News

February 2017

Main Street Square Ice Rink Closing Early Due to Weather, Feb. 20
Beach Party to Mark Last Day to Skate
, Feb. 10 
Once Again Seeking Artists to Help Beutify Downtown Rapid City
, Feb. 3

January 2017

Second Annual Downtown Rapid City Restaurant Week Jan. 15-21, Jan. 6

November 2016

Free Parking Downtown approved for upcoming Saturdays, Nov. 18
Ice skating parties set for 2016-17 ice skating season
, Nov. 17
Mayor proclaims Small Business Saturday
, Nov. 16
Santa, Winter Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony for Annual Holiday Celebration
, Nov. 14
Tree arrives at Main Street Square on Nov. 16
, Nov. 11
Main Street Square Ice Skating Rink set to open Nov. 19
, Nov. 2

October 2016

Downtown to celebrate Halloween on October 29, Oct. 12
Main Street Square announces fountain closure
, Oct. 6

September 2016

1,292-pound pumpkin wins Rapid City Weigh-off, Sept. 30
Fall festival to feature beer stock exchange and ticketed tasting
, Sept. 22
Downtown harvest festival enters eighth year,
Sept. 14

August 2016

[Love]² Bridal Fair set for August 21 at Main Street Square and Hotel Alex Johnson, Aug. 3

July 2016

RCPD and Main Street Square announce rescheduled date for Cruiser Car Show, July 27
Free Motorcycle Parking in Downtown Rapid City approved during 2016 Sturgis Rally

RCPD partners with Destination Rapid City to install 'Giving Meters,'
July 11
RCPD, Main Street Square, & Destination Rapid City postpone Cruiser Car Show amid safety concerns
, July 8

Sixth Annual Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair set for July 10
, July 1

June 2016

9 Artists Selected to have their Artwork Displayed Prominently in Downtown Rapid City, June 23
Main Street Square Sculptor continues carving in July, June 8

May 2016

Main Street Square's Fifth Annual Art & Wine Festival set for June 11, May 25
Games, Crafts, Entertainers, Train Rides and Educational Booths for Annual Kids' Carnival at Main Street Square
, May 19
Main Street Square Concert Series kicks off Thursday, June 2
, May 18
Interactive Fountains set to flow at Main Street Square
, May 12
More than 30 beers available at Main Street Square beer tasting
, May 6

March 2016

Uptown Downtown to benefit Downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square and YMCA, Mar. 15
Children's activities, Easter egg hunt, and Easter Bunny at Eggstravvaganza
, Mar. 9
Artists Needed to Wrap Downtown Rapid City in Original Art
work, Mar. 4
Native POP: People of the Plains Announces Call for Artists, Mar. 1

February 2016

Main Street Square announces Concert Series lineup, Feb. 24
Warm weather prompts early rink closure at Main Street Square
, Feb. 12
Beach Party to mark Last Day to Skate, Feb. 10

January 2016

Heroes skate free at Main Street Square on Jan. 16, Jan. 5
First ever Rapid City Downtown Restaurant Week Jan. 17-24, Jan. 4

December 2015

New Year's Eve Fireworks may be viewed from Downtown Rapid City, Dec. 17

November 2015 

Main Street Square's Skatesgiving and Holiday Movie rescheduled, Nov. 23
Ice Skating Parties set for the 2015-2016 Season, Nov. 20
Free Downtown Parking Approved For Upcoming Saturdays, Nov. 18
Mayor Proclaims Small Business Saturday, Nov. 17
Santa, Winter Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony for Annual Holiday Celebration, Nov. 16 
Tree arrives at Main Street Square on Nov. 19, Nov. 9

October 2015

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to visit Rapid City During 2015 Tour, Oct. 30
Downtown to celebrate Halloween, Oct. 22 
Interactive Rock Spinner Installed in Memorial Park, Oct. 26

September 2015

The Second Annual Great Pumpkin Carving Contest, Sept. 15
Downtown harvest festival enters seventh year, Sept. 9
Fall festival to feature beer stock exchange and ticketed tasting, Sept. 1
Community Arts and Culture Hub Celebrates First Anniversary, Sept. 1

August 2015

Doodle Downtown: Chalk Art Competition, Aug. 31
[Love]² Bridal Fair set for August 23 at Main Street Square and Hotel Alex Johnson, Aug. 14
ArtsRapidCity.org Weekly Event Picks, Aug. 13

July 2015

Wrapping Rapid City in Local Art and Talent, July 24
Main Street Square sculptor opens studio to public Thursdays at noon, July 15
Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair July 12, July 2

June 2015

Main Street Square's Fourth Annual Art & Wine Festival set for June 13, June 2

May 2015

Lamb Chop headlines Kids’ Carnival at Main Street Square, May 15
Frühlingsfest 2015 has been rescheduled, May 7

