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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events


Forks, Corks & Kegs Food & Wine Festival
Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8, 2017

Fine food, wine, and distinctive brews will be featured in a town better-known for its gambling, yes, historic Deadwood. You won't want to miss this culinary event!



Black Hills Film Festival
Wednesday, April 26 – Sunday, April 30, 2017
This popular annual Hill City celluloid festival, now in its 8th year, features South Dakota-produced films, motion pictures shot on location in our state, plus additional national and international entries. Don't miss this opportunity to see exciting new films, attend seminars, and rub elbows with industry insiders at our own "Hollywood in the Hills!" For more information call 605.574.9454.



Art Extravaganza
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2017
This perennial favorite event features local musicians and artists demonstrating their talents along Hill City's Main Street and in various businesses. Experience a wide variety of art media, exhibitions, and artwork for sale. Celebrate Mother's Day with special giveaways from participating merchants.



Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2017
Grab some comfortable shoes and come participate in the 32nd annual spring 10K (6.2 mile) round-trip hike up the world's largest mountain carving in progress. For more information call 605.673.4681.



Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 23, 24 & 25, 2017
The 37th Annual Black Hills Bluegrass Festival, held each year in Sturgis, will feature national touring bands as well as local musicians. There will be three concerts and a Sunday Morning Gospel Music Show. There will also be instrumental workshops hosted by the bands, arts & crafts vendors, and food concessionaires. For more information call 605.348.1198.



Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale
Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25, 2017
This popular event, sponsored by the Hill City Area Arts Council, will take place on Elm Street in Hill City. Twenty-plus juried sculptors from ten states will gather to showcase their work, compete for prizes, and sell to collectors throughout the United States.



47th Annual Mystic Mountain Run
Sunday, July 9, 2017
This 8-mile scenic race runs up and over an old game trail, then down near the Mystic Trailhead, and continues on a loop through a mountainous course. Registration is at 7:30 am and the race begins at 9 am. For more information call 605.348.7866.



38th Annual Heart of the Hills Run
Saturday, July 15, 2017
The start for this Hill City 10.4-mile run is on Railroad Avenue in front of the 1880 Train Depot. The course is along the Old Hill City Keystone Road and ends in Keystone near the stoplight. This scenic run follows the same route as the 1880 Train. Registration is at 5:15 pm and the race begins at 6:30 pm. For more information call 605.348.7866.



Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Friday - Sunday, August 4 - 13, 2017
The small Northern Hills town of Sturgis will expand exponentially as it welcomes 500,000+ motorcycle enthusiasts for its 77th rally. Established in 1938, it's a 10-day party and festival like no other with, naturally, gleaming "iron horses" taking center stage. Many of these exotic machines are simply works of art and not to be missed! Whether you are a proud bike owner or not, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds: races, shopping (including over temporary 800 vendors), world-class entertainment, and very colorful people. B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Leather)!



Wine, Brew & BBQ
Friday & Saturday, August 25 & 26, 2017
Barbeque aficionados will compete for best of show in this sanctioned event. Visitors can join in the taste-testing and vote for their favorite. Vendors of all sorts including beer, wine, and barbeque will be on hand. There will be live music and lots of family fun!



Hill City Area Quilt Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10, 2017
Check out the local quilting talent at this popular outdoor show, lining both sides of Main Street with over 200 quilts, plus an indoor show complete with demonstrations and a vendor mall.



20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek
Friday - Sunday, September 15 - 17, 2017
Bicyclists will be competing the length of the Mickelson Trail as it travels the same historic path as General George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. For more information visit



Writers' Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2017
Calling all writers and aspiring writers! Enjoy an autumn weekend in the Black Hills improving your writing skills. Meet in small groups and one-on-one with writer-mentors. The public is invited to enjoy a keynote dinner and public readings by renowned authors. For more information contact the Hill City Arts Council at 605.574.2810.



Run Crazy Horse Marathon
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Run Crazy Horse Half and Full Marathon will follow a course from Crazy Horse Memorial to an exciting finish on Main Street, Hill City. The event is walker-friendly too! For more information visit



Dickens Festival & Olde Tyme Christmas Parade
Friday, November 24, 2017
Festivities begin with holiday sales and free refreshments throughout the Hill City Main Street businesses. At 6 pm, a lighted parade will add sparkle down Main Street and end with a visit from Old St. Nick.



Olde Tyme Christmas Festivities in Hill City
Saturday, November 25 through Sunday, December 31, 2017
Our little mountain town is positively magical at Christmastime! Main Street is bright with holiday lights, the hot chocolate at Turtle Town is warm and inviting, and the massive Christmas tree outside the Old World Alpine Inn is breathtaking! Catch a ride on one of the special Holiday Expresses departing from the 1880 Train depot for an opportunity to meet Santa at the North Pole. And his elves will not disappoint, providing hot chocolate and cookies along the route. Don't miss these and many other happenings throughout the holiday season in enchanting Hill City!


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