The Stock Show and Rodeo is a favorite Black Hills Event! Cowboys and Cowgirls come from all over to participate in the events. PRCA rodeos, cattle shows and sales, team roping, AQHA show, ranch horse competition, horse sales, and Sheepdog trials. Many vendors come from all over the country to show off their stuff for sale too! Held at the Civic Center in Rapid City.
Mardi Gras is a non stop fun party held every year in Deadwood! Expect to find parades, costume contests, parties and plenty of live music and entertainment. Cajun food cook off is a popular event. This year there is a masquerade party at the new Deadwood Mountain Grand. Save room in your bags for all the beads!
Enjoy Custer State Park for their open house weekend. Get free entrance and free fishing, with no fishing licenses required this weekend only! Great and cheap way to get to see the Park and all of it's gorgeous wildlife! The Park always has lots of really great programs scheduled for this weekend too.
Only 2 days of the year are you allowed to get up close and this personal with the Crazy Horse Monument. A local favorite Black Hills Event for sure!
The locals aren't the only ones to enjoy this, people come from all over to participate in one of the largest organized Volksmarches in the World! Great hike sure to wear you out, but at the top it is quiet rewarding to see this behemoth this close, and the views are spectacular!
New! In 2013 they started an Autumn Volksmarch, and they have announced dates for 2014!
Crazy Horse Autumn Volksmarch
Sept. 28 and 29
Sept. 28th and 29th, will be the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. Admission to Crazy Horse Memorial is Free* to hikers. The hike fee is $3 per person, charged by the American Volkssport Association for the 10K (6.2-mile) round-trip hike from the visitor complex. This hike does NOT replace the Crazy Horse Volksmarch in June. (That is straight from the Crazy Horse website!)
A huge annual event in our area! Thousands of people flock to our downtown area to witness this Christian event that lasts for 3 solid days!
Top Christain music concerts performed by the likes of Jeremy Camp, Selah and Big Daddy Weave always have the crowds rockin!
Best of all? It is a free event!
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