St. Patty’s Day Irish Stew
This event is held at the American Legion on March 17th., following the parade which starts at 4pm.
Short Grass Gallery Show
This event is held in April. South Dakota artists display a variety of art forms. For more information call 1.605.567.3562.
Zonta Craft Show
This event is held each spring and in the fall. Ninety artisans from South Dakota and neighboring states contribute to the show.
The races are held each spring at the Fort Pierre Fairgrounds.
Each Wednesday evening at 8:00pm from Memorial Day to the end of July enjoy concerts by the Capital City Band.
Fourth of July Rodeo & Parade
Parade the morning of July 4th and rodeo in the evening. Band concert and fireworks complete the evening.
Held in July at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.
Bull-A-Rama, 4-H Achievement Days and State 4-H Rodeo Finals
All events are held in August at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.
Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Held in September, this event features exhibits, demonstrations, cook-off and a music freedom stage. Evening concerts. 605.222.0079 or 605.280.8938.
Stirling Family Memorial Ranch Rodeo
An action packed day of ranching fun held each September.
First ladies Prairie Art Showcase
Held in September at the Best Western Ramkota in Pierre
Christmas at the Capitol
Held each November and December. Nearly 100 trees are decorated and displayed in the Capitol. Entertainment is provided. 605.224.7361.
Parade of Lights
The event kicks off the Christmas season with music, floats and a visit from Santa.