There are way more than 10 Most Popular Top South Dakota events that occur annually, so it is hard to just choose a specified number of them! As one would expect, there are many more gatherings going on during the Summer months than during the Winter across the state. During the final week of January at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center each year, the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo is held and it brings with it many visitors, sd-events, cows, vendors. In June, Deadwood holds the Wild Bill Days and the Days of 76. At the beginning of July, there is the Independence Day Celebration at Mount Rushmore. Also in July, there is a JazzFest in Sioux Falls, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant in De Smet, the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo in Mitchell, and the Gold Discovery Days in Custer, among many others. In August, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a must in Sturgis, along with the Yankton River Boat Days and Summer Arts Festival in Yankton. Towards the end of August, he Central States Fair takes has amazing food, shows, vendors, and concerts, in Rapid City while the State Fair of South Dakota is also great and takes place in Huron, during the first part of September. In September, There is the Buffalo Round Up and Arts Festval that takes place in Custer usually at Crazy Horse. The Mickelson Trail Trek for bicyclists happens during the last part of the month. Another exciting venue to check out before the holidays hit is the Black Hills Powwow, and that takes place in Rapid City during the month of October. Contiue on, for more detailed information and amazing photographs about these incredible functions, ceremony's, and celebrations.
Read about everything from the annual Sturgis Rally to popular familiy friendly events in the Black Hills.