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Make the Most of February in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • Make the Most of February in the Black Hills and Badlands
Thursday, January 30, 2020
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The Black Hills and Badlands are bursting with fun things to do in February. Check out the top events that will help you make the most of the month.

Winter's Fat Classic
Saturday, February 1, 2020

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.

Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Ranger-guided snowshoe hikes are scheduled for January 18 and February 8, 2020. Both dates include hikes at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All hikes will depart from the visitor center and follow the one-quarter-mile Roof Trail.

8th Annual Polar Bear Chili Cook Off and Minnow Races
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Lookin’ for a little fun and excitement on a February winter day?

Head for Hill City February 8th!  Not only is Hill City’s Tour de Chocolate that day it’s also the Polar Bear Chili Cook-off and Minnow Races event, coordinated by the Tin City Masonic Lodge!

Boots and Beer Festival
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Black Hills Stock Show® is pleased to bring back the Boots and Beer Festival for the 6th year. The event will feature live music and beer tasting of SD Breweries. Doors open at 6PM BUT the Beer Tasting will NOT begin until 7 pm.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

This festival of indulgence offers FREE chocolate tastings, local, handmade gifts for Valentines Day, art, jewelry, accessories, and-of course-CHOCOLATE!!

Finer Things in Life Chocolate Festival
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Get ready for the 6th Annual Finer Things in Life Spearfish Chocolate Festival. The Festival will benefit the Greater Good of the Black Hills and a portion of the Silent Auction will benefit The Nordic Ski Club.

Hill City Tour De Chocolate
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Tour de Chocolate comes again to Hill City, SD February 8th, 2020!  More than 20 area businesses will tempt you with treats, delights, chocolates and specials for your Valentine!

Black Hills Sports Show & Outdoor Expo
Friday, February 14, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020

WELCOME to the 37th Annual Black Hills Sports Show and Outdoor Expo- Feb 8-10, 2019
Adults $8, Kids $5, Family Pass $20- Admission is good for all three days. Hours: Fri 12-7, Sat 9-7 and Sun 10-4

Sundance Winter Festival
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Experience the extreme Norwiegen sport of skijoring (horses pulling skiers - at a gallop) on Main Street in Sundance!

Black Hills Winter Festival
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Enjoy a warm mug of mulled wine or warm hard cider and take part in the fun at the inaugural Black Hills Winter Festival at Prairie Berry Winery & Miner Brewing Company in Hill City, SD.
It's free, and open to everyone: Saturday, February 15, 2020!

1st Annual Lakota Food Summit
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to Thursday, February 20, 2020

The 1st Annual Lakota Food Summit is all about food sovereignty, tradition, culture and community education.  Topics covered by the speakers at this convention will include Food Sovereignty, Traditional Foods, Gardening, Nutrition, Food Processing, and so much more.  The Lakota Food Summit will a

Black Hills Film Festival
Thursday, February 20, 2020 to Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The 11th Annual Black Hill Film Festival, February 20th-25th, 2020 features more than 20 films including narrative and documentary films from South Dakota and around the world.

Mardi Gras Weekend
Friday, February 21, 2020 to Saturday, February 22, 2020

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.

Spearfish Challenge and Poker Tour
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bring your Cross Country Skis, Fat Bikes, or snowshoes and come try your luck at Big Hill! A Poker Tour is where you will have around 1.5 hours to cross country ski, fat bike, or snowshoe to 5 different stations to collect your poker cards.

Custer Restaurant Week
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 to Saturday, February 29, 2020

Make sure to join us, and all of the awesome restaurants participating in the 3rd Annual Custer Restaurant Week! We are excited for you to try some fantastic menu items and enjoy all the wonderful places our town has to offer! 

14th Annual Nemo 500 Out House Races
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Nemo Guest Ranch & NAJA Shrine presents the 14th Annual Nemo 500 Out House Race & Chili Cook Off.       

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