lights

605-539-1929

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

605-578-3670

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

April, 2015

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.