Calendar of Events

Due to the recent global outbreak of COVID-19, and recommendations from the CDC and SD Governor Kristi Noem, many of our members' events in the region have been cancelled or postponed. Please check with events directly for current information. Thank you!

From festivals to rodeos, nature hikes, winery events and everything in between, Southeast South Dakota has an event waiting for you to experience. Browse through the calendar to find your next adventure!


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Children's Museum 10th Year Celebration!

September 12 - September 19
Children's Museum, Downtown Brookings
605-692-6700
www.prairieplay.org

The Children's Museum of South Dakota is celebrating 10 years of fun!

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary of play in Downtown Brookings Business District the week of Saturday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Sept. 19

Saturday, Sept. 12
Stop by the Brookings Farmers Market for a meet and greet with Museum mascot Kidoodle from 9-9:45 a.m.
The Museum team will also be at the market from 9 a.m. to noon selling Play Along at Home Kits, dinosaur face coverings, stickers, and Kidoodle backpack clips.

Saturday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Sept. 19
Take part in a self-guided 10th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt and Chalk Walk on-site at 521 4th Street, Brookings, SD, all week long.
Activities are free, located on the Museum lawn, and available sunrise to sunset.

If you are walking by the Museum at night, be sure to look up! All of our windows and the atrium will light the way for play in Museum pink, green, and purple.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 9:45 a.m.
City of Brookings Government Mayor Keith Corbett will read a proclamation celebrating the Children’s Museum of South Dakota’s 10th anniversary.
The celebration will take place outside near the front door and the start of the Scavenger Hunt and Chalk Walk activities.

Meet Kidoodle During Anniversary Week Outdoor Play Sessions
Museum Mascot Kidoodle will be making appearances during each Outdoor Prairie Play session during our anniversary week.
Choose from one of three sessions of playtime each day from Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Saturday, Sept. 19. Schedule your playtime today. Walk-ins admitted as space allows.
(Please note: The indoor space is closed at this time.)

Anniversary Sale: Play Central Toys & Books
It’s an anniversary sale! Take 20% off of your purchase of $100 or more at Play Central Toys & Books during outdoor prairie playtime from Saturday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Sept. 19. (Restrictions apply.) (Check our calendar for hours.)

Cookies in Café Coteau
The Café will feature its famous mac-n-cheese! If you are playing on our prairie, enjoy a free cookie with each Café purchase all week long, Tuesday, Sept. 15-Saturday, Sept. 19.
Or, order Coteau’s Table To Go on Thursday, Sept. 17, and receive a celebratory cookie with each To Go meal. Order a meal by contacting Pouran at 605-692-6700, ext. 223, or email pborchardt@prairieplay.org

Share Your Memories
We are inviting the public to share your stories and photos of time spent playing on the prairie. The stories will be used in social media celebration posts and to produce a 10-year commemorative book for historical purposes.
www.surveymonkey.com/r/10yearsofplay
For each story submitted, writers will be entered to win the 10th Anniversary Giveaway package including 1-year Museum Membership, $100 Play Central Toys & Books Gift Certificate, a $75 Cafe Coteau Gift Certificate, and stickers and other swag.