Harley Raffle Tickets available
Jun 27 – Aug 17 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

Schedule of Events for Fort Pierre 4th of July Celebration 2017
Jun 27 @ 3:10 pm – Jul 6 @ 4:10 pm

This year, in honor of our 200th birthday, Fort Pierre has even more activities scheduled for July 1-4.

Saturday, July 1           10:00 am          Ropin’ the River, Stanley County Fairgrounds

7:00 pm           Hidden Timber Band, Drifters Bar & Grille

8:00 pm           Ron Keel Band with the Sidehackers, Silver Spur

Sunday, July 2               9:00 am           Rodeo (Slack Time), Stanley County Fairgrounds

Monday, July 3              5:00 pm           BBQ Cook-off, Expo Center (Cooking 9 am, judging 4 pm)

7:00 pm           Rodeo, Stanley County Fairgrounds

10:00 pm         Abby Nicole concert, Silver Spur

Tuesday, July 4             7:00 am           “4 on the 4th” Road Race, Pat Duffy Community Center

11:00 am         4th of July Parade, downtown Fort Pierre

7:00 pm           Rodeo, Stanley County Fairgrounds

10:15 pm         Fireworks, Stanley County Fairgrounds

And if that isn’t quite enough for you, there is another concert at the Silver Spur (Ivory with the Sidehackers) on Saturday, July 8, beginning at 8 pm.

As a reminder, fireworks may be discharged between 9 am and 10:30 pm from June 29 through July 2 and on July 5, and until 12 midnight on July 3 and 4. Bottle rockets must be at least 14 inches in length with a rocket motor length of at least 2.5 inches. No sky lanterns are allowed to be sold or discharged.

Join us in celebrating our Nation’s birthday in true Fort Pierre style!

History Trivia Night 2: Back in Time
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun night of South Dakota and general history trivia! On June 27th 7-8pm at St. Charles Lounge (207 E Capitol, Pierre). Contestants will form teams of four, answer as many questions as they can correctly and the winning team gets a prize. Sponsored by the South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives.

Free Back to School Supplies for Stanley or Hughes Co. Children
Jun 28 – Aug 1 all-day

All applications must be turned into PARS office no later than July 10th, to be guaranteed a new back pack full of new required supplies. Only available to children attending school in Hughes or Stanley County. Any Questions contact Laura White at 224-8731. Click on link to access the application.

Back to School Supplies Application

Oahe Chapel Sunday Church Services
Jun 28 – Oct 4 all-day

Sunday morning church services at the historic Oahe Chapel overlooking Lake Oahe near Pierre. Public ecumenical services are held at 8 a.m. CDT each Sunday through Labor Day. Visitors to the area, as well as local residents, are invited to attend. Churches participating in the 2017 Sunday services include:

July 2                        Trinity Episcopal Church

July 9                        First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

July 16                      St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

July 23                      The Blood Washed Band, New Life Assembly of God Church

July 30                      Capitol Heights Baptist Church

Aug. 6                       Rev. Roger Easland, United Church of Christ

Aug. 13                     First Baptist Church

Aug. 20                     First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

Aug. 27                     Trinity Episcopal Church

Sept. 3                      Resurrection Lutheran Church

SD State Fair Looking for SD Entertainers
Jun 28 – Aug 19 all-day

The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are looking for South Dakota entertainers of all genres and styles to be included in the 2017 State Fair AARP Centennial Stage Shows. People of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to submit information.

Materials can be sent to:
Sherwin Linton
Centennial Stage
South Dakota State Fair
1060 3rd Street SW
Huron, SD 57350

The 2017 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 4. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 30. This year’s theme is “Seriously Twisted Fun.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800.529.0900, visit or find them on Facebook or Twitter.


Stanley Co. School Summer Food Service Program
Jun 28 – Jul 28 all-day

The Stanley County Summer Food Program is on Monday through Friday, through June 30th. 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.

Stanley Post 20 Shotgun Raffle
Jun 28 – Nov 26 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.

