Wild Bill Days 2023


June 16, 2023 - June 17, 2023

Wild Bill Days, June 15-17, 2023

Celebrate the life and times of Deadwood’s most famous gunslinger—Wild Bill Hickok at Wild Bill Days. See big name artists and your favorite bands perform live concerts on Main Street all weekend long and Outlaw Square will host a free kick-off concert on Thursday, June 15. 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.

Headlining the Friday, June 16 free concert on the Main Street Stage: Lonestar
Headlining the Saturday, June 17 free concert on the Main Street Stage: Mark Chesnutt

Additional bands will be announced soon.

DockDog Competition


Wild Bill Days has something for all tastes and ages – and something for the dogs! National DockDogs Competition will be back for its 15th year! Call (330) 241-4975 or email dd_admin@dockdogs.com for more info. This event is FREE to watch and located in front of the Historic Franklin Hotel. Registration and practice at 10am both days. Events include Big Air and Speed Retrieval. Competitions begin every 1.5 hour starting at 11am.

Gold Panning & Sluicing

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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 16 & 17.You can even pan “pay dirt” for a fee!

Wild Bill Days Collector Car & Memorabilia Auction

Saturday, June 17 beginning at 9am
This 9th 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.



Love to read?

Come to the 6th Annual Wild Deadwood Reads book fair at The Lodge at Deadwood on June 17th 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.

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