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Sioux Empire Fair, Sioux Falls

There are celebrations for every season and taste in South Dakota. Let the great adventure planning begin!

Channel your inner pioneer at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, or get your motor runnin' at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Experience the culture and beauty of the area's earliest residents at a powwow, or see American history illuminated at the nightly lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. From harvest festivals to summer fairs, delightful events can be found throughout the year in 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. 

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So much more South Dakota to explore

There's always a fun festival waiting just around the bend in South Dakota. Get inspired and say #HiFromSD to share your event experiences!

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