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.


May 9. The District, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. Feeling too old for Girl Scout Cookies? Would it help if they were paired with your favorite wine and craft beer? This fundraising event does just that with both a silent and live auction, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and cookie-inspired desserts made by six area celebrity chefs. More info: gsdakotahorizons.org.


May 10-11. 1880 Train, Hill City. Noon. Join operations manager Mike Grimm and Chug the bison engineer mascot as they celebrate Engine #7’s 100th birthday, complete with cookies, photo ops, and a trip on the 1880 RailwayMore info: 1880train.com.


May 11. Falls Park, Sioux Falls. 11 a.m. Wells Fargo’s Cinco de Mayo Falls Park Fiesta will bring community, culture, and entertainment together for a day of celebration. The day includes live music, children’s activities, a Chihuahua Fashion Show, and much more. More info: cincofiesta.com.


May 11. Avera McKennan Fitness Center, Sioux Falls. 8 a.m. Grab your tennis shoes and lace up to support women’s health in your community. Whether you run the 10K, 5K, 1.5 mile or 3 mile, the proceeds from this event go towards the Avera Wig Salon, BRCA Genetic testing, and so much more. More info: averaracesiouxfalls.org.


May 12. 1880 Train, Hill City. 1:15 p.m. Give the special lady in your life a trip to remember with the 1880 Train Mother’s Day Special. Passengers will receive a mimosa, special treats, entertainment by Tiffany Johnson, and a beautiful trip through the scenic Black Hills. More info: 1880train.com.


Beef Crawl
May 6th
Downtown, Rapid City
6 p.m.

Brookings Farmers Market
May 11th
Brookings Farmers Market, Brookings
9 a.m.

Great American Book Festival
May 11th
Main Street Square, Rapid City
9 a.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12th
The Homestead at Prairie Berry, Hill City
10 a.m.


Explorers vs Canaries Exhibition Baseball Game
May 9th
Prentis Park Ball Field, Vermillion
4:30 p.m.

Brookings Marathon Mama’s Fun Run
May 10th
Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings
6:30 p.m.

Sioux Falls Storm vs Green Bay Blizzard
May 11th
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
7:05 p.m.

Brookings Marathon / Half Marathon / Relay
May 11th
Pioneer Park, Brookings
All day.


2nd Annual Hops & Hondas Tour
May 10th
Downtown, Sioux Falls
5 p.m.

10th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction
May 10th
Sanford Lab Homestead Visitor Center, Lead
5 p.m.

7th Annual Rumble on the River Walleye Tournament Fundraiser
May 10th – 11th
Downs Marina, Pierre
Times vary.

Night on the Town
May 11th – 12th
Community Youth Involved Center, Fort Pierre
5:30 p.m.


May 7th
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City
7:30 p.m.

Julio Iglesias Jr.
May 11th
Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood
7 p.m.

Snow Tha Product
May 11th
Icon Lounge + Events, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

Live Music
May 12th
Firehouse SmokeJumper Station, Hill City
6 p.m.

RCCA Presents Band Stand Boogie: The Diamonds
May 12th
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City
3 p.m.

Texas Hippie Coalition
May 12th
Bigs Bar, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

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