Experience The Black Hills

Let your hair down and bask in the sun at these end of summer celebrations during your stay at Comfort Suites in Rapid City, SD.

The days are getting shorter and the first day of school is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing – summer is starting to yet again wind down for another year. And if you feel like you haven’t properly enjoyed these summer days and are dreading the upcoming chill, don’t fret! There are still plenty of summer celebrations that you can take part in during your stay at Comfort Suites in Rapid City, SD. Read on for some of the hottest events and exciting summertime activities taking place throughout the Black Hills this August.

Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show

Take part in an old fashioned western feast and lively dinner show at Fort Hays Old West Town and Dinner Show, which offers a nightly chuckwagon dinner and music variety show from mid-May through October. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 5 p.m. to purchase tickets and browse the Dances with Wolves film set before the action begins. At 6:30 p.m., dinner is served, with the spread including sliced beef, baked chicken, chuckwagon potatoes, western baked beans, spice cake and more, all dished out on homemade tin plates. The music and comedy variety show then begins at 7:15 p.m., and is sure to provide a foot stompin’ good time! Make sure to bring your camera to capture this experience! Click here for more information and to book your visit today.

79th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

If you have not yet been to the Black Hills in late June/early August, then get ready for a truly one-of-a-kind sight as hundreds of thousands of bikers come into the area for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. From August 2 – August 11, Sturgis is abuzz with tons of vendors offering everything from delicious food to rally apparel, concerts featuring world-famous acts, and much, much more. A walk though Sturgis is a must to experience this event that draws in people from all over the world. Learn more about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and view a full schedule of events here.

Storybook Island’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

The beloved fairytale park located in western Rapid City is turning the big 60 and wants you to join in on the festivities! Head to Storybook Island on Saturday, August 17th, and browse the many statues of timeless characters, take a ride on the new-this-year carousel and indulge in a slice of birthday cake that the park will be serving visitors. And the best part is that admission to Storybook Island is free, making this a cheap outing that all ages will love. Visit Storybook Island’s website to stay current on their latest news and events.

Kool Deadwood Nights

2019 marks 25 years of Kool Deadwood Nights, an annual event that brings together car enthusiasts for four days of classic cars, live music, and more. This year’s event runs August 22 through August 25 and will feature performances by The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, the Classics IV and The Cowsills, and plenty of other fun for the whole family.  For a schedule of events, head to Deadwood’s website.

Free Entrance Day to National Parks

Celebrate the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service on August 25th, when entrance into all national parks will be absolutely free of charge. This is the perfect chance to explore South Dakota’s unique national parks, which include Wind Cave, Jewel Cave and the Badlands. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Even though summer is coming to an end, great fun and entertainment in the Black Hills is in full swing. After basking in the sun at these local events, return to the comforts of your air conditioned room here at Comfort Suites!