Events

October, 2014

Pumpkin Bog Fest

605-574-3898

Hill City Oct 01 - 31, 2014
10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
Join us as we say #HelloFall at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City this October. All month we’ll be featuring our autumn-inspired products including Pumpkin Bog, Prairie Berry Winery’s most popular seasonal wine. Stop by to enjoy the artwork of Mary T Hercher, the winner of this year’s Pumpkin Bog label, enjoy cheese and wine pairings and, of course, sample our award-winning wines. New this year: Journey down the hill from Prairie Berry Winery to Miner Brewing Company and try a pint of Imperial

"Contemporary Impressionism" of Dede Farrar

605-642-7973

Spearfish Oct 03 - 25, 2014
Oct. 3, 5p to 7p. Oct 4-25, 10a to 5p
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center presents a new artist exhibition, Oct. 3-25 in the Art Gallery by Dede Farrar. The opening night reception for "Contemporary Impressionism" is 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, in the art gallery. This evening's reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display during gallery hours through October 25. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00 p.m

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Gypsy Day Parade

605-626-3007

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

Bramble Park Zoo Free Day

605-882-6269

Watertown Oct 04, 2014
10 am to 4 pm
Come to Bramble Park Zoo and enjoy a Free Day compliments of Thrivent

TEDxBrookings

605-695-8968

Brookings Oct 04, 2014
9am-4pm
With a theme of "On Fire", Brookings will host 20 speakers from around the region and country to bring ideas, excitement and innovation through short talks about community, business and leadership. Speakers include everyone from magicians and musicians to CEO's and firefighters. More details about this event and ticket purchase are available through the website, www.tedxbrookings.com.

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.

"The Lady with all the Answers"

605-642-7973

Spearfish Oct 09, 2014
7:30 pm. to 9:30 p.m.
The touring company, Nebraska Theatre Caravan, takes the stage at The Matthews Opera House with the production of “The Lady with All the Answers.” This one-woman play is at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Matthews Opera House. With the help of Ann Landers’ daughter, Margo Howard, writer David Rambo derived “The Lady with All the Answers” from the life and letters of Eppie Lederer, soon to be known as Ann Landers.

Highwaymen Tribute to Willy, Waylon & Johnny

605-882-2051

Watertown Oct 10, 2014
8 pm
Relive the classic days of country music with the Highwaymen Concert-Tribute to Willy, Waylon & Johnny at Dakota Sioux Casino in Watertown SD.

Highwaymen LIVE – Tribute to Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash

Wild West Songwriters Festival

605-578-1876

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

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

402-331-2889

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

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

402-331-2889

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

Oktoberfest

605-225-1692

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

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.

Taste of South Dakota

605-716-7979

Rapid City Oct 11, 2014
2 to 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m., experience everything South Dakota has to offer in one culture-rich event. Main Street Square’s Taste of South Dakota will feature music, exhibits, food, and many other local samples that represent our great state. The event will be held in Downtown Rapid City at Main Street Square and Sixth St. extended into Memorial Park. Hank Parker, professional bass fisherman and outdoor television host of Hank Parker's Flesh and Blood

Steampunk Bash

605-584-2067

Lead Oct 11, 2014
6:00pm-11:00pm
Lead, SD - Industrial age meets high society Victorian in the scientific future with Steampunk Bash - presentations and party on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Historic Homestake Opera House at 313 W. Main Street in Lead SD.

Lead, SD continues to be a mecca of mining and history, combined with the flavor of historic ethnicity from 79 countries.

Enjoy food and drink while hearing speakers on Black Hills railroad, engineering, high society Victorian etiquette

Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

402-331-2889

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

Annual Redlin Toy & Doll Show

605-886-3589

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

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

605-673-4681

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show

605-665-4711

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

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.

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

Hunting for Deals Craft & Vendor Show

605-882-1734

Watertown Oct 18 - 19, 2014
Mall Hours
While the guys are out hunting, the girls can enjoy a weekend at the Watertown Mall Craft show hunting for deals of their own. Lots of carft & vender booths to pamper and thrill the shoppers along with deals in the stores. A fun annual event.

