What’s Happening in Watertown?

What’s Happening in Watertown?

Big Ticket Events

The next time you’re looking to get out and have a little fun, make a trip to Watertown—where there’s always something exciting to see and do.

Check out the upcoming events below, then get your free Watertown Visitors Guide. You’ll find exceptional restaurants, unique shops, historic hangouts and other great info. To view the guide, request online or by mail


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Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo 
June 21-23, 2018
Clear Lake, SD
Named 2017 Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the Year, the Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo brings the excitement of the national PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour right to our backyard. Just a short 30-minute drive from Watertown, fans and non-rodeo fans alike are sure to get a kick out of this event. For more information visit: www.crystalspringsrodeo.com/.


South Dakota’s Largest Fireworks Show
July 3, 2018
Redlin Art Center
Bring your lawn chairs and get comfortable as you witness the state’s largest firework display. The show was voted #1 in 2017 for Must See Independence Day Fireworks Displays in the U.S. (American Pyrotechnics Association). Come early and tour the Redlin Art Center to get the complete Americana experience.


Barnstormers Airshow
July 12-14, 2018
Redlin Art Center
Vintage planes take to the sky during this thrilling display of stunt aviation. Better yet, rides will be available to the public, making this one of Watertown’s can’t-miss summer events.


Cookin' on Kampeska
July 20-21, 2018
The whole family will have fun at this tasty Watertown tradition. Held at Stokes-Thomas City Park, you’ll enjoy activities like a Burger Battle, volleyball tournament and a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition.    


South Dakota Pheasant Opener
October 20, 2018
Fans of pheasant hunting will want to be in Watertown for the season’s official opener. Ample fields and plenty of amenities make Watertown the perfect home base for your first hunt.