Every June 5, South Dakotans celebrate 605 Day. The unofficial “holiday” was dreamed up by the South Dakota Department of Tourism in 2016 as a way to engage residents and encourage them to share their pride for the state. South Dakota is one of only twelve states with a single area code (605), a number that has become synonymous with our culture, so choosing a date to show appreciation for this place we call home was a no-brainer: June 5 (6/05) it was!
Downtown Rapid City charms locals and visitors alike with its mixture of history and culture. Compact and walkable, with a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants, not to mention a family-friendly vibe, there’s plenty to love. When Evergreen Media relocated from the northern outskirts of town to an energetic, creative space at 329 Main Street in the heart of downtown, we looked forward to immersing ourselves in the thriving downtown scene and being more accessible to both our vendors and the public. Our location provides staff with the perfect opportunity to explore (at least when the weather is decent). Naturally, we all have favorite spots, both during and after business hours. Here are some of our staff picks.