Have become town events. Belle Fourche (SD), the town we stay in with friends, has their “Hometown Thursdays” throughout the summer months. Such events are totally family friendly and give folks the chance to relax in an atmosphere of music, children’s activities and neighbors on the closed off streets of the business district. Just what is needed to reconnect with others. This image was taken from the Rapid City Journal, as we missed out on this event……this time!!!
In Rapid City, their version is called “Summer Nights” and runs from the summer months through Fall (also on Thursday evenings). The locale is the downtown mall area but it spills into “Art Alley”…a one block alley that began with graffiti done, as most (by definition) is, in the dark of night, but has, now, gained credible recognition and is celebrated in this new tradition. You can read more about it’s beginnings here. Following are some photos I/we took…. Closing this chapter of our trip. And, yes, there’s more!!!!!