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Black Hills Events Calendar 2016

May - June - July - August - September - October - November


Events planned in the Black Hills for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2016 

Custer and vicinity

Hill City-12 miles/15 minutes, 

Hot Springs-30miles/45 minutes, 

Deadwood-55 miles/1 hour

Badlands National Park < 2 hours

Devils Tower National Monument < 2 hours

 

 

 

Black Hills Events

MAY

May 3
Korczak Day - Crazy Horse
Anniversary of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski's 1947 arrival in the Black Hills to accept Lakota Leader's invitation to carve Crazy Horse Memorial.
http://crazyhorsememorial.org/special-events/

May 6
Anne's Day - Crazy Horse
Anniversary of the passing of Korczak and Ruth Ziolkowski’s daughter, “Anne Z.” (1955-2011). On this day, you may walk to the site of the family’s cemetery to pay your respects. First of two opportunities annually that the public may take this walk.
http://crazyhorsememorial.org/special-events/

May 20
Tesla Car Rally

May 20
11th Annual Custer Stampede Buffalo Art Auction Unveiling
A community wide bison art event featuring colorful life-size buffalo lining the streets of Custer City and other bison art hosted by Custer City businesses.
www.custerstampede.com

May 20 - 22
Custer State Park Visitor Appreciation  & Open House
Free entrance, free fishing, special events, prizes.
www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/Custer/

May 21 - Sept 30
Custer State Park Seasonal Volksmarch
www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/Custer/


May 27 - 30
Crazy Horse Memorial Day Open House
Free to residents of SD, MT, ND, NE and WY. Booths featuring guest artists, crafts
people in Indian museum and cultural center.
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

Black Hills Events

JUNE

 

June 3
Dedication Anniversaries - Crazy Horse
Anniversary of 1948 dedication of the memorial and first mountain blast.
Anniversary of the unveiling of the face of Crazy Horse.
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

June 4 - 5
Crazy Horse Volksmarch
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

 

June 17 - 19
Crazy Horse Rodeo and Gift from Mother Earth Celebration
23rd Annual Great Plains Indian Rodeo Assoc. & PRCA rodeo events. Native American/Western arts & crafts show-sale, fashion show-sale.
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

June 18
YMCA Bark Beetle 10K
Annual 10K trail race in Custer State Park

June 22
Nature Day Camp - Kids Fishing Day ( 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM )
Participants (Ages 7-12) will learn how to tie a fishing knot, take part in a casting contest, boat and water safety, learn some tricks for cleaning the catch, and make fish prints to take home. Wear clothes that can get wet, bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a snack.
NOTE: Reservations are required and must be made by calling
605.255.4828

June 26
Crazy Horse Night Blast
Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

Black Hills Events

JULY

July 2 - 4
Old Time Country 4th Celebration - Custer City

Fireworks on Pageant Hill - July 4th at dark

Mount Rushmore National MonumentJuly 3-4     Mount Rushmore Independence Day Celebration. Entertainment, programs and patriotic music July 3-4. Held at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (605-574-2523)

www.nps.gov/moru

 

July 4
Custer Fireworks - Pageant Hill - Custer City
Best fireworks in the Hills taking place at dusk (south 8th street)
www.custersd.com

July 4
Independence Day Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial
www.crazyhorse.org

July 22 - 24
Gold Discovery Days - Custer City
Annual event featuring arts & craft festival, children's events, parade, car show,
fun run, volleyball tournament, and hot air balloon rally
.
www.golddiscoverydays.com

July 23 - 24
Shoot for Gold
Shoot For Gold - American Center Road Archery Shoot (Public Welcome) American Center Rd: 3 miles E. & 5 miles NE of Custer Contact: Matt Brown 605-673-2383 or Top Pin Archery 605-673-5880


 

 

Black Hills Events

AUGUST

Aug 5 - 14
Custer Cruisin - Custer City
Custer's motorcycle rally with emphasis on riding the Hills from here.
www.custercruisin.com

Aug 8 - 14
76th Annual Sturgis Rally & Races
: South Dakota's biggest event, hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts arrive for a week of fun in the Black Hills. (605-720-0800)
www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com

August 11 - 14
Custer County Fair
Location: Hermosa
For more information, please visit:http://www.custercountyfair.com/

August 19 - 20
Crazy Days - Custer City
Crazy FUN
www.custersd.com

August 26 - 27
Southern Hills Music & Arts Festival
Southern-Hills-Music-and-Arts-Festival

 

 

Black Hills Events

SEPTEMBER

 

 

September 2 - 5
Crazy Horse Labor Day Open House
Free to residents of SD, MT, ND, NE and WY. Booths featuring guest artists, crafts
people in Indian museum and cultural center.
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

September 4
Studebaker Car Show
 

September 6
Crazy Horse Night Blast
Observance of dual anniversaries - 1877 death of Crazy Horse and 1908 birth
sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

September 16 - 18
Mickelson Trail Trek - George S. Mickelson trail of the Black Hills
3-day bike ride over the historic Burlington Northern rail line, now an incredibly
beautiful 109 mile trail.
www.mickelsontrail trek info

September 29 -27
10th Annual Buffalo Art Auction - Custer City

www.custerstampede.com

September 29 - October 1
Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival - Custer State Park
Arts and crafts festival with all-day entertainment. Custer State Park Roundup of the Custer State Park buffalo herd.
https://gfp.sd.gov/buffalo-roundup

September 30
51st Annual Buffalo Roundup

South Dakota Parks

 

2005 Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park, Black Hills of South Dakota

Black Hills Events

OCTOBER

 

October 1
27th Annual Buffalo Wallow Chili Cook-off

October 1
11th Annual Custer Stampede Buffalo Art Auction

October 2
Crazy Horse Autumn Volksmarch
New in 2013, the autumn hike on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 28 and 29,will be the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. Admission to Crazy Horse Memorial is Free* to hikers.
The hike fee is $3 per person, charged by the American Volkssport Association for the10K (6.2-mile) round-trip hike from the visitor complex. This hike does NOT replace the Crazy Horse Volksmarch in June.
http://crazyhorsememorial.org/special-events/

October 9
Run Crazy Horse Marathon & Half-Marathon
Half Marathon, Marathon, and 5 Person Marathon Relay
From Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer, South Dakota to Downtown Hill City, South Dakota
http://www.runcrazyhorse.com/

October 10
Native Americans' Day - Crazy Horse
Activities for youth, program honoring annual Teacher of the Year and blast on the mountain
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

October 20
Korczak Remembrance Day - Crazy Horse
Only on this day may you walk to the tomb of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) and his daughter Anne Ziolkowski (1955-2011) Christensen to pay your respects.
www.crazyhorsememorial.org

October 28 - 29
Custer State Park Halloween Night Hike
Take a 1.5-mile guided hike along a paved trail and meet costumed characters that portray natural history about various plants, animals or people living in the Black Hills. Each hike will start at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center and travel to the Game Lodge Campground where characters are staged at various campsites to act out humorous skits. Hikes depart every 15 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m. MT with the last hike departing at 8 p.m. each night.  www.sdgfp.info/Parks/Regions/Custer/

October 29
Custer City Merchants Trick or Treat
www.custersd.com

 


 

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