Storybook Land Arts Activities

Available Activities


A wide variety of activities in the arts are scheduled during June, July, and early August at the Storybook Land Castle in Wylie Park. The summer is filled with theatre performances by the Aberdeen’s Storybook Land Theatre Company, musical entertainment by guest children’s performers, and numerous arts and crafts. The annual Storybook Land Festival at the end of July is a highlight of the year in Wylie Park.

Storybook Land Activities Summer 2017


All activities will be held in the Castle unless otherwise noted. The Optimist Club is proud to sponsor the Monday and Friday Storybook Land Activities. These weekly activities are free for the entire family's enjoyment.

Monday Activities


Activities begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Castle.  For preschool ages and up.
June 5
Face and Body Painting
June 12
Kaleidoscopes
June 19
Daniel Tiger Craft
June 26
Make a Dragon's Egg
July 3
Painting Fireworks
July 10
Slithering Snakes!
July 17
Bad Hair Selfies
July 24
Clifford Craft
July 31
Handmade Paper

Friday Activities


FRIDAYS WITH FRIENDS – NEW!
Wake up to Fridays at Storybook Land! Bring your families and friends out throughout the summer to enjoy music, dancing and lots of FUN! All shows start at 10:30 a.m. and as always, are free and open to the public! All ages.
Date: June 23 – July 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Storybook Land Musical Concerts At The Visitors Center


A series of three musical performances have been scheduled at the Storybook Land Visitor's Center. Come out to relax and enjoy these free concerts in air conditioned comfort. All ages.
Concerts are held at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Summer String Ensemble

-- Listen to pop and light classic selections from the Summer String Ensemble led by Ms. Nancy Ohnstad. This music is for people of all ages.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 -- The Dakota Sunshine Singers

-- This group will provide a variety of music from old time favorites to patriotic and inspirational. Sponsored by the Aberdeen Area Senior Center, the group has performed at community events, retirement homes, churches and for special occasions throughout northeastern South Dakota. Their music provides something for everyone.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -- Summer String Ensemble

-- New selections performed by the Summer Strings Ensemble and led by Ms. Nancy Ohnstad will surely delight young and old!

Contact Us


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center at (605) 626-7081.