Kool Deadwood Nites 2020


Celebrating 26 years this August 2020, Kool Deadwood Nites is Deadwood’s most exciting and classic fun annual event!

Every summer, more than ten thousand car enthusiasts cruise to the Historic City of Deadwood, in the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to indulge in a 4 day trip down memory lane into Deadwood's largest annual event, Kool Deadwood Nites. Kool Deadwood Nites is a popular gathering of beautiful classic cars, custom hot rods, 50's and 60's classic concerts with of course, dancing in the streets! All in addition to Historic Deadwood favorites, the shopping, the food, the drinks, and of course, the casinos!

In 2020, Kool Deadwood Nites will be celebrating its 26th year and will continue to feature a jam-packed schedule of fun and events, just to name a few of the favorites:

A full day Poker Run Contest throughout the Black Hills, finished with a Kool and festive Awards Party at Tin Lizzie Resort & Casino.

Annual Classic Car & Memorabilia Auction at the Deadwood Mountain Grand hosted by McPherson Auction & Realty.

Free daily and nightly Concerts performed on the grand stage right on Historic Main Street featuring top-notch bands playing your favorite 50's & 60's oldies but goodies. Make sure you come bright and early, bring a chair and snag a good spot in the crowd!

The KDN Parade which brings each of the registered cars on a cruise down Main Street followed by the Show & Shine where the cars are parked and displayed along Deadwood Main Street for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Finally and certainly an event highlight, the Official KDN Awards show!

In an old, Western town like Deadwood, this is quite a sight to see!

Only in Deadwood, only in August, only during Kool Deadwood Nites can families, couples, singles, locals and tourists of all ages join in the fun, the live music, the outdoor dancing and most importantly, the cars!


August 27 - August 30, 2020 Historic Deadwood will host the 26th Annual, Kool Deadwood Nites event with Classic Car Shows & Auctions!
Join us as car lovers, for 4 days of classic cars, live oldies and classic Deadwood fun!

Register early with the Deadwood Welcome Center and show off your beautiful car with the best of them. Cars are shown as you enter Deadwood on Lower Main Street, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Call (605) 578-1876 to register

FREE Shuttles available from the Akela Spa to Deadwood, a courtesy of Kool Deadwood Nites, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Classic Car & Memorabilia Auction held at the Deadwood Mountain Grand, Friday & Saturday

Live music, dancing and entertainment Thursday, Friday & Saturday, right on Historic Main Street. Stay-tuned for the line-up of the hottest bands and headliners

Your Officially Licensed Kool Deadwood Nites apparel and memorabilia will be available throughout the event only at our exclusive locations:

    • Deadwood Welcome Center
    • Deadwood Information Center Lot
    • Deadwood Cottages - 388 Main Street
    • PatchStop Deadwood - 666 Main Street
    • Online year-round, at Kool Deadwood Nites Official Apparel Store

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