Spearfish / Black Hills KOA Holiday Events
Local Area Events
35th Annual Spring Volksmarch
The bi-annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world's largest mountain carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year).
Mickelson Trail Marathon
Discover 26.2 miles of absolute Black Hills beauty during the annual Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, that starts and finishes near Historic Deadwood. Sunday, June 6, 2021, marks the 20th year of the race, which follows one of the most scenic routes in the country. Half-marathon and five-person marathon relay options are also available.
Pine Island Gravel Odyssey
The Fools Gold Gravel Grinder: This is the shortest ride in our Gold Rush race and is a great place to start if you are new to gravel endurance riding/racing. This ride is all about the fun and challenge of just finishing, and everyone who makes the cut-offs and crosses the finish line will get a Fools Gold finishers award! In the Fools Gold, we give you more time to finish the race, with a generous 7mph average needed to make the first checkpoint/aid station. This route may be our shortest in distance, but don't let it 'Fool ya', as it is a challenging 45 mile, single-loop course. It consists of 3,800 ft of climbing and will be a challenge, no matter your fitness level. The 5 mile lead out, and last 13 miles down Spearfish Canyon, are the only pavement on the course.
The Gold Dust Gravel Grinder: This ride is all about the fun and challenge of just finishing, and everyone who makes the cut-offs, makes the check-point, and crosses the finish line will get a Gold Dust finishers award! In the Gold Dust, we give you more time to reach each checkpoint, than the more difficult Gold Rush and Mother Lode routes. This route is a challenging 70 mile, single-loop course. The 5 mile lead out, and last 13 miles down Spearfish Canyon, are the only pavement on the course. There is 4,500+ ft. of steady climbing on this course and it is a challenge, no matter your fitness level. The Gold Rush Gravel Grinder is the Black Hills Premier Gravel Road Race. It is a 110 mile long, single-loop route that will take you through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The event is intended to be a fun, yet challenging, endurance gravel road race/ride that will use open public-access gravel and dirt roads, through the Black Hills National forest and into Wyyyooommming! The course will consist of mostly gravel, some dirt, possible mud, and a bit of pavement (gasp!), while rolling over open prairie, meandering through beautiful canyons with flowing creeks, exploring the deep forest, and climbing to several spectacular vistas. This race is intended for people familiar to gravel riding that can average a minimum 10mph pace. This is a semi-supported race due to limited access to water and cell reception, with over 7,000 ft. of climbing! ?The Mother Lode: If you are into more of a self supported, ultra endurance, adventure type of race, then this is the race for you! The Mother Lode race is not for beginners, as it is a very challenging ride. You must have completed the Gold Rush Race, or a similar race of at least 100 miles, before registering for this event! It is an ultra, 210 mile ride that will take you on a tour through both the Northern and Southern Black Hills of South Dakota.
Wild Bill Days
Wild Bill Days – Deadwood, South Dakota
Celebrate the life and times of one of Deadwood's most famous gunslingers—Wild Bill Hickok. See big name artists and your favorite bands perform live concerts on Main Street all weekend long. Headline concerts in 2022: on Thursday , June 16 Arch Allies Friday night, June 17 Sawyer Brown. Along with the awesome free concerts, you can also check out the National Dock Dogs Competition, watch (or participate in) a classic car auction, learn the tricks of gold panning and sluicing from Northern Hills Prospectors, right on Main Street! Book Your Room Today! Call 1-800-999-1876 for more information. ** All times are subject to change due to weather or technical issues. Thank you for understanding.
Sturgis Camaro Rally
Sturgis Camaro Rally is an all generation Camaro event featuring a show & shine, drag racing, auto cross, poker runs, and much much more! Camaro owners will get the chance to cruise through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota with their fellow Camaro owners while celebrating the number one American muscle car, the Chevy Camaro.
Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon and 5K
The annual Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon & 5K is set for Saturday, July 9th 2022 . The half marathon road race follows beautiful Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, featuring limestone canyon walls blanketed with coniferous and deciduous trees along Spearfish Creek. The 5K walk/run follows the bike path and the base of Spearfish Canyon. Gather family, friends and co-workers into a team, or run yourself, to help put a STOP to child abuse and be a HERO for a child. Proceeds benefit Northern Hills CASA. Admission: Participant registration fees start at $30 (register online). There is no fee for spectators.
Deadwood 3 Wheeler Rally
The Deadwood 3 Wheeler Rally is an event with the goal to bring three-wheelers, also known as Trikes, to Deadwood and the Black Hills Region. Destination rides and specific activities will encompass the entire Black Hills Region. The Trike Show n' Shine, concerts, BBQ's/socials will be based in downtown Deadwood.
Days of '76 Rodeo & Parades
Days of '76 Event Complex, Deadwood, SD
Truly the “Best Rodeo. No Bull”. The Days of '76 Rodeo has been PRCA Rodeo of the Year 18 times! The 2022 Days of '76 is Monday, July 25th thru Saturday the 30th, 2022. The Parade is Saturday July 30th at 10 am on Historic Deadwood's Main Street. This is truly one of the best outdoor rodeos in the country. Make plans to attend today! Book your room today. For more information on rodeo events and tickets, visit the Days of ‘76 official website. For vendor and parade inquires, contact Terry Caudill.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Celebrating 82 years of the world's largest biker party on the planet! And if you need a place to stay for the rally, look no further than the Black Hills/Spearfish KOA located only 20 short miles from Sturgis! Enjoy the Rally, the Black Hills and concerts all from the most beautiful campground in the Hills!
Leading Ladies Marathon & Half Marathon
Everyone's A Star!
Run from Lead, South Dakota to Spearfish, South Dakota... down the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Come run where Dunbar danced with his wolf, where the past comes alive in historic Deadwood and legendary Lead. This is the fastest marathon course in South Dakota! May be the fastest in the West!!
Kool Deadwood Nights
Sturgis Mustang Rally
A week long Mustang Rally packed with racing, cruises, Car Show and fun events. It's not just a rally, it's a destination spot. Take your mustang to Sturgis, South Dakota for your adventure:
Racing Events: Autocross, Drag Racing, Barrel Racing, Rodeo.
Take a BFGoodrich Driving Class and learn how to increase your skills.
Burnouts like you have never seen before.
Roll the Dice for a Chance to WIN a NEW MUSTANG !
Car Show and Shine on Saturday.
From Fun Runs to Poker Runs enjoy the Scenic Cruises.
Black Hills Beer Run
Join us for the 8th Annual Black Hills Virtual Beer Run! It's a fun day of running and walking, beer tasting, and costume wearing! You pick the time to run and where you run. Post a picture on Black Hills Beer Run Facebook page. Free T-shirt! Proceeds benefit the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives. Pre-register at Active.com
Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE EVENT? This is an annual event that happens the last Friday in September at Custer State Park, located near Custer, in southwestern South Dakota. Be sure to to determine which viewing area you will be going to prior to arriving at the park on Friday morning.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022
*It is encouraged to leave pets at home. They will need to remain in a vehicle if you bring them.
Wild West Songwriters Festival
Join us in welcoming more than 20 top songwriters and artists to Deadwood to take part in the annual Wild West Songwriters Festival. This three-day festival will feature informal performances at various locations around Deadwood, writers rounds, and Grand Jam sessions. Discover the moments that inspired your favorite hits and hear the songwriters themselves put their original spin on what came to be a radio smash. Admission: Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster. Our 10-year anniversary celebration will be October 7-9, 2021.