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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.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Native Americans' Day at Crazy Horse Memorial


October 11, 2021    

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South Dakota was the first state to officially celebrate Native Americans' Day on the second Monday in October annually. Elsewhere, the day is observed as Columbus Day.

The South Dakota Legislature established the Native Americans' Day holiday at the urging of Gov. George S. Mickelson. He declared 1990 as a "Year of Reconciliation" and called for the first Native Americans' Day observance to be held at Crazy Horse Memorial®, where the likeness of the Lakota leader is being carved to honor the Native Americans. (Click here to see the 1990 state statute)

At the first holiday gathering, held at Crazy Horse Memorial®, Gov. Mickelson told more than 1,200 people, "We can’t turn back the clock. We can only turn to the future together. What we can do as leaders, both Native American and white, is teach others that we can change attitudes."

The Native Americans' Day celebration at Crazy Horse includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, which honors an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the recipient’s school library or to programs of his or her choice that help students. The holiday's program also includes a public program featuring Native American singers and dancers.  A free buffalo stew lunch is available to all visitors courtesy of Korczak’s Heritage, Inc., Laughing Water Restaurant®, and Custer State Park.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day at Crazy Horse Memorial


October 20, 2021    

Visitors may walk to the tomb of sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982) to pay respect to him; his wife Ruth Ziolkowski (1926-2014); daughters Anne and Dawn; and son-in-law, James Howe-laid to rest at the family cemetery. (weather permitting).

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Hill City Girlfriends' Weekend


November 5, 2021  - November 7, 2021   

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Need a girls getaway this year?

The Eighth Annual Girlfriends' Weekend will begin on Friday, November 5th and continue into Sunday November 7th.  https://www.hillcitygirlfriends.com/specials-activities

 
Make your plans now!  Join us for a "Hot time in Hill City!"   Three days that sizzle with fashion, activities, food, fun, comedy, brunch, shopping, friendship and more!
 
In addition to casually strolling through Hill City to enjoy shopping and in-store happenings at participating businesses, you can check out your dining options, sit back and relax and enjoy the wine or beer tastings while catching up with your BFFs.
 
Stay tuned for details as we update this event here and on Facebook , or give us a call at 605 -574-2368.  See you soon!  https://www.hillcitygirlfriends.com/specials-activities

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Hill City

Hill City Olde Tyme Christmas Parade, Lane of Lights & Celebration Kick-off


November 26, 2021  - December 26, 2021   

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This free family-friendly event happens every year the day after Thanksgiving!  Enjoy shopping, specials and old-world charm in Hill City as we start the month-long festivities that comprise Hill City’s Olde Tyme Christmas! Take a ride on the 1880 Train to the North Pole and add some sparkle to your day by viewing the Trees & Trains exhibit at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum.   On Friday, November 26th, bring your loved ones to gather at the Alpine Inn at 5pm for roasted chestnuts and cider, followed by our home-town lighted parade at 6pm.  Santa and Mrs. Claus make an appearance in the parade and afterward, they take a break from toy-making duties to hand out apples to children and hear their fondest wishes for Christmas at Old World Plaza.  Take a break from the hustle-and-bustle all through December and make Hill City’s Olde Tyme Christmas part of your regular family tradition this year with us!

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