The Mount Rushmore area has more than just amazing monuments and parks for visitors to view, so next time you’re in the area, check out some of the awesome events available in the surrounding towns like Rapid City.
Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (January 31 through February 9 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Join the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo, the second largest event in the state with an estimated 331,000 people in attendance, at the James Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds & Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City! With 96 different agriculture-driven events, the show will take you on an adventure with events like the Ranch Rodeo, Sheep Dog Trials, and Bronc Match, which are all crowd favorites. Aside from the show, enjoy access to nearly 300 vendors set up during the trade show to sell everything from fine arts to front-end loaders.
Rodeo Skate Day at Main Street Square (February 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Come along to Main Street Square for a special Rodeo Skate at Main Street Square, where Sutton Rodeo officials and Main Street Square staff have collaborated to feature Stock Show activities in Downtown Rapid City for the third year. Get autographs of select Rodeo Queens and Xtreme Bull contestants from 11 a.m. to noon. JDProductions will host family entertainment from 1 to 5 p.m., and a western souvenir will be given away with each purchased skating pass. The Main Street Square’s ice skating rink will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Snowshoe Walk in the Park (February 1 at 1 p.m.)
Located in the Northern Black Hills, this Snowshoe Walk is a great way to try something new! No experience is needed, and snowshoes are provided, but pre-registration is needed for those who need to borrow snowshoes. A Mickelson Trail pass is required, which costs $3 daily or $12 annually. Learn more by calling 605-584-3896.