There are celebrations for every season and taste in South Dakota.

You can channel your inner pioneer at Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant in De Smet or get your motor runnin' at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Experience the culture and beauty of the area's earliest residents at powwows across the state or watch history in action during the biannual night blasts at Crazy Horse Memorial. Fun festivals and fairs, cultural happenings and delightful diversions can be found across the Mount Rushmore State. Sometimes they're delicious, sometimes they're weird, but they'll always be part of a trip you'll never forget. 

Use the tools at the top to search for specific activities or find out what's happening at an exact time or place. Check out the featured events below and learn about what other South Dakota visitors have already enjoyed on our Road JournalsSpotlights and Itineraries pages.

Let the great adventure planning begin!

South Dakota Snowmobile Trails Season

Bust some powder this winter in The Mount Rushmore State.

December 15, 2018-March 31, 2019

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Annual Schmeckfest

Enjoy the ethnic German meal, served family-style, at Freeman's Schmeckfest.

March 29-30 and April 5-6, 2019

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Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival

Lovers of fine food, local wines and distinctive brews should head to Deadwood.

April 5-6, 2019

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First Dakota Classic Archery Tournament

Professional and Olympic archers from around the world compete in Yankton's three-day tournament,

April 12-14, 2019

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