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South Dakota Festivals

    May

  • Apr 16 2021
    Spring Fling - Webster
    Specials and promotions by businesses, city-wide rummage sale, treasure hunt, and guess-the-weight-of-the-pig-and-win-it contest.
  • June

  • May 15 - 16 2021
    Fort Sisseton Historical Festival - Lake City
    Observe cavalry, artillery and infantry demonstrations. The festival includes continuous performances of melodramas, musical entertainment and food bo ... more »

  • May 21 - 23 2021
    Ipswich Trail Days - Ipswich
    This annual event held in Ipswich includes bullriding, country music concert, demolition derby, arts in the park, air show, car/motorcycle/tractor sho ... more »

  • May 21 - 22 2021
    Cootie Days - Dell Rapids
    This annual event features carnival rides prize raffles, Bingo, concessions, food booths and a carnival-type atmosphere. Fundraiser for the American L ... more »

  • May 28 - 30 2021
    Old Settlers` Weekend - Highmore
    This annual homecoming event includes a parade, bull-o-rama, road race, demolition derby, class reunions, dances, Inflatables and Freedom Stage, and m ... more »

  • May 28 - 29 2021
    Czech Days - Tabor
    This annual ethnic festival celebrates Czechoslovakian heritage. Enjoy the colorful costumes, delicious Czech food, parade, Beseda dancers, craft fair ... more »

  • May 28 - 30 2021
    Teapot Days - Tea
    Annual, three-day event featuring antique and farm tractor pull, arts and crafts festival, parade, mud volleyball, entertainment stage, craft and food ... more »

  • May 29 2021
    Clark County Historical Society Heritage Day - Clark
    Come celebrate and learn more about days gone by. Rug weaving, basket weaving, story telling, museum grounds complex open, all day long events ... more »

  • May 31 - 1 2021
    1804 Lewis and Clark Days - Pollock
    Lewis and Clark speaker. T-ball tournament, kids games, all school reunion, exhibits at visitors center and more. Held at various locations in Pollock ... more »

  • Jun 4 - 5 2021
    Oahe Days and Art Festival - Pierre
    City wide celebration featuring fine artists, food, craft vendors, a variety of activities and entertainment for all ages. Majority of events will be ... more »

  • Jun 7 2021
    Battle of Little Bighorn Anniversary and Ruth Ziolkowski`s Birthday - Crazy Horse
    A birthday celebration for the wife of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, the man who started the Crazy Horse mountain carving, and recognition of the anniv ... more »

  • Jun 11 - 12 2021
    Wild Bill Days - Deadwood
    Get ready to kick off summer with the annual Wild Bill Days. This newly revamped event has literally something for everyone. We'll feature the Cowboy ... more »

  • Jun 18 - 20 2021
    Annual Black Hills Mountain Festival - Rapid City
    Combine trail running, rock climbing, sand volleyball, mountain biking, live music, good food, brews and friends, toss in an appearance by one of the ... more »

  • Jun 19 - 24 2021
    Faulkton Rodeo and Wild West Days - Faulkton
    Rodeo, parade, dance, barbecue, carnival, fireworks, kids scavenger hunt, 5K run, historical tours, carousel rides, and more.
  • July

  • Jul 4 - 5 2008
    Annual Wall Celebration - Wall
    Come and take in the events including dances, a rodeo, a parade, children's activities, and more.
  • Jul 4 - 5 2009
    Historical Happenings - Lake City
    Learn about the history of the park. Activities for everyone. Starts at 10 a.m. at Fort Sisseton State Park. Contact: South Dakota Game, Fish and Par ... more »

  • Jul 3 - 5 2014
    Canistota Sport Days - Canistota
    Events include a grand fireworks display, parade, street dance, street sports, carnival, vendors, mud drag races, and more.
  • Jul 4 - 6 2014
    Danish Festival Days - Viborg
    Celebrating Viborg's Danish heritage, Viborg was incorporated in 1893 and named after Viborg Denmark. The third weekend in July each year Viborg celeb ... more »

  • Jun 30 2020
    Good Old Summertime Festival - Flandreau
    This is an opportunity for Moody County non-profit organizations to raise money for their groups. Food booths, entertainment, activities, and games fo ... more »

  • Jul 4 2020
    Walk in the Park: Recollections of Roy - Lake City
    Take a walk down memory lane. Learn about the past at Roy Lake as well as what changes have occurred over the years. Starts at 10 a.m. at Roy Lake Sta ... more »

  • Jul 4 - 5 2020
    White Pioneer Days - White
    Parade, chili cook-off, children`s activities, car show, craft show, Dance Featuring "Probable Cause," and more.
  • Jun 17 - 20 2021
    Black Hills Heritage Festival - Rapid City
    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-pu ... more »

