4th of July in the Black Hills | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

4th of July in the Black Hills

  • 4th of July in the Black Hills
Event Date: 
Saturday, July 4, 2020 (All day)

American pride. There’s no shortage of that commodity here in the Black Hills and Badlands of western South Dakota. We celebrate Independence Day in an epic way every year—and this year is no different.

Almost every town has a parade, and most of them have fireworks, too. Our small towns are proud to display their love of our country, each in its own distinctive way. Old West shootouts, cook-offs, car show ‘n shines, great music, picnics, ice cream socials, farmers markets, re-enactors, arts and crafts vendors. They fit perfectly with the endless beauty, six national parks and monuments, and world-class access to abundant wildlife that the Black Hills and Badlands boasts year-round and that make the region beloved by so many. 

We throw some of the best Fourth of July celebrations found anywhere in America. From the shrine of democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, to one of the nation’s most unique and best fireworks displays at Lead’s Gold Camp Jubilee over the Homestake open cut; from the City of Presidents sculptures on every downtown corner in Rapid City, to western celebrations at the famed Black Hills Roundup rodeo in Belle Fourche and Custer’s Old Time Country 4th Celebration.

The Black Hills love hosting an American birthday party, and everyone is invited!

Special events are being planned for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore National Park in 2020. Please check back for updates.

Read on for our complete guide to July Fourth in the Black Hills and Badlands. Or, view and download the Fourth of July Calendar.



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