Open 8 AM through the Laser Light Show until September 27th! Laser Light Show Begins at 7:30 PM!

Special Events

Come Anytime or Pre-Book Your Visit:

Special Performances

Next Performance: PAMYUA - Saturday, September 19th @ 6:30 PM on the outdoor Viewing Veranda

Coming all the way from Alaska, "Inuit Soul" performing artists Pamyua will showcase Inuit culture through live music and a dance performance. Traditional melodies reinterpreted with contemporary vocalization and instrumentation make for a once in a lifetime event.

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Native Performer

Talking Circle Speaker Series

Will begin again in June of 2021

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.

Talking Circle Speaker Series

Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange

May 31st - June 6th; July 5th - July 11th; August 2nd - August 8th; September 6th - September 12th; October 4th - October 10th

Native artists showcase their artwork for sale to visitors of the Memorial. Artists will share their culture through daily one-hour workshops during each week-long event. The medium of artwork may include basket weaving, fiber weaving, ethnobotany, quill and beadwork, jewelry and silversmithing, ledger art, hide painting, leatherwork, pottery, carving, and sculpture.

Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange

Artist in Residence

May through September

Artists, musicians, writers, or culture bearers will work on their projects and goals for their art during a one-month Artist in Residence. The Artist in Residence will share their experience with the public by demonstration, discussion, workshops, lecture, or other means on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm in THE NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER® (NAECC) from May through October. Artists will also market and sell their art.

Artist in Residency Fellowship

Legends in Light® Laser Show

Nightly Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September

Legends in Light® the Crazy Horse Memorial® multimedia laser-light show is presented nightly, at dark, in season (weather permitting). The laser-light show effectively uses the Mountainside as a giant 500-foot “screen” for the spectacular display.

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Legends in Light

Night Blasts

CANCELLED - June 26th
CANCELLED - September 6th

Among the most popular events at Crazy Horse Memorial® are the two annual night blasts. The spectacular ceremonial blasts light up the Mountain with incredible fireballs and specially designed pyrotechnical features.

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Night Blast

Gift from Mother Earth Art Show

September 18 - September 20, 2020

Every year Crazy Horse Memorial® celebrates the arts and crafts that are melding Native American cultures and the New West. The Show features many various artists displaying and selling their work throughout THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®.

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Gift from Mother Earth Booth


Spring Volksmarch-First Full Weekend in June Has Been Cancelled

The Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K (6.2-mile) woodlands ramble to the world’s largest Mountain Carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota.

Special 2 Day Autumn Volksmarch - same weekend as Custer State Park’s Buffalo Round-Up in 2020

This autumn hike will be on the Saturday and Sunday of the Custer State Park’s Buffalo Round-Up.

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch in September.  Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up.

**The Autumn Volksmarch is a "GO". Registration WILL NOT begin until 8:00 am each day. Check out our Lastest News for more details.


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Volksmarch Group

Native Americans' Day

October 12, 2020

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

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Native American Day Celebration

Cultural Programs Opportunities

Native American artists, performers, and culture bearers looking for opportunities to exhibit, enhance, or share their artistic talents and cultural knowledge are invited to apply to our six exciting Cultural Programs offered through THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®.

Applications for the 2021 season will be available in October 2020.