South Dakota Festivals 2017, 2018

Full Throttle Saloon 2017

Full Throttle Saloon

August, 2017

Sturgis Bike Rally, Sturgis, South Dakota

Moody County Fair 2017

Moody County Fair

August, 2017

Fairgrounds , Flandreau, South Dakota

Downtown Riverfest 2017

Downtown Riverfest

August, 2017

Downtown Sioux Falls , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Great Dakota Wine Fest 2017

Great Dakota Wine Fest

August, 2017

Valiant Vineyards , Vermillion, South Dakota

Corn Palace Festival 2017

Corn Palace Festival

August, 2017

Corn Palace , Mitchell, South Dakota

Clark Potato Days 2017

Clark Potato Days

August, 2017

Dickinson Park , Clark, South Dakota

Turner County Fair 2017

Turner County Fair

August, 2017

Fairgrounds , Parker, South Dakota

Central States Fair 2017

Central States Fair

August, 2017

Fairgrounds , Rapid City, South Dakota

LifeLight Music Festival 2017

LifeLight Music Festival

August, 2017

Worthing, SD, Worthing, South Dakota

Riverside Park Days 2017

Riverside Park Days

August, 2017

Flandreau City Park , Flandreau, South Dakota

Brandon Hometown Days 2017

Brandon Hometown Days

August, 2017

McHardy Park , Brandon, South Dakota

Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival 2017

Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival

August, 2017

Various locations , Yankton, South Dakota

Wing and Brew Festival Car Show 2017

Wing and Brew Festival Car Show

August, 2017

Brookings, South Dakota, United States, Brookings, South Dakota

Ideag Dakotafest 2017

Ideag Dakotafest

August, 2017

Schlaffman Farm , Mitchell, South Dakota

Riverboat Days at the Mall 2017

Riverboat Days at the Mall

August, 2017

Riverboat Days , Yankton, South Dakota

South Dakota Festival of Books 2017

South Dakota Festival of Books

September 21, 2017

Multiple Locations in Brookings, Brookings, Brookings, South Dakota

South Dakota Film Festival 2017

South Dakota Film Festival

September 21, 2017

Capitol Theater, 415 S Main St Aberdeen, Aberdeen, South Dakota

South Dakota Festival of Books 2017

South Dakota Festival of Books

September 21, 2017

Multiple Locations in Brookings, Brookings, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Food Truck & Rock Carnival 2017

Food Truck & Rock Carnival

September, 2017

Oak Ridge Park, Clark, South Dakota

Art on the Wing 2017

Art on the Wing

September, 2017

Dahl Fine Arts Center , Rapid City, South Dakota

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank 2017

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank

September, 2017

Downtown Sioux Falls , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

North Country Fiber Fair 2017

North Country Fiber Fair

September, 2017

Codington County Extension Complex , Watertown, South Dakota

LifeLight Music Festival 2017

LifeLight Music Festival

September, 2017

A Family Farm Near Worthing, 200 South Main Street Canton, SD, Canton, South Dakota

Viking Day Parade 2017

Viking Day Parade

September, 2017

Augie, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sidewalk Arts Festival 2017

Sidewalk Arts Festival

September, 2017

Downtown , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

About Festivals in South Dakota

South Dakota events happen in a frontier paradise. New economic growth has created a vibrancy in local events and festivals in South Dakota. The summers are hot and dusty, but the scenic wonders are enchanting (just ask General Custer). The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City is filled with cowboy-style flair and all day free country music concerts for the entire family. Gold Discovery Days in Custer allows travelers to immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the plains while enjoying all sorts of Americana from classic cars, to crafts, and a world class fiddle contest.

Deadwood, SD is the location for the Days Of '76 celebration, which is a cowboy and cowgirl hub accompanied by a long line-up of country and rock bands in the city's Main Street. Of course, any list of South Dakota music festivals wouldn't be complete without mentioning the country's largest bike rally and biker party in Sturgis. Yes, it's just known as “Sturgis.” This week-long event is sponsored by Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and features a rousing welcome by the Mayor's office, followed by a nearly endless line-up of bands and street shows. Often rowdy, this festival is geared toward adults, but the rest of the family has the entire state to enjoy in the meantime.