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21 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • 21 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
    21 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills and Badlands
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Thursday, May 20, 2021
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The Black Hills and Badlands come to life in the summer season. With wildflowers in bloom and our favorite trails open for hiking and biking, those seeking adventures will find endless opportunities in our neck of the woods.

The longer days and warmer weather welcome outdoor concerts, lively street festivals and Wild West rodeo action throughout the region. Read on for a taste of the many events that make the Black Hills and Badlands a go-to destination all summer long.
 

Ongoing

Wild West Wednesdays Rodeos at Hart Ranch
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 to Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Get your “yee’s” and your “haw’s” ready for the 2021 Wild West Wednesday Rodeo series on the grounds of Hart Ranch Camping Resort every Wednesday night at 7PM July 7th through August 18th !

June Events

Wild Bill Days
Friday, June 18, 2021 to Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ronnie Milsap and Jo Dee Messina have confirmed for 2021 Wild Bill Days!
June 18 & 19, 2021

Wild Bill Days – Deadwood, South Dakota

10th Annual Sturgis Camaro Rally
Thursday, June 24, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Sturgis Camaro Rally is an all generation Camaro event featuring a show & shine, drag racing, auto cross,  poker runs, and much much more!  Camaro owners will get the chance to cruise through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota with their fellow Camaro owners while celebrating the n

40th Annual Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
Friday, June 25, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021

June 25th, 26th, 27th, 2021.

Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival
Friday, June 25, 2021 to Sunday, June 27, 2021

The festival includes (and encourages) local artisans, craftspersons, woodworkers, jewelers, candlemakers, food vendors and entertainers to participate in the festival. A children’s stage is also part of the event. The event takes place over three days on the last full weekend of June.  

Annual Black Hills Roundup
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 to Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Roundup is one of the oldest continuously held outdoor rodeos in America. For five exciting days surrounding the July 4th holiday weekend, thousands of regional residents, and people from across the country and abroad, come to Belle Fourche to celebrate.

July Events

Gold Camp Jubilee Days
Saturday, July 3, 2021 to Sunday, July 4, 2021

In 1926 Homestake Mining Company threw a party to celebrate 50 years of mining called the Golden Jubilee. In memory of that amazing event along with the specactular celebrations they threw we now organize the Gold Camp Jubilee event.

114th Annual Wall Celebration
Thursday, July 8, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021

Welcome to Fabulous Wall, Baby! It's time for the 114th Annual Wall Celebration!

Schedule coming soon!

Badlands Astronomy Festival
Friday, July 9, 2021 to Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Annual Badlands Astronomy Festival brings together space science professionals, amateur astronomers, educators, youth groups, South Dakota residents and visitors for a "stellar experience". Celebrate the beauty of a dark night sky and the wonder of space exploration.

Festival In the Park
Friday, July 16, 2021 to Sunday, July 18, 2021

Join thousands of locals and visitors for a festive stroll through Spearfish City Park, enjoying the sights and sounds of one of the largest and most popular artist events in the Black Hills.

Gold Discovery Days
Friday, July 16, 2021 to Sunday, July 18, 2021

1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer led the troops of the 7th Cavalry into the Black Hills and discovered gold near present day Custer. Colonel Custer and his men found wealth beyond gold in the beauty of the Black Hills.

Deadwood's 99th Annual Days of '76
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021

Days of 76 Event Complex, Deadwood, SD

August Events

81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Friday, August 6, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, August 15, 2021 (All day)

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, SD, usually during the first full week of August.

Central State's Fair & Rodeo
Friday, August 20, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, August 29, 2021 (All day)

The 76th annual Central States Fair IS ON! 20-29 Aug. 2021

Visit centralstatesfair.com and follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information.
https://www.centralstatesfair.com

Kool Deadwood Nites
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

2021 IS THE 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOOL DEADWOOD NITES!

2021 INFORMATION

Your vehicle must be a ’73 or older to register.

Hugh Glass Rendezvous Lemmon, SD
Thursday, August 26, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

Join us for the 7th Annual Hugh Glass Rendezvous on August 26-29, 2021 in Lemmon, SD as we remember the amazing story of Hugh Glass and his trek back to civilization.

Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ
Friday, August 27, 2021 to Saturday, August 28, 2021

DELICIOUS BBQ. REFRESHING BEER AND WINE. LIVE MUSIC AND A GREAT TIME.

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
Saturday, August 28, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

Please make sure to follow Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival on Facebook for the latest updates on the weekend of the event.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

15th Annual Sturgis Mustang Rally
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to Sunday, September 5, 2021

A WEEK LONG MUSTANG RALLY PACKED WITH RACING, CRUISES, CAR SHOW AND FUN EVENTS

IT'S NOT JUST A RALLY, IT'S A DESTINATION SPOT. TAKE YOUR MUSTANG TO STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA FOR YOUR ADVENTURE:

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

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