Summer Events Off to Spooky Start in Deadwood

Summer Events Off to Spooky Start in Deadwood

Going on in June: Unveiling the Ghost of Agnes Dowd, on June 22, 2024. Deadwood PBR, Gates open at 5:30pm both nights, June 7-8, 2024. Ian Munsick Boots, Buckles and Bolos Tour 7pm both nights on June 7-8, 2024. Wild Bill Days June 13-15, 2024. Mickelson Trail Summer Trek June 21-24, 2024. Deadwood Shrine Circus 2pm and 7pm on June 22, 2024. Lauren Alaina 8pm June 27, 2024. Monster Trucks 7:30pm June 29 and 2pm June 30, 2024

Summer is just starting so it’s a long way from what is popularly known as “spooky season” in the fall – but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some paranormal thrills this month. 

Deadwood History, Inc. and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations will host a real paranormal investigation (what some might call a ghost hunt), Unveiling the Ghost of Agnes Dowd, on June 22, 2024, at The Brothel Deadwood during the Black Hills Redemption event. 

Investigators will search for the “Swamp Ghost Girl,” Agnes Dowd, who died on Sept. 4, 1883, at The Brothel Deadwood, one of Deadwood History, Inc’s. historically preserved sites. Investigations are offered at 6pm, 7:30pm, 9pm and 10:30pm, and each will last 80 to 85 minutes. 

Tickets are $45 and groups are limited to 20 people. Participants must be at least 16 years old. For more information and to buy tickets, visit DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800. 

Not interested in the paranormal? There are plenty of other events in Deadwood this month. Here are some we’re the most excited about:

Deadwood PBR 

What: Some of the best bull riders on the Professional Bull Riding circuit will be in town for two days of rodeo rough riding. 

When: Gates open at 5:30pm both nights, June 7-8, 2024

Where: Days of ‘76 Arena 

Cost: Tickets start at $14, available at www.deadwood.com/event/deadwood-pbr/ 

We have rodeo-themed drink specials over Memorial Day weekend and during the PBR weekend, including $3 mimosas and $5 Pendleton whiskey. 

Ian Munsick Boots, Buckles and Bolos Tour

What: Rising country music star Ian Munsick will headline two nights of concerts, featuring different openers each night. Ryan Charles and The Munsick Boys will join Munsick on Friday, June 7. William Clark Green and Tyler Halverson will join him on Saturday, June 8. 

When: 7pm both nights on June 7-8, 2024

Where: Deadwood Mountain Grand

Cost: Tickets start at $39 on June 7 or $51 on June 8, available at https://www.ticketmaster.com/search?q=ian%20munsick%20deadwood  

Wild Bill Days 

What: A city-wide celebration in honor of one of Deadwood’s most famous historic residents: Wild Bill Hickok. There will be free concerts from country music stars Aaron Tippin and Pam Tillis, along with a National Dock Dogs Competition, classic car auction, and demonstrations on gold panning/sluicing from the Northern Hills Prospectors. Visit www.deadwood.com/event/wild-bill-days/ for a full schedule of events. 

When: June 13-15, 2024

Where: Outlaw Square and Deadwood Main Street

Cost: Free

Mickelson Trail Summer Trek

What: A three-day bicycle ride on the George S. Mickelson Trail, covering nearly all of the 109-mile trail that traverses across the Black Hills from Edgemont to Deadwood. Helmets are required.

When: June 21-24, 2024

Where: Check in on the first day at the Custer Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $250, available at https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/george-s--mickelson-trail/ 

Deadwood Shrine Circus

What: “The legendary three-ring spectacle” that raises money for Shriners hospitals. 

When: 2pm and 7pm on June 22, 2024

Where: Days of ‘76 Arena

Cost: $5 for children and $10 for adults, available at the door one hour before each performance

Lauren Alaina

What: Concert by country singer Lauren Alaina, whose singles include “If the World Was a Small Town”, “A Walk in the Bar”, “Road Less Traveled”, and “What Ifs” (with Kane Brown). 

When: 8pm June 27, 2024

Where: Deadwood Mountain Grand

Cost: $39 to $59, available at www.ticketmaster.com/event/1E00605BF07B4214 

Monster Trucks 

What: Two days of smashing and crashing with the Monster Truck Destruction Tour.

When: 7:30pm June 29 and 2pm June 30, 2024

Where: Days of ‘76 Arena

Cost: $15-$45, available at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/monstersofdestructiondeadwood/5743?eventidlist=1371921,1373927 

Don’t forget about our Father’s Day special, where you can get 25% off any dinner and two free drinks from 11am to 8pm on June 16, 2024, at the Horseshoe Restaurant. You can also enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner here daily, or treat yourself to a 6-ounce sirloin steak for $12.95 every Friday and Saturday. 


No matter which events you choose, we’re here at First Gold to provide food, entertainment, and a comfortable place to stay. Check out our regular games and cash giveaways, and book a room at www.firstgold.com/. We look forward to seeing you.

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