Wild Bill Days 2024


June 13, 2024 - June 15, 2024

Wild Bill Days, June 13-15, 2024
40th Anniversary!

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.

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.: Sidehackers
8:00 p.m: Pam Tillis

Open Container Times: Thursday 5-10pm, Friday Noon-10pm, Saturday Noon-10pm • In Official Cups Only • Only in Designated Areas

Chair Setup for Main Street Stage:

Friday: From the front of the stage to Lee Street, spectators can begin putting up chairs as soon as 10 am. If the City is done setting up the dance area, they can set them up sooner. Lee St. to Deadwood St./Shine St. at 10 am.

Saturday: From the front of the stage to Lee Street, spectators can begin putting up chairs as soon as 5 am. Lee St. to Deadwood St./Shine St. at 10 am.

All chairs must be often main street by 10 pm or they will be confiscated.


DockDog Competition


NEW in 2024, an extra day of DockDogs on Thursday! 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 dd_admin@dockdogs.com for more info. This event is FREE to watch and located in front of the Historic Franklin Hotel.

Thu. Jun 13 2024

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 12:00 pm
  • Speed Retrieve Wave #1 – 1:00 pm
  • Extreme Vertical Wave #1 – 3:00 pm

Fri. Jun 14 2024

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave #1 – 11:00 am
  • Big Air Wave #2 – 1:30 pm
  • Extreme Vertical Wave #2 – 4:00 pm

Sat. Jun 15 2024

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 9:00 am
  • Big Air Wave #3 – 10:00 am
  • Big Air Wave #4 – 12:30 pm
  • Speed Retrieve Wave #2 – 3:00 pm
  • Big Air Finals – 5:00 pm (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

Deadwood Alive Performances

deadwood alive

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.

Deadwood Alive Schedule For Wild Bill Days

Regularly scheduled times will be altered for the event.

THURSDAY: Shootouts at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm all in front of Gold Dust, Capture of Jack McCall in front of the Saloon 10 at 7:35 pm, Trial of Jack McCall at 8:00 pm in the Wild Bill Theater. No Stagecoach.

FRIDAY: Shootouts at 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm at the Gold Dust OR Outlaw Square, depending on crowd size on Main Street. No Stagecoach.

SATURDAY: Meet the reenactors at Outlaw Square 1:00-1:30 pm. Free performance of the Trial of Jack McCall at 2:00 pm on the Main Street Stage. No Shootouts. No Stagecoach.

Gold Panning & Sluicing

gold panning

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 parking garage in the lower level.

  www.mcphersonauction.com (info)

Consign a Vehicle Here

Mr Wu's Wild Bill Days

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. From 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. there will be FREE BBQ, bottomless $10 Draft Beer, music and special guests from the HBO show, Keone Young (Mr. Wu), W. Earl Brown (Dan Dority) and Geri Jewell (Jewel) to help celebrate.

Daily, 1:00-9:00pm – Complimentary BBQ and bottomless $10 Draft Beer.
Daily, 1:00-9:00pm – Meet the actors for HBO’s Deadwood.

Thursday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. – FREE concert featuring West Bound
Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. – FREE concert featuring Pumpin’ Ethyl

Friday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. – FREE concert featuring Stereo Trip
Friday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. – FREE concert featuring Narrow Gauge “Top rated country rock band in Colorado”

Saturday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. – FREE concert featuring West Bound
Saturday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. – FREE concert featuring Narrow Gauge “Top rated country rock band in Colorado”

Kids Activities

On Saturday, June 15 from 10 am – 2 pm there will be kid’s activities in Outlaw Square!

Activities will include: Pin the Hat on the Cowboy, a Cowboy Hat Ring Toss, and a “Wanted” Photo Booth! Meet the reenactors at Outlaw Square 1:00-1:30 pm.

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

Friday, June 14 at 9:30 pm: Deadwood’s 10th Annual Deadwood Midnight Cowboy Run 5K  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!

Registration along with glow attire will be at Outlaw Square from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, you are also welcome to sign up at the registration booth starting at noon on Friday, June 14 at Outlaw Square. All runners will receive a free T-shirt on the day of the race! Runners can also park at the THC shop next to where the race begins.

Sign Up Here: 2024 Deadwood Midnight Cowboy Glow Run (runsignup.com)

Treasures, Trash for Cash – Annual Citywide Yard Sale

Monument Health Deadwood Hospital is accepting addresses for The Annual Citywide Yard Sale, “Treasures, Trash for Cash”.  The event will take place Saturday, June 15th, 2024 from 7 am – 2 pm for the residents of Deadwood, Central City, and Lead.

This one-day event is a simultaneous yard sale that gives residents, organizations, and businesses the opportunity to increase their potential customers by having a coordinated date and advertising campaign.  Maps with addresses and site locations will be printed and available by the Black Hills Pioneer the week of Saturday, June 15th, 2024.

Names & Addresses need to be submitted no later than Friday, May 31, 2024, at 4 pm to be noted on the yard/garage sale map.  Please call (605) 717-6007 to add your location to the list.

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