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The Season Of Fun At The Monument

Raised in Rapid City and lucky to call it home, this outdoor enthusiast loves to explore the Black Hills with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not at work you’ll find her out hiking, at a local ice cream shop, or perhaps home taking a nap.

December 01, 2021

Hosting around 700 events each year, The Monument (formerly known as the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center) doesn’t mess around when it comes to keeping people entertained in Rapid City. As winter rolls into the Black Hills outdoor events slow down, however, events inside the walls of The Monument heat up. It’s time for a whole new season of fun.

One of the most popular events taking place over the winter season is the Rapid City Rush hockey team! The Rush is a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL, and their home games are played on the ice inside The Monument. Games usually take place on Friday and Saturday nights, and like most hockey games the atmosphere is electric. You don’t have to be a Rush fan to appreciate a good game of hockey, but there’s a good chance you’ll become one after attending a game. Check their schedule here and see if any games are going on while you’re in town!

Musical performance taking place at the monument in rapid city
The Monument


Winter is also one of the best times to catch a great concert at The Monument. Having hosted big names like Bob Seger, Luke Bryan and Elton John, this entertainment mecca will continue to bring in bigger and better artists thanks to their recent addition of the Summit Arena. 

Some of the biggest events in Rapid City take place at this event center like the Black Hills Powwow which celebrates the beauty of Native American culture with singers, dancers and artisans, and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo and Rodeo Rapid City showcasing livestock, PRCA rodeo performances, and a western shopping showcase. There is an event for everyone!

Performing a play at the monument in Rapid City
The Monument


The Monument always focuses on bringing quality entertainment to the region, for decades they have provided a Broadway Series line-up featuring shows like Jersey Boys, Beautiful: The Carol King Show, and Kinky Boots along with classics like Beauty and Beast and the Sound of Music! 

The Monument has been the entertainment hub of the Black Hills, and it continues to grow. The next few years will provide a brand new look and great opportunities to experience everything this facility has to offer. Whether it’s a concert, a play, a sporting event or a unique tradeshow or festival, indoor fun is right here in Rapid City. See the schedule of events that will be happening this season and stay connected to see what the future has in store!