Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check events’ websites/postings before attending.

1.) Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo

February 1-4 | Central States Fairgrounds | Rapid City | Times Vary

Join the crowd and check out the 2023 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo. The second largest event in the state boasts over 120 different livestock, horse and rodeo events, over 300 vendors to shop from, and live entertainment from Justin Moore, Muscadine Bloodline, and more.

The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo has fun for the whole family with stock and trade shows, livestock sales, an animal nursery, and art shows.


2.) Mardi Gras Weekend

February 10-11 | Main Street | Deadwood | Times Vary

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a fun weekend in Downtown Deadwood. Start the weekend off with the new Deadwood Cajun Cocktail Crawl at various locations throughout Deadwood before heading off to the annual Masquerade Party at the Historic Franklin Hotel on Friday. Celebrate Saturday with a Cajun Food Cook-off, the annual Mardi Gras Parade, and end the weekend with live music by Crawdaddio at the Franklin.


3.) Winterfest

February 17-19| Various Locations | Lead | Times Vary

Connect with locals by celebrating at the 2-day snow party in Lead, Winterfest. Participate in the Axbow Fat Tire Bike Race, the Eagle Cliff Ski Association’s 21st Anniversary ski tour and bratwurst cookout, a firework show, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, a chili feed, music, kids activities, and more. 


4.) Calamity’s Shindig

February 24 | Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center | Deadwood | 6 p.m.

Head to Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center for Calamity’s Shindig. Enjoy musical entertainment from Kenny Putnam, Dalyce Sellers, and Mike Connor, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks by Cheyenne Crossing, and support Deadwood History during the silent and live auctions. 


5.) Sioux Empire Home Show

February 24-26 | Sioux Falls Convention Center & Arena | Sioux Falls | Times Vary

Whether you’re building, renovating, landscaping, or just looking, be sure to check out the 65th annual Sioux Empire Home Show. Meet with experts to see the latest home-related trends and get inspiration for your future building, renovation or landscaping projects.


6.) Nemo 500 Outhouse Races

February 25 | Guest Ranch | Nemo | 10 a.m.

The 17th Annual Nemo 500 offers a day of free fun with the Outhouse Races for adults and the Scoop Shovel Races for kids. Before taking in the races, be sure to stop and taste the Chili Cook-Off and see who wins the cash prize. All proceeds from the event will benefit the NAJA Shrine Children’s Transportation fund.


*All photos for 6 Things are submitted by the event or its promoter unless otherwise noted.

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