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Top Things to Do in the Black Hills in January 2020

  • Top Things to Do in the Black Hills in January 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020
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Jump-start your 2020 in the Black Hills and Badlands, where there is a month full of awesome things to do. Use this guide to maximize your fun this January.

Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo
Friday, January 29, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, February 6, 2021 (All day)

The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo ® is the second largest event in the state of South Dakota following the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. An estimated attendance of 331,000 people attend the ten day event held annually the last weekend in January to the first weekend in February.

First Day Hike at Custer State Park
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Start your year off right with a hike! Join us for the traditional 1st day hike at Custer State Park. Please dress for the weather

Park License is Required.

First Day Trail Hike on the George S. Mickelson Trail
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Location: George S. Mickelson Trail, Trailhead TBD

An introduction to snowshoeing and hike. All ages and abilities welcome! Call 605-584-3896 to reserve your spot. Trail Pass is required.

Jamin' the Peak Music Series at Terry Peak
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Jammin’ The Peak Music Series at Nevada Gulch Lodge & Stewart Lodge         

Red Dirt Music Festival
Friday, January 10, 2020 to Saturday, January 11, 2020

Now in its fifth year, the Deadwood Red Dirt Festival has fast become one of the biggest music festivals in the upper mid-west.

Downtown Rapid City Restaurant Week
Friday, January 10, 2020 to Saturday, January 18, 2020

The fifth annual Downtown Rapid City Restaurant Week celebrates Downtown's distinctive dining from Friday, Jan. 10 to Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Downtown Rapid City Restaurant Week is a collaboration between the Downtown Rapid City Business Group and participating Downtown Rapid City restaurants.

Burning Beetle 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Burning Beetle is a community celebration that focuses on our connection to the environment in the Black Hills. This project supports the arts in the local community and the development of an art installation to commemorate the changes occuring in our forest.

Breakin' the Winter Blues Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Got cabin fever?  We have the cure for it: Breakin’ the Winter Blues Chili Cook-off in Hill City, SD!

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Monday, January 20, 2020

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2019, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2020:

January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Deadwood Snocross Showdown
Friday, January 24, 2020 to Saturday, January 25, 2020

More than 150 of the top professional Snocross racers will descend on the historic town’s Deadwood Event Center (Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds), January 24 and 25 for a weekend of high-flying, high-speed, high-octane snowmobile racing.

K9 Keg Pull
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Calling all K9s! We invite all dogs to compete in this exciting winter race. Man’s best friend will be assigned a division based on their weight. Dogs will wear a harness attached to an appropriately sized keg to pull past the finish line. The fastest dogs in each class win!

Hike Little Spearfish Falls on the George S. Mickelson Trail
Saturday, January 25, 2020

A come and go event! Come and hike Spearfish Falls, meet neat people and Go when you are ready. The last group leaves Latchstring at 1:30 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Sunday, February 2, 2020

Add some sparkle to your mid winter by joining Lead area locals for their annual snow festival. Winterfest celebrates all things winter on and off the mountain. Jam packed with events and activities for all ages it’ll be more fun than you can handle!

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