Walleye Fishing League, Mobridge @ The Bay at Grand River Casino
Jun 28 – Aug 17 all-day

The Bay at Grand River Casino & Resort

just west of Mobridge presents

Walleye Fishing League

Every Saturday thru July 8th, 2017

$150.00 entry fee (must be paid by 12pm on June 3rd at The Bay C-Store)

Three-person teams (team name must be provided)

One person from each team must check in every Saturday to remain in the league

All fish must be weighed by 6pm each Saturday

Total fish weight will be tallied at the end of the six week league

  • $1,00o- first place prize
  • $500- second place prize
  • $200- third place prize
Capital City Band Concert “The Wild, Wild West”
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

City band concert in Steamboat Park Amphitheater
Theme: “The Wild, Wild West” Starts at 8pm

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)

“Tales on the River”
Jun 29 – Jul 13 all-day
Every Thursday evening during the summer, with the exception of the 4th of July week, Short Grass Arts Council brings you “ Tales on the River”.  Each week this popular event showcases a speaker who will discuss topics such as books, arts, events, history, what’s happening in the area, humor and even well known crime cases. Come and enjoy a fun evening at the Moose Lodge in Fort Pierre at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE and the Ladies of the Moose provide a light supper for $5 from 6-6:45 p.m.


4th of July Parade
Jun 29 all-day

Come help Fort Pierre celebrate the 4th of July with the annual parade!!
Line-up from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Parade will begin promptly at 11 a.m.
Must submit parade entry registration form by June 29th to the City of Fort Pierre!!

Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill Going Away Party and Retirement Party for Leon Schochenmaier
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

You’re invited to Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill’s Going Away Party and the Retirement Party for City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier  June 30th from 2-3:30pm at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce (800 West Dakota)

Senator Thune Accepting Fall Internship Applications
Jul 1 all-day

U.S Sen. John Thune is currently seeking college students to serve as fall interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls.

Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students in the Washington, D.C., office will have the opportunity to witness the legislative process, give Capitol building tours, and attend Senate votes and hearings. Both in-state and Washington, D.C., internships will allow students to work closely with constituents, hone their research and writing skills, and learn a multitude of valuable office skills.

Thune is chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; and the Senate Committee on Finance.

College students who are interested in interning in Senator Thune’s Washington, D.C., office should submit a resume and cover letter by July 1, 2017, to:

Senator John Thune

Attn: Angela Merkle

511 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

By email to:

Or by fax to: 202-228-5429

College students who are interested in interning in Senator Thune’s Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or Aberdeen offices should submit a resume and cover letter by July 1, 2017, to:


Senator John Thune

Attn: Robin Long

5015 South Bur Oak

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

By email to:

For more information, please call 202-224-2321.


Save a Stray 5K Color Run
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

PAWS Animal Rescues and Anytime Fitness are teaming up once again to host this fun event and raise much needed funds for our shelter pets! Save a Stray 5k Color Run is on July 1st, sign-in/registration starts at 8am at West end of Legion parking lot.

Ft. Pierre Silver Spur Concerts
Jul 1 @ 10:59 pm – Jul 8 @ 11:59 pm

Silver Spur - Ft. Pierre, S.D.

**July 1st – the Ron Keel Band (Formerly Bad Lands Pawn House band) – southern rock style music – with local favorites, The Sidehackers

8 PM. gates open at 7
$5 gate fee goes to Community youth Involved Center (fundraiser for them).
Outdoor event.

**July 3rd is the Abby Nicole Concert (up and coming country music singer)
outdoor event.
starts at 10Pm
Free admission

**July 8, Ivory (2016 South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees) with local favorites, The Sidehackers

8 PM. gates open at 7
Outdoor concert
$10 gate fee.

***Must be 21 for all these events. ***

72nd Annual Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day

72nd Annual Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:30 PM (fireworks following the rodeo on July 4th)

Sitting Bull Stampede Parade July 3rd and 4th at 4 PM on main street

Mac Carnival July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Tent Dance featuring Carolina Rain July 2nd and 3rd (following the rodeo)

*Advance tickets are available at the Mobridge Chamber of Commerce for the rodeo, carnival and tent dance

Patriotic Music Concert
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Patriotic Music Concert at First United Methodist Church, Pierre  2-4pm. Ron Smith, Organ/Piano and Jeff Speaect, Vocal Patriotic Music Concert a great way to start your 4th of July!! Free and Open to the public.

