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!

Winter Wonderland

Decorated for the holiday season, Falls Park is dazzling.

November 19, 2018-January 8, 2019

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Christmas at the Capitol

The State Capitol gets dressed up for Christmas.

November 20-December 25, 2018

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Annual Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo

Rapid City welcomes rodeo fans to this annual indoor event.

January 25-February 3, 2019

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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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