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Christmas at the Capitol December 1-26 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING | PIERRE | 8 A.M. Celebrate the joy of the season with Christmas at the Capitol. Attend one of the near-daily performances by various community performers, choirs, orchestras, and ensembles. Take a stroll through the halls of the South Dakota State Capitol Building to tour the Winter Wishes display of trees and decorations. MORE INFO: CHRISTMASATTHECAPITOL.SD.GOV.

Holiday Express December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 23-24 1880 TRAIN | HILL CITY | TIMES VARY Climb aboard the 1880 Train as you take a round trip ride from Hill City to the North Pole, where Santa will join the journey. With warm hot chocolate in one hand and a sugar cookie in the other, listen to a special story. At the end of the night, leave with a keepsake mug. Grab a Gift Pack that includes a light-up necklace, an ornament, Poppy Reindeer Crunch Popcorn, and gourmet Hammond’s Candies. MORE INFO: 1880TRAIN.COM.

Garden Glow December 4-23, 26-31, January 2-6 MCCRORY GARDENS | BROOKINGS | 5 P.M. Walk through the bright, twinkling lights projecting the holiday spirit of McCrory Gardens. It’s a great setting for a date, a family evening, or just to take in happy holiday vibes. Seasonal music will accompany the stroll. Don’t miss the newest display called Reindeer Meadow. MORE INFO: SDSTATE.EDU/MCCRORY-GARDENS.

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New Year’s Eve in Historic Deadwood December 31-January 2 VARIOUS LOCATIONS | DEADWOOD | TIMES VARY

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Bring in the new year in Deadwood. Grab dinner at First Gold Gaming Resort’s New Year’s Eve Buffet. Throughout the weekend, various events will be at Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort including New Year’s Eve Cash Bash and One Million Dollar Giveaway. Buffalo Bodega Complex will have their 2 DJs Two Stages event. Watch the ball drop in front of Silverado Franklin Hotel and Casino from Main Street. MORE INFO: DEADWOOD.COM.

Burning Beetle January 15 PAGEANT HILL | CUSTER | 6:30 P.M.

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Support Custer Area Arts through the Burning Beetle with a community variety show, a pub crawl, and more. Release your inner angry mob member and bear a torch as you march to the burning beetle effigy. This event raises awareness of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which has caused the destruction of forests. MORE INFO: FACEBOOK.COM.

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January 27-30 LEAD | TIMES VARY Join the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce in WinterFest to close out January. This annual event typically has highlights like fireworks, a cook-off, a bonfire, snowshoeing, hot chocolate, a parade, and more. The official 2022 schedule will be released soon. MORE INFO: LEADMETHERE.ORG.


EVENTS

D EC E M B E R '2 1 +ENTERTAINMENT

DECEMBER ABERDEEN

10-11, 31

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+ABERDEEN WINGS

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

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+SPORTS

11

+GET INVOLVED

4-31

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+HS THEATRE

+GARDEN GLOW

MADRIGAL SHOW

McCrory Gardens, Brookings. 5 p.m. More info: sdstate.edu.

High School, Brandon. Times vary. More info: members. brandonvalleychamber.com.

+MUSIC

CANTON

5

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+SANTA DAY

The Canton Barn, Canton. 2 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

28 _____________________________

6

+ON THE MENU WITH

+CHRISTMAS

+HOLIDAY OPEN

Tailgators Grill and Bar, Brandon. 11:45 a.m. More info: members. brandonvalleychamber.com.

Main Street, Canton. 7 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

Dacotah Prairie Museum, Aberdeen. 1 p.m. More info: visitaberdeensd.com.

BELLE FOURCHE

10-12

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+FOUR TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS

Area Community Theatre, Belle Fourche. Times vary. More info: bellefourcheact.com.

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+38TH ANNUAL FREE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

Community Hall, Belle Fourche. 11 a.m. More info: bfxmasdinner.com.

BRANDON

1-11

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+4TH ANNUAL LIGHT UP THE TOWN

Brandon. All day. More info: members.brandonvalleychamber.com.

10

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DAVID OWEN

2, 7, 9

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Double D Saloon, Brandon. 7:30 p.m. More info: members. brandonvalleychamber.com.

BANQUET

9

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

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Children's Museum, Brookings. 4 p.m. More info: prairieplay.org.

2-5

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+MADRIGAL DINNER Volstorff Ballroom, Brookings. Times vary. More info: sdstate.edu.

THE SNOW | A GEOCACHING ADVENTURE

Custer State Park, Custer. 10 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+THE BLITZEN

HOLIDAY PARTY

Club 71, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: brookingschamber.org.

11-12

+FESTIVAL OF TREES Custer State Park Visitor Center, Custer. 10 a.m. More info: facebook. com.

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+LIGHTING OF THE

COURTHOUSE TREES

Lincoln County Courthouse, Canton. 7:30 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

14

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+WINTER

CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP

The Canton Barn, Canton. 6:30 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

+CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS

High School, Custer. 10 a.m. More info: custersd.com.

DEADWOOD

3

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+BRULE

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Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood. 8 p.m. More info: deadwoodmountaingrand.com.

+GRADE SCHOOL

+COMMUNITY

21

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3

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+A CHRISTMAS

CELEBRATION: A NEW BEGINNING

+FESTIVAL OF

SOCK HOP

The Canton Barn, Canton. 5 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

Oscar Larson Theatre, Brookings. 7:30 p.m. More info: sdstate.edu.

LIGHTS PARADE

Downtown, Brookings. 7 p.m. More info: brookingschamber.org.

3-5

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+MG DART LEAGUES Swiftel Center, Brookings. Times vary. More info: swiftelcenter.com.

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16 _____________________________ +PRIDE OF THE

DAKOTAS: HOLIDAY JAM WITH THE HEGG BROTHERS Oscar Larson Theatre, Brookings. 7:30 p.m. More info: visitbrookingssd.com.

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+BREAKFAST WITH

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Children's Museum, Brookings. 9 a.m. More info: prairieplay.org.

+DINOSAUR BONE

SANTA

+KARAOKE CONTEST FINALS

+AG APPRECIATION Swiftel Center, Brookings. 5 p.m. More info: swiftelcenter.com.

+JINGLE & MINGLE

4

PARADE

7 _____________________________

BROOKINGS

+CACHING THROUGH

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HOUSE

6-31

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HEIST

Children's Museum, Brookings. 5:15 p.m. More info: prairieplay.org.

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1

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+OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM

The Custer Beacon, Custer. 6:30 p.m. More info: custerbeacon.com.

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+CUSTER

CHRISTMAS PARADE

Downtown, Custer. 5:30 p.m. More info: custersd.com.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Outlaw Square, Deadwood. 5 p.m. More info: outlawsquare.com.

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+KRIS KRINGLE’S

CHRISTMAS MARKET Outlaw Square, Deadwood. 5 p.m. More info: outlawsquare.com.

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+THEORY OF A

DEADMAN W/ GUEST 10 YEARS Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood. 8 p.m. More info: deadwoodmountaingrand.com.


15-29

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+CHRISTMAS IN

HISTORIC DEADWOOD Various locations, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood. com.

29-31

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4-5, 11-12, 1819, 23-24 _____________________________ +HOLIDAY EXPRESS

1880 Train, Hill City. Times vary. More info: 1880train.com.

HOT SPRINGS

3

+NEW YEAR’S EVE

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Cadillac Jack’s, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: cadillacjacksgaming. com.

+JOURNEY OF LIGHTS

WEEKEND BASH

31

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+NEW YEAR’S

EVE IN HISTORIC DEADWOOD

Various locations, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood. com.

FLANDREAU

4

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PARADE

Hot Springs. 6 p.m. More info: hotspringscommunitycalendar.com.

4

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+HANDCRAFTERS MARKETPLACE

Mueller Center, Hot Springs. 9 a.m. More info: hotspringscommunitycalendar.com.

LAKE CITY

3-25

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+DOUG ALLEN NASH & PENNY GILLEY | JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE

Royal River Casino, Flandreau. Times vary. More info: royalrivercasino.com.

