Some of the festivals and events in Rapid City are:
- Fruhlingsfest & Spring Market: This festival celebrated on May 21 between 11 am – 3 pm has a variety of market vendors, microbrew tasting, local artisans, live music and much more.
- Native POP-People of the Plains: It is an annual gathering of Arts and Culture. In its fourth year now, the free event is celebrated in the heart of downtown Rapid City on the third weekend of July. There are artworks for sale, performances and more merrymaking.
- Art & Wine Festival: Everyone is free to browse the market and taste all kinds of wines while listening to live music, viewing hundreds of handcrafted items, vintage troves and many more treasures.