August 23 – 26 Kool Deadwood Nites DEADWOOD – Kool Deadwood Nites brings car lovers together for four days full of classic cars, classic music and classic fun. It’s a 50’s and 60’s sock hop – Deadwood style. Enjoy parades, show and shines and FREE concerts on Main Street featuring the biggest names in rock ‘n roll history.
August 25 Black Hills Farmers Market RAPID CITY – Black Hills Farmers Market offers freshpicked produce including hydroponic tomatoes, asparagus, rhubarb, salad greens, microgreens, cucumbers, and green onions. Other items available include jams and jellies, honey, eggs, and baked goods, and meats, including lamb, beef, veal, and pork. Stop and visit the mobile food vendors for breakfast, lunch, drinks, or snacks. 145 E Omaha St, Rapid City, SD
August 25 – 26 Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival HOT SPRINGS – Join us in Hot Springs in the southern Black Hills for two days of hot air balloon fun. Balloon launches are scheduled for both days about 6:15 a.m. from the Hot Springs Municipal Airport. On Saturday, August 25, there will be static displays and glider rides at the airport, a Night Glow at the Southern Hills Golf Course, and an Art Walk & Chalk in downtown Hot Springs. Refreshments will be available. Events are dependent on weather. Free admission
August 30 – September 3 Cirque Italia RAPID CITY – What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Aquatic Spectacular”? Water, entertainment, excitement……? You can expect all these things and so much more from the brand new themed Cirque Italia production with its perfectly fitting new title. After six years of enhancements, a rigorous casting selection, and countless performances nationwide, this newest form of Cirque Italia’s innovative and unique “traveling circus” spectacular production is set to be its finest to date. This one-of-a-kind production combines water fountains, jetskis, pirates, and more in a fun filled atmosphere all ages are sure to enjoy. Located at the Rushmore Mall parking lot. Under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent! August 30 – Thursday: 7:30pm August 31 – Friday: 7:30pm Sept 1 – Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm Sept 2 – Sunday:
1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm Sept 3 – Monday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm (Labor Day)
August 30 – September 3 South Dakota State Fair HURON – Come to Huron over Labor Day weekend for the South Dakota State Fair! Over five days, enjoy award-winning entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, special events and six stages of free entertainment. Take in a grandstand show and car races. Experience South Dakota’s largest carnival midway. See the state 4-H and FFA exhibits and championships, including livestock and animal shows. Fun for the whole family! Daily gate admission is $6 for adults and $4 for youth (ages 6-15). Children ages five and younger are free. Family and weekly passes are also available.
September 4 Cultural Awareness, Diversity & Inclusion Training with Dr. Robert Cook RAPID CITY – CULTURAL AWARENESS, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TRAINING Understand the importance of awareness, acceptance, and value of cultural differences and the role we play in improving our relationships and creating inclusive communities. Understand the need to become more aware of one’s own culture and values. Acquire a new set of definitions and language around diversity. Develop cultural knowledge of the particular community served (i.e. Lakota, Dakota, Nakota). Robert has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator of American Indian Education. He is a former principal of Pine Ridge High School and was appointed by President Obama to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. Robert is a former president and board member of the National Indian Education Association as well as a former board member of the South Dakota Education Association and South Dakota Indian Education Association. Registration and check-in: 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. / $7 per person (includes lunch meal) Days Inn West / 725 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City.
September 7 – 8 Sturgis Supermoto STURGIS – The 6th Annual Sturgis Supermoto race, an AMA-sanctioned event, will take place downtown on the famous Sturgis Main Street, September 7-8. This type of race combines flat-out street racing right on Main Street as well as portions of dirt. The course is designed to showcase the amazing versatility possessed by top Supermoto
racers. This is a free event for spectators. We invite everyone to bring their families to Sturgis and cheer on their favorite racers.
September 12 RAI Native American Day Parade Planning Meeting RAPID CITY – RAI Native American Day Parade Planning (4-5pm):Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month from June through August.During September, meetings are held both the second and fourth Wednesdays. Adhoc meetings may be called prior to June, to complete permit process review orother items deemed necessary. 4pm – 5pm at Regional Health Center, 2925 Fifth Street, Rapid City
September 13 – 15 St. Joseph’s Indian School Annual Pow Wow CHAMBERLAIN – A traditional Lakota (Sioux) powwow helps Native American children, like those at St. Joseph’s Indian School, appreciate their culture, develop pride in their heritage and share their traditions with friends like you from around the nation. Since 1976 (42 years), St. Joseph’s Indian School has hosted an annual weekend of Lakota culture on our Chamberlain, South Dakota, campus. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend many or all of our powwow activities. Free event, but registration is required. Contact the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center.
September 14 – 15 Deadwood Jam DEADWOOD – Rock, reggae and blues fill the Black Hills for two incredible days of outdoor concerts. Each year, the Deadwood Jam brings a wide array of top musical talent to the Black Hills from celebrated acts to newcomers, rising stars and local talent. (This year’s acts have yet to be announced.) Join in the fun of this 28th annual festival September 14-15. Two days of music is $50. Singleday tickets are also available.
September 20 – 23 South Dakota Film Festival ABERDEEN – The South Dakota Film Festival features jury-selected films from South Dakota and around the world. The events run Thursday through Sunday. Sessions vary, so please check the website for specific times. Most sessions take place at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Aberdeen. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone or at the door.