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.


February 6. Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls. 7:30 a.m. Put on by EmBe, the In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast is an annual program dedicated to inspiring local women in the community to be the best versions of themselves. Roughly 1,000 attendees will come together to not only raise money for Dress for Success Sioux Falls, but to raise each other’s confidence and self-worth. More info: embe.org.


February 7. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, Deadwood. 6 p.m. In memoriam of Calamity Jane’s need for excitement, the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center is throwing a party for the community. Live music from Kenny Putnum, hors d’oeuvres from Cheyenne Crossing, and Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates are just a few of the perks of this historical bash. More info: deadwoodhistory.com.


February 8. Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City. 11 a.m. This yearly festival is held at The Dahl Arts Center and offers patrons to try free chocolate samples while they peruse local art, jewelry, and more. Grab a truffle or two and try your hand at the make-your-own Melange chocolate stationMore info: thedahl.org.


February 8. 8th & Railroad, Sioux Falls. 2 p.m. This brand new festival will combine locally brewed beer, live music, and winter games. Don’t forget to stick around for the Winter Jam with local bands like The Tenenbaums, and remember that all proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire. More info: sfwintercarnival.com.


February 8. James Kjerstad Event Center – Central States Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Put on in conjunction with the Black Hills Stock Show, the Boots and Beer Festival is bringing Judd Hoos and Flannel to Rapid City for live music and a Beer Tasting. The tasting will include beers from Balo, Highway79, and much more. More info: blacehillsstockshow.com.


Winter Beer Fest
February 8th
Rebel Rooster, Mitchell
6 p.m.

2020 Great Plains Golf Expo
February 8th – February 9th
Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls
Times vary.

2020 Hub City Radio’s Winter Big Boy Toy Show
February 8th – February 9th
Dakota Event Center, Aberdeen
10 a.m.

Brookings Regional Builders Association Home Show
February 8th – February 9th
Swiftel Center, Brookings
Times vary.


Sioux Falls Stampede vs Tri-City Storm
February 4th
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
7:05 p.m.

Sioux Falls Skyforce vs Iowa Wolves
February 5th
Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls
6:30 p.m.

Aberdeen Wings vs Minot Minotauros
February 7th – February 8th
Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen
7:15 p.m.

February Freeze 5k Fun Run/Walk
February 9th
Founders Park, Rapid City
10:30 a.m.


1 Million Cups
February 5th
Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings
9 a.m.

Changed by Love Women’s Conference
February 8th
Crosswalk Community Church, Sioux Falls
8 a.m.

Rescue the Runway
February 8th
Old Mill Bar & Event Center, Yankton
2 p.m.

Fourth Annual Battle of the Badges
February 9th
Laddie E. Cimpl Arena, Yankton
1:30 p.m.


Camerata Winter Recital
February 4th – February 5th
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

Newsboys United
February 7th
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

Anthony Gomes
February 7th
Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls
8 p.m.

Next To Normal
February 7th – February 8th
Firehouse Brewing Company, Rapid City
7:30 p.m.

Lend Me A Tenor
February 7th – February 9th
Black Hills Community Theatre, Rapid City
Times vary.

February 8th
The District, Sioux Falls
7 p.m.

A Bronx Tale: The Musical
February 8th – February 10th
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls
Times vary.

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