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2017

September
Downtown harvest festival enters ninth year, Sept. 21

August
Main Street Square participates in SD Mines Freshmen Day of Service, Aug. 25

July
[Love]² Bridal Fair set for August 13 at Main Street Square, July 26

June
Seventh Annual Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair set for July 9, June 26
Main Street Square Sculptor Enters Fifth and Final Year of Carving, June 15

May
Main Street Square’s Sixth Annual Art & Wine Festival set for June 10, May 31
First Ever Friends of the Square Festival set for May 25
, May 18
Games, Crafts, Entertainers, Train Rides, and Educational Booths for Sixth Annual Kids’ Carnival, May 17
Interactive Fountains set to flow at Main Street Square, May 12

April
More Than 30 Beers Available at Main Street Square Spring Beer Tasting, Apr. 19
Children’s activities, Easter egg hunt, and Easter Bunny at Eggstravaganza, Apr. 3

February
Main Street Square Ice Rink Closing Early Due to Weather, Feb. 20
Beach Party to Mark Last Day to Skate
, Feb. 10

2016

November
Ice skating parties set for 2016-17 ice skating season, Nov. 17
Santa, Winter Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony for Annual Holiday Celebration
, Nov. 14
Tree arrives at Main Street Square on Nov. 16
, Nov. 11
Main Street Square Ice Skating Rink set to open Nov. 19, Nov. 2

October
Downtown to celebrate Halloween on October 29, Oct. 12
Main Street Square announces fountain closure
, Oct. 6

September
1,292-pound pumpkin wins Rapid City Weigh-off, Sept. 30
Fall festival to feature beer stock exchange and ticketed tasting, Sept. 22
Downtown harvest festival enters eighth year, Sept. 14

August
[Love]² Bridal Fair set for August 21 at Main Street Square and Hotel Alex Johnson, Aug. 3

July
RCPD and Main Street Square announce rescheduled date for Cruiser Car Show, July 27
RCPD, Main Street Square and Destination Rapid City postpone Cruiser Car Show due to safety concerns, July 8
Sixth Annual Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair set for July 10, July 1

June
Main Street Square Sculptor continues carving in July, June 8

May
Main Street Square's Fifth Annual Art & Wine Festival set for June 11, May 25
Games, Crafts, Entertainers, Train Rides and Educational Booths for Annual Kids' Carnival at Main Street Square
, May 19
Main Street Square Concert Series kicks off Thursday, June 2
, May 18
Interactive Fountains set to flow at Main Street Square
, May 12
More than 30 beers available at Main Street Square beer tasting
, May 6

March
Uptown Downtown to benefit Downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square and YMCA, Mar. 15
Children’s activities, Easter egg hunt, and Easter Bunny at Eggstravaganza
, Mar. 9
Native POP: People of the Plains announces Call for Artists, Mar. 1

February
Main Street Square announces Concert Series lineup, Feb. 24
Warm weather prompts early rink closure at Main Street Square
, Feb. 12
Beach Party to mark Last Day to Skate
, Feb. 10

January
Heroes skate free at Main Street Square on Jan. 16, Jan. 5

2015

December
New Year's Eve Fireworks may be viewed from Downtown Rapid City, Dec. 17

November 

Main Street Square's Skatesgiving and Holiday Movie rescheduled, Nov. 23
Ice Skating Parties set for the 2015-2016 ice skating season, Nov. 20
Free Downtown Parking Approved for Upcoming Saturdays, Nov. 18
Santa, Winter Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony for Annual Holiday Celebration, Nov. 16
Tree Arrives at Main Street Square on Nov. 19, Nov. 9

October 
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Rapid City During 2015 Tour, Oct. 30
Downtown to celebrate Halloween, Oct. 22

September
The Second Annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Carving Contest, Sept. 15
Downtown harvest festival enters seventh year, Sept. 9
Fall festival to feature beer stock exchange and ticketed tasting, Sept. 1

August 
Doodle Downtown: Chalk Art Competition, August 31
Young Artists Take Over Main Street Square for Culture Shock, August 4
[Love]² Bridal Fair set for August 23 at Main Street Square and Hotel Alex Johnson, August 14

July
Main Street Square sculptor opens studio to public Thursdays at noon, July 15
Wrapping Rapid City in Local Art and Talent, July 24
Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair July 12, July 2

