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Summer Fun is Still in Your Reach for the Best August in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • Summer Fun is Still in Your Reach for the Best August in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Summer Fun is Still in Your Reach for the Best August in the Black Hills and Badlands
  • Summer Fun is Still in Your Reach for the Best August in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Summer Fun is Still in Your Reach for the Best August in the Black Hills and Badlands
Updated: Thursday, August 8, 2019
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Alyssa

The Black Hills and Badlands are chock full of summer events for the entire month of August. The world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is returning for its 79th year, there will be several rodeos and fairs, including the Central States Fair, the biggest car shows and more. 

Whether you're ready to ride your hog through the Hills, attend big-name concerts, or fly high with the Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Black Hills and Badlands is the place to be.

79th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Since 1938, Sturgis, South Dakota has been home to one of the largest, most well known, and best motorcycle rallies in the world. During the first twelve days of August, South Dakota will be flooded with over 500,000 bikers from all across the globe, and we know where to find the most thrilling rides and the loudest concerts with the biggest names.

If you're someone who likes the roar of engines and the smell of gasoline, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the party for you! For a full list of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally events, check out the link below. 

Fairs and Rodeos

There's something about fairs and rodeos that undeniably says summer. Maybe it's the lemonade and funnel cakes of the fairs or the smell of dust in the air when a bronc rider goes flying through the gates that speak to you, but whatever it is, you'll find it in the Black Hills and Badlands this August!

The Fun Continues

Other must-attend events include the Badlands Heritage Celebration, the captivating Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival and a chance to enter your favorite National Parks for free.

With the biggest parties, the best concerts and events you'll be talking about for years, we have everything to make the best of August!

For a full line up of festival and events in the Black Hills and Badlands, visit our Events Calendar.

About the Author

Alyssa is a Chadron State College graduate with deep roots in the Black Hills and Badlands. As an English Major, she has a passion for writing, people, animals, stationary, and (of course) South Dakota. Her friends often describe her as loyal, funny, and someone who always keeps things interesting. 

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