Wessington Springs Annual Craft Fair

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.

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

ZooBoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Oct 24, 2014
Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Every year, the Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a three-night Halloween extravaganza. Over the course of those three nights, 10,000 kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the way, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass by the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian

ZooBoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Oct 25, 2014
Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Every year, the Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a three-night Halloween extravaganza. Over the course of those three nights, 10,000 kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the way, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass by the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian

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.

Annual Mitchell Gun Show

605-268-0254

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

Scare in the Square

605-716-7979

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

ZOO BOO

605-882-6268

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

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

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

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.

ZooBoo

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Oct 26, 2014
Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Every year, the Zoo thrills kids and adults alike with ZooBoo, a three-night Halloween extravaganza. Over the course of those three nights, 10,000 kids will wind their way through the decorated exhibits and walkways in the Zoo collecting candy and trinkets at a variety of treat tents from costumed presenters. Along the way, visitors dressed as their favorite superheroes or movie characters will pass by the Extinct Species Graveyard and see the markers for animals like the Dodo Bird and Caspian

Thunder From Down Under

605-559-1188

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

Trick Or Treating Uptown Watertown

605-886-3040

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

Deadweird

800-344-8826

Deadwood Oct 31 - Nov 01, 2014
It’s spooky, it’s creepy, but most of all, it’s hilarious. Join us for the Monster Ball on Friday night and, on Saturday, the largest costume contest in the Black Hills where more than 500 people enter to win terrific prizes including over $8,000 in cash.

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.

November, 2014

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.

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.

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

605-878-4677

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

Fall Coin and Currency Show

605-882-4663

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

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

Admission is free.

38 Special in Concert

605-559-1188

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

Pheasant Fiesta

605-758-8743

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

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

Culturefest

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.

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.

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!

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.

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."

28th Annual Wall Community Center Craft Show

605-279-2665

Wall Nov 09, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Area Craft Vendors showcase their talents in a variety of mediums‑ fabrics, dried arrangements, food, wood, homemade soaps and candles, etc. There is a concession, entertainment and door prizes.

Wichita State vs. Memphis Men's Basketball Game

605-312-7900

Sioux Falls Nov 11, 2014
1:00 pm Tip Off
Two NCAA men’s basketball teams that finished the 2013-14 regular season nationally ranked will visit the Sanford Pentagon for a regular-season contest on November 18th. This game will be broadcasted on ESPN as part of their 24 hour Tip-Off Marathon of College Basketball.

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

Women's Escape Expo

605-886-5814

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

Sisseton Holiday Open House Extravaganza

605-698-7425

Sisseton Nov 15, 2014
Numerous Sisseton merchants showcase their stores during our Annual Holiday Open House Extravaganza as a kick-off to the Christmas season. Many offer product samples, wine tasting (South Dakota wines) and special offers throughout the day. Several churches also offer lunch options.

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."

Fall Buffalo Auction

605-255-4515

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

Santa Saturday at the Empire Mall

605-361-3301

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

Christmas Belles

605-882-2076

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

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

www.townplayers.net

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

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

Lighted Parade & Chili Cook-Off

605-698-7261

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

Winterfest

605-226-1557

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

Sip 'n' Shop at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Christmas Belles

605-882-2076

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

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

www.townplayers.net

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

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

Christmas at the Capitol

605-773-4010

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

Uptown Holiday Lighted Parade

605-886-3040

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

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

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

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

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

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

Erik Apland & Shawn Cable Concert

605-627-5671

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

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

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

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

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

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

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

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

SDSU vs. FGCU Men's Basketball

605-312-7900

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

December, 2014

East River snowmobile trails season

605-773-3391

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

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

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

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

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

11th Annual Fezziwig Festival at Prairie Berry Winery

605-574-3898

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

Christmas at the Redlin Art Center

605-882-3877

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

Holiday Gift & Craft Fair, Festival of Trees

605-673-5134

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

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.

Custer Christmas Parade

605-673-2244

Custer Dec 06, 2014
Christmas parade in downtown Custer.

