With so many events taking place in South Dakota, we understand how it can be overwhelming to remember them all. We’ve decided to highlight our favorite things happening week by week, focusing on unique, fun, and creative events across the state.


January 18. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. Welcome these bluegrass wonders back to the Midwest for night of feel-good jams. Touring their new album Life is Good on the Open Road, his Duluth band is joining forces with Actual Wolf and gracing the Washington Pavilion stage for our entertainment. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.


January 18-19. Great Bear Ski Valley, Sioux Falls. Times vary. From snow sculptures to rail jams, this weekend encourages outdoor fun while raising money for Children’s Inn. Celebrating 30 years and counting, register today for your chance to participate in one of the longest running winter fundraisers in the state. More info: funski.org.


January 18-20. Various locations, Lead. All day. Head to the Black Hills for all things snow. Ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoe hikes, and much more make up Winterfest. Don’t forget the kids and the furry friends, for the entire event is family friendly, and includes a bonfire to warm up before heading out to celebrate the joys that winter brings. More info: leadmethere.org.


January 18-20. Swiftel Center, Brookings. Times vary. 23 years and hundreds of bullseyes later, this is one of the most recognized state dart tournament. Get ready of two days of singles, doubles, and team competition, with the chance to win a multitude of prizes. More info: swiftelcenter.com.


January 19. Various locations, Custer. 4 p.m. Burning Beetle is a community event that focuses on the local art scene and the community’s involvement with the environment. There will be a talent show, fireworks, a live music pub crawl, and the infamous beetle burn. More info: facebook.com.


Rapid City Restaurant Week
January 14th – January 19th
Various locations, Rapid City
All day

I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop Series
January 15th
Swiftel Center, Brookings
9:30 a.m.

Sisseton Winter Show
January 18th – January 19th
Sisseton High School, Sisseton
Times vary

Performance Seminar
January 19th
J&L Harley-Davidson, Sioux Falls
11 a.m. + 2:30 p.m.


Sioux Falls Skyforce vs Iowa Wolves
January 16th
Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls
6:30 p.m.

Sioux Falls Stampede vs Fargo Force
January 16th
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
7:05 p.m.

Rapid City Rush vs Florida Everblades
January 18th – January 29th
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City
7:05 p.m.

Sioux Falls Skyforce vs Windy City Bulls
January 19th
Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.


ACLU Activist Academy
January 15th
South Dakota Education Association, Pierre
6 p.m.

1 Million Cups
January 16th
Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings
9 a.m.

Third Annual Sioux Falls Women’s March
January 19th
Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, Sioux Falls
9 a.m.


Martin Sexton
January 17th
Icon Lounge + Events, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

Chris Janson
January 17th
The District, Sioux Falls
6:30 p.m.

All the World’s A Song
January 18th
Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, Spearfish
7:30 p.m.

Black Van Burnouts CD Release
January 19th
Bigs Bar, Sioux Falls
6:30 p.m.

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