The Stanley County Summer Food Program
Jul 10 – Aug 11 all-day

The Stanley County Summer Food Program is on Monday through Friday, July 10th through August 11th. Lunch is served from 11:30-12:30 and snack 2:15-2:45. The meals are served at no charge.

For more information contact Nicole Prince at 223-7745 ext. 327 or Stephanie Cronin at 295-1188.

Harley Raffle Tickets available
Jul 11 – Jul 27 all-day

The annual Harley Raffle benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area and Shop Pierre First campaign. Tickets available now at the Pierre Chamber, Boys & Girls Club and Petersen Motors. $50 per ticket, only 450 sold. Cash, checks or credit cards can be taken at the chamber.

This year’s bike is a blue and black 2016 Harley Davidson 750 Street. Get your ticket before July 1 to be entered into the Early Bird Drawing. Final drawing July 27th in Steamboat Park. For more info contact Laura at 224-7361

Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Jul 12 – Oct 8 all-day

The Dakota Western Heritage Festival announces that advance tickets are now on sale for The Cowboy Concert, which will be at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre on September 16th starting at 7:30pm.

The headliner is Country Music Legend Suzy Bogguss, opening the Cowboy Concert will be Cowboy Musician Susie Knight and R.P. Smith, Cowboy Poet.

Advance tickets are just $25 each and are available at the following locations: Lynn’s Dakotamart (Pierre & Fort Pierre), First Dakota National Bank (Pierre & Blunt), Prairie Pages in downtown Pierre, State Farm Insurance – Gary Heintz, Bad River Furniture in Fort Pierre, Total Beauty in Fort Pierre, Dakota Prairie Bank in Fort Pierre.

Tickets are limited to just 600 seats. If any tickets remain, they will be sold at the door for $35 each.

This musical highlight is just part of the Dakota Western Heritage Festival September 15-17th at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre and also part of the Fort Pierre Bi-Centennial Celebration… a 200 year birthday party you won’t want to miss!

Stanley Post 20 Shotgun Raffle
Jul 12 – Oct 1 all-day

Stanley Post 20 Shotgun Raffle

Beretta Xtreme Unico A400 3 1/2 Mag 28″ Barrel, Synthetic Stock, 3 chokes & Hard case

Tickets: 1 for $10  3 for $25  Contact Post 20 Legion Members or call 220-1288 for tickets.

All Proceeds go to Stanley Post 20 Youth Program, need not be present to win, drawing to be held 1st Wednesday in October.

Say Yes to the Dance
Jul 19 – Aug 31 all-day

The Capital Area United Way is collecting new and gently used prom dresses, suits, and tuxedoes for its first annual prom attire giveaway “Say Yes to the Dance.”
“Say Yes to the Dance” is a Capital Area United Way Community Impact program, designed to make prom affordable and accessible for all high school students in Hughes and Stanley counties.

Dresses, suits, and tuxedos can be dropped off between 12:00-4:00 at the Capital Area United Way office, located at 800 W. Dakota. Please call the United Way office if you are unable to drop off at the times listed (605-224-9229).

City Band Concert “Swing the Night Away”
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

City Band concert in Steamboat Park Amphitheater
Theme: “Swing the Night Away” – Featuring Pierre’s own Over Forté Orchestra.

New musicians are always welcome! Just bring your instrument and join us at 6:30 p.m. the night of each concert for a brief rehearsal. (uniform: dark green shirt, khaki pants/shorts)

Childbirth Classes
Jul 20 all-day

Growing Up Together will hold the next childbirth class for expectant parents and support persons beginning on July 20th  the class runs four consecutive weeks on Thursday nights.  The dates of the class are July 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 2017.  The class is offered from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital.   The cost is for the 4-week class is $40.00 and scholarships are available.  To register for this class, please call Growing Up Together at 224-3189. You can also register online at

The focus of the course is to help prepare expectant parents for childbirth.  Topics covered will include: risk factors, stages and phases of labor, relaxation breathing, and other relaxation techniques for helping laboring moms cope during labor as well as pain management.  Special presentations include; Pediatric Dental heath, Head Start services, tour of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital’s Women’s Center, with information from Women’s Center staff and Avera St. Mary’s Anesthetist. The class instructor is Pamela Schochenmaier.

