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September 28, 2016 - October 1, 2016 @ Northern State University/Main Street Aberdeen for Gypsy Day Parade
Each fall, maroon and gold fever takes over the campus and community of Aberdeen during Northern State University's annual homecoming celebration, Gypsy Days.
The weeklong celebration draws many alumni back to Northern for a full slate of fun events. The festivities also include the crowning of a Gypsy Day queen and marshal. Northern students decorate business windows all around Aberdeen with Wolves-themed paintings.
The week culminates in the largest parade in South Dakota: the annual Gypsy Day Parade, which draws about 200 groups from South Dakota and surrounding states, including floats and marching bands. The week also features Northern football, volleyball and soccer games.
October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Downtown Aberdeen
NSU's homecoming week culminates in the largest parade in South Dakota: the annual Gypsy Day Parade, which draws about 200 groups, including floats and marching bands, from South Dakota and surrounding states.
September 30, 2016, 7:00 PM - October 6, 2016, 9:15 PM @ Capitol Cinema
My Many Sons follows the true story of legendary basketball coach, Don Meyer (Judge Reinhold), who, despite becoming wheelchair-bound after a nearly fatal car wreck, passed Bobby Knight to become the most winning basketball coach in NCAA history.
October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Northern State University - Barnett Center
Join in the 5k Road Race and 1mi Walk before the Gypsy Day parade. All proceeds will go towards the Jason Shephard Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit an NSU track and cross country student-athlete majoring in Health and Physical Education.
Entry fee includes a t-shirt and entry for door prizes and awards.
May 31, 2016, 9:00 AM - October 2, 2016, 5:00 PM @ Dacotah Prairie Museum
Artwork by Christine Rawstern of Aberdeen, SD entitled "An Eagle Flies". An exhibit of superb acrylic paintings from an artist that is new to painting but no novice to creative and artistic pursuits.
October 2, 2016, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Johnson Fine Arts Center
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought after big band in the world today for both concert and dance engagements. Still considered the greatest band of all time, its unique sound is loved by almost everyone who enjoys dance music..
October 2, 2016, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Centennial Village
Enjoy this fall tradition of picking your own pumpkin along with other activities including pumpkin painting, barrel train rides and face painting. Hot dogs and pop will be sold at this event. An adult is requested to accompany children.
The Pumpkin Patch is for children ages 10 years and younger.
This event is sponsored by the Aberdeen Optimist Club.
October 3, 2016, 8:00 AM - October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Moccasin Creek Country Club
October 5, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ NSU Beulah Williams Library Rotunda
Session led by Gayle Bortnem and Andria Moon
October 6, 2016, 8:00 PM - 11:58 PM @ Pounder's
Live trivia every Thursday night at Pounder's for your chance to win tons of prizes, and $20 or $40 bar cash. Drink specials available from 8pm-10pm.
October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 11:58 PM @ Downtown Aberdeen
If you are a fan of Journey, REO Speedwagon, or Styx, then you have a new favorite band pumping out GREAT MUSIC: Arch Allies!
Arch Allies is a timeless tribute band centered around making classic rock sing alongs with dynamic vocals, huge guitars, dashing keyboards and powerful drums. This tribute band is making waves as THE national touring tribute show in North America. Arch Allies has performed from Florida to Washington state and from Mexico to Canada.
October 8, 2016, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Aberdeen Civic Arena
Aberdeen Oktoberfest celebrates our region's German/Russian heritage with Bavarian culture, music, dancing, food, beer, and wine. Activities include a German breed dog parade, dachshund races, and a Root Beer Garden Children's area with face painting, crafts, and inflatables. There will be contests for stein-holding, best costumes, and yodeling, as well as a craft beer tasting event.
October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ The Oil Room
Description of Event Did you know that living a healthy lifestyle helps lower your risk of breast cancer? That's why Sanford Aberdeen invites you to get up, get active and join us for a pink yoga class with Ruth Gough on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at The Oil Room. The $5 class fee will be donated to the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. Join us for this fun, healthy class and learn more about what you can do to reduce your breast cancer risk. Mat space is limited, so reserve your space by calling 725-2600.
