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Experience the Best of May in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • Experience the Best of May in the Black Hills and Badlands
    Experience the Best of May in the Black Hills and Badlands
Updated: 
Friday, April 29, 2022
By : 
Alyssa

Spring is in full swing in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota. Here's all the events you need to celebrate mom and the month of May. 

Food Truck Fridays at Main Street Square
Friday, May 13, 2022

May 6th to July 29th enjoy some of Rapid City’s best food trucks at the Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Picnic tables and benches are available on a limited, first-come basis. However, we encourage guests to feel free to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy their meals on the lawn.

Tanya Tucker at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Friday, May 13, 2022

Edgy. Classic. Country. A defining voice of music and a modern-day legend, two-time 2020 GRAMMY® winner Tanya Tucker will take the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage on Friday, May 13th for a one-night-only performance.

Morgan Wallen at The Monument
Friday, May 13, 2022

Country singer/songwriter Morgan Wallen will hit the road in 2022, on his “The Dangerous Tour” with the final stop at Rapid City’s The Monument on Friday, May 13th with Special Guests HARDY & Larry Fleet.

Walleyes Unlimited Spring Walleye Classic
Saturday, May 14, 2022 to Sunday, May 15, 2022

May 14 - 15, 2022

Fishing Tournament

State Park: Angostura Recreation Area

For more information contact Fred Krush, 605.390.0567

50 boats

Raider Razzmatazz 5K
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Race Date: Saturday, 4-23-2022
Registration: on line only - closes at noon 4-22-2022
Race Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Raider Park
Price:
    Registration Fee: $25.00 (use your member ID to get the BHRC discount)
    16 and under: Free entry but no swag

Mooncats at The Custer Beacon
Saturday, May 14, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome back these folkadellic songsmiths from Beulah, ND - MoonCats are back at the Beacon!

Americonscious Campfire Folk, stemming from the heart of North Dakota. Music that gets ya grooving.

This show is free and open to the public

 

Flatland Cavalry at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Since their humble beginnings out in the Panhandle town of Lubbock, Texas, Flatland Cavalry has embraced their surroundings and rural West Texas roots. They’ll be bringing their brand of Southern Country to the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center on Saturday, May 14th.

Mother's Day Events

Take in the beauty of the Black Hills with mom at one of these Mother’s Day events.

Roam Free

There are even more events throughout May that will satisfy festival-goers curiosity and fun-loving spirit. Be sure to add them to your list.

Balloons and BBQ | Southern Hills Ballooning Association
Sunday, May 15, 2022

We have raised over $5,000 in donations from hot air balloon rides, tethers, and other balloon related raffles. We need to raise another $7,000 in order to fully fund the mural project. So, we are having another University Mural Fundraiser!

Food Truck Fridays at Main Street Square
Friday, May 20, 2022

May 6th to July 29th enjoy some of Rapid City’s best food trucks at the Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Picnic tables and benches are available on a limited, first-come basis. However, we encourage guests to feel free to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy their meals on the lawn.

Wood Belly at The Custer Beacon
Friday, May 20, 2022

More fabulous front-range bluegrass is coming the Custer Beacon!

We are delighted to welcome back Wood Belly!

About The Band

8th Annual Black Hills Sound of Silence Tesla Rally
Friday, May 20, 2022 to Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Custer Area Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring the Annual Sound of Silence Tesla Rally, where $5 million in cars make a road trip to Custer, South Dakota. The 2022 event is the eighth rally and still the only one of its kind in the United States.

National Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Location: Statewide

Frühlingsfest & Spring Market at Main Street Square
Saturday, May 21, 2022

It’s time to welcome warmer weather in the Black Hills at Main Street Square’s spring fest with local merchants, microbrews, music and more. A perfect outing for friends and families of all ages, our 21+ guests can also enjoy carefully curated flights and selections in our Beverage Garden.

BEER ’N BONES AMATEUR RIB COOK-OFF
Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Beer N Bones Rib Cook off hosted in conjunction with Fruhlingsfest. This event will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 starting at 8:45am MST and ending at 5:00 pm MST.

Rapid City Marshals vs Wyoming Mustangs at The Monument
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Proud members of the CIF (Champions Indoor Football), the Rapid City Marshals will compete with opponents from all over the upper-Midwest down through Texas in a 12 game season (6 home games) starting in March of 2022.

Deadwood Live! Open Air Music Series
Friday, May 27, 2022

*Season Tickets ON SALE March 23rd
Single Show Tickets ON SALE March 30th

Mahkoche Kin: The Land
Friday, May 27, 2022

Hosted by our Museum Team and lead by culture bearer, artist, performer, and Oglala Lakota College Faculty Member, Darrell Red Cloud, the program will teach visitors about the history and the importance of this land we call the Black Hills.

Food Truck Fridays at Main Street Square
Friday, May 27, 2022

May 6th to July 29th enjoy some of Rapid City’s best food trucks at the Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Picnic tables and benches are available on a limited, first-come basis. However, we encourage guests to feel free to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy their meals on the lawn.

Chelcie Lynn: The Tammy Tour at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Friday, May 27, 2022

The VIP ticket includes a post-show meet and greet, an autographed photo of Chelcie Lynn, and a VIP lanyard.

9th Annual Black Hills Shootout
Friday, May 27, 2022 to Sunday, May 29, 2022

Join us in Spearfish for tons of cornhole events crammed into 2 days! See the event at this link for more information. 

Black Hills Renaissance Fair
Saturday, May 28, 2022 to Sunday, May 29, 2022

Black Hills Renaissance Festival will take you on a magical tour through time and legend – 16th Century Style with a Fantasy Flair! Enjoy music, Renaissance themed entertainment and games.

Back When They Bucked—An All-Day Rodeo Event
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Back When They Bucked: An All-Day Rodeo invites you to a wild and wooly event!

Big Hill Trail Run
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Race Date: Sunday, 5-29-2022
Registration:  on line only - closes at noon on 5-28-2022
Race Time: 9:00 a.m. (both 5K & 8 mile)
Location: Big Hill Trail (south of Spearfish)
Price:
    Registration Fee: $25.00 (use your member ID to get the BHRC discount)

Deadwood Live! Open Air Music Series
Sunday, May 29, 2022

*Season Tickets ON SALE March 23rd
Single Show Tickets ON SALE March 30th

Rapid City Marshals vs Omaha Beef at The Monument
Monday, May 30, 2022

Proud members of the CIF (Champions Indoor Football), the Rapid City Marshals will compete with opponents from all over the upper-Midwest down through Texas in a 12 game season (6 home games) starting in March of 2022.

For a full list of events, visit BlackHillsBadlands.com/events.