Annual Heritage Days


The summer of 1999 marked the first of an annual August festival organized by Elk Point's many civic groups to celebrate the Expedition that brought Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery to Elk Point.

The first Heritage Days Festival drew visitors from eleven different states and involved participants from eleven different South Dakota communities.  

Dozens of tents and tepees dotted the Elk Point City Park as pioneer re-enactors performed for visitors and displayed their crafts.