Experience The Black Hills

Take part in one of the many June events taking place in the Black Hills during your stay

June Events in the Black Hills

Glistening lakes, sunny days and fun around every corner – summer has officially hit the Black Hills! During your stay at Comfort Suites in Rapid City, SD, take part in the warm weather festivities by joining in on one of the many June events taking place throughout the area. We’ve compiled some of the hottest (no pun intended) celebrations for you to start your summer with a bang!

Movies Under the Stars

Whether you’re from Rapid City or just driving through, watching a heartwarming movie while taking in the fresh air of the Black Hills is the perfect way to start off the week. Every Monday at dusk in Main Street Square, a family-friendly movie will be shown, with admission being free for the entire crew! Grab some delicious ice cream or a refreshing smoothie at the nearby Silver Linings Creamery and Alternative Fuel Coffee House, just a few steps away from your front row seat in the Square! Movies Under the Stars kicks off on June 3rd and is just a 10 minute drive from Comfort Suites, so grab your loved ones and enjoy a relaxing night out on the town! Check out the schedule schedule and latest announcements for Movies Under the Stars on the Main Street Square website. 

Find Your Park Festival

The famous Jewel Cave National Monument is teaming up with all of the beautiful parks and trails of the Black Hills for an event made just for outdoor enthusiasts! The Find Your Park Festival is the place to go if you’re looking to learn more about all of the best hot spots for hiking, biking, or just appreciating the breathtaking nature in the Black Hills. Spend your day at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City on June 8th to explore the abundance of informative booths, activities, events and presentations, all while being surrounded by people who love the outdoors as much as you do! Downtown Rapid City is only a 10 minute drive from Comfort Suites and this event is free for all visitors, making it a convenient, affordable outing during your vacation. Learn more about this summer kick-off event here.

Black Hills Mountain Fest

Unique to the Black Hills area, this early-summer bash has everything the outdoor aficionado could ever dream of! The Black Hills Mountain Fest was created to showcase the many ways that people enjoy the Black Hills, from mountain biking to trail running. There are four main events during the festival: the Black Hills Trail Series, a mountain bike race, a youth XC bike race, and a sand volleyball tournament. Filling in the time between the events are live concerts, a beer garden, and awards for event winners. The fun starts at 5 pm on Friday, June 21st with a welcome reception and lasts through Sunday, June 23rd. The Black Hills Mountain Fest will be held at Founder’s Park in Rapid City, which is only a 15 minute drive from the Comfort Suites. Click here to read the schedule of events and to register to take part in the main events.   

Park-to-Park 10K

On Sunday, June 23rd, Rapid City is offering the chance to get your heart pumping and win a nice shiny medal while you’re at it! At the Park-to-Park 10K, participants ages 15 to 75+ are invited to run individually or with a group along a gorgeous route that runs through both Sioux Park and Canyon Lake Park. If running isn’t your thing, you’re still welcome to watch the excitement and cheer the runners on from the sidelines! The race start at 8am and the awards will follow at 9:30am. This is the perfect chance to celebrate the great outdoors and the coming of the warm weather ahead of us, so head on over to Sioux Park, which is a quick 15 minute drive from the Comfort Suites, and enjoy a nice June morning run in the sun! Learn more about the Park-to-Park 10k here. 

Whether you like to attend outdoor events to learn more about the stunning nature around us or to join in on a little friendly competition, you’ll find the perfect activity during your stay at Comfort Suites in Rapid City!