Event Date Range
Thursdays, June 1 to Aug. 31, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Rock out at the Main Street Square Concert series in Downtown Rapid City, featuring live bands, kids activities, delicious food vendors, and an assortment of refreshments in the Beverage Garden. A wide variety of artists will hit the stage and keep you dancing on Thursday nights from June 1 to August 31. Major event sponsor, Black Hills Federal Credit Union.
Groovedaddy, funk, groove, and reggae, will take the Main Street Square stage on Thursday, Aug. 31.
There is something fun for everyone in the in the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone encompassing Sixth St., with inflatables, the Main Street Square Fun Express train, face painting, games, and more.
Concertgoers may purchase an assortment of refreshments at the Bud Light Beverage Garden, including bottled water, soda, beer, and wine.
Weekly entertainment co-sponsors, Firehouse Brewing Company.
For event details, visit mainstreetsquarerc.com.
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Authors from around the globe will be in attendance at this years festival, to be held Sept. 2, 2017. The following are just a few of the events slated to take place in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival: Author Readings, Book Signings, Panel Discussions , Author Round Table Sessions, Lit Crawl, Musical Performances, Dance Performances, Face Painting, Jumping Castle, Storytellers, Author Booths, Vendor Booths, Arts & Crafts Booths, and Food Vendors.
The Black Hills region is known for its love of culture and the arts and is home to a vibrant and thriving community. Rapid City, the second largest city in South Dakota, is close to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monuments. A major world-wide destination for tourism, the Black Hills Region receives over THREE MILLION tourists annually, with Labor Day Weekend receiving a significant number of visitors from around the world. For more information, visit www.gabfest.info.
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pennington County Emergency Management joins in the Ready Campaign National Preparedness Month effort with other partnering agencies hosting Disaster Awareness and Safety Day each September during the weekend following Labor Day encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. 25+ response agencies will be available to help you prepare and be ready for any kind of emergency. For more information, visit www.pennco.org/disasterday.
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 | All day
Enjoy FREE PARKING all day in all Downtown public lots and metered spaces on the streets, and in the parking ramp near Main Street Square on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, Downtown Rapid City’s biggest festival, returns for a ninth year. Visit Main Street Square, venture down Sixth St., and into Memorial Park for a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, Downtown chef competition, Kidz Zone, vendors and more. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | All day
Enjoy FREE PARKING all day in all Downtown public lots and metered spaces on the streets, and in the parking ramp near Main Street Square on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | noon to 6 p.m.
Bierbörse, a favorite of local craft beer enthusiasts, returns for a seventh year in Downtown Rapid City. The event features a microbrew tasting, homebrew sampling, polka music, beer stock exchange and more. The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol. Presented by 605 Magazine. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Support the Main Street Square Skates-Giving Food Drive and help us stock the Cornerstone Rescue Mission pantry for the holidays during Ice Rink Opening Day. Skaters will receive a $1 discount on skate rentals by donating at least one non-perishable food item (offer only valid day of the event). Please no glass containers or expired products. A family movie will be shown at dusk. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 | All day
Enjoy FREE PARKING all day in all Downtown public lots and metered spaces on the streets, and in the parking ramp near Main Street Square on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 | 2 to 6 p.m.
Usher in the holiday season with a festive celebration, including ice skating, tree lighting, Santa Claus’s arrival, and musical performances to delight young and old alike. Shop the Winter Market, featuring a collection of local vendors where you are sure to find that perfect handcrafted gift. Sponsored by US Bank. For event details, visit www.mainstreetsquarerc.com.