Top 45 South Dakota festivals and events in 2016

Find the top South Dakota festivals and events to check out in 2016. Complete list of the most unforgettable South Dakota festivals in 2016! Festivals from the HOTTEST STATE in the nation! South Dakota events scheduled not to miss!!

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South Dakota festivals in September 2016

Here are the top September South Dakota festivals you dont want to miss this year.

  1. South Dakota State Fair – The South Dakota State Fair is a great event held in Huron on September 01, 2016 to September 05, 2016.
  2. Lifelight South Dakota – The Lifelight South Dakota is a great event held in Worthing on September 02, 2016 to September 04, 2016.
  3. Empire Mall Labor Day Specials – The Empire Mall Labor Day Specials is a great event held in Sioux Falls on September 02, 2016 to September 05, 2016.
  4. Ribs Rods and Rock ‘n Roll – The Ribs Rods and Rock ‘n Roll is a great event held in Vermillion on September 09, 2016 to September 10, 2016.
  5. James Valley Threshing and Two Cylindar Club Show – The James Valley Threshing and Two Cylindar Club Show is a great event held in Andover on September 09, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
  6. Deadwood Jam – The Deadwood Jam is a great event held in Deadwood on September 16, 2016 to September 17, 2016.
  7. Mitchell Holiday Arts Fall Show – The Mitchell Holiday Arts Fall Show is a great event held in Mitchell on September 16, 2016 to September 17, 2016.
  8. North Country Fiber Fair – The North Country Fiber Fair is a great event held in Watertown on September 16, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  9. Empire Mall Fall Festival – The Empire Mall Fall Festival is a great event held in Sioux Falls on September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  10. Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival – The Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival is a great event held in Custer on September 29, 2016 to October 01, 2016.
  11. Deadwood Oktoberfest – The Deadwood Oktoberfest is a great event held in Deadwood on September 30, 2016 to October 01, 2016.

Sidewalk Arts Festival
September 7, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Washington Pavilion, 301 South Main Avenue
The Sidewalk Arts Festival is a one-day festival held in historic downtown Sioux Falls. This free event is a fundraiser for.

Huron Prairie Fest
September 7, 2016

Huron, South Dakota at Mountain-Prairie
Huron Prairie Fest has become a signature event for the Huron community. Huron Prairie Fest is a free, outdoor event featuring.

Sioux Falls Germanfest
September 7, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Falls Park
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Annual Germanfest! This annual event draws and estimated 15,000 people every year. Hours:.

Kuchen Festival and Harvest Festival
September 14, 2016

Delmont, South Dakota at Downtown Delmont and at the Farm just 1/4 mile west of Delmont
The Kuchen Festival and Twin Rivers Old Iron Harvest Festival is planned for Sat. and Sun., Sept. 14-15, 2016. Hours: 10am-7pm.

Beef `n Fun Day
September 14, 2016

Mobridge, South Dakota at Main Street
Past festivals were held on September 14th, 2016.

Sioux Falls Benson Flea Market
September 14, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Expo Building
Benson’s Flea Market features everything you can imagine, big and little, old and new, heavy and light! This is the longest.

AQHA Region 2 Championship Show
September 19, 2016

Rapid City, South Dakota at Central State Fairgrounds
Show will be held on September 19 – 22, 2016.

South Dakota Film Festival in Aberdeen is held each September. Many films from the Great Plains region of the U.S. are included in the festival, but other feature films, documentaries, short films and other pieces are also included. Another film festival in South Dakota is the Black Hills Film Festival in Hill City.

North Country Fiber Fair
September 20, 2016

Watertown, South Dakota at Codington County Extension Complex
The fair is September 20 – 22, 2016 at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown, South Dakota. Friday will just be.

Edgemont Fall Festival
September 21, 2016

Edgemont, South Dakota at Downtown Edgemont and Mud Hill
Festival will be held on September 21st, 2016. Hours: 9am-midnight.

German – Russian Schmeckfest
September 21, 2016

Eureka, South Dakota at 7th Street
In 1987, the Eureka chapter of the Germans from Russia hosted an annual “Schmeckfest” in the Eureka School Auditorium. They hosted.

Annual American Indian Day and Powwow Celebration
September 21, 2016

Chamberlain, South Dakota at Saint Joseph’s Indian School
You can enjoy free Native American cultural activities like: A tiyospaye – extended family – banquet on Friday night; Cultural demonstrations.

Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival
September 27, 2016

Custer, South Dakota at Custer State Park
Festival will be held on September 27-28, 2016.

Holiday Arts Fall Show
September 27, 2016

Mitchell, South Dakota at Masonic Temple
The Holiday Arts Show is an organized group of area crafters. All of the items featured in the show are.

