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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
Updated: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021
By : 
Alyssa

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

June Events

Wild Bill Days
Thursday, June 16, 2022 to Saturday, June 18, 2022

Celebrate the life and times of one of Deadwood’s most famous gunslingers—Wild Bill Hickok at Wild Bill Days.

July Events

Custer Gold Discovery Days
Friday, July 15, 2022 to Sunday, July 17, 2022

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 100th Annual Days of '76
Monday, July 25, 2022 to Saturday, July 30, 2022

Truly the “Best Rodeo. No Bull”.  The Days of ’76 Rodeo has been PRCA Rodeo of the Year 19 times!
The 2022 Days of ’76 is Monday, July 25th thru Saturday the 30th, 2022.

August Events

82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Friday, August 5, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, August 14, 2022 (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 States Fair & Rodeo
Friday, August 19, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, August 28, 2022 (All day)

The 77th annual Central States Fair IS ON! 19-28 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 24, 2022 to Sunday, August 28, 2022

Kool Deadwood Nites brings car lovers together for five days full of classic cars, classic music and classic fun. It’s a 50’s and 60’s sock hop – Deadwood style. Enjoy a parade, show and shine and FREE concerts on Main Street featuring the biggest names in rock ‘n roll history.

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

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