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!

State Parks Open House & Free Fishing Weekend

Explore the great outdoors at our state parks and fish for free.

May 17-19, 2019

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South Dakota Kayak Challenge

Paddle the Missouri National Recreational River in southeastern South Dakota.

May 24-26, 2019

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Wheel Jam

Three big days. Three big shows. Thousands of wheels. Head to Huron.

May 31-June 2, 2019

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Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show

One of the largest and longest-running Native American art shows of its kind in the country.

June 2-August 11, 2019

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