Buffalo Roundup Art Festival
September 27, 2016

Custer, South Dakota at Custer State Park
At the 20th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, up to 150 vendors will offer for sale their fine arts and crafts.

South Dakota Women’s Expo
September 28, 2016

Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds
Market your product to over 1,000 women! Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2016 for a day just for women.

Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival
September 28, 2016

Custer, South Dakota at Custer State Park
The 2016 Roundup will take place on FRIDAY, September 27. The Art Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Custer

South Dakota festivals in October 2016

Huron Harvest Fest
October 5, 2016

Huron, South Dakota at State Fair Grounds
Past festivals were held on October 5th, 2016. Hours: 8am – 8pm.

Benson’s Fall Flea Market
October 5, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Expo Building
Benson’s Flea Market features everything you can imagine, big and little, old and new, heavy and light! This is the longest.

Pumpkin Fest and Lighted Night Parade
October 11, 2016

Webster, South Dakota at Throughtout Webster
Past festivals were held on October 11-12, 2016. Hours: Fri 9am – 4pm; Sat 9am-5pm.

14th Annual River City Band Festival
October 12, 2016

Chamberlain, South Dakota at Chamberlain’s Main Street
The River City Band Festival is held on the second Saturday in October. Now in its 14th year, the festival offers.

Harvest Festival
October 12, 2016

Renner, South Dakota at Strawbale Winery
Strawbale will be celebrating the end of harvest with: Food, Wine, Games, Wine, Fun, Wine. Customer Appreciation with discounts on wine.

Aberdeen Fall Fine Arts and s Show
October 12, 2016

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Lakewood Mall
Show will be held on October 12th through October 13th, 2016. Hours: Sat. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. 9:30 a.m.

Hunting for Deals Show
October 19, 2016

Watertown, South Dakota at Watertown Mall
Held at the Watertown Mall during pheasant hunting opener. 55+ vendors, 1000’s of shoppers. Very fun weekend!! Hours: Friday (optional) 10am-9pm,.

Faulkton Arts and s Festival
October 19, 2016

Faulkton, South Dakota at Faulkton School Auditorium and Community Center
show featuring Hand ed items only for sale or display. Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Autumn Festival, An Arts & s Affair
October 25, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Sioux Falls Convention Center
Hours: Friday 11am to 9pm; Saturday 9am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm. Hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters.

Sioux Falls Autumn Festival An Arts and s Affair
October 25, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Sioux Falls Convention Center
Show will be held on October 25, 26, 27, 2016. Stage entertainment, gift certificate drawings hours, food and beverages and many more.

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South Dakota festivals in November 2016

 

Rapid City Holiday Show

Rapid City, South Dakota at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Holiday and Home Business Show
Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton Mall

Christmas Holiday Arts Show

Mitchell, South Dakota at Masonic Temple

Winter Wonderland Kick-Off

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Falls Park

Winterfest

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Civic Arena

Rapid City Thanksgiving Show

Rapid City, South Dakota at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Madison Chamber Show and Sell Show

Madison, South Dakota at Dakota Prairie Playhouse

South Dakota festivals in December 2016

 

Rapid City Christmas Show

Rapid City, South Dakota at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Holidazzle

Wilmot, South Dakota at Main Street
Winterwonder Land

Edgemont, South Dakota at Edgemont

South Dakota festivals in January 2016

 

Dakota FARM SHOW

Vermillion, South Dakota at USouth Dakota DakotaDome

Events coming up in November December and January

  • Aberdeen Winterfest in Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Lakewood Mall Fall Fine Arts and Crafts Show in Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • History and Garden Festival in Brookings, South Dakota
  • Frederick Running Festival in Frederick, South Dakota
  • Michi @ Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, South Dakota
  • Spring Fling Home and Garden Show in Hot Springs, South Dakota
  • Madison Chamber Show & Sell Craft Show in Madison, South Dakota
  • Mitchell Holiday Arts Christmas Show in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Mobridge Area Art Show in Mobridge, South Dakota
  • Black Hills Dance Festival in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Harvest Festival in Renner, South Dakota
  • 35th Annual Artists of the Plains Show and Sale in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Fall Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts Show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Festival Of Bands in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Gift in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Parade of Lights in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Sioux Empire Home Show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Sioux Falls Farm Show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Winterfest Of Wheels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Dakota Farm Show in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • USD Spring Orchestra Festival in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Wall Community Center Craft Show in Wall, South Dakota
  • Watertown Mall Spring Craft Show in Watertown, South Dakota
  • Yankton Mall Fall Craft & Home Business Show in Yankton, South Dakota
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South Dakota festivals in February 2016

WINTER FARM SHOW
The Watertown Winter Farm Show is a five day event filled with entertainment and education for all ages. Celebrating our 70th year, we have been 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

WINTER FARM SHOW Event Location

Codington County Extension Complex and Park & Rec Fieldhouse
1910 West Kemp

Watertown, South Dakota

Date/Time Information

February 10-14, 2016
Commercial Booth Exhibit Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Daily

Fees/Admission:

Free

http://www.watertownwinterfarmshow.com/about.html

Benson Winter Flea Market
February 1, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Expo Building
Benson’s Flea Market features everything you can imagine, big and little, old and new, heavy and light! This is the longest.

Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping and Vacation Show
February 27, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center

South Dakota festivals in March 2016

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South Dakota festivals in April 2016

Spring Fling Home Show

Hot Springs, South Dakota at Mueller Civic Center

 

South Dakota festivals in May 2016

 

Nature Fun Day

Huron, South Dakota at Mountain-Prairie
Come to Maga Ta-Hohpi for a day of fun interactive activities for all ages.

Spring Fling and Citywide Rummage Sale

Webster, South Dakota at Webster
Past festivals were held on May 4th, 2016. Hours: 8 am – 2 pm.

It’s a Guy Thing: 2016 Men’s Expo

Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds

Strawbale Summer Porch

Renner, South Dakota at Strawbale Winery

Crazy Horse Memorial Day Weekend Open House

Crazy Horse, South Dakota at Crazy Horse
The annual Crazy Horse VolksMarch (an organized hike) is a 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving.

Wheel Jam on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds is June 6-8

Wheel Jam is getting bigger and better.

Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds

Lake Andes Fish Days
May 31, 2016

Lake Andes, South Dakota at East Main Street
Fish Days is a three day annual event that’s held on the first full weekend in June. The celebration includes

  • American Festival – Brandon, South Dakota
  • Huron Prairie Fest – Huron, South Dakota
  • Jazz in Aberdeen – Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Sioux River Stampede – Flandreau, South Dakota
  • Spring Fling – Webster, South Dakota

South Dakota festivals in June 2016

Siouxland Renaissance Festival

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at W H Lyon Fairgrounds

Summer Nights on 7th

Rapid City, South Dakota at 7th St between Main and St Joseph

 

Ipswich Trail Days
June 7, 2016

Ipswich, South Dakota
2016 is going to be a big year for Trail Days plan to attend!

June 8, 2016

South Dakota Outdoor Expo – Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds

South Dakota Outdoor Expo – Huron, South Dakota at Mountain-Prairie

Teapot Days
June 13, 2016

Tea, South Dakota at Tea City Park

Crazy Horse Rodeo
June 14, 2016

Crazy Horse, South Dakota at Crazy Horse
The Gift from Mother Earth Celebration showcases a Native American and Western art show and sale. Typically, more than 30 artists.

Aberdeen Arts in the Park

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Melgaard Park

Festival of Cultures

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Falls Park

West Boulevard Summer Festival

Rapid City, South Dakota at Wilson Park

Center of the Nation All Car Rally

Belle Fourche, South Dakota at Hermann Park

Tabor Czech Days

Tabor, South Dakota at Sokol Park

Dalesburg Midsummer Festival
June 21, 2016

Vermillion, South Dakota at Dalesburg Lutheran Church

Motongator Joe’s Country Music Festival
June 21, 2016

Madison, South Dakota at Historic Prairie Village

Oahe Days Music and Arts Festival
June 21, 2016

Pierre, South Dakota at Steamboat Park

  •  125th Anniversary Celebration – Letcher, South Dakota
  • Art Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Arts in the Park – Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Black Hills Bluegrass Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Castlewood’s 125th Celebration – Castlewood, South Dakota
  • Cavalry Days Heritage Festival – Sturgis, South Dakota
  • Cootie Days – Dell Rapids, South Dakota
  • Czech Days – Tabor, South Dakota
  • Dairy/ Ag Days – Pollock, South Dakota
  • Dalesburg Midsummer Festival – Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Family Fun Day – Mobridge, South Dakota
  • Family Fun Days – Grenville, South Dakota
  • Family Fun Days – Pierre, South Dakota
  • Festival of Cultures – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Fish Days – Lake Andes, South Dakota
  • Fort Sisseton Historical Festival – Lake City, South Dakota
  • International Vinegar Festival – Roslyn, South Dakota
  • Marion’s Summer Celebration – Marion, South Dakota
  • Oahe Days and Arts Festival – Pierre, South Dakota
  • Old Fashioned Weekend – Beresford, South Dakota
  • Old Settlers Weekend – Highmore, South Dakota
  • Old West Fest – Custer, South Dakota
  • Philip Centennial Celebration – Philip, South Dakota
  • Prairie States Fine Arts Exhibition – Groton, South Dakota
  • Quarry Days – Dell Rapids, South Dakota
  • Railroad Days – Madison, South Dakota
  • Summer Jam – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Trail Days – Ipswich, South Dakota
  • Wessington Springs Foothills Rodeo – Wessington Springs, South Dakota
  • West Boulevard Summer Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Wild Bill Hickok Days – Deadwood, South Dakota

