Black Hill Pride Festival

Black Hills Pride

Save the Date: Black Hills Center for Equality is proud to announce Saturday, July 14th 2018 as the date for Black Hills Pride 2018!

What: Black Hills Pride 2018

Where: Memorial Park (by the Rushmore Civic Center)

Festival Date: Saturday, July 14 2018

Festival Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

From starting quietly in the 1980’s we now anticipate 2000+ attendees and their pets to shop, eat, be entertained at our fun-filled 7th annual Pride festival. This is BCHFE’s biggest event of the year bringing the LGBT community and its allies together in celebration.


Black Hills Pride Committee 2018:


Are you interested in making Black Hills Pride 2018 the best Pride yet? If so, we want YOU to be on our Pride planning committee. The Black Hills Pride 2018 planning kick-off meeting will be Friday, November 10th at 8 p.m. at the Dahl Arts Center. If you cannot make this meeting but are interested in joining the Black Hills Pride planning committee please email Vice President Sarah Keppen at



Rapid City Visitor Information:

We recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Rapid City Rushmore Plaza hotel 505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD 57701. They are a Black Hills Pride 2018 sponsor and the location of the official Black Hills Pride after party. They have a block of rooms saved for a special room rate from Thursday July 12th – Saturday July 14th. Call  (605) 348-4000 and ask for the ‘Black Hills Pride 2018’ rate.



We are now accepting vendor applications to be a vendor at Black Hills Pride 2018. Please see the below vendor form. Vendors that fill out an application and submit their vendor application fee by March 1st, 2018 will be eligible for an early-bird vendor discount. Don’t wait, submit your application today to secure a vendor space at Black Hills Pride 2018. We appreciate the support of returning and new vendors!

 BH Pride 2018 – Early Bird Vendor Application



Dear Interested Performer:

The Black Hills Center for Equality (BHCFE) thanks you for your interest in a performer spot at our 7th annual Black Hills Pride Festival taking place at Memorial in Rapid City, SD on Saturday, July 14th 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are also accepting entertainers for our official Black Hills Pride after party Saturday, July 14th from 8:00 p.m. – 12 midnight, our Black Hills Pride social on Friday, July 13th, and a Youth Pride event on Sunday July 15th. We now anticipate 2200+ attendees and their pets to shop, eat, be entertained and informed at our fun-filled annual Pride. This is our biggest event of the year bringing the LGBT community and its allies together in celebration.

If you wish to apply for a performer spot Black Hills Pride 2018, please fill out the performer application form below and return it to BHCFE no later than Friday, March 9th 2018. We will review all applications but filling out an application is not a guarantee of a performer spot. If you have any questions please email the BH Pride Entertainment Committee Chair Ingrid Lane .

Application Deadline: Friday, March 9th 2018


Black Hills Pride 2018 Festival Performer Application




Volunteer information coming soon. In the meantime fill out the volunteer application below if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Application



We will need volunteers to help with the following areas:

– General Help

– Set Up

– Vendor/Volunteer Check- in

– Tear Down and Clean up

– The official Pride store

– PRIDE After Party Set Up and Tear Down

– Marketing (in advance)

– Other duties as needed



If you have any questions regarding Black Hills Pride 2018 shoot us an email at We would be happy to answer any questions you have!


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