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+NEW YEAR’S EVE | ROCKIN’ AT THE RIVER

Royal River Casino, Flandreau. 9 p.m. More info: royalrivercasino.com.

HILL CITY

5

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+A HIGH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

High Country Guest Ranch, Hill City. 2 p.m. More info: highcountryranch.com.

+CHRISTMAS LIGHT DRIVE-THRU

Fort Sisseton Historic State Park, Lake City. 5 p.m. More info: facebook. com.

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+FESTIVAL OF TREES

Homestake Opera House, Lead. 1 p.m. More info: homestakeoperahouse. org.

11

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+SANTA BASH

Homestake Opera House, Lead. 5:30 p.m. More info: leadmethere.org.

MITCHELL

3

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+NOT A SILENT NIGHT Highland Conference Center, Mitchell. 6:30 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

3-5, 10-12

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STREET

Area Community Theatre, Mitchell. Times vary. More info: mitchellact. org.

4

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+CHRISTMAS

SHOPPING FOR KIDS

Masonic Hall, Mitchell. 9 a.m. More info: mitchellmainstreet.com.

1-31

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+LIGHT UP LEAD

Citywide, Lead. All day. More info: leadmethere.org.

5

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+A MAGICAL

MEDORA CHRISTMAS Homestake Opera House, Lead. 7 p.m. More info: onthestage.tickets.

Gifts for Them, Double Points for You

+MIRACLE ON 34TH

LEAD _____________________________

UChoose Rewards

10

+CHRISTMAS AT THE HIGHLAND

Highland Conference Center, Mitchell. 6:30 p.m. More info: mitchellmainstreet.com.

November 1st - January 15th Receive two points for every dollar spent. Balance transfers do not apply for double points.

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EVENTS

D EC E M B E R '2 1 +ENTERTAINMENT

15

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+PIE DAY AT THE CAPITOL

South Dakota State Capitol Building, Pierre. 11 a.m. More info: sdhsf.org.

+DANCE

EXPRESSIONS RECITAL

Corn Palace, Mitchell. 6 p.m. More info: cornpalace.com.

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+MOOSE LODGE

WINTER VENDOR FAIR

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Moose Lodge, Fort Pierre. 9 a.m. More info: fortpierre.com.

+TONIC SOL-FA

+35TH TOUR OF

Area Community Theatre, Mitchell. 7 p.m. More info: mitchellact.org.

28-29 _____________________________ +HOOPS CITY BASKETBALL CLASSIC

Corn Palace, Mitchell. Time vary. More info: cornpalace.com.

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE

1-26 _____________________________ +CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL

South Dakota State Capitol Building, Pierre. 8 a.m. More info: facebookcom.

3-5

HOMES

Pat Duffy Community Center, Fort Pierre. 1 p.m. More info: fortpierre. com.

+HANDMADE

HOLIDAY MARKET

The St. Charles, Pierre. 10 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+WINTER

WONDERLAND

Expo Center, Fort Pierre. 7 p.m. More info: fortpierre.com.

7-29

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CHRISTMAS VENDOR EVENT

Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center, Fort Pierre. All day. More info: fortpierre. com.

+OHBA FUN NITE

Drifters Convention Center, Fort Pierre. 5:30 p.m. More info: oahehomebuilders.com.

11

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THE HEGG BROTHERS

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & COWBOY CHRISTMAS Downtown, Fort Pierre. Times vary. More info: fortpierre.com.

T.F. Riggs Theater, Pierre. 7 p.m. More info: pierre.org.

+PHOTOS WITH SANTA

+MUSIC

3-4, 17-18, 31

8, 10-11, 27, 29, 31 _____________________________

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+MUSIC LIVE

+BADLANDS SABRES The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

+RAPID CITY RUSH

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3-4, 10-11, 1718, 22-23, 31 _____________________________

The Monument, Rapid City. 8:05 p.m. More info: rapidcityrush.com. _____________________________

+LIVE

+ART NIGHT

Tinder Box, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: rapidcitytinderbox.com.

Downtown, Rapid City. 5 p.m. More info: thedahl.org.

Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre. 2 p.m. More info: sdhsf.org. _____________________________

+MEET SANTA AND HIS REINDEER

Landscape and Garden Center, Pierre. Noon. More info: pierre.org.

16

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+A PRAIRIE

CHRISTMAS ON STAGE

Players Community Theater, Pierre. 7 p.m. More info: pierre.org.

19

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+CHRISTMAS CRAFT/ VENDOR FAIR

Missouri Avenue Event Center, Pierre. 9 a.m. More info: missouriavenueevents.com.

RAPID CITY

2

Pierre. All day. More info: pierre.org.

4 +HOLIDAY JAM WITH _____________________________ +FORT PIERRE

12, 18-19

PIERRE AREA

10 _____________________________

+GET INVOLVED

_____________________________

+LIGHT UP THE

_____________________________

+COWBOY

+SPORTS

ENTERTAINMENT

3-5, 10-23, 2631 _____________________________

The Monument, Rapid City. 7 p.m. More info: pitbullmusic.com.

3

DOWNTOWN

11

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+HOLIDAY

MARKETPLACE POP

+CHRISTMAS NIGHTS UP OF LIGHT

Storybook Island, Rapid City. 5:30 p.m.More info: storybookisland.org.

4

The Monument, Rapid City. 8 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

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+4GMX INDOOR

+KOUNTRY JUNKIN’

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 6:30 p.m. More info: 4gmotocross.com.

Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 10 a.m. More info: kountryjunkin.com.

+CIRQUE DREAM

4-5 _____________________________

The Monument, Rapid City. 7 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

_____________________________

+PITBULL

10

MOTOCROSS

STORY 2021

14

+RAPID CITY RIFLE

_____________________________

The Monument, Rapid City. 9 a.m. More info: themonument.live.

+CHRISTMAS MIXER

CLUB GUN SHOW

7

& DUELING PIANOS

_____________________________

_____________________________

The Monument, Rapid City. 5:30 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

+CLINT BLACK FT.

+TONIC SOL-

_____________________________

LISA HARTMAN BLACK The Monument, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

+KRAMPUS PUB

FA: SHAKE UP CHRISTMAS TOUR

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 8:30 p.m. More info: facebook. com.

CRAWL

Firehouse Brewing Company, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre. 1 p.m. More info: sdhsf.org.

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+LAKOTA NATION INVITATIONAL

The Monument, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: themonument.live.


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3

4, 11, 18

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+NEW YEAR’S EVE

+SHAUN JOHNSON

+MEET SANTA

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: bhsymphony. org.

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

WITH THE DAVIS SISTERS

+ THE BIG BAND EXPERIENCE

+NEW YEAR’S EVE

+PROF’S HOME

Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City. 9 p.m. More info: alexjohnson.com.

Icon Event Hall, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

PARTY

ALONE TOUR

SIOUX FALLS

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 _____________________________ +1 MILLION CUPS

Various locations, Sioux Falls. 9 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+BRITZA STUDIOS

PROUDLY PRESENTS ‘TIS THE SEASON

8

3-4, 9-11, 1618 _____________________________ Strawbale Winery, Renner. Times vary. More info: strawbalewinery. com.

5

_____________________________

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 4 p.m. More info: the washingtonpavilion.org.

RENNER

+TWILIGHT FLIGHTS

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

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+A MAGICAL

MEDORA CHRISTMAS Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls.

7:30 p.m. Times vary. More info: 3-5, 10-12, washingtonpavilion.org. 17-19, 23, 26, 30-31 +THEORY OF A _____________________________

DEADMAN

+THE POLAR EXPRESS

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

The District, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: thedistrictsf.com.

9-10

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2-5 _____________________________

+THE GOOD 4 NIGHT THEATRE _____________________________

+DISNEY ON ICE |

+TUBACHRISTMAS

LET’S CELEBRATE

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

2-5, 9-12

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Multi-Cultural Center, Sioux Falls. 2 p.m. More info: tubachristmas.com.

+TONIC SOL-FA

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion. org.

