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Experience the Best of February in the Black Hills and Badlands

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    Experience the Best of February in the Black Hills and Badlands
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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Black Hills and Badlands

The Black Hills and Badlands are bursting with events this February! See all the ways you can fight the winter blues in the region this month. 

Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo®
Friday, January 27, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, February 4, 2023 (All day)

Rapid City, South Dakota, becomes home to cowboys, horses and wild western action during this year's Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo®, Jan. 27 to Feb. 4, 2023.

Broncs for Breakfast
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Broncs for Breakfast event will feature 32 Ranch Bronc Riders "Riding as Ride Can Be" for 8 seconds. The Ranch Bronc Ride is different from the rodeo saddle bronc riding, as all contestants must ride in a stock saddle.

Stock Show Stampede Concert
Friday, February 3, 2023

Red Dirt Country is taking over the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds on Friday, February 3 for the 2023 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo®. The annual Stampede Concert combines a diverse trio of red dirt artists sure to craft a memorable evening of entertainment.

Winter's Fat Classic
Saturday, February 4, 2023

This is a night time Fat Bike race that starts and ends in Deadwood. The race will have a parade that starts across from the visitors center and rolls up downtown Deadwood. Two distances are available, a 24 mile and 15-mile option.

Black Hills Sports Show & Outdoor Expo
Friday, February 10, 2023 to Sunday, February 12, 2023

The not-for-profit Black Hills Sports Show & Outdoor Expo showcases over 100 dealers & vendors and is an event for the whole family.

Deadwood Mardi Gras Weekend
Friday, February 10, 2023 to Saturday, February 11, 2023

Don’t miss the best Mardi Gras celebration north of the Bayou! Come to Deadwood, South Dakota for a weekend full of free food, a parade, parties, and live music. Plus, there are special open container zones where you can roam from one Deadwood bar to the next.

Tour De Chocolate and Polar Bear Chili Cookoff
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Lookin’ for a little fun and excitement on a February winter day?
Head for Hill City February 12th!  Not only is Hill City’s Tour de Chocolate that day it’s also the Polar Bear Chili Cook-off!

Lead Winterfest
Friday, February 17, 2023 to Sunday, February 19, 2023

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!

Sundance Winter Festival
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Join in the extreme fun of skijoring with horses, wild tube races, and much more! The event will be held on Main Street, Sundance, WY. 

Deadwood Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Stroll
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Grab your Valentine, friends, or family and spend an afternoon in Historic Deadwood sampling wine, cheese and chocolate from around the world. Stroll down Main Street and stop by Deadwood’s many shops and restaurants.

Calamity's Shindig
Friday, February 24, 2023

No one threw a better party than Calamity Jane.

Annual 'Nemo 500' Outhouse Races
Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Nemo Guest Ranch & NAJA Shrine presents the 16th Annual Nemo 500 Out House Race & Chili Cook Off.       

Custer Restaurant Week
Monday, February 27, 2023 to Saturday, March 4, 2023

The 6th annual Custer Restaurant Week brings Custer’s vibrant food scene to life for several days of delicious dining. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Custer has to offer.

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

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