  • Jun 26 - 27 2021
    Lake Preston Town and Country Days - Lake Preston
    Saturday and Sunday events include a lawn mower tractor pull, community worship, a car show, basball games, noon BBQ, a pie and ice ceam social and fe ... more »

  • Jun 26 - 27 2021
    Railroad Days - Madison
    Rides all day on Train, Doodlebug, and Motorcars. Tour Prairie Village`s historical buildings. Roundhouse Open for Touring Steam Locomotives and Turnt ... more »

  • Jul 16 - 18 2021
    Bruce Honey Days - Bruce
    Annual full weekend of fun for all ages! Friday night starts with only teen dance in the area. Saturday begins with large parade, Whopper feed, car sh ... more »

  • Jul 16 - 18 2021
    Gold Discovery Days - Custer
    Annual event featuring: old time fair, craft festival, quilt show, children's events, parade, car show, fun run, street dance, bed races and hot air b ... more »

  • Jul 17 2021
    Brandon Hometown Days - Brandon
    Hometown Days events include the Brandon Valley Ministerial Association Prayer Breakfast, the Hometown Cash Bash put on by the Brandon Valley Area Cha ... more »

  • Jul 23 - 24 2021
    Black Hills Square and Round Dance Festival - Rapid City
    Enjoy square and round dancing at this annual festival.
  • Jul 30 - 31 2021
    Farley Fest - Milbank
    A full weekend of fun activities. Friday afternoon will be the cornhole competition, car show, Arts in the Park, and music. Saturday we will have our ... more »

  • August

  • Jul 16 - 13 2021
    Carrie Ingall's Day - Keystone
    Carrie Ingalls Swanzey (sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder) was born on Aug. 3. She came to Keystone in 1911 to work on the local newspaper, married, adn ... more »

  • Jul 16 - 18 2021
    Philip Festival Days - Philip
    Enjoy various family activities including a parade, street dances, entertainment, Golf Tournament, Remote controlled Airplanes exhibition, Ice Cream S ... more »

  • Jul 17 2021
    Straw Bale Days Festival - Carthage
    Parade of old cars and tractors, games and contests, food booths, crafts and flea market, featured entertainment
  • Jul 17 - 18 2021
    Riverside Park Days - Flandreau
    Booths of all kinds. Crafts, food, clothing, wood working and many others. A large variety of entertainment for adults and children. Something for eve ... more »

  • Jul 24 - 25 2021
    Castlewood Days - Castlewood
    This annual event features community-wide rummage sales, 5K run/walk, pancake feed, parade, kids games, mud volleyball, garden tractor pull, pork barb ... more »

  • Jul 24 - 25 2021
    Castlewood Days - Castle Rock
    This annual event features community-wide rummage sales, 5K run/walk, pancake feed, parade, kids games, mud volleyball, garden tractor pull, pork barb ... more »

  • Jul 30 - 1 2021
    Fur Trader Days and Antique Tractor Pull - Geddes
    This annual celebration revolves around an 1857 log cabin located in the town`s Historic Village. Enjoy an antique parade, flea market, Walk/Fun Run, ... more »

  • Jul 31 2021
    Clark Potato Day - Clark
    Annual Event: Car Show, Tractor Parade & Show, Arts & Crafts booths, Mashed Potato Wrestling, Potato Food Contests, Potato Decorating & Sculpting Cont ... more »

  • Jul 31 - 1 2021
    Huron Heritage Days - Huron
    Arts and crafts booths, food vendors, flea market, entertainment, and children`s activities.
  • Jul 31 - 1 2021
    Rosholt Area Threshing Bee and Old Iron Show - Rosholt
    Craft show, parade, old-time music, steam threshing and corn shredding, shelling and chopping. Fort Ransom Sodbusters will feature horse machinery dem ... more »

  • Jul 31 - 1 2021
    Twin Brooks Threshing Show - Twin Brooks
    Threshing, plowing, antique tractor pull, antique displays, saw mill, gas engines, music, parade plus many other pioneer activities.
  • Aug 6 2021
    Lewis and Clark Spirit Mound Festival - Vermillion
    Hike up Spirit Mound, the famous prairie hill visited by Lewis and Clark in 1804. Speakers address Lewis and Clark history
  • Aug 6 - 8 2021
    Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival - Yankton
    Annual event featuring more than 150 arts and crafts booths, concerts, food, parade, dance shows, water ski show, classic car show, dance, children`s ... more »

  • Aug 11 - 15 2021
    Corn Palace Festival - Mitchell
    A celebration of the harvest and the re-decoration of the World`s Only Corn Palace. Events include top-name entertainers, carnival, crafts and food bo ... more »

