2021 Chinook Days Schedule of Events

Kickoff Concert and Chinook Beer Release • Friday 1/14

JAS Quintet Featuring Jami Lynn • $30 Table Seat • $20 Balcony

Time: 7:30pm
Matthews Opera House
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Chinook Days Winter Carnival at Big Hill • Saturday 1/15

Celebrate Chinook Days at Big Hill from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Winter Carnival.

Activities for everyone of all ages. This is a family friendly event.

Activities include: group rides, winter games, and free equipment demos.

Bring your snowshoes, cross country skies, snow boots, fat bikes and winter gear.

Food provided by: Killians

Chinook Beers from: Crow Peak Brewery, Spearfish Brewing, Sawyer Brewing

Free Event.
Donations benefit GAS and Nordic


Killian’s Winter Luau • Sunday 1/16 • 7pm – Close

  • Live music
  • Luau food
  • Drink specials
  • Costume contest

Chinook Days Pub Crawl• Wednesday 1/19

Chinook Days Pub Crawl, Bike, walk, or drive.

Gather at Crow Peak Brewery at 5:00pm, launch at 5:30pm

Live music at Killians following the crawl

Chinook Days Snow Sculptures• Friday 1/21 • 1pm-4pm

Chinook Days Snow Sculptures at the Matthews Opera House

Event takes place throughout downtown Spearfish from 1-4pm.

This is a free event for anyone to join.

First come, first serve! Grab one of the many tables throughout downtown Spearfish on Main Street.

Judging, Prizes and Swag available!


The Big Freeze: A Winter Sports Bash! • Friday 1/21 • 5pm-10pm

The Barn at Aspen Acres in coordination with Chinook Days Presents: The Big Freeze: A Winter Sports Bash!

Admission: $10 at the door

This winter sports celebration will include:

Giveaways from:

  • Edge Sports
  • Full Send Ski
  • Rushmore Bikes
  • Mad Mountain Adventures
  • and other local businesses!

Local pop-up shops, games + giveaways, plus a silent art auction featuring all Black Hills based artists, a tap take-over by Sawyer Brewing50/50 Raffle supporting the Northern Hills Amateur Hockey Association, a Winter Film Festival featuring Patagonia Films* and an all-ages Black Light Dance Party with DJ Marek

*please bring your own seating!

Iron Creek Classic – Pond Hockey Tournament • 1/22 • 9am-3pm

Are you ready to register for the greatest pond hockey tournament in the Northern Hills? Some have called it the only pond hockey tournament in the Northern Hills… but whatever. Greatest… Only…  however you want to refer to it is ok with us…  just as long as you sign up! Prizes, Event Party, Cool Swag, and of course, the quest for the Chinook Cup. Is your team Cup-worthy? There’s only one way to find out. Sign. Up. Now.

ChinookFest – BeerFest – Saturday 1/22 3pm-6pm

Don’t miss ChinookFest BeerFest!

For $25 you can get unlimited tastings from 3:00pm-6:00pm from these awesome local breweries:

  • Breweries Include:
  • Crow Peak Brewing Co.
  • Spearfish Brewing Co.
  • Sawyer Brewing Co.
  • Lost Cabin Beer Co.
  • Cohort Craft Brewery
  • Mount Rushmore Brewing Co.
  • Jacob’s Brewhouse
  • Black Hills Brew Club
  • Hay Camp Brewery
  • Woodland Republic Brewing & Blending

Live Music:
Lucas Olsen:
6 Mile Road: 4:00-5:00pm

Bonfire Lighting Ceremony: 5:00pm

Buffalo Galaxy: following bonfire lighting


Party starts at 3:00pm! Join us at Lookout Amphitheater (Former Passion Play) parking lot.
Stick around after for the annual Chinook Days Bonfire with Buffalo Galaxy!

Buy Tickets Online: http://bit.ly/ChinookFest

Chinook Days Bonfire with Buffalo Galaxy • Saturday 1/22 • 5pm-8pm

Chinook Days Bonfire with Buffalo Galaxy

Free Event for the whole family, all ages welcome!

Location: Lookout Amphitheater (Passion Play Parking lot)

Fire lighting is at 5:00pm

Multiple local bands, with the headliner Buffalo Galaxy taking the stage at 6:00pm

Individual beer and wine sales, and food trucks.

Donations welcome – proceeds support: Spread the Tunes, Nordic Club, GAS and Chinook Days.