Aberdeen Area Living Christmas Tree

605-626-7015

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

Winter Market/Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Miracle on 34th Street

605-665-4711

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

SHCT Presents "It's A Wonderful Life"

605-745-4140

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

Herman's Hermits Christmas Show

605-559-1187

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

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

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

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

Sharpshooter Classic

605-842-1533

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

Breakfast With Santa

605-882-6269

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

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

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

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

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

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

Winter Market/Santa in the Square

605-716-7979

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

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.

USD vs. UNLV Men's Basketball Game

605-312-7900

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

Christmas Tour of Lights

605-539-1929

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

Black Hills snowmobile trails season

605-584-3896

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

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

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

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

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

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

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

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

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."

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

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

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

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

1880 Train Holiday Express

605-574-2222

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

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

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

Winter Wonderland

605-881-1348

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

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

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

605-578-3670

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

January, 2015

Annual Pigeon Show

605-520-1053

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Frosty Frolics - Family Snowshoeing 101

605-367-4414

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

Health and Safety Fair

605-882-1734

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Short Course Winter High Point Swim Meet

605-216-0100

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

Public Opinion Prom & Bridal Show

605-886-6901

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

The show starts at noon and goes until 4 pm.

Keigwin Dance Troupe

605-226-1557

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Living History Fair

605-881-1758

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

February, 2015

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Dakota Territory Gun Collector's Assn. Show

701-851-0129

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

Watertown Farm Show

605-886-5814

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

Heart to Heart Chocolate Auction

605-688-5423

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

Watertown Polar Plunge

605-868-3195

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

Winter Big Boy Toy Show

605-229-3632

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

It's Your Party Bridal Show

605-886-4127

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

Wessington Springs Farm & Home Show

605-539-1929

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Hub City Radio's Briday Showcase

605-229-3632

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

Aberdeen Ag Expo

605-725-5551

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

Home Builders Show

605-886-5814

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

March, 2015

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Aberdeen Home Builders 14th Annual Home Show

605-225-2055

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

Big Boy Toy Show

605-884-3548

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

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

Simply Sintra: Lippa's Tribute to Frank Sinatra

605-226-2452

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Advantage RV Spring Camper Show

605-753-5022

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

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

Aberdeen Wings Hockey

605-380-5852

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

William Weege exhibit reception

605-688-5423

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

Spring Craft Show

605-882-1734

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

Curt Carter Gun Show

605-793-2347

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Aberdeen Farm Toy and Collectibles Show

605-225-4841

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

Simply Three Concert

605-226-1557

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

WineFest Renaissance 2015

605-225-8714

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

April, 2015

Shrine Circus

605-225-4841

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

Artist Reception: Carol Brown Goldberg

605-688-5423

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

Spring Fling Home & Garden Show

605-745-4140

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Arbor Day Celebration

605-367-4414

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

May, 2015

Springtime In The Country

605-367-4414

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

Korczak Day

605-673-4681

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

Anne’s Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

NE Area Pari Mutual Horse Racing

605-715-9580

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

Artist Reception: Harvey Dunn and His Students

605-688-5423

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

NE Area Pari Mutual Horse Racing

605-715-9580

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Shakespeare Garden Planting Festival

605-539-1529

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

Black Hills Music Festival

605-645-1880

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

Legends in Light® Laser Light Show at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Memorial Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Black Hills Music Festival

605-645-1880

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

SDRA Foothills Rodeo

605-770-4370

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

NE Area Pari Mutual Horse Racing

605-715-9580

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

June, 2015

Dedication Anniversaries at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

SD Quilt Guildes State Quilt Show

605-216-3560

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

SDQG Quilt Show

605-228-3545

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

Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Gatsby on the Green

605-688-5423

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Old Timers Celebration

605-627-9113

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

Family Fun Weekend

605-626-7015

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Crazy Horse Stampede Rodeo and Gift from Mother Earth

605-673-4681

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

Prairie Hills Art Show

605-539-1963

Wessington Springs Jun 19 - 20, 2015
Friday 8/1, 7-9 pm & Saturday 8/2, 12-4 pm
Prairie Hills Art Show – August 1 & 2, 2014 - Friday 7-9 pm & Saturday 12-4 pm. - Annual two day art show featuring local & area artists. Paintings, photographs and more. Sponsored by SACOTA. Contact Wendy Bergeleen 605/539-1963.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Aberdeen Arts in the Park

