Rapid City, South Dakota

Upcoming Events in Rapid City South Dakota


12 - 14Black Hills Sports Show and Sale - Check out all of the newest recreational vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, campers, and fishing and hunting equipment. Sporting goods and vacation information, too. Seminars for all ages.

Address: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-381-9789 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: bhsportsshow.com/


11 - 16Black Hills Home Builders Home Improvement Expo - This annual regional trade show focuses on the home building industry and is the largest Home Show in the United States for a community of its size. Created and sponsored by the Black Hills Home Builders Association in 1973, the event offers vital information and is an excellent opportunity for businesses to display products and services. Plan now to become part of the Home Show which traditionally hosts over 400 booths with 8,000 people attending in a three day period.

Address: Held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-348-7850 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: events@blackhillshomebuilders.com
Web: www.blackhillshomebuilders.com
Fee: One day pass - $5; Weekend pass - $8


9 - 10Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Gun Show - Generally new and antique guns, collectibles, ammunition, supplies, art, antique items, etc.

Address: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-923-5191 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dtgca.org/gunshow-category/rapid-city-sd/
Fee: Child: Free (under 12) Adult: $5


35Black Hills Quilters Guild Annual Show - Quilt show, vendors and demonstrations.

Address: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-342-4126 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@bhquilters.org
Web: bhquilters.org/
Fee: Child: Ten and under Free General: $4

18 - 19West Boulevard Summer Festival - The Annual Festival will feature over 100 food and crafts booths. Artisans from Rapid City and as far away as Wisconsin. There will be horse-drawn wagon tours of the historic West Boulevard neighborhood with a guide who tells about the history of the homes. Other activities include food, arts and crafts, children's activities, entertainment, and a historic booth with historic photos. Held at Wilson Park.

Address: Wilson Park. , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-348-7772 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: wbnaonline.com/


25 - 28Black Hills Heritage Festival - The Black Hills Heritage Festival has grown from a small, downtown arts fair attracting 400 visitors, to Western South Dakota's largest free-to-the-public outdoor art and music festival with an estimated attendance of 50,000 - 70,000.

This year's event will feature a Heritage Stage and Children's Tent; Traditional Children's Pow-Wow, Folk and Fine Art exhibits, Main Stage and Acoustic Stage entertainment spread out along the beautiful winding sidewalk of Memorial Park.

You can contact our Festival President, Steve Dary at 605-209-4339, or email blackhillsheritagefestival@yahoo.com. Our website, www.bhheritagefest.com will also provide current entertainment information, activities and vendor rules and information.

Address: Rapid City Memorial Park , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-209-4339 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 605-718-2601
Email: blackhillsheritagefestival@yahoo.com
Web: www.bhheritagefest.com

11 - 12Western Dakota Gem and Mineral Show - This is the largest rock and gem show in the region. The show has lapidary demonstrations and seminars related to gems, minerals, rocks, and fossils. A silent auction of rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary items is held. There are displays of collections, exhibits, fluorescent rocks and a children's area. Approximately 10 dealers of gems, beads, and specimens attend from several states.

Saturday, 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Address: Rushmore Plaze Civic Center. , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-342-5517 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: rath@rapidnet.com
Web: www.wdgms.org/
Fee: Child: Free (under 12) Adult: $4.00

24 - 25Black Hills Square and Round Dance Festival - Enjoy square and round dancing at this annual festival.

Address: Christian Life Center, 3500 Canyon Lake Rd , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-517-0716 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dmguille@bresnan.net
Web: www.blackhillsdosido.org/bhfestival.htm
Fee: Yes

25Mustang and Ford Club of the Black Hills Car Show - Annual all-Ford collector car and truck show. This show is held with the Rapid City Heritage Festival at the Rapid City Civic Center. Vehicle registration starts at 8 a.m. and the show is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Vehicles can be entered in judged classes or as show-only. Entry fee for judged classes is $15.

Address: Wilson Park, Mt. Rushmore Road , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-343-5157 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: harrisinrcsd@juno.com
Web: www.rapidmustangford.org
Fee: Free

26Great Black Hills Duck Race - This annual event is a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network. About 18,000 rubber ducks are dropped off a bridge on west Main Street and float 1.5 miles to Memorial Park. Prizes are awarded to the top winners. (Ducks cost $5 each. Buy five ducks and get a free T-shirt.)

Ph: 605-719-4756 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: akarsky@rcrh.org
Web: www.regionalhealth.com/
Fee: Free


14 - 23Central States Fair - Top-name grandstand entertainment, PRCA Rodeos, Supercross, Demolition Derby, Carnival, Beer Tent with Entertainment, Vendors, Kids Activities, and More.

Ph: 605-355-3861 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@centralstatesfair.com
Web: www.centralstatesfair.com
Fee: Child: free (6 and under) Adult: $2


365-State Breeders Barrel Futurity - Barrel racing futurity, barrel racing maturity, kids barrel racing, kids roping, and kids events are all part of this two day event in Rapid City.

Ph: 605-431-9480 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lanaireland@hotmail.com
Web: www.5statebreedersfuturity.com
Fee: Free

19MS Walk: Rapid City Walk - Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. It is an experience unlike any other — a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections. Join friends, family and your community and walk to create a world free of MS. For more information and to register, visit myMSwalk.org.

Ph: 800-582-5296 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: specialevents@mssociety.org
Web: www.mymswalk.org
Fee: Free

26Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival - Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns on Saturday from 9am-4pm. Visit Main Street Square and venture down Sixth St. and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, Kidz Zone, wagon rides, vendors and more. For event details, visit Main Street website.

Address: Downtown , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-716-7979 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@mainstreetsquarerc.com
Web: www.mainstreetsquarerc.com


34Black Hills Model Engineering Show - The show is an invitational display of scale-model projects including gas and steam engines, boats, planes, etc. Active demonstrations of the model take place all day.

Address: Central States Fairgrounds, Fine Arts Building. , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-716-4647 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: modelbuff@rushmore.com
Web: www.blackhillsmodelengineeringshow.net/
Fee: Adult: $3

9 - 11Black Hills Pow Wow (He Sapa Wacipi) - There will be Native American dancing, drum singing contests, princess contest, youth day activities, art shows and expos.

Address: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-341-0925 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dbadwarrior@gmail.com
Web: www.blackhillspowwow.com
Fee: $18.00 for weekend pass Child, $9 per day; Adult: $15 per day

10 - 11Black Hills Home Builders Fall Parade of Homes - This annual event features new construction homes throughout the Black Hills. Showcase of local builders' talents, new building ideas and more.

Ph: 605-348-7850 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jallgier@rushmore.com
Web: www.blackhillshomebuilders.com
Fee: Adult: $5


28Festival of Lights Parade - The Annual Festival of Lights parade promises to provide a magical evening of bright lights, festive music, holiday spirit, and memories your family will cherish forever. The parade, always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving in downtown Rapid City, marks the official beginning of the Christmas season. More than 100 glowing floats, horse-drawn carriages, animated scenes on flatbed trucks, sparkling vehicles, and animals adorned with holiday décor will make their way through the streets of downtown Rapid City as crowds gather and children's eyes glow with wonder. It is truly the Season's brightest event!

Address: Down Rapid City , Rapid City, South Dakota
Ph: 605-381-4204 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tcolson@rap.midco.net
Web: www.festivaloflightsrc.wordpress.com
Fee: Free

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