Art and Wine Festival at Main Street Square

Rapid City, South Dakota at Main Street Square

International Vinegar Festival

Roslyn, South Dakota at The International Vinegar Museum

Crystal Springs Rodeo

Clear Lake, South Dakota at Clear Lake

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

Sturgis, South Dakota at Elkview Campground

Farley Art in the Park

Milbank, South Dakota at Lake Farley Park

Prairie Hills Art Show

Wessington Springs, South Dakota at 1905 Opera House

 

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Sioux Falls Farm Show
January 22, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

 

South Dakota festivals in July 2016

Black Hills Roundup
July 3, 2016

Belle Fourche, South Dakota at Roundup Grounds
Past festivals were held on July 3rd through July 6th, 2016.

4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2016

Watertown, South Dakota at Kemp Avenue in uptown Watertown
Each year, thousands of area residents and visitors help us celebrate our nation’s independence at Watertown’s 4th of July Parade.

Art Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Black Hills Square and Round Dance Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
Canyon Lake Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
Centerville Anniversary Celebration – Centerville, South Dakota
Danish Festival Days – Viborg, South Dakota
Days of ’76 Rodeo – Deadwood, South Dakota
Faulkton Rodeo and Wild West Days – Faulkton, South Dakota
Festival in the Park – Spearfish, South Dakota
Gold Discovery Days – Custer, South Dakota
Good Old Summertime Festival – Flandreau, South Dakota
Hills Alive Music Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
Honey Days – Bruce, South Dakota festivals and events
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Edgemont Redneck Rally

Edgemont, South Dakota at Downtown Edgemont and Mud Hill

Sturgis BAM Festival

Sturgis, South Dakota at Sturgis City Park

Brookings Summer Arts Festival

Brookings, South Dakota at Pioneer Park

The Arts Fest

Chamberlain, South Dakota at South Dakota Hall of Fame

Sioux Falls JazzFest
July 18, 2016

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Yankton Trail Park

Danish Viking Days

Viborg, South Dakota at Viborg

Horse and Buggy Days

Sisseton, South Dakota at Anderson Park

Spearfish Festival in the Park

Spearfish, South Dakota at Spearfish City Park

Storybook Land Festival

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Wylie Park

Harvest Fest and Ranch Rodeo

Wilmot, South Dakota at Main Street

Bruce Honey Days

Bruce, South Dakota at Bruce
Annual full weekend of fun for whole family!.

Custer Gold Discovery Days

Custer, South Dakota at Mount Rushmore Road

Mart in the Park

Madison, South Dakota at Library Park

FamilyFest

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at WH Lyons Fairgrounds

South Dakota festivals in August 2016

Riverboat Days

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton Mall
Past festivals were held on Aug. 15-17, 2016. Yankton has a great festival with activities throughout the city. A huge art fans heaven!

Sioux River Folk Festival

Canton, South Dakota at Newton Hills State Park
This year’s line-up includes Foghorn Stringband, Mark Kreitzer Band, Colin O’Brien, Tom Peterson and Charley Smith, Carolina Story and The Union.

Sioux Empire Fair

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
The Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls is the largest fair in the state of South Dakota. Gate Admission is $5.00.

Chalk in the Park

Belle Fourche, South Dakota at Herrmann Park
Artist will come together to use chalk to create art work on the sidewalk. Each artist will get a 4ft by.

Brandon Hometown Days

Brandon, South Dakota at McHardy Park
Join us Saturday, August 3rd 2016 at McHardy Park. starting at 3pm. ending with a movie in the park at dark!.

Potato Days

Clark, South Dakota at Dickinson Park
The potato is king in Clark, South Dakota where local farmers grow bushels of the tasty tuber. That’s why, each year,.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis, South Dakota at Various
Past festivals were held on August 5th through August 11th, 2016.
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Day County Fair

Webster, South Dakota at Fair Grounds
There is something for everyone at the 2016 Day County Fair. Enjoy the many exhibits on display, watch our 4-Hers show.

Fall Flea Market and Auction

Geddes, South Dakota at Geddes
Past festivals were held on August 9-11, 2016.

Watertown Summer Art Showcase

Watertown, South Dakota at Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Event Center
The Watertown Summer Art Showcase is developed by artists, for artists. The mission of the show is to promote top quality.

