Calendar of Events

Communities in our Black Hills celebrate events as unique as the community itself, from Gold Discovery Days in Custer to the Film Festival in Hill City to Neutrino Days in Lead. Free outdoor summer concerts are held weekly in Rapid City, Spearfish and Belle Fourche.

Rodeos have a remarkable history in western South Dakota. Top rodeos in the Black Hills include the Day's of '76 Rodeo in Deadwood, the Black Hills Roundup in Belle held over the Fourth of July weekend, the Crazy Horse Stampede at Crazy Horse, the Mt Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City.

A bucket list event is the Crazy Horse Volksmarch when visitors get to walk to the top of Crazy Horse Memorial. Add to your Black Hills experience and plan your trip around one of our great events.


Lakota Nation Invitational - Rapid City

The Lakota Nation Invitational is one of the largest and most vibrant athletic events in South Dakota. Youth teams from all over the country will gather for friendly competition and recreational events in Rapid City December 18-21, 2019

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Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo - Rapid City

Celebrate our western heritage with South Dakota’s second largest event. The Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo, in Rapid City, features 96 agriculture related events, PRCA Rodeos, from January 24 through February 2, 2020. Make your hotel reservations early for this very popular event.

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ISOC Deadwood Snocross Showdown

It's a Wild West Snowdown – Daring high speed feats of snowmobile racing provide two days of thrills and chills. The Annual Deadwood Snocross Showdown comes to the Deadwood Events Center (Days of '76 Arena) January 24-25, 2020.

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Deadwood Mardi Gras

Let the good times roll, Deadwood style! This weekend full of free events will beat the winter blues. Live Zydeco music, Cajun food cook-off, Mardi Gras parade, and a Masquerade party & costume contest with $2,000 in prizes are the highlights of this event packed weekend February 21 - 22, 2020.

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Deadwood's St Patrick's Day Weekend

Celebrate St. Paddy’s in the Wild West with a pub crawl, the Leprechaun Olympics, a parade and music set for March 13 and 14, 2020. Deadwood’s annual Pub Crawl, held on Saturday, March 14, is the largest of its kind in the region, with well over 3,000 participants annually.

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Deadwood Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival

Indulge in a two day festival of fine food, wine, and distinctive brews at the Annual Forks, Corks, and Kegs, event in Historic Deadwood. Visit various venues to sample beer and wine from the around the country as well as Black Hills Favorites. April 3-4, 2020.

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Sturgis Camaro Rally

Sturgis Camaro Rally is an all generation Camaro event featuring a show & shine, drag racing, auto cross, poker runs, and much much more! Camaro owners will get the chance to cruise through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota with their fellow Camaro owners while celebrating the number one American muscle car, the Chevy Camaro.

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Black Hills Bluegrass Festival Sturgis

Enjoy three days of great music at a great location with the Annual Bluegrass Festival held at RushNoMore Campground outside Sturgis, SD. In addition to performances from a number of fantastic Bluegrass bands, there will be workshops, kids activities, crafts, and jams. The 40th Annual Festival is set for June 26, 27 & 28, 2020.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2020

Get your motor running for the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Spend your days touring the beautiful Black Hills and your nights partying with 450,000 of your best friends. From August 7 through August 16, 2020, motorcycle enthusiast from around the world roar into town for one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world.

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Kool Deadwood Nites

Kool Deadwood Nites brings car lovers together for four days full of classic cars, classic music and classic fun. It’s a 50’s and 60’s sock hop – Deadwood style. Enjoy a parade, show and shine and FREE concerts on Main Street featuring the biggest names in rock ‘n roll history. August 27 - 30, 2020 on Historic Deadwood Mainstreet.

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