Festivals

Deadwood Mardi Gras

Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019

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.

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Mountain West Whiskey Festival

Mar 2, 2019

The 3rd Annual Mountain West® Whiskey Festival is March 2, 2019, at the Rushmore Hotel in downtown Rapid City, SD.  Spend the evening with industry experts and whiskey connoisseurs alike at the Black Hills premier whiskey experience.  The festival features a wide variety of different whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches to sample, upscale catering and a live concert, all in the heart of downtown Rapid City.

must be 21 to attend | please drink responsibly 

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Deadwood St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Mar 15, 2019 5:00pm - Mar 16, 2019 10:00pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Wild West with a pub crawl, the Leprechaun Olympics, a parade and music. Deadwood’s annual Pub Crawl, held on Saturday, March 16, is the largest of its kind in the region, with well over 3,000 participants annually. Must be 21 to participate.

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Cultural Expo

Mar 30, 2019 10:30am - 2:30pm

The general public is invited to attend the Expo on Saturday, March 30 between the hours of 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. 

Cultural displays from around the world and in the US will be exhibited both days. There is no charge to visit the exhibits. 

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Creative Quilt, Art, & Craft Market

Apr 5, 2019 5:00pm - Apr 6, 2019 3:00pm

The Black Hills Quilters Guild is proud to introduce this NEW upcoming event featuring finished quilts, art and craft projects, and supplies to make your own. 

Sneak Preview - Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm $3.00 admission
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm $2.00 admission

Admission to be paid day of the event(s) no presale.

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Forks, Corks & Kegs: Food & Wine Festival in Deadwood

Apr 5, 2019 2:00pm - Apr 6, 2019 8:00pm

If you love fine food, wine, and distinctive brews, don’t miss the 6th annual Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival, April 5 – 6, 2019 in Historic Deadwood. Sample a variety of beer and wine from all across the country, as well as your Black Hills favorites as you make your way to various tasting venues across town. Each location will feature their chef’s finest culinary creation paired with the perfect complimentary beverage.

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Eggstravaganza

Apr 20, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grab your basket and hop down to Main Street Square for Eggstravaganza, featuring the area’s biggest Easter egg hunt in Memorial Park, family-friendly activities, and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. There is something fun for everyone in the in the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, with inflatables, the Main Street Square Fun Express train, face painting, games, and more. 

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Frühlingsfest & Spring Market

May 4, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm

Beer enthusiasts, celebrate beer at Main Street Square's sixth annual Frühlingsfest. Try a selection of beers beginning at 11:30 a.m., including craft beer from local breweries, shop the Spring Market featuring local food vendors, handmade artwork, and specialty goods, enjoy live music, and more. The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol.

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Kids' Carnival

Jun 1, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the fun at Main Street Square! Families can enjoy an afternoon filled with kid-friendly games, crafts, entertainers, train rides and educational booths. Kids' Carnival is held in conjunction with Regional Health and Kohl’s Cares "Don't Thump Your Melon" Program, which provides helmets to those in need, proper fitting of helmets, and bicycle safety education. Splash through the interactive fountain for a quick cool down. 

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Find Your Park Festival

Jun 8, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8, 2019!

Jewel Cave National Monument is once again teaming up with surrounding park sites and other public lands to encourage visitors to #getoutside. If you are looking for trails to hike, programs to attend places to camp, or simply want to know more about recreational opportunities ... this festival is for you!

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