Main Street Square moves with the seasons

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Main Street Square has been a hit this summer for locals and tourists alike. However, cooler temperatures are on their way.

So, how does the weather change operations at Main Street Square?

Elizabeth Smith — Events Director, Main Street Square said, “We were going to shut the fountains down today, which was a little bit early. We usually shut them down at the beginning of October, but last-minute change of heart and working through a couple of issues; we’re going to be open until October first.”

Long story short- pending any surprise chilly weather, the fountains will entertain Rapid City for at least another 13 days. And it looks like the weather will hold as the forecast calls for above freezing temperatures in the foreseeable future — good news for fountain enthusiasts.

Regardless of weather conditions, come Oct. 1, the fountains will stop flowing. The fountains require regular infrastructure maintenance before the first freeze of the year. Otherwise, the ice could damage the pipes.

Although the fountains will go quiet soon, Main Street Square offers so much more to the community throughout the year.

Upcoming events include:

  • The Pumpkin Festival
  • Stein Holding Competitions
  • Beer Tastings
  • Keg Bowling

There truly is something for everyone at Main Street Square this fall season. One of Smith’s favorite events is the Pumpkin Festival. She explains this year will be the 10th annual and the event has become a downtown favorite.

“We’re super excited if you’re into pumpkins, love fall festivals, you can’t miss it.” — Elizabeth Smith

Once the fall festival season passes, it is on to the holidays, and nothing says Ol’ Man Winter and Christmas is on it’s way better than an ice-skating rink. The rink at Main Street Square will open November 17 and is bigger than the one at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Oh yes, despite the cooler weather, Rapid City and Main Street Square are just getting warmed up.

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