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2018 Mountain West Whiskey Festival

Mar 3, 2018 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join us for the 2nd annual Mountain West Whiskey Fest, March 3, 2018 at The Rushmore Hotel in downtown Rapid City, SD.

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Deadwood St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Mar 16, 2018 5:00pm - Mar 17, 2018 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 17, is the largest of its kind in the region, with well over 3,000 participants annually. Don’t miss it – book your room now!

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Mar 31, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

Grab your basket and hop down to Main Street Square on Saturday, March 31 from 11am-3pm for Eggstravaganza, featuring the area's biggest Easter Egg Hunt in Memorial Park, family-friendly activities, and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. For event details, visit

11am - Easter Egg Hunt in Legacy Commons at Memorial Park followed by other activities

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Forks, Corks & Kegs Food & Wine Festival in Deadwood

Apr 6, 2018 2:00pm - Apr 7, 2018 8:00pm

If you love fine food, wine and distinctive brews, don’t miss the 5th annual Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival, April 6 – 7, 2018 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.

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3rd Annual Rapid City Dark Sky Festival

Apr 20, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A family friendly dark sky festival. Explore the Lakota Universe with Craig Howe and view planets, stars and moons through telescopes with the Black Hills Astronomical Society and SD Space Grant Consortium.

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Black Hills Film Festival

Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018

The Black Hills Film Festival provides a window for the area to revel in film creations from across the globe.  Not only does the festival showcase the newest voices in independent film, but it also provides structured classes and forums for film artists to sharpen their craft and share their skill.  Classes are taught by notable film professionals and are free to participating filmmakers!

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Frühlingsfest & Spring Market

May 5, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sample a wide selection of craft beer from local and national breweries, while browsing dozens of local artisan booths and taking in live music at Main Street Square's fourth annual Frühlingsfest & Spring Market. The event is open to all ages. ID's are required to consume alcohol.

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Art & Wine Festival

May 12, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Street Square’s Art& Wine Festival returns for its sixth year with a new date, Mother’s Day weekend. Browse this hip and happy maker’s market, while tasting a variety of flavorful wine samples to the tune of live music. With wine glass, perusedozens of booths featuring an eclectic blend of handcrafted items, artisan designs, vintage treasures, and fabulous finds to inspire your creative soul.Before leaving, purchase your favorite wines at discounted prices. The event is free and open to all ages. IDs are required to consume alcohol. 

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Custer State Park Open House and Free Fishing Weekend

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Each Spring Custer State Park along with the rest of the state park system celebrates the beginning of another summer season with the annual Open House Weekend.

No charge!

Open House Weekend is held the weekend before Memorial Day weekend every year. During the weekend, guests can visit the parks for free and can fish without a license! Please note that camping fees still apply.

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Annual Black Hills Quilt Show & Sale

Jun 1, 2018 9:00am - Jun 3, 2018 5:00pm

The 2018 Quilt Show sponsored by the Black Hills Quilters Guild will be held June 1-3 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in beautiful downtown Rapid City. For our 44th year, we are looking forward to another great show and expect to have more than 400 quilts on display and about 20 vendors with quilt-related products. The show, one of the largest in the Dakotas, is a colorful feast for the eyes. The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is free.

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