June 2011

27 Jun

Jun 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Did you hear? There are quite a few parades coming to History Deadwood in the month of July. Hmmm where to start where to start? I guess I will go in chronological order, that would make sense right?

Great Family Friendly Fun is about to hit Deadwood with The Northern Hills Shrine Circus on Saturday, July 2. This Circus has two performances at 2:00 pm and 7:00pm at Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds. Now you are probably wondering when the parade comes into the picture well it hits Historic Main Street at 11 am. This Deadwood parade will have circus animals and performers, along with little Shriners cars, and much much more. The parade is free to see, but the circus does cost. Tickets cost $9-Adults, $3-Children, Pre-Schoolers are free. Tickets for the circus may be purchased at the Circus or from any local Shriner. For additional information, please call 605-584-1849 or check out: http://deadwoodcircus.com/

What could be more Family Friendly than a Fourth of July celebration? Well I can’t think of anything so let me tell you about the parade on Monday, July 4. Apart of the Gold Camp Jubliee Days (July2-4) the annual Fourth of July parade will be go though Deadwood Historic Main street at 3 pm and continue to Lead where it will go through at 4 pm. When dusk hits Lead the firework show will light up the sky.

It is time to reach back into your memory banks (or just look back in the blog) remember a blog about the Xtreme Muzik The Tour? If not you should look back and read that post! Deadwood Mountain Grand and the City of Deadwood will welcome Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, and the rest of the crew with a parade. This parade will open the two days of concerts preformed by the Xtreme Muzik The Tour. The parade will start at 1 pm coming from the north end of Deadwood’s Main Street going tending at Deadwood Mountain Grand event center and casino. Deadwood Mountain Grand invites former slime plant employees to participating in the parade, if interested please contact Danielle Osloond by July 1st at dosloond@deadwoodmountaingrand.com or 605-920-1137.

Well I wont keep you for much longer, but I want to mention the Days of ’76. On Friday, July 29 at 1:30 and Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 am will be the parades for the Days of ’76 Rodeo. Keep looking for more information on the PRCA rodeo!

Be safe and have a great day!

07 Jun

Jun 07, 2011 at 04:11 pm

Howdy Deadwood Fans! Wild Bill Days is just a hop, skip and jump away from now. I can’t wait for the celebration to start. Most of all I am looking forward to the free concerts. Below is the full schedule of events better check it out!

2011 Wild Bill Days Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 17
10am – Firearms and Old West Auction Preview and Show • Lodge at Deadwood
– DockDogs Big Air Competition • Historic Main Street
11am – March of Dimes and First Gold Celebrity Shoot-Out Fundraiser • Deadwood Pavilion • Call (605) 717-7171 to register! No experience needed!
5pm – Texaco & Dana Dental Arts Country Showdown • Historic Main Street stage
6:30pm – FREE concert featuring Brock Finn
8pm – FREE concert featuring Bellamy Brothers

Saturday, June 18
9am – Cowboy Fast Draw Championships • Deadwood Pavilion
– Firearms and Old West Auction Preview and Show • Lodge at Deadwood
10am – DockDogs Big Air Competition • Historic Main Street
3pm – DockDogs Speed Retrieve Competition
4pm – Free concert featuring Country Showdown Winner • Historic Main Street stage
5pm – – Free concert featuring Startz N Endz • Historic Main Street
Speed Retrieve Finals • Historic Main Street
5:30pm – DockDogs Big Air Finals
6:30 – Free concert featuring Brock Finn
8pm – Free concert featuring Joe Diffie

Sunday, June 19
9am – Cowboy Fast Draw Championships • Deadwood Pavilion
10am – Firearms and Old West Auction Preview and Show • Lodge at Deadwood

07 Jun

Jun 07, 2011 at 03:51 pm

Dear Friend of South Dakota Tourism,

This is a quick email to let you know that despite the flooding crisis facing the river cities of Pierre/Fort Pierre and Dakota Dunes in South Dakota, the rest of the state is in great shape to welcome visitors who are making South Dakota their family vacation destination. Please click on this link to view a tourism video message from South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv293g5xQrs

As our Governor stated a few days ago, we do not want to minimize the impact of the flooding in the river cities of Pierre/Fort Pierre and Dakota Dunes. We are facing a significant challenge with flooding along the Missouri River in these areas. But we have had inquiries from folks wondering if it is okay to continue with their vacation plans to South Dakota and our answer is, ‘Absolutely’! Our major highways and interstates are not affected by the controlled flooding, and the state is open for tourism business!

Fishing and boating is as good on the river and on our lakes as it has been and hundreds of campsites are available. All boat ramps and campgrounds north of Pierre/Fort Pierre on Lake Oahe remain open, and the same is true for Lewis and Clark Lake in Yankton. We encourage visitors who have questions about any vacation plans along the Missouri River to check the websites of the South Dakota Departments of Tourism (www.TravelSD.com) and Game, Fish and Parks (www.gfp.sd.gov) for the latest information. Please contact your hotel/motel, campground or fishing resort before leaving on your trip to check on the latest information.

Our visitor industry is geared up and ready to welcome our visitors with the flair of friendship and hospitality that only South Dakotans can provide. From Sioux Falls to Sisseton, Aberdeen to Akaska, Mobridge to Murdo, and throughout the northern and southern Black Hills, our visitor attractions and events are ready to roll out the red carpet for our guests.

All the best,


James D. Hagen, Secretary

Department of Tourism

01 Jun

Jun 01, 2011 at 09:28 am

Do to a break out of Equine Herpes Virus 1 the Showdeo has been canceled. This disease is fetal in horses and cases have been tracked to Western States and Canada.

Sorry to anyone that was interested in going to the Showdeo! Hope you can enjoy the other festivities in Historic Deadwood during Wild Bill Days June 17-19.