New Year's Eve Fireworks may be viewed from Downtown Rapid City

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD – Ring in the New Year with a fireworks show and more in Downtown Rapid City.

The Rapid City Fire Department, the City of Rapid City and Destination Rapid City have joined together to present a fireworks show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. The fireworks will be discharged at Executive Golf Course, and the display can be seen from Downtown Rapid City, including Memorial Park and Main Street Square.

The 20-minute show, presented by Zambelli Fireworks, is choreographed and synchronized to a music broadcast on The Mix radio station, at 93.9 FM.

The New Year’s Eve show is the only city fireworks show in Rapid City all year due to increased fire risk in the warmer months.

“Since the summertime fire danger is often too high to provide a fireworks show in the Black Hills, the Rapid City Fire Department would strongly encourage folks to attend the New Year’s Fireworks celebration,” said Oliver White, Public Information Officer of Rapid City Fire Department. “We’ve had a great working relationship with Zambelli’s for years, and we can rest assured that every safety precaution will be taken for this spectacular event.”

“We encourage families to spend the day Downtown, dining, shopping, and ice skating before enjoying the fireworks,” said Dan Senftner, President and CEO of Destination Rapid City. “And for those who want to stay out later, there is a variety of nightlife Downtown has to offer.

Visit Main Street Square on New Year’s Eve for Downtown Countdown. JDProductions will light up the ice rink with a colorful light show and play today’s top hits from 5 to 9 p.m. The ice skating rink is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Many Downtown businesses will hold events to ring in the New Year, including a ball drop at both the Hotel Alex Johnson and the Holiday Inn - Rushmore Plaza.

For more information and a full list of Downtown events, visit or call (605) 716-7979.

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