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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events


58th Annual Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 28, 29 & 30, 2023
This exciting three-day event in Custer State Park begins with lots of festivities featuring food, entertainment, and art booths on the grounds surrounding the State Game Lodge. But, a true highlight is the annual buffalo roundup on Friday. Thrill to sound of thousands of hooves thundering over and through the hills as cowboys and cowgirls bring in the herd. It is a not-to-be missed experience! For more information, visit and search: Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup.



Black Hills Film Festival
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
This popular celluloid festival that began in Hill City, is now in its 14th year and features screenings, workshops, seminars, and guest presentations, at venues around the Black Hills. The festival includes South Dakota-produced films, motion pictures shot on location in our state, plus additional national and international entries. Don't miss this opportunity to view exciting new films that help create our own "Hollywood in the Hills!" For more information, visit



Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial
Sunday, October 1, 2023
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.



Black Hills Powwow or He Sapa Wacipi
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 6, 7, & 8, 2023
Experience the proud heritage of Native American dancers & drum groups as Lakota, Nakota, & Dakota nations gather. Enjoy the grand entrance, drum groups, & dance competitions in this annual three-day event held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. For more information, visit:



Run Crazy Horse Full & Half Marathon
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Run Crazy Horse Marathon will follow a course from Crazy Horse Memorial to an exciting finish on Main Street, Hill City. There are also two additional events: a half marathon and a 5-person relay. For more information, visit



11th Annual Girlfriends' Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 3, 4, & 5, 2023
Hill City is host to an annual three-day weekend event dedicated to helping women rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits! Showcasing Hill City's finest clothing, accessories, art, talent, and spirits all wrapped up into, yes, one weekend. The merriment continues each day with nearly every store in town catering to the joys of being women celebrating shopping, dining, fun, and friendships! Cheers to that!



Dickens Festival & Olde Tyme Christmas Parade
Friday, November 24, 2023
Festivities begin with holiday sales and free refreshments throughout the Hill City's Main Street businesses. At 5:00 pm enjoy music, the offical lighting of the town Christmas tree, and roasted chestnuts in front of the historic Alpine Inn. And at 6:00 pm, an illuminated parade will add sparkle up and down Main Street ending with a visit from Santa Claus who, in the European tradition, will be dispensing bright red apples at the Olde World Plaza. For more information, call 605.574.2368.



Olde Tyme Christmas & Holiday Festivities in Hill City
Saturday, November 25 through Sunday, December 24, 2023
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. Enjoy an enchanting drive through the Lane of Lights. Don't miss these and many other happenings throughout the holiday season in enchanting Hill City! For more information, call 605.574.2368.


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