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March Events That Will Get Your Sham-Rocking in the Black Hills and Badlands

  • March Events That Will Get Your Sham-Rocking in the Black Hills and Badlands
Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Springtime is just on the horizon in the Black Hills and Badlands and we're feeling lucky! Check out the top March events to help stave off the last of the winter blues.

Mountain West Whiskey Festival
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Schedule of Events

4:30pm – Doors open to VIP and Premium VIP ticket holders

5:30pm – Doors open to GA and Non-Sampling ticket holders

5:30pm-9pm – Sampling and Catering is open


Southern Hills Holistic Fair
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Come to this regional Holistic Fair to learn more about natural healing for mind, body and spirit! This event features a variety of vendors -- everything from holistic practitioners, readers, crystals, home decor and gift items -- all the tools you need to help you with daily living!

World Wildlife Day at Custer State Park
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Location: Custer State Park Visitor Center

Celebrate World Wildlife Day with Custer State Park. A biologist will be giving talks all cool animals such as Fishers, Big Horn Sheep, Bison and more. There will also be a telemetry demonstration and as always fun for the kids.

Custer Moon Hike
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Location: Tatanka Barn - Game Lodge Campground

Come view the moon at Custer State Park! This Naturalist-led hike will introduce you to the nocturnal happenings of the Park.

Park License is Required.

St. Patricks Day Events

Whether you're on the lookout for gold, a lucky shamrock or a good pint of beer, there's a St. Patrick's Day event for every leprechaun! Dig out your green get-ups and take a look at the best St. Paddy's Day celebrations in the Black Hills and Badlands.

St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Friday, March 13, 2020 to Saturday, March 14, 2020

Celebrate St. Paddy’s in the Wild West with a pub crawl, the Leprechaun Olympics, a parade and music. Deadwood’s annual Pub Crawl, held on Saturday, March 14, is the largest of its kind in the region, with well over 3,000 participants annually.

28 Below Fat Tire Race
Saturday, March 14, 2020

The 28 Below Fatbike race is a 50k lolly-pop loop with around 2,800 ft of climbing.

Black Hills Putt n Pub
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Support adults with disabilities by putting your way through Downtown Rapid City's local pubs! This 9-hole miniature golf course features golf holes sponsored and created by local pubs--all within walking distance of the downtown area.

Irish Beer Brunch
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Celebrate the season with an Irish Beer Brunch March 15 at 11 a.m. at The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery.

Leprechaun Leap 5k
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Come join us for our fifth 5K of the 2019-2020 series! The Leprechaun Leap 5K will begin at the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery parking lot. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m. Refreshments/snacks will be proved by Creekside Bean & Vine!


13th Annual Hill City Antiques Railroad Show & Sale – CANCELLED
Saturday, March 21, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020

This event has been cancelled for 2020. Please see the Visit Hill City website for more information.

Calling lovers of all things antique and vintage and did we say–railroad related, too?!

Motorcyle Events

We still have months to go before the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally floods the region with bikers from all around the globe, but the Black Hills is still motorcycle country. 

Black Hills Motorcycle Show
Saturday, March 14, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020

The 32nd Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Show will take place March 14th-15th, 2020 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, SD.

4GMX Motocross
Saturday, March 14, 2020

The 4Gmx Indoor Winter Motocross is held at the James Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Motocross enthusiasts from Pee Wees to Vets are encouraged to enter and spectators are always welcome!

Race Day Schedule


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

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