Things to Do

Looking for something to do? You came to the right place! South Dakota is bursting at the seams with unique attractions, historic sites, beautiful lakes and streams, and all sorts of events happening everyday across the state. My goal is to share some of my favorite things, fond memories and some places on my bucket list.

2019 South Dakota Festival of Books

2019 South Dakota Festival of Books

October 2 at 5:30 PM – October 6 at 3:00 PM MDT Deadwood, South Dakota Hosted by South Dakota Humanities Council The 17th annual South Dakota Festival of Books, Oct. 4-6, 2019 in Deadwood, will feature more than 60 presenting authors – including Heather Graham...

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Josh’s Holiday Lights

Josh’s Holiday Lights

Halloween Light Show 2019 Light shows will be running the whole month of October. Sunday - Thursday 7 pm - 9 pm and Friday and Saturday 7 pm - 10 pm The light show is free, but I do like to give back to the community so this year for the whole month of October I'm...

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Deadwood History Fall Events

Deadwood History Fall Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS October – December, 2019 October 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19:  Paranormal Investigations of the Adams House – Join Deadwood History and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) for an exclusive ninety minute paranormal investigation of one of...

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The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9 AM – 4 PM Rapid City, Main Street Square Downtown's biggest festival, The Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, returns for the eleventh year. Visit Main Street Square, venture down Sixth St., and into Memorial Park for a day full of fall...

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Trial of Jack McCall

Trial of Jack McCall

Trial of Jack McCall https://www.deadwoodalive.com/trial-of-jack-mccall.html The Trial of Jack McCall has been performed in Deadwood since the mid-1920s, making it one of nation’s longest running plays. The play is based on the actual trial which took place in the...

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Deadwood Brothel Tour

Deadwood Brothel Tour

I took in The Brothel Fundraiser Tour above the Eagle Bar and Steakhouse on Deadwood's main street. Carolyn and Rose from Deadwood History showed me around the old brothel and talked about the future plans of restoring the building, and its historical significance to...

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The Deadwood Stage

The Deadwood Stage

I love the sound of the horses hooves echoing up and down historic Deadwood's main street.  Deadwood Stagecoach Rides One of the most recognizable Old West icons in existence is the famous Deadwood Stagecoach. The Deadwood Stage was featured for many years by...

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South Dakota Governors Cup

South Dakota Governors Cup

45th Annual South Dakota Governors Cup The Original Walleye Tournament July 20th & 21st - Lake Oahe Spring Creek ATTENTION! This year, for the first time ever, we will be auctioning off an original Joshua Spies painting. This will be open to the public and...

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