+THE PREMIERE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

10

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+FOR KING & COUNTRY

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

COLLECTIVE: A YULETIDE CABARET

+BONE THUGS-NHARMONY

The District, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: thedistrictsf.com.

+CLINT BLACK FT. LISA HARTMAN BLACK

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion. org.


EVENTS

D EC E M B E R '2 1 + J A N UA RY '2 2 +ENTERTAINMENT

11-12

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+CHRISTMAS WITH SD SYMPHONY

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

11-12, 18, 28

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+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: sfstampede.com.

12

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+SD SYMPHONY YOUTH

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 6 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion. org.

+A BLUEGRASS

CHRISTMAS WITH MONROE CROSSING Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washintonpavilion.org.

19

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+IMPRACTICAL JOKERS

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

29

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+JEFF DUNHAM: SERIOUSLY?

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

+SPORTS

+GET INVOLVED

4

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center, Spearfish. 11 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+TREE LIGHTING

+CHRISTMAS IS

Downtown, Sturgis. 6 p.m. More info: sturgisareachamber.com.

A CLAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

+CHRISTMAS STROLL

Downtown, Spearfish. Times vary. More info: downtownspearfish.com.

Downtown, Spearfish. 6 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

+WINTER

Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

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+CHRISTMAS WITH LORIE LINE

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion. org.

+BRANTLEY GILBERT Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

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+HOLIDAY JAM WITH

THE HEGG BROTHERS Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washintonpavilion.org.

Downtown, Spearfish. 7 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

2-4 _____________________________ +FESTIVAL OF TREES Spearfish Park Pavilion, Spearfish. 9 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+CRATE x THE BARN

The Barn at Aspen Acres, Spearfish. 5 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

2-5

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+HATCHERY HOLIDAYS

D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, Spearfish. 10 a.m. More info: dcboothfishhatchery.org.

+DOWNTOWN

CHRISTMAS MARKET Downtown, Sturgis. Times vary. More info: sturgisareachamber.com.

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PARADE

+COMMUNITY

OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS WHITE CHRISTMAS

3-5, 10-12, 1619 _____________________________

+HOLIDAZZLE LIGHT

+DAKOTA ACADEMY

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

CEREMONY & PARADE OF LIGHTS

Fire Station, Spearfish. 1 p.m. More info: visitspearfish.com.

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+HOLIDAY MARKET

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STURGIS

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+MUSIC

WONDERLAND

City Campground, Spearfish. 5 p.m. More info: visitspearfish.com.

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+FAMILY HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR

Rally Point, Sturgis. 5 p.m. More info: sturgisareachamber.com.

BOOZE ‘N’ CRUISE

Rally Point, Sturgis. 6 p.m. More info: sturgisareachamber.com.

VERMILLION

WITH SOPHIA BEATTY The Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. 7:30 p.m. More info: matthewsopera.com.

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AND PAM LINTON CHRISTMAS SHOW

Redlin Art Center, Watertown. Times vary. More info: redlinart.com.

3-5, 10-12, 1719, 24-26

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+WINTER

WONDERLAND

2

9

+A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahouse. com.

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+STANDSTILL

PARADE OF LIGHTS Downtown, Vermillion. 6 p.m. More info: livevermillion.com.

WALL

The Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. Noon. More info: matthewsopera.com.

+JAZZY HOLIDAY

3-4

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DUETS

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Watertown Mall, Watertown. Times vary. More info: thewatertownmall.com.

+HOLIDAY LIGHTS

+HOLIDAY PIANO

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+SANTA VISITS

Stokes-Thomas City Park, Watertown. 6 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

HIGH PLAINS

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+CHRISTMAS AT THE High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish. Times vary. More info: westernheritagecenter.com.

WATERTOWN

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+A BADLANDS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Wall Community Center, Wall. 6:30 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

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+BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Bramble Park Zoo, Watertown. 8 a.m. More info: brambleparkzoo.com.

+EDDIE

MONTGOMERY

Dakota Sioux Casino, Watertown. 8 p.m. More info: dakotasioux.com.

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+THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

The Goss Opera House, Watertown. Times vary. More info: thegossoperahouse.com.


+VENDOR AND

CRAFT MARKET

Watertown Mall, Watertown. 10 a.m. More info: thewatertownmall. com.

WORTHING

3-5, 9-12, 1619, 30-31

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+BOEING BOEING

Olde Towne Dinner Theatre, Worthing. Times vary. More info: oldetownetheatre.org.

YANKTON

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+HALL OF TREES

Mead Building, Yankton. All day More info: meadbuilding.org.

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+COMMUNITY

CHRISTMAS FUN EVENT

Gavins Point Recreational Center, Yankton. 11 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

JANUARY ABERDEEN

1, 14, 28-29

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+ABERDEEN WINGS

Odde Ice Center, Aberdeen. 7:15 p.m. More info: aberdeenwings.com.

BRANDON

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+WRESTLING LYNX INVITATIONAL

High School, Brandon. 9 a.m. More info: members.brandonvalleychamber. com.

BROOKINGS

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+WOODBINE: NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS

Oscar Larson Theatre, Brookings. 7:30 p.m. More info: brookingschamber.org.

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+DEADWOOD RED DIRT FESTIVAL

Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood. 5:30 p.m. More info: deadwoodmountaingrand.com.

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+SNOCROSS

+TRI-COMPANY

Days of ‘76 Event Complex, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: deadwood.com.

DART TOURNAMENT Swiftel Center, Brookings. 9 a.m. More info: swiftelcenter.com.

CUSTER

1

LOOKING FOR AN

Adventure? ENJOY A PINT IN OUR OUTDOOR IGLOOS!

SHOWDOWN

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+K9 KEG PULL

Outlaw Square, Deadwood. 1 p.m. More info: deadwood.com.

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+CACHING THROUGH THE SNOW | A GEOCACHING ADVENTURE

Custer State Park, Custer. 10 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

+FESTIVAL OF TREES Custer State Park Visitor Center, Custer. 10 a.m. More info: facebook. com.

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+BLACK HILLS

WELLNESS RETREATS

KBarS Lodge, Keystone. 2 p.m. More info: blackhillsrectherapy.com.

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+BURNING BEETLE Pageant Hill, Custer. 6:30 p.m. More info: facebook.com.

+WINTERFEST

Lead. Times vary. More info: leadmethere.org.

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+NEW YEAR’S EVE

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Cadillac Jack’s, Deadwood. Times vary. More info: cadillacjacksgaming. com.

+PIANO

WEEKEND BASH

PONDERINGS WITH KATHRYN FARRUGGIA

Homestake Opera House, Lead. 2 p.m. More info: onthestage.tickets.

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MITCHELL

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+SACRED HOOPS BASKETBALL CLASSIC

Corn Palace, Mitchell. All day. More info: cornpalace.com.

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+HANSON GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASSIC

Corn Palace, Mitchell. All day. More info: cornpalace.com.

+IMPROV FALLS

Area Community Theatre, Mitchell. 7 p.m. More info: mitchellact.org.

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+HANSON BOYS BASKETBALL CLASSIC

Corn Palace, Mitchell. All day. More info: cornpalace.com.

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1, 14-15

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+BADLANDS SABRES The Monument, Rapid City. 7:05 p.m.More info: themonument.live.

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+LIVE

ENTERTAINMENT

Tinder Box, Rapid City. 8 p.m. More info: rapidcitytinderbox.com.

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The Monument, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: rapidcityrush.com.

+SPORTS

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+GET INVOLVED

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Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. 6:30 p.m. More info: 4gmotocross.com.

+SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE

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Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: sfstampede.com.

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+ART NIGHT

DOWNTOWN

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1, 7, 9, 14-15, 21

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+BH RAPIDS WINTER CLASSIC

The Monument, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: themonument.live.

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Various locations, Sioux Falls. 9 a.m. More info: facebook.com.

7-9

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+24TH ANNUAL

SNO THROW TEAM TOURNAMENT

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Ramkota, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: hubmusicandvending.com.

+WILLIAMS & REE

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8

The Monument, Rapid City. 7 p.m. More info: themonument.live.

