Special Events


Ag Day gives children and families a wonderful opportunity to learn about agriculture’s significance – in South Dakota and beyond. Our exhibits are exciting, educational hands-on activities – great for the whole family! A free lunch is offered, featuring South Dakota-made products.

Arts Night

Join us for this inspiring and important arts fundraising occasion to support the Washington Pavilion's programs and exhibitions. The evening includes a social hour, dinner, entertainment and auction. 

Sidewalk Arts Festival

The Sidewalk Arts Festival (SWAF) is a FREE outdoor event with over 260 vendor booths featuring the region’s best fine art, folk art and craft artisans.

CANCELLED: Design Challenge

CANCELLED: Compete in our annual Design Challenge! Each year, we will select a new theme. Gather your team of two to five students, register and join us in the fun!

Free First Friday

Join us for Free First Fridays, whether you are new to the area, new to the Pavilion or even a regular visitor! 

Spooky Science

Spooky Science is an annual fun, non-scary, family-friendly event hosted by the Kirby Science Discovery Center at the Washington Pavilion.