City barricades off parts of Rapid Creek in preparation for Hills Alive festival
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual Hills Alive Music Festival at Memorial Park this weekend and the City has barricaded off parts of Rapid Creek to protect visitors from the heavy flowing water.
Orange fencing was placed along the creek in the Memorial Park area where the event takes place.
This is the christian music festival’s 34th year, and it’s expected to draw in more than 20,000 fans and make a significant economic impact on the community.
“This is a real big event, not only for Black Hills folks, but we also pull from Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska and North Dakota,” said Jonathan Harms with Hills Alive Operations.
The City also sent out a reminder on Friday that the bike path is closed beneath the Fifth Street bridge due to flooding.
Attendees and pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalk at Fifth and New York streets to access the event. The Fifth and Omaha crosswalks, the Sixth Street bridge and the west side of the Civic Center are also access options.