April 2015

Explore Downtown Rapid City during Downtown Spring Fling, April 29
Rapid City Bcycle offers free rides for Earth Day, April 16

March 2015

Sculpture Project inspires new downtown mural art, March 27
Legacy Commons Playground Grand Opening Celebrated at Eggstravaganza, March 20
Uptown Downtown to benefit YMCA, Rapid City Downtown Association, March 6

February 2015

Native artists invited to third annual festival at Main Street Square, Feb. 26
Dueling Pianos group to play at Last Day to Skate party, Feb. 23
Beach Party to mark Last Day to Skate, Feb. 13

January 2015 

Fourth Annual Walk for Warmth set for February 7, Jan. 30
Main Street Square teams up with Sutton Rodeo to bring Stock Show activities Downtown, Jan. 19
Heroes Skate free at Main Street Square on Jan. 17, Jan. 2

December 2014 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks may be viewed from Downtown Rapid City, December 19
Rapid City Downtown Association and Summer Nights partner for summer concerts, December 9
Destination Rapid City awarded 2014 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, December 3
Ice skating parties set for the 2014-15 ice skating season, December 1

November 2014

Mayor proclaims Small Business Saturday; Rapid City Downtown Association invites community to shop downtown during the holidays, November 18
Santa, Ice Skating, Potter Family, Tree Lighting Ceremony round out Holiday Celebration, November 14
Tree arrives at Main Street Square on Nov. 19, November 13
Downtown Rapid City Gift Card is now available, November 12
Sculpture unveiling moved to Thursday, due to weather, November 10
Main Street Square ice skating rink opens Nov. 22
, November 7

October 2014 

Special Veterans Day Program to feature sculpture unveiling, October 29
Ribbon cutting set for Memorial Park Promenade in cooperation with the Rapid City Rush, October 22
Three Main Street Square sculptures revealed on Wednesday; celebration set for Thursday, October 12
Legacy Commons Playground construction is complete, October 10
Downtown groups collaborate on Halloween celebration, October 7
Ladies’ Night Out set for Thursday, Oct. 16, October 2

September 2014

Exhibit inspired by The Sculpture Project opens Friday, September 29
887-pound Pumpkin Wins Rapid City Weigh-off, September 27
Cuny returns to Downtown Rapid City, September 24
New event features all things South Dakota
, September 19
Summon Some Pumpkin Carving Panache, September 15
New Classroom Lessons Linked to The Sculpture Project at Main Street Square, September 11
Autumn Nights on Sept. 11 has been cancelled, September 9
Downtown harvest festival enters sixth year, September 3
Fall festival to feature beer stock exchange and ticketed tasting, September 2

August 2014

2014 Downtown Hero Award presented to Family Thrift Center, August 29
National touring group duels at the piano keys at Main Street Square, August 22
The entertainment continues in Downtown Rapid City with Autumn Nights, August 21
Re-scheduled Karaoke Night at Main Street Square set for Aug. 22, August 11
Young artists take over Main Street Square for first ever festival, August 8
Downtown Celebration of Rapid City’s Creative Side, August 4

July 2014

B-cycles to be installed in Downtown Rapid City next week, July 23
A Gathering of People, Wind and Water features Native performers, July 15
Cruiser Car Show showcases an estimated 600 vehicles, July 14
Art Night Downtown continues with new surprises, July 9
Native Arts Festival Coming to Main Street Square, July 7

June 2014

Sculptor begins second year of carving on Sunday, July 6, June 30
B-cycle installation date has changed, June 24
Independence Day Celebration at Main Street Square honors military
, June 20
Military Appreciation After Party caps Summer Concert Series on June 26, June 16
Art Night Downtown is tonight, with special features, June 13
[Love]² Bridal Fair set for August 24 at Main Street Square and Hotel Alex Johnson, June 12
Performance inspired by The Sculpture Project, June 9
SGT ROCK of the 147th Army Band to play at Main Street Square, June 6

May 2014

Downtown Celebration of Rapid City's creative side, May 31
Rapid City Downtown Association to donate funds to the YMCA, May 29
New educational fishing opportunities at the Outdoor Campus-West
, May 28
Karaoke Night at Main Street Square set for June 6
, May 23
Summer Concert Series begins soon at Main Street Square, May 22
Main Street Square’s Art and Wine Festival Tickets are on Pre-Sale, May 21
Destination Rapid City installs B-cycles in Downtown Rapid City
, May 20
Interactive Fountain flows at Main Street Square
, May 19
Mr. Stinky Feet headlines Kids' Carnival at Main Street Square
, May 16
Main Street Square starts the [FUN]² early with the Summer Concert Series Kick-off
, May 15
Be a part of a creative collaboration, May 9
Downtown Rapid City entertains for Girls' Day Out, May 7