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+ERIC CHURCH

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Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

+BLACK HILLS

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Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: blackhillsstockshow.com.

+WWE SUPERSHOW

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STOCK SHOW

28-30

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 5 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com

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+MEN ON BOATS

Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: bhct.org.

+THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW

+RODEO RAPID CITY The Monument, Rapid City. Times vary. More info: themonument.live.

Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls. Times vary. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com.

+REBA MCENTIRE

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.

+SD SYMPHONY

Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

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Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 6 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion. org.

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+SHEN YUN

PERFORMING ARTS Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

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+GOOD NIGHT

THEATRE COLLECTIVE: SUSPECT! A MURDER MOST MUSICAL Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

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+FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center, Spearfish. 5:30 p.m. More info: visitspearfish.com.

VERMILLION

4-6

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+DAKOTA FARM SHOW

DakotaDome, Vermillion. 9 a.m. More info: dakotafarmshow.com.

WATERTOWN

13

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+HARRY POTTER

AND THE SORCERER’S STONE The Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahoouse.com.

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+AN EVENING OF

OPERA WITH LAURA WILDE & CRAIG TERRY The Goss Opera House, Watertown. 7 p.m. More info: thegossoperahoouse.com.

WORTHING

1-2, 6-9

+THALEA STRING

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Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org.

+BOEING BOEING

QUARTET

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SPEARFISH

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Downtown, Rapid City. 5 p.m. More info: thedahl.org.

+MUSIC

Olde Towne Dinner Theatre, Worthing. Times vary. More info: oldetownetheatre.org.



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It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it. The 605 team travels all around South Dakota finding hidden gems and statewide staples. The 605 Best awards are given to people and businesses who we feel deserve some recognition, whether it’s a tiki craft cocktail place we frequent or a person rooting for female entrepreneurs. This isn’t “pay to play,” and includes a few 605 Best People’s Choice Awards thanks to our readers and followers. Here are the winners of 2021.

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WILLEM VOLKERSZ THE VIEW FROM HERE A 25 Year Retrospective Through March 12, 2022

BEST FARM-TO -TABLE RESTAUR ANT

REDwater Kitchen It’s hard to go to REDwater Kitchen in Spearfish and not want to order everything on the menu. The house-made recipes are made with fresh ingredients, like the mouth-watering Brussels Sprouts and Korean Fried Chicken. And don’t forget brunch. Saturdays and Sundays have items like a Beermosa and Crustless Quiche (or order the Kids’ S’mores Pancake). Eat surrounded by modern vibes inside, or sit on the streetside patio.

BEST PL ACE TO PATIO

PAve Pictured above. More on page 24. 130 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls pavebar.com

741 North Main Street, Spearfish redwaterkitchen.co

BEST PL ACE FOR DINNER AND A S HOW Willem Volkersz Bird Season

The Custer Beacon The scratch-kitchen restaurant in Custer is a 605 favorite. Eat. Sip. Gather. Groove. That’s the mantra, and we’re following it. Whether we’re munching on top-notch cuisine (Curry Poutine), playing yard games, or catching a concert or karaoke night, there’s always something to do. 351 Washington Street, Custer custerbeacon.com

Roxanne Corbett glass bowl

MUSEUM STORE

UNIQUE GIFTS AND ORIGINAL ART from South Dakota and beyond 1036 Medary Ave | Brookings FREE ADMISSION & PARKING


FOOD + DRINK

On The Menu

PAve 605 Best Place to Patio

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by Dawn Geertsema Downtown Sioux Falls is home to the 2021 605 Best Place to Patio, PAve, a true staple of Phillips Avenue.

On the top floor of PAve, large glass, garage-style doors remain open in warmer months to a welcoming patio where people can sip on drinks and socialize.

“We just wanted to cater to those who wanted to enjoy the outside weather as well as the people who want to be indoors,” said general manager John Geiken. “And we wanted to have something that made sense for South Dakota, because obviously not all months of the year are outside months.”

Out under the sky, there are high-top tables both with and without firepits, plenty of red patio sofas, and other areas to hang out and have a good time with friends. The cold weather changes things a bit. The glass doors close and keep the cold from seeping inside, but the patio is still open with a heated section available.

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Menu More on the

Appetizers » Loaded Fries

Shredded cheddar, bacon, pico de gallo, green onions, black garlic aioli, and sriracha.

» Cheese Curds

Stensland Family Farms cheese curds with ranch.

Burgers » Srir acha Bo urbon Burg er

Sriracha bourbon sauce, pepper jack cheese, bacon, pork, onion strings.

» G host Burg er

Ghost pepper cheese sauce, ghost pepper cheese, bacon, jalapeño.

Specialties

“When we were building PAve in the first place, we wanted to build something that’s not here, and I think we achieved that goal.” -John Geiken

» Let tu ce Wr ap s

Marinated chicken, jasmine rice, cucumber sesame relish, thai peanut sauce, sriracha.

» Chislic & Fries

Deep-fried sirloin served with fries and ranch or black garlic aioli.

Hot Dogs » Chicag o Dog

All beef hot dog, tomato, sport peppers, pickles, onions, relish, celery salt, mustard.

String lights twinkle over top of the space, bringing in warm mood lighting. Geiken says they were toying with the idea of putting up a light-up sign reading “PAve” on the side of the building, towering over the patio, but they realized they wanted a big bold statement instead. “We ended up coming up with one of the most powerful and simplistic things you can say to another person, and that was ‘I love you,’” said Geiken. From the street below, anyone can see the large red, lowercase letters broadcasting the statement to anyone who’ll look its way. “Before you know it, everyone and their dog wanted a picture in front of the ‘I love you’ sign,” said Geiken.

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Before 10 p.m., PAve has an extensive food menu and is a relaxed space ideal for conversation. The patio is open both afternoons and evenings in the summer, but during the winter only the first floor is open until 4 p.m. The menu offers a variety from your standard “bar food” like the Boneless Wings to more out-of-the-box choices. Geiken says one of the most well known appetizers is the Giant Pretzel, which comes with nacho cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and beer cheese. “It was a big, bold idea that we went with for our menu,” he said. “The pretzel is huge and can probably feed four to five people.” Similarly oversized is the El Guapo Nacho, a mountain of ground beef, nacho cheese, Monterey jack cheese, pico de gallo, and black olives all drizzled with sour cream. “We were adamant about having a good steak salad,” said Geiken. “We were toying around with the dressing. We requested a raspberry vinaigrette, and by accident we got an apple lime vinaigrette sent.”

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“We do offer a full menu. I would say it’s surprising to most because it’s not generic bar food. It’s better quality. We have some strong people in our back of house, and we let them run the show back there.” - John Geiken

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It wasn’t what they thought they wanted for the Steak Bruschetta Salad. After trying the apple lime vinaigrette, they were sure it was perfect to pair with the romaine and spring mix, tomato-onion relish, steak, bleu cheese crumbles, parmesan cheese, and bruschetta bread. Other items to try with your friends range from sandwiches and wraps to burgers, hot dogs, and soup. “We have some strong people in our back of house, and we let them run the show back there,” said Geiken. “When you put that together with good, fresh ingredients, there’s a good mixture of quality and big and bold.”

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ORDER ONLINE! www.22tenkitchen.com 2210 W. 69th St. Sioux Falls (605) 271-1787

THE

BEST MEALS ARE SHARED WI TH

Friends & Family

TINNERS is what’s for DINNER

Let us do the cooking tonight! Our chefs enjoy creating fun entrée items to satisfy your cravings!

Don’t forget we serve

Breakfast too!

Watch our Facebook page for upcoming events and specials.

