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!

Ribs, Rods & Rock n' Roll

Enjoy barbecue, cars and music outdoors on Vermillion's Main Street.

September 7-8, 2018

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St. Joseph's Indian School Annual Powwow

Share culture, heritage and traditions with the children of St. Joseph's Indian School.

September 13-15, 2018

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival

The ground rumbles and the dust flies at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.

September 27-29, 2018

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10th Annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate harvest season and all things pumpkin in downtown Rapid City

September 29, 2018

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