Rapid City & Black Hills Event Guide

The historic Hotel Alex Johnson is delighted to welcome you to the beautiful Black Hills and Downtown Rapid City. Home to bountiful dining, shopping, drinking, and entertainment, the region is filled to the brim with inviting adventures of all shapes and kinds. Keep on reading to get the lowdown on the latest seasonal events that you won’t want to miss in and around the hotel.

Summer 2023

Recurring Events:

Musical Mondays: Select Mondays – Vertex Sky Bar – Rapid City

Summer Nights Concert Series: Thursdays, through the end of Summer – Downtown Rapid City

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony: Nightly, beginning at Dark – Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Keystone

Legends In Light Laser-light Show: Nightly, through Sept. 30 – Crazy Horse Memorial – Custer



July 30-Aug. 12: 9 to 5 The MusicalBlack Hills Playhouse – Custer State Park



Aug. 4-13: 83rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle RallySturgis

Aug. 18-27: Central States Fair – Rapid City Central States Fairgrounds

Aug. 23-27: Kool Deadwood NitesDeadwood



Sept. 15: Deadwood Jam – Outlaw Square, Deadwood

Sept. 28-30: Buffalo Roundup and Arts FestivalCuster State Park