WILD BILL DAYS 2024
Wild Bill Days, June 13-15, 2024
Celebrate the life and times of Deadwood’s most famous gunslinger—Wild Bill Hickok at Wild Bill Days. See your favorite bands perform live concerts on Main Street all weekend long. Outlaw Square will host a free kick-off concert on Thursday, June 13. The music moves to Main Street on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. Bands will be announced in early 2024. Along with the awesome free concerts, you can also check out the National Dock Dogs Competition, watch (or participate in) a classic car auction, learn the tricks of gold panning and sluicing from Northern Hills Prospectors, right on Main Street! Book Your Room Today! Call 1-800-999-1876 for more information. ** All times are subject to change due to weather or technical issues. Thank you for understanding.
LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 13
8 p.m.: Ivory – At Outlaw Square
Friday, June 14 – Main Street Stage
5 p.m.: 484th Army Band
6:15 p.m.: Brandon Jones
8 p.m.: Aaron Tippin
Saturday, June 15 – Main Street Stage
2 p.m.: Trial of Jack McCall
3 p.m.: Dakota Country
4 :15 p.m.: Jessica Loobey
5:30 p.m.: Tristen Schofield and Drive By Night
6:45 p.m.: TBA
8:00 p.m: Pam Tillis
Open Container Times: Thursday 5-10pm, Friday Noon-10pm,Saturday Noon-10pm PENDING CITY COMMISSION APPROVAL • In Official Cups Only • Only in Designated Areas
Wild Bill Days has something for all tastes and ages – and something for the dogs! National DockDogs Competition will be back for its 16th year! Call (330) 241-4975 or email email@example.com for more info. This event is FREE to watch and located in front of the Historic Franklin Hotel. Registration and practice at 10am Friday and Saturday. Events include Big Air and Speed Retrieval. Competitions begin every 1.5 hour starting at 11am.
Deadwood Alive Performances
The Trial of Jack McCall is performed for free at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15 on the Main Street stage during Wild Bill Days! Deadwood’s famous (and FREE!) shootout schedule is subject to change during this event.
Gold Panning & Sluicing
Learn to gold pan and sluice on Historic Main Street! Northern Hills Prospectors of Lead-Deadwood provide lessons for free, from 10am to 5pm on both Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15. You can even pan “pay dirt” for a fee!
Wild Bill Days Collector Car & Memorabilia Auction
Saturday, June 15 beginning at 10am
This 10th annual auction is held inside Deadwood Mt. Grand’s event center. McPherson Auction is planning to sell nearly 75 high quality and unique classic cars and memorabilia! Do you have a car you’d like to list? Contact McPherson Auction & Realty at 605-348-1369. Classic Car Auction check-in is from noon to 5pm on Friday in Deadwood Mountain Grand’s event center.
Deadwood History Programming
Friday, June 14: History on the Lawn: The Past is Present –Portrait photographer and artist Kary Janousek from Fargo, North Dakota, will touch on the historical beginnings of photography and how it affected society. Explaining briefly the process of wet plate collodion and its specific role in history from the 1850s to the late 1880s, and why it still has a place in modern society today. The demonstration will pose a sitter, creating the plate, taking the exposure, and then fixing it on site for people to see the results. Five addition sittings will be sold for $75 per sitting at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 p.m. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; free for members and $5 for non-members. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).
Wild Deadwood Reads
Love to read?
Come to the 7th Annual Wild Deadwood Reads book fair at The Lodge at Deadwood on June 15th from 10 am to 3 pm! In attendance will be more than 80 authors from all over the country, including bestselling and award-winning authors of every genre—romance, historical, Christian, children’s, mystery, thrillers, Western, non-fiction and more. You will be able to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
There will be numerous giveaways and prizes.
Admittance is FREE, so bring the whole family and find your new favorite books and authors.
Midnight Cowboy Run
10pm or 11pm: Deadwood’s 10th Annual Deadwood Midnight Cowboy Run 5K – two start times available. Midnight Cowboy Run is the newest, most eye dazzling, and illuminating night fun run/walk. This is an un-timed run/walk that is approximately 3 miles. Runners and walkers of all speeds and experience are welcomed. Participants start late Friday night at the edge of Historic Deadwood on the Mickelson Trial which is part of the rails to trails project in our beautiful Black Hills!
More info, schedule, and registration will be announced soon.
Mr. Wu and Friends at Mr. Wu’s Casino in Deadwood
June 13 to June 15, Mr. Wu’s Casino in Deadwood is having a big event celebrating Wild Bill Days. There will be food, music and special guests from the HBO show, Keone Young (Mr. Wu), W. Earl Brown (Dan Dority) and Geri Jewell (Jewel) to help celebrate. Additional information and schedule will be announced soon.
Citywide Yard and Garage Sales in Deadwood, Lead and Central City
Information will be announced soon.
Wiem, Wine, and Cheese
Information will be announced soon.