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 14 - 15, 2023

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 details about the Forks, Corks, & Kegs Food and Wine Festival and pack your bags for an exciting event!

Wild Bill Days: June 15 - 17, 2023

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. Find specific dates and details on specific events at Wild Bill Days online, and then come join us for a weekend of fun!

Deadwood Days of '76: July 23 - 29, 2023

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 4 - 13, 2023

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 23 - 27, 2023

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 15 - 16, 2023

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: October 6 - 7, 2023

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.

Book Your Black Hills Cabin Rental for Deadwood's Best Annual Events!

Planning to head to the area for one of these major events in and around Deadwood? Our Black Hills cabin rentals allow guests to choose from a variety of amenities including pet-friendly, homes with private hot tubs, and much more. We have cabins for any size group. Start your search for the perfect Black Hills vacation home for an exciting getaway!