Backyard BBQ Competition & Barn Dance
Jul 3 all-day

During the Ft. Pierre Rodeo, a BBQ Competition will take place all day before the Barn Dance on July 3rd in the Expo Center. This is open to any and all BBQ enthusiasts to bring down their grills and compete! After the contest, we will open to the public to come try all the food. Ticket proceeds to benefit the renovation of the Ft. Pierre Verendrye Museum.

Entry fee is $20  at the start of cooking, all entry fees will be paid back in prizes. Cooking may begin at 9am Judging will be at 4pm. The public is invited to come at 5pm sharp, the cost will be $15 per person, kids under 10 are free. Beer will be available for purchase on site in the Expo building.

Complete BBQ Competition rules here: BBQ Competition

Local Area Veteran Service Fireworks Giveaway
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The local area veteran service organizations have come together to offer a free gift to local veterans children – a free bag of city approved fireworks. This will take place at the Legion cabin at the end of Pierre St. on July 3rd starting at 5 PM thru 6:30 PM. The veteran must pick up the fireworks and show proof or veteran status. Fireworks are for ages group 5-7 & 8-11. If for any reason the veteran cannot get there during this time call 224-7681 before noon on the 3rd of July and arrangements will be made.

Horseshoe League
Jul 3 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Pierre Horseshoe Club League – every Monday night at Griffin Park- check in @6:20 and start pitching @6:30 Cost is $2 to join league and $1 for each night you are able to pitch Sanctioned league so must be member of NHPA and cards can be purchased at league at a cost of $25

Pierre Coed Softball Meeting
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pierre Coed Softball Meeting July 5th at 6pm in the back room at the Legion. Questions can be sent to

Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons Safety Day
Jul 8 all-day

Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons is holding a Safety Day at the American Creek Marina and Campground July 8 in Chamberlain. This is open to all youth, not just Girl Scouts.

Safety Day is a chance to learn basic water training, street/fire safety, and the activities include training with the Army Corps of Engineers, Fish & Game, Emergency Management, EMS, Chamberlain Police and Fire and more!


The fee for Girl Scouts/children is $15, and for adults, $5, which includes lunch. RSVP is required by June 26 in order to attend. Go to  and click on “Camps” or call 800-666-2141 for more information.


Potter County Sportsman’s Club Walleye Fishing Tournament
Jul 8 – Jul 9 all-day

The Potter County Sportman’s Club will host the Whitlock Bay Walleye Fishing Tournament on July 8th and 9th on Lake Oahe west of Gettysburg.

An extra $1,000 has been donated to the award’s payout for the anglers this year. This is the first year the Sportsman’s Club will host the tournament alone and look to carry-on the tournament success previously attained by the Gettysburg American Legion. Registration, rules meeting and calcutta will take place Friday July 7th at Brown’s Hunting Ranch on Highway 212.  The tournament is open to two-person and three-person teams, and teams can register at, or by going to the Sportsman’s Club’s Facebook page. For more information contact Tyler Fischer at 769-1148 or Aimee Hagny at 769-0185

Giggles for Gabe, Mobridge
Jul 9 all-day

Giggles for Gabe!

receive a GIGGLES for Gabe Braclet


Donations will help Randy and Angie offset prior & future medical expenses

Make a Donations and Pick up your Bracelet in Mobridge at:

  • Homespun & the Big Muddy
  • Family Pharmacy (Mobridge Regional Hospital Location)
  • Bridge City Florist and Coffee

A Carnival FUNraiser is being organized for

  • Sunday, July 9th from 4-7pm
  • at the Edge Event Center

Gabe was born 5 weeks early and is doctoring for Infanitle Spasms (Seizures)

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.

Pollock Dairy/Ag Days
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

Friday, July 14

•Street Dance  - JUDD HOOS

Saturday, July 15
•Kiddie Olympics
• Meal
• Air boat rides

Hometown Artist Show
•Fun and games    Main Street
•Men’s Softball games    Sports Complex
•Street Dance

Sunday, July 16
•Men’s Softball games      Sports Complex

Rep. Noem Accepting Application for Fall Interns
Jul 14 all-day

Rep. Kristi Noem is accepting applications for fall internships in her Washington, D.C.; Sioux Falls; Rapid City; and Watertown offices.

Student interns will work with staff on various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, D.C., internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office.

College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should submit a cover letter and resume to by Friday, July  14, 2017.  For more information, contact Michael Maloof at 202-225-2801.

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.


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

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

Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Jun 20 – Nov 4 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!