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Daily Native American Performances at Crazy Horse Memorial


May 29, 2021  - September 30, 2021   

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Native American stories, music, dance and more are featured on the outdoor Veranda daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Legends In Light at Crazy Horse Memorial


June 1, 2021  - September 6, 2021   

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“Legends in Light” the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, from Memorial Day weekend through September 6th. The laser-light show effectively turns the mountainside into a giant 500-foot “screen” for the spectacular display.

“This is laser-light storytelling to illuminate our cultural diversity, celebrate our similarities and encourage better understanding and harmony among races and nations,” said Ruth Ziolkowski,(1926-2014) wife of late sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982).

The Memorial honors Native Americans, and “Legends in Light” dramatizes the story of the rich heritage, living cultures and contributions by Native Americans to our society. The show features colorful animations, sound effects and laser beams choreographed to music.  (weather permitting-after dark)

Fri, May 28th – Fri, Jun 11th 9:30 p.m.
Sat, Jun 12th – Fri, Jul 9th 10:00 p.m.
Sat, Jul 10th – Fri, Aug 6th 9:30 p.m.
Sat, Aug 7th – Fri, Aug 13th 9:00 p.m.
Sat, Aug 14th – Mon, Sep 6th 8:30 p.m.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Mickelson Trail Summer Trek 2021


June 15, 2021  - June 17, 2021   

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Enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills and travel through scenic valleys, old railroad tunnels and historic mining towns during this weekday, 3-day ride which covers the entire 109-mile trail.
Registration before April 11, 2021
includes merchandise - $200
Registration after April 11, 2021
without merchandise - $200
Registration closes on May 1, 2021
Registration fee includes:
- annual trail pass
- shuttle service
- merchandise
- 6 snacks
- 3 meals
More Information: www.MickelsonTrail.com
To Register: https://bit.ly/3oQTUCx 

Event Location:

Mickelson Trail

Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial


June 17, 2021    

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Native artists, performers, and culture bearers share their knowledge and skill with visitors to the Memorial by offering a presentation about current cultural issues, traditions, and living heritage of North American Indians.  These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Gift From Mother Earth Art Show


June 18, 2021  - June 20, 2021   

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CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL® CELEBRATES THE ARTS AND CRAFTS THAT ARE MELDING NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES AND THE NEW WEST.

During the three-day “Gift from Mother Earth Art Show.” Exhibitors, the makers of custom-made clothing, jewelry and other items for sale, fill much of the visitor complex. The booths open at 8 a.m. all three days.

Awards are given in several art categories. Visitors also enjoy American Indian performers.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Sculpture in the HillsĀ Art Show & Sale


June 19, 2021  - June 20, 2021   

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June 19 & 20, 2021

Located between two of the world’s largest and most famous sculptures, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, Hill City is the logical spot for the Sculpture in the Hills Art Show & Sale. The show is juried, which means that quality for buyers is guaranteed. Sculpture in the Hills also is intimate, with a maximum of 25 artists per year, showing together under one tent just off Main Street—between the famous Alpine Inn and Granite Sports.

Free to the public on Saturday and Sunday- it’s your chance to meet and talk with the artists, see world-class sculpture, and have a great time!

Event Location:

Downtown Hill City

Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial


June 24, 2021    

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Native artists, performers, and culture bearers share their knowledge and skill with visitors to the Memorial by offering a presentation about current cultural issues, traditions, and living heritage of North American Indians.  These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Mount Rushmore Rodeo #2-Mount Rushmore at Palmer Gulch KOA


June 26, 2021    

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The hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action will echo around Palmer Gulch this season as rodeos kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch. Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Location:

Mount Rushmore at Palmer Gulch KOA

Tribute Day, Crazy Horse Memorial


June 26, 2021    

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In lieu of the annual pyrotechnics of the Night Blast on the Mountain event, this year Crazy Horse Memorial will instead feature a special tribute day on Saturday, June 26th - please join us as we pay tribute to not only you, our supporters but also as we celebrate the birthday of founder Ruth Ziolkowski and remember the June 25th, 1876 anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

The day will feature special museum tours and craft activities, in addition to the following programming:


11:30am/1:30pm/4:30pm - Champion hoop dancers N8TIVE
6:30pm - Team BearsHeart PowWow dancers
8:00pm - the Wake Singers
9:30pm - Veterans Tribute Program
10:00pm - (appx) Legends in Light® Laser Light show at dark followed immediately by cake served for all in Laughing Water Restaurant®


For more information, please visit www.crazyhorse.org or contact Amanda Allcock by phone at 605-673-4681 or by email at Amanda.Allcock@crazyhorse.org.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Talking Circle Speaker at Crazy Horse Memorial


July 1, 2021    

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Native artists, performers, and culture bearers share their knowledge and skill with visitors to the Memorial by offering a presentation about current cultural issues, traditions, and living heritage of North American Indians.  These talks are held on Thursday evenings.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial
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