Huron's 12,592 residents all agreeâ€”our community is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We invite visitors to experience all of the wonderful events, entertainment, and recreational opportunities we enjoy so much. The Huron Chamber of Commerce is always ready to help you plan an event as well.
Even if your visit is short, we promise you'll enjoy your stay and we hope you'll visit Huron again soon. If a more permanent stay is in your future, you can learn more about our community in Living in Huron and Moving to Huron . We look forward to meeting you soon!
The Murals on the Town project is a spectacular outdoor arts project. Using city buildings as its canvas, the community of Huron tells its story through colorful murals, which are easily visible to pedestrians and the passing traffic. The project was designed to improve the streetscape and to highlight the unique features of the City for public enjoyment. Revitalization, beautification and civic pride are all direct results of the mural project. Several murals present a visual history of landmarks and events in Huron's past with new murals added each year. Take a walk along the streets of Huron and see the city's past come to life. Perhaps you'll see some 'murals in the making'.
By Gregory Wimmer in 2004 (24' x 42')
Using actual photographs from the fair, the artist pays tribute to the long tradition both Huron and South Dakota have of hosting one of the largest agricultural fairs in the nation. Whether it is the exhibits, the entertainment, the competition or the food, there is something for everyone at the State Fair.Sponsors: This mural was made possible through donations from individuals, civic organizations and businesses.
By Paul Guivens in 2004 (8 - 6' x 6' panels)
The political philosophies which shaped the careers of Vice President Humphrey and Senator Pyle are cleverly integrated by the artist into this multi-panel mural which highlights both their roots in Huron and their respective places in political history.Sponsor: Grant funding through DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)
By Wei Luan in 2001 (180' x 18')
With the establishment of an U.S. Land Office at Third & Wisconsin, Huron became the hub for settlement of the James River Valley area. When the doors opened for business at 9am on October 9, 1882, a line of settlers hoping to file claims stretched east to Dakota Avenue and then north to Second Street. Many had arrived the day before and spent long hours waiting in line, while others, arriving on the train that day, had teams of horses waiting for the race to the office. William T. Love, at the forefront, was so intent on being first in the door that he stood with his hand on the knob & when the doors opened for business, he literally fell inside.Sponsors: In Honor of their parents, Dr. Paul & Carol (Tisdel) Hohm, their children and families, Marilyn, Dr. Richard and Dr. Robert present this mural to the City of Huron.
By Robin (Wollman) Coalson in 2003
The first of several vignettes planned to enhance the overall Murals on the Town project, this feast of flowers will tempt the viewer to walk up and select a stem from the buckets offered outside this street-side flower market. The vignettes are designed to provide the viewer with an unexpected visual experience, soliciting a second look and instigating conversation.Sponsors: Avenue of Flowers and Wheeler's Business Products
By Donna Lee Bartholow in 2002Sponsor: Community Improvement Commission
By Marilyn DeBoer in 2000 (8 - 8' x 10' panels)
A multi-panel mural based upon conversations between the artist and her grandmother about homesteading on the prairie.Sponsors: Ben Franklin Crafts, JC Penny's, Huron Community Improvement Commission, David and Judy O'Donnell, PB Sport's and Walker's Flower Shop.
By Marilyn DeBoer in 2003
For decades, Huron has enjoyed the tradition of a large community fireworks display each Fourth of July. Whether people spend the day swimming, barbecuing, golfing or taking in the car races, by the end of the day thousands gather in or around the Grandstand to delight in the spectacular tribute to patriotism and our nation's independence. Through the generosity of local organizations and individuals, this great family tradition will endure for generations to come.
Sponsor: Huron Elks Lodge and the Huron Sertoma Club
The community of Huron is rich with local talent and each year Huron welcomes various performers, bands and cultural programs to entertain residents and visitors. Art exhibits, dance performances, and live music are frequently happening at the many venues listed below. Check our calendar for complete list of current events.
The Huron Area Arts Council was organized in 1974 as a non-profit educational organization. Its purpose is to promote and encourage the development, appreciation, enjoyment and performance of the arts. Local artists represent music, dancing, painting, sculpture, photography, and other arts and activities. Meetings are conducted the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center, 939 Ohio Ave SW. For more information, contact President Spencer Nesson at (605) 352-4682 or email .
Fine Arts Center/Huron Community Campus is located at 939 Ohio Ave SW and has a theatre used by the Huron Arts Council, Huron Area Community Theatre, Huron Symphony Orchestra, and other groups for outstanding local productions. Call (605) 353-8518 for further information or visit our website .
The Huron Area Community Theatre is committed to providing quality live theater for Huron and surrounding communities, giving adults and families entertainment options to cultivate their interest in the arts. Our board of directors, casts and crews are comprised of your neighbors, friends , family members, local businesses, and the friendly people of the Huron community. Come check us out on facebook, just look for Huron Area Community Theatre. Visit our website for more information.
The Huron Concert Association arranges professional performing arts groups from around the US and abroad to perform in Huron. Local memberships purchased through the Huron Concert Association entitle a member to attend concerts in Pierre, Redfield and Mitchell. For tickets contact Brenda Rudebusch at 605-352-2272 or email here .
Huron Symphony Orchestra is currently the only community-based symphony in South Dakota. Organized in 1956, the symphony showcases talent from Huron and surrounding communities. The season consists of four concerts; fall, Christmas, winter, and spring. For more information and concert dates, contact Board President Patricia Erickson at 352-9488. The conductor is Dr. Robert Vodnoy.
James Valley Christian Stewardship Dinner Theatre For over twenty years, James Valley Christian School has produced the Stewardship Dinner Theater. Students and members of the community work together to prepare for this spring event. Some past productions include The Sound of Music, Pride and Prejudice, and Joseph. Performances are generally held in late March on the JVCS stage. For more information, contact the school at 605-352-7737.
Family Night in Campbell Park is held every Thursday from June to mid-August. Each summer hundreds of residents and visitors gather for an evening of free live entertainment. View Calendar. For more information please contact Lisa Wolf at (605) 461-0288.
The Huron Municipal Band is the oldest musical group in Huron. It has a long tradition of presenting free public concerts throughout the summer at Campbell Park as well as performing at many other events throughout the year. The band has a membership of about 30 performers ranging in age from 14 to 80 years.
For more information contact Beth Neitzert at 605-354-7713.
Huron Luxury Cinemas is located in downtown Huron offering four state-of-the-art theatres in one! Several movies are featured daily with matinees on the weekends. Call 605-352-6666 for movie listings. Complete Listing of Shows .
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