Festival in the Park FAQ

Image: The Black Hills Studios

Planning to attend Festival in the Park this year? Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions and other important information:


What is parking like at Festival in the Park?

Parking lots at Festival in the Park are reserved for vendors and select Festival staff members. Prairie Hills Transit will be providing shuttle service to and from the festival. The shuttle is wheelchair capable. The parking area for this service is the Spearfish High School Parking Lot. Prairie Hills Transit will pick up at the high school parking lot on the hour and half hour — dropping off at the park 15 minutes later. For instance, high school parking lot at 12:00 and 12:30 and drop off at the park 12:15 and 12:45. We ask all attendees to be respectful of businesses and residences close to park. Please make sure you do not park on any private property.

Can I ride my bike to Festival in the Park?

Absolutely! In fact, we think riding your bike is one of the best ways to get to Festival. Once you arrive, please walk to your bike into the park to avoid hitting any other attendees or vendor booths. There are bike racks located throughout the park. 

Can I bring my dog to Festival in the Park?

No!  No pets are allowed on park grounds throughout the event.  It is a city ordinance for these 3 days only.  Please make plans ahead of time for your pets.

What is $5 Wristband Night?

Friday’s $5 Wristband Night is the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center’s largest fundraiser of the year! For a very low price, you are supporting the arts in Spearfish. You get to preview & buy from your favorite vendors a day ahead! The Watering Hole will be open and will have great live music performing from throughout the evening. Only folks with wristbands get to enjoy these bands.

Where can I find information about vendors?

We post our vendor information on our Facebook page and on the website at least a week ahead of Festival in the Park. This same information is also published in the Black Hills Pioneer the Thursday before Festival. You can also stop at the information desk to grab a copy of our map and vendor list.

Are there children’s activities at Festival in the Park?

Festival in the Park is an event for all ages! Young or old, we know attendees will have a blast shopping the vendors and listening to our phenomenal bands. We also have children’s activities available throughout the weekend.

Our Sponsors

KEVN Black Hills Fox
Holiday Inn
Black Hills Pioneer
Sanford Underground Research Facility
TDG new logo 2024
  • BHSU Dept of Fine Arts
  • Prairie Hills Transit
  • DeSmet and Biggs, LLP
  • Spearfish Insurance Brokerage
  • Mitchell's Barber Shop
  • QuikSigns
  • LPL Spearfish Brokerage
  • South Dakota Arts Council
  • Knecht Home Center
  • Pioneer Bank
  • ONEOK
  • Redwater Kitchen
  • Spearfish