Wild Bill Days 2021

WILD BILL DAYS 2021

June 18, 2021 - June 19, 2021

Ronnie Milsap and Jo Dee Messina have confirmed for 2021 Wild Bill Days!
June 18 & 19, 2021

Wild Bill Days – Deadwood, South Dakota

Celebrate the life and times of one of Deadwood’s most famous gunslingers—Wild Bill Hickok. See big name artists and your favorite bands perform live concerts on Main Street all weekend long. Headline concerts in 2021 are Ronnie Milsap on Friday, June 18 and Jo Dee Messina Saturday night, June 19. 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.

Wild Bill Days in Deadwood


Thursday, June 17

8-10amOutlaw Square FREE fitness classes with Sunrise Yoga taught by a local yoga instructor at 8am, followed by Zumba at 9am. 

6:15-7:15pmDeadwood History Presents Family Fun Night featuring the Black Hills Raptor Center. The Black Hills Raptor Center will be bringing their Birds of Prey to talk about area wildlife and their program’s conservation efforts – FREE in Outlaw Square. 

8:15pmWild Bill Days kickoff concert – FREE in Outlaw Square. Headlined by TBD. 

Friday, June 18

10a: DockDogs registration & practice — call (330) 241-4975 to register— Main Street in front of the Silverado/Franklin

10am-5pm: Gold Panning and Sluice Demonstrations — Main Street

11am: DockDogs Big Air Competitions begin, will begin every 1.5 hours (11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm) — Main Street in front of the Silverado/Franklin

Noon: History on the Lawn: The True West Thank You Tour – Author and Executive Editor of True West magazine, Bob Boze Bell, has some stories to share about how Geronimo became the most famous Native American in the world and why paratroopers call out Geronimo’s name when they jump. Boze Bell will discuss his controversial third and final Billy the Kid book and why he doesn’t believe the official version of the Kid’s death. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 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). Book signing to follow.

Noon-5pm: Classic Car Auction check-in – Lower level of Deadwood Mountain Grand 5pm

5pm: Main Street Concert: Sidehackers

Noon-5pm: Wild Bill Motorcycle Classic Poker Run Registration – In front of Sick Boy, 616 Main Street 

Noon-10pm: Motorcycle parking on Lower Main Street from Wild Bill Bar to Nugget Saloon

5-10pm: Open container in zones 1 & 2

6:15pm: Main Street Concert: The Lonely Rangers

8pm: Main Street Concert: Ronnie Milsap

10:30pm or 11pm: Deadwood’s 7th Annual Deadwood Midnight Cowboy Run 5K – two start times available, 10:30pm or 11pm. Visit www.midnightcowboyrun.com for more info and registration.

Saturday, June 19

8am: Wild Bill Motorcycle Classic Poker Run Registration – Welcome Center, 501 Main Street

9am: 7th annual Wild Bill Days Classic Car Auction – Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center – For more information contact McPherson Auction & Realty, 605-348-1369 or mcphersonauction.com.

10am: DockDogs registration & practice – Main Street in front of the Silverado/Franklin

10am-3pm: Wild Deadwood Reads – 4th annual Wild Deadwood Reads book fair – The Lodge at Deadwood  – FREE admittance, 70+ 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. Info at www.wilddeadwoodreads.com.

10am-5pm: Wild Bill Motorcycle Classic – Poker Run – Throughout the Black Hills 

10am-5pm: Gold Panning and Sluice Demonstrations — Historic Main Street 

11am: DockDogs Big Air Competitions begin, will begin every 1.5 hours (11am, 12:30pm, 2pm) – Main Street in front of the Silverado/Franklin

Noon    Trial of Jack McCall — Main Street Stage

Noon-10pm: Motorcycle parking on Lower Main Street from Wild Bill Bar to Nugget Saloon

1pm: Main Street Concert: Flannel

3pm: Main Street Concert: Dakota Country

3:30pm: DockDogs Speed Retrieve Competition (All in one Finals) – Main Street in front of the Silverado/Franklin

4:45pm: Main Street Concert: Sidehackers

5pm: DockDogs Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals) — Main Street in front of the Silverado/Franklin

5pm: Wild Bill Motorcycle Classic – Poker Run Cards Deadline – All Wild Bill Motorcycle Classic Poker Run cards must be turned into by 5pm to Sick Boys on Main Street; winners will be announced on the Main Street Stage around 7pm.

6pm: Main Street Concert: Brandon Jones 

8pm: Main Street Concert: Jo Dee Messina

*All times are subject to change.


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 13th year! All dogs are welcome! Call (330) 241-4975 or email dd_admin@dockdogs.com for more info or to get signed up.

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

Main Street – 10am to 5pm, Friday & Saturday, June 18 & 19
Learn to gold pan and sluice on Historic Main Street! Lessons are free. If you’d like to pan “pay dirt” there is a fee.


Wild Bill Days Collector Car & Memorabilia Auction

Saturday, June 19 beginning at 9am
This 7th 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.

  www.mcphersonauction.com


Wild Deadwood Reads

Love to read?

Come to the 4th annual Wild Deadwood Reads book fair at the The Lodge at Deadwood on June 19th from 10 am to 3 pm! In attendance will be more than 70 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.

Our MC, actor and cover model Michael Foster, will oversee the show. Michael has been featured in many movies and television shows including Walking Dead, Lethal Weapon, and the upcoming theatrical release, Wolf Hound. Attending authors include bestselling authors T.S. Joyce, Suzan Tizdale, and Cynthia Woolf as well as many local authors. Cover models Robert Kelly, Jonny James, and Blake Sevani will also be in attendance.

Be sure to visit our website, https://wilddeadwoodreads.com/, for a complete list of all the authors that will be at Wild Deadwood Reads.

There will be numerous giveaways and prizes.

Tickets for some amazing raffle baskets to benefit the Shiloh Horse Rescue of Deadwood will be available for purchase at the event.

Admittance is FREE so bring the whole family and find your new favorite books and authors.

Multi-Author, Multi-Genre Book Fair
Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 10 am to 3 pm
WildDeadwoodReads.com for more information


Wild Bill Motorcycle Classic

MOTORCYCLE CLASSIC, DEADWOOD, SD
In the days of Wild Bill, horsepower meant something much different from what it does today. Ride into the Wild West with some modern-day horsepower and enjoy camaraderie and free entertainment!

Poker run registration is $20!

FREE entertainment is being held as a part of Wild Bill Days, and Wild Bill Motorcycle Classic participants are invited to join the party! Exclusive Main Street parking is available to Motorcycle Classic participants.


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