Deadwood Annual Events

Join us for some of Deadwood's biggest annual events! Don't miss the annual Forks, Corks & Kegs Food and Wine Festival, Sturgis Rally, and much more.These Deadwood events bring in large crowds, so join in on the fun and enjoy live music performances, celebrations, and more throughout our town. You won't want to miss these events! Many of our Deadwood vacation rentals are in close proximity to these festivals and events, so book directly with Deadwood Connections for savings on your next Black Hills vacation.

For a list of current events in the area, visit our Black Hills events guide to stay in the know about festivals, live music, outdoor events, food & drink events, and weekly events in the Black Hills area! You don't want to miss out on all the fun.

Forks, Corks & Kegs Food and Wine Festival: April 8 - 9, 2022

Forks, Corks & Kegs Food and Wine Festival Deadwood

Forks, Corks & Kegs Food and Wine Festival is held every April in Historic Deadwood. For foodies and beer and wine lovers, this event is for you. Sample a variety of beer and wine from across the country and then visit the many tasting venues throughout the town. The Grand Tasting is the highlight of the festival featuring a dozen beer and wine options and light hor d'oeuvres. Festival goers can choose from a standard ticket or a VIP ticket. Learn more information on date, time, and ticket prices for the festival.

Wild Bill Days: June 16 - 18, 2022

Wild Bill Days Deadwood

Wild Bill Days is a celebration of Deadwood's famous gunslingers - Wild Bill Hickok and Wild Bill Days. This event takes place all weekend long with performances from big name artists, a National Dock Dogs competition, classic car auction, and so much more right on Main Street. For a full schedule, visit here.

Deadwood Live! 2022: May 27, 2022
Deadwood Live!

For the second summer in a row, the sounds of live music will be echoing through the gold-filled gulch of Deadwood from Memorial Day through Labor Day, thanks to the second edition of the largest series of open-air concerts in the fabled town’s history, Staged at Deadwood’s new Outlaw Square on Historic Main Street and presented by Harley-Davidson, the ticketed events will attract as many as 3,500 concert-goers per performance. Harley-Davidson Presents Deadwood Live! 2022 Open-Air Music Series kicks off Friday, May 27!

Deadwood Days of '76: July 24 - 26, 2022

Deadwood Days of 76

Deadwood Days of '76 is one of the bigget rodeo events in the nation! The event is held in late July spanning five days and features parades, Native American dances and performances, and more. Learn more information at Days of '76.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: August 5 - 14, 2022

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of South Dakota's biggest events of the year. The rally attracts hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over. The event is typically held in late August and lasts over a period of 10 days. You can expect live music, stunts and races, and much more. Learn more about the Sturgis Motorcyle Rally.

Kool Deadwoood Nites: August 24 - 28, 2022

Kool Deadwood Nites

Enjoy five days of classic cars, music, and more at Kool Deadwood Nites! This festival takes you back to the 50's and 60's and features a parade, show and shine and free concerts all weekend long. Learn more about Kool Deadwood Nites and come visit us in Deadwood for a good time!

Deadwoood Jam: September 16 - 17, 2022

Deadwood Jam

If you love live music, Deadwood Jam is the festival for you. Featuring artists from all different types of music genres, this festival has a little something for everyone. Deadwood Jam is held in Outlaw Square on Main Street so it's easily accessible. 

Oktoberfest: September 30 - October 1, 2022

Deadwood Oktoberfest
Join the town of Deadwood for a fun celebration of Oktoberfest! The two-day festival includes live German music, a poker run with prizes, food, drinks, and dancing. There's even a wiener dog race! Kick off the spooky season with an October classic in Deadwood. Learn more about Oktoberfest in Deadwoood.