Tales on the River
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tales on the River at the Fort Pierre Moose Club on July 20th, 6:30-8pm. Don Boyd and Gary Heintz speak about an up coming fundraiser for the Western Heritage Festival. Plains Folk will perform prior to the speakers.

Movies in the Park
Jul 20 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

It’s the first Movie in the Park “The Secret Life of Pets”! Bring a lawn chair, refreshments, bug spray and yourself and enjoy the movie under the stars at the Steamboat Park Amphitheater. Starting at 9:30pm to 11:30pm on July 20th. Admission is Free!! Movies are sponsored by the Pierre Recreation Department.

5th Annual Dallas Heninger Memorial Bull Riding
Jul 21 all-day

5th Annual Dallas Heninger Memorial Bull Riding on July 21st at Blunt Rodeo Grounds, calcutta 6:30pm bull riding 7pm. Featuring Mini Bulls & Candy Toss Admission is $10, Kids 5 & Under is free. Dance to follow at Medicine Creek Bar & Grill – Music from Westbound!

Storybook Land Festival – Aberdeen @ Wylie Park Aberdeen SD
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day
5th Annual Art in the Park – Eagle Butte @ Shupick Park, Eagle Butte SD
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

5th Annual Art in the Park.  Friday, July 21st.  10 am – 4 pm.

Enjoy a tent packed full of activities, food & fun!

Free activities for the kids including Photo Booth: 10-3 Live DJ: 10-2 Caricature Artist: 10-3 Face Painting: 10-3 Balloon Artist: 10-3 Pony Rides: 11-3

Don’t Miss:

  • Pallets in the park (painting class) Kids: 10:30 & 1  Adults: 11:30 & 2
  • Elite energy cloggers perfoming at 11
  • Cowboy poetry
  • Native American Performing Art

Vendors & Artisans WANTED.  $15 Table Fee. Contact Four Bands @ 605-964-3687 or Sheila Ganje @ 605-964-8783 for more info.


Ice Cream Social and Traditional Music Concert
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Smithsonian Institution Recording Artists Bob and Sheila Everhart will present a concert of traditional American music. Their love and enthusiasm for America’s rural music is shared with their audience. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy SDSUice cream as you listen to the music on the lawn of the Capital Lake Visitors Center. Ice cream serving starts at 6:00with the concert starting at 7:00.

5th Annual Dallas Heninger Memorial Bull Riding in Blunt July 21st
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Sibling Readiness Class
Jul 22 all-day

Growing Up Together is pleased to announce the upcoming Sibling Readiness Class that will be held on July 22nd, 2017.  The class will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 AM in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital.  The cost for the class is $5.00 and scholarships are available.

The Sibling Readiness Class is designed for the big brother and big sisters-to-be.   The class is recommended for siblings age three and over.  The class will provide an overview of what to expect when mom goes into the hospital, and a tour of the Avera St. Mary’s Hospital OB/Family Unit.   For more information or to register, please contact Growing Up Together at 224-3189.

South Dakota Teenage Republican Leadership Camp
Jul 24 – Jul 29 all-day

TAR Camp will be held July 24-29 and it costs $325, scholarships available! For more information, pictures of past camps, and a three minute video explaining who the TeenAge Republicans are, check out our website at  Anyone ages 12-18 is welcome to attend!

Held at Camp Rimrock in the beautiful Black Hills, TARs camp provides a week of unique and fun opportunities that students literally do not find anywhere else.  You will experience Mount Rushmore, Watiki Waterpark, and the Black Hills Playhouse along with meeting dignitaries such at Governor Duagaard or officeholders like the State Auditor Steve Barnett. Not super interested in government? THAT’S OKAY. This camp aims to bring 50+ high school students from across the state of South Dakota together to celebrate common ideals and simply having a good time.

Parents or students, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Ryan Brunner at (605) 695-3823 for more information!

Free Vision Screenings – Mobridge @ Mobridge Pollock High School
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mobridge Lions club is doing FREE Vision screenings for children 12 months & Older

Mobridge Area Child Protection Team will also be sponsoring Delta Dental on the 24th from 1-5 pm and & 25th from 8-5.


