First Ever Friends of the Square Festival set for May 25

Thursday, May 18, 2017

DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY, SD – The first ever Friends of the Square Festival, an evening of fun-draising at Main Street Square, is set for Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Festivities include carnival games, a BBQ, beverage garden, prizes and raffles, and a free concert by Kory and the Fireflies with special guest Barrett Hemmings. The Friends of the Square Festival is sponsored by Black Hills Insurance Agency and US Bank. It is free to attend and open to the public.

Main Street Square is a nonprofit organization in the heart of Downtown Rapid City that connects the community together in all facets through events, art, and culture for a more vibrant city center. Main Street Square needs your help to keep its community events free to the public, to keep Downtown clean and safe, and to ensure that Main Street Square is viable for generations to come. Your support secures the vision and the future of our Downtown and community. To learn more about the Friends of the Square program, visit

“The Friends of the Square Festival celebrates and recognizes everyone who has been a part of the fun at the Square and their continued support throughout the years,” said Megan Whitman, executive director of Main Street Square. “We hope to see all of our friends at the Square on May 25.”

There is something fun for everyone 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. The Kidz Zone will be expanded during the Friends of the Square Festival to include old fashioned carnival games with prizes, such as a ping-pong toss, duck pond, and a pie throw.

The Main Street Square staff will be grilling up your backyard barbeque favorites and an assortment of refreshments will be available in the Bud Light Beverage Garden.

In partnership with Rice Honda, Main Street Square will be selling raffle tickets during their signature events to members of the public for a chance to win their choice of watercraft, motorcycle, or side-by-side UTV. The winner may also apply $10,000 of full retail value to a machine of their choice at Rice Honda.

Raffle tickets will be sold at Friends of the Square Festival, all Main Street Square Concert Series on Thursday nights, and other select signature events. Purchase one ticket for $20 and three tickets for $40. There are only two thousand tickets available. The winner will be selected during the final concert of the summer, on Thursday, Aug. 31. One ticket purchaser will be selected every Thursday to receive ten additional ticket entries into the drawing.

Each person that purchases a raffle ticket can spin the prize wheel for a chance to win free drinks in the Beverage Garden, two unlimited tasting passes to Main Street Square’s Art & Wine Festival or Bierbörse, passes to the Kidz Zone, and more. One spin per raffle ticket purchase.

All proceeds from raffle ticket sales benefit Main Street Square. Some restrictions may apply. For questions or to purchase a raffle ticket, contact the Main Street Square office.

Be a part of history by becoming a Friend of the Square today. Your tax-deductible donation supports and maintains Main Street Square and Downtown Rapid City as a vibrant destination for Black Hills residents and visitors, and helps to plan and execute more than 200 events annually. Your donation is tax deductible and helps keep the Fun² in Downtown. Donations are accepted at online, by mail, or by phone.

For more details on the Friends of the Square Festival and Friends of the Square Program, visit, call 605-716-7979, or stop by the Main Street Square office at 512 Main St., Ste. 980.

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