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Top Things to Do in the Black Hills in January 2021

  • Top Things to Do in the Black Hills in January 2021
Updated: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
By : 
Cydney

Jump-start your 2021 in the Black Hills and Badlands, where there is a month full of awesome things to do. Use this guide to maximize your fun this January.

Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo®
Friday, January 29, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, February 6, 2021 (All day)

The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo ® is the largest annual agricultural event in the region, bringing over 300,000 ag, horse and cattle enthusiasts to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The 10 breeds of cattle sales bring the best genetics from over 300 consignors across 24 states.

George S. Mickelson Trail Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, January 16, 2021

Location: George S. Mickelson Trail -TBD- depends on snow

Learn to snowshoe or come along to enjoy the outdoors. Reservation are requested. Please call 605-584-3896 to reserve your spot on the walk.

Park License is Required.

Burning Beetle 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Burning Beetle is a community celebration that focuses on our connection to the environment in the Black Hills. This project supports the arts in the local community and the development of an art installation to commemorate the changes occuring in our forest.

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks
Monday, January 18, 2021

Come experience the national parks! On six days in 2021, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2021:

January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Spearfish Chinook Days
Monday, January 18, 2021 to Monday, January 25, 2021

Mountain Sports. Craft Beer. Local Food. Music. Arts & More!

Chinook Days will be the first celebration of the Spearfish world record of the fastest/greatest temperature change on January 22, 1943 caused by a Chinook Wind. 

Winterfest
Thursday, January 28, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

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!

Deadwood Snocross Showdown- Professional Snowmobile Races in Deadwood
Friday, January 29, 2021 to Saturday, January 30, 2021

The greatest show on snow returns to Deadwood January 29-30, 2021 as the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series hits the Black Hills for the ninth annual Deadwood Snocross Showdown.

K9 Keg Pull
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Calling all K9s! We invite all dogs to compete in this exciting winter race. Man’s best friend will be assigned a division based on their weight. Dogs will wear a harness attached to an appropriately sized keg to pull past the finish line. The fastest dogs in each class win!

George S. Mickelson Trail Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Location: George S. Mickelson Trail -TBD- depends on snow

Learn to snowshoe or come along to enjoy the outdoors. Reservation are requested. Please call 605-584-3896 to reserve your spot on the walk.

Park License is Required.

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

Black Hills & Badlands is prioritizing safe travel.

Learn more at BlackHillsBadlands.com/COVID.