*At this time, most locations do not have COVID-19 protocols. Contact each venue for up-to-date information.
Summer Nights (May-August): Weekly downtown concert series with live music and street vendors.
Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony (May-September): View America’s Shrine of Democracy after sunset and listen to a park ranger speak about the monument’s history.
Hills Alive Summer Music Festival (July): Music festival featuring the best of Christian artists on two stages over two days.
Kool Deadwood Nights (August): Rock ‘n’ roll Main Street experience with classic cars, classic music and a parade.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (August): The world’s largest motorcycle rally, including scenic rides, concerts, entertainment and street food.
Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival (September): Cowboys, cowgirls and park rangers round up a herd of over 1,300 buffalo. Pair with Custer State Park’s three-day Arts Festival.
Pumpkin Festival (September): Downtown Rapid City’s biggest festival, featuring pumpkin catapults and weigh-offs, vendors and more.
Bierbörse Festival (October): Beer stock exchange, activities and polka music.
Black Hills Powwow (October): Native American dancers and drum groups gather for one of the nation’s largest powwows.
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