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.


Deadwood Craft Beer Festival

Enjoy craft beer paired with samples of unique bacon dishes on April 26 – 27, 2019. Ticket holders receive an event pass, tasting card, schedule and an open container cup.

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Black Hills Film Festival - Hill City

The Annual Black Hills Film Festival, set for May 1 - 5, 2019, is a multi-community showcase for independent films and film as an art form. Films will be shown in Rapid City, Hot Springs and Hill City.

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Crazy Horse Volksmarch - Custer

The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is unique bi-annual event that brings you face to face with a Black Hills legend. With more than 10,000 participants in a typical year the Crazy Horse Volksmarch is one of the most popular organized hikes in the United States.

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch - Hill City

Ride 'em cowboy and cowgirl! Have a wild west good time at the Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch June 8 and 22, August 8 and 17 and September 1, 2019. All Rodeos run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

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Deadwood Wild Bill Days

Two days of free concerts on Historic Deadwood's Mainstreet, gold panning demonstrations, and DockDog competitions are some of the features of this weekend paying tribute to Deadwood’s most famous citizen. June 14 and 15, 2019.

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Crazy Horse Memorial Night Blast in June

"Light up your evening with the Annual Night Blast in honor of Ruth Ziolkowski (1926-2014) and to commemorate the 141st anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn (1876)."

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The 100th Black Hills Roundup!

Don't miss the 100th annual Black Hills Roundup featuring four PRCA Rodeos, the area's largest Fireworks Show in July 3 & 5, a cattle drive on July 2 plus carnivals and concerts! Action starts June 30 and runs through July 7.

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3 Wheeler Rally Deadwood

Six days of activities showcase the beautiful Black Hills Region for 3 wheeler enthusiasts. Trike riders gather in Deadwood to see the sites and socialize with other 3 wheeler enthusiasts.The rally features destination rides, barbecues, socials, vendors, and a Trike Show and Shine. Organized by First Gold Hotel & Gaming July 12-17, 2019.

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Black Hills Corvette Classic - Spearfish

Each year over 400 Corvettes embark on the pilgrimage to join the caravan from Sioux Falls to Spearfish. July 17 - 20, 2019 marks the 48th year of the Classic. Registered participants share four jam packed days of touring, racing, seminars, and other events with fellow Corvette enthusiasts.

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Deadwood Days of '76 Rodeo and Parade

Celebrate Deadwood History with the Days of '76 Rodeo from July 23 through the 27 and historic Days of '76 Rodeo parade at 1:20 pm on Friday and 10:00 am on Saturday. Truly the "Best Rodeo. No Bull".

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2019

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 3 through August 12, 2018, 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

Party like it's 1959! Classic car lovers gather to celebrate the cars and music of the 1950s & 1960s for four days of classic fun. Enjoy car shows, live music, parties, and poker runs through the Black Hills. August 22 - 24, 2019 on Historic Deadwood Mainstreet.

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Crazy Horse Memorial Night Blast in September

"Light up your evening with the Annual Night Blast A blast in observance of Crazy Horse’s death (1877) and the 109th birth date of sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982)."

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Deadwood Jam

Rock, reggae and blues: hear the headliners and discover the up and comers at the 28th Annual Deadwood Jam, the premier Black Hills Music festival since 1990. Deadwood Jam features top talent as well as rising starts and local talent. September 13-14, 2019.

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Custer State Park Buffalo Round & up Arts Festival

Feel the thunder at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup on Friday, September 27. Watch cowboys, cowgirls and park rangers as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo. Be sure to plan for plenty of time at the three-day Arts Festival, September 26-28. On Friday, parking lots open at 6:15 a.m. Early arrival is recommended.

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Wild West Song Writers Fest 2019

It's country, pop, rock and even "Rockabilly," the Wild West Songwriters Festival is one of the most unique of its kind and set in one of America's most historic landmarks. Hosted along Main Street Deadwood and inside The Deadwood Mountain Grand, hit songwriters will gather together for three full days of performances, panels and parties. The annual event features both return performers and fresh new faces.The Wild West Songwriter's Festival is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the lyrical creation of some of today's hit songs, and the writers who penned them. 2019 event takes place October 10, 11 & 12.

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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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