Badlands Astronomy Festival
July 5-7th- Novice and experts alike will enjoy the spectacular dark night skies of the Badlands National Park at public star parties each evening. During the day they will have a variety of family-friendly workshops and special activities.
July 24th- A variety of booths will highlight activities and research taking place in the Badlands National Park.
Winds of the Badlands
July 30th- Musician Jill Haley along with guitarist David Cullen will perform The Winds of the Badlands.
Badlands Heritage Celebration
August 17-18th- People have been in the badlands area for thousands of years. The scenic landscape of the badlands has great historical and spiritual significance to the Lakota people,and many of the park's neighbors are descendants of homesteaders.
Hoop of life with Keven Locke
August 17th- Hoop of life program incorporates Indigenous Flute music samples from the prairies and beyond, Sign language, Prayer songs in Lakota language.
August 25th- Time for birthday cake! Join the staff at Badlands National Park to celebrate the Park Services 103rd birthday.
For additional centennial events, visit the park calendar at www.nps.gov/badl or call Badlands National Park at 605-433-5361.