Event Date Range
Sunday, May 1, 2015 | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join local fire protection agencies for an afternoon of fun-filled events. Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Wildfire Awareness Month in the State of South Dakota. The purpose of this effort is to bring attention to the dangers of wildfires and how citizens can protect themselves and their communities from these potentially devastating events.The kick-off event will feature informative displays and childrens activities. Participants will be able to learn about wildfire risks and prevention methods. Wildfire Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between local, state and federal firefighting agencies. For more information visit http://www.sdwildfireawareness.com/
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 3 to 5 p.m.
Help the Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week at Travel Rally Day! The event features special guests from the South Dakota Department of Tourism, a Travel Rally Day proclamation by the City of Rapid City, a special presentation and awards by Julie Schmitz Jensen of the Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau, entertainment, and complimentary hors doeuvres.
Travel Rally Day is an opportunity to bring together members of our community who both support and represent the tourism and hospitality industry to champion the power of travel! This concerted effort helps demonstrate travel’s impact on our community, its businesses and its citizens. Help us show Rapid City TRAVEL MATTERS by supporting our efforts and encouraging your employees to attend this fun event!
Travel Rally Day is a focal point of National Travel and Tourism Week that promotes how travel spending supports local communities and provides jobs to more than 14 million Americans. Travel Rally Day is a series of locally organized events that attract hospitality workers, elected officials, city leaders and local media. The goal of Travel Rally Day is to unite a community’s travel workers and supporters and publicly represent the industry to media, elected officials and residents with a message that travel matters to this nation and to the local community.
Sponsored by Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau and Main Street Square.
Friday, May 6, 2016 | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Energy City Voices, a premier College Show Choir and Pop/Rock Ensemble, will be doing a set of pieces from the 80’s and various other music. Directed by Dennis Gilbar and assisted by Megan Shear.
For more information on the Gillet College Energy City Voices, visit www.energycityvoices.com.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 11 a.m. too 1 p.m.
Stevens High School Art Department is proud to present our finest student art work to share with the community on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy the incredible talent and creativity on display through photography, ceramics, 2-D and 3-D art forms!
Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. to noon
Join us as we make wishes come true, one step at a time! Powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends, Walk For Wishes is a fundraiser benefiting Make-A-Wish® South Dakota that celebrates wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. By participating in the Make-A-Wish South Dakota Walk For Wishes, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children battling life-threatening medical conditions in the Black Hills.
To register or for more information, visit www.walkblackhills.org.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
With a theme of “Healthy Minds, Healthy Families,” the 5th annual Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Day event is meant to raise awareness of local mental health resources and to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Everyone is invited to the free event, which features music and other entertainment, speakers, information booths, a jump castle, free food and a balloon release from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event concludes with a free movie at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fountains at Main Street Square will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Frühlingsfest and Spring Market. Please call the Main Street Square office at (605) 716-7979 with further questions. For more information on the fountains at Main Street Square, visit mainstreetsquarerc.com/fountains.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beer enthusiasts, celebrate beer at Main Street Squares third annual Frühlingsfest on Saturday, May 21. Sample over 30 beers, including craft beers from local breweries, from noon to 3 p.m. Frühlingsfest is held in conjunction with Main Street Squares Spring Market, which features local foods vendors, handmade artwork, jewelry and other specialty goods. Shop the Spring Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live music from The River Liffey Boys, a Blue Irish Grass band, throughout the event.
Entry into the event is free, and for all ages. The Black Hills Beer Beverage Garden, a division of Eagle Sales, is open to the public and available to those who do not wish to purchase a tasting ticket.
Frühlingsfest and Spring Market is sponsored by Holiday Inn - Rushmore Plaza
To purchase tasting tickets and for event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Main Street Square will lay down the flat track another year for Rapid Citys original Womens Flat Track Roller Derby team, The Rushmore Rollerz. There are three dates set for this summer: Saturday, May 28; Saturday, June 18; and Saturday, Aug. 13.
Sunday, May 29, 2016 | 5 to 6 p.m.
Musical Ambassadors of the US Navy, Navy Band Great Lakes’ Liberty Call, are bringing a patriotic showcase of America’s indigenous art form, Jazz, to Main Street Square. Liberty Call’s current show presents the blues soaked, swing band repertoire associated with the early 20th century American Midwest. With a heavy dose of inspiration from Kansas City’s Count Basie Orchestra, Liberty Call will swing out with instrumental showcases featuring some of the finest sailor musicians in the Navy, as well as vocal renditions from the Great American Songbook including selections by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Billie Holiday. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the rare swing-era experience of a live American Big Band, courtesy of the United Sates Navy.
Liberty Call is an ensemble which performs a wide range of musical genres, spanning from traditional New Orleans-style Jazz to modern-day Popular Music, including, but not limited to, Country, Rock, Jazz, and Blues. Under the direction of Unit Leader Musician First Class Garrett Stephan, Liberty Call is the most versatile ensemble within Navy Band Great Lakes. Liberty Call is capable of performing at a variety of venues, from festivals to outdoor concerts. Liberty Call is ready to serve by providing a show that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audience members of all ages!
For more information on the Navy Band Great Lakes, visit www.facebook.com/NavyBandGreatLakes.