The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation can never thank you enough for another successful Kenadi’s Karnival & Silent Auction Fundraiser held on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  Our hearts are still smiling!

We greeted over 1,100 attendees and raised nearly $40,000 to help create an all-inclusive playground destination, which will welcome children of all abilities to learn, grow, and develop together without physical or social barriers.  From set up to tear down and everything in between, without you there would be no Kenadi’s Karnival.

Mark your calendars for next year’s event scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019.  If you would like to be a sponsor, host an advertising game booth, donate to our silent auction or volunteer, please contact us at

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

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We have several Game Booths sponsored by local businesses, clubs and organizations for the kids to enjoy, where everyone’s a winner!

10-10:20= Dr. Kari Bennett 12-12:20= Brent Steinbach 2-2:20= Officer Dustin Schumacher  
10:20-10:40= Dr. Samantha Figgins 12:20-12:40= Jared ‘Cappie’ Capp 2:20-2:40= Brock Anundson  
10:40-11= Kevin Moore 12:40-1= Calvin Dardis 2:40-3= Megan Rose Lafayette  
11-11:20= Andrew Rasmussen 1-1:20= Jess Eixenberger 3-3:20= David Riley  
11:20-11:40= Ashleigh Hoff 1:20-1:40= Dr. Devon Nelson 3:20-3:40= Kaitlin Erickson  
11:40-12= Steve Long- KEVN Black Hills FOX News Anchor 1:40-2= Officer Scott Jones 3:40-4= Kelly Weis-Schultz- Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation, President  

Seriously, hands down the cutest thing you’ve ever seen… Strider Bike Races!

Where’s the fun without a little friendly competition?!  The Strider Bike Races are designed to provide just that.  We offer a safe, fun, and slightly competitive atmosphere where children can show off their skills in front of a cheering crowd supportive of all riders.

We welcome back Dr. Jonathan Reth, who was a cyclist on the US National Cycling Team during the 1990’s, to conduct the races.  Ready.  Set.  Strider!


2-3 year-olds

4-5 year-olds

6+ year-olds

Special Needs will be determined by participation

Register any time before the races which begin at 1:00 PM



1880 Train Ride
Black Hills Party Pedaler Tour
Buffalo Jump Saloon & Steakhouse
Strider Bike
Elkhorn Ridge Resort Stay & Play Package
Spearfish Canyon Country Club
Scheel’s Gift Card
Pink 629 Gift Certificate

Meadowbrook Golf Course
Madame Peacock’s Beer & Bling
Star Spangled Batter
Jennifer Norrick Photography
Pottery 2 Paint
Reptile Gardens
Spearfish Canyon Lodge UTV Package
Matthew’s Opera House
Rockin’ R Rides Aspen Tunnel Trail

Rush Mountain Adventure Park
First Gold Hotel & Gaming
BURPee sets
Minnesota Vikings preseason tickets
Premier Surfaces kitchen remodel
Platinum Car Brokers auto detail
Hay Camp Brewing Co. growler fill
Custom-made Cigar Box Guitar
Anytime Fitness Membership

Silent Auction closes at 3PM


Crazy Woman Creek Band

On Stage: 10 am to 11 am

Born in the heart of the Black Hills, Crazy Woman Creek Band consists of John “Slim” Culbertson on lead guitar/vocals, Bonnie “The Crazy Woman” Manitz on bass/vocals, Jim “The Slug” Foley on guitar/vocals, Jarrett Weimer on guitar/vocals, Taryn Cook on guitar/vocals, Gillian Roda on drums/vocals and Bethany Friesen on violin/vocals.  They offer a Country sound with a Rock ‘n’ Roll backbone.

Heath Johnson

On Stage: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Heath Johnson is an Americana Country singer/songwriter from Spearfish, SD. He organizes the South Dakota Songwriters group and activities around the Black Hills area and puts together songwriter’s rounds for other local artists. His musical influences range from classic country, to modern Americana, folk, and red dirt music. Along with his solo shows, he is also the lead in an Americana Honky Tonk band named The Ruthless West.

Turquoise & Leather

On Stage: 1 pm to 2 pm

The acoustic classic country duo of Dan Coleman and Ja’net Persche are also part of the original music group, South Highway 85.  These two self-proclaimed country bumpkins from up north play some mighty fine toe-tappin’ music!

Jacqueline Ellen Kriebel

On Stage: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Jackie is a native to Rapid City.  She is a lover of the arts and involved in many ways.  You can find her playing guitar and singing downtown at restaurants and other venues.  She is involved in the Firehouse Theater where she performs in plays and musicals.  On the side she does large abstract paintings and recently illustrated her first children’s book.

Take a listen and enjoy her relaxed mix of chill, folk music.

We thank these fine musicians for sharing their talent on stage at Kenadi’s Karnival with all of us! Without them we’d be listening to a prerecorded playlist, and it doesn’t like applause nearly as much as they do!


whom we thank so much for their support