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Be sure to add these important dates to your 2016-17 calendar:

 

September  |  October  |  November  |  December  |  January 2017

February 2017  |  March 2017  |  April 2017  |  May 2017


If you are looking for a comprehensive listing of events for visitors to South Dakota, take a look at the Calendar of Events on TravelSouthDakota.com.

SEPTEMBER 2016
9 Great Service Star (Mickelson Award) applications due
11 New Effington, Salem, Spearfish, Tilford, Vivian, Wasta and Wilmot
Information Centers close
12-14 AIANTA American Indian Tourism Conference,
Tulalip, Washington
13-14 Tourism Advisory Board meeting, Yankton
17 Dignity sculpture dedication ceremony, Chamberlain
21-23 CenStates TTRA Conference, Rapid City
21-25 South Dakota Film Festival, Aberdeen
22-25 JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, Tokyo, Japan
25-Oct. 1 Domestic and International Journalists Buffalo Roundup hosting, Black Hills
30 Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park
OCTOBER 2016
TBD Peak 2017 Magazine Co-op (formerly Giant Step) registrations open
16-26 German Sales Mission
21-22 Governor's Invitational Pheasant Hunt and First Lady's Prairie Arts Showcase, Pierre
22-26 Family Travel Association Summit, Tucson, Arizona
24-26 Marketing Outlook Forum: A Global Perspective,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
25 Chamberlain, Valley Springs and Vermillion
Information Centers close
NOVEMBER 2016
7 Tourism Awards, nomination deadline
TBD Peak 2017 Magazine Co-op (formerly Giant Step) registrations due
24 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, New York
DECEMBER 2016
12-13 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) mid-year meeting,
Bismarck, North Dakota
JANUARY 2017
3 Publication Program registrations open
3 Interstate Information Center job openings announced
14-17 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, Cleveland, Ohio
17-19 2017 Governor's Conference on Tourism, Pierre
21-22 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Chicago, Illinois
TBD 2017 South Dakota Vacation Guide available
TBD Peak Season Great Getaways registrations begin
31 Great Service Star 2017 designation final application deadline
FEBRUARY 2017
3 Interstate Information Center job application deadline
TBD Peak Season Great Getaways registrations due
8-9 North American Journeys' (NAJ) RTO Summit West,
Marina del Rey, California
TBD Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications open
17-19 Pheasants Forever National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
20-23 Go West Summit, Reno-Tahoe, Nevada
MARCH 2017
TBD National Travel and Tourism Week Co-op information mailed to CVBs
1-4 Benelux Sales Mission
5-7 Showcase USA-Italy, Naples, Italy
7-13 International Tourism Bourse (ITB), Berlin, Germany (attended by RMI)
18-19 Denver Travel & Adventure Show, Denver, Colordao
26-Apr. 1 United Kingdom Sales Mission
TBD Spring Hospitality Training Co-op applications due
TBD National Travel and Tourism Week Co-op proposals due
APRIL 2017
2-4 Circle Wisconsin Midwest Marketplace, Green Bay, Wisconsin
14-16 Sioux Empire Film Festival, Sioux Falls
15 Publication Program registration deadline
TBD Domestic Trade familiarization tour
TBD Japanese familiarization tour, statewide
23-25 Active America China tradeshow, Portland, Oregon
26-29 Black Hills Film Festival, Hill City
MAY 2017
TBD Shoulder Season Great Getaways registrations open
1-2 Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Summit, Bismarck, North Dakota
3-5 IRU (Rocky Mountain International Roundup), Bismarck, North Dakota
TBD Rocky Mountain International (RMI) Post-IRU familiarization tours
7-13 National Travel and Tourism Week
TBD East River Lit Swap, Mitchell
TBD West River Lit Swap, Rapid City
15 Interstate Information Centers open, statewide
TBD Shoulder Season Great Getaways registrations due


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