June
Main Street Square’s Fourth Annual Art & Wine Festival set for June 13, June 2

May 
Lamb Chop headlines Kids’ Carnival at Main Street Square, May 15
Frühlingsfest 2015 has been rescheduled, May 7

April
Explore Downtown Rapid City during Downtown Spring Fling, April 29
Rapid City Bcycle Offers Free Rides for Earth Day, April 16

March 
Sculpture Project inspires new downtown mural art, March 27, 2015
Legacy Commons Playground Grand Opening celebrated at Eggstravaganza, March 20, 2015

February 
Dueling Pianos group to play at Last Day to Skate party, Feb. 23, 2015
Beach Party to mark Last Day to Skate, Feb. 13, 2015
Native artists invited to third annual festival at Main Street Square, Feb. 3, 2015

January 
Main Street Square teams up with Sutton Rodeo to bring Stock Show activities Downtown, Jan. 19, 2015
Heroes skate free at Main Street Square on Jan. 17, Jan. 2, 2015

2014 

December  
New Year’s Eve Fireworks may be viewed from Downtown Rapid City, Dec. 19, 2014
Rapid City Downtown Association and Summer Nights partner for summer concerts, Dec. 9, 2014
Destination Rapid City awarded 2014 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, Dec. 3, 2014
Ice skating parties set for the 2014-15 ice skating season, Dec. 1, 2014

November
Visit Santa at Main Street Square, Nov. 21, 2014
Mayor proclaims Small Business Saturday; Rapid City Downtown Association invites community to shop downtown during the holidays, Nov. 18, 2014
Santa, Ice Skating, Potter Family, Tree Lighting Ceremony round out Holiday Celebration, Nov. 14, 2014
Tree arrives at Main Street Square on Nov. 19, Nov. 13, 2014
Downtown Rapid City Gift Card is now available, Nov. 12, 2014
Sculpture unveiling moved to Thursday, due to weather, Nov. 10, 2014
Main Street Square ice skating rink opens Nov. 22, Nov. 7, 2014

October
Special Veterans Day Program to feature sculpture unveiling, Oct. 29, 2014
Ribbon cutting set for Memorial Park Promenade in cooperation with the Rapid City Rush, Oct. 22, 2014
Three Main Street Square sculptures revealed on Wednesday; celebration set for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2014
Downtown groups collaborate on Halloween celebration, Oct. 7, 2014

September
887-pound Pumpkin Wins Rapid City Weigh-off, Sept. 27, 2014
New event features all things South Dakota, Sept. 19, 2014
New Classroom Lessons Linked to The Sculpture Project at Main Street Square, Sept. 11, 2014
Autumn Nights on Sept. 11 has been cancelled, Sept. 9, 2014
Downtown harvest festival enters sixth year, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
Fall festival to feature beer stock exchange and ticketed tasting, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

August
2014 Downtown Hero Award presented to Family Thrift Center, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
National touring group duels at the piano keys at Main Street Square, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
The entertainment continues in Downtown Rapid City with Autumn Nights, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Re-scheduled Karaoke Night at Main Street Square set for Aug. 22, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Young artists take over Main Street Square for first ever festival, Friday, August 8, 2014
Downtown Celebration of Rapid City’s Creative Side, Monday, August 4, 2014

July
$15,000 in prize money given to Great Plains Native artists, Thursday, July 24, 2014
B-cycles to be installed in Downtown Rapid City next week, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A Gathering of People, Wind and Water features Native performers
, Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Cruiser Car Show showcases an estimated 600 vehicles, Monday, July 14, 2014
Art Night Downtown continues with new surprises, Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Native Arts Festival Coming to Main Street Square, Monday, July 7, 2014

June
Sculptor begins second year of carving on Sunday, July 6, Monday, June 30, 2014
Independence Day Celebration at Main Street Square honors military, Friday, June 20, 2014
Military Appreciation After Party caps Summer Concert Series on June 26, Monday, June 16, 2014
[Love]² Bridal Fair set for August 24 at Main Street Square and Hotel Alex Johnson, Thursday, June 12, 2014
SGT ROCK of the 147th Army Band to play at Main Street Square
, Friday, June 6, 2014

