Hot Springs SD / Black Hills KOA Holiday Events
Local Area Events
Crazy Horse Memorial: Legends in Light Laser Show
NIGHTLY IN 2021 MAY 28TH - SEPTEMBER 30TH“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 30th. The laser-light show effectively turns the mountainside into a giant 500-foot “screen” for the spectacular display.“This is laser-light storytelling to illuminate our cultural diversity, celebrate our similarities and encourage better understanding and harmony among races and nations,” said Ruth Ziolkowski,(1926-2014) wife of late sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982).The Memorial honors Native Americans, and “Legends in Light” dramatizes the story of the rich heritage, living cultures and contributions by Native Americans to our society. The show features colorful animations, sound effects and laser beams choreographed to music.2021 LASER LIGHT SHOW PUBLIC SCHEDULE (DAILY)DatesTimeFri, May 28th - Fri, Jun 11th9:30 p.m.Sat, Jun 12th - Fri, Jul 9th10:00 p.m.Sat, Jul 10th - Fri, Aug 6th9:30 p.m.Sat, Aug 7th - Fri, Aug 13th9:00 p.m.Sat, Aug 14th - Fri, Sep 10th8:30 p.m.Sat, Sep 11th - Fri, Sep 17th8:00 p.m.Sat, Sep 18th - Thu, Sep 30th7:30 p.m.THE LASER LIGHT SHOW IS PRODUCED WITH:
- 15-watt lasers that are the biggest used in the laser-show industry
- 8,800 watts of stereo sound that is heard in the parking lots and throughout the visitor complex
- 25 2,000 watt fixtures lighting up the mountain
- Three of the world's largest slide projectors
The three PANI slide projectors create panoramic images as wide as the mountain carving. A closed-loop ice-making system cools the lasers, without drawing on water resources.This dynamic method of storytelling provides a unique experience for our guests to enjoy.
Hot Springs Farmers Market
81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota usually during the first full week of August. It began in 1938 and was originally held for stunts and races, but has evolved into being a meeting for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. It brings significant income to the citizens of Sturgis, a town of only 6,627 people. It is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world.
Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
2021 schedule is subject to change at any time and without notice. Additional events to be added & updated as they are scheduled. Please make sure to follow Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival on Facebook for the latest updates on the weekend of the event.Friday, August 27, 2021Vendors, Live Music, and Kid Activities planned in Hot Springs, SD. Scheduled times TBD.Saturday, August 28, 2021Approx 6:00AM: Balloons Launch from Hot Springs Airport (Weather Permitting)Approx 7:30PM: Balloon “Night Glow” at Dusk (Weather Permitting) at Hot Springs AirportSaturday Sidewalk Sales and Activities at BusinessesSunday, August 29, 2021Approx 6:00AM: Balloons Launch from Hot Springs Airport (Weather Permitting)4PM: Pioneer Museum's Cemetery Walk at Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs
There is no Night Glow scheduled for Sunday evening. The Night Glow is only held Saturday evening.
Southern Hills Triathlon
Come join us for the 24th Annual - Southern Hills Triathlon on Sep 4th, 2021 at the beautiful Angostura Recreation Area in Hot Springs, SD. This premier race features a pristine sand beach, a rolling bike course through neighboring ranch land, and a wonderfully scenic running path along the Angostura lake shore.
We offer a choice between a sprint and olympic distance, and racers can do this as an individual or as a team. We also have a fantastic race course for kids ages 6-12. It is a family-friendly, community supported event that is fun for all ages! And everyone earns a medal you can proudly display! Come join us on this wonderful 3-day weekend that you will be sure to remember...
Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
Feel the thunder at the 56th Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup on Friday, September 24, 2021. Watch cowboys, cowgirls and park rangers as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,400 buffalo. Be sure to plan for plenty of time at the three-day Arts Festival, September 23-25, where more than 100 vendors will offer fine arts and crafts and South Dakota made products. (On Friday, parking lots open at 6:15 a.m. Early arrival is recommended.) Admission: There is no admission to the Roundup or the Arts Festival, but a park entrance license is required September 23 and 25 (it is not required September 24).