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Special Events

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Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company to perform January 29, 2022 At 4:00 pm. Click to learn more.

Woodland Sky Dance

November is Native American Heritage Month

Since 1990, November has been recognized as National Native American Heritage month to honor Native American and Alaska Native Indigenous peoples, the original inhabitants of what is now the United States.

The month is a time to celebrate the rich culture, traditions, past and present histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is a time to educate the public about Native Nations, and raise awareness about the challenges Indigenous people have faced historically and in the present.

The mission of Crazy Horse Memorial® is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indigenous peoples. We do so everyday through the three-pronged parts of our mission: the Mountain Carving, The Indian Museum of North America® and The Indian Unviersity of North America®.  Learn more about our mission.

2020 Starr Chief Eagle Dancer

Cultural Programs Opportunities

The 2022 application process for Native American artists, performers, and culture bearers looking for opportunities to exhibit, enhance, or share their artistic talents and cultural knowledge is now open. The application deadline is January 21, 2022. Please email for any further assistance.

Upcoming Special Performances

Special Performances


Daily Cultural Performances

Daily Performances will begin in 2022.

Experience a cultural performance on our veranda. Performance will be moved to the covered porch area if weather is a concern.

2020 Starr Dancer Web

Mahkoche Kin: The Land

Every Fourth Friday: 2022 Schedule To Be Announced

Hosted by our Museum Team and lead by culture bearer, artist, performer, and Oglala Lakota College Faculty Member, Darrell Red Cloud, the program will teach visitors about the history and the importance of this land we call the Black Hills.

Attendees will have the chance to get “just a little off the beaten path,” see the Crazy Horse Memorial® through a Native perspective, and leave enriched by the cultural knowledge of this land held by the Lakota people.

This program consists of a short and easy to moderate One Hour outdoor walk, with three ‘stops’ or stations along the route for educational presentations and immersive activities lead by Darrell Red Cloud and Museum Staff. This program is outdoors, and while it is on rough terrain is not a traditional hike, but will consist of some mildly strenuous, uneven terrain path.

Sign-ups for these programs will happen the DAY OF each program so be sure and visit Crazy Horse Memorial® those days to take part. Spots are limited, so be sure to visit that day to get your spot.

Mahkoche Kin Walk

Talking Circle Speaker Series

Completed for the 2021 Season - 2022 Schedule To Be Announced

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

2022 Schedule to be Anncounced

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 September. Artists will also market and sell their art.

Artist in Residence for 2022 to be Announced

Artist in Residency Fellowship

Legends in Light® Laser Show

Laser Light Show will begin May 27, 2022

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

Special Days of Rememberance

  • June 26, 2022 - Special Day to Remember The Battle of the Little Big Horn and Ruth Ziolkowski

This special day commemorates the dual anniversaries of  The Battle of the Little Big Horn and the birth of Ruth Ziolkowski.

  • September 6, 2022 - Special Day to Remember the death of Crazy Horse & Korczak Ziolkowski

This special day commemorates the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

The public is encouraged to visit Crazy Horse Memorial on each Special Day for a day and night of activities.

**Laughing Water Restaurant will open at 11:00 am and will close at 4:00 pm for a private reception. The Snack Shop will open at 9:00 am and close when the Laser LIght Show starts.

Night Blast

Gift from Mother Earth Art Show

June 17 - 19, 2022

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

The Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K (6.2-mile) woodlands walk to the world’s largest Mountain Carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. June 4-5, 2022

Autumn Volksmarch - same weekend as Custer State Park’s Buffalo Round-Up

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

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch in October.  Sunday, October 2, 2022 and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. (Normally in September but the 2022 Roundup falls on September 30, 2022).


Volksmarch Group

Native Americans' Day

Monday, October 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Celebration of Native Americans' Day 2022,  we will have a program filled with song, dance, speakers, and award the Educator of the Year.  Don't miss this special day,  This day is always one to celebrate!

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Native American Day Celebration

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Art Auction - Postponed

Join us for a live and silent auction, featuring nearly 50 items from various donors and friends of the Memorial, given specifically for the purpose of fundraising.

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Art Auction Brochure