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Friday, July 26, 2024 at 1:30 pm
Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 10:00 am

Historic Days of '76 Parade

Historic Deadwood Main Street
Spectators  & Locals


  • Our historic 3 mile parade will stop traffic on Hwy 14A.

  • EXPECT DELAYS FROM APPROXIMATELY 1:00 - 3:00 pm FRI & 9:30 - 11:30 am SAT 

  • Please plan travel accordingly.

  • For the safety of our spectators, participants, and animals, NO candy or other items are allowed to be thrown during the parade. 


  • Friday, July 26, 2024 parade starts at 1:30 pm.

  • Saturday, July 27, 2024 parade starts at 10 am.


  • The parade starts at the Days of '76 Event Complex, travels up US Hwy 14A onto lower Deadwood Main St., up Main St., turns east on Pine St., then turns north on US Hwy 85 where the parade ends. Participants then get back onto Hwy 14A and follow it back to the Days of '76 Event Complex.

Parade Participants & Teamsters


  • All parade entries must contact Parade Chairman Travis Rogers by Friday, July 19, 2024 by phone or email, or by using the registration form below.

  • MANDATORY: All entries must check in at the Days of '76 Campground cabin on Wednesday, July 24 or Thursday, July 25 between 3pm & 5pm or Friday, July 26 between 9am & 11am. You will receive an official packet containing a parade entry/release form, a map of the Event Center explaining our NEW LINEUP FORMAT, and the entry number to be placed on your horse, wagon, float, etc.



  • Costuming for parade participants at the Campground cabin:

    • Friday, July 19 from 4-6 pm​

    • Wednesday, July 24 from 2:30-4:30 pm

    • Thursday, July 25 from 2:30-4:30 pm

    • Friday, July 26 from 9-11 am

  • Please return costumes with name attached on Friday after the parade or Saturday after the parade. If your costume is not returned, you will be contacted.

  • To set up a time for costume pick-up/drop-off outside of set hours, contact Jenna Smith at 605-645-8362.


  • All participants must arrive at the Days of '76 Arena one hour prior to parade start time, and at the line-up position 30 minutes prior to parade start.

  • NO candy or other items are allowed to be thrown in the parade - this will ensure  spectator, participant, and animal safety.

  • Political advertising and/or campaigning is NOT allowed as we want to preserve the Western heritage of our parade. We welcome elected officials to ride in the parade but you must provide your own source of transportation. We will announce your name and seat throughout the parade.

Parade Contact Info

PLEASE READ ABOVE INFORMATION FIRST - Most of your questions will be answered there.

TO REGISTER FOR THE PARADE: Please fill out registration form below.

If you still need assistance regarding the PARADE, please contact:

Travis Rogers                                                     

(605) 920-3966                                                 

Parade Registration

Please complete this form to register as a Participant or Teamster in the parade. Once you have filled out this online form our Parade Chairman, Travis Rogers, will contact you.

If you are a teamster, please select from below:

Thanks for your registration! Our parade chairman, Travis Rogers, will be in contact soon.

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