PUBLIC HOUSE ORDER ONLINE! www.alldaycafe.net 2101 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls (605) 274-7711

Think Tinners First 449 W 69th Street • Sioux Falls tinnerspublichouse.com


BEST PL ACE TO DINE & G R AB A CR AF T BEER

Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company The huge full service bar, brewery, and event center in Custer is a one-stop shop with local craft beer and food downstairs and fine dining upstairs. Did we mention the fine dining restaurant is called The Pounding Fathers in reference to America’s “founding fathers” sharing drinks together? Have a monumental time trying Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company beers, like the Trust Buster Scottish Export, and munch on items like Tiger Ceviche or Lager Mussels inside or on the large patio. Like it so much you would marry it? Well, you can get married at Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company, too! Note: Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company is open seasonally. 140 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer mtrushmorebrewingcompany.com

BEST BAR /RESTAUR ANT AMBIANCE

The Hello Hi Mix a classic, local, full-service bar with an affinity for tropical moods and made-from-scratch tiki cocktails. Order themed drinks, like the Painkiller or Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, and literally see fire (in a safe way) with the Beetle in a Haystack. Going to “Virgin Island”? Order non-alcoholic drinks, like the Passionfruit Collins or a Nojito. The Hawaiian, vintage vibes are out of this world, and the bathrooms are a must-stop for a selfie. 120 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls thehellohi.com

BONUS

Order a slice or pizza to-go in the back at Pizza Cheeks.


BEST ME ATBALLS

Nonna’s Kitchen Stopping by Nonna’s Kitchen in Spearfish is like stopping by for dinner with the family. The authentic Italian restaurant is owned by Nancy and Darren Manzari, and the recipes come from her love to feed her children (and now the public). Nonna, which is Italian for Grandma, serves items like the infamous Nonna’s Meatballs, Darren Jr.’s ZaZa, Crazy Green Spaghetti, and Nonna’s Salmon. And don’t forget to ask for the after-dinner coffee experience. 544 North Main Street, Spearfish nonnaskitchensd.com

BEST PL ACE FOR CR AF T CO CKTAILS

Blind Lion Behind Murphy’s Pub and Grill in downtown Rapid City is a speakeasy called Blind Lion. If you’re lucky enough to get the code, enter through the kitchen into the basement and use the digits to open the door. It’s like stepping back into the times of Prohibition, with staff wearing the garb to match. Enjoy a carefully-crafted cocktail using the old chipping technique to chop a block of ice, or order Absinthe for the table. Catch a comedy or band, or celebrate a special evening. Note: Blind Lion can be booked out, so call for a reservation. 510 9th Street, Rapid City facebook.com

BONUS

Wedding photos of family members are on each menu.

BEST PL ACE FOR BRUNCH

Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge Established in 1949, Brookings’ oldest serving restaurant has been family owned for nearly half a century and three generations. What started as a small gas station café on the edge of town has grown

Favorite

Don’t forget to order the Smoked Breakfast Tots.

into a staple in the community. But don’t think that doesn’t mean the menu isn’t fresh and innovative. Have items like the Lamb Sloppy Joe, Pheasant Salad Lettuce Wraps, Sweetcorn-Sunflower Hummus, and a Chicken Spatzle Alfredo. One of the stars of the show are the Weekend Waffles at brunch. The Nordic “vaffles” come in unique varieties like the Café-Style Hot Beef Waffle, the Vaffel Med Leads (Smoked Salmon Waffle), and the Uptown Breakfast Waffle. 726 Main Avenue South, Brookings pheasantrestaurant.com


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Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort Pictured: Glamping treehouse. More on page 38. 245 Centennial Drive, Custer custerhospitality.com/buffalo-ridge-camp-resort

BEST NEW BUSINES S

The Market on the Plaza The “store for Aberdonians” is a brick and mortar but is also a strong brand that is everything from a coffee shop to a local merchandise store to a bar. The Market on the Plaza was created to celebrate South Dakota and Aberdeen and is a great place to connect with locals over a hand-crafted latte or The SoDak wrap. Find the perfect gift for someone or for yourself with designs for both adults and kids (and also local goods, like homemade chocolate). 506 South Main Street #4, Aberdeen themarketontheplaza.com

Stream It: Listen to The Market on the Plaza’s podcast The Rural Revolution with Brodie Mueller and Carly Pochop.


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Camping, Glamping, & Everything In Between Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort

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“Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort is a luxury camp outfitter, so we offer a wide variety of accommodations such as deluxe cabins, glamping tents, luxury teepees, unique treehouses, RV hookups, tent sites, and camping cabins,” said the Custer Hospitality Hotels & Resort marketing director, Jessica Noteboom.

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“No matter anybody’s unique needs or budget, we have something for them.” -Jessica Noteboom

In the few years since the resort opened, Noteboom says they have focused on offering modern styles and conveniences, while embracing nature around the resort. “No matter anybody’s unique needs or budget, we have something for them,” said Noteboom. The deluxe wedge cabins, glamping tents, and the luxury teepees are modern with complete furnishings, fresh linens, and modern and local décor. Each of the four treehouses has its own theme and a name to match: the Coop, the Gold Rush, the Renaissance, and the Serenity.

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YOUR

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Visit our Sioux Falls and Harrisburg showrooms for inspiration. See the full warranty, nationwide certification details and statewide regulations on ShowplaceCabinetry.com.

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Ways

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“Tucked in there enough in the trees, you feel a bit removed from the rest of it,” said Leah Scott, COO of Custer Hospitality. “There’s an intimacy that we really tried to create, so everybody can really embrace their own experience during their stay.”

Ready To Stay

For those looking for something a little more traditional, there’s an area with plenty of RV hookups, camping cabins (either economy or log), and designated areas to pitch tents.

» Treeho u ses » Deluxe Wedg e Cabins » G l amping Tents » Luxury Teepees

The economy and log cabins along with standard teepees are furnished with simple beds, and guests should bring their own linens. Otherwise, there are some available to rent as well.

Bring your own supplies

The resort also offers plenty of amenities, such as pools, the General Store, outdoor concessions and bar, showers, laundry facilities, a playground, wi-fi, and adventure rentals.

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“You can rent a bike and hop on the George S. Mickelson Trail, which is right across the street from the resort,” said Noteboom. “You could rent a paddleboard or a kayak, go to Sylvan Lake, and spend the day relaxing there.” 605MAGAZINE.COM


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“ T h e way the pool is p o s i t i o n e d, y o u h av e t h e m o s t b e au t i f u l view of the needles, so it’s very picturesque.” -Jessica Noteboom

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A new addition to the property is the frisbee golf course, which starts near the pools and playground. “With 85 acres to roam, it’s a perfect place to have a frisbee golf course,” she said.

When staying at Buffalo Ridge, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, and Jewel Cave National Monument are each a short drive away.

All of this is nestled right into natural beauty and trees of Black Hills National Forest in Custer.

“We’re just outside of Custer State Park, where you’ll find an abundance of wildlife and trails to get on,” said Noteboom. “Whether you’re seeking a perfect blend of adventure or serenity, the resort is definitely a place for you.”

“When you stay in Custer, you are just minutes away from everything you’d come to South Dakota to see,” said Noteboom.

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FOOD WITH ATTITUDE. Enjoy our rock ‘n roll vibe, in a casual setting with exceptional food, from burgers to wild game! We have a passion for using the finest, seasonal ingredients including steroid-free chicken and beef, along with the freshest produce available to create dishes that are not only visually appealing, but bursting with flavor! All in a fun and laid-back atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch or dinner - make Six String at Deadwood Mountain Grand your first stop for food and fun!

