Join the Excitement at Deadwood's Annual Events!

Are you ready for some unforgettable experiences at Deadwood's biggest annual events? From the Forks, Corks & Kegs Food and Wine Festival to the famous Sturgis Rally, there's something for everyone in this vibrant town....

Are you ready for some unforgettable experiences at Deadwood's biggest annual events? From the Forks, Corks & Kegs Food and Wine Festival to the famous Sturgis Rally, there's something for everyone in this vibrant town. Join the fun and indulge in live music performances, celebrations, and much more. Don't miss out on these incredible events!

2024 Annual Events

New Year's Eve Weekend in Historic Deadwood: December 29, 2023 - January 1, 2024

Celebrate the New Year in style in Historic Deadwood! Get ready for an incredible lineup of events, which will be announced closer to the date. The Deadwood Trolley will be running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on New Year's Eve, making it convenient for you to explore the town. Stay updated on the latest events by visiting the Deadwood website.

Snocross Races: January 26, 2024 - January 27, 2024

Feel the adrenaline rush as the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series hits the Black Hills for the annual Deadwood Snocross Showdown. Over 200 top professional Snocross racers will descend upon the historic town's Deadwood Event Complex for a weekend of high-flying, high-speed, high-octane snowmobile racing. It's a spectacle you won't want to miss!

Mardi Gras Weekend: February 9, 2024 - February 10, 2024

Get ready to experience the best Mardi Gras celebration this side of the Bayou! Deadwood, South Dakota, invites you to a weekend full of free food, parades, parties, themed cocktails, and live music. With special open container zones, you can roam from one Deadwood bar to another (beer and wine only). The events include a Cajun Cocktail Crawl, a Free Mardi Gras Masquerade Party, a Cajun Cookoff, and a lively Mardi Gras Parade!

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Stroll: February 17, 2024

Indulge in a delightful afternoon of good eats and drinks at Deadwood's Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Stroll. On February 17, from 1 pm to 5 pm, explore various locations and savor delicious wines, cheeses, and chocolates. Keep an eye out for the 2024 stroll locations, which will be announced soon!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Deadwood: March 14, 2024 - March 16, 2024

Let the Wild West charm blend with Irish spirit as you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Deadwood. Join the PubPort and PubCrawl, explore the parade, and party the night away. Keep an eye out for participating locations and get your PubPort stamped for a chance to win amazing prizes. Don't forget to wear your green!

Forks, Corks, & Kegs: April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024

Calling all food, wine, and beer enthusiasts! The 10th annual Forks, Corks, & Kegs: Food, Wine, and Beer Festival is a must-visit event in Historic Deadwood. Sample a variety of beers and wines from across the country, along with delicious culinary creations from Deadwood's finest chefs. The Grand Tasting will feature dozens of beer and wine varieties, as well as light hors d'oeuvres. Must be 21 to participate, so make sure to bring your ID!

Back When They Bucked: May 26, 2024

Experience the #1 sport in South Dakota, PRCA Xtreme Bronc Riding, and WPRA Breakaway roping at Back When They Bucked. This unique fundraiser takes place at the historical Days of '76 Arena over Memorial Day weekend. Immerse yourself in the thrilling Old West atmosphere and enjoy a full day of exciting events.

Deadwood PBR: June 7, 2024 - June 8, 2024

Prepare for the ultimate showdown at the Deadwood PBR Touring Pro Division. Watch elite bulls and bull riders, including renowned names like Matt Triplet, Gage Gay, Mason Taylor, and Chase Outlaw. With top-notch entertainment and thrilling rides, this event promises an unforgettable experience.

Wild Bill Days: June 13, 2024 - June 15, 2024

Celebrate the legendary Wild Bill Hickok and witness the exciting Wild Bill Days festival. With performances from big-name artists, a National Dock Dogs competition, a classic car auction, and much more, this event will keep you entertained throughout the weekend. Join us on Main Street for a weekend filled with fun and excitement.

Deadwood Days of '76: July 21 - 27, 2024

Experience one of the biggest rodeo events in the nation at Deadwood Days of '76. Spanning five days in late July, this event features parades, Native American dances and performances, and so much more. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Deadwood. Learn more about this iconic event at Days of '76.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: August 2 - 11, 2024

Get ready for the biggest motorcycle event in South Dakota—the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This legendary rally attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from all over, with live music, thrilling stunts and races, and an electrifying atmosphere. Mark your calendars for this 10-day extravaganza and experience the thrill of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Central States Fair: August 16 - 24, 2024

Don't miss out on the Central States Fair and Rodeo, one of the most popular and exciting events in the Black Hills area. From rodeo events and thrilling carnival rides to delicious fair food and live entertainment, this family-friendly fair has it all. Join us from August 16 to August 24 for an unforgettable experience.

Kool Deadwood Nites: August 21 - 25, 2024

Step back in time to the '50s and '60s at Kool Deadwood Nites. This five-day festival celebrates classic cars, music, and more. Enjoy a vibrant parade, show and shine, and free concerts that will transport you to the golden era. Learn more about Kool Deadwood Nites and get ready for a groovy time!

18th Annual Sturgis Mustang Rally

Rev your engines and get ready for a week-long Mustang rally packed with racing events, cruises, and a car show. The Annual Sturgis Mustang Rally is a must-visit for any Mustang enthusiast. Prepare for an amazing time surrounded by stunning cars and fellow car enthusiasts.

Deadwood Jam

If you're a music lover, you won't want to miss the Deadwood Jam festival. Featuring artists from various music genres, this festival offers a little something for everyone. Held in the heart of Deadwood, at Outlaw Square on Main Street, it's easily accessible and promises an unforgettable experience. Join us next year for a weekend of music and fun!

Deadweird: October 25-26, 2024

Get ready to embrace the spooky side of Deadwood at the annual Deadweird celebration. Put on your best costume and enjoy an exciting weekend filled with thrilling events. Witness the 12th Annual Monster Ball on October 25, featuring live music and dancing. On October 26, participate in the Annual Costume Contest, where you'll have a chance to win cash and prizes worth over $10,000. Both events are free, so come in costume or simply enjoy the incredible sights. Must be 21 or older to join in the fun!

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