The first big event that will be held downtown is the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s Quarry Days street dance on Saturday, June 23rd on Main Street. Judd Hoos will again headline the street dance with opening act Ashley Wineland starting about 7:15 p.m. This year’s street dance is being sponsored by Norby’s.
“This is a new event that the Chamber has worked with the local businesses on Main Street. They’ve been talking about this for a few years,” said City Administrator Justin Weiland. The reason for how long it’s taken to get this event going was due to working with the South Dakota Department of Revenue and making sure the event followed all the state’s liquor laws.
The “Wine and Wonder” event will close down Main Street for folks to come and enjoy wine and beer samples from local wineries and breweries while wondering downtown shopping, listening to live music, and viewing or participating in art demonstrations. Cricket’s Catering and Gold Star Kettle Corn will be serving food. The local wineries that are currently registered to be at the event include Tuckers Walk Vineyard, Humble Hill Winery, Schade Vineyard, Valiant Vineyards Winery, and Take 16 Brewing Company.