DeadwoodMountainGrand.com 877-907-4726


BEST 202 1 TREND

Charcuterie Boards Pictured: Charcuterie Element. More on page 62. facebook.com

BEST NEW AT TR ACTION

The Brothel DeadwooD Explore a real Deadwood brothel. See a century of prostituion up close through Deadwood History. The industry operated illegally in the city from 1876 until 1980 when a raid by federal agents closed it down. Visitors walk through the 104-year-old story with guided tours of the original Shasta Rooms brothel. Each room is curated with era-appropriate furnishings, and visitors find out the impact the sex workers had in the community. 610 Main Street, Deadwood deadwoodbrothel.com

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Bierbörse A beer stock exchange and tasting alley at Main Street Square in Rapid City, this annual fall event is full of brews, food, and the polka. Simply taste your way around the event, or enter in the Beer Olympics (including a wiener toss). Solo yard games are available as well, like the stein-holding, keg bowling, and more. For 11 years, the event has entertained locals and visitors from all around. 512 Main Street, Rapid City mainstreetsquare.org


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Urban Archeology The carefully curated shop in downtown Sioux Falls is full of easily accessible antiques and mid-century modern, vintage curiosities. The DeBoer family has worked decades climbing through abandoned buildings and scouring neighborhood rummages and auctions to bring the most unique items for patrons. Full of décor, art, and apparel, hours could be spent going through the unique finds. 126 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls urbanarchaeology605.com

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Rushmore Tramway Adventures Catch the excitement at Rushmore Tramway Adventures in Keystone. The family-fun adventure park is full of experiences with thrills like the aerial park, ziplining, the tubing hill, and the jump tower. Want to relax? Take the scenic chairlift and make your way to overlook Mount Rushmore and grab a bite and beer at the Grille & Gardens. Want an unforgettable afternoon? Do the Pinnacle Zipline Tour. 203 Cemetery Road, Keystone rushmoretramwayadventures.com

New to Ziplining? Try the 800-foot zipline to dip your toes in.

BEST SALON VIBES

HI-FI Hair More on page 52. 218 West 13th Street #101, Sioux Falls hifihairsf.com


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by Dawn Geertsema “My goal with HI-FI Hair from the beginning was to create a safe, all-inclusive environment that once a customer walked through the door, they would feel seen and heard for who they are,” said owner and haircut specialist Jeff Gimenez. Entering the specialty salon in historic downtown Sioux Falls, clients are met with the rich croon of a vinyl record as it floats through the air.

A glance around yields furniture with clean lines, items arranged on shelves, and wall art laced with simple, yet bold, shapes. “The vibe of the salon is mid-century modern with lots of vintage radios and vinyl records that we play throughout the day,” said Gimenez. “Imagine being in your super cool aunt and uncle’s pad in the ‘50s or ‘60s.” Accents of wood paneling and various orange, brown, and cream tones are found throughout to further the immersion.

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Each household in South Dakota saved $780 in taxes in 2020 because of the tourism industry.*

2021 VISITOR IMPACT (January 1-October 31)

ESTIMATED VISITORS+ 1,138,590

ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT+ $383,544,540

WHERE VISITORS SPEND MONEY Food & Beverage | Retail Trade | Finance, Insurance & Real

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The Sounds of hi-fi LISTEN TO HI-FI PLAYLISTS AND ORIGINAL MIXES ON THE WEBSITE, SPOTIFY, OR SOUNDCLOUD. + Spotify // Hifi Hair SF + SoundCloud // Hifi Hair SF TAKE A PEEK AT HI-FI’S RECORD COLLECTION. + Billie Holiday + Brock Berrigan + Durand Jones & The Indications + Frank Sinatra + Gene McDaniels

“The inspiration for the salon was taking many of my favorite things: hair, design, music, art and architecture and mixing them all together to make my dream place to work.” A big part of creating the perfect atmosphere in HI-FI is the soundtrack. “The music is all carefully curated here at HI-FI Hair to keep the vibe fresh, funky, and groovy,” said Gimenez. “Guests will hear funk, soul, chill hop, exotica, jazz, and lounge.” Many of the salon’s music can be found in playlists online, Spotify, or SoundCloud. “On the first and third Friday of every month, we host Bangin’ Fridays. DJs create the musical vibe, and I offer bang trims, beard trims, or edge cleanups.” He hopes to extend DJ takeovers to Saturdays as well. HI-FI Hair currently offers haircut and nail services, and Gimenez says they plan to add a color specialist in the spring.

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Lo-Fi Gallery FIND A GALLERY OF LOCAL ARTISTS AND MAKERS INSIDE THE SALON, WHICH CAN SERVE AS HOST TO SHOWS AND POP-UP SHOPS.

“When seeing one of our specialists, you will be seeing a true expert in their field with years of training and experience in a single discipline,” said Gimenez. While Gimenez does the hair-cutting and styling services, Yanika Olsen focuses on nail artistry ranging from simplistic to more artsy designs.

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The hair services include haircuts and styling for both kids and adults. Olsen offers manicures and pedicures with gel or regular polish. She also can do gel nail extensions or product removal. The salon sensations and services aren’t just for those that may feel a nostalgic hug from the atmosphere.

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BRINGING LESSONS TO LIFE.

BRINGING THE TROPICS TO YOU. Want a transformational butterfly viewing experience? Start with a plane ticket for $935 to Guayanquil. After two layovers and twelve hours of flying, you’ll touch down in the Ecuadorian capital. Then it’s seven hours by bus to Quito and then two more to Mariposario de Mindo. There you’ll arrive at one of South America’s premier butterfly gardens, and you can finally start your safari. Or, if trans-continental travel doesn’t fit into your holiday schedule, you could go to the Butterfly House & Aquarium in Sioux Falls. Your kids will love the butterflies from five continents and sea creatures from near and far. It’s all the wonder of the rain forests and oceans, right here in South Dakota.

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“Hair salons h av e h i s t o r i c a l ly been the hub of a neighborhood or c o m m u n i t y, a n d I strive to make H I - F I H a i r e x a c t ly t h at — a p l ac e where people ca n g at h e r t o share thoughts and ideas, inspire each other, and c o l l a b o r at e — all without the sometimes industrys t a n d a r d g o s s i p. ” -Jeff Gimenez

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Rewind Gimenez says he spent 22 years of his haircut career in high end, downtown San Francisco salons. In 2019, he and his family moved to Sioux Falls and began his own business in the form of HI-FI Hair.

“We are so fortunate to see people between the ages of 1 and 80 with a diverse range of personality, profession, and style.” The vibe can also fuel a step back, which can create simply time-defying moments for those born after vinyl. “HI-FI Hair is an experience,” explained Gimenez. “It is a place to leave the stress of day-to-day life at the door and be transported to a different time and place.”

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Lisa Converse Best Trend | Charcuterie Boards by Dawn Geertsema

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OR LISA CONVERSE, OWNER OF CHARCUTERIE ELEMENT, IT ALL STARTED WITH THE GIFT OF A CHARCUTERIE BOARD BOOK.

“I CREATED A FEW FOR OUR FAMILY FOR THE NEXT FEW HOLIDAYS,” SAID CONVERSE. “THEN ONE NIGHT I COULDN’T SLEEP, AND I JUST CAME UP WITH THE IDEA THAT MAYBE IT WAS SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD PAY FOR.” THROUGH CHARCUTERIE ELEMENT, BASED IN WATERTOWN, CONVERSE PUTS HER TIME INTO PREPPING PRODUCE AND CHEESE SO HOSTS DON’T HAVE TO. “THIS CHARCUTERIE BUSINESS WAS CREATED WITH CONVENIENCE IN MIND FOR THE CUSTOMER TO ALLOW MORE TIME FOR THEM TO ENTERTAIN,” SAID CONVERSE. 66 |

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“People always have fun when they get together and share food.” -Lisa Converse

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Social media has been a strong support and influence for her boards. “When I started, I had no idea how popular it was,” she said. “People are so creative and so willing to share their ideas.” Converse shares her own ideas and a look into being “head cheese” of her own business.

“I am a pet groomer. I have been doing that for 25 years, and charcuterie is actually my part-time gig. It almost doesn’t seem fair that I have two fun jobs.” -Lisa Converse I started Charcuterie Element because… who doesn’t love a fancy meat and cheese

tray? It’s a fun way to share a meal and try new things. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s a creative outlet for me.

The best part of my job is… I love

being creative and having the freedom to make every order unique. I also love when a customer says, “Surprise me,” and I get a chance to take an idea and run with it.

One of my favorite projects has been… I had the opportunity to create charcuterie in

champagne flutes for a wedding. That was an idea that was swimming in my head, and when the bride asked for ideas, she loved it!

My favorite items to include are… unique cheeses that people would never think

to try on their own. I also like to give people the option of some flavor combinations that are truly delicious.

