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CubFest 2018, Bear Country, USA

April 21, 2018  - April 22, 2018   

Due to impending weather
CubFest is POSTPONED to
APRIL 21st & 22nd.

Bear Country, USA

13820 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Event Location:

Bear Country, USA

Black Hills Film Festival

April 25, 2018  - April 29, 2018   


Black Hills Film Festival

The 9th Annual Black Hill Film Festival, April 25 through April 29, 2018 features more than 20 films including narrative and documentary films from South Dakota and around the world. Many filmmakers will be on hand after their film’s debut to answer audience questions while movie industry professionals conduct sessions on movie making and acting. Meet them at the parties and receptions held throughout the festival. (In Rapid City, Spearfish, and Hill City)  (www.blackhillsfilmfestival.org)

Event Location:

Rapid City, Spearfish and Hill City

Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 3, 2018    


Korczak Ziolkowski was a true visionary without his strength and conviction Crazy Horse Memorial would not be what it is today. Join us in celebration of the anniversary of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski moving to the Black Hills in 1947 to accept the invitation from Lakota leaders to carve Crazy Horse Memorial.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Anne's Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 6, 2018    


Anne Ziolkowski Christensen, a great caretaker of the Native American artifacts housed at the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®. Anne was the curator of the museum for many years, her efforts started traditions such as night blasts, art shows, summer rodeo, American Indian dancers, arts and crafts vendors and the summer lecture series. Honor Anne’s contributions to Crazy Horse Memorial on the anniversary of her passing. “Anne Z.” (1955-2011)

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

The Best of Hill City- Mother's Day Weekend

May 12, 2018    


The Best of Hill City
Mother’s Day Weekend

Make Hill City your destination Mother's Day Weekend and enjoy The Best of Hill City with us! 

Visitors downtown will be able to see and meet artists and musicians showcasing their talents, plus there will be lots of in-store specials, too.. and much more! ....And be sure to treat yourself or Mom to a favorite meal at any of Hill City's wonderful restaurants. 

Make a special memory with your mom and someone you love this weekend in Hill City--The Heart of the Black Hills!

See you May 12th in Hill City!

Event Location:

Main Street Hill City

Mother's Day Special 1880 Train

May 13, 2018   1:15 pm


May 13, 2018     1:15 pm

This event features a round trip train ride from Hill City to Keystone, live music by local teenage sensation Tiffany Johnson, a scrumptious cupcake from Bake Works in Rapid City, a glass of mimosa or sparkling juice, water and assigned seating. Treat mom to something as special as she is!



A 1:15 pm Hill City round trip departure is also available on Saturday,

May 12. This is a regular ride.

Event Location:

1880 Train, Hill City

Service Personnel Appreciation Day

May 19, 2018    

A day to honor those who serve our country in the military.

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Hill City Lion's Club Fishing Derby

May 19, 2018   8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hill City Lion's Club Fishing Derby

May 19th, 2018 

8am to 12 noon

Major Lake, Hill City, SD

Event Location:

Major Lake, Hill City

Ruth's Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 21, 2018    


Honoring the passing of the Ziolkowski matriarch Ruth Ziolkowski. Ruth’s passion, persistence, vision and leadership was and will always be an inspiration to us all. Ruth’s contributions to the Crazy Horse Dream are too many to count as she would say frequently, “Dreams really do come true.” “Mrs.Z” (1926-2014)

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mt Rushmore National Memorial

May 25, 2018    


The Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning the Friday before Memorial Day to September 30th each year. The times are listed below.

October 1, 2017 - May 24, 2018 No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but sculpture is illuminated nightly.
May 25 - August 11, 2018 Nightly at 9:00 p.m.
August 12 - September 30, 2018 Nightly at 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2018 - late May, 2019 No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but sculpture is illuminated nightly.

All times are Mountain Time.

Event Location:

Mt Rushmore National Memorial
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