Must-See Events in South Dakota

South Dakota

Experience the West Through Fun and Festivals

Whether it's food, musical dramas, rodeo fun, or the wild outdoors that catches your fancy, the state of "Great Faces and Great Places" does not disappoint. Must-see events in South Dakota are numerous and geared to all tastes and sensibilities, and a vibrant, busy cultural calendar ensures that you’ll always have some kind of event to check out, no matter the season of your visit. With its strong sense of community and convenience to nature, South Dakota offers visitors an unparalleled experience. Come for the history, culture, and festivals and don't forget to check out the incredible Black Hills and Badlands while you're in the area.
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Best Family-Friendly Events in South Dakota

Gather the kids and plan a vacation to South Dakota, a state that’s known for its family-friendly activities and events, many of which take place in the great wild outdoors or at venues located in historic towns.

Best Places to Stay for Events in South Dakota

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Hill City, West Pennington, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 23 reviews
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from $184
1260 ft² House
6 3
West Pennington, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.7
"Excellent" 14 reviews
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from $168
1590 ft² Apartment
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Spearfish, North Lawrence, South Dakota
4.8
"Excellent" 17 reviews
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Best Outdoor Events in South Dakota

Known for its vast and beautiful landscapes, South Dakota has rightfully earned a reputation as a must-visit outdoor destination. From rodeos to cattle shows and fairs, expect the best of the west in South Dakota.

Recommended Accommodations for South Dakota Events

from $165
590 ft² House
5 2
North Lawrence, Lawrence County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 14 reviews
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from $165
960 ft² House
6 2
West Custer Township, Custer County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 13 reviews
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from $35
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Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota
5.0
"Excellent" 1 review
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Best Music Events in South Dakota

Catch some great tunes and unusual musical performances, set to the backdrop of local culture and history.

Top Offers for Events in South Dakota

from $158
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7 1
West Pennington, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.9
"Excellent" 14 reviews
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from $100
190 ft² House
4 1
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota
4.8
"Excellent" 13 reviews
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from $155
1190 ft² House
4 2
Hot Springs, Northeast Fall River, South Dakota
4.8
"Excellent" 9 reviews
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