2017 Festival in the Park Schedule & Entertainment Lineup

May 4, 2017

Get ready for a great 3-days at the 40th Festival in the Park (FIP).  Scroll down for events and entertainment line-up. 

Friday Wristbands

You may pre-purchase wristbands from the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce, Visit Spearfish, Bay Leaf Cafe, and The Matthews Art Gallery. *Children ten and under are free if with a paid adult. 

Of course, you can buy your wristbands at any of the park entrances and the Watering Hole Friday night.

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

Festival Vendor Booth Map

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.

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 14 – $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 14

4:00-6:00 p.m. Opening for Mighty Brother
JIMMY ON ANYTHING (James Goddard) – Neo-Soul, blues

6:00-10:00 p.m.
MIGHTY BROTHER from New Orleans- Indie rock



10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kids’ Activities.  Be sure to head over to their booth area right next to the band shell. All activities are free.

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 15

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
ELIZA BLUE – singer-songwriter, folk music, instrumentalist

1:00-3:00 p.m.  
NUNSUN (Brock Anundson) – rock

3:00-5:00 p.m.  
BRAD MCKIM – Singer-songwriter, classic covers

5:00-8:00 p.m.
THE RED PETALS – Blues trio, American roots music


SUNDAY, JULY 16 – 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 16

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
ACES and EIGHTS – Traditional country music 

1:00-3:00 p.m.  
ANNA ROBINS – Singer-songwriter, contemporary folk music


Festival in the Park Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors that help us bring this summer event to the Black Hills!  

The Apple Blossom B&B, KEVN Black Hills, South Dakota Arts Council, Great Western Bank, Killian’s Tavern, Black Hills Pioneer, Century 21, Bay Leaf Cafe, City of Spearfish, DeSmet and Biggs, LLP, Forcoli & Sons Painting, Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Lucky’s 13 Pub, Spearfish Holiday Inn, Zonta Club of Spearfish, Optimist Club of Spearfish, The Matthews’ family, The Kelley family


Our Sponsors

KEVN Black Hills Fox
Holiday Inn
Black Hills Pioneer
  • Forcoli & Songs Painting
  • TDG
  • Spearfish Motors
  • Spearfish
  • Great Western Bank
  • Lucky's 13 Pub
  • South Dakota Arts Council
  • DeSmet and Biggs, LLP
  • Real Estate Center of Spearfish
  • Wolff's Plumbing & Heating
  • Black Hills Salt Cave & Spa
  • Great Peaks Realty
  • Killian's Food & Drink