Brown County Fair

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Brown County Fairgrounds
The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880’s. It began as a small county.

Turner County Fair

Parker, South Dakota at Turner County Fairgrounds
The Turner County Fair is a free gate four day fair in August. We pride ourselves on our wide array of.

Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton Mall
Past festivals were held on Augugst 16 – 18, 2016.

Riverboat Days

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton Mall
Past festivals were held on Aug. 16-18, 2016. Hours: Fri. 10 to 9 PM . Sat 10 – 5:30, Sun. 12-5.

Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton
Festival will be held on August 16-18, 2016.

Yankton Summer Arts Festival

Yankton, South Dakota at Riverside Park
Yankton Area Arts will host the 2016 Summer Arts Festival, one of Yankton’s primary celebrations of the arts. The annual event.

Central States Fair

Rapid City, South Dakota at Fairgrounds
Fair will be held on August 16-25, 2016.

Ideag Dakotafest

Mitchell, South Dakota at Schlaffman Farm
Dakotafest continues to connect industry leading manufacturers/providers with decision making producers. The premier agricultural event in South Dakota, Dakotafest provides both.

Corn Palace Festival

Mitchell, South Dakota at Corn Palace
The Corn Palace serves as a multi-use center for the community and region. The facility hosts stage shows, as well as.

Prairie Village Steam Threshing Jamboree

Madison, South Dakota at Historic Prairie Village
The 51st Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree featuring International Harvester will be held on August 23, 24 and 25, 2016. Make plans.

South Dakota State Fair

Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds
Welcome to the South Dakota State Fairgrounds where we host events year round! Make plans to attend August 29 – September 2,.

Lifelight South Dakota

Worthing, South Dakota at LifeLight Festival Grounds
The LifeLight Festival in Worthing South Dakota is the only place you can spend 3 days listening to 6 stages worth of.

Lifelight Outdoor Music Festival

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Wild Water West Water Park

 

Custer County Fair
Hermosa, South Dakota
Aug 8, 2016 –

Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days and Scotland Kuchen Feier
Scotland, South Dakota
Aug 10, 2016 –

Summer Porch Series
Renner , South Dakota
Aug 15, 2016

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
Yankton, South Dakota

Riverboat Days Mall Show
Yankton, South Dakota

Downtown Riverfest
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Summer Porch Series
Renner, South Dakota

Summer Porch Series
Renner, South Dakota

Labor Day Weekend Open House
Crazy Horse, South Dakota
Aug 31, 2016 – Sep 2, 2016

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank
August 2, Downtown Sioux Falls
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August 2, Downtown Sioux Falls
All the People You’ll Meet on Mulberry Street
August 2, Chief White Crane, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 2, Dell Rapids

“The Evolution of Iron” by Clark Martinek
June 8 – August 31, Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell

From the Hills of Boyd County: A Portrait of Place
July 13 – September 21, Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell
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“Oklahoma”
July 26 – August 5, Dakota Theatre, Yankton

57th Annual Fort Randall Traditional Powwow
August 2 – August 4, Yankton Sioux Reservation, Lake Andes

29th Annual Southeast South Dakota Thresherman’s Show
August 2 – August 4, Lennox

Sioux River Folk Festival
August 2 – August 4, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Sioux Empire Fair
August 2 – August 11, W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls

Outdoor University
August 3, Outdoor Campus, Sertoma Park, Sioux Falls

Bean Bag Tournament
August 3, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Prairie Festival
August 3, Armour

Old Fashioned Saturday Night & Car Show
August 3, Avon

Dutch Oven Desserts
August 3, Lake Vermillion Recreaton Area, Montrose

Nature Hike
August 3, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Annual Foothills Classic Car & Tractor Show
August 3, Wessington Springs

Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo
August 3, Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls

Walk in the Woods
August 3, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Brandon Hometown Days
August 3, Brandon

Bike MS: Sanford Health Pedal the Plains 2016
August 3 – August 4, Begins and ends in Sioux Falls

Sangria Sundays
August 4, Strawbale Winery, Renner

20th Annual Car Show
August 4, Prairie Village, Madison

Jazz at Fawick
August 8, Fawick Park, Sioux Falls

Jungle Jubilee at the Great Plains Zoo
August 8, Sioux Falls

Nature Day Camp: Reptiles
August 8, Big Sioux Rec Area, Brandon

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 8, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Music in the Garden
August 8, Shakespeare Garden, Wessington Springs

Clay County Fair
August 8 – August 10, Clay County Fair Grounds, Vermillion

Evening in the Vineyard
August 9, Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 9, Dell Rapids

Harvey Dunn Memorial Society Plein Air Event
August 9 – August 11, DeSmet

Nature Hike
August 10, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Adams Homestead Celebration
August 10, Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, North Sioux City