May
Karaoke Night at Main Street Square set for June 6, Friday, May 23, 2014
Summer Concert Series begins soon at Main Street Square, Thursday, May 22, 2014
Main Street Square’s Art and Wine Festival Tickets are on Pre-Sale, Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Destination Rapid City installs B-cycles in Downtown Rapid City, Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Interactive Fountain flows at Main Street Square, Monday, May 19, 2014
Mr. Stinky Feet headlines Kids' Carnival at Main Street Square, Friday, May 16, 2014
Main Street Square starts the [FUN]² early with the Summer Concert Series Kick-off, Thursday, May 15, 2014
Be a part of a creative collaboration, Friday, May 9, 2014

April
More than 30 beers available at first-ever spring beer tasting, Friday, April 25, 2014
Main Street Square loosens its leash for Pet Day
, Monday, April 21, 2014
Swoop into Downtown for a Bird Day Party
, Friday, April 11, 2014
The Easter bunny and a puppet show featured at Eggstravaganza, Friday, April 4, 2014

March
Frühlingfest tasting tickets on sale 

February
Ice Skating Rink Open with Free Skating, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Beach Party to mark Last Day to Skate, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

January
Lights on the Ice Teen Night at Main Street Square set for Friday, Jan. 17, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
Main Street Square teams up with Sutton Rodeo to bring Stock Show activities Downtown, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 

2013 

December 
Heroes skate free at Main Street Square on Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
New Year's Eve Fireworks viewed from Downtown Rapid City, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
W
inter Market Cancelled Due to Extreme Temperatures
, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Ice Skating Rink Closed Due to Extreme Temperatures, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

November
Visit Santa at Main Street Square, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
Tree arrives at Main Street Square on Tuesday, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
Main Street Square ice skating rink opens Nov. 23
, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Santa, Ice Skating, Potter Family, Tree Lighting Ceremony round out Holiday Celebration
, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

October
Main Street Square announces a change in program, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Veterans Day program to feature airmen, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Main Street Square serves as a community connection, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Next three sculptures revealed at Main Street Square, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Bierborse 2013 has been cancelled, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
Bierborse to feature stock exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2013

September
Celebrate the first summer of The Sculpture Project, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
Bierborse tasting tickets on sale; event to feature polka and beer
, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Sculptor to discuss Passage of Wind and Water, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
History and meaning of ekphrasis defined at writing workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Main Street Square to appear on Food Network
, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

August
National touring group duels at the pianos, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
Autumn Nights line-up announced, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
Kory and the Fireflies to perform in Idea Wild Fundraiser, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

July
Cruiser Car Show showcases an estimated 375 vehicles, Sunday, July 14, 2013
Main Street Square sculptor talks begin this week
, Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Randy McAllister headlines Country Roots Festival on July 27
, Friday, July 12, 2013
New Teaching-Artists Program Seeks Artists
, Monday , July 8, 2013

June
Second Fridays Art Walk continues in Downtown Rapid City
, Friday, June 28, 2013
Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair July 14
, Thursday, June 27, 2013
Opening of Passage is Monday at Main Street Square
, Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Independence Day Celebration at Main Street Square honors military
, Friday, June 21, 2013
Main Street Square’s Art and Wine Festival Tickets are on Pre-Sale, Monday, June 17, 2013
Save the Date: Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair July 14, Tuesday, June 11, 2013

May
Two Great Food Truck Race teams to vend at Main Street Square
, Friday, May 31, 2013
Bug City Music Festival headlines Kids’ Carnival at Main Street Square
, Tuesday, May 29, 2013
Two stages and twice the fun in Downtown Rapid City, Monday, May 20, 2013
Main Street Square starts the [FUN]² early with the Concert Series Kick-off
, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

April
Main Street Square honored by the Rapid City Cosmopolitan Club
, Monday, April 29, 2013
Main Street Square breaks the rules for Jog for a Dog, Friday, April 26, 2013 
Main Street Square assistant director prepares for summer, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 
Explore regional health and food options at Main Street Square, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 
Celebrate Earth Day by recycling tennis shoes and electronics, Thursday, April 4, 2013 

March
Magic shows, egg hunts and petting farm round out Eggstravaganza
, Friday, March 15, 2013 
Art and Wine Festival set for June 23-24, Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Rapid City During 2015 Tour

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