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 Welcome to Downtown Rapid City

Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of President statues and great entertainment from music to theatre and various events.

Explore the fountains at Main Street Square, a place to make fun-filled memories for the whole family. With plenty of hotel rooms, over 70 shops and 33 restaurants, head Downtown, year round.

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Firehouse Bandshell Live Music: TBA

August 1, Fri
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Friday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 6 | 9 to 11 p.m. Experience live music in the Firehouse beer garden all summer long (Memorial Day through Labor Day) starting at 9 p.m. each evening. The outdoor seating area is climate controlled for your comfort. Sit back and enjoy great food and brew along with the talent of the Black Hills' top musicians.Talent TBA.

Firehouse Brewing Co | 610 Main St. | Rapid City, SD

Firehouse Bandshell Live Music: TBA

August 1, Fri
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Paddy O'Neill's Live Entertainment

August 1, Fri
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Every Thursday through Saturday | 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Paddy O'Neills features live evening entertainment every Thursday - Saturday. Join us for music and fun while you relax and enjoy.

Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub | 523 Sixth St. | Rapid City, SD

Paddy O'Neill's Live Entertainment

August 1, Fri
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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Urban Plein Air Competition & Wet Sale

August 2, Sat
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, Aug. 2 | Competition: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Wet Sale: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to announce the second annual Urban Plein Air Competition, Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Dahl Arts Center. The event culminates with a reception and wet sale at the Dahl Arts Center, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event support the RCAC's Arts Programs.

This one-day plein air event gives artists the opportunity to capture his/her favorite locations in Rapid City that best portrays our beautiful, historic city - Downtown buildings, parks, alleys, people, nearby Rapid Creek...you choose!

Artists of all levels, from beginner to expert, are invited to create work between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at which time judging and the wet sale will take place at the Dahl. Artists may register by paying a $25 entry fee before the event at http://www.thedahl.org/urban-plein-air.html; or on the day of the event at 9 a.m. The entry fee will be $30 day of event.

Dahl Arts Center | 713 Seventh St. | Rapid City, SD

Urban Plein Air Competition & Wet Sale

August 2, Sat
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Julie Gribble in Concert

August 2, Sat
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 | 3 to 4 p.m.

Nashville National recording & touring artist, award winning singer/songwriter & motion picture actress Julie Gribble, will be performing at Main Street Square. She is currently touring on her way to Sturgis and has released her 6th album Crimson Sky. Julie is currently in this seasons comedy hit Ride Along, has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tyra Banks Show.

Main Street Square | 526 Main St. | Rapid City, SD

Julie Gribble in Concert

August 2, Sat
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Paddy O'Neill's Live Entertainment

August 2, Sat
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Every Thursday through Saturday | 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Paddy O'Neills features live evening entertainment every Thursday - Saturday. Join us for music and fun while you relax and enjoy.

Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub | 523 Sixth St. | Rapid City, SD

Paddy O'Neill's Live Entertainment

August 2, Sat
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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