Riddle Hunt
August 10, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Turkeys and Deer! Oh My!
August 10, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Perseid Meteor Show/Star Party
August 10, Palisades State Park, Garretson

National Park Service “Families on the River”
August 10, Riverside Park, Yankton

Bird Watching Hike
August 10, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Constellation Stories
August 10, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Park in the Dark Hike
August 10, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days
August 10 – August 11, Scotland

Sangria Sundays
August 11, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Turner County Fair
August 12 – August 15, Parker

Duel on the Prairie Cowboy Fast Draw
August 14 – August 18, Mitchell

Jazz at Fawick
August 15, Fawick Park, Sioux Falls

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 15, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Music in the Garden
August 15, Shakespeare Garden, Wessington Springs

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 16, Dell Rapids

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
August 16 – August 18, Yankton

Disco Disc Golf Tournament
August 17, Big Sioux Recreation Area, Brandon

Nature Hike
August 17, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Incredible Insects
August 17, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

South Dakota’s State Insect
August 17, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Sea & Sky Saturday
August 17, Sertoma Butterfly House, Sioux Falls

S’Wine & Cheese
August 17, Baumberger Vineyard & Winery, Dell Rapids

Constellation Stories
August 17, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Downtown Riverfest
August 17, Downtown Sioux Falls

Sangria Sundays
August 18, Strawbale Winery, Renner

DakotaFest
August 20 – August 22, Mitchell

DakotaFest Women’s Brunch
August 21, Mitchell

Corn Palace Festival
August 21 – August 25, Mitchell

Jazz at Fawick
August 22, Fawick Park, Sioux Falls

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 22, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Bike Night at J&L Harley-Davidson
August 23, Sioux Falls

Nature Hike
August 23, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Evening in the Vineyard
August 23, Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 23, Dell Rapids

Corn Palace & Home Product Show
August 23 – August 25, Masonic Temple, Mitchell

Bash to the Colonies-Sailboat Regatta
August 23 – August 25, Yankton

51st Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree
August 23 – August 25, Prairie Village, Madison

Bull-A-Rama
August 23 – August 25, Clay County Fairgrounds, Vermillion

Corn Palace & Home Products Show
August 23 – August 25, Masonic Temple, Mitchell

McCrossan Boys Ranch Xtreme Event Challenge “Beauty & the Beast”
August 24, McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls

Nature Hike
August 24, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Frogs
August 24, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Ride Pink Poker Run
August 24, Sioux Falls, South Dakota festivals

Furry Friends
August 24, Newton Hills State Park, Canton
Tour de Corn Bicycle Ride
August 24, Corn Palace, Mitchell

Dog-gone Fun Hike
August 24, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Canton Cycling Classic & Bike FAST-ival
August 24 – August 25, Canton

Great Dakota Wine Fest
August 24 – August 25, Valiant Vineyards, Vermillion

Sangria Sundays
August 25, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 29, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Fiesta Friday
August 30, Chief White Crane, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Lifelight Outdoor Christian Music Festival
August 30 – September 1, Worthing

CSI: Newton Hills
August 31, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Nature Hike
August 31, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Rockin’ RibFest
August 31, Downtown Yankton

Monarch Butterfly Tagging
August 31, Palisades State Park, Garretson

Labor Day Celebration
August 31 – September 2, Wagner

/ SECOND FRIDAYS ART WALK – RAPID CITY

Explore Black Hills’ hub for art while discovering Downtown Rapid City’s creative side at the Second Fridays Art Walk this summer.Galleries and other businesses will feature artists’ .
/ SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – HILL CITY

Another summer of great music at Prairie Berry Winery! No reservations required for our summer music series of outdoor, live acoustic music. Food and drinks are available from the Prairie Berry Kitchen .
/ STREET MASTERS CAR SHOW & ICE CREAM SOCIAL – FORT PIERRE

Hot rods and cool treats.
/ ADAMS HOMESTEAD CELEBRATION – MCCOOK LAKE

Rope and candle making, visits to Lamont Country School and Stavanger Lutheran Church, live music, kids’ activities, threshing machine and Dutch oven demonstrations, and watermelon seed spitting .
/ MODIFIED FLIGHT PLAN BOOK SIGNING – SPRINGFIELD

Lincoln residents Lisa Kovanda and Brian Thomas (formerly of Springfield) released a new book chronicling Thomas’s recovery from an illness that left him a triple amputee. The authors will be signing copies .
/ ROLLER DERBY – RAPID CITY

Main Street Square will again be laying down the flat track for Rapid City’s original Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby team, The Rushmore Rollerz! Here’s a description from rushmorerollerz about .
/ TUCKER DAY RODEO – HILL CITY

