There’s A Lot Coming Up On South Dakota’s 2023 Calendar

100th Anniversary: Custer’s Gold Discovery Day | July 21-23 (Custer)

In 1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer led the troops of the 7th Cavalry into the Black Hills and discovered gold near present-day Custer. More information:

75th Anniversary: The Start of Crazy Horse Memorial/ Crazy Horse Volksmarch | June 3 & October 2 Volksmarch, June 4 Anniversary Celebration (Custer)

The bi-annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch is a 10K hike to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. More information:

Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo | July 2-4 (Mobridge)

The annual Sitting Bull Stampede in Mobridge is the major event of the year, with parades, carnival and rodeos. More information:

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally | August 4-13 (Sturgis)

The Rally is one of the world’s oldest and largest motorcycle gatherings, offering incredible riding, exhibitors, racing and concerts. More information:

Chislic Festival | July 28 (Freeman)

Small-town food festival based around South Dakota’s most popular dish – chislic. More information:

Black Hills Powwow & Art Market | October 6-8 (Rapid City)

Known as one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the U.S., the Black Hills Powwow attracts hundreds of dancers, singers and artisans, and thousands of spectators. More information:

Hike up close and personal onto Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. Photo courtesy of Crazy Horse Memorial

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