Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check events’ websites/postings before attending.
1.) Wheel Jam & Original SD BBQ Championships
June 2-5 | State Fairgrounds | Huron | Times Vary
Head to Huron for everything wheels, fun competitions, and the Original South Dakota BBQ Championships. Check out live music, Wild Race Car Night, the Cruisers Car Show, the Bass Wars Sound Competition, Biker Games, and even the Wheel Jam Parade.
MORE INFO: WHEELJAM.COM.
2.) Siouxland Renaissance Festival
June 4-5 | W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds | Sioux Falls | 10 a.m.
From knights clad in plated armor to stories told in spoonerisms, the 21st Annual Siouxland Renaissance Festival has something for every lord, lady, and fair patron. For the first weekend of June, grab your sense of adventure, throw on your traveling shoes, and come Play in the Past at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls with the whole family.
MORE INFO: SIOUXLANDRENFEST.COM.
3.) 605 Day Party + 605 Magazine’s Summer Issue Beer Launch
June 5 | Sioux Falls & Rapid City | Times Vary
Join the 605 team on Sunday, June 5, for the ‘90s 605 Day Party + 605 Magazine Summer Issue Beer Launch. Head to Lost Cabin Beer Company in Rapid City from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or Fernson Downtown in Sioux Falls between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy music, pick up some local merch, test your South Dakota trivia knowledge, and more. Make sure to try the Summer Issue Hazy IPA, which is made with mosaic, Idaho 7, and Columbus hops.
MORE INFO: 605MAGAZINE.COM.
4.) Wild Bill Days
June 16-18 | Deadwood | Times Vary
Head to Main Street in Deadwood to immerse yourself in live music and a free kick-off concert on June 16 at Outlaw Square. Don’t miss the National Dock Dogs Competition, a classic car auction, and more.
5.) Jesse James Days
June 17-19 | Garretson | All Day
Brought to you by the Garretson Commercial Club, Jesse James Days is a weekend full of live music, entertainment, a parade, road race, and more. Kick off the weekend with a walk at Devil’s Gulch Trail with the family. The parade starts along Main Avenue at 11 a.m. on Saturday. From food trucks and wine tastings to kids’ activities and the Arts and Craft Vendor Fair, don’t miss the experience.
6.) Arts in the Park
June 18-19 | Melgaard Park | Aberdeen | 10 a.m.
Support the arts in Aberdeen’s Arts in the Park, and pick up handcrafted items, fine and folk art, and more. Indulge in a wide variety of foods.
*All photos for 6 Things are submitted by the event or its promoter unless otherwise noted.