TravelSouthDakota.com Calendar of Events Guidelines

On an on-going basis, the South Dakota Department of Tourism compiles a statewide calendar of events which is distributed in a variety of ways to visitors, travel writers, group tour operators and other members of the travel trade. Events listed in the calendar must meet certain guidelines.

All submissions, including updates, will be reviewed by Department of Tourism staff before going live on the site. In addition, the Department of Tourism reserves the right to approve, edit or decline any request.

Is your event already posted on TravelSouthDakota.com? Please check under Things To Do then Find An Event to make sure you’re not adding a duplicate event.

REQUIRED INFORMATION

  1. Contact Name (for Tourism use, only)
  2. Business or Organization
  3. Contact Email (for Tourism use, only)
  4. Email (for public use)
  5. Location - physical street address where event takes place (including city, state, zip and region)
  6. Event Name
  7. Categories (maximum of 3)
  8. Description (maximum of 500 characters: letters, numbers, punctuation and spaces)
  9. Start/End Date(s)
  10. Must be submitted on the online submission form

OPTIONAL INFORMATION

  • Phone Number and/or Toll Free Number
  • Website URL
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Admission Details (maximum of 100 characters: letters, numbers, punctuation and spaces)
  • Photo (one GIF, JPG, PNG or JPEG; no larger than 2 MB; horizontals works best) – graphics, logos, posters, collages and other similar images will not be approved

EVENTS ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Antique/Quilt Show
  • Art Show/Exhibit
  • Arts & Crafts Show
  • Athletic Event
  • Bicycling
  • Cars/Motorcycles
  • Collectibles/Model Show
  • Concert
  • Educational/Science
  • Ethnic/Cultural
  • Exhibit/Lecture
  • Fair/Carnival/Circus
  • Farm Show/Ag Event
  • Festival
  • Food/Wine/Beer
  • Historical Event
  • Holiday Event
  • Home/Garden Show
  • Hunting/Fishing Event
  • Miscellaneous
  • Monster Trucks/Tractor Pull
  • Movie/Film
  • Parade
  • Performing Arts
  • Powwow
  • Race/Demolition Derby
  • Rodeo/Stock/Horse Show
  • Sporting Event
  • Sports/Outdoors Show
  • State Park Event
  • Street Dance
  • Threshing Show
  • Tour/Open House
  • Tournament
  • Volksmarch
  • Winter Event

EVENTS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Banquets
  • Church activities
  • Conventions, seminars and workshops
  • Crazy Days
  • Farm or household auctions
  • Grade/Middle/High School sporting, band and music events or competitions
  • Pictures (with Santa, Easter Bunny)
  • Relays for Life/Walk-a-thons
  • Reunions
  • Rummage/garage sales

THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM SELECTS EVENTS THAT

  • feature a wide variety of activities
  • attempt to capture the unique flavor of an area’s geographic, historical or ethnic heritage
  • cater to a particular age group, such as senior, family or children, or niche audience, such as collectors or history buffs
  • are traditional events
  • appeal to visitors

SOME REASONS WHY AN EVENT MAY NOT BE LISTED

  • the required information was not given
  • the event appeals to a local audience rather than visitors
  • the event is not unique

If you are ready to submit your event, please use the online submission form.

 

FOR INFORMATION

For more information, contact Ann DeVany, Website Manager, at 605-773-3301 or [email protected].