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Special Events

Evening Lighting Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

May 26, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017

The evening program and lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial is offered seasonally from mid-May through September.

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Mount Rushmore Society Monumental Movie Night- North by Northwest VIP Ticketing

Sep 21, 2017 6:30pm

Join us for a Red Carpet Screening of Alfred Hitchcock's classic and historic film "North by Northwest", filmed in the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 1958.

VIP ticket-$100. Includes: 5pm "Academy Awards Style" reception in the Hotel Alex Johnson's ballroom/ valet parking/ reserved seating ticket on the main floor for film presentation. Limited to 100 people. First-come, first served basis.

General Admission-$25. Screening at North by Northwest with limited seating on main floor and balcony seating on a first come, first served basis.

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1880 Train Oktoberfest Express

Sep 23, 2017 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train!

Wilkommen to our German inspired event that brings together our favorite German foods, tasty seasonal beer and of course live polka music! When you combine all of this together with a scenic steam train ride through the Black Hills, you have the perfect outing for a group of friends, family and more.

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Victory Fest at Hay Camp Brewing

Sep 23, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Hay Camp Brewing Co is breaking in the new event space: Ursa Major. This annual fall beer festival is featuring beer, food, and music by releasing special beers and serving award winning food from CharQueterie. This ticket will assure you a plate for the hog roast. Expect barrel aged versions of the Victory Stout and the Transcendence. An American Sour Ale will also be making an appearance. Beer sold separately. Dinner will conclude with live music.

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Custer State Park Annual Buffalo Roundup

Sep 29, 2017 6:15am - 4:00pm

Feel the thunder and join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions). Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd.

The actual Buffalo Roundup will begin at 9:30 a.m. Guests must stay in the viewing areas until the herd is safely in the corrals, generally around noon.

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Oktoberfest in Deadwood

Sep 29, 2017 12:00pm - Sep 30, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West. Enjoy live German music, the annual Tour de Oktoberfest, free food and dancing. Bring the whole family and join us for the now famous “Wiener Dog Races" and Beer Barrel Games! This year's Polka Fest features music by Just Jim & Tammy and Julie Lee and the White Rose Band.

OKTOBERFEST 2017 IS SEPT. 29 – SEPT. 30 - MAKE PLANS!

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - TBD

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2017 Worlds Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics South Dakota

Sep 29, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017

Get out to Black Hills Harley Davidson to be a part of the Worlds Largest Truck Convoy hosted by Special Olympics for South Dakota!!

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Rapid City Truck Convoy for Special Olympics

Sep 30, 2017 7:00am - 1:00pm

We are excited to announce that the 4th annual Rapid City Truck Convoy for Special Olympics South Dakota will be at Black Hills Harley-Davidson this year! The Truck Convoy is an event that is held every September for drivers across the state and region to gather together to drive their big rigs on a designated route in an effort to raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. Many of these drivers are accompanied by Special Olympic athletes during this trek.

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2017 Fireball Run Adventurally

Sep 30, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Ticket Information - To get FREE tickets to the filming and your chance to be on TV, contact Todd @ tucker@visitrapidcity.com or go to Facebook and like RapidCitySports and send them a message with your ticket request!

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Crazy Horse Autumn Volksmarch

Oct 1, 2017 6:00am - 4:00pm

This autumn hike on Sunday, October 1 is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.

The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year). This family event is sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volksmarch Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial.

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