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.


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