Friends of the Square


Who funds Main Street Square?

Main Street Square is a nonprofit organization in the heart of downtown Rapid City that connects the community together in all facets through events, art, and culture for a more vibrant city center.

 Main Street Square is a 501(c)3 organization that was established to enrich the community and its visitors by offering a central gathering place that hosts a wide variety of events and activities to build a stronger Rapid City. Main Street Square and its employees play a large part in the maintenance of Downtown, and in the advocacy and implementation of downtown community projects. Main Street Square also provides free programming throughout the year, partnering with local community organizations. All of this is accomplished WITHOUT your household tax dollars. 

Main Street Square operates on a $1.2 million budget which is accomplished through donations, sponsorships and event revenue. Additionally, Main Street Square currently receives $120,000 from the local Downtown Business Improvement District tax assessment. In return, Main Street Square manages the Downtown BID funds under the direction of the Downtown BID Board and spearheads downtown improvement projects that are accomplished with the remaining BID funds.

Community improvement projects such as the Memorial Park Promenade, linking the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to downtown, promote economic growth and development. Main Street Square partners with downtown businesses to bolster their economic growth for the betterment of our locals and visitors.

The goal of the Main Street Square plaza is to foster a sense of community ownership allowing the plaza to really be the living room of Downtown Rapid City. Locals and visitors are encouraged to gather and create memories in a free, fun atmosphere. It is a place where people from all walks of life can connect, and feel at home. Main Street Square is truly your Square.

We need your help to keep community events free to the public, to keep downtown clean and safe and to ensure that Main Street Square is viable for generations to come. Your support secures the vision and the future of our downtown and our community. 

We ask that you help us accomplish our VISION FOR THE FUTURE with a donation to Main Street Square’s Friends of the Square program. Click below to support your Square.

Be a part of history by becoming a Friend of the Square to Downtown Rapid City's gathering place. Your tax-deductible donation supports and maintains Main Street Square and Downtown Rapid City as a vibrant destination for Black Hills residents and visitors, and helps to plan and execute events including concerts, festivals, ice skating, live theatre, movies and more.

Become a Friend and Support Your Square

Don't want to give online? No problem! Call us at 605-716-7979 to become a Friend of the Square right now.