Rapid City Area
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To Be Announced Events

April 25-27, 2019

22nd Annual Black Hills dance festival


Black Hills Dance Festival is the premier Ballroom/Country/Latin/Line Dance fun and social dance event of the Dakotas. It is a weekend of dance workshops, dance performances, coupled with fun social dancing. Learn from our professional instructors and capture the fun and excitement of the weekend as a participant or spectator. This event is for experienced and non-experienced dancers.

Festival Location
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt Rushmore Road N.
Rapid City, SD 57703 
Event Hotel
Howard Johnson
950 North Street 
Rapid City, SD 57701
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to make reservations
\Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 2nd - 11th, 2019



The Sturgis® Motorycle Rally™ is home to 10 days and nights of some of the best music in the country. From local, home-grown bands to up-and-coming regional acts to full-blown, national concerts, we’ve got it all and we want to share it all with you! 

2018 The City Of Sturgis
Rally and Events Department
1040 Harley-Davidson Way
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
Sommerfest 2019
August 16
Opening Keg Tapping Ceremony
August 16th, 2019
Open Daily from Noon to 1am
Central States Fair Grounds, Rapid City, SD
The Rushmore German Club presents the very popular Sommerfest for 9 days every August at the Central States Fair in Rapid City. Locally, our Sommerfest is known simply as ‘The German Tent’ or “The Beer Tent”.

The German Tent is organized, built, run, staffed, and hosted by volunteer members of our club. We’re always looking for individuals to join our organization and volunteer their time to help us be successful.  Its a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.  And, its all for a good cause – the proceeds are all donated to charities and community organizations throughout the Black Hills.
Central States Fairgrounds
800 San Francisco St
Rapid City, SD 57701
To Be Announced Events

Summer Nights
Summer Nights is a free event for all ages. There's no better way to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Rapid City. The event occurs every Thursday during the summer from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Rapid City, on Main St. between Sixth St. and Mt. Rushmore Rd., and on Seventh St. between Main and St. Joseph streets.

Thursday, July 11, 2019  Judd Hoos
Rapid City
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