Special needs children are invited to participate in rodeo events. Free barbecue, petting zoo, gold panning and more. Open to the public.
– / TURNER COUNTY FAIR – PARKER

South Dakota’s oldest county fair.
– / BROWN COUNTY FAIR – ABERDEEN

Carnival, concert, three stages of entertainment, 4-H exhibits, open class events, antique tractor pull, rodeo, talent contest, demolition derby, amateur barrel racing, vendors and commercial exhibitors.
– / DUEL ON THE PRAIRIE – MITCHELL

Cowboy Fast Draw state and national championships, contests and horsedrawn carriage.
/ BACON BISTRO WITH LANG TERMES – HILL CITY

Prairie Berry Winery’s Bacon Bistro is a comfortable, elegant experience that highlights the food, wine and atmosphere of Prairie Berry Winery. The fresh, four-course gourmet fare is paired with .
/ BONNY FLEMING PUBLIC ART RECEPTION – HILL CITY

As a photographer, Bonny Fleming is at home on dusty back roads and rugged mountain trails, getting lost and looking for the magic of perfect light. Born and raised in the Black Hills, Bonny works with .
/ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – RAPID CITY

Thursday nights are full of live music at Main Street Square during this free 13-week concert series.
/ MUSIC IN THE GARDEN – WESSINGTON SPRINGS

Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 6 – August 15, except for the 4th of July. Refreshments for sale by local eateries after 6 pm. Bring lawn chairs. .
– / RIVERBOAT DAYS – YANKTON

Arts festival, parades, entertainment, children’s activities and fireworks.
– / FRONTIER DAYS – WAUBAY

Jackpot roping, junior ranch rodeo, community church service and ranch rodeo.
– / FRONTIER DAYS – WHITE RIVER

Wild horse race, bronc riding, team penning, pow wow, rodeo, mutton busting, parade and bowery dance.
– / CENTRAL STATES FAIR & RODEO – RAPID CITY

Carnival, concerts, demolition derby, motocross, vendors and PRCA rodeo.
– / ROSHOLT CENTENNIAL

Celebrating 100 years of Rosholt, South Dakota. Admission: $15 for the weekend.
– / GRAN FONDO SOUTH DAKOTA: TOUR DE PRAIRIE – WATERTOWN

The first annual Gran Fondo South Dakota: Tour de Prairie bicycle ride has three length options: the Gran Fondo, a 104 mile bicycle ride from Watertown to Milbank and back, the 68 mile Medio Fondo and much more!

Movies Under the Stars – The Mask of Zorro

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 5 – 11, 2016

11th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride

Custer Cruisin’ Mayor’s Ride

Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers

Black Hills Playhouse “Hound of the Baskervilles”
August 8 – 18, 2016

Custer County Fair
August 8 – 11, 2016

Custer Cruisin’ Veterans’ Appreciation Ride

Main Street Square Concert Series- Bo Ladner Band

Arrowhead Pro-Am Golf Tournament
August 8 – 10, 2016

Rapid City Summer Nights

Rapid City Summer Nights
August 8 – 15, 2016

Opening Night Bonus Feature: Hound of the Baskervilles

Prairie Berry Winery’s Summer Music Series

Rapid City Second Fridays Art Walk

South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Tournament
August 9 – 11, 2016

Open 4D Jackpot Barrel Race

Second Fridays Art Walk

Roller Derby

Rushmore Rollerz Pirates vs. Zombies

Aurora Gala Day
Aurora

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Summer Porch Series
Renner

Corn Maze
Harrisburg – Oct 20, 2016

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Summer Porch Series
Renner

Midcontinent Free Day
Watertown

Justin Moore in Concert
Aberdeen

Black Hills Geo-Bash VI
Spearfish –

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
Yankton –

Downtown Riverfest
Sioux Falls

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Corn Palace Festival
Mitchell –

Summer Porch Series
Renner

Kool Deadwood Nites
Deadwood –

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Summer Porch Series of South Dakota festivals
Renner

LifeLight South Dakota Festival
Worthing – Sep 1, 2016

Rockin’ RibFest
Yankton

July 25, 2016 –

CHILDREN OF EDEN (PLAY) – CUSTER

Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous leader in South Dakota festivals.

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August 1, 2016 –

FALL RIVER COUNTY FAIR – EDGEMONT

Rodeos, 4-H, livestock shows, demolition derby, parade, rubber check race, hog wrestling and chuckwagon feed.
– GALA DAY – AURORA

Parade led by Mr. And Mrs. Aurora, Howard and Luella Schlobohm, 5K run/walk, car show, beanbag tournament, Great Plains ZooMobile, Dakota Potters “make and take” raku pottery, teen dance, family-friendly .

