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

1.) Summit League Basketball Championships

March 3-7 | Denny Sanford Premier Center | Sioux Falls | Times Vary

Come enjoy five days of college basketball at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Watch teams from Indiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Illinois compete in the annual postseason tournament to see who will be dubbed the 2023 Summit League Champion.


2.) Mountain West Whiskey Festival

March 4 | Rushmore Hotel | Rapid City | 5:30 p.m.

Spend the evening with industry experts and whiskey connoisseurs at the Black Hills premier whiskey experience. The festival features a wide variety of different whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches to sample, upscale catering, and live music all in the heart of downtown Rapid City. 


3.) 28 Below Fatbike Race

March 10-11| Spearfish Canyon Lodge | Lead | All Day

Premier Fatbike Race. Ride through Spearfish Canyon on the 50k loop, stop for food and drinks at Crow Peak Brewing Co., enter to win prizes, and end the day with live music from the String Goats


4.) St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

March 16-18 | Downtown | Deadwood | Times Vary

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Deadwood with fundraisers, games, a parade, and a pub crawl. Grab your PubPort and collect stamps throughout Friday night and Saturday morning for a chance to win prizes. Start Saturday with Eggs & Kegs at Saloon 10, watch the St. Paddy’s Parade, and end the evening with a party at the Historic Franklin Hotel.


5.) Schmeckfest

March 23-25 | Freeman Academy Campus | Freeman | Times Vary

Come enjoy great homemade food and live music at Freeman’s annual Schmeckfest. Schmeckfest, a “festival of tasting” in German, started in 1959 and is a celebration of the rich heritage of the Freeman community. The meal is served starting at 3:30 p.m and is followed by a musical performance of State Fair.


6.) Wingapalooza

March 25 | Corn Palace | Mitchell | 1 p.m.

Come enjoy wings, beer, and fun for all ages at the 11th annual Wingapalooza competition at the Corn Palace. Vote to decide who has the best wings and support Mitchel Main Street & Beyond.


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

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