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.


August 26. Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls. Noon. Known as one of the area’s premier golf tournaments, you can choose to play in either the Bishop’s Scramble or the Bishop’s Challenge. Either way, grab your three best teammates and make your way to the Minnehaha Country Club to hit a few balls and raise more than a few dollars for the Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. More info: ccfesd.org.


August 26 – September 1. Various locations, Sturgis. All day. Already missing Sturgis after the motorcycle rally? Have no fear! The Sturgis Mustang Rally is a one whole week full of a car show, autocross, barrel racing, and so much more. With the opportunity to win a brand new Mustang, why wouldn’t you go? More info: sturgismustangrally.com.


August 29 – September 1. Custer State Park, Custer. Times vary. Take a stroll through Custer State Park with Tigerlion Arts and Black Hills Playhouse to celebrate Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau’s connection to nature. Walk between scenes and revel in the beauty that is South Dakota landscape. More info: blackhillsplayhouse.com.


August 29 – September 2. South Dakota State Fairgrounds, Huron. Times vary. Come attend the 134th Annual South Dakota State Fair. Checkout events like the South Dakota Women’s Expo, Wheel Jam, and the SD BBQ Championship. Live music includes artists like Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, and the Beach Boys. Experience family-friendly fun and the perfect end to the summer. More info: sdstatefair.com.


August 31 – September 1. Chan Gurney Airport, Yankton. 1 p.m. There will be a number of nationally ranking performances, from Gene Soucy Airshows to Vanguard Squadron. Known as a staple for Yankton summers, this weekend-long airshow will include food trucks, as well as family-friendly fun. More info: yanktonsd.com.


Raw and Vegan Throughout the World
August 28th
Plum’s Cooking Company, Sioux Falls
6 p.m.

Terry Redlin’s Final Painting
August 30th
Redlin Art Center, Watertown
9 a.m.

Airpower History Tour
September 1st
Rapid City Regional Airport, Rapid City
9 a.m.

Old West Shootout
September 1st
1880 Train, Hill City
6:45 p.m.


Sioux Falls Canaries vs Sioux City Explorers
August 27th – August 29th
Sioux Falls Stadium, Sioux Falls
7:05 p.m. 

Brookings Critical Mass Bike Ride
August 30th
Spoke-n-Sport, Brookings
5:30 p.m.

Dakota Five-O
September 1st
Spearfish City Park, Spearfish
All day.


1 Million Cups
August 28th
Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings
9 a.m.


G. Love and Special Sauce
August 27th
The District, Sioux Falls
8 p.m.

Thursdays on the Square
August 29th
Main Street Square, Rapid City
6 p.m.

Rapid City Summer Nights
August 29th
Downtown, Rapid City
6 p.m.

Downtown Friday Nights
August 30th
Downtown, Spearfish
5:30 p.m.

The Dive Bar Dreamer Tour
August 30th
Bigs Bar, Sioux Falls
9 p.m.

The Beach Boys
August 30th
South Dakota State Fairgrounds, Huron
7:30 p.m.

Dwight Yoakam
August 30th – August 31st
Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood
8 p.m.

Little Big Town
August 31st
South Dakota State Fairgrounds, Huron
7 p.m.

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