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“Whether a family kitchen or a special event, when people are sharing something special like a unique charcuterie board, memories are made.” -Lisa Converse

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What people might not know about my business… everything is one of a kind, so no two boards are the

same. My best helper is my husband who built my commercial kitchen and tests all cheese products. My friends and family send unique ideas that help inspire me. It’s a family effort.

Something I’m doing right now that I’m excited about is…. during the upcoming holidays, there are always new specialty foods and candies available to make the boards exciting. I have a couple large graze boards in the next few months and several holiday parties.

When I walk around downtown Watertown, one of my favorite places to stop by is… The Goss Opera House. I love to grab a bite or drink at… a local brewery. When we travel, we love to search for craft breweries. My first charcuterie board was at one of our favorite breweries here in town, Watertown Brewing Co.

Spectacular Spreads Boards can include all types of meats, familiar and artisan cheeses, unique twists on favorite snacks, like blue cheese jalapeño popcorn or lemon almonds, as well as classic combinations like Brie and honey. Dessert trays are filled with decadent bite snacks and combinations of salty and sweet. The most popular board is the Date Night spread. Charcuterie Element is open to requests.

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The hardest lesson I’ve learned in this profession was… making sure I met all the health

department requirements. We received a perfect score, but initially it was a bit of a challenge to make sure all the state and city requirements were met.

My favorite place to go for inspiration is… social media; it has

been a great place to find ideas upon ideas, whether it be different cheeses, ways to style a board, or marketing ideas.

One thing I love about South Dakota is… by all means the

people. We are about family, food, and experiences. Ultimately people want to build memories with family and friends, and food connects us all.

The most underrated item on a charcuterie board is… Brie, especially with honeycomb.

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BEST VOICE

Adam Weber Sioux Falls’ Adam Weber is always giving a dose of enlightenment, encouragement, and self reflection. The proudly proclaimed husband, dad, pastor (Embrace church), author, and podcast host is a “Jesus follower” but also relates to everyone around him with empathy and compassion. His podcast, The Conversation, has had guests on like The Bachelorette’s Desiree Siegfried and Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams. Weber recently started an Airbnb called The Dutch on 7th in hopes to help revitalize the Cathedral District neighborhood and to help those in need (i.e. during divorce and other difficult times). adamweber.com

Read Up: Check out his books, Talking with God and Love Has a Name.

BEST CHAMPION

Maddie Peschong Maddie Peschong of Sioux Falls has become known for pushing women and helping creatives “discover their magic” through building strong brands. Her positive energy has led her to go from a long-time wedding photographer to a full-on marketing guru through creating brand loyalty. Whether it’s through her brand photography sessions or coaching sessions, Peschong’s main goal is to help others and be relatable. maddiepeschong.com

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Flannel Music The pop/rock/funk Rapid City cover band just wants to “have fun.” Want to transport right back to the ‘90s? They can take you there with hits from Sublime, Third Eye Blind, and the theme song of Friends. Fans have been known to jam out to hits from Britney Spears, Weezer, and TLC. Get out your bracelets and platform shoes for a good time. flannelmusic.com


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Emily Wilson of Bee Loved Kitchen

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Want plant-based meal delivery and/or catering? Emily Wilson is your person. The raw chef founded Bee Loved Kitchen to help others create more living foods in their diets “to promote healing within.” Wilson herself is very open about how her body allegedly healed itself through eating a high raw diet. Have vegan meals delivered to your door, or hire her for a private chef service.

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BEST FASHION

Tyler Blake and Monalisa Perez of Wäke The creative couple created streetwear clothing as not only an apparel line, but an online brand. Known for designer hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants, and clean aesthetics, the main goal of Wäke is to build a culture around self love and self awareness. Newly launched is THEYSELF, which is an online shop specifically for women. Whether it’s a podcast live stream or a fashion shoot, the companies are always launching something new. theyselfbywake.com

BEST TRIO FOR A CAU SE

Sioux Falls Skatepark Association Pictured: Alix Johnson, Walter Portz, and Les Cotton. More on page 80. lets-skate.com


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Erika Peterson of Nerdy Nuts

The small-batch peanut butter company started off as a passion project in Erika Peterson’s kitchen. Not only are her Nerdy Nuts products made with simple ingredients and no preservatives, they’re ever-changing with fun flavors like Autumn Pie Peanut Butter and Circus Cookie Peanut Butter. Peterson sold them at farmers’ markets and local businesses, but blew up once her products were featured in influencers’ TikToks, and she was also featured on Fox Business for election-themed peanut butter. Within 72 hours of the segment, Peterson says she did over $25,000 in sales. nerdynuts.com

Skogen Kitchen The people have spoken, and Skogen Kitchen has created a reputation for one of the best dining experiences in South Dakota. The chef-driven concept offers innovative plates by chef Joseph Raney, along with some of the best hospitality by staff and co-owner Eliza Raney. Some favorites include appetizers like the Piquillo Peppers and entrées like the Roasted Beef Cheeks. Tip: Make a reservation as the restaurant has limited seating. 29 North 5th Street, Custer skogenkitchen.com

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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives This year-round attraction was established in 1896 in Spearfish. It is one of the oldest operating hatcheries in the country dedicated to fish culture and resource management. Along with the beautiful nature of The Grounds, visit the Von Bayer Museum of Fish Culture with over 185,000 fishery artifacts, or check out The Booth House with period furnishings of Booth family memorabilia. Families love seeing The Railcar, a replica of Fish Car No. 3, and The Yellowstone Boat. Tip: If it’s open, check out The Pond Gift Shop. 423 Hatchery Circle, Spearfish dcboothfishhatchery.org


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SIOUX FALLS SKATEPARK ASSOCIATION Best Trio for a Cause by Dawn Geertsema “THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SIOUX FALLS PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, THE SIOUX FALLS SKATEPARK ASSOCIATION (SFSA) IS WORKING TO CREATE A CONCRETE SKATEPARK,” SAID ALIX JOHNSON, A VOLUNTEER WITH THE SFSA. “OUR PROJECT WILL ULTIMATELY BE A GIFT TO THE CITY, SO THERE’S A LOT OF MOVING PARTS THAT ALL TAKE TIME.” FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THE SFSA HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE EFFORT TO BRING ANOTHER VALUABLE SPACE TO THE COMMUNITY.

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“There’s been a push for a concrete skatepark for a long time, which a lot of our crew has been a part of and focused on providing an inclusive environment for our community to enjoy,” said Johnson. “We came together as a perfect storm of commitment, compassion, and drive.” The group is working through their Community Appeals Campaign to reach their financial goals for the park. They are also partnering with the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce to reach a diverse audience and bring attention to the project.

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Construction on the park is anticipated to happen in 2023, near the intersection of Cliff Avenue and 10th Street. “In the meantime, we will continue to interact with our community through skate lessons and events,” said Johnson. Get to know a few of the minds supporting SFSA, Johnson, Les Cotton, and Walter Portz, to learn more.

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LES COTTON

A r ti s ti c O u tlet s Art, design, and illustration are how my brain finds peace, but also anxiety—balance.

Try, Try Ag a i n Skateboarding has taught me to get back up and not stop trying. When I get to skate, [the places I frequent] would be the Drake Springs Skateboard Park or my friend’s park, Siouxer Skateboards.

“With my talents in design and art, I want them to look as professional as possible, so they can be a successful business.” -Les Cotton explains how small businesses can improve. To th e B e at o f th e D ru m s I listen to anything from hip hop to country. Hot on my list now are Modest Mouse, IDLES, MF DOOM, CZARFACE, Aesop Rock, Ty Segall, Billy Strings, and Parquet Courts.

B lo o m i n g B u s i n es s es I want our community to grow, strive, and be rad. Whatever I can do to help, I do it with my heart on fire. We have so many talented people in town with their own dreams of making something for themselves. I want the mom ‘n’ pop shops to rule all.