April 2014

More than 30 beers available at first-ever spring beer tasting, Apr. 25
Main Street Square loosens its leash for Pet Day
, Apr. 21
Work proceeds on Legacy Commons
, Apr. 1

March 2014

Uptown Downtown to benefit YMCA, Rapid City Downtown Association, Mar. 27

February 2014

Arts Rapid City requests feedback from community, Feb. 7

January 2014

December 2013

New Year's Eve Fireworks viewed from Downtown Rapid City, Dec. 18
2013 Downtown Hero Award presented to Curt Small, Dec. 12

November 2013

Visit Santa at Main Street Square, Nov. 22
Mayor proclaims Small Business Saturday; Rapid City Downtown Association invites community to shop downtown during the holidays
, Nov. 13
Tree arrives at Square on Tuesday, Nov. 12
Main Street Square's ice skating rink opens Nov. 23
, Nov. 11
Santa, Ice Skating, Potter Family, Tree Lighting Ceremony round out Holiday Celebration, Nov. 8

October 2013

Main Street Square announces change in program, Oct. 31
Veterans Day to feature airmen, Oct. 31
Main Street Square serves as a community connection, Oct. 11
Next three sculptures revealed at Main Street Square, Oct. 9
Bierborse has been cancelled, Oct. 8
Bierborse to feature Stock Exchange, Oct. 1

September 2013

955.8-Pound Pumpkin wins Rapid City Weigh-off, Sept. 30
Celebration of The Sculpture Project set for Oct. 12, Sept. 30
Daly explains messaging in RCDA workshop, Sept. 16
Downtown harvest celebration enters fifth year, Sept. 13
Sculptor to discuss Passage of Wind and Water, Sept. 12
History and Meaning of Ekphrasis Explained at Workshop, Sept. 11
Main Street Square to Appear on Food Network, Sept. 6

August 2013

National touring group duels at the piano keys, Aug. 26
Autumn Nights line-up announced, Aug. 23
First sculptures revealed at Main Street Square, Aug. 20
Kory and the Fireflies to perform in Wild Idea Concert, Aug. 2

July 2013

City Seeks to fill Vacancy on Downtown BID Board, July 17
Main Street Square sculptor talks begin this week, July 16
Cruiser Car Show showcases an estimated 375 vehicles, July 14
Randy McAllister headlines Country Roots Festival on July 27, July 12
Plans announced for Legacy Commons, July 11
New Teaching-Artists Program Seeks Artists, July 8

June 2013

Second Fridays Art Walk continues in Downtown Rapid City, June 28
Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair July 14, June 27
Opening of Passage begins Monday at Main Street Square, June 24
Independence Day Celebration at Main Street Square honors military, June 21
Main Street Square’s Art and Wine Festival Tickets are on Pre-Sale, June 17
Save the Date: Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair July 14, June 11
Destination Rapid City installs wayfinding signs in Downtown Rapid City, June 6
Art of all types showcased at first ever Second Fridays Art Walk in Downtown Rapid City, June 4
Two stages and twice the fun, June 2013

May 2013

Two Great Food Truck Race teams to vend at Main Street Square, May 31
Bug City Music Festival headlines Kids' Carnival at Main Street Square, May 29
Interactive Fountain flows at Main Street Square, May 16
RCDA workshop explores social media, May 10
Main Street Square starts the [FUN]² early with the Concert Series Kick-off, May 8
Work begins on Memorial Park Pond, May 2013
Destination Rapid City supports the arts, May 2013

April 2013

In Case You Missed It: Marketing Committee unveils promotional assistance program, April 29
Main Street Square breaks the rules for Jog for a Dog, April 26
Explore regional health and food options at Main Street Square, April 23
Celebrate Earth Day by recycling tennis shoes and electronics, April 5
Destination Rapid City Works for Downtown, April 2013

March 2013

In Case You Missed It: Training staff to be marketers of your business, March 25
Magic shows, egg hunts and petting farm rounds out Eggstravaganza at Main Street Square, March 15
In Case You Missed It: 'Gain a Customer for Life', March 1
Main Street Square will be self-sufficient in 2014, March 2013

February 2013

Downtown businesses grow businesses in 2013 with workshop series, February 11
Beach Party to mark Last Day to Skate, February 11
Spend Valentine's Day in Downtown Rapid City, February 5
Mark your calendars for Main Street Square's 2013 events, February 2013

January 2013

Mona Lisa's On Main Given RCDA Spirit of the Season Award, January 28
Artist Applications accepted for Art and Wine Festival, January 22
Main Street Square cooperates with Sutton Rodeo to bring Stock Show activities Downtown, January 15
Sculptor Brings Nature's Beauty and Optimism to Main Street Square Granite, January 2013

Santa, Winter Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony for Annual Holiday Celebration