Events

1880 Train Holiday Express *Spiked*

Nov 23, 2018 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Experience the magic and a spiked hot cocoa as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole! each ticket includes: Train Ride, Spiked Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, Keepsake thermal cup, Assigned seating in adult only car and a visit with Santa.

This option available on the following trips only:

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1880 Train Holiday Express

Nov 23, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm

Experience the magic as you take a one hour, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and ride back to Hill City, taking time to visit with each child on the way. Passengers enjoy hot cocoa, a sugar cookie and a special story on the way to the North Pole. Santa hands out a special gift to each child on the return trip.

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Lakota Nation Invitational

Dec 12, 2018 11:59pm - 11:59pm

The Lakota Nation Invitational  (LNI) started as a small basketball tournament 42 years ago. Today, the tournament has grown to host 36 basketball teams, bringing 2,500 students and their families to Rapid City. A powwow, cheerleading competitions, wrestling, hand games, various knowledge challenges, art, and fashion shows are part of the long list of other events and activities that keep the week full of activities for spectators.

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Learning Forum Series

Oct 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the Journey Museum & Learning Center for its Fall Learning Forum series every Sunday from Oct. 7th through Dec. 16! 

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations

Upcoming topics:

Oct. 7 - The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum

 Oct. 14 - Black Holes

Oct. 21 - 150 Years at SDSM&T

Oct. 27 - Bill Groethe Unfiltered

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Turtle Soup Lecture Series

Oct 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Feed your mind and your belly with your busy schedule in mind at Turtle Soup! 

Enjoy good stories, good food and good company on select Friday's from Noon - 1 pm. Every Turtle Soup will feature a history lesson on historical figures and events that influenced the Black Hills history and include a featured soup from Angel's Catering.

Turtle Soups are included in a regular admission to the museum or are 1/2 off for members. 

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Storybook Island Christmas Nights of Light

Dec 7, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Storybook Island gets turned into a winter wonderland during the Christmas Nights of Light event. Check out all of your favorite storybook characters dressed up in lights for the holiday season. 

Hot Cocoa, Apple Cider and cookies from Eileen’s available for additional charge.

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Geeks who Drink!

Nov 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Prepare for the (free!) pub-trivia to rule them all. Think you're a smart-ass? Prove it. Lost Cabin is joining the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes revolution! Teams compete weekly for street cred, swag, beer and prizes. Bring your A game, come up with a solid team name (puns encouraged), and get here early to lock down a seat for South Dakota's first Geeks Who Drink® trivia night.

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December Art Night

Dec 14, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for our 3rd Annual UGLY SWEATER PARTY!

ART NIGHT has an open house vibe, come when you can and leave when you must. Free appetizers and drink specials throughout the evening.

Live music by Mike LeMay & Guests

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Scrooge of Deadwood

Dec 7, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER - - Mystery, Madams, Murder. Business as usual in Deadwood!  Can the spirit of the season touch the heart of the most despicable, ruthless man in town? Share the comedy and tragedy as we find out! Hosted at the Deadwood Comfort Inn, 225 CLIFF ST DWD catered by CHEYENNE CROSSING.  Live dinner music by Marv Barry. Full cash bar available.  Correctly guess the killer for a chance to win a  bottle of Black Hills wine.

Dinner @ 5:30 followed by the play!    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Performances are December 7, 8, 14, & 15 only. 

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Local Beer Night

Oct 22, 2018 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Celebrate South Dakota’s growing beer industry at Wobbly Bobby. Each Monday night, get $3 local taps!

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Firehouse Brewing Theatre presents: American Buffalo

Nov 23, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

In a Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable Buffalo nickel. These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three—Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing; and “Teach,” a violently paranoid braggart—is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams.

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Trivia at Contraband Distillery

Oct 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come out Thursday Night starting Oct 4th 2018 and play a little trivia at the areas NEWEST and HOTTEST Bar Contraband Distillery! Try one of there amazing drinks and sit back while we challenge your brains with a little trivia!! Great Prizes given away each night!! Hope to see you Thursday nights at Black hills Contraband!

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Saturday Art Markets

Nov 17, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm

We welcome you to join us at our Saturday Art Markets, your weekly holiday one-stop shopping extravaganza! Each Saturday from 12-5 we'll welcome a variety of Local Artists, hot drinks to sip, and the best Saturdays for your holiday shopping pleasure. 

Saturday Art Market Dates
November 17, 24

December 1, 8, 15, 22

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Custer State Park Festival of Trees

Nov 23, 2018 9:30am - 3:00pm

The Festival of Trees is an opportunity for local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals to display a tree at the Custer State Park Visitor Center through the holiday season. Participants must supply their own tree and decorations, and are encouraged to decorate their tree in a way that promotes their business or services offered.

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Winter Trail Rides

Nov 8, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Every Thursday, bike rides leave Hay Camp Brewery at 6:15 PM. Either M-hill or Skyline is chosen and the crew rides! Bring your headlamp or let Acme Bicycles know you'll need a loaner.

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Landmark Parade of Trees

Dec 14, 2018 6:00pm - 11:59pm

Experience the Magic of Christmas at Landmark Community Church!

We have over 60 beautifully decorated Christmas trees for you to enjoy at the old Governors mansion. Enjoy hot cocoa and hot cider, Christmas cookies, hay rides, live nativity, live music, ice skating.

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