Frühlingsfest & Spring Market

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beer enthusiasts, celebrate beer at Main Street Square's fourth annual Frühlingsfest on Saturday, May 6. Sample a selection of more than 30 beers, including craft beers from local breweries, from noon to 3 p.m. Shop the Spring Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which features local food vendors, handmade artwork, jewelry and other specialty goods. Enjoy live music from singer/songwriter Elliott Graber throughout the event.

The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol. The Black Hills Beer Beverage Garden will be open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. and available to those who do not wish to purchase a tasting ticket. Tastings begin at noon.

Unlimited Tasting Passes
Purchase your $25 unlimited tasting pass on the day of the event. PRESALE IS NOW CLOSED. Passes are only for those 21 and older. Each pass holder will receive a wrist band for unlimited beer tastings and a souvenir pilsner glass, and all pre-purchased tasting pass holders will receive a free pretzel necklace.

The first 100 people to pre-purchase an unlimited tasting pass to Frühlingsfest will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win two free tasting passes to Bierbörse at Main Street Square on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. One name will be drawn after the pre-sale closes at noon on Friday, May 5. The winner will be notified between noon and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5.

Pre-ordered tasting passes will be available for pick up on the day of the event at Will Call in the Visitor Information Center, located on the north side of Main Street Square. Tasting passes and additional pretzel necklaces ($2) and souvenir pilsner glasses ($3) may also be purchased at this location on the day of the event. 

Featured Breweries
Alaskan Brewing Company
Black Tooth Brewing Company
Crow Peak Brewing
Deschutes Brewery
Fargo Brewing
Fernson Brewing
Firehouse Brewing
Hay Camp Brewing Company
Highway 79 Brewery
Knuckle Brewing Company
Lost Cabin Beer Co.
Miners Brewing
New Belgium Brewing Company
Sick-N-Twisted Brewery
Stone Brewing Company

Free Parking in Downtown Rapid City
Extend your day Downtown with shopping and dining, while enjoying free parking in all Downtown public lots, metered spaces on the streets, and in the parking ramp near Main Street Square all day on Saturday, May 6.

To see photos from the 2016 Frühlingsfest & Spring Market, click here.

2017 Event Sponsor

2017 Beverage Garden Sponsor

2017 Media Sponsor


Funding for Frühlingsfest & Spring Market is provided in part by Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association.
Main Street Square promotes responsible drinking and the use of designated drivers.