Black Hills Pride Location Announcement

Good Afternoon BHCFE Supporters,


We hope you are enjoying this beautiful day. We have an update for you on Black Hills Pride 2017. We are thrilled to announce that we have a new home for our annual Black Hills Pride festival. We are moving to Memorial park. Due to a new permits process that was not finalized until February and Memorial Park requiring special permits we were not able to announce our festival location until this week when we received notice of our overall event permit approval. Our new location will allow for a bigger and more visible entertainment stage, increased parking, and the opportunity for growth. We have a full lineup of entertainment, are hoping for 50+ vendors, and have four food trucks lined up for this year’s festival.  Please watch our website and social media pages for marketing and announcements on entertainment, vendors, and other important festival  information  We hope you are as excited about this change as well are. Mark your calendars and tell your friends to mark theirs for BCHFE’S biggest event of the year, the Black Hills Pride festival which brings together our LGBT community and its allies together in celebration.  Black Hills Pride 2017 will be held on Saturday July 8th at Memorial Park from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Warm Regards,


Sarah R. Keppen

Board Vice President, Black Hills Center for Equality (BHCFE), Inc.

Vendor Coordinator Black Hills Pride 2017


Sarah Keppen moved from Sioux Falls to West River South Dakota in April 2015 for a position at Regional Health. She works full-time as an Application System Analyst in the IT - Software Services department supporting clinical software applications. Sarah joined the Black Hills Center for Equality (BHCFE), Inc board of directors in October 2015. She spent her first year on the board as the Board Secretary. Sarah is currently the board Vice President She is a fierce advocate for LGBT equality. When she is not supporting the LGBT community, fighting for equality, or serving her customer's technology needs, Sarah enjoys traveling, the outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking, music concerts, foreign foods, and spending time with family and friends. Sarah is grateful for the continued opportunity to serve the LGBT community of Western SD. You can reach her at

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