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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events


Breakin' the Winter Blues Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Want to warm-up on a snowy winter's day? Good news: You can tour Main Street shops and try chili that will please even the most discerning palate.



Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo
Friday, January 26 - Sunday, February 4, 2018
This is the "big daddy of rodeo events" in our area! This year's Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo will feature over 100 events, 11 rodeos, 400 vendors, and 1,000 animals. It showcases the region's largest trade show plus livestock sales and competition. It is also one of the top 5 indoor PRCA rodeos in the country!



Tour de Chocolate
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Who knew Saint Valentine had taken up residence in our little mountain community! Need proof? Come and enjoy a day of chocolate tasting as Hill City merchants offer their guests Valentine specials and decadent samples.



5th Annual Polar Bear Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Want to warm-up on a snowy winter's day? Good news: there's is a chili cook-off in downtown Hill City from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Chili (chilly?) chefs will be set up on Main Street and, for a nominal fee, tastings will be featured and encouraged.



Forks, Corks & Kegs Food & Wine Festival
Friday & Saturday, April 6 & 7, 2018

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 25 – Sunday, April 29, 2018
This popular annual Hill City celluloid festival, now in its 9th 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, May 12, 2018
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.



Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial
Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018
Grab some comfortable shoes and come participate in the 33rd annual spring 10K (6.2 mile) annual 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 22, 23 & 24, 2018
The 38th 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 23 & 24, 2018
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 8, 2018
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.



39th Annual Heart of the Hills Run
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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 3 - 12, 2018
The small Northern Hills town of Sturgis will expand exponentially as it welcomes 500,000+ motorcycle enthusiasts for its 78th rally. Established in the 1930s, 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)!



Hill City Area Quilt Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018
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.



21st Annual Mickelson Trail Trek
Friday - Sunday, September 14 - 16, 2018
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



Crazy Horse Autumn Volksmarch
Sunday, September 30, 2018
This autumn hike is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It affords the public a second chance this year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. For more information call 605.673.4681.



Run Crazy Horse Marathon
Sunday, October 7, 2018
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 For more information, contact the Hill City Arts Council at 605.574.2810



Dickens Festival & Olde Tyme Christmas Parade
Friday, November 23, 2018
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.


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