Main Street Square hosts Kids Carnival, but the event is smaller than in recent years

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Ninth Annual Main Street Square Kids Carnival had a great turnout, Saturday.

The event has been scaled back this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director for Main Street Square, Domico Rodriguez, says it’s an event “testing the water.”

“You know, with everyone being cooped up for so long this is just a good sign for Rapid City to say we’re open,” said Rodriguez. “Obviously, we want people to be cautious and be safe. But this is just a great opportunity, again, for people to get out and do things.”

Monument Health sponsored free masks and hand sanitizer for guests. Signs were also put up to encourage social distancing. Inflatables and turf in the square were treated with disinfectants used to prevent COVID-19.

For $10, kids had access to a variety of inflatable rides. There was also a train ride for the tots.

The carnival also provided the classic lemonades, cotton candy and other foods. Who’s Toys even provided some amusement with some games outside their store.

The corporate-sponsored event ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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