- Associated Press - Saturday, April 15, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A popular summer arts festival in Rapid City has been canceled for the first time in 42 years.

The Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2pD6d6l) that the West Boulevard Summer Festival at Wilson Park has been called off due to ongoing construction on nearby Mount Rushmore Road.

The two-day event in June typically attracts around 20,000 visitors and 100 vendors.

The festival has been a mainstay at the park since 1975, offering jewelers, artists, basket weavers and other vendors a chance to sell their products. Funds raised from the event are used to protect the West Boulevard Historic District, Wilson Park and the Wilson school playground.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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