Make it Monumental

Annual Events

Crazy Horse Volksmarch - Autumn

Sunday 2, Oct 2016
Crazy Horse Volksmarch - Autumn

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.

Haunting of Keystone

Friday 14, Oct 2016
Haunting of Keystone

From Oct 14, 15, 21-23, 28-30

The 7th Annual Haunting of Keystone presents the School from Hell, Wicked Little Miners, and the Haunted Forest. All locations Ghost Hunters Certified to have real ghosts! Maybe it’s us…maybe it’s them!

Custer State Park Open House Weekend

Saturday 20, May 2017
Custer State Park Open House Weekend

From May 20 - 22.

Each Spring Custer State Park along with the rest of the state park system celebrates the beginning of another summer season with the annual Open House Weekend. During the weekend, guests can visit the parks for free and can fish without a license.

Keystone Summer Kickoff Locals Appreciation Weekend

Sunday 4, Jun 2017
Keystone Summer Kickoff Locals Appreciation Weekend

From June 4 - 5.

Start the summer out right in Keystone! Keystone is the epicenter for attractions in the Black Hills with 80% of the most popular summer attractions within 10 miles.

There will be a citywide scavenger hunt (see attachment at the bottom), sidewalk sales, and discounts for locals!

Rush Mountain - 50% off wristbands
National Presidential Wax Museum - Free Admission
Holy Terror Mini Golf - Free Round
Grapes & Grinds - Buy 1 Get 1 on gelato and drinks
Big Thunder Gold Mine - 50% off tour and panning
Powder house Lodge - 20% off for food
Battle Creek Lodge - 20% off a one night stay
Rushmore Tramway Adventures - 50% off Alpine Slide
Jane’s Boardwalk Pizza - 10% off
Dairy Queen - Buy a shake (any size) and get a small for $1.00
Subway - Buy a 6” sub and get a free cookie
Ruby House - 20% off
Dakota Leather - 10% discount storewide (Does not include wallets)
BaRLee’s - 10% off
Keystone Mercantile - 15% off
Broken Arrow Trading Company - 50% off Durango cowboy boots, 25% off Minnetonka sandals, and the entire upstairs is 50% off or more
Keystone Historical Society - Free Admission
Earth Treasures - Free South Dakota Rock.  Stop in for special deals throughout the weekend.

Crazy Horse Volksmarch - Spring

Sunday 4, Jun 2017
Crazy Horse Volksmarch - Spring

From June 4 - 5

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.

A Monumental Independence Day Celebration

Monday 3, Jul 2017
A Monumental Independence Day Celebration

“What better place to celebrate our nation’s freedom than the home of Mount Rushmore”

Events include an Old Time Town Social, live music, and various family friendly activities.

76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sunday 6, Aug 2017
76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

From August 8 - 14

Be a part of the celebration!!! Everyone must experience Sturgis once in their lifetime. There's nothing quite like it. The streets are roaring with bikes and vendors fill the Main Street storefronts selling everything from alligator on a stick to tattoos. People are taking in all the sights and sounds including the custom bike builder exhibits, attending the world class concerts or supporting historical Jackpine Gypsies racing that started this world renowned rally. Make plans today to see what the excitement is all about!

Annual Holy Terror Days Celebration

Friday 8, Sep 2017
Annual Holy Terror Days Celebration

From Sept 9 - 10.

(Parade, BBQ, Auction, Ugly Truck Contest)

Relive the past and participate in an original celebration from the early 1900’s in Keystone. This event began as a celebration on Independence Day, July 4, 1899 on Main Street in Historic Keystone. Currently, the town celebrates the history of our community which began in the Gold Rush. Keystone relives the past with historic activities to involve the town residents and tourists who travel to the Black Hills

2016 is a special year for Holy Terror Days since the All School Reunion will be held, which only happens every 5 years.

2016 Keystone Events


Feb. 14: Annual Valentine’s Day “Death by Chocolate”, 11:30 am, United Church of Christ, Keystone

March 13: Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, 11:30am, UCC, Keystone

March 27: Sunrise Service, UCC, Keystone

June 4-5: Keystone Kickstart Weekend, Keystone

July 3: A Monumental Independence Day Celebration, Keystone

Aug 3: Carrie Ingalls Day, 1-3pm, Museum open 10am-7pm, Keystone Historical Museum, Keystone

Aug 6-11:  Annual Biker Rally Breakfast, 7-11am, Keystone Community Center

Aug 8-9: Biker Rodeo & Festival, Big Thunder Gold Mine Co. Store, Keystone

Sept 9-10: Annual Holy Terror Days Celebration, (Parade, BBQ, Auction, Ugly Truck Contest) Historic Old Keystone

Saturdays in October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29): Old Macdonald’s Fall Festival, 10am- 6pm, pumpkins for sale, pumpkin painting, snack barn, hay rides and pony and train rides

Oct 1: Executive Lodging Tour of Vacation Homes, 10am-1pm, Keystone

Oct 14-16, 21-23, 23-29, 31: Haunting of Keystone, Historic Old Keystone

Oct 14-15: Keystone Drops Dead Weekend, Keystone

Oct. 14: Keystone Merchant Trick-or-Treat 5-6:30pm

Oct 30: Buffalo Dinner, 11:30am UCC, Keystone

Nov 19: Keystone Victorian Christmas and Turkey Bingo, Keystone Community Center

Dec 24: Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Caroling, 7pm, UCC, Keystone