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September 1, 2018  - September 3, 2018   


Join us at Crazy Horse Memorial for our annual Labor Day Weekend Open House.

American Indian artists are featured throughout Visitor Complex during the weekend.

 Crazy Horse Memorial

September 01, 2018 – September 03, 2018 

All Day Event


12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy HorseSD 57730

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Korczak Remembrance Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

October 20, 2018    


Korczak Remembrance Day allows visitors to walk to the tomb of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) to pay their respects to him, his wife Ruth Ziolkowski, daughter Anne & son-in-law James Howe, laid to rest in the family cemetery. This is the one time of the year that visitors are permitted to this area of the property and is a time for reflection as we move forward with Korczak & Ruth’s vision

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Holiday Express 1880 Train

November 23, 2018    


November 23, 24

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23

Ticket includes one hour ride to the North Pole and back, assigned seating, cookie, hot cocoa, candy cane, visit with Santa and keepsake bell.

Adults: $35, Children - $16


Holiday Express Spiked – 4:15 pm

November 23, 24, December 1, 8, 15 & 22

Ticket includes one hour ride to the North Pole and back, assigned seating, cookie, spiked hot cocoa, commemorative thermal cup, candy cane and visit with Santa.

Adults $45

Visit https://www.1880train.com/events.html  for more information

Event Location:

1880 Train, Hill City

Hill City Wine, Brew, & BBQ

August 24, 2018  - August 25, 2018   

If you love great BBQ, a flavorful glass of wine or an excellent craftbrew, music and fun--all wrapped up into one event--then Hill City is the place to be for this year's 6th Annual Wine Brew & BBQ! Held Friday and Saturday, August 24th & 25th, you can join with barbeque lovers from all over the region and beyond to sample lovingly-created BBQ from more than 30 of the best Pit Masters and BBQ enthusiasts. Vote for your favorite in the People's Choice Competition, always a crowd pleaser.  And bring your family! Kids will enjoy seeing the "Kids Q" Junior Competition, new this year. Enjoy tasty fare at BBQ Alley or grab a brew or glass of wine from the Wine & Brew Village and head for the live music. It's two days of big flavor, big fun and big festivities while taking in Hill City, the Heart of the Black Hills. See you there!

Event Location:

Hill City, SD

Hill City Olde Tyme Christmas & Lighted Parade

November 23, 2018    


Olde Tyme Christmas
Thanksgiving weekend

A family-friendly event that welcomes Christmas with a parade, Christmas tree lighting, roasted chestnuts, hot cider and cookies, and special guests and events throughout the town’s shops, attractions and train museum.  An old-fashioned small-town lighted parade kicks off at 6p sharp.  Santa visits with children and hands out apples at the SD State Railroad Museum following the parade.  A wonderful tradition to enjoy with your family!

Event Location:

Hill City

Girlfriends' Weekend

November 2, 2018  - November 3, 2018   



Hill City's 6th Annual Girlfriends' Weekend is just around the corner. Starting when the stores open on Nov. 2-3, nearly every store in town will cater to the ladies and help you REJUVENATE! Come on up...rejuvenate your mind, your body, your spirit!
The Fashion Show will be Friday night (11/3) at 7 pm at Slate Creek Grille. Fashion from Doc & Alice, Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery, Granite Sports, Jewel of the West, & more!


Event Location:

Hill City

Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial

September 6, 2018   5:00 pm


September 6, 2018 -    Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast

The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

The public is welcome at the night blasts. After 5:00 p.m. on September 6th the Memorial gratefully accepts three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive in lieu of the regular admission fee. Because the night blasts are among the Memorial’s most popular events, the public is advised to arrive early. The restaurant at Crazy Horse closes at 4pm on the evenings of the night blasts but the Snack Shop remains open.

Important note: Night blasts are conducted on a “weather permitting” basis.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Black Hills Raptor Center presentation at The Farmer's Daughter

July 14, 2018   10:00 am - 3:00 pm

7/14/2018 - 10 am - 3 pm 

Black Hills Raptor Center presentation
Held at The Farmer's Daughter
Watch for upcoming details!

Event Location:

The Farmer's Daughter, Hill City

Biker Breakfast

August 4, 2018  - August 11, 2018   


Fabulous breakfast hosted by the fabulous folks of Hill City at the Senior Center!  Hill City Senior Center members and volunteers put on an all-you-can-eat breakfast daily during Rally for bikers and everyone who is able to join them.  An awesome opportunity to visit with folks from all over the country and sometimes, from around the world--all while enjoying hearty fare.

Event Location:

Hill City Senior Center


June 23, 2018    



Event Location:

Hill City, SD
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