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There’s been a push for a concrete skatepark for a long time, which a lot of our crew has been a part of. We came together as a perfect storm of commitment, compassion, and drive.” -Alix Johnson

ALIX JOHNSON B u m p s i n th e N i g ht

I’m also a member of the Minnehaha County Abandoned Cemeteries Board; we’re a group of volunteers who oversee the maintenance and preservation of over a dozen cemeteries in our county. Sometimes, things get spooky… but mostly it’s a lot of weed wacking.

R i d i n g th e R a i l s I try to get to as many Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society events as possible. No, I don’t have kids, nor am I an aunt. Trains are just rad, and their enthusiasts are some of the most welcoming and interesting people I’ve encountered.

Th e O u t s i d er [s] I actually don’t skate. My involvement with SFSA has stemmed from the art, ideology, and cultural benefits of skateboarding, along with the lifelong friendships I’ve built along the way. Most of my youth, I served as the lookout at skate spots, so I consider creating this skatepark as a natural progression. Plus, the more work I put in for SFSA, the more our crew can skate.

G row as We G o I’ve lived and worked downtown since 2004 and have loved seeing the heart of our community transform. Watching my friends open or refine their business endeavors and seeing them thrive makes my heart go pitter-patter.

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Random Facts

Your city either has a great skatepark, or it is a skatepark.

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Skateparks are typically one of the most used facilities in any city’s park system.

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ESPN wrote an article in which they list the average annual spending a participant would have to partake in their sport. Skateboarding was the third least expensive, above only walking and swimming.

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The Skatepark Project, a Tony Hawk foundation, has seen the value in their project and made an investment in their endeavour.

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The lead designer on their project is pro skater Kanten Russell. Check out his YouTube, and you will be blown away at what he is able to do on a skateboard.



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WALTER PORTZ Ti m e Fli es

M o r e th a n a Pa r tn er I n Li fe

I enjoy creating artwork and playing music, although there certainly is never enough time for either.

My wife and I own a couple of businesses: Helen’s Plan, All Seasons Storage, and Studio Blu Photography.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT LETS-SKATE.COM+

I enjoy talking to people and meeting new people. There is a reason I am usually the one doing interviews as I really love to tell the story of why a skatepark is so important to the community.

S u pp o r ti n g Lo ca l I love the community—in particular the vibrancy of downtown has come so very far over the last 15 years. The food, activities, and community are important to the health of the people.

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by Alana Snyder City of Sioux Falls communications and marketing coordinator Kieran Tate launched the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue (SFFR) TikTok account in the midst of the pandemic in hopes to raise awareness, while while sprinkling in some humor. Cue fire department members wearing hazmat suits, an array of training and educational skits, and puppet personalities (i.e. “FaceTimes” with Blaze the dog mascot, and Frank the puppet rolling up in a firetruck to the Chamillionaire song “Ridin’”).

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“We might do a funny video, but then we get a follower who will go back and watch the other videos we’ve done about the education, recruiting, or training and get a taste of all that. That strategy is important.” -Kieran Tate

“The TikTok account is geared more towards the audience we’ve been missing from the younger group in elementary school, and now we’re hitting the middle school, high school, and college-aged students that we haven’t been,” said Tate. “This is a great opportunity for us to spread information to the age range we’ve been missing in forms of entertainment, education.” The account was gaining traction, but blew up once Tate reshared a skit where SFFR members make a dramatic exit out of the fire station (fog machine and all). This post received over 3 million views and counting. This has led to stitches and duets all over the social media platform.

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“We recorded a video with a trend going around about people being overthe-top excited about their jobs, so we did it in the form of us hearing we have to go rescue a kitten and getting all geared up for it,” recalled Tate. “When I posted it the first time, it didn’t do as well as I was hoping because I think I posted it around the wrong time of day. Then we posted it again, and now it’s around 3.4 million views. We got a bunch of messages from firefighters.” Fire apparatus operator Mark Olson says the attention has taken some getting used to.

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“We are our best advertisement for our job. If you hit one person right, you could change the path of their career, and they could join us.” -Brandon Fey

“We as firefighters don’t usually like to be in the limelight. Part of doing our job is just doing our job and helping people,” said Olson. “If you come around the station and ask [some of] them to do a TikTok, they’ll go hide in an office somewhere to be out of the way and not be in it. We have to like to have fun because we see some horrific stuff. So if we’re not connecting in a different way and enjoying our time in the station, it can be pretty difficult.” Being a big entity like SFFR, Tate did see some pushback at the beginning, but says it’s not only embraced now, but people get excited about it. “When we started this account, there were people around the department asking why we need to be doing this and saying ‘We need to be serious,’ which is totally valid,” said Tate. “It’s been interesting to see the transition from ‘I don’t want the department to do this’ to now having more people that didn’t even have a smartphone when we started who want to follow along. It’s been cool to see the support and acceptance grow.” Along with helping educate viewers, the team also says this has helped them become more approachable and less intimidating, especially to a younger crowd. “One of the things we run into is if there’s a fire where there’s a child, they see us in these big uniforms with tanks on our backs and masks on our faces and think we’re so intimidating,” said Olson. “This may be another way to realize we’re not so scary. It humanizes us, so when they do interact with us, they aren’t scared.” It also has aided recruitment.

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“This is a good way to reach [people,] and hopefully some [viewers] will say, ‘That looks fun,’” said Olson. “We want to be able to get the cream of the crop. One way is to get as many applicants as possible and see who fits into the department.” But even before TikTok, fire inspector Brandon Fey says the SFFR has had national recognition. “We have had departments reach out to us about our education program. We are the standard here. We have amazing resources, teachers, and people with good hearts who want to share the love and the education that we have,” said Fey. “We’re tapping into people that want to do that stuff. The video ideas are endless. The crews can pick anything that’s educational to other firefighters or the general public. Our job is pretty cool.”

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Community involvement is of the utmost importance for Matt Paulson, who is an entrepreneur, author, and a private equity investor. On December 26, 2006, he started MarketBeat, a financial news and research software company. “It’s an ‘overnight success story’ that took 15 years to get off the ground,” said Paulson. “I made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot of lessons along the way, but things have turned out pretty well.” “There is no shortage of volunteer opportunities in Sioux Falls. I encourage people to get deeply involved in one or two nonprofits that they are uniquely passionate about.” -Matt Paulson Perhaps the most difficult ambition so far has been building the startup ecosystem in the area because, as Paulson says, changing how people think about small businesses is a feat in itself. In 2019, he started Startup Sioux Falls. “It’s also an ongoing effort and will take a few more years to develop a fully fleshed out startup ecosystem consisting of community events, founder peer groups, [and more],” he said. He’s also involved with a handful of other groups like Cresten Properties and Falls Angel Fund. Paulson shares more—from advice to what espresso he drinks in the morning.

5 QUESTIONS WITH PAULSON WHAT’S YOUR TOP TIP FOR YOUNG ADULTS WHO WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH THEIR FINANCES? Put the value of your bank accounts, investments, house, or other real estate, cars, and any other valuable things you own on a spreadsheet. Then subtract out everything that you owe. That’s your net worth, and it should be going up every month if you are doing things right.

WHAT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS A DETRIMENT TO PEOPLE ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS? Everyone has dreams and big ideas, but most people never achieve their goals because they don’t have a good plan and aren’t willing to put in the work. You don’t have to have everything figured out on day one, but you do need to continually make concrete steps toward achieving your goals.

ARE YOU A NIGHT OWL OR AN EARLY BIRD? Before I had kids, I was a total night owl and would often play video games or work on my business late. I’ve learned to become a morning person over the years and usually wake up around 6 a.m. now. It’s nice to have a few minutes of peace and quiet before children wake up and the workday begins.

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DOES A SLIGHT CAFFEINE ADDICTION COME WITH THE LIFESTYLE? My day normally starts with a latte. I use espresso beans from Queen City Bakery and organic whole milk. I really wanted to be able to create a coffee-shop level latte at home, so I paid up to get the home version of the espresso machine that many downtown coffee shops use.

WHAT’S COMING NEXT FOR YOU? My future will involve more real estate and venture capital investing. I’ve developed a great partnership with Kevin Tupy to invest in Sioux Falls real estate, and we have purchased more than 20 properties together so far.

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