Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check events’ websites/postings before attending.

1.) Art & Wine Walk

May 6 | Downtown | Sioux Falls | TBD

Immerse yourself in the area’s art scene by browsing work from local artists in downtown Sioux Falls with a glass of wine in hand. Maybe even take a custom piece for your own home.


2.) Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 7 | Falls Park | Sioux Falls | 11 a.m.

Head to Falls Park with your family for the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Start the celebration with the annual Avera Race Against Cancer. Following the race, the Kidz’ Zone opens with piñatas, inflatables, and more. Grab a raffle ticket before checking out the event entertainment: music, dancers, and a Chihuahua Fashion Show.


3.) 8th Annual Black Hills Sound of Silence Tesla Rally

May 20-22 | Custer | Times Vary

Start the weekend at Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company Friday night to enjoy free food and drinks during the Tesla Meet and Greet Reception. Then spend Saturday morning on a self-guided ride around the Black Hills, taking in the natural scenery before gathering for an annual group photo and heading to the Sound of Silence Dinner. Gather at the Feel Good Cafe Sunday morning for one last hoorah of food and fun. Registered participants can pick up a swag bag and even more goodies. Bonus: This is open house weekend at Custer State Park, so don’t miss free entrance.


4.) Frülingsfest

May 21 | Main Street Square | Rapid City | 1 p.m.

Clink glasses in Main Street Square at the 2022 Frühlingsfest. This spring festival has local merchants, live entertainment, and microbrews. Bring friends or the whole family for an afternoon of shopping, drinking (if you’re of age, of course), and some music.


5.) Black Hills Renaissance Festival

May 28-29 | Main Street | Lead | All Day

Step into the past with the Black Hills Renaissance Festival with the entertainers and garb to match. Don a corset and a skirt or jerkins and breeches to fully immerse yourself in medieval culture. Don’t forget to take home merchandise from various sellers and attend all the events.


6.) Black Hills Film Festival

May 31, June 3-6 | Various Locations | Times Vary

Attend the live 13th Annual Black Hills Film Festival to meet special guests and filmmakers. Seven new films will not be available virtually and can only be viewed live in the selected theaters in Spearfish, Hot Springs, Hill City, and Rapid City on their respective dates.


*All photos for 6 Things are submitted by the event or its promoter unless otherwise noted.

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