Free Vision Screenings – Mobridge @ Mobridge Pollock High School
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mobridge Lions club is doing FREE Vision screenings for children 12 months & Older

Mobridge Area Child Protection Team will also be sponsoring Delta Dental on the 24th from 1-5 pm and & 25th from 8-5.


Bark in the Park – Hoven @ Hoven City Park
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

“Fun Day with your Pets”

Medals & Trophies awarded to the smallest, largest, funniest, best costume & most talented.

Gifts for all pups attending

Please no aggressive dogs!  All pups must be on a leash



Ride for Autism – Herreid @ The Waterhole
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am

Registration 10-10:45 am

Route will be Mound City, Zeeland, Hague, Strasburge & Linton & will end and the Oahe Sunset.

Payouts for 1st and low hand.  There will be a meal served at the end of the run.

Proceeds to benefit:  The SD Special Olympics

Bikes, cars, everyone welcome!

Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp
Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day

Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp in Kadoka, SD July 31st-August 3rd, camping fee $100

Rodeo Bible Camp for teenagers, ages 13-19 consists of two days of rodeo instruction, two days of rodeo competition, daily chapel services, games and fellowship with friends, with encouragement of building a personal relationship with Christ.

log on for application or contact John and Sue Keiser at 837-2376

Albert & Gage “On a Summer Night”
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Albert & Gage “On a Summer Night” on August 1st with special guest Kenny Putnam at Riggs High School Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm show at 7pm. Advance tickets are $15, tickets at the door cost $20. Fundraiser for Dakota Western Heritage Festival.

Tickets are available at Prairie Pages, Bank West downtown location, the Longbranch, Gary Heintz State Farm Insurance and at Dakota Radio Group.

Albert & Gage August 1st Featuring Kenny Putnam
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Albert & Gage Poster-page-001Tickets Available at Dakota Radio Group,  Prairie Pages, Bank West downtown location, the Longbranch and Gary Heintz State Farm Insurance.

Sports Physicals Available – Mobridge @ Mobridge Pollock High School
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm
Sports Physicals Available – Mobridge @ Mobridge Pollock High School
Aug 3 @ 3:30 pm
Hyde County Fair August 11th-12th
Aug 11 @ 8:35 am – Aug 12 @ 9:35 am
SD 4H Finals Rodeo
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day

SD 4H Finals Rodeo held in Ft. Pierre at Stanley County Fair Grounds on August 18, 19, 20th.

Performances will be Friday the 18th at 5 pm

Saturday the 19th at 9 am and 5 pm

Sunday the 20th at 10:00 am.

Also there will be a Special Needs Rodeo Saturday at 2 pm.
More details will be available as it gets closer.

Fort Pierre Bicentennial Calendar of Events
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day

Bicentennial Calendar September 15-­17, 2017:
8:30 a.m./Wagon Train Leaves Fairgrounds Arena
3:00 p.m./Helicopter Rides
3:30 p.m./Historic Downtown Parade
5:00 p.m./Community Steak Feed @ Expo Center
6:30 p.m./Official Dignitary Program @ Expo Center
7:30 p.m./DWHF Entertainment @ Expo Center
8:30 p.m./SD Historical Society Auction @ Expo Center
7:30 a.m../5K Run/Walk Registration @ Lilly Park
8:30 a.m./5K Run/Walk Race
10:00 a.m./Art, Food & Activities @ Lilly Park
10:00 a.m./DWHF Vendors & Entertainment @ Expo Center
11:30 a.m./Cowboy Poetry & Music @ Expo Center
12:00 p.m./Helicopter Rides
7:30 p.m./Susie Bogguss Concert @ Expo Center
9:00 a.m./Cowboy Church @ Expo Center
10:00 a.m./Stirling Family Cowboy Brunch @ Fairgrounds Grandstand
10:00 a.m./Vendors Open @ Lilly Park & Expo Center
11:00 a.m./Stirling Ranch Rodeo Grand Entry
12:00 p.m./Helicopter Rides
3:00 p.m./Bicentennial Wrap Up @ Fairgrounds