Events and Calendar

Every vacation season, there are dozens of events at our Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch and around the Black Hills that inspire, excite and engage travelers to the area. As you consider your South Dakota getaway, check out our list of events and note in your travel calendar the dates that catch your eye.

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June 2021

Mount Rushmore Rodeo #1

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo #2

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.

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August 2021

Mount Rushmore Rodeo #3

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.

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Mount Rushmore Rodeo #4

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.

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September 2021

Mount Rushmore Rodeo #5

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch.

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Black Hills Polkapalooza

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - September 11 @ 10:00 pm
Mt Rushmore Resort, 12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

POLKAPALOOZA is back for 2021! Join us for this exciting event, hosted by the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch, home to Mount Rushmore KOA and Mount Rushmore Lodge. Polkapalooza is a summertime favorite for travelers and locals alike. At only $5 per person per night for admission, Polkapalooza is a bargain. Each night from 4:00-10:00 P.M. you can sample some authentic German food and drink, listen to two great Polka bands, and show off your dancing moves.  

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