SIOUX EMPIRE FAIR – SIOUX FALLS

Livestock judging, petting zoo, exhibits, carnival rides, rodeo and music by Godsmack and others.

WOUNDED KNEE MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RUN

Follows the trail of Chief Big Foot from Fort Yates, N.D. to Wounded Knee.

CUSTER CRUISING

Motorcycle rides and tours, bike show and vendors.

– SIOUX RIVER FOLK FESTIVAL

The lineup for this traditional music festival includes The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund, Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, Trout Steak Revival, The Jeters, Tom Schaefer with Tom Peterson & .

GARDEN PARTY – BROOKINGS, South Dakota

Free tours of McCrory Gardens in the afternoon; live entertainment and free South DakotaSU ice cream in the evening.

DOWNTOWN ART RECEPTION – South Dakota festivals

Opening art reception for former Spearfish resident Kirk Jordan’s photography show, “Downtown.” The show will run July 30-. Admission: free.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – HILL CITY

Another summer of great music at Prairie Berry Winery! No reservations required for our summer music series of outdoor, live acoustic music. Food and drinks are available from the Prairie Berry Kitchen .

MERCH TENT

SIOUX FALLS

The Merch Tent: a staple of every big concert. Eclectic paraphernalia lined up in rows and rows, novel items piled on tables. We’re recreating the dizzying joy at Ipso’s Merch Tent. We’ve invited ten artists .

STRAW BALE DAYS – CARTHAGE

Parade, cow plop bingo, children’s games, baseball, pie-eating contest, and music.

BIKE MS : PEDAL THE PLAINS – SIOUX FALLS

Bicyclists choose between 50-, 75- or 100-mile routes, with live music, massage therapists, heated pool and banquet at the finish line.

GLACIAL LAKES 4-H RODEO – SISSETON

South Dakota youth ages 8-18 compete to qualify for state competition. Ambassador horsemanship competition on Saturday.

OUTDOOR UNIVERSITY –
SIOUX FALLS

Introducing South Dakota’s outdoors through family-friendly activities like fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, archery and more.

FOOTHILLS CLASSIC CAR & TRACTOR SHOW –
WESSINGTON SPRINGS

Eighteen car and truck classes, seven tractor classes plus kids’ pedal pull, motorcycle show, hot wheels derby and broads’ powder puff pull.
BLOOMIN’ QUILT PARTY –
BROOKINGS

Over 140 quilts on display, flowers, music by bagpipers, fiddlers and Plum Crazy and memorial for quilter Karen Spurgeon.

CHALK IN THE PARK – BELLE FOURCHE

Each artist will get a 4 ft. by 4 ft. square to create a masterpiece. Chalk and supplies are provided. Reserve early to reserve space. The registered artist work will be judged by a panel of 3 to determine .

INSIDE OUT – RAPID CITY

Art, scavenger hunt, urban plein air competition and wet sale, community sculpture and mural, artist trading card show and workshop, artist booths, kids’ activities, prizes and family-friendly fun.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES –
HILL CITY

2013 Lifelight South Dakota festival

Another summer of great music at Prairie Berry Winery! No reservations required for our summer music series of outdoor, live acoustic music. Food and drinks are available from the Prairie Berry Kitchen .

Sioux Empire Fair is the largest fair in South Dakota. The event takes place over nine days in August and includes carnival rides, food, agricultural shows, live entertainment, exhibits and much more.

A similar event is the South Dakota State Fair n August to September in Huron, South Dakota.
Powwows are celebrations of Native American culture and heritage and often include traditional dress, dancing, music, arts and crafts, singing and other cultural activities. Powwows are held throughout the year, especially in summer. Browse a list of powwows in South Dakota to learn more.

The Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival at Custer State Park allows visitors to watch a roundup of around 1,300 buffalo. After the roundup, visitors can see arts and crafts vendors, enjoy pancakes and other food, see traditional Native American entertainment and enjoy other fun activities over two days in September. Learn more at the state park website.

Wild Bill Days and Days of ‘76 rodeo are two events held in the historic city of Deadwood. Wild Bill Days brings free music and entertainment to the city each June, while the Days of ’76 Rodeo includes a parade and rodeo events each July. Browse the Historic Deadwood website for more information on historical and cultural events in the city.

Oahe Days is a music and arts festival in Steamboat Park in Pierre. The June event features live music, a parade, art exhibits, food, art vendors and other fun activities for kids and adults.

Crazy Horse VolksMarch is an annual hike up the Crazy Horse Memorial. Though the memorial isn’t complete, up to 15,000 hikers attend the event during the first full weekend in June and can see a close-up view of the mountain sculpture, which includes the 87-foot high face of Crazy Horse.

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