Get ready for a great 3-days at the 39th Festival in the Park (FIP).  Scroll down for events and entertainment line-up. 


A special Festival in the Park pullout, including the ever-popular booth map, will be distributed with the Black Hills Pioneer newspaper the week of our event. The pullout will also be available at the information booth during the entire event.  The information booth is located right next to the bandshell.

DOG-ban-72dpiLeave Fido at home. Woof.

Friendly reminder:  No PETS are allowed on park grounds throughout the event.  It is a city ordinance for these 3 days only.  In previous years, the festival had pet sitting services for park patrons AND vendors.  Unfortunately, the company that provided this service will not be able to do so this year.  Just below is a link to a list of pet boarders. Please make plans ahead of time for your pets.

Black Hills Pet Boarders: Download



shuttle_icon-600pixPARK & RIDE – Free!

Prairie Hills Transit will be providing shuttle service to and from the festival. The shuttle is wheelchair capable. The lower Passion Play parking lot will be used as the park and ride area. It can be accessed off of Meier Avenue and will be clearly marked. The shuttle service is free and will rotate every 15 minutes. Please feel free to park and walk from this area as well.



— DAILY HOURS/events —

FRIDAY, JULY 15 – $5 wristband entrance

Our fundraising night, entrance with $5 wristband only
We kick off this year’s FIP with our annual $5 wristband night on Friday, July 15.  Only those who enter the park wearing wristbands can help support the Arts in Spearfish for a very LOW PRICE, enjoy the cool evening hours, get first shot at shopping the vendor booths, and enjoying two great bands at the Watering Hole. 

4:00-8:00 p.m. Vendor booths  Be the first to see all the vendors items!
4:00-10:00 p.m. LIVE MUSIC  on the Watering Hole stage

Watering Hole Lineup for Friday, July 15

4:00-6:00 p.m. Opening for The Weathered Heads
TRAP KIT – Andrew Jandt (northern plains Indie folk)

6:00-10:00 p.m.
THE WEATHERED HEADS (Contemporary rock – covers and originals)


Puppet Paradise  THEME this year!


10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kids’ Activities.  Be sure to head over to their booth area right next to the band shell. This year’s theme is “Puppet Paradise.”  The children’s area is where your kids come to make and decorate their wooden boats for the annual boat race on Spearfish Creek.  If they want to be in the boat race, be sure they come to the children’s area first (before 1:00 p.m.) The boat race is at 1:00 p.m. sharp!

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Vendor booths open

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. LIVE MUSIC on the Watering Hole stage

Watering Hole Lineup for Saturday, July 16

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
HEATH & GUTH (need music type)

1:00-3:00 p.m.  
SIX MILE ROAD (bluegrass, Americana, folk)

3:00-5:00 p.m.  
THE GUMBO LILLY BAND (Folk Storytelling songs – many originals)

5:00-8:00 p.m.
THE DARNING HEARTS (vocals, instrumentals, Appalachian, Americana)


SUNDAY, JULY 17 – Free

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vendor booths open

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.mLIVE MUSIC on the Watering Hole stage

Watering Hole Lineup for Sunday, July 17

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
(singer-songwriter, acoustic pop) 

1:00-3:00 p.m.  
HANK HARRIS (songwriter vocals and instrumental)