605-226-1557

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

Zippity Zoo Day

605-367-7003

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

Brookings Kite & Bike Festival

605-688-5423

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Questers Garden Walk

605-225-1455

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

July, 2015

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Lake Norden Community Barbeque

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

Miller 4th of July Celebration

605-853-3098

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

Lake Norden Independence Day Celebration

605-785-3602

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

July 4 Celebration

605-387-2427

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Wylie Park 4th of July Celebration

605-626-7015

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

Independence Day at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Northern Fort Playhouse

605-467-3247

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

Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo

605-367-7003

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

Smile Palooza

605-225-2236

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

LauraPalooza 2015

720-280-7048

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

Burke Stampede Rodeo

605-830-2083

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Murdo Ranch Rodeo

605-516-0080

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

LauraPalooza 2015

720-280-7048

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

RDO Day of Play

605-225-6772

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

Western Print Pro-Am

605-226-0989

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

Harvest of Arts Exhibition

605-626-7117

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

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

Storybook Land Festival

605-226-1557

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

24th Annual Bruce Honey Days

605-627-5671

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

Jungle Jubilee

605-367-7003

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Jul 30, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

August, 2015

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

605-720-0800

Sturgis Aug 03 - 09, 2015
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of the world’s oldest, largest, motorcycle gatherings, offering incredible riding. Exhibitors, motorcycle shows, demo rides, racing, concerts, and much more. Find out why this international phenomenon draws motorcycle legends, superstars, and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts each year and is listed as one of the “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 06, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Twin Brooks Threshing Show

605-880-2884

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

Brown County Fair

605-626-7116

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

Music in the Garden

605-539-1169

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 13, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

White River Frontier Days Rodeo

605-669-3310

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 20, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show

605-380-9932

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

Animal Enrichment Day

605-367-7003

Sioux Falls Aug 22, 2015
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This event allows the public to see some of the special work that often goes on behind-the-scenes at the Zoo. This is an opportunity to witness the unique work of the Zoo’s Animal Care Staff as well as a chance to see the animals at play. Zoo-goers see the Giant Anteater swirl his 18-inch tongue around a tube filled with honey, or a Cheetah stalk a cardboard Gazelle filled with treat meat.

Sizzlin' Summer Night Car & Motorcycle Show

605-226-3441

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

Summer Performance & Lecture Series at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Aug 27, 2015
Weekly presentations; 6 p.m. every Thursday June thru Aug. Please call for complete schedule.
FREE Admission after 5pm to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

September, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Open House at Crazy Horse Memorial

605-673-4681

Crazy Horse Sep 04 - 07, 2015
American Indian artists featured throughout Visitor Complex.
FREE Admission to the Memorial with 3 cans of food per person or a monetary donation for the KOTA Care & Share food drive.

A Taste of South Dakota

605-645-1880

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

LifeLight Festival

605-338-2847

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

Foothills Bud Light Bull Bash

605-539-0014

Wessington Springs Sep 04, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Foothills Bud Light Bull Bash - Friday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jerauld County 4-H Rodeo Grounds - The Bull Bash includes a calcutta, raffles and lots of fun. Concessions area available at the rodeo grounds. A dance follows at the Prairie Lounge. The Annual Kyle Evans Memorial Wagon Train & 125th Wagon Train will be held in conjunction with the Bull Bash. Contact Brian Bergeleen 605-539-0014 for more information.

A Taste of South Dakota

605-645-1880

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

Southern Hills Triathlon

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Hot Springs Sep 05, 2015
Register online at www.active.com or email southernhillstriathlon@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

ANSI approved helmets required for the bike events.

Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

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

Menno Car Show

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

Wissota 100

605-352-4848

Huron Sep 16 - 19, 2015
Dirt track racing.

North Country Fiber Fair

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

James Valley Model Railroad Open House

605-226-2139

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

Harvest Moon Festival

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

Menno Band Day

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

Menno Pioneer Power Show

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