Life of the [Western] Party: Deadwood Events

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DEADWOOD, SD – Reenactment of a gunfight in the Black Hills, S.D.

Deadwood Events Make this Town Lively

By Deborah S Nelson, VRTG Travel Writer/Publisher

Although literally named after a few dead trees, the town of Deadwood, South Dakota is far from dead. Indeed, an abundance of creative and stimulating Deadwood events keep this town hopping. Due to the antique buildings from the Gold Rush era, the city itself is a designated National Historic Landmark District. Plus, Deadwood is the historical hub of the Wild West in South Dakota. Not only does this quaint little town constantly brim with Deadwood events such as concerts, museums, historical landmarks, and western style food, Deadwood is the life of the party throughout the year. Are you interested in Deadwood events? Keep reading to learn things to do nearby a Find Rentals-booked vacation rental home.

Deadwood Events in Springs: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day in USA West with Horseshoes for Luck.

Deadwood has hosted several events yearly from Mardi Gras to Pro Snocross Races. However, March is just around the corner when green pops up everywhere. Deadwood’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend this year is from March 16th, 2018 to March 17th, 2018 is always accompanied by anticipation, excitement, and “leprechauns!” This year the event actually starts Thursday night with a St. Patrick’s Day Cancer Society fundraiser on March 15, 2018, and goes from about 8:00 to 10:00 pm.

Then, this year’s (2018) festivities will include Leprechaun Olympics and the St. Patrick’s Poker Run. The event on March 16th will begin at 5 and last until 10 pm–while the March 17th preparations start at 9 am and last until 8 pm. The St. Patrick’s Parade starts at noon on Saturday whilst the annual Pub Crawl begins at 2:30 pm. Keep in the mind, you must be 21 to participate in the Pub Crawl. All events will take place on the Deadwood Main Street with a constant stream of food, music, and other festivities.

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Wine and grapes prepared for Wine Festival in Deadwood Events

Forks, Corks & Kegs Food and Wine Festival—More Events in Deadwood, South Dakota

Fine wine, unique brews, and delicious meals are a specialty in the quaint town of Deadwood, South Dakota. Join hundreds of participants on April 6th and 7th, 2018 to sample food, beer and wine from across the Black Hills. The event will range over several different towns, each with their own particular venues. You can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster. However, you must be over 21 for this event. Nevertheless, this all-inclusive ticket will provide you trolley transportation while you taste wines. Also, included are drink and food samples, commemorative glassware, Deadwood Appetizer Crawl, Deadwood Dine Around as well as the Grand Tasting. Get your tickets now, since only 1,000 tickets are on sale.

Deadwood Events Cover Fitness, too—Mickelson Trail Marathon

If you are a fitness nut, June opens with a few options for challenging your body. Indeed, to take your fitness level higher, you may want to train for the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, or the 5 Person Marathon Relay. This year’s race runs June 3rd, 2018 and includes 26.2 miles of the majestic Black Hills landscape. Although, what are Deadwood events without a post-race party sponsored by local businesses with a buffet and drinks? In addition, open for a variety of ages, this event includes a Kid’s Wonderful 1k and the Mickelson Fast 5k race as well. Furthermore, parking is free. Also, you may see the Mickelson Trail Marathon website for more information.

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