Festival in the Park Wristband Night

Arts, Crafts, Music, and Food!


$5 Wristband
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Spearfish City Park

The Festival in the Park is one of the largest outdoor summer arts and music festivals in the upper Midwest. The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center of Spearfish, SD, organizes this popular festival. It serves as the largest fundraiser for our non-profit organization each year. The proceeds benefit arts outreach and help produce the festival each year.

Over 25,000 people attend the festival, held every third weekend in July to explore nearly two hundred fine art, craft and food booths!

What is $5 Wristband Night?

Friday’s $5 Wristband Night is our largest fundraiser of the year! When you purchase a $5 Friday night wristband, you get…

  • Preview & buy from your favorite vendors a day ahead!
  • The Watering Hole is open and will have 2 great musical groups performing from 4 pm to 8 pm. Only folks with wristbands get to enjoy these bands.
  • Enjoy the festival in the cooler evening hours!
  • For a very low price, you are supporting the arts in Spearfish.

Pre-purchase your $5 wristbands at Matthews Opera House, Visit Spearfish, Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce or Killian’s. Wristbands will also be available at the entrances to Spearfish City Park prior to the event.

Art & Craft Vendors, Live Music, Food

With 18 food vendors serving an eclectic variety of cuisines, there’s something sure to please any appetite. All applications are subject to a juried process to ensure quality, variety, and originality. Free live onstage entertainment from local and regional artists is available daily. For those who want to sit with a cool beverage and listen to music, the “Watering Hole” never fails to please.

All New Children’s Circus

We have plenty for the kiddos, too! Visit the Children’s Circus in the volleyball court. Circus events include face painting, balloon art, and sand art!

Entertainment Lineup

Friday night is an exciting night in the Watering Hole refreshment garden! Join us for the very best in live music with Adda Boyd (4 pm) and Deere John Doe + Miller Lite Orchestra (6 pm).

Event Schedule

  • Friday, July 14

    • 4 - 8 pm - Vendors Open
    • 4 - 5 pm - Acro Fun - Children's Circus at the Volleyball Court
    • 4 - 5:30 pm - Adda Boyd - Watering Hole Stage
    • 5 - 5:30 pm - Aerial Demos - Children's Circus at the Volleyball Court
    • 5 - 6 pm - Aerial Performance - Children's Circus at the Volleyball Court
    • 6 - 8 pm - Deere John Doe - Watering Hole Stage
    • 6 - 6:30 pm - Circus Play - Children's Circus at the Volleyball Court
    • 6:30 - 7 pm - Dance Party - Children's Circus at the Volleyball Court
    • 7 - 8 pm - Aerial Performance - Children's Circus at the Volleyball Court


Date and Time:


Friday, July 14, 2023


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


$5 Wristband


Spearfish, SD 57783 United States + Google Map

Our Sponsors

KEVN Black Hills Fox
Holiday Inn
Black Hills Pioneer
  • Prairie Hills Transit
  • Killian's Food & Drink
  • Great Western Bank
  • Spearfish
  • South Dakota Arts Council
  • Mitchell's Barber Shop
  • DeSmet and Biggs, LLP
  • Real Estate Center of Spearfish
  • TDG
  • Spearfish Motors
  • Wolff's Plumbing & Heating
  • Lucky's 13 Pub