COVID-19 Guest Information for Upcoming Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Events

Our top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in events being held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and prioritize our existing health and safety elements and protocols, as well as the precautionary guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

We have been coordinating with show promoters, event coordinators, along with federal, regional and local health officials to maintain safety and security for all of our guests and employees.  At this time the venue is not open to the public and there are no public events occuring.   As cancellations occur ticket holders will be notified and refunds will be given if the show meets refund parameters.  


We will continue to monitor the recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) response to and guidance about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). RPCC will follow the guidance of the CDC and the State of South Dakota about managing events accordingly. RPCC recommends that all RPCC event attendees follow the respective national agencies' travel guidance, including if you become ill to abstain from travel and not participate in public events.

For any of you who would like more information about the Coronavirus, frequently asked questions, or how to mitigate the transmission of the disease, we are providing the following links for your review: CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet 1 and CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet 2 and local information from Monument Health.

We are also taking additional precautionary measures throughout Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, including:

  • Cleaning staff and additional cleaning and sanitization processes and elements have been added to each event and cover all areas of the Civic Center.
  • Additional hand-sanitizer has been placed throughout the facility.
  • Signage and reminders for personal hygiene and handwashing have been placed throughout the facility.
  • Increased sanitization of public touch points, including elevator buttons, hand rails and door knobs.

In addition to all staff members here at the Civic Center, we also ask that all fans be aware of and use the following guidelines that have been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home to minimize the risk of exposure.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean your hands.

In addition to all staff members here at Civic Center, any guest who is feeling ill, regardless of their symptoms, should always refrain from attending public events.

Events Postponed

Youth and Family Services Annual Kids Fair - Moved to November 

State A Basketball Tournament - March 19-21 - Postponed 

West River Pool 8-Ball Team Tournament - March 20-21st - Postponed, New Dates TBD

Shen Yun - Postponed to March 23 & 24, 2021

Master Chef Junior Live! - Postponed until November 11, 2020

Faith and Hope - April 8th - Postponed dates TBD

NCEES Testing - Postponed until October 2020

Dakota Territory Gun Show April 17-19 - Postponed, Dates TBD

RCCA Presents Beginnings - The Ultimate Chicago Tribute - April 18 - Postponed TBD

Black Hills Dance Festival - April 23-25th - Postponed Dates TBD

RCPS Foundation's Evening of Excellence - April 27th - Postponed Dates TBD

BHSHRM April 28th - Postponed September 2020

Western SD Hydrology Event - Postponed, Dates TBD

Mayors Early Childhood Development Dinner - Postponed, Dates TBD

Academy of Dance Arts - Postponed to September 19, 2020

Mayfest - Postponed to October 3, 2020

Day of Excellence - Postponed to May 12, 2021

Mount Rushmore Mayhem - Postponed - July 31-Aug 2, 2020

South Dakota Youth Hunting Banquet - Postponed - Dates TBD




Events Cancelled

Rapid City Rush 

Festival of Bands - March 14, 2020

RightStart NextSteps - March 16, 2020

Strings in Concert - March 21, 2020

State A Basketball Tournament - March 19-21

West River Pool 8-Ball Team Tournament - March 20-21st

State AAU Wrestling - March 27-28, 2020

RCCA presents Sultans of Strings - March 31, 2020

Black Hills Black Hills Association of REALTORS® Membership Breakfast - April 1, 2020

Sweet Adelines - April 3-4, 2020

Trolls Live! - April 25 & 26, 2020

RCAS Prom - April 18, 2020

SD Secretary of State - April 30, 2020

Black Hills Black Hills Association of REALTORS® Membership Breakfast - May 6, 2020

SDSMT Graduation - May 9, 2020 (Virtual Graduation)

AP Testing - May 11-23, 2020

Black Hills Black Hills Association of REALTORS® Membership Breakfast - June 3, 2020

Black Hills Quilters Guild Quilt Show  - June 5-7, 2020

Chicago The Musical - June 5-6, 2020

5th Annual Rushmore Cup - June 3-7 & June 11-14, 2020

Gems Dance Competition - June 14th

LIfe Line Screening - June 16

Welsh - Haas Wedding Reception - June 20

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals - June 20

Living Proof Live - June 24-28

Post 22 Auction - June 27th

Black Hills Black Hills Association of REALTORS® Membership Breakfast - July 1, 2020

Black Hills Home Builders Association - July 10-12

Naja Shrine Circus - July 2020

RCAS Graduation Ceremony - July 26, 2020

United Way Day of Caring - Septermber 2020

94th Annual SDAHO Convention - Sept 23-25, 2020

He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate (BH Powwow) - October 9-11

Baby Shark Live! - November 17, 2020

Beautiful the Muscial:  The Carole King Story 


Crowd Restrictions

Beginning Monday, March 23rd, The venue will be closed to the general public.  However, business operations will continue.  If you need to make an appointment to visit with one of our staff we encourage you to contact us at 605.394.4115.