Events

What can you do up in the Black Hills?

Where do we start? Many visitors come to see the area’s most popular attraction, Mt. Rushmore. This iconic American sight is something to behold, and deserves its status as a South Dakota treasure. Park leaders of Mt. Rushmore host many events, such as the Valentine’s Day get-together and the ranger talks series.

On the way back, they take a stop at the mining town of Deadwood. It’s coated in some mesmerizing history, giving you a glimpse into another world. Thousands collect in Deadwood for the big New Year’s Eve celebration every year. Others may find some awesome restaurants and sights in Sturgis during August for the grand annually motorcycle rally. There’s a reason why it is the most famous motorcycle event in the country.

Winter brings out the rally cries of Winterfest, while the holiday season of December gives visitors of all ages plenty of time to hang out with Santa at the Custer Parade in Deadwood. Don’t miss any of the epic mountainside events throughout the year. The Black Hills lights up and the top attractions get even a little better. You are never short on fun things in the Black Hills.

During all these family friendly activities Black Hills, you can stay at one of our Black Hills lodges. We offer all sorts of features so you can get the most out of the trip.

  • Couples specials and last minute deals
  • Close proximity to top local attractions
  • Gorgeous and rustic mountain-style cabin decor
  • Spacious grounds to enjoy the outdoors

Every rental is a little different, so be sure to review each one! All our Black Hills vacation rentals give you the best entry-point to South Dakota.


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Events In The Black Hills

2018 Events | 2019 Events Interested in catching a special event in the Black Hills? You’ve come to the right place! There are a variety of special events hosted year-round in the Black Hills and the Badlands – and from... Read more

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Winter Events in the Black Hills

Want to live in a real winter wonderland? Forget about the fake snow and tropical paradise for the winter season. Consider taking a headfirst dive into the majestic foothills and mountains of South Dakota. There are inspiring and world-renowned attractions... Read more

Executive Lodging in the Black Hills New Years

Things to Do for New Year’s Eve in the Black Hills

Rolling mountains and bold views, the Black Hills are nothing short of mesmerizing. New Year’s in the Black Hills can be an especially exciting time to see all the area has to offer. From ball drops to fireworks, there are... Read more

Black Hills Holiday Events

It is the holiday season and it’s time to celebrate another year of life and unwind a bit. After Thanksgiving the Black Hills gets the holiday spirit going. There is a charming magic in the mountains of South Dakota –... Read more

Sturgis in August

In 2018, the Sturgis Rally is August 3-12. We have amazing cabin rentals in close proximity to the main events in Sturgis. The Black Hills transform into a Motorcycle Vacationland during August. Come Stay with Executive Lodging when you go to... Read more

New Years Eve in Deadwood

Ring in the New Year in Deadwood, South Dakota! If you are already planning on being in the Black Hills or are thinking about a last minute vacation, come see us in historic Deadwood for the Holidays and New Years.... Read more

1880 TRAIN HOLIDAY EXPRESS

1880 Train Holiday Express

Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each ticket includes a Train ride, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, a Small... Read more