  • Aug 13 - 15 2021
    Black Hills Steam and Gas Threshing Bee - Sturgis
    Pioneer heritage comes alive in Sturgis the third weekend in August. Parade of 100 years of tractors, threshing machines, and cars. Demonstrations of ... more »

  • Aug 16 - 18 2021
    Sioux River Folk Festival - Canton
    Folk music festival featuring local, regional, and national talent. Bluegrass, blues, Celtic, and a variety of folk and ethnic music.
  • Aug 19 - 22 2021
    Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree - Madison
    Be part of this huge Prairie Village event. It’s three big days featuring parades, the largest flea market in the area, steam and horse threshing, m ... more »

  • September

  • Aug 14 - 15 2021
    The Great Dakota Wine Fest - Vermillion
    An annual event held every Labor Day weekend. There is live music all day, wine-tasting, cooking demonstrations, grape stomping, pig roast, buffalo fe ... more »

  • Aug 28 - 30 2021
    Wagner Labor Day Celebration - Wagner
    This annual, three-day celebration includes rodeo action, arts in the park, a Poker Run, two parades, carnival, mud volleyball, softball tournament, b ... more »

  • Aug 30 - 4 2021
    Swarm Days - Spearfish
    Black Hills State University’s annual Swarm Week will kick off Monday and run through Saturday. Events will be held throughout the week and include ... more »

  • Aug 30 2021
    Winner Labor Day Celebration - Winner
    This annual celebration features a carnival with rides and games, demolition derby, road race, and bull-o-rama.
  • Sep 3 2021
    Senior Day - Mitchell
    The World's Only Corn Palace plays host to Senior Day. This free, one-day event kicks off the beginning of the annual Polka Festival. Fantastic local ... more »

  • Sep 5 2021
    Annual Homesteader Day - Brandon
    Every year, the park hosts the Homesteader Day Harvest Festival on the Sunday after Labor Day. The event attracts thousands of visitors of all ages wh ... more »

  • Sep 10 - 12 2021
    Annual German-Russian Schmeckfest - Eureka
    Enjoy a Schmeckfest meal and entertainment along with a parade, craft fair, tractor pull, and vintage car, motorcycle and tractor show. There will als ... more »

  • Sep 25 2021
    Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival - Rapid City
    Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns on Saturday from 9am-4pm. Visit Main Street Square and venture down Sixth St ... more »

  • October

  • Sep 18 2021
    Lemmon Fall Fest - Lemmon
    This annual fall festival features a scarecrow contest, quilt show, children's activities, supper, vendors and more. Contact: Lemmon Chamber of Comm ... more »

  • Sep 18 2021
    River City Band Festival - Chamberlain
    Over 1000 musicians perform as bands compete in a street competition in downtown Chamberlain and a field competition on Don Giese Field at the high sc ... more »

  • Sep 18 - 19 2021
    HarvestFest - Edgemont
    Includes Wagon and team obstacle course competition, Threshing demonstration, Poker Run with wagons and horses, Concession, Pie Baking Contest, Chili ... more »

  • Sep 20 2021
    Native American Day - Crazy Horse
    Annual Native American Day celebration. Program starts at 10 a.m. Speakers, performing artists, plus many other special activities at the memorial. Fr ... more »

  • Sep 24 - 25 2021
    Webster Area Pumpkin Fest - Webster
    Weigh-ins of giant pumpkins, contests, hay rides, entertainment and food. Childrens` pumpkin olympics, childrens` tractor pull, kite fly and more. The ... more »

  • Sep 25 2021
    Herreid Pumpkin Festival - Herreid
    Pumpkin Carving or painting contest. Giant Pumpkin Contest, car show, best pumpkin pie contest, meal at Community Center. Entertainment at School in t ... more »

  • Oct 1 2021
    Wessington Pheasant Races - Wessington
    Pheasant races, trap shoot and Pheasant Restoration banquet followed by an auction, raffle and games.
  • Oct 2 2021
    Newton Hills State Park FestiFall - Canton
    Newton Hills State Park near Canton will host the annual FestiFall from 1-5 p.m and 8-10p.m. An arts and crafts show will host vendors with unique ite ... more »

  • Oct 23 - 24 2021
    Great Scarecrow and Decorated Pumpkin Festival - Huron
    This annual festival features decorated scarecrows and pumpkins displayed for one weekend only. Youth, adults and organizations create humorous and tr ... more »

  • December

  • Nov 14 2021
    W.H. Over Christmas Festival - Vermillion
    Come to the W.H. Over Museum and enjoy crafts and music of the season.