October 10, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Holgate Middle School
Remembering the Fab Four! That's what this Beatles tribute band is all about. From their convincing Liverpudlian accents and Beatles wit to their pointed boots and totally fab gear, what you'll experience during their show is pure magic. It's like seeing the Beatles in concert for the first time! The four lads joined in 1993 and have performed more than 1000 shows across the United States and abroad. Over the years the group has had the privilege of sharing the stage with such notable acts as the Beach Boys, Jay Leno, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Carrie Underwood, America, Glen Campbell, the Temptations, The Commodores, The Mandrell Sisters, Badfinger and others.
October 12, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ NSU Beulah Williams Library Rotunda
Session led by Al Novstrup, Dan Kaiser, and Drew Dennert
October 13, 2016, 8:00 PM - 11:58 PM @ Pounder's
October 13, 2016, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Johnson Fine Arts Center
The NSU Marching Band will host an indoor concert to help raise funds for the bands tour to march at the Pearl Harbor memorial parade.
October 13, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ NSU Barnett Center
Casual Drop In Join us for a closer look at the Aberdeen Swim Club - A sport for everyone! Meet our coaching staff, parents & board members! Learn about the program and Bring your swimsuit for a FREE in water skill evaluation! Sign up for our 2-week free trial beginning September 14, 2016. We have a Certified Coaching staff with competitive swimming background and experience.
October 14, 2016, 5:00 PM - 11:58 PM @ Dakota Events Center (DEC)
Fundraiser for the local chapter of Pheasants Forever. Event includes raffles, games, prizes, auction and dinner.
October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center
Description of Event The staff at Sanford Aberdeen Women’s Center invite you to our first annual balloon release and memorial service on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center. We welcome those who have been touched by infant loss, miscarriage, stillbirth or loss of a child. Parents, grandparents, siblings and relatives are all welcome on this special day of remembrance. Please join us for this informal gathering where your loved one will be remembered and celebrated. We would be honored to have you attend. Refreshments will be served, along with a balloon release in the courtyard come rain or shine.
October 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Old Milwaukee Railroad Depot
See one of the most unique model railroad exhibits in the United States. There are 5 operating model railroads in two rooms. Trains with over 50 cars run on a 45' "HO" scale layout. There are also 2 Lionel type layouts, a "N" scale layout and a small "ho" layout.
October 19, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ NSU Beulah Williams Library Rotunda
Session led by Cory Heidelberger, Nikki Bootz, and Brooks Briscoe
October 20, 2016, 8:00 PM - 11:58 PM @ Pounder's
October 21, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Storybook Land/Wylie Park
A traditional Halloween event being held Friday and Saturday in Storybook Land and Wylie Park. This is a thrilling, chilling and exciting Halloween event for youth and adults of all ages. A special matinee performance for younger children will be held Saturday afternoon with ticket sales from 1-3 pm, which includes trick or treating with the Haunted Forest characters. The evening performances will begin at 6:30 pm with ticket sales ending at 10:00 pm. Tickets are sold at the Wylie Park Pavilion.
October 21, 2016, 8:00 AM - October 22, 2016, 6:00 PM @ Aberdeen Central High School
October 22, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Plymouth Congregation UCCA Church
Fall Bazaar with vendor booths, homemade rolls & coffee, luncheon with homemade pies, bake sale, crafts, dishcloths, pecans and other assorted nuts.
October 22, 2016, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Best Western Ramkota Hotel
Don't miss the 2016 Hub City Radio Shoppers Delight Saturday, October 22nd from Noon-5pm at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Aberdeen. Grab your friends and your favorite beverage from Minervas and shop great area vendors. See a full list of vendors at HubCityRadio.com/ShoppersDelight and be sure to like the event on Facebook!
October 22, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storybook Land/Wylie Park
October 22, 2016, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Storybook Land/Wylie Park
October 24, 2016, All Day @ DEC
This annual event honors supporters of the Aberdeen Catholic School System. Entertainment provided by our award-winning Cavalier Marching Band.
October 26, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ NSU Beulah Williams Library Rotunda
Session led by Courtney Waid-Lindberg, Josh Frachiseur, and Steve Usitalo
October 27, 2016, 8:00 PM - 11:58 PM @ Pounder's
October 28, 2016, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ NSU Barnett Center
The 2016 Culturefest is a one-day celebration of the food, dress, customs and celebrations of a variety of cultures.