Main Street Square’s Seventh Annual Art & Wine Festival set for May 12

Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018

DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY, SD – Passes are now on sale for the seventh annual Art & Wine Festival at Main Street Square. The event returns with a new date, over Mother’s Day weekend, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Art & Wine Festival is sponsored by Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza.

With wine glass in hand, peruse dozens of booths featuring an eclectic blend of handcrafted items, artisan designs, vintage treasures, and fabulous finds to inspire your creative soul. Before leaving, purchase your favorite wines at discounted prices.

Enjoy live performances from Lang Termes at noon, Sophia Beatty at 2 p.m., and Jami Lynn, Kenny Putnam, and James Van Nuys Jazz Trio at 4 p.m. There will also be free youth and adult interactive art booths from noon to 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol. 

“The art market, performers, and artists at Art & Wine Festival showcase and celebrate the depth of our arts community,” said Elizabeth Smith, events director of Main Street Square. “It’s also the perfect opportunity to discover your new, favorite South Dakota wine from the variety of area wineries in attendance and purchase a bottle to take home with you.”

Try wines from many regions, including South Dakota wineries, beginning at noon. Rapid City wine distributors will be on site as well. Passes are only for those 21 and older. The Bud Light Beverage Garden will be open to the public beginning at noon and available to those who do not wish to purchase a pass.  

Three pass packages are now available for purchase. The Unlimited Pass includes a wristband to try an unlimited amount of wine for $40, or $45 the day of the event. The 13 Sip-As-You-Go package includes passes to try 13 wines for $30. The 5 Sip-As-You-Go package includes passes to try five wines for $15. All tasting passes include a souvenir wine glass. Pre-purchase your passes HERE by noon on Friday, May 11.

Pre-purchase your Frühlingsfest and Art & Wine Unlimited Passes together and save. Unlimited passes for Frühlingsfest and Art & Wine are only $55 when you purchase them as a package. Pre-purchase your Discounted Frühlingsfest and Art & Wine Unlimited Pass Package HERE by noon on Friday, May 4. 

Pre-purchased 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. Passes and souvenir wine glasses may also be purchased at this location on the day of the event from noon to 5 p.m. Presale passes will not be mailed and will not be available for pick up prior to the event. 

Enjoy free parking all day in all Downtown public spaces on the street with an hourly time limit or meter, including the metered spaces in the parking ramp near Main Street Square on Saturday, May 12. The permit does not include free parking in any leased parking spaces downtown. For more information on parking in Downtown Rapid City, visit

For more information on Art & Wine Festival and to purchase passes, visit, call 605-716-7979, or stop by the